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Unique 40 Acre Property With Renovated 1850 Miners Cabin and 3000 Sf Additon

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4.5 baths, large gathering area with 360 Mountain Views

Experience the Old West and the great outdoors at Wiley Spur Ranch! Located just 6 miles from Gunnison, Colorado and 20 miles from Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte you will enjoy the spectacular views of the Ohio Creek Valley. Photographing the wildflowers and wildlife, fly fishing, rafting, mountain biking, skiing, star gazing or enjoying the fall foliage are a few activities in the nearby area. The original miners' cabin was built in 1851, renovated in 2010 and added onto in 2014. There are 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms plus a bunk room in the loft that will sleep 6, 4.5 bathrooms, a dogtrot style dining area, an outdoor cook shack fire pit and a whole lotta porch for watching the sunset over the mountains or star gazing. We are less than a half mile from BLM property where you can explore, go hiking, 4 wheeling and hunt for Elk or Mule deer!

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Stan and Pam Hegener
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Stan and Pam Hegener

We first found Crested Butte and Gunnison almost 35 years ago and brought our kids here to learn to ski. After several years absence we returned to the area and experienced the four seasons and decided we needed a place for our kids to come with their kids to enjoy the great outdoors!

Stan and Pam Hegener purchased this house in 2014

Why Stan and Pam Hegener chose Gunnison

When you drive up you will know why we fell in love with the property. You can see from the pictures its unique style and the amenities it has to offer. A 40 acre horse property with 360 views of the mountains and just 7 minutes from town and 20 minutes from Crested Butte. Year around activities and prefect temperatures!

What makes this house unique

Words can't describe how the setting and uniqueness of this property has made it the perfect second home and one that we feel our guests will enjoy as well.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gunnison in Gunnison County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4.5 baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Cabin Bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Cabin Bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Restored Cabin Bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom/ Bunkroom loft - 6 Bunk Bed , Bunkroom Loft with 3 sets of bunk beds with full bath
  • 3 bedrooms with queen beds each with full baths and a loft with 3 sets of bunk beds and TV and sitting area with full bath attached
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Unique 40 Acre Property With Renovated 1850 Miners Cabin and 3000 Sf Additon
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

The property is exquisite. There are not enough adjectives to describe the beauty. It's timeless.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 30 days. The weather was fabulous. There were deer, hawks, hummingbirds, swallows, horses, and maybe a skunk. Views of the mountains and hay fields from every window. I lost my husband in the house a few times. The kitchens were equipped with everything needed, included a good supply of spices. We enjoyed Dave's daily visits and Elizabeth checking in to be sure we wanted for nothing. The leather furniture was more comfortable than ours at home! The location to Gunnison, Crested Butte, and hiking locations was perfect. The stars were incredible at night. You could easily fall asleep outside listening to the wind in the aspens. There was a cattle drive down the road our first week. How awesome is that? Met a few of the neighbors on our nightly walks. If we had brought our horses, we would still be there! Thanks for a great month and for letting us stay in such a beautiful location to escape the Arizona heat.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dona. Thank you so much we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you will come back again and bring your horses this time! Hope you had a safe trip home! Sincerely The Hegeners
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In 7 years of leasing a property for vacation, this was THE BEST!

  • 5 of 5

The property manager, sweet Elizabeth, was a dream! She met us and showed us around the property and kept in touch with us throughout our stay. The place was amazing! The older cabin was perfectly decorated in period pieces, yet all the comforts of home. The newer part of the cabin was so very well built and attention to detail was amazing. JOB well done.

Just a hop, skip, and a jump west of the cabin we were on BLM land riding trails on our ranger all day. It was fantastic.


The Swank family

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, the property and its location! You are right, a Elizabeth is a gem! We all look forward to having you back one day! Hope you had a safe trip home! Sincerely, The Hegeners
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Great location, well appointed and comfortable home for any adventure.

  • 5 of 5

The Wiley Spur Ranch is a perfect location to access every adventure in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area. The house is a combination of a restored miners cabin and a large addition. It is decorated beautifully in a western theme and very comfortable. The views from inside looking outside are spectacular. If you love cooking and gathering outside, this is the perfect place. The large firepit area and cooking shed made our evenings very enjoyable. Grilling outside and roasting marshmallows were our nightly activities. The stars in the sky were breathtaking. Coyotes howling in the distance could be heard. Activities close by included white water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking and shopping in Gunnison and Crested Butte areas. We attended the oldest rodeo during Cattlemens Days in Gunnison, (117 years) and were not disappointed. This is the perfect house for those who love to play outdoors but also love coming home to a beautiful and comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and found so many activities to partake in! Especially the rodeo! We hope to see you back soon! Sincerely! Stan
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Little Rock, Arkansas

One for the books!

