Avalanche Ranch has renovated 1950s cabins with the perfect balance of rustic charm and comfort. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in because the dishes and pots aren't scary garage sale cast-offs like other cabins we've been to. They are new, and more importantly, clean! Other luxuries were an especially comfy bed with high quality linens and comforters. The bathroom, again clean, is rustic but functional and our cabin had a beautiful large claw-foot tub. We also had a wood-burning stove with plenty of stocked wood (no chopping necessary) to keep the fires burning. But if your Boy Scout skills are rusty, the cabin has electric heat with a thermostat so you won't freeze in the middle of the night.
The large windows overlook the Avalanche Ranch farm and you can enjoy the fabulous views across the valley. In the mornings, we watched the sheep and llama being fed while we sat at our table in the cabin and had breakfast. Later, we walked down to the farm area to get a closer look at the friendly horses and chickens.
There is a nice short loop hike with well marked trails on the property beginning and ending at their small stocked pond (with boat dock). Overall, Avalanche Ranch is a pretty low-key place so don't expect a luxury resort. But, if you are looking for somewhere to hang out with your family, you will find plenty to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 13 cozy log cabins, tastefully appointed, and a 3 bedroom Ranch House. Located on 36 acres 12 miles S. of Carbondale, CO. Spectacular mountain views! Hot Springs on site, stocked pond, riverfront, ice-skating, snowshoes provided. Great venue for family reunions, retreats, weddings and romantic getaways! Pet friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Avalanche Ranch Hotel Carbondale