Avalanche Ranch is best described as a Rocky Mountain Picture Post Card in the Heart of Colorado. This pastoral setting offers the beauty and peace of an earlier era. Situated at 7000 feet, overlooking the Crystal River, with Mt. Sopris towering above at 12,953′, the views are more dramatic than you can imagine.
The 36 acre Ranch offers plenty of privacy for our 13 cozy log cabins, 1 bedroom Loft Apartment and 3BR Ranch House, the entire property can accommodate up to about 60 people.
There are nearby trails for hiking and biking as well as a half mile of private riverfront along the Crystal River to walk and fish. Across the river, the valley opens up providing spectacular views. Avalanche Creek flows into the Crystal River, surrounded by forest service and wilderness land.
The ranch grounds are very lush and include a variety of trees, apple and plum orchards. We have cleared a hiking trail that skirts the upper boundaries of the ranch. Tucked away higher up our property has a stocked trout pond and offers premier views. Picnic at the water’s edge and check out a canoe to float in the moonlight. Have your first boating experience with the kids, show them how to fish, or let them explore the pond in our one-kid paddleboats.
The tree house, sandbox, swing, tether ball, sledding hill, ice rink and other games will engage the children. While, horseshoes, volleyball, and better yet, our three hot springs pools will beckon adults to relax.
In Summer and Holidays, 2 nights a week, we gather for entertainment around the campfire for guitar strumming and singing with “Cowboy Steve” and toasting s’mores. Entertaining us daily are several resident animals: Shamous the llama, Tony the donkey, pigs, chickens, horses and sheep.
In Winter, snowshoe, sled, ice skate and X-C ski on the grounds or nearby trails. Build a snowman after a fresh snowfall, or stay tucked in and watch the snow fall outside your cozy bedroom window.
The original homestead house built in 1913 has been completely renovated and remains a historic landmark in Redstone, Colorado. It currently serves as the manager’s residence/office, while the original garage, now attached to the main house, is the Antiques Shop.
There are 13 cozy log cabins, built in the ’50’s and since renovated. Each has a different décor. Some have woodstoves, clawfoot tubs and lofts. They range in size from a studio to 2 bedrooms and loft. A 1 bedroom apartment, the “Loft”,was added in 2008. The “Loft” sleeps up to 6 people and offers more contemporary ammenities such as a flat sceen TV, dishwasher and King bed. Another option is our spacious 3 bedroom Ranch House that sleeps up to 8. All the cabins and the Ranch House have private yards with BBQ grill and picnic table. The Ranch House has a gas grill and private deck.
Special occasions, Weddings, Family Reunions, and Meetings are most successful in this setting and with our attention to detail. Avalanche Ranch provides a quiet and productive arena for retreats and meetings as well.
There is a large antiques and gift shop (and more in the barn!) to browse during your stay. Tasteful antiques and unique furniture and decor is found everywhere on the ranch, adding to the ambiance and warm, personal touches the ranch is known for. The shop also has a great variety of small gift items and collectables. Some necessities like fresh eggs, frozen locally produced meat and butter are available.
We have some mountain bikes, kids fishing rods, ice skates and plenty of snowshoes for all ages available at no charge. X-C skies can be rented in Carbondale, 12 mi. If you would like to bring your pet, or any other questions about policies, please visit the policy page.
Welcome to Avalanche Ranch from the Ogilby/Jacober family!