  • 5 of 5

Sink into some real deliciousness at Wiley Spur Ranch. We sure did. We hope to return. Watch "Buck" in the mornings...he'll ease along the rail then buck -kick his way 3X to the fence corner then canter a bit. He'll repeat his routine at least 3 more rounds in the ring while he takes in the mountains off in the distance. He's a sweet-natured buckskin and always a gentleman. There's a nice walk up the dirt road and 360* of scenic views in a special place near Ohio Creek that we can assure is no disappointment. The home is spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean and quiet, with smartly appointed decor, furnishings and appliances...anything you need is there in and in well-organized manner. Wiley was a wonderful respite away from the week of activities surrounding our son's strong college finish and commencement ceremony at WSCU. (Phew!!! "He done it!!!" We are grateful). We are light-traveling global middle-aged adventurists and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate properties well-maintained. Stan called immediately upon our initial inquiry to answer any questions we might have and promptly responded with all our concerns. Elizabeth greeted us upon arrival and gave us a quick and efficient orientation around the home. She was helpful with any questions and was a delightful hostess. We picked the perfect place for our family to relax and get together for our son's special day. my2cents

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our ranch! Thank you for your kind comments, and we are so glad you were able to spend quality time with your son on his graduation day! We look forward to your return visit! Sincerely! Stan and Pam
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best yet

  • 5 of 5

My family has been going to Colorado once a year for over 25 years. This is the best cabin we have stayed in yet.

When we first arrived, we all spent the first hour going from room to room in awe.

It's just a remarkable property.

If you are traveling with a family or group of friends, look no farther. It doesn't disappoint. You will feel comfortable here

R. Webster

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear R, Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return in the future! Sincerely, Stan and Pam
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Kansas City

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique and well thought out property. To give you an idea of the layout, the "old cabin" is one side of the structure and the "new cabin" is on the other side, connected by the dog trot dining area. Out back is the cook shack and fire pit, out front is a huge parking area and pastures with several horses, including a nice buckskin mare that my 11 year old daughter loved. The old cabin is unbelievably cool. Perfectly restored, it is like a comfortable museum. A very private set up for one couple, worked great for my parents with our family on the new side. I honestly spent a couple hours wandering around it and kept discovering new details, just a wonderful spot in this world. The new cabin is very well done also, big views, with 2 bedrooms both with baths down and a loft that is maybe the nicest room in the house. There are 4 private patio/decks, each with a different view and sun/shade time. The cook shack and firepit are equally wonderful, a great spot for evening pre-dinner cocktails! The entire property is remarkably great. We have stayed in VRBOs throughout Colorado and the country and this is one of the very best. Elizabeth, the caretaker, met us and went through the entire property, her husband helped restore the old cabin. Her enthusiasm for Gunnison and the cabin was infectious. The only (very minor) complaints: The new cabin bedrooms and baths are small and one doesn't have a closet; no shampoo/conditioner provided (every VRBO at this price point provides, but not a big deal); no kindling for the fire pit.

Things to do in the area if you want to see it but maybe have people that can't hike/float/bike: Float/Dine at Garlic Mikes (we had age ranges from 75 to 9 and it was a huge hit...take a cooler with your favorite can drinks, very mild float and short walk to a nice dinner); drive Ohio Creek road to Kebler pass and stop for the Castle Rocks view at the rock slide, easy drive and beautiful views and aspen forest; drive/hike/fish Cement Creek road near Crested Butte, light 4WD recommended, but not bad and really beautiful small creek....just keep going!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate them and are glad you enjoyed your visit. There is a lot of history in the miners cabin! We appreciate your comment about the shampoo and conditioner, we provided the bars of soap but figured most folks like their own shampoo and conditioner and may not have a use for ours. We can certainly provide some in the Laundry room for those that don't mind a generic brand. Also there are old cedar shingles tucked back behind the wood pile under the aspen, we usually break them up into starter wood, as they light with a match. Maybe they did get used, I will have Dave check this week. I know the horses seem to love the attention from all the guests. Thanks again, hope to see you back! Sincerely, Stan and Pam
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Nearest Airport
6 Metres
Gunnison Crested Butte Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Almont Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Gunnison Colorado Dos Rios
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Garlic Mikes
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Cested Butte Mountain
Car: necessary

Gunnison Crested Butte Valley 5 minutes from downtown, hospital and airport, 20 minutes to the slopes in Crested Butte, skiing, mountain biking, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding. 10 minutes to Almont. Great restaurants in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Go Jeeping on the back roads, view the gold rush in fall. View Fireworks from the front porch and the must see Crested Butte parade on July 4th. So much to do and see you cannot take it all in in one vacation, come back for more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gunnison, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving/Christ/NY 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
31 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Thanks/Christmas 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75
cleaning fee £189.4 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.9%

Any stay over 30 days is Tax Free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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