- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 20
Description from the owner
Sleeps up to 20
This home is what makes Colorado spectacular. Beautiful 360 degree views. Perched on a mountain ridge this property has a beautiful view of the Spanish Peaks, Mount Mestas and the valley down Middle Creek Road. Thought has been given to every detail. From the rustic hardwood floors and beautifully designed kitchen, to the see-through fireplace, Bristlecone Ranch offers five-star luxuries in one of the area’s largest rental homes. It has an open floor plan with large living room; dining room and kitchen perfect for large gatherings yet cozy enough for just a few. Sit by the flames from a fireplace that soars 25 feet...Read more
Large Ranch Home with Spectacular Mountain Views
La Veta, Colorado
Additional Location Information
Things To Do In / Near La Veta:..........
DOWNTOWN LA VETA.....This small, laid-back town at the base of the majestic Spanish Peaks is located along the Scenic Highway of Legends, La Veta, the vein, served as a vital lifeline a century ago; the town was originally a busy trading center, supplying the nearby area with goods. It is now home to a diverse population of artists and ranchers. Nine buildings on the site of an adobe trading post make up the Fort Francisco Museum. In addition to a schoolhouse and re-created general store, the fort contains collections of furniture, clothing, tools and more. While in town, visit the Spanish Peaks Arts Council and other local galleries for exhibits of local artists' works. Enjoy dinner at the historic La Veta Inn in the heart of town. Just down the street is the Ryus Avenue Bakery. The town offers numerous antique and gift shops for you to peruse. (19 min, 14 mi.).............
HIGHWAY OF LEGENDS SCENIC BYWAY.....The Scenic Byway follows the Cucharas River north of the pass then leads into the Purgatory River Valley. It provides beautiful views of the Spanish Peaks as it leads southward through the San Isabel National Forest. The Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range lies to the west. (23 min., 16 mi.).............
ASPEN VIEWING.....The beautiful aspen is the quintessential Colorado tree. In the summer, the aspen provide shade for the state flower, the columbine; and when fall foliage comes on the scene, Coloradans rejoice as the aspens’’ quaking leaves turn their vibrant shade of gold. A trip on the Highway of Legends or virtually any other road offers some of the most beautiful aspen viewing you will ever see.............
LATHROP STATE PARK..... Nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks, this park offers a gentle climate, 103 campsites, fishing, water-skiing, golf, hiking and great views of the nearby mountain ranges. Lathrop offers two distinctive fishing and boating opportunities. Marin Lake is a great fishing lake which can also be enjoyed by boating enthusiasts throughout the summer. Horseshoe Lake is a no wake lake which provides ample fishing opportunity and also a beautiful serene experience for kayakers. (31 min., 24 mi.).............
RIO GRAND SCENIC RAILROAD ...... Originally, these workaday trains brought supplies to inaccessible mining settlements. Today, three routes run along the edge of the San Isabel National Forest and take riders past historic places still virtually inaccessible any other way. In the warmer months, riders can often see bears along the route to La Veta. Start and End Points are 1) La Veta to Alamosa, and 2) Alamos/Antonito or Alamosa to Monte Vista. (26 min., 14 mi.)...........
GRANDOTE PEAKS GOLF CLUB .....Experience Grandote Peaks Golf Club one of the finest and most affordable golf courses in Colorado. You’ll find this beautiful Weiskopf/Morrish layout at the base of the majestic Spanish Peaks with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Championship tees play over 7,000 yards, but with 4 sets of tees to choose from men and women of all skill levels can challenge themselves to an exhilarating round of golf. At the end of the day, relax on the clubhouse deck and take in a gorgeous mountain sunset. Experience Colorado golf at its finest. (28 min., 15 mi.)...............
CUCHARA, COLORADO.......Cuchara is situated on the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley. The town is surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest with all its' lakes, mountains and wilderness. On the east side of town is the West Spanish Peak. The Cuchara River flows along the edge of town. About 8 miles south of Cuchara Pass is North Lake State Wildlife Area, a trophy fishing area. A little further south is Monument Lake Park, a full service facility on the shores of Monument Lake. (48 min., 28 mi.)...............
GREAT SAND DUNES......The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve features the tallest dunes in North America and is just 35 miles northeast of Alamosa. It is an easy drive by U.S. 160. Against the backdrop of rugged 14,000-foot peaks in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the 30-square mile dune field, with no designated trails, invites you to explore freely. The natural system of the Park ranges from sand dunes to forests, from cottonwood groves to majestic mountain peaks and tundra. The highest elevation in the park is 13,604'. Play in intermittent Medano Creek, hike forest trails, or camp in the back country (1 hr. 8 min., 57 mi.)...............
TAOS, NM.....Take a moment to explore Taos and discover the beauty, the culture, the people that make Taos and Northern New Mexico the Land of Enchantment. Seated on the high-desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities, Taos County has something for everyone. (2 hrs., 8 min., 107 mi.)
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Away from it all, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Last updated on September 20, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Peak: Apr 1-Oct 31 - Rates range from $475-$650/night depending on length of stay,
Off-Peak: Nov 1-Mar 31 - Rates range from $450-$550/night depending on length of stay,
Holiday Periods: $500/night, 4-night minimum, call for dates
Monthly Rates: Peak-$9,000/month, Off-Peak-$7,500/month
Hunting on Property: $600/night, Trespass fee $1,500/gun
Events (ie Weddings) Facility Fee: $250
Pet Fees: (only dogs allowed), $75/pet
Housekeeping Fee: $200 per stay
Security Deposit: > of $750 or 40% of rent.
Event Security Deposit: 1-49 guests - $500, >= 50 guests - additional $500
Property will be cleaned and ready for you to enjoy upon arrival. Additional mid-stay cleanings are available for $200 per cleaning
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- Housekeeping Optional
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Firewood Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Gas Stove
- Gas Grill
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- High Definition TV
- Satellite or cable TV
- Board Games
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 5200 square feet