6 Bedroom, 3 and 1/4 Bath Log Cabin Lodge (Sleeps 14)
Jennifer & Kevin Russell
About Jennifer & Kevin Russell
We LOVE animals and love to travel. The properties we've chosen to live and vacation in are some of the unique properties we've come across in our travels. We take great pride in constant upgrades and property development to our homes and hope you enjoy them.
Jennifer & Kevin Russell purchased this Estate in 2005
Why Jennifer & Kevin Russell chose Black Hawk
Owning a mountain ranch was one of our dreams. Our top criteria for choosing this place was 1) Views 2) lots of acres and privacy 3) within an hour of the airport 4) centrally located in that it is close to those activities that everyone comes to Colorado for.
What makes this Estate unique
PRIVACY, VIEWS AND A WILDERNESS WONDERLAND! You won't want to leave. Mother nature sure puts on a show here, from the wildlife, to the trees, sunsets, weather, it's all amazing!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Yard games for the childrenYard games for the children
Pets allowed - For an additional $250 non refundable deposit.For an additional $250 non refundable deposit.
Parties/events allowed - Read end of Property Description for details.Read end of Property Description for details.
Max guests: 14 - number of guests on your inquiry is your MAXnumber of guests on your inquiry is your MAX
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Blue Sky Mountain Ranch
The perfect colorado home
Not only is this the perfect Colorado vacation home, but Jennifer and Kevin are the perfect hosts. There if you need them , but invisible if you don't. I highly recommend this property.
Wonderful place to enjoy woods and mountains. Watched a meteor shower from the hot tub. Cute little bobcat came to visit. Epic viewing of Game of Thrones in the media room. Great place to wind down and unplug. Vacation was just what we we’d hoped.
Spacious house, well supplied, beautiful vistas and plenty of room to wander around the property.
Stayed for family reunion for Thanksgiving. Remote, high (8600 ft) gorgeous vistas, well supplied kitchen. Lots of fun for outdoors oriented group- hiking, skiing 25 min away, shooting and hot tubbing. Enjoyed large theater area and could seat and serve 11 with plenty of flat wear and plates. Found host/hostess accomadating and responsive to multiple questions.
Great mountain location for weekend getaway
We had a group of 12 adults stay on this property for a three night getaway in the mountains. The lodge was beautiful and had everything that we needed. The area is perfect for hiking, and the location is ideal for a retreat to rest and relax. The communication with Kevin and Jennifer was great and they prepared us well for the stay and included a lot of details to make preparing for the trip a breeze. All of the spaces on the property to relax outside and enjoy the surrounding nature were wonderful! We will definitely plan another stay in the future.
We are conveniently located between the towns of Nederland & Black Hawk, making a visit to both places quick and easy. We are also conveniently located close to 2 highways -1 is within 2 miles (HWY 72) and the other is within 6 miles (HWY 119) making access to the ranch much easier than than most mountain properties. This makes getting to Denver, Boulder, Golden or the larger ski areas a snap.
Black Hawk's many Casinos, it's charm as an old mining town with historic appeal is a must see as is the small town of Nederland.
Nederland feels like an old village, quaint with friendly people, restaurants, a carousel, mining museum, pubs and the famous Pioneer Inn, a watering hole which has nightly entertainment 'bands' where the famous have frequented including the likes of Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Stephen Stills, Waylon Jennings and Dan Fogelberg.
Although many of our guests like to explore a day or two off ranch, most find the comfort and beauty of the Ranch itself too inviting and gorgeous to leave.
Must do's on Blue Sky Ranch include:
Gun range target practice
Cross Country Skiing
Wine/Cheese or Forestry/Fauna tours on property
Introductory classes in Tai Chi or Wing Chun
Campfire chit chat and s'mores
Not to mention a great place to bring your doggies