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Royal Gorge River Ranch ~ Rafting, Zip Line Tours, Skiing, ATV & More

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Sleeps 16 in beds.

Welcome to the Royal Gorge River Ranch. Luxury accommodations on the river banks of the Arkansas River, America's most popular white water rafting destination! Just one hour from Ski Monarch!

Enjoy a relaxing stay with us at the Royal Gorge River Ranch. A stay with us also includes access to world famous white water rafting trips with Colorado's finest rafting outfitter in our region - Royal Gorge Rafting & our top rated tour with Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. There are many activities to choose in our region which makes it easy to spend multiple days immersed in adventure as well as finding time to relax. Raft, Zip, hike, bike, ATV, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding or just relaxing and enjoying in the Colorado way of life.

If we're booked. Call we can still help out!: We offer the most affordable luxury accommodations in the Canon City, Colorado / Colorado Springs region at the very best value. Staying at a hotel, motel, campground or bed and breakfast is fine but none offer the location or relaxing atmosphere found at the Royal Gorge River Ranch. Consider the benefits of staying away from the 'hustle and bustle' and enjoying a relaxing vacation instead.

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Cañon City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Jetted tubs in bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Bed: Custom wood frame beds. Queen Bed: Custom wood frame beds. Double Bed: Custom wood frame beds. Twin/Single Bed: Custom wood frame beds. Bunk Bed: Custom wood frame beds. Convertible Bed: Leather Pull Out
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 25 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
A Turn Key Vacation Rental. Welcome Home! Area Activities: Contact us to arrange White Water Rafting Adventures with Royal Gorge Rafting, New in 2011, Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours! ATV tours, Biking, Heli Tours, Horseback Tours, Classic Colorado Skiing, Word Class Golf course! Tickets to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park and The Royal Gorge Route Railway. If you have a larger group the River Ranch can be rented in conjunction with the Royal Gorge River Ranch & Parkdale Ranch & Valley Ranch. See the websites for more area information.


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Royal Gorge River Ranch ~ Rafting, Zip Line Tours, Skiing, ATV & More
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Huge open floor plan, beautiful wrap around deck plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house was awesome, we were shown around the property and it couldn't have been a better fit for us

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing , beautiful home with everything you need. Great location and nice people.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had so much fun. There is something for everyone, if you want to stay super busy with activities or just relax in a beautiful setting

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

Great location, took advantage of RG rafting and zipping discount having rented the property. 1000s of stars while in the hot tub at night and we enjoyed the fire pit several nights. Nice porch with a lot of seating outside to enjoy the scenery. Really nice kitchen and plenty of dining space for 16 people inside. Beds were all very comfortable, baths were perfect for our 3 families. Very close to Royal Gorge. All of the people we interfaced with at check-in, restaurant, rafting and zip lining were very friendly.

I have to share the not so good from my perspective. The ice maker didn't work and we were offered to get ice from the restaurant at any time, which we did. There is no closet or dresser in the master bedroom. We used the bunk beds in the room adjacent to the master bath to lay our clothes on. On the VRBO site it list ping pong, foosball and a walkway to the water. There are none of those. The walkway to the river is gated off. The VRBO site says: enjoy the Arkansas River all from our private beach which is literally right outside your door! You can see it, but to access the beach you drive across Highway 50. It's a great place to stay, I say these things just to let you know how it really is.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review! We will update our listing as the foosball table has been destroyed along with the ping pong and the river does have a gate to discourage people from crossing the tracks. Although we do have another beach caddy corner from the house which has a beautiful sandy beach and is accessible. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! James Whiteside - Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours
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  • 5 of 5

This house is great. Beautiful decor and spacious rooms. But we spent very little time inside as we enjoyed the large wrap around porch, outdoor hot tub, patio area and hiking around the property. Our group of 25 had a wonderful time while staying here for a whitewater rafting trip. It was great fun to raft by our home away from home while on the all day Royal Gorge rafting trip. The location was very convenient to Canon City. The owner was very accommodating. We found it very hard to leave. Highly recommended. Note: Definitely take the Skyline Drive road off of highway 50 just west of Canon City for a neat little drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review of our River Ranch Vacation Rental! Thank you! Royal Gorge Rafting -
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Property Manager

James Whiteside
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Capable Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Colorado Springs or Denver
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Whitewater Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Four Mile
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Royal Gorge Route Railway
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Colorado Scenic Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Whitewater Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Monarch Mountain, Colorado's best kept secret!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
River front property available
Car: not necessary

1hr from Colorado Springs, 2 hrs from Denver, World Class rafting out your front door! 1hr to Skiing!

Other Activities: Kayaking, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, rock climbing

Golf: Four Mile Ranch Golf Club was originally a 1640 acre working cattle ranch in Cañon City, Colorado. The property has been transformed into a development where a new breed of settlers can stake their claim. Award winning architect, Jim Engh shaped this land into a 7,053 yard masterpiece for golfers to enjoy. Four Mile Ranch Golf Club opened up for play in 2008 so come on out to the ranch!

Ski: Ski Monarch! Only 1 hour away. We can provide ski shuttles!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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