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Coal Basin Cattle Company

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Bayfield

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2+

This is a secluded and private one-bedroom, barn-loft apartment with a full kitchen, private hot tub, large windows, and balcony deck with gas grill set on a 58-acre private ranch in the ponderosa pines at an elevation of almost 8,000 feet. To the west of the barn is a beautiful cottage-style garden, hot tub on the lower south-end deck, vineyard and veggie garden on the north-east of the barn, and livestock corrals on the east side of the barn. Equestrians welcome!

Sales tax license number 04051673-0000

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lauretta & Gary Neff
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Coal Basin Cattle Company
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful escape in the woods of Bayfield. My husband & I arrived with a warm welcome from the owners. Fresh cut flowers from the garden in a vase on the bar. Very lovely Rustic Barn Loft Apartment and tastefully decorated. Very clean and well maintained. Comfy bed and soft linens. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you'll need to prepare meals. A few food items, coffee, staple items, spices and even chicken breasts & ice cream ready for us to use. If you love your Keurig coffee pot, they have one and a regular one too. Super cool bathroom with hand cut stone shower surround, vintage dresser made into a vanity with a copper sink inset. Windows on every wall to see the beautiful scenery this place has to offer. Loved the mud room downstairs for the brief rainy days we had. For those chilly nights we used the potbelly stove. It heated the entire loft. Loved the ambiance. Plenty of good books to read if you are a reader. Lots of Movies to watch. Really enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the animals and playing cards. Soaked in the hot tub a few nights. It's completely private and a great place to star gaze. The twice daily farm duties that went on were never a bother.

The barn is nestled in the woods on a private road on a working farm. We met the 2 Beefalo's who were very vocal when it was time to eat. We enjoyed it thouroughly!! The Beefalo's would run and play with each other and but heads. They are 1 & 2 years old. They have 4 magnificent horses who also occasionally put on a show for us. The owners have 3 dogs that are affectionate and curious. Never bothersome. The grounds are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous flowers in the garden of several varieties. Grapevines with tasty looking grapes on them. Deer everywhere. Wild turkey. This property is off the beaten path, but close to everything you'll need and a short drive to Durango. Maps, books and booklets on Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride among others were available to make your day trip plans. Because Bayfield is so centrally located, you can go anywhere. The owners did their best to make us comfortable and were available for any problems or questions as they live near by. We are already planning a trip back next year to include this humble abode.

We never encountered any problems. No complaints. Fully satisfied and completely happy with our choice to stay at the barn loft. A big Thank You to Gary & Lauretta! This trip made our 50th Birthdays and our 33rd anniversary so very special!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the extensive accolades! We're so happy that you enjoyed our place as much as we do, and we look forward to having you join us again next year. You were great guests! We enjoyed visiting with you. Thank you for leaving the space so clean and tidy, which made my cleaning job for the next guests super easy. I loved the flowers you chose from the gardens to arrange for us. A nice treat for me! Soon the elk will be migrating through and the grapes will be harvested. Also a nice time to visit if you want to come a little later in the year next time. We look forward to hosting you again! Cheers!
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This ranch near. Durango, is a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The stay at the cattle farm was a highlight of our trip. It was only about a half hour from the Durango/Silverton train, and a beautiful drive to the farm. The apartment, in the loft of an actual working barn, was clean and very rustic. The owners, who made an effort to see us during our visit, even left us a bottle of wine made from their own little vineyard. If you need a fun get away, stay at this cattle ranch! Bonnie and Allan from Michigan

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Well appointed accommodations! Nice hot tub and great shower. Very cozy. Gorgeous scenery. Very accommodating and friendly owners.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could get away to our snowy ranch. It was fun for us to have you stay here with your little ones. We hope you get to come again! Lauretta & Gary
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Slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, peaceful place! Our daughter moved to the area recently and we wanted a place to stay close to hers. Little did we know we would find a slice of paradise at the Coal Basin Cattle Company! We had everything we needed to grill burgers and make a big breakfast with our kids as well as a cozy wood stove and comfortable bed. We can't wait go back. Thank you Gary and Lauretta!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you came to stay at our place and even happier that you enjoyed the space. Thank you for sharing your experience in words. We look forward to seeing you again! Warm regards, Lauretta & Gary
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Centennial, CO

So peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

What a place! We had a great time. The quite and stars were so relaxing. Even with the livestock so close, there is no smell. Unless there is something going on with the animals (birth, butcher) they really just add to the peaceful setting. The owners are some of the nicest people you'll meet, and try their best to respect that you are on vacation, while you are staying above their working ranch. We were dropping our son off at college in Durango, and we will definitely look at this place again when we come back to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. And thanks for your understanding with regard to our need to address butchering while you were here. We hope to see you again! Lauretta & Gary
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This place is perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This place is perfect! We loved it! The abundance of wildlife was amazing. We definitely enjoyed watching the dear in the meadow every evening. The barn atmosphere was very relaxing and the privacy was definitely a bonus. We enjoyed being "away from it all" yet still close enough to Durango to ride train. Thank you for a wonderful 25th anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Anniversary and congrats on 25 years! That's awesome ... although neither of you look old enough to be married 25 years. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the deer did their walk-throughs. Thanks for choosing our little haven to spend such a special occasion. And all the best for your next 25 years together!
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Prices for this holiday apartment in Bayfield, Southwestern Colorado

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 6.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bayfield in Colorado

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...

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