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Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Buena Vista House Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 61 reviews

Awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us. It was private, quiet and the views were unbelievable! Great location! We brought our OHV's and one day we left directly from the house to the national forest (Mike can show you where to go). On another day we rode the "The Four Mile" area which are the mountains that you see across the highway from this home, this was our favorite ride! We also rode up to the Tincup Pass and the Hancock Pass (access is around old mining town of St. Elmo). This was our favorite Colorado trip so far! Thanks Mike and Holly!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time spent on a perfect property.

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place. We only spent 1 night as we were passing through Buena Vista, but it was fantastic. We fished all the ponds, caught and released 18 trout in about 2 hours. Mike and Holly were great hosts, who took the time to greet us,and then show us around the property. Exceptional location if you love what Colorado offers, so private and beautiful.We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accommodations and exceptional views

  • 3 of 5

Housing accommodations were very nice although we didn't use the sleeping facilities in the basement as it smelled too musty - the girls slept on air mattresses in the living room. The view and quiet we're exceptional! Our only disappointment was the distance we had to travel to take in things we wanted to do. Thank you for your hospitality.

Butch & Cathy Drew

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, Peaceful, Beautiful Views, Spacious, Comfortable, Beautiful Kitchen Dining room.

See the 14,000 Foot peaks to the west, and the Arkansas Canyon on this beautiful cliff overlooking house.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Mike and Holly for being so accommodating and showing such wonderful hospitality while we stayed at their beautiful home. Our daughter and pets enjoyed being nestled in the beautiful mountains and fishing with us and my husband was thrilled with how many fish he caught in one of their beautiful ponds. This will be a regular home for us to stay while in Buena Vista, thank you again for a perfect experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomcat Ranch an Awesome Place to Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this home for our Spring Break vacation and it was perfect. The homeowners Mike & Holly were great!! They were gracious enough to give us a tour of the property and point out some local must see scenery. The snow covered property was beautiful and stunning. It was spacious enough to comfortably accommodate our 4 adults and 4 children. The fully functional kitchen was fantastic and the washer/dryer made pre-packing so much easier since we knew we'd be able to just toss in a quick wash each night to keep up with our house full of dirty laundry. The outdoor fire ring and charcoal grill allowed us to gather round, keep warm and enjoy the outdoors while grilling dinner several nights. While we came to enjoy the outdoors, our little ones were very happy to be able to enjoy a movie or two inside in the warm house. The house was clean, they provided adequate towels for 8 people, and having 1 1/2 bathrooms was a major plus. Monarch Mountain Ski Resort was only about a short 35 minute drive away. Jan's Restaurant in Buena Vista had great breakfast, with such huge servings you could actually share a meal! We will definitely be back to Tomcat Ranch and would recommend it to all our friends & family! Thank you Mike & Holly for an awesome vacation stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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 $15 per night, please contact us if you have more then one pet, damage deposit increases to $350 if you bring your pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Buena Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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