|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Open year round, Willow Creek Ranch Guest Residence LLC offers the Ranch experience with horses, hiking, major ski and snowboarding resorts within 45 minutes to 1/2 hours, Evergreen Lake with paddle boards, canoes, paddle boats, sail boats, and fishing. Fly fishing close by at Platte River...a must to experience with our local outfitter.
The calendar is only showing the '2 Bedroom Barn Loft reservations'. We also have a 1 Bedroom Barn Loft at 1,000 Sq Ft that sleeps 4 (not listed on this website but can be see on our Facebook page), and the 3 Bedroom/3Bath/3,000+ Sq Ft 'Lodge' House Sleeps 12 vrbo Listing #562357.
Campfires are set up at your schedule, and at 'no' cost to you. Hiking on the property, in the Arapaho National Forest our property backs up to, or in Evergreen's many trails are at your schedule. Evergreen also has some great biking trails.
The Rustic 2 Bedroom Barn Loft finished in 2010, boasts 1,200 plus square feet, two large bedrooms, one large bathroom, and a great room with hickory floors and cabinets, a raised slate entry, a HDTV Flat Screen, Direct TV's Premier Package, a fully equipped eat-in-kitchen with breakfast table for 6 that will extend to seat 8, lots of seating area for entertaining, wood stove, and a redwood deck with gas grill and comfortable chairs. There is now a queen sleeper sofa with a 5 inch memory foam mattress in the larger bedroom. The Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa in the great room also has the 5 inch memory foam mattress. The loft is decorated with a ranch/country rustic theme.
The ranch is also available for family and friend reunions/reunions, destination weddings/receptions/rehearsal dinners/meet and greets/other large events, etcetera. We do not book an event and vacationers at the same time unless they are in the same party as the other units. We require the Lodge and the 2 Barn Lofts to be booked for events involving up to 150 guests maximum to protect our guests' privacy. Minimum stay requirements apply per season. There is an Event Fee for use of the ranch property which is based on the number of guests invited. We will be glad to give you a quote. We supply the site, and tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, 2 porta potties, parking attendant, maintenance, garbage cans, garbage dumpster and electrical to sites. 2 white tents 22 X 32 & 10 X 30 plus 4 sails...you supply the other items required for your event.
We would love to introduce you to the ranch life, the critters who live with us on Willow Creek Ranch, and those that visit often and live just on the other side of the fence in the Arapaho National Forest. Ranch life is hard work, but fun if you love the lifestyle, and we sure do. We want our guests to have access to all the ranch property...This makes the introduction to the ranch and the critters a must. Relax on the large deck with your favorite beverage and watch the horses graze close by...Former guests and visitors to the ranch are still talking about the experience!
We will show you the hiking paths into the Arapaho National Forest. Pack a snack, some water (bottled provided), your camera, and enjoy the views. The ranch is also available for your walking and hiking pleasure. Our rural country roads are great for a walk or run.
Lease one of our horses for riding, or just for pictures ($50.00 Per Hour Per Horse or portion thereof), Tips for the wranglers are appreciated. Guides are required for trail rides (experienced riders only as they do not call this the Rocky Mtns for nothing) at no extra charge. 16 years of age and older preferred on Trail Rides...Parents take full responsibility for their children they put on a horse. Your safety is our major concern. Bring your horse if you prefer...there is free parking for your horse trailer and a fee per horse per day for boarding & hay...$20.00 Per day.
Your family and friends are more than welcome to visit you anytime during your stay at the ranch. Let us know ahead of time, and we can arrange a campfire and at no charge.
Major ski areas are within 45 minutes to an hour and half of the ranch...Copper, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Keystone, Loveland, and Vail. Entertainment, Broncos, Rockies, Elitch Six Flags, Dinner & Theater in Denver is just 30-40 minutes away in the opposite direction...The best of both worlds while staying on Willow Creek Ranch.
Willow Creek Ranch is located on the front range of the Colorado Mountains you have always wanted to see, the Denver you have always wanted to visit, and the ski resorts you have always dreamed of experiencing. The ski resorts are beautiful to visit in the summer too...Their beauty does end with the snow season...It just begins!
There is a Wal-Mart Superstore at the Evergreen Parkway Exit 252 at I-70 a King Soopers (Kroger), Safeway (Vons), and a Walgreens on Evergreen Parkway on your drive to the ranch for your shopping needs. The King Soopers and Safeway shopping centers each have a liquor store and restaurants.
