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Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Ross and Nancy Kirkham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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

RimrockSketches.com

Let me know if you have any questions.



Nancy
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Orchard City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Lodging on a Western Colorado Skipper W Horse Ranch
average rating of 4.955224 based on 68 reviews
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. We had a family reunion and the ranch fit our needs perfectly. It was spotless and well supplied. We hope to return in the future. Wes and Cindy

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a place for us Oklahoman's & our Telluride daughter & grand daughter to gather & have a nice 36 hours together. We had brought a horse to Delta & they met us there. Our stay was quick but the house provided a place we could be together as a family before going back to our homes. The house was close to Delta & restaurants. Owners were right next door & very friendly & helpful. Our 8 year old grand daughter wanted to move in & planned on where she would place furniture.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This property was extremely clean and very well taken care of. The only suggestions I would have for the owner would be to add a WiFi extender from the main home to the rental so that WiFi can be accessed for Netflex for the kids or access to your personal laptop. Without, the extender WiFi is very sketchy. There is no cell service inside the residence or outside until you get to the main gate for the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the remarks that you wrote in the guest book and for the review. The wireless internet will soon be provided by Elevate Fiber, the fiber optic cable is already installed and we have registered for installation. The Ranch is in the Tongue Creek Valley and depending on guest's phones and their cell service, some may have trouble, there is a land line inside of the rental for local calls and long distance calls can also be received.
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Perfect Stay! Best Slumber Party Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Best Ever Birthday Slumber Party - Perfect Stay! Nancy is the best, she was right there to greet us. She showed me the entire house and everything I would need to know about while the rest of my group unloaded the car. The house could not have been any cleaner. The view was nice. The house was spacious. Beds and couches were comfy. It was very quiet so we all got good sleep. You see, my daughter was turning 11 years old and wanted to have a slumber party. Our home currently does not have the room for it, plus the giggling would keep my husband awake all night. My solution was to rent a place that had everything we needed and ample room to play. This was the place. My daughter already wants to come back for next year's party. However, we might come before that. Thank you again Nancy and Ross!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect quiet rural setting, just like our place in Arizona. Felt like a home away from home. Extremely clean, set my mind at ease letting Granddaughter crawl around. Got to meet Nancy and she is very nice. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone. It is a very comfortable place to stay. Plenty of sleeping areas, plenty of bathrooms. Ross, Nancy and Badger are very nice people and dog.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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, gmnc.org 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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Rates & Availability

Orchard City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
$150
 
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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