The Bighorn Ranch on The Taylor River
This newly renovated home sits on 18 acres of private land, including 225 yards of private Taylor River front access. Surrounded by scenic mountain views, this estate provides your own secluded getaway conveniently nestled between Crested Butte and Gunnison.
The house has two levels. There are 3 bedrooms (1 king and 2 queens) with two full baths on the main floor. One of the living rooms has a double hide-a-bed that can be made up to sleep another 1-2 people. The basement contains a spacious "bunk house" with 2 queen over queen bunk beds for a total of 4 queen beds which sleep up to eight. The basement also has a full bathroom and an additional double vanity sink outside of the full bathroom and living area. It's a perfect getaway space for large groups, kids and adults alike. Please inquire for options on renting just the upstairs for lower costs and smaller party needs.
The spectacular seasons at The Bighorn Ranch offer one of a kind views of nature and a wide range of wildlife right from your deck. Big Horn Sheep (Ram) herds are regular visitors to the property, hence the name "Big Horn" Ranch. Elk, deer, mountain goats, eagles, foxes, and more frequent the property. In addition, The Bighorn Ranch borders national forest land which provides even more privacy and unique private access for hiking and endless exploration. Bring your binoculars!
This property's private river access includes a large pool area on the river. It fills up with a Kokanee salmon run in the Fall. Trout fill the pool year round along with several pristine spots all along the home's private river access.
The spacious deck is perfect for a BBQ with an oversized Weber natural gas grill, plenty of seating and magnificent views. The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked. The oversized island with seating and dining table flows with the home's vast open floor plan. It's perfect to spread out and entertain, all while feeling the ambiance of a rustic mountain retreat.
The driveway can fit up to 2 full size RV's and the property itself has lots of space for any recreational toy you want to bring. There's plenty of room to park and maneuver around. Most people choose to park outside due to the quick access to the front door and abundant space. However, the basement walks out to a two-car garage (heated in winter) that can be used as well.
The Bighorn Ranch is in the heart of Almont. Directly located at the intersection of the Taylor, East and Gunnison Rivers, the location hosts world class outdoor recreation. Three Rivers Resort, located directly on the other side of the Taylor River, is a short walk. It offers rafting, an outdoor restaurant & bar in the summer, popular provisions, shopping, outfitting, a fly shop, and an array of additional outdoor entertainment and custom offerings. Various rafting float trips are available including guided fishing, a Garlic Mike's Restaurant float trip and white-water rafting for all experience levels. The historic Almont Resort next door offers a fly fishing shop, horse sleigh rides in the winter, a unique year-round tasty restaurant/bar that has been around since the 1800's. Walk to all the amenities in town with the seclusion of 18 acres of private land.
With direct access to highway 135, it takes about 10 minutes to get to Gunnison and about 15 minutes to Crested Butte for additional skiing, biking, hiking and more endless outdoor adventures. Take advantage of the free shuttle with a free bus location phone app to Gunnison and Crested Butte (town and ski hill, 5am to midnight). The bus stop is across the street in front of the Almont Resort 200 yards from your doorstep. Enjoy all the area festivals, restaurants, shopping, recreation, and retreat back to your exclusive mountain getaway on the Taylor River.
Continual improvements will be made to the landscaping adding unique outdoor amenities. Check back in to see the fun surprises to come. In the meantime, come join us to beat the heat in the summer or enjoy a unique skiing vacation in the winter. It's always the right time to visit this special place.
**This property is pet friendly. Our pet policy is as follows. We allow up to two dogs in the property. There is a $250 refundable pet deposit and a $15 a day pet fee per dog. We do not allow cats.**
**Please note: until confirmed with a deposit and executed rental agreement, vacation rental availabilities are subject to change. Each property is individually owned and/or managed.**