About the Ranch

Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall.....
THIS place will wow you!

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch IS one of the very FEW private mountain vacation rental properties in the state you need NOT leave the property to enjoy your vacation!

Great for:
extended family
intimate getaways for 2
corporate retreats
small-medium sized wedding/reunions  ONLY 60 miles to

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch's SETTING is the star, but the 3 distinct accommodations are just as unbelievable.

"THE LODGE" features a master suite & 5 other cozy guestrooms, theater, loft, large kitchen/living room/dining room combination, 2 Hot tubs, BBQ deck, fire pit, volleyball court, gun/archery range, ample decks & patios for mountain vista viewing, sleeping up to 14 guests in 4 Twins, 4 Queens & 1 King.

"THE SQUIRREL'S NEST", is an extremely unique mountain glamping experience on 35 acres surrounded by forest, fabulous hiking trails & sweeping mountain views sleeping up to 2 in large luxury RV.

"THE MOST ROMANTIC CABIN ON EARTH" is for that intimate occasion. "The couple" gets to enjoy a mega sized 1 bedroom/1 bath Master Suite, indoor & outdoor hot tub, living room with fireplace, kitchen & study on 54 secluded acres.

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch is so exclusive & private, you will feel like you are the only humans on the planet and in one of the most serene and nature inspired settings most never see, totally lacking in any sense of development nearby. On the other hand, you're in close proximity to all things one expects to do in Colorado. 

Having a special event? See the Events page for event rates.
Read more about "Things TO DO" on our Activities Page. Or learn about the towns close to the ranch that are worth a visit on THIS page below.

With 120 acres of pure mountain view bliss & wilderness to "play in", you'll be beside yourself. Right outside the door explore our seasonal streambed, hills, valleys, large rock outcrops, ridges, cliffs and of course our beautifully diverse evergreen forest, aspen groves & flowery meadows. Blue Sky Mountain Ranch also adjoins national forest on its entire Northern border, so you can enjoy even more exploring.

It's one of the most unique vacations you'll ever treat yourself to!


Closest Towns to Blue Sky Ranch


Blue Sky Mountain Ranch is conveniently located in between the towns of Nederland & Black Hawk, making a visit to both places quick & easy. We are also conveniently located close to Hwy 72 within 2 miles and (HWY 119) within 6 miles, making access to the ranch much easier than most mountain properties. This makes getting to Denver, Boulder, Golden or the larger ski areas a snap.

Black Hawk, at 19 miles from the ranch features many Casinos, it's charm as an old mining town with its historic appeal is a must see. 


Nederland, a mountain community at 6 miles from the ranch feels like an old village, quaint with friendly people, restaurants, a carousel, mining museum, pubs and the famous Pioneer Inn, a watering hole which has nightly entertainment 'bands' where the famous have frequented including the likes of Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Stephen Stills, Waylon Jennings and Dan Fogelberg.  You'll truly feel like you are in the highlands of Europe but with the advantage of English speaking people and the USD to purchase your gifts with!


Eldora Ski Resort, a quaint ski area that is big on skiing lessons and HUGE on fun.  Only 10 miles away from the Ranch, you'll have a blast during the winter months.

Idaho Springs, a mountain community at 32 miles from the Ranch is a mecca of fun Western type activities.  This is where you'll go white water rafting on Clear Creek.  It's also where you can go zip lining, tour a few gold mines, take a soak in the infamous Indian Hot Springs, drive "Oh my Gawd Road", or simply walk the town's shops or enjoy lunch by the creek.


Boulder, a flat land community at 23 miles from the Ranch is a village type of experience.  Pearl Street shown in the picture here is great for shopping, eating and watching the street entertainers.  There's also brewery tours, wine tours, foodie tours, trolley's, and tubing down Boulder Creek.



Goldena flat land community at 26 miles is a quaint town that is famous for Buffalo Bill's grave site, the Colorado School of Mines the oldest mining school in the US, the COORS Brewing company, a herd of Buffalo that the county maintains, Dinosaur Ridge which is an outdoor museum featuring fossils extracted from the area and Dino footprints still in their natural state.


Denver, "the mile high city" is a major metropolitan area on the high plains of Colorado and only 40 miles from Blue Sky Ranch.  This metro area is very different than the rural areas of Colorado that Blue Sky Ranch enjoys.  But if you want some city life on vacation, the crowds, the bars, the food, the shows, the tours, the amusement parks, the zoos, the museums, the festivals, the Rockies, the Broncos, the Avalanche, the Nuggets and countless other activities, you'll want to visit the city.