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Ridgeway/Ouray Area. 120 Acre Ranch, Best Views in the State.

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

120 acre ranch with the best views in southwest Colorado. quiet, Simple, comfortable ranch house, 3 bedrooms, full kitchen. The best place for relaxation, stress relief, hunting, or family time. Escape the summer heat. 1/2 hour 400 vertical feet hike out back door to 200 mi. view. 9000 acre BLM land adjoins ranch. 15 min. to Ridgeway. 4 min. to golf . 30 min to Ouray. 45 to Telluride. One of the best views in the world

Keywords: Ranch, amazing views, quiet, beautiful, serene, Ouray, ridgeway, Telluride, hunting, fly fishing, skiing, ice climbing, golf, hiking, camping, Boating, Fall colors, four corners, cool, horses, 4 wheel driving. ATV.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About The Owner

Wanted to share one of the most beautiful places on earth

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1990

Why The Owner chose Southwestern Colorado

A long time dream of mine, to own a ranch

What makes this farmhouse unique

Slowing down. Everything you can imagine is within a 45 min drive.

Guestbook comments from the manager

One of the most beautiful, serene places I have ever been. Amazing views great, nice clean really nice ranch house, great hikes close to everything but feels like the middle of nowhere. I could just sit and enjoy the best view I have ever seen and did.
Aug 2012
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Montrose Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
120 acres, spectacular views, quiet, surrounded by 9000 acres of BLM land, get away, ride ATV,s, 20 min. hike to out back door to a 200mi. 360 degree view. Horses, Motor cycles


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Ridgeway/Ouray Area. 120 Acre Ranch, Best Views in the State.
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews
Wildwood, MO

Beautiful scenery

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My husband and I rented this cabin along with his nephew and his wife. We took the bedroom on the main floor and they took they one in the finished basement. The cabin was a bit run down. The only improvement might of been a new deck. When we got there were mouse traps were set out and mice were in them. It was pretty bad. At night time they ran around while we watched tv. Then while we tried to sleep especially the bedroom in the basement you could here scratching all night long unless you hit the wall and same for upstairs but not as quite as bad. We left early couldn't take it anymore.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry, I contacted you to see if the maids had done a good job you mentioned that there were a mouse traps out. I apologized you responded it was fine. As I explained to you we had a explosion of rodents this year due to a very wet year. We have since taken care of it, that's occasionally the issue with a ranch, in the middle of hundreds of acres. I wish you had contacted me I would have dealt with it promptly, and refunded any nights. Again I apologize as you have read not had the problem before.
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A Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Live Wire Ranch, and a ranch it was. All Good!

We knew what a "Jewel" Ridgway was. So much to do from there. A Must See area.

The town itself offers that feel of a quaint Colorado town. Locals were friendly, and the

other vacationers were Happy. A good sign! The pace of life was exactly what my husband

and I NEEDED. From the Ranch, we found ourselves waking up early to see the Awesome sunrises, and this just made for an "incredible" cup of coffee. Did not want to leave the porch. We brought one of our pups, and this ranch certainly catered to him. He's a young hurdling dog so I kept him leashed while out on our walks. Between the castle on the other side of the fence, jack rabbits, endless birds, feeding deer, and pesky chipmunks, his senses

were well worked. So were ours! One of our greatest pleasures while at the ranch, was after the peaceful sunsets, we would return to the porch to spend the twilight of our night

watching a sky filled with "The most incredible Milky Way". And we've seen some really good ones! Live Wire was everything we needed! It will feed the sole!

The owner was more than accommodating and prompt on returning info to set us up.

I believe anyone looking for relief from this worlds pressures can find it here! The bonus

is, you will walk away with so much more!

A must....Breakfast at Kate's in town, AMAZING YUMMY YUM! It's a 10

Safe Travels

Get out and Eat up life!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland village tx


  • 5 of 5

3rd time to return with family of 5. Lots of room for 3 kids inside and outside. We love the hike out the back door to national forest. Owner very friendly and responds to emails and requests very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dripping Springs, Texas USA

Peace and quiet and AMAZING VIEW !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Live Wire Ranch during the Super Moon. What a wonderful place to see the night sky. I would love to come back for a meteor shower.

Unbelievably quiet.

My family (5 adults) stayed there for a week. We hiked every morning and went for a day trip most afternoons. We made sure to return to the ranch for the sunset every night because the view of the Sneffels Range is sooo beautiful, especially at sunset.

We saw lots of wildlife. Mule Deer were in the front pasture every evening. Lots of rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels. We even saw a badger. The coyotes made a joyful sound in the evenings. Hummingbirds zipped around the house and filled the forests out back. There were 45 cows grazing in the pasture.

The ranch house was simple, but roomy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and had an excellent blender. We cooked most of our meals here and only missed a potato peeler and a cheese grater (you can fit these in your suitcase). The surrounding communities have excellent farmer's markets, so we made good use of those. The corn and peaches were coming in when we were there as well as lots of other fruits and vegetables.

The property has old ranch equipment, a fallen down barn and an old decrepit ranch house. Great subjects for photography or paintings. I did plein air painting while I was there and am now painting from my photographs.

Our day trips included riding the Gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride and back Eating lunch at Oak in Telluride..BBQ, beer and wonderful fried okra, The Hot Springs pool in Ouray, The Western Hotel in Ouray for trout dinner, Driving over the Red Mountain Pass, Brunch at Kate's in Ridgway (Our favorite place to eat...everything was wonderful, but the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries and a side of bacon were to die for.)Ice Cream and an Art Festival in Ridgway. The Dennis Weaver Memorial north of Ridgway is also worth seeing. The Lake Ridway State Park is nearby also for hiking, boating or swimming. My 84 year old Mother was with us. She gets around with the help of a walker and she was able to enjoy all of these activities, except the hikes.

The owner of the Live Wire is very responsive and we got our deposit returned with no hitches. We highly recommend staying here and hope to come back some time.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Cute house. Lots of sleeping areas. Stunning views and centrally located among Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride and Montrose. Owner is very nice and responds to emails quickly. Our kids played outside in the woods behind the house all day every day as long as we were there. Hiking right out the back door and woods to roam in out the back as well. This was our 2nd time to visit and will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at your cabin. The views were beautiful. It was so peaceful, we did not want to leave! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Ridgeway Damn

Ouray area has the best 4 wheel driving in the country., 9000 acres of BLM land out back door.


Rates & Availability

Montrose Farmhouse Rental Rates


  • 200/nt 1250/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $200 per night.
  • $1250 per week 7 night free.
  • four day min.
  • 200 non refundable cleaning fee
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