Family Reunions, Retreats, Weddings - Sleeps up to 24 Near Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States 80132
Call owner direct at 719-650-2521 for discounts!
Perfect for Family Reunions, Special Events and Corporate Retreats. Bring the whole gang (up to 24 people) and cook, eat, sleep and play under one roof in this 7800 sq ft Colorado Style Retreat/Family Reunion Home. Perched on the ridge of a 40 acre secluded estate, this mini ranch is conveniently located only 12 minutes from the Air force Academy, 15 minutes from Colorado Springs, 6 minutes from Monument and services, 20 minutes from Castle Rock, and 35 minutes from South Denver. The 360 degree view offers beautiful sunrises, sunsets and miles of ever changing, unobstructed mountain vistas.
The House on Bluebird Ridge accommodates up to 24 people, and offers you the opportunity to host intimate special gatherings such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, family reunion functions and barbecues for up to 50 people.
You won’t have to leave Bluebird Ridge to enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Although, we highly recommend you do check out all the fun things to see and do nearby; hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, golf, and swimming. You will also want to pull yourself from the ranch and take in some mountain adventures and touristy stuff; US Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Center, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cripple Creek Casino Town, Manitou and Old Colorado City shopping.
For added fun, treat your kids to a real Colorado Adventure; pack and pitch a tent on the property and spend a magical Colorado night around the campfire before you finish the cool night off with a soak in the hot tub.
Sleeping Accommodations 8 Bedrooms, 3 Bonus Sleeping Rooms
(24 in beds)
-3 Bonus Sleeping Areas
-2 family rooms
-1 Grand Billiard Room
-Soaking Tub and Steam Shower (master)
-3 fireplaces (1 wood burning, 2 gas)
-Hardwood floors in common areas
-Central Vacuum System
-In-floor hot water heat
-Colorado cool weather air conditioned; The altitude of 7600 ft combined with Colorado’s low humidity and chilly nights mean air conditioners are far and few between in the high country. On very hot summer days, it may get warm in the house in the afternoon; just pull the shades down by day, open the windows by night and enjoy a quick “Colorado Cool Down”.
-Music room; player piano, guitar, mandolin, ukulele & other noise makers, make for a fun and memorable time for all. (please supervise kids)
-Formal Dining Room open to Great Room (Seats 10)
-Informal Dining Area open to Great Room & kitchen (Seats 8 at table & 10 at counter)
-Great Room –main level; 27 ft vaulted ceilings, wood post & beams, 3 story stone wood burning fireplace, wall of southwest facing windows with mountain views
-Library Loft overlooking the Great Room with futon, game table, library, desk and computer printer.
-Gourmet Kitchen: Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances; 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, trash compactor, wine cooler, microwave oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer; gas stove, 2 stainless steel sinks, garbage disposals, instant hot water beverage dispenser, custom cabinets, walk in pantry, mountain view
-Laundry Room; washer, dryer, utility sink,
-2 staircases to upper level; formal staircase in the front entry and living quarters staircase off the Mudroom
-Large, side entrance Mudroom with storage cubbies, benches and shelving
-Grand Billiards Room with pool table, game table and fireside seating
-Ping Pong Room: Set up or take down the Ping Pong table and use this room for whatever fits your needs.
-2nd Kitchen-Lower Level: refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, instant hot water beverage dispenser.
-40 acres; hike, bike, camp
-Gas BBQ Grill
-Hot Tub: 6-8 person
-Campfire Ring (contingent upon fire bands in place)
-Chiminea Fireplace on Patio
-Campsite for tent
-Redwood play set with swings and playhouse
-Available onsite: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Crochet, Botchy ball, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Horseshoes, Soccer Nets
-1000 sq ft redwood deck with Mountain Views (partially covered) with seating and dining
-900 sq ft bi-level patio with seating and dining
-Lower Level Covered Patio with seating
-Large Covered Front Porch with seating and dining
-Parking for up to 8-10 cars on pavement (overflow parking in the grass field)
-Garage: 4 car garage will be locked off and not available to guests. Special requests will be considered.
-TV; Main Level Great Room, Lower Level Family Room,
-Main Level Master Suite
-Lower Level Play Room
-Ipod docks, alarm clock and radio in all bedrooms
-Books of all kind for your reading enjoyment
-Video Library with hundreds of family movies
-Iron, ironing board
-Blow Dryer in each bathroom
-Hot Tub Towels
-Blowup Mattresses and Linens (2)
-Telephone: There is no landline telephones…bring your cell phone!
-Pre-stocked initial basic household paper goods
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on the ranch or in the house as there is no fenced in area for dogs outside and there are horses and chickens onsite. The coyotes and hawks poise a real threat for little dogs and cats (we have lost a few), so please don’t bring them to the house. If you have a pet that must travel with you, we can recommend an exceptional, nearby Boarding facility that offers your dog great fun at their 5 acre Dog Park like facility. Your dog deserves a vacation too.
Cat & Dog: ALERGY WARNING…..There is a resident ranch cat outside on the property at times. He stays outside, but does sneak in from time if you are not watching. There is also a Golden Retriever named Sawyer that has access to the mudroom in the house throughout the year, but will not be on the premises during your stay. (If a serious cat or dog allergy exists, we do not recommend you stay in the house.)
