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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
House was comfortable. Excellent scenery. Owner friendly and helpful.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$130 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.