About the Ranch

Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall.....THIS place will wow you in any season of the year.

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 spot for extended family, corporate retreats, intimate weddings or reunions as Blue Sky Mountain  Ranch is within an hour of Denver International Airport.

This mountain vacation estate is the quickest way to unplug; enjoy nature and no crowds! 

6 bedroom / 3.5 bath vacation lodge sleeps up to 14

No more 3-hour trips up Interstate 70 in traffic to enjoy a ski or summer vacation, or the wilderness! You can enjoy it right here, 57 miles from Denver International Airport!

Having a special event? See the Events page for event rates.

With 120 acres of pure mountain view bliss & wilderness to "play in" and on site check-in, you will be beside yourself. Take advantage of miles of hiking, mountain biking and snow shoeing immediately outside the door. Explore our seasonal streambed, hills, valleys, large rock outcrops, ridges, cliffs and of course our beautiful diverse evergreen forest, aspen groves and flowery meadows. It will take you a week to explore Blue Sky Mountain Ranch, and if you stay longer, the Ranch 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!

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 are in very close proximity to all the things one expects to do in Colorado. 

On property:
-There's miles of hiking, snow shoeing and/or challenging biking 
-Roast marshmallows or weenies by campfire at sunset 
-ATV our diverse trail system
-View the wildlife or Bird Watch
-Skeet shoot off the back deck
-Rock Climb some of our skyscraper rocks like Gorilla Rock & Bud Rock
-Play a round of horseshoes or CornHole
-Cross Country Ski after a powdery winter snow shower
-Pan for Gold in the seasonal stream after the spring melt
-Camp or Glamp with the kids

Read about the many other activities you can enjoy on our Activities Page.

And near to the property, you can also go:
Fishing on South Boulder Creek (within a mile), Horseback Riding (5 miles), Alpine Skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort (11 miles), Gambling at the nearby 38 casinos of Black Hawk (18 miles), White Water Rafting on Clear Creek (30 miles), Kayaking/Tubing on Boulder Creek (22 miles), Ride the carousel or visit a mining museum in Nederland (6 miles), tour a REAL Gold Mine in Idaho Springs or stroll Pearl Street in Boulder both within 24 to 30 miles away!

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch's SETTING is the star, but the Lodge is just as beautiful. The master bedroom boasts a whole wing of the home which spans TWO levels. Aside from a gorgeous master, there are 5 other cozy guest rooms which you can view on our Guest Rooms page.  Finally, we have a Pak n Play that can be set up in any one of the rooms for infants/toddlers. We also have a high chair.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances & butcher block counter tops.  It's fully equipped with top of the line flat ware, place settings, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, double sinks, and all the implements to cook a gourmet meal.  An additional walk-in pantry houses anything else you may need including barbeque implements, outdoor dishware, spices, cookbooks, etc.

The dining area inside has service for 6 but can squeeze 8.  There are two Huge picture windows that look out onto the mountain views with an additional slider onto the dining deck pictured "next" that seats another 6 but can squeeze 8, comfortably seating on a nice day 12 to 14.  For holiday dinners in winter months, both dining tables can easily fit into the great room pictured here seating 12 comfortably but can squeeze up to 14.

The dining deck outside has THE BEST views and features the sought after GREEN EGG BBQ.  The dining deck has service for 6 but can squeeze 8 to 10.

The picnic table on the flagstone patio easily seats 12.  There's also a bench close by that seats 4 more. The views and the forest are amazing and it's immediately adjacent to the home!

An accommodating study includes a phone with free local and long distance calling. International calls however will be billed to the credit card you have on file with us. Wifi is also available throughout the home. Just bring the laptop or iPad.

The bottom floor features a wet bar with mini fridge, theater with 65 inch Flat screen LED Smart TV, remote controlled automatic black out shades, DVD library, CD library, Wii Gaming console with games, HDMI patch for presentations and surround sound. The entertainment system not only plays music in the theater but outside on our entertainment decks.

Outside and to the right of the master bedroom wing, there is a 6-seat hot tub with redwood sundeck featuring comfortable chaise lounges, benches, garden seating, a hammock and a natural stone fire pit.

Closest Towns to Blue Sky Ranch

Black Hawk, CO

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, CO

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!
Idaho Springs, CO

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, CO

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.
Golden, CO

Golden,  a 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, CO

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.