Open year round, Willow Creek Ranch offers the Ranch experience at a fraction of the expense of a 'Dude Ranch'. The calendar is only showing the '2 Bedroom Loft reservations'...please ask about the 1 Bedroom Loft (pictures on this listing), and the 3 Bedroom/3Bath/3,000+ Sq Ft 'Lodge' house (vrbo.com Listing #562357). You can get up, eat, and participate in feeding & cleaning up after the animals only if 'you' want to.
Campfires are set up at your schedule, and at 'no' cost to you. Hiking on the property or in the Arapaho National Forest is at your schedule. Guides are available for a small fee. Guides a must when horseback riding, but no fee.
The Rustic 2 Bedroom Barn Loft finished in 2010, boasts 1,200 plus square feet, two large bedrooms, one large bathroom, and a great room with hickory floors and cabinets, a raised slate entry, a HDTV Flat Screen, Direct TV's Premier Package, a fully equipped eat-in-kitchen with antique wagon wheel breakfast table, lots of seating area for entertaining, wood stove, and a redwood deck with grill and comfortable chairs. There is now a queen sleeper sofa with a 5 inch memory foam mattress in the larger bedroom. The Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa in the great room also has the 5 inch memory foam mattress. The loft is decorated with a ranch/country rustic theme. See rates and fees and email us for a quote.
A common 12' X 30' deck on the lower north side of the barn has a patio set, lots of room for family...Our Loft and Lodge guests can schedule it and the surrounding barn area for private cookouts, family cookouts/reunions, small weddings, rehearsal dinners allowed for paying guests (50/60 guests maximum...nominal fee for use of the ranch property), or just for relaxing with your favorite beverage, etcetera.
A Detached Unit, 1 Bedroom Loft, is available on the opposite end of barn for large groups requiring more space than just the 2 Bedroom Loft or the Lodge, or just for a couple wanting a romantic getaway. It has a great room with a beautiful queen sleeper sofa with 5 inch memory foam mattress, breakfast bar in the fully equipped kitchen, separate large bedroom with queen sleigh bed, large bathroom, and walk in closet with washer and dryer finished in 2011. The 1 Bedroom Loft has separate nightly rates of $160.00 in 2014 and $175.00 in 2015, plus taxes and fees...Email us for a quote. Additional guests are welcome at a fee...maximum 6 guests in 1 Bedroom Loft. We also have a 500 square foot Bunkhouse in the lower level of the barn that will be available soon...great for people who can't walk up the stairs.
We just added the Bunkhouse in the lower level of the Barn with 500 square feet open floor plan with bedroom, living room, and large eat in kitchen. Has frig, full size gas stove, full size washer and dryer, everything but dishwasher. Hardwood floors, tile counter tops, lots of windows with views, large deck with grill, bath with separate water closet and shower. Nightly rate at $100.00 in 2014 and $120.00 in 2015 plus taxes and fees as shown on the rate sheet. Will send pics at your request.
The Lodge (see listing #562357)with 3,000 plus sq, ft. on 3 levels, 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths is now available. Master Bedroom with King Bed...sitting area...large private bath, Loft outside Master Suite with queen sleeper sofa with 5 inch memory foam mattress, 2 Bedrooms each with a queen bed and a full bath on the main level, Great Room with Living Rm, Dining Rm and fully equipped Kitchen with breakfast bar, Wood Burning Fireplace, Large Family Room on walk-out garden level basement with queen sleeper sofa with 5 inch memory foam mattress in reading area, large flat screen TV, leather sectional, beautiful pool table, foos ball table, full bath with walk in shower, and laundry room with washer & dryer. Wrap around deck on main level and flagstone patio on lower level walk out basement. It is also decorated with the rustic theme of the lofts. This will be great for large family reunions. See listing for details and rates.
We would love to introduce you to the ranch life, the critters who live with us on Willow Creek Ranch, and those that visit often and live just on the other side of the fence in the Arapaho National Forest. Ranch life is hard work, but fun if you love the lifestyle, and we sure do. We want our guests to have access to all the ranch property...This makes the introduction to the ranch and the critters a must. Relax on the large deck with your favorite beverage and watch the horses graze close by...Former guests and visitors to the ranch are still talking about the experience!
We will show you the hiking paths into the Arapaho National Forest. Pack a snack, some water (bottled provided), your camera, and enjoy the views. The ranch is also available for your walking and hiking pleasure. Our rural country roads are great for a walk or run.
Lease one of our horses for riding/lessons, or just for pictures ($40.00 Per Hour Per Horse or portion thereof), Tips for the wranglers are appreciated. Guides are required for trail rides at no extra charge. 16 years of age and older preferred on Trail Rides...Parents take full responsibility for children on trail rides and for children 8 and under put on a horse. Your safety is our major concern. Bring your horse if you prefer...there is free parking for your horse trailer and a fee per horse per day for boarding & hay...$20.00 Per day. Waivers are required to be signed by everyone entering the ranch property.
Your family and friends are more than welcome to visit you anytime during your stay at the ranch. There is plenty of room for a family reunion on the ranch property (not in the Lodge or Lofts), a large deck on the side of the barn for cookouts, and lots of play area on our thirty five plus acres. Let us know ahead of time, and we can arrange a campfire and at no charge. Since this is a working ranch with large animals and equipment, waivers are required to be signed by everyone. There are additional fees for large parties over 30 guests and larger cleaning fees. Depending on the size of the party, you may be required to rent the Lodge and Lofts so as not to disturb the privacy and activities of other guests...nor would you want them to disturb you.
Major ski areas are within fifteen minutes to an hour and half of the ranch...Echo, Copper, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Keystone, Loveland, and Vail. Entertainment, Broncos, Rockies, Elitch Six Flags, Dinner & Theatre in Denver is just 30-40 minutes away in the opposite direction...The best of both worlds while staying on Willow Creek Ranch.
Willow Creek Ranch is located on the front range of the Colorado Mountains you have always wanted to see, the Denver you have always wanted to visit, and the ski resorts you have always dreamed of experiencing. The ski resorts are beautiful to visit in the summer too...Their beauty does end with the snow season...It just begins!
There is a Wal-Mart Superstore at the Evergreen Parkway Exit 252 at I-70 a King Soopers (Kroger), Safeway (Vons), and a Walgreens on Evergreen Parkway on your drive to the ranch for your shopping needs. The King Soopers and Safeway shopping centers each have a liquor store and restaurants.
A reservation is not confirmed until a full booking deposit/payment is received. The property/Lofts/Lodge comes pretty much as pictured on the website...I'm constantly redecorating...You will not be disappointed with the furnishings and decorations. This is not a hotel...you get sooooooo much more here at Willow Creek Ranch. While we certainly want you to feel at home, we know you will take are of the loft and leave it's contents in the condition you find it. As this is a working ranch and the owners live/work on the premises, we will give you as much privacy as you require. Unpredictable weather in Colorado can bring heavy snow in the early spring, fall and winter...It is highly recommended you use a 4 WD or All WD vehicle while driving in the mountains.
Be sure to ask for Jude or Andy when you call the ranch 303-670-5584. If we are not available we will return your call as soon as possible and definitely by the end of the day.
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