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.
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
Privacy with views of Grand Mesa, quiet and peaceful. Watch the horses graze in the pasture. Beautiful sunsets against the dobie hills.
Bring your horse and ride on Grand Mesa or ride in our arena, pens available. Great place to stay when hauling horses.
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.
Our family spent 2 nights at the Ranch over Thanksgiving break. It was very nice. Lots of room. Comfy in all ways. Plenty of everything we could have wanted or needed. We had a great time.
We stayed at the home for a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ross and Nancy greeted some of our party and were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The house was clean and cozy. The setting is beautiful and we especially enjoyed the beautiful artwork inside the home which was drawn by one of the owners. We loved being able to take a piece of it home with us, as we bought a few of the blank cards to take home!
The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were stocked with small toiletries which was a nice touch. There was plenty of room for 8 adults and we never felt like we were invading someone else's space.
I think the only thing we couldn't find was a full length mirror, but otherwise the house was everything we could have asked for. We would definitely recommend it and return there if we visit the area again!
The house was amazing and very comfortable. Everything was provided. An awesome host. We enjoyed your company around the fire. Beautiful surroundings. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Would definitely stay again.
The house was clean and well maintained. The house exceeded our every expectations from the listing on the VRBO site. The owners where very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone that wants a very peaceful and relaxing vacation. I will stay here the next time I am in Colorado which I hope is very soon.
We were a group of 5 adults. It was important for us to find a reliable place to stay that was close enough to both the Colorado National Monument and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We also needed a walk in shower to suit the two in our party who were handicapped. Kirkham Ranch was the perfect place for us to stay. Nancy greeted us at the house even though we arrived pretty late (10:00PM). She gave us a call to make sure we would be able to find the place OK in the dark.
The house itself was perfect for us. We took advantage of all four sleeping room areas, including the porch area. My mother-in-law and aunt really enjoyed how easy the shower in the master suite was for them to use. The gathering areas were everything we could hope for. The living room was comfortable, the kitchen was large and had everything we could need and the dining room table was a wonderful oak table to gather at.
Nancy and Ross were both exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for better service. Overall it was a wonderful stay!
We were only there for two days and there was just two of us, but we enjoyed every minute we were there. The house was super clean, bed comfortable, even the weather was great. We don't do mountains in the winter so can hardly wait for spring so we can go back. Ross & Nancy were great hosts and even the dog Badger made us feel at home. Definitely a 10 out of 10!
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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1 night minimum stay
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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.