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Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to Tomcat Ranch's private vacation rental guest home located in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies. WE HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, with its network of trails and roads. This mountain retreat is situated on 300+ acres of private land, forested with Aspen and Ponderosa. THERE ARE PRIVATE LAKES ON THE PROPERTY. CATCH YOUR DINNER! This vast mountain retreat, shared only with the owner's home, provides guests with the ultimate in privacy. Enjoy the solitude of the many alpine trails as you hike or snowshoe past a bubbling creek. Recreate and recharge your body and soul while relaxing in a chair on the front lawn and enjoying the spectacular views of Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. Or head in to historic Buena Vista, Colorado, about 8 miles away, to visit the many galleries, shops, and restaurants the area affords. The Arkansas River is just a mile away for those looking for world-class fishing, rafting, or kayaking. The Tomcat Ranch is also central to Aspen, Vail, and Summit County, and is two hours from Denver and Colorado Springs.

The vacation home features THREE bedrooms with 2 king beds in two bedrooms and 2 twin beds in the third bedroom, a sofa-sleeper in the living room, and two twins in a basement. The house has one full and one half bathroom, a well-stocked kitchen, an adjacent dining room, and an ample yet cozy great room. The home is equiped with Satellite TV, WiFi, and a woodburning fireplace. WE ARE PET FRIENDLY, but you must receive prior approval before bringing your pet! We provide an outdoor kennel for dogs. No unattended pets are to be left in the house.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I live on the Tomcat Ranch with our three children, 3 dogs, and more cats than we can count! We agree that it's been a beautiful place to raise a family and love the connection we feel to the mountains and the wildlife. We love watching the hummingbirds swarm the feeder in the summer. The kids have grown up fishing in the lakes. We've hiked all over the property and into the mountains. We've watched herds of elk roam the ranch in the winter, with their calves. We've admired the beauty of the mountains -- from the snow-covered peaks of winter to the wildflower-filled valleys of summer. This is a beautiful spot!

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose South Central Colorado

In 1995, we visited this part of Colorado on a vacation and fell in love with the beauty of the area and the friendly people who live here. We bought a home and moved here the following year.

What makes this house unique

We love to go out for a hike around the ranch in the evening. The kids have used this as an opportunity to look for wildlife. In the summer, we'll pick wild raspberries or maybe the kids will spend some time fishing in the lakes. We've also done many, many hikes into the National Forest and up Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. It's wonderful to be able to head out our back gate and be right in the National Forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our family's first visit to Colorado and we had the BEST time. A huge part of that was Tomcat Ranch. Given the large array of accomodations to choose from, we really felt like we hit the jackpot. The property is beautiful, the views are breathtaking, and there were so many things for the boys to do. They especially had fun fishing -- all three of them caught something!
Aug 2007
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Buena Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 - 1 full and 1 half
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground
average rating of 4.897059 based on 72 reviews

amazing getaway at an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank Mike and family for their amazing kindness and hospitality. The property is so beautiful and wonderful. I actually decided to propose to my now-fiance at the cabin, it was just the perfect setting and the moment was right (I brought the ring just in case!) The cabin and location and experience will be forever a part of our hearts and memories, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to come and stay. We can happily recommend a stay to anyone who is looking to get into the mountains for a while. There are a few nice restaurants nearby in the town proper and there are plenty of gorgeous trails to hike nearby, and even a few on the property! Unfortunately we didn't do much hiking as my fiance was dealing with a knee injury, but if you can hike there's plenty to do! And we just adored Charger, the family dog who came to visit us both days at the cabin. Overall a fantastic experience that we will reflect on for the rest of our lives! Thank you Mike and family!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and property

  • 5 of 5

The six of us had a great time at the guest house and property. It's a great location just north of Buena Vista and has access to hiking/snowshoeing trails right off the back of the property. Mike is super friendly and very responsive to all questions. We hope to go back in the summertime now that we've seen it in the winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Holly were amazing hosts. Mike showed us around and was more than helpful. The land is amazing for hiking/snowshoeing. The house would be great for a small group of people and had everything we needed. It is just right outside of BV and about 25 mins from Mt. Princeton hot springs.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where'd the time go?

  • 5 of 5

Not only is their property filled with more things for you to do in one stay, but Mike and Holly are great hosts. Buena Vista is a beautiful area that also has lots to do. We most enjoyed grilling outside, hanging out by the fire pit at night, fishing and ATV riding. Well worth the price. My family and I will absolutely be coming back to visit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

House was comfortable. Excellent scenery. Owner friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Private

  • 5 of 5

Great location for those wanting to stay and relax in one place. No need to drive somewhere else to go hiking. Good for dog owners and plenty of space for families. Mike and Holly are very accommodating and security deposit refunded promptly. Would recommend this rental for all types of groups.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.3%

The property is not reserved until we receive your deposit. This rate is only good for less then 7 guests, please contact us for parties of 7 or more. The pet fee is $25 per pet per night and we require advance notice of any pets accompanying you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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