A reservation is not confirmed until a full booking deposit/payment is received. The property/Lofts/Lodge comes pretty much as pictured on the website...I'm constantly redecorating...You will not be disappointed with the furnishings and decorations. This is not a hotel...you get sooooooo much more here at Willow Creek Ranch. While we certainly want you to feel at home, we know you will take are of the loft and leave it's contents in the condition you find it. As this is a working ranch and the owners live/work on the premises, we will give you as much privacy as you require. Unpredictable weather in Colorado can bring heavy snow in the early spring, fall and winter...It is highly recommended you use a 4 WD, All WD, or 4Matic vehicle while driving in the mountains and in Denver in the snow.
Be sure to ask for Jude or Andy when you call the ranch 303-670-5584. If we are not available we will return your call as soon as possible and definitely by the end of the day.
Keywords: Rustic Barn Lofts, Working Ranch, Vacation Rental, Destination Weddings for up to 150 guests, Reunions, Ski Rental, Daily Rental, Weekly Rental, Monthly Rental, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting in Area 39 Adjacent to the Ranch, Snowshoeing, Fall Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Retreat, Secluded, Close to Denver and Ski Resorts, Gambling, White Water River Rafting, Zip Lines, Gold Panning, & Hot Springs. Open Year Round. Daily/Weekly Horse Boarding.
WCR Guest Residence LLC has 40 acres that back up to the Arapaho National Forest. The towering ponderosa pines, blue spruce, and the aspens are staged below a mountain of boulders, dirt, various creatures, and their homes in the forest at 8600 feet. The stars seem to be as close as the ground you walk on. The critters are close too, but not too close. The temperature is about 10 degrees cooler in the summer than down in Denver, and in other towns along the front range. The serenity of the forest, its' critters, and the soft breeze of the evening through the evergreens will lull you to sleep like never before. We have a few horses, black angus, 3 friendly dogs, Shotgun, Jackson, & Tessa, who are family and occupy space with us here on the ranch. My lady, Jude, and I are friendly, laid back, and love our lifestyle . Though we often visit our boat docked at a marina in California, the ranch is our soul. We want to share with you the beauty and serenity of Willow Creek Ranch Guest Residence , and an experience that will bring you back again and again.
Jude Lovorn purchased this barn in 1999
WCR Guest Residence LLC, established in 2000, is a working ranch with horses, and we live on the premises. In 2010 we decided to share our beautiful ranch with the Barn Loft rentals, and added the Lodge in June, 2013. We enjoy entertaining and taking care of our guests while giving them privacy they may require. The quietness of the forest at night, and the ranch's seclusion, makes for a very restful night's sleep. The Upper Bear Creek area has some of the most beautiful mountain views in the world. As you come up Upper Bear Creek Road to the ranch, the view of Mt. Evans is breath taking. Sitting on the deck with your favorite refreshment, and enjoying the ranch with its' quiet beauty is very relaxing.
The access to Arapaho National Forest on our horses, and for a day of hiking is priceless. During the hunting season, we have the best of both worlds within a few miles, and we can stay dry and warm...Whether it's snowing or not. Having the forest critters visit us on a daily basis makes for great entertainment when family and friends visit. Taking care of the family of critters that live on the ranch is a pleasure...not a chore.
Our family had our BEST Thanksgiving yet on the ranch!! We cooked up a storm in the well appointed kitchen and saw so many wild animals. We rode horses with Andy's gentle help. Thanks to Jude and Andy we were very blessed. We will return‼️
Willow Creek Ranch is truly the best place to stay if you want to find a quiet, secluded, mountain cabin that's still close to the city. We ( my hubby & dogs) had the most fantastic stay this past Aug.2016. Loved that I could walk the dogs all over property, go visit the horses everyday, then go down to the beautiful village of Evergreen,( Keys on the Green, Muddy Bucks, Willow Creek...all great places to eat) for lunch or dinner. We also enjoyed preparing meals in the well stocked kitchen & grilling out...just perfect. The 2-bedroom "barn" was comfy(great bed!) with lots of room for us. This ranch is so centrally located for lots of activities, lakes, mountains, city of Denver, lovely Georgetown...really, we just didn't have time for everything...so, planning on coming back next summer...we love this place! Thanks Jude and Andy...wonderful owners to work with!
