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Ross and Nancy Kirkham

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)
Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch
average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews
Washington State

Quiet, relaxing place to stay...Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable to stay in and the surroundings are peaceful and relaxing. We appreciate the hospitality of the hosts. Nancy came by soon after we arrived to make sure we were settled and to answer any questions we had. Sadly, we were only able to stay one night and had to leave early the next morning. It would have been nice to be able to spend a few days there. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our Stay at this Peaceful Ranch House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 children stayed at the ranch in August, 2016 for 3 nights. We used it as a home base for a family reunion taking place in Cedaredge. The drive to Cedaredge was easy, and the Ranch was conveniently located to several of the attractions we visited including the Black Canyon, the Grand Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and even Ouray was not a bad drive.

The house has plenty of room - there are 3 bedrooms plus a large back room which could also be used as a large 4th bedroom. As an added bonus, there are 3 full bathrooms. It was very cool to wake up and watch horses grazing in the fields in front and behind the house and sometimes a visit from Badger (a very ranch friendly dog). Each of our three kids wanted to stay... and it is hard to get them to agree on much! I would note we did not have good cell phone or internet service. It actually turned out to be a very nice break from our typically hectic / internet-heavy lifestyle.

Nancy is an excellent host. Given our schedule, we did not have a chance to meet her in person at the beginning of our trip, but she reached out to me to make sure we had everything we needed. Later, we were able to meet and discuss the area. Her hospitality was another added bonus. I hope we are able to make a return visit soon and plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

Central to Black Canyon, Colorado National Monument, and Grand Mesa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed having our family all together in the Kirkham ranch home. We were so comfortable in this clean, well equipped, art filled and spacious home. The ranch is beautiful. Ross and Nancy (and Badger) are fabulous! This was a great place for many day trips. Hiking Crag Crest was cool on a hot July day with a stop at Clark family farm for Palisades peaches. In an hour we were scrambling on trails up to Devils Kitchen at Colorado National Monument and visiting Grand Junction for a coffee shop. The Dominguez Canyon Wilderness provided a riverside hike which we followed up with a swim at Schweitzer Lake. A chocolate shop is just down the road. The stars are incredible! The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National.Park is within an hour, too. We highly recommend staying with the Kirkhams!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely home! It was comfortable for the six of us.

We opted to stay in a "home" instead of hotel rooms so we could be more together and cook meals. There was plenty of tableware but was lacking a bit on the cookware side. We needed a big pot to cook spaghetti and a not so warped frying pan. Other than those 2 minor things, we enjoyed our stay very much and having a comfy home to come back to each day made the evenings very relaxing!

I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Colorado getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding!! Ross and Nancy are the perfect hosts, very attentive and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to a return visit. They’re home allows for the peace and quiet that we were looking for. Along with a wonderful view of the Grand Mesa.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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RJ's Steak House
"Great place to eat, only 6.6 miles from the Ranch."
Creekside Cafe & Bakery
"Good food and great people. Enjoy your meal on the outside patio by the creek. Great bakery ..."
Grand Mesa
" The Grand Mesa is the world’s largest flat top mountain at an elevation of over 10,000 feet..."
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
"Drive over the World's largest Flat Top Mountain and enjoy the Changing Seasons, beautiful a..."
Pioneer Town
Deer Creek Village Golf Club
Cedaredge Applefest
"Come enjoy the Fall in Western Colorado at the Annual Cedaredge Applefest, held the first Sa..."
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.


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Orchard City House Rental Rates

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Orchard City 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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