My husband & I spent two lovely vacations at Oleo Ranch in 2 different cabins - The Aspen and The Alabama. Our first trip we were a bit surprised by the remoteness, but we were immediately charmed by the ambiance of the facility. The lighting, heating, cooking, everything is run on propane gas, but the cabins are comfortable, clean, well accommodated and set well apart from each other for privacy. You just need to expect to be totally off the grid - no cell phone/internet/television. An excellent separation from the anxiety producing demons of life.
Both of our trips included our multiple large dogs. While the deposit was high, it was fully refunded both times after they found we had left the cabins in good order & undamaged. Unfortunately this has apparently not been the case with all of their guests and the ranch no longer allows pets.
If you are looking for luxury cabins, this is not the place. But if you are after a true get away from all of life's stressors, you will love Oleo Ranch.
Our trips were in the fall of 2009 & 2010 but the travel dates choices do not include those years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At 10,500 feet of elevation, a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains surrounds Oleo Ranch in south central Colorado. Miles and miles of scenic trails for hiking, photography, fishing, hunting, or just relaxing await you upon arrival. The colorful wildflowers in summer and the spectacular fall foliage are seasonal highlights. Five stocked ponds and 1.5 miles of Cebolla Creek provide guests with private fishing. Beginners to the avid fly fisherman will have ample opportunity to wet their lines. Located just 18 miles south of Lake City, Co., Oleo Ranch is two miles below the Continental Divide and joins the La Garita Wilderness. ... more less