Nederland Estate Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedroom & 3 and a 1/4 Bath Lodge (Sleeps 13)
A place so picturesque....The Weather Channel's 'Freaks of Nature' The Human Eclipse was filmed here. Blue Sky Ranch was the backdrop for the 2nd half of the show.
Imagine arriving to a private mountain vacation home estate thru a long and winding quarter mile driveway ending at a large log cabin lodge atop a mountain that overlooks The Great Rocky Mountain Chain.....no peek-a-boo views here! Full ON mountain range views from almost every window of the home and a thriving, diverse natural forest to explore.
One of the very few properties in the state you need NOT leave the property to enjoy your vacation! Great spot for extended family, corporate retreats, intimate weddings or reunions as Blue Sky Ranch is within an hour of Denver International Airport.
The quickest way to unplug and enjoy nature and no crowds!
No more 3 hour trips up Interstate 70 in traffic to enjoy a ski or summer vacation, or the wilderness! You can enjoy it right here!
120 acres of pure mountain bliss and wilderness with on site check-in and caretaker to point out areas of interest. Take advantage of miles of hiking & biking immediately outside the door with a seasonal stream bed, hills, valleys, large rock outcrops, a diverse forest and flowery meadows. It will take you a week to explore this property. And if you stay longer, the Ranch adjoins national forest on it's entire Northern border, so you can enjoy even more exploring!
Blue Sky Ranch is so exclusive & private, you will feel like you are the only humans on the planet and in one of the most serene and nature inspired settings most never see, totally lacking in any sense of development nearby. On the other hand, you are in very close proximity to all the things one expects to do in Colorado.
On property there's:
Miles of hiking & challenging biking
Roasting marshmallows by campfire
ATVing or 4 wheeling (seasonally)
Archery/Target Range/Skeet Shooting
Viewing Wildlife & Birdwatching
Camping or Glamping
And near to the property, you can also go:
Fishing (within a mile)
Horseback Riding (5 miles)
Alpine Skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort (11 miles)
Gambling at the nearby 38 casinos of Black Hawk (18 miles)
White Water Rafting (seasonally 30 miles)
Kayaking/Tubing (seasonally 22 miles)
Ride the carousel or visit a mining museum in nearby Nederland 7 miles away.
Tour a real Gold Mine in Idaho Springs or stroll Pearl Street in Boulder both within 20 to 30 miles away!
ABOUT THE HOME: The master bedroom boasts a whole wing of the home which spans TWO levels, a 2 person hot tub with flat screen TV, king sized wine barrel stave bed with top of the line Tempurpedic mattress, walk-in closet, in suite master bath, and a giant wall of windows allowing you to wake up to the most incredible mountain views.
Aside from a gorgeous master, there are 5 other cozy guest rooms.
Guest Room 2- Queen
Guest Room 3- Queen
Guest Room 4- Queen
Guest Room 5- Bunk Room Loft, 3 twins
Guest Room 6- 2 twin beds
Finally, we have a Pak n Play that can be set up in any one of the rooms for infants/toddlers. We also have a high chair.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, butcher block counter tops matching the theme of a lodge in the wilderness and it's fully equipped with top of the line flat ware, place settings, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, double sinks, and all the implements to cook a gourmet meal. An additional walk-in pantry houses anything else you may need including barbeque implements, outdoor dishware, spices, cookbooks, etc.
The dining area inside has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The dining deck outside with BBQ featuring the GREEN EGG, has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The picnic table on the flagstone patio easily seats 12.
An accommodating study includes a printer/scanner/copier and phone, free local and long distance calling. International calls however will be billed to the credit card you have on file with us. Wifi is also available throughout the home. Just bring the laptop or iPad!
The bottom floor features a wet bar with mini fridge, theater with 65 inch Flat screen LED Smart TV, remote controlled automatic black out shades, dvd library, cd library, Wii Gaming console with games, and surround sound. Entertainment system plays music all over the house including outside on our entertainment decks.
Outside and to the right of the master bedroom wing, there is a 6 seat hot tub with redwood sundeck featuring comfortable chaise lounges, benches, garden seating, a hammock and a natural stone fire pit. You'll also find two Air Chairs that you can lightly swing in under the deck in the shade and out of the weather which are great for sipping wine, hot chocolate or a beer while taking in the sunset amongst a fantastic view of Jaymes Peak.
Not to be missed for your lunch gatherings is a scenic flagstone patio, with a very large Flintstone picnic table which can seat up to 12 overlooking the forest and Jaymes Peak.
Keywords: 5 star rustic luxury, private, secluded and exclusive Log Cabin Estate on 120 acre forested mountain ranch. Glamping on Steroids! Rocky Mountains Views, Creek, Natural Forest, Gambling, White water rafting, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, down hill or cross country skiing and target practice, close to airport. Pet friendly. RV hook ups-additional charge. Great for small corporate retreats, weddings, reunions, family get togethers, or day events that number less than 30 people.
Amenities available at additional charges (please ask):
Forestry, Flora and Fauna, Animal Tracks and Habitat Walking Tours are available at $15 per person - 1-2 hours in duration
Wine and Cheese Sunset Hikes to key overlooks on property are at $30 per person - 1 to 3 hours in duration
ATV guided tours are at $75 per person/per ATV - 1 hour in duration
Massage Therapist comes to the Ranch by appointment (table already on property) at $185 per hour.
Tai Chi or Wing Chun lessons at $75 for 1 hour session
Daily Light Housekeeping at $50 per day
Food Shopping service-stocked prior to check-in. $100 trip/stocking fee plus your grocery bill. 24-48 hours notice required.
Email us for Personal Chef and/or catering rates. Be ready with number of people and types of dishes you are interested in.
Non guided ATV's on property are at an additional fee $200 per ATV/Per Day and require advance notice prior to arrival. (feel free to bring your own too!)
If you are planning any type of event or party in the home or on property, you'll need to disclose that so that we may quote you accordingly.
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Events Allowed
- alternative lifestyle
- limited accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Jennifer & Kevin Russell
We LOVE dogs and love to travel. The properties we've chosen to live and vacation in are some of the unique properties we've come across in our travels. We take great pride in constant upgrades and property development to our homes and hope you enjoy them.
Jennifer & Kevin Russell purchased this estate in 2005
Why Jennifer & Kevin Russell chose Nederland
Owning a mountain ranch was one of our dreams. Our top criteria for choosing this place was 1) Views 2) lots of acres and privacy 3) within an hour of the airport 4) centrally located
What makes this estate unique
PRIVACY, VIEWS AND A WILDERNESS WONDERLAND!
You won't want to leave. Mother nature sure puts on a show here, from the wildlife, to the trees, sunsets, weather, it's all amazing!