120 acre ranch with the best views in southwest Colorado. quiet, Simple, comfortable ranch house, 3 bedrooms, full kitchen. The best place for relaxation, stress relief, hunting, or family time. Escape the summer heat. 1/2 hour 400 vertical feet hike out back door to 200 mi. view. 9000 acre BLM land adjoins ranch. 15 min. to Ridgeway. 4 min. to golf . 30 min to Ouray. 45 to Telluride. One of the best views in the world
Keywords: Ranch, amazing views, quiet, beautiful, serene, Ouray, ridgeway, Telluride, hunting, fly fishing, skiing, ice climbing, golf, hiking, camping, Boating, Fall colors, four corners, cool, horses, 4 wheel driving. ATV.
Wanted to share one of the most beautiful places on earth
The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1990
A long time dream of mine, to own a ranch
Slowing down. Everything you can imagine is within a 45 min drive.
One of the most beautiful, serene places I have ever been. Amazing views great, nice clean really nice ranch house, great hikes close to everything but feels like the middle of nowhere. I could just sit and enjoy the best view I have ever seen and did.
We stayed at the Live Wire Ranch during the Super Moon. What a wonderful place to see the night sky. I would love to come back for a meteor shower.
My family (5 adults) stayed there for a week. We hiked every morning and went for a day trip most afternoons. We made sure to return to the ranch for the sunset every night because the view of the Sneffels Range is sooo beautiful, especially at sunset.
We saw lots of wildlife. Mule Deer were in the front pasture every evening. Lots of rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels. We even saw a badger. The coyotes made a joyful sound in the evenings. Hummingbirds zipped around the house and filled the forests out back. There were 45 cows grazing in the pasture.
The ranch house was simple, but roomy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and had an excellent blender. We cooked most of our meals here and only missed a potato peeler and a cheese grater (you can fit these in your suitcase). The surrounding communities have excellent farmer's markets, so we made good use of those. The corn and peaches were coming in when we were there as well as lots of other fruits and vegetables.
The property has old ranch equipment, a fallen down barn and an old decrepit ranch house. Great subjects for photography or paintings. I did plein air painting while I was there and am now painting from my photographs.
Our day trips included riding the Gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride and back Eating lunch at Oak in Telluride..BBQ, beer and wonderful fried okra, The Hot Springs pool in Ouray, The Western Hotel in Ouray for trout dinner, Driving over the Red Mountain Pass, Brunch at Kate's in Ridgway (Our favorite place to eat...everything was wonderful, but the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries and a side of bacon were to die for.)Ice Cream and an Art Festival in Ridgway. The Dennis Weaver Memorial north of Ridgway is also worth seeing. The Lake Ridway State Park is nearby also for hiking, boating or swimming. My 84 year old Mother was with us. She gets around with the help of a walker and she was able to enjoy all of these activities, except the hikes.
The owner of the Live Wire is very responsive and we got our deposit returned with no hitches. We highly recommend staying here and hope to come back some time.
Cute house. Lots of sleeping areas. Stunning views and centrally located among Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride and Montrose. Owner is very nice and responds to emails quickly. Our kids played outside in the woods behind the house all day every day as long as we were there. Hiking right out the back door and woods to roam in out the back as well. This was our 2nd time to visit and will certainly return.
We very much enjoyed staying at your cabin. The views were beautiful. It was so peaceful, we did not want to leave! Loved it!
This place is great for families. We traveled with another family and this rental accommodated 9 people very comfortably. The views are stunning and we were able to hike around the property. I plan on returning without hesitation next time we are in the area. The owner is very nice and responds to emails quickly.
The ranch was easy to find, following the owner's directions. As we drove up the long driveway, bluebirds flew from post to post, getting closer to the house as we got closer! The house was just as pictured with wonderful views out the many windows facing the Sneffels Range. A large wrap-around deck was great for taking photographs and just watching the birds. We had our two Terrier-mix dogs with us and they loved running around on the property, chasing after chipmunks and rabbits that were too smart for them! We brought tie-outs for them, but didn't use them a single time... we were so far from the road that we had no worries about the dogs getting to it.
The ranch felt like home as soon as we got there. Everything you need is already there!! Lots of property to explore; old farm implements as well as old outbuildings! If you're looking for isolation, you've got it there!! Just 7 miles off Hwy 550 between Montrose and Ridgway. Plenty of places surrounding us for our 4WD adventures and just nice drives for beautiful scenery! Close enough to Montrose for grocery shopping; to Ridgway for some great meals; Ouray for the Hot Springs and shopping and Hwy 550 south of Ouray and into Silverton for the most beautiful, scenic drive in the country!!
The ranch was large enough to easily sleep at least 8-10 people and would be great for a family vacation or even multiple families (although for us it was just the 2 of us and the dogs)!! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to go somewhere and 'take it easy' for a week or two!!! We definitely plan on coming back!! Thank you, James, for the opportunity to stay in this wonderful home!!