(Property now available. Our year-long 2018 tenant will vacate in Dec 2018.) Gorgeous log Guest House, nearby main home of the R-Bar-D Ranch. Approx. 2,000 sq. ft. modern log home built early '90s. Master bedroom upstairs with walk-out balcony and views to South San Juan Mountains. En suite full bath off master. Pull-down old-western Murphy bed in downstairs great room. Fully equipped kitchen, opening to spacious rear deck. High-speed DSL via high-quality wireless network. TV (Dish). Decorated with beautiful western and Native American prints; many interesting antiques. House is always cool in summer and warm in winter. Security gate with remote control. Paved drive to front door; ample parking. Surrounding meadow typically filled with varied bird life, deer, elk, coyote and other furry visitors. Year 'round, mule deer are at your front porch. Elk herd in winter. Hike in our gently West-sloping pasture/meadow, or take many hikes in surrounding area. (County-licensed)
In a Meadow at 8,000' Elevation - With Mount Sneffels Out Your Window
- english, german, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Oct. 2018
About Randal Fischer
Both sides of our family are native Coloradans: one set of grandparents, arriving Spring Creek Mesa (30 miles north of Guest House) in 1882 to set up ranch and home; the other set, arriving Front Range in 1904, also to ranch, farm and live. We love Colorado and this SW corner in particular.
Randal Fischer purchased this Farmhouse in 1996
Why Randal Fischer chose Ridgway
Both of us have lived and worked around the world - one of us in 80+ countries in the international oil business. We have skied and hiked mountain ranges in numerous countries. We settled in this beautiful southwest area of Colorado because there is no better place for fresh air, clean living, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking - and just being in some of the world's most beautiful (and entirely uncrowded) mountains.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The setting is perfect for anyone who just wants to get away from the frenetic pace life presents. The ride from Ridgway to the property has views of the valley and the mountains that are breathtaking. The property itself is so quiet and picturesque that it just guarantees relaxation. The owners were available at all times, if needed. The house itself had everything we needed--the kitchen and dining room has views from every window, and is equipped for cooking if you are so inclined. We love the area, having vacationed in Ouray for many years, and this property is a good location for all the many day trips to Silverton, Telluride, Durango, and Ouray. There is so much to see and do, and this property is a perfect base of operations.
Beautiful location for a vacation!
We spent a wonderful week here in Ridgway at this beautiful ranch home. The location was spectacular, from seeing deer every morning to the star-filled night sky every evening. Randal was a most gracious host and made us feel so very welcome throughout our entire stay. Accommodations met our high expectations for cleanliness and comfort. We shared with Randal that we will return. Looking forward to our next visit!
Randal and Debbie were the most gracious and welcoming hosts we've ever had! The place and setting were beautiful and peaceful, with a great view of the Colorado mountains and mule deer in the yard every morning. Great experience!!
Exactly what we needed to rest, relax and refresh!
Outstanding choice to have such a lovely home in a pristine area of western Colorado. Randal was the perfect host in all ways. The home was very well-stocked, extremely nice bedding and mattress, artwork and antiques embellished every area of the home. We found that two of five days at the cabin, just relaxing to enjoy the beauty and quiet serenity of the space and the outdoor wilderness. We loved the location of the home being only a few miles from Ridgway, about an hour from Telluride and 35 minutes to Montrose. With Ouray down the road a few minutes and Black Canyon nearby, we soaked in all the mountain air possible!!! We hope to return to enjoy this home and special host in the future! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise on earth with us. We enjoyed every moment!!!
Perfect mountain getaway!
My family and I had an amazing time staying at this house in Ridgway! The house is spectacular - everything it claims to be and more. The hosts were not only gracious and helpful, they went above and beyond to make sure ALL our needs were met. The property is pristine, the views second to none, the decor perfectly charming. It was so peaceful and rejuvenating. We loved exploring the surrounding areas each day, then coming "home" to relax in the evening. We all shed a tear when it was time to check out! It's the perfect home base for anyone visiting this area.
Debbie and I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful family's visit and stay in our R-Bar-D Ranch Guesthouse. With two young and active teenagers, these guests were "on the move" every hour of every day during their visit. At the end of each day, we greatly enjoyed learning of their various hikes and drives around our beautiful corner of the world. Even on their one rainy day, when I popped over to their Guesthouse, I found a happy family, "lying low" for the day, catching up from their prior day's long hike to Blue Lakes (south side of Mt. Sneffles), reading, relaxing and watching the deer outside. As often happens here at R-Bar-D Ranch, once again "Our Clients Arrive As Guests and Depart as Friends." We look forward to again receiving this lovely family next year.
The property was clean and cozy. It easily accommodated our family of 3.
We were given perfect directions from Randal on how to reach the cabin once we got to Ridgway. He also promptly communicated with us via text messaging to answer any questions that we had regarding our stay. This is a great place to stay to just enjoy the peace and quiet, and to also be close to neighboring cities for more options for shopping and dining. We hauled our side by sides up to this spot and then drove to our destination each day to unload. It's beautiful country!
The Guest House at R-Bar-D Ranch sits in a beautiful meadow at 8,000 ft. elevation, half-way between Telluride and Montrose, Colorado. Access to the property from airports at either Telluride or Montrose is entirely via paved road. From the Guest House (2,200 sq. ft.), there's a 180-degree view of the South San Juan Mountains. A walk through our pasture, for about 100 yards from the Guest House (to slightly higher elevation) reveals the full 270-degrees view of mountains, including the Cimarron Range to east and Grand Mesa to north. North America's top-rated ski resort, Telluride, lies 30 miles SW of the property - a beautiful drive along one of Colorado's Scenic Byways.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum 4 persons (including at least 1 adult). No pets. Non-smoking.