We stayed at the ranch the first week of August, 2011. A really beautiful and serene location--the cabin is beautifully built and outfitted, and is really clean. You sit on the large deck that looks over a meadow with a path that leads to the river, and you can see the mountains on all sides. You can't see the river, but you can hear it bubbling along. Truly beautiful spot to sit for morning coffee or afternoon visits. The trout pond is amazing--be sure to watch the owner feed the fish in the late afternoon. One toss and you have a trout on your line (catch and release). The firepot outside the door makes for good family talk as you munch 'smores. Be sure to visit the town of Salida: go to the river and watch the kids floating on tubes and the kayakers coming down the river. Or be brave, and jump in yourself to paddle around! Really good base for visiting Royal Gorge, Monarch Pass, or for rafting and fishing. I guess there is more to do, but we ran out of time. The owners will do everything they can do provide a good visit, so don't hesitate to ask. And, oh yes, it is a real ranch with cows, horses, dogs, fields, and even a cute cat that sometimes follows you around like a puppy. We will go back.
(League City, Texas)
Spent four wonderful days there in July. Cabin is absolutely beautiful and very comfortably appointed. Sparkling clean. If sitting in one of the gliding rockers with a view of the pasture out the front window doesn't lower your blood pressure nothing will! Wonderfully cool breezes through the windows at night with plenty of blankets if it gets chilly. Plenty of comfortable deck furniture to relax in on the porch while bird or horse or cow watching. If you like trout fishing the Little Arkansas River is just a short stroll across the pasture and features wild brown trout that fight like crazy. I loved it! Dean, the owner, is glad to give tips on what to fish with. He also gave good advice about good fishing sites on the Arkansas River which is only a short drive from the cabin. If you like to hike you can ask Dean about hiking over Roberts hill and up an ATV trail into national forest just South of the property. It has beautiful views of the valley and not another sole in sight. We had a wonderful and very full four days. You will want to stay longer. We sure did.
David & Lynn
My husband and I spent a long relaxing weekend at the Post Office Ranch with my parents this spring. The cabin is well equipped and very peaceful. We really enjoyed watching the horses in the field through the giant picture window. Even though it was rainy and snowy for much of our stay, the cabin was so cozy we didn't care about the weather. When the sun did poke through, the views were amazing. We would certainly recommend the Post Office Ranch to anyone looking for a quiet place to relax with great access to the mountains and Salida. Take care
Can't remember when we have enjoyed our accommodations more than we did staying here. You have done a fabulous job on the design and construction. We look forward to coming back many more times.
Jimmy, Susan, Roger, and Katrin
We had a wonderful stay at the Post Office Ranch log cabin. The cabin had everything we needed and was very comfortable and quite charming. It was so relaxing having our morning coffee on the porch looking out at the surrounding mountains and the horses and cows on the ranch. We were also able to do all the activities in the area (rafting, zip-lines, biking, hiking) without driving more than 30 minutes. We plan on returning for a future trip!
LeaMichele & Craig – Florida