Bighorn Ranch on Taylor River
Type: 4 bed/3 bath
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. The heated garage serves as a game room with a pool table and ping pong table, fun for everyone! The homeowner has recently updated the internet service at this home and it now has an increased bandwidth of 200MB. This will allow up to 20 guests to be streaming data at the same time!
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. The owner has recently installed a 50amp
RV hook up. If you are traveling in your RV or have a group that would like some more privacy you can hook up your RV for the nightly fee of $50. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this.
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.**
**We require one of two options for you regarding damage protection. We recommend you to purchase damage protection for $55. This covers you for up to $3,000 in damages that could occur to the property during your stay. Or you can choose to pay a $1000 refundable damage deposit.When booking directly online please let us know in the notes which option you would like.**
**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.**
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|Bed Size 1st/Master||King||Bed Size 2nd Rm||Queen|
|Bed Size 3rd Rm||Queen||Bed Size 4th Rm||Queen Bunk/Basement|
|Bed Size 5th Rm||Queen Bunk/Basement||Beds Pull-out||Double Pull Out|
|Garage||Heated Game Room||Fireplace, Wood/Gas||Wood|
|Internet Access||Wireless||BBQ Grill||Natural Gas Grill|
|Shuttle/Bus Service||Yes, short walk||TV Cable/Satellite||YouTube TV|
|TVs/VCR/DVD||2 in the house||Washer/Dryer||Yes|
|View||River||Square Footage, Est.||Approx 3,026sq ft|
|Fishing Access||Yes||Pets?||Yes - Fees & Deposit|
|Bed Size 1st/Master||King|
|Bed Size 2nd Rm||Queen|
|Bed Size 3rd Rm||Queen|
|Bed Size 4th Rm||Queen Bunk/Basement|
|Bed Size 5th Rm||Queen Bunk/Basement|
|Beds Pull-out||Double Pull Out|
|Garage||Heated Game Room|
|BBQ Grill||Natural Gas Grill|
|Shuttle/Bus Service||Yes, short walk|
|TV Cable/Satellite||YouTube TV|
|TVs/VCR/DVD||2 in the house|
|Square Footage, Est.||Approx 3,026sq ft|
|Pets?||Yes - Fees & Deposit|
|Start Date||End Date||Nightly Rate||Min Stay|
Guest Stay 8/19/21-8/24/21 "Property is in a great location in Almont, midway between CB and Gunnison. Rafting, hiking, fishing are right out the front-door. House is comfortable and offers good options to relax with your group inside and out. Really enjoyed our stay." Scott Guest Stay 6/17/21-6/22/21 "This place could not have been better for our vacation. We had 8 adults, 4 kids, and a couple of dogs, and we had plenty of space to spread out in the house. The property itself is also awesome with places for climbing, hiking, and accessing the river." Katherine Guest Stay 6/4/21-6/14/21 "We had a great time with family! There was lots of room for everyone and lots for everyone to do in the surrounding areas." Wendy Guest Stay 5/20/21-5/23/2 "This is a fantastic property. The house is located between Gunnison and Crested Butte with easy access to both. The bedrooms were comfortable and there was plenty of room. The kitchen and family room are great spaces to cook and spend time with your group. The kitchen well well stocked with cookware. There is ample parking space. The garage was set with table games. It's a beautiful location with an outside patio and a firepit. We definitely had a wonderful stay and will stay here again the next time we are in town." Jennifer Guest Stay 3/16/21-3/20/21 "Cabin was very clean, and kitchen was well organized. Location was great!" Angelica Guest Stay 3/3/21-3/8/21 "Renting was a breeze." Matt Guest Stay 1/27/21-1/31/21 "Booked this property for my birthday and it was so perfect. The drive to Gunnison and Crested Butte was not far at. Kitchen was great for our group to be able to hangout in and the couch fit a lot of us as well. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!" Celina Guest Stay 12/23/20-12/27/20 "My family and I were really amazed when we walked in. The size of the cabin, cleanliness, upgrades we didn’t think we would find in a cabin. They enjoyed the inside as well as the outside. We wanted a white Christmas and you guys delivered. I would recommend it and give it 5 stars." Stephanie Guest Stay 11/6/20-11/14/20 "Very comfortable stay!" Faith Guest Stay 10/25/20-11/3/20 "The Bighorn Ranch was perfect for our family get-away in Colorado. The kitchen was well stocked for serving home-style meals. We were pleasantly surprised by spaciousness of the house. Close to many outdoor activities. A truly exceptional property!" June Guest Stay 8/14/20-8/22/20 "We were centrally located for riding our side by sides. We had room for our trucks/trailers. Plenty of room. The place was really clean and had everything we were looking for. Drinking a beer on the porch or playing pool in the garage. Lots to do and a great area for hiking, fishing, or white water rafting." Lisa Guest Stay 8/1/20-8/5/20 "We really enjoyed our five days at the property. Listing is accurate and property was very clean. No complaints!! Would absolutely stay here again." Jessica Guest Stay 8/1/19-8/4/19 "We had a great stay! The house exceeded our expectations! Very stylish. The property manager was very polite and prompt on her email communication responses. The 9 kids in our group enjoyed the double queen bunk beds, living room, bathroom, and TV area downstairs. Upstairs were 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 was an en suite), and a pull out couch. The kitchen was large with a big center island. The garage was nice to put things inside that we didn't want to leave outside or drag into the house. We had 2 trucks with trailers and 2 SUV's and we had plenty of room to park. We enjoyed the campfire pit outside along with the already stacked firewood available. There were starter rolls of toilet paper and paper towels, along with dish soap and washing machine detergent. There were 2 sets of washer/dryer available. We didn't use the gas BBQ grill, but it was available. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the "private waterfront" was steep and not easy to get to with the weeds. We did find one path that lead down to the water with a bench to sit on. The kids were hoping to go fishing and catch things in the river with nets, but we couldn't get close enough to do that. That was our own expectation. I would highly recommend renting this house!" Emily Guest Stay 2/20/20-2/23/20 "A comfortable and clean place to stay with access to many outdoor activities. Lots of room!" Laura