Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs and Cabins: Crystal River Valley Rustic Gem

Please note, due to excessive demand resulting in the inability of the owners to accept twelve visitors at one time, sadly, the Avalanche Ranch is no longer featured on the Aspen Marble Detour.

Genuine Rustic Gem

As I hope you will one day discover for yourself, Avalanche Ranch creates such a lasting impression upon its fortunate guests that in all honesty any visit to the magnificent Crystal River Valley would be by far the poorer by its absence. Pop in for a few minutes to ogle and pat the friendly farm animals, soak in their famous hot springs, browse the lively antique and gift shop, and drink in the astonishing views. Or better still, immerse yourself in the experience with an extended overnight stay. Believe me, you will not be short of things to do. But read on, I don’t want to steal their thunder, but what follows is taken directly from their impressive website, as I really think they do a grand job in explaining exactly what it is they are up to.

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Avalanche Ranch Cabins and Hot Springs

https://avalancheranch.com/….link

“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, 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.”

The Lodge is open 24 hours as a recreation facility for all guests. It offers a cozy lounge area containing telephones, books, maps and brochures of local Redstone activities and attractions, plus a TV/VCR/DVD with a wide selection of free videos for all ages. The game room has a ping-pong table and a variety of popular games and puzzles for your enjoyment.

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: Seamous the llama, Tony the donkey, pigs, chickens, horses and sheep.”

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“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 cabin 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 between 1890-1950’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 amenities 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.”

“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 collectibles. Some necessities like fresh eggs, snacks and butter are available.

We have fishing rods, ice skates and plenty of snowshoes for all ages available at no charge.

Welcome to Avalanche Ranch from the owners, the Ogilby/Jacober family!”

Hot Springs

“Designed around the natural landscape and rock formations of our dramatic Crystal River Valley, Avalanche Ranch features 3 Colorado natural hot springs pools in a tiered layout.

Cascading from one to the next, each of the beautiful hot springs is situated at a level that provides limited visibility from one to the next. The largest pool is fed by a 3-foot waterfall forming a warm screen of water in front of a rock grotto.

The three Colorado hot springs on our property provide year-round, day and night availability to our Colorado vacation cabin guests and limited paid public access by reservation.”

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“The pools are CLOSED WEDNESDAYS for cleaning. They open for lodging guests Wednesday evening after 5 pm.

DAY VISITOR RATES: Mon-Thurs: $16/Adult $12/Child(3-14 yrs), Fri-Sun: $20/Adult $15/Child(3-14 yrs), $2 towel rental $2 suit rental

DAY VISITOR HOURS: Reservations Required for all day visitors (970)963-2846* Reservations made for 4 hour time slots between: 9 am-1 pm or 1 pm-5 pm. A credit card is required at time of booking for groups of 4 or more and cancellations require 48 hrs notice.

LODGING GUESTS: The Hot Springs entry fee is included in the nightly rate, for the number of registered guests per unit, from check-in (after 3 pm) to check-out (at 11 am). Open around-the-clock.  Closed Wednesday from 9 am-5 pm for cleaning. Clothing required, family friendly, no pets in pool area, no glass and no smoking.  The Hot Springs are not a venue for parties, music and excessive drinking. All lodging guests and day visitors must sign a waiver to use our facilities.

MASSAGE: Upon Request with at least 48 hour notice.  We have a massage studio located near the Hot Springs where we can host one massage at a time or one Couples massage at a time.  Please call the office at (970)963-2846 to book.”

For more information about our Colorado hot springs lodging, contact Avalanche Ranch at 877-963-9339″

“With views of Mt. Sopris, Elephant Mountain, and Avalanche Creek Valley, a more pristine area to reap the benefits of an outdoor hot mineral bath is hard to find” 

Panorama

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THE CABINS

Prices as of May 2019

HILL TOP Year-Round: $130

Hilltop

Maximum Occupancy- 2 Our Tiny House (100 sq ft) offers you great proximity to the hot springs. Full size bed, heater, fan, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, and a gas BBQ grill. Utensils and dishes are not provided.  The restroom with shower is located in the adjacent building 15 feet away.  Very much like glamorous camping (glamping!).

