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Ross and Nancy Kirkham

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths (Sleeps 14)

End of the lane privacy with mountain views, on one of the best Quarter Horse Ranches in Western Colorado, where we raise Skipper W bred quarter horses. Pens are available, to bring your own horses to ride on Grand Mesa or just ride in our arena on your way to your next destination. Home has large kitchen and dining room with attached porch, Dish TV and wireless internet. Handicap accessible. Home has 3 bedrooms, the Master, Bluegrass room has queen bed, queen bed in the Cowboy room, single bed and single bed over double bed in the Wildlife room, just added a Sofa Sleeper on the porch with a queen bed and a queen air mattress. Plenty of room for up to 14 guests to sleep comfortably.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ross and Nancy Kirkham (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Ross and Nancy Kirkham

I guess I've been in love with the West for as long as I can remember. I grew up with stories of my Father's childhood on ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado, before tractors came to that country. My Mother's Father was a book and record collector and had a wonderful collection of Western History and Art Literature.

In the last 36 years I've worked as a Ranch Hand, Range Rider, Horse Shoer, House Carpenter, Dude Wrangler, Hunting Guide and last but not least a Camp Cook. I've been doing pencil and pen drawings for most of that time. I've also, been playing guitar and writing songs for about 25 years now, which still surprises me?

My wife, Nancy and I live on the ranch, we raise hay, Skipper W Quarter Horses and Hell once in a while!

Come and see us! Ross

Why Ross and Nancy Kirkham chose Colorado

Privacy with views of Grand Mesa, quiet and peaceful. Watch the horses graze in the pasture. Beautiful sunsets against the dobie hills.

What makes this house unique

Bring your horse and ride on Grand Mesa or ride in our arena, pens available. Great place to stay when hauling horses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Patricia and Landon,

We so enjoyed having you at the ranch and we hope you can come again next month and spend the whole week! The cards are on our website

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jun 2013
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 49 reviews

Home away from home on the Western Slope!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times now for different occasions. We have stayed both in the summer and in the winter and each time we have had a wonderful time! We love the wide open fields, horses, and dark skies with beautiful stars and bright moon.

We have had as few as two of us and as many as nine of us.

We definitely recommend that the first time you visit that you come in the daylight as it can be hard to find in the dark if you haven't been there before.

The owners are on site, available for questions, something missing from the kitchen...but never intrusive. We have even joined them for a campfire for some conversation, singing and S'mores!

The kitchen is well equipped and we love that it has 3 bathrooms. The master bathroom is equipped with facilities for those that have mobility issues. Be prepared for spotty WiFi access. The owners have tried to boost the signal but the house is in a valley and it's hard to get signal. It is a great time to be unplugged. If needed, you can get access from areas closer to the main house.

The town of Delta is about 10 minutes away with access to groceries and restaurants. Grand Junction is only about 45 minutes away if you want/need a bigger city.

We have rented houses in several states but this one is by far our favorite. We will be back as long as they will have us.

Thanks so much to Nancy and Ross for sharing their hospitality and their home!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, welcoming and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Ross and Nancy are the ultimate hosts at this beautiful vacation home. They not only opened their home but also their hearts to us. We so much appreciated the comfortable place with all the necessities of a home away from home. It was spotlessly clean and just had even more than was expected. The garage space was an extra bonus as well as the use of the laundry. We were able to enjoy days out doing activities and then return to cook a meal in the full kitchen. They shared their campfire, their ranch and their friendship. We were a group with lots of young people, and everyone had their own space and was comfortable. Nancy helped us with anything we needed, and Ross shared his many talents with us. We would highly recommend this place for a great spot to see Grand Mesa, visit the local towns, or to just get away with friends or family. We hope to return one day! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property, house, and accommodations were excellent, clean, and very adequate for our group

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this property. We stayed at the property last summer and were so impressed, we went back again this year. Our group consisted of 8 guys on an annual fly fishing trip. The accommodations were perfect for us again. The owner's greeted us and made us feel right at home and made certain we had everything we needed and were very accessible if we needed anything. The guest house had enough beds for all of us. We had access to the 2 car garage for all of our gear, which was great. The kitchen had everything we needed to facilitate cooking meals for 8 hungry guys every day. Having 3 full bathrooms was a plus and very nice for all of to use. The property and house were well maintained, clean, and absolutely perfect for our group and trip! I would absolutely recommend this property for anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful, and adequate property for a large group.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We have made it a tradition to travel to this property every spring break and we love it.

The rental is in the most amazing location, quiet, peaceful and beautiful. In addition with a drive of 15 minutes we can get up on top of Grand Mesa for the most amazing skiing ever. Then with another 30 minutes we can be down in a canyon to run in shorts. It truly is the best of all possible worlds!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Ranch

  • 5 of 5

This property was a gem of a find! The description and information on the website was very clear and was easy to find and had everything we needed and wanted. The house was very clean and inviting but also cozy and had a warm ambience to it. The owners are very friendly and provided great customer service. We plan to stay there again in the future and would recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and owners!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our three children and our parents stayed in this home during Thanksgiving 2015. Having family in Delta and Grand Junction this was the perfect location, just a 6 mile drive and you have the privacy and comfort of a nice home. The house was very clean with any accommodation you could need. As mentioned the home is all handicap accessible, which was great for my Dad who uses a cane. Nancy was so helpful and inviting. My son had misplaced his Nintendo DS and not only did Nancy find it she was quick to mail it to us. Thank you! This is definitely a place to come back to.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedaredge Applefest
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Devil's Thumb Golf Course
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
"Breathtaking views from either the Delta County side or the Montrose County side."
Sweitzer Lake State Park
Confluence Park
Bill Heddles Recreation Center
Nearest Airport
29.1 Miles
Montrose County Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.6 Miles
RJ's Steak House
Nearest Golf
7.3 Miles
Deer Creek Village Golf Course
Nearest Train
45.1 Miles
Amtrack, Grand Junction, CO
Nearest Motorway
3.33 Miles
Highway 65
Nearest Restaurant
6.6 Miles
RJ's Steak House
Nearest Ski
40.8 Miles
Powderhorn Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Enjoy the Grand Mesa, over 300 lakes for fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Grand Mesa also offers groomed cross country ski trails by the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, snow mobile trails and Powder Horn Ski Resort. The Gunnison River has 13 miles of Gold Medal Waters. Dominquez and Escalante Canyons that have Indian petroglyphs and old homesteader's cabins. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Colorado National Moument. Ouray hot springs referred to as the Switzerland of America.


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

All dogs must have prior approval from the property owner and guests must clean up after their dogs, the pet fee is $50.00 per dog. Horses must also have prior approval from the property owner. We currently do not require damage protection (we did not feel our guests should have to pay for the damage protection policy since the policy offers no refund if there are no damages). We also do not charge a damage deposit and ask that if there are any damages that the guests let us know, so we can decide how to handle them and if necessary collect the money from the guest. Cancellation 30 days prior to date of arrival, deposit less any Credit Card Transaction Fees to be refunded.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Master, handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom located off the laundry room
  • 3 full bathrooms. Master bedroom has attached handicap bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Cowboy Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Handicap Bathroom called the Bluegrass Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The Wildlife Room, stacked single over queen and single
    Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Back porch has queen bed, sofa/sleeper and queen air bed.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen in master/Bluegrass Room; Queen in Cowboy Room, Queen bed on the enclosed back porch, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin in the Wildlife room, Bunk Beds (1) Stacked twin bed in the Wildlife room, twin over the Queen bed. Queen sofa sleeper and queen air bed on porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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