What a wonderful peaceful hospitable place to enjoy the rocky mountain foothills. My wife and I, four grown kids with significant others and six grand kids ages 5 - 9 had just a wonderful week at the ranch. We used the lodge and two of the lofts. All had plenty of space. Great game room on the lower level. We enjoyed exploring the area with hiking trails across the back of the property that is next to the Arapaho (sp?) National forest. Grand kids and grandma loved the horseback riding. Held a wonderful pre wedding party for my son, fiance 100 members of family and friends one night. Plenty of room. Jude and Andy the caretakers went above and beyond to help us plan for the trip, welcome us, and organize the gathering. All spaces were very clean and well stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, basic necessities so we did not have to bring a lot of extra things. Have no hesitation to recommending this property for anyone.
Willow creek ranch is the best kept secret in Evergreen. We used the ranch for our outside wedding in August 2015 of roughly 100 guests and could not have been more happy with the accomdations. We used all 4 places for some of our out of town guests and all of them raved on how beautifully decorated each place was and all of them had everything you could need or want. The ranch is beautiful and was well enjoyed by everyone. Jude and Andy could not have been more pleasant to deal with in every step along the way and made sure we had everything we needed while at the ranch. Would reccomend to anyone wanting to enjoy a true Evergreen Colorado mountain experience.
We used the Williw Creek Ranch as the site for our daughters graduation celebration from DU is April 2014. We had 12 adults in beds and several kids on the floor.
Great set up for hiking, hanging out, and any celebration you want.
Would do it again - the hosts made everything work - it was a winner.
I am the type of person who typically does not take the time to leave feedback, however this time is different because it was just that amazing! This was the most amazing place to stay. My family decided to make the Colorado softball trip a vacation as well, and we could not be happier. I have three kids ages 12 (boy), 12 (girl) and 17(girl) and I can honestly say they rate this as their number one vacation spot. My entire family wants to make this an annual vacation spot! Jude and Andy are amazing, and my kids fell in love with Shane. Shane taught them how to corral horses, brush, saddle, etc. and even ride around the absolutely beautiful property. The kids fell in love with the horses; they know each of them by name.
The distance between Denver airport, Evergreen, white water rafting, parks, Evergreen lake, downtown Evergreen and many more places was unbelievably close. We enjoyed paddle boarding on Evergreen lake, hiking on trails, ice cream in downtown Evergreen, outdoor band in Evergreen, shopping in Flat Iron, movies in Flat Iron, white water rafting in Idaho Springs, fly fishing, sightseeing, park visits and so much more. To our surprise everything was very close. In addition to all the fun activities we saw all sorts of wildlife and the Elk are AMAZING. I can’t even tell you how many we saw but they were everywhere and they are HUGE. My son even saw a fox that lives just up the hill! This vacation was different than any other vacation we have ever had. We played, we relaxed and most of all we had the time of our life and bonded as a family like we have never before. We didn’t want to leave! We will without a doubt be back! This property absolutely is a five star, and if we could rate it a ten star we would!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
$50.00 for Each Small Dog Max 2...Lg Dog Max 1 (call us). You can book online from our invoice using a debit or credit card with PayPal.com...It's easy, safe and convenient. If you do not have a PayPal account, it's free and easy to open. I can also do it for you over the phone. When booking with less than 60 days of arrival, the full amount is due. The Refundable Damage Deposit is due by personal check upon your arrival...if there are no damages, we will destroy the check. Cancellation with less than 60 days notice, we will give you the same amount of time at a future date depending on availability. Want to have a Large Events, i.e., weddings/rehearsal dinners/family reunions ask Jude and she will be glad to give you details and a written quote.
Willow Creek Ranch offers Horseback Riding and Hiking on Property and into the Araphaho National Forest. Entertainment and dining at Little Bear's Restaurant with the occasional 'hot' recording artist jamming with the group. Great Dining, Shopping and Antiquing are 10-12 minutes away in Evergreen. Tallgrass Spa less than 5 minutes away. Wulf & Buchanan Park Recreation Centers in Evergreen offer different amenities for your exercise and entertainment. Evergreen Lake House offers a great hiking trail around the lake, paddle boats, canoes, fishing, entertainment, winter festivals, ice skating, and beautiful wedding facilities. Next door to Evergreen Lake is Evergreen Golf Course and Keys on the Green Restaurant open to
the public. Willow Creek Restaurant and Bar across the street has a beautiful view of Evergreen Lake. Denver Rockies, Broncos, Elitchs six Flags, Dining and Shopping is only 30 minutes away. Skiing at Vail, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Loveland, Arapaho, A Basin, Copper and Keystone is within an hour to one and half hours of the ranch. Echo Mountain is fun skiing and only 12-15 minutes away. You have never experienced a concert until you have attended one at Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater in Morrison just 11 miles from Evergreen...they show movies in the summer too!