High Season: 2 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#1 MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS Nightly Rate: $235

Mountain Heights

Maximum Occupancy – 6 One Bedroom and loft; queen bed, full futon couch, queen mattress in loft, and a gas log stove. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#2 CATCH AND RELEASE Nightly Rate: $190

Catch and Release

Maximum Occupancy- 4 Studio with loft, tub/shower, queen bed, full futon, full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#3 SUN FLOWER Nightly Rate: $185

Sun Flower

Maximum Occupancy – 4 Studio with loft, shower, queen bed, full futon,full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#4 DOG HOUSE Nightly Rate: $160

Dog House

Maximum Occupancy – 2 (may not be exceeded, includes children). Studio cabin with queen bed, shower, kitchenette, High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#5 BUNK HOUSE Nightly Rate: $205

Bunk House

Maximum Occupancy- 4 Studio with loft, wood stove, clawfoot tub/shower, queen bed, full futon, full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#6 CIDER HOUSE Nightly Rate: $205

Cider House

Maximum Occupancy- 4 Studio, no loft, clawfoot tub/shower, queen bed, full futon. Gas log stove, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#7 THE ROOST Nightly Rate: $205

The Roost

Maximum Occupancy- 4 Studio with loft, wood stove, antique tub/shower, queen bed, full futon, full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#8 NORTH WOODS Nightly Rate: $205

North Woods

Maximum Occupancy – 4 Studio with loft, wood stove, clawfoot tub/shower, queen bed, full futon, full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#9 WESTWARD HO! Nightly Rate: $245

Westward Ho!

Maximum Occupancy – 6 Two bedroom with loft: 1) queen bed; 2) 2 twins, full futon, queen mattress in loft, tub/shower, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#10 GREAT OUTDOORS Nightly Rate: $245

Great Outdoors

Maximum Occupancy- 6 Two bedroom: 1) queen; 2) queen + 1 twin, no loft, gas log stove, shower, full futon, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#11 EAGLES NEST Nightly Rate: $205

Eagle’s Nest

Maximum Occupancy- 4 Studio with loft, wood stove, clawfoot tub/shower, queen bed, full futon, full mattress in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#12 BIRD’S HOUSE Nightly Rate: $215

Bird’s House

Maximum Occupancy- 5 Studio with loft, woodstove, shower, queen bed, queen & twin in loft, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#14 ROUTE 66 Nightly Rate: $170

Route 66

Maximum Occupancy- 3 Studio with Queen bed in loft, full futon, tub/shower, complete kitchen. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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#15 THE LOFT Nightly Rate: $245

The Loft

Maximum Occupancy -6 Modern Loft apartment. One bedroom w/queen bed. Full kitchen w/DW. Tub/shower. Full sofa/bed. King bed in living area. Gas log stove. TV/DVD/SAT. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum on weekends.

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SHEPHERD’S WAGON Year-Round: $95

Shepherd’s Wagon

Maximum Occupancy- 2 Our wagons offer you great proximity to the hot springs. Full size bed, propane heater, fan, coffee maker, towels, a charcoal BBQ grill and a picnic table. Limited Privacy; restrooms and showers are available at the hot springs.  Very much like glamorous camping (glamping!). No minimum night stay requirement.

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COVERED WAGON Year-Round: $95

Covered Wagon

Maximum Occupancy- 2 Our wagons offer you great proximity to the hot springs. Full size bed, propane heater, fan, coffee maker, towels, a charcoal BBQ grill and a picnic table. Limited Privacy; restrooms and showers are available at the hot springs. Very much like glamorous camping (glamping!). No minimum night stay requirement.

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GAMEKEEPER’S COTTAGE Nightly Rate: $295

Game Keeper’s Cottage

Maximum occupancy- 4 Located off site, 5 miles South of Avalanche Ranch. I bedroom, 2 bathroom. Full kitchen, master bedroom with queen and private bath, upstairs sitting/sleeping area with 2 twin beds and bathroom. Wood stove, TV w/ SAT/DVD, hot tub, NO PETS.  This unit is adjacent to the proprietor’s residence. High Season: 3 night minimum,Low Season: 2 night minimum. (Nightly rate includes Passes to the Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, around the clock access, from check-in to check-out. Passes must be picked up during business hours 9am-5pm.)

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FISHING SUITE Nightly Rate: $195

Fishing Suite

Max occupancy- 2 Located off site, 4 miles South of Avalanche Ranch in the town of Redstone. Studio with King, full kitchen, bathroom w/ tub/shower. TV w/ AT/DVD, wi-fi, river views. Can be booked as an ajoining unit to the River Suite. NO PETS. Located in Redstone. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum. (Nightly rate includes Passes to the Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, around the clock access, from check-in to check-out. Passes must be picked up during business hours 9am-5pm.)

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RIVER SUITE Nightly Rate: $235

River Suite

Max Occupancy- 4 Located off-site, 4 miles South of Avalanche Ranch in the town of Redstone. Two Bedroom (queen/2 twin) and one bathroom w/ tub/shower. Full kitchen, river views. Can be booked as an ajoining unit to the River Suite. NO PETS. Located in Redstone. High Season: 3 night minimum, Low Season: 2 night minimum. (Nightly rate includes Passes to the Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, around the clock access, from check-in to check-out. Passes must be picked up during business hours 9am-5pm.)

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