Fun places to see in the Pikes Peak Region
Looking for fun attractions to experience while on vacation? With a wide variety of Colorado Springs tourist attractions to see when in town, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Feed the giraffes at the America’s only mountain zoo, take a step back in time in an old ghost town or roar with dinosaurs. Colorado Springs attractions have something for everyone. The region features more than 55 incredible Colorado Springs tourist attractions including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
The House on Bluebird Ridge is perfect for intimate functions for up to 50 people and you are welcome to host your special event, inside or outside at no extra charge; Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Barbeques, Corporate Functions. The owners will supply you with a list of local caterers and rental centers and work out the space logistics prior to your arrival.
Additional Location Information
Away From It All
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
First Aid Kit
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Ping Pong Table
Sports & Activities
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$800 / night||$800 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|Easter 2019Apr 18 2019 - Apr 22 2019||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season 2019 AMay 01 2019 - May 17 2019||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Air Force Graduation 2019May 18 2019 - Jun 02 2019||$1400 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer 2019Jun 03 2019 - Sep 30 2019||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Thanksgiving 2019Nov 20 2019 - Nov 24 2019||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Easter 2020Apr 09 2020 - Apr 17 2020||$1200 / night||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||14 nights|
|Air Force Graduation 2020May 16 2020 - May 31 2020||$1400 / night||$1400 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season 2020Jun 01 2020 - Sep 30 2020||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||14 nights|
|Thanksgiving 2010Nov 24 2020 - Nov 30 2020||$1200 / night||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|Christmas 2020Dec 18 2020 - Jan 03 2021||$1800 / night||$1800 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season A 2021May 01 2021 - May 21 2021||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Air Force Graduation 2021May 22 2021 - May 31 2021||$1400 / night||$1400 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season 2021Jun 01 2021 - Sep 30 2021||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Thanksgiving 2021Nov 19 2021 - Nov 30 2021||$1200 / night||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Christmas 2021Dec 18 2021 - Jan 03 2022||$2000 / night||$2000 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season A 2022May 01 2022 - May 19 2022||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Air Force Graduation 2022May 20 2022 - May 31 2022||$1400 / night||$1400 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer Season B RatesJun 01 2022 - Oct 01 2022||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Thanksgiving 2022Nov 19 2022 - Nov 30 2022||$1200 / night||$1200 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Christmas 2022Dec 16 2022 - Jan 01 2023||$2000 / night||$2000 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Summer A Rate 2023May 01 2023 - May 18 2023||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|Air Force Graduation 2023May 19 2023 - May 31 2023||$1400 / night||$1400 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Summer B Rate 2023Jun 01 2023 - Sep 30 2023||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|Thanksgiving 2023Nov 17 2023 - Nov 30 2023||$1200 / night||$1200 / night||$1200 / week||$1200 / month||5 nights||N/A|
|Christmas 2023Dec 15 2023 - Jan 01 2024||$2000 / night||$2000 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
We stayed here over Spring Break with 2 other families. The house was great, plenty of room for the adults and kids to spread out. The house was set up well for guests with comfortable beds, soft towels, and a well-equipped kitchen. This was our first VRBO, and I don't think we'll stay in a hotel again. The owners were extremely accommodating - lots of suggestions for things to do and willing to plow the roads if we got snowed in.
We are so happy you had a great time at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. You just missed the Bluebirds. They showed up a few days after you left. Bob & Chris, Owners
Chris, the home was outstanding, and delivered everything as promised. We were very happy with the accommodations and location. Our group enjoyed a fantastic stay with the comfort of this great home. The home was clean, and inviting with amenities to keep everyone entertained. We look forward to staying with you again!
We enjoyed the opportunity to accommodate your College Athletes while the team was in Colorado Springs. What a great group of young people. You are welcome back anytime. We now know a 60 ft tour bus will not make it up the long driveway. I hope my pickup truck shuttle served you well. Hope to see you and your team again! OWNER/CHRIS
I rented this Bluebird Ridge House for a corporate retreat and planning meeting. We had 16 adults and everyone had their own bed. The kitchen was perfect -- two ovens and two dishwashers, plus plenty of space for people to sit down and eat. During down times my team enjoyed the game room and big yard. The views were incredible too. The owners are exceptional to work with. I rent a lot of homes through VRBO and am generally happy. But I have to say that this has been the best experience yet. I highly recommend this property for a corporate retreat or a family reunion.
We are always amazed that a house full of serious business professional have as much fun at the house as the large groups with lots of kids always have. Our Ping-Pong table was "steaming" when we got back to the house....there must have been some serious ponging going on. It is good to know that the house was perfect for your serious business meetings as well. It was a pleasure having you at Bluebird Ridge Ranch and you are welcome back any time. Chris and Bob, Owners
We had been looking for a property that would accommodate 24 and found this rental for our stay over USAFA graduation week. The family and friends who joined us were so grateful and impressed with the home. There was plenty of space and lots to do at the house. We were able to cook all our meals in the enormous kitchen with every kind of appliance (big and small) available. There were plenty of dishes, linens, spices, etc. available. This was so much better than staying in a hotel!
It was wonderful meeting your family. Congrats again to the graduates. We are so pleased the house worked well for you all...and yes, the kitchen is really great to cook in...room for the whole gang to pitch in and help. It is a special place and we are blessed to be able to share it. Please visit again. Chris & Bob, Owners
The resident feline Oscar was friendly but kept to himself unless you called him over with "kitty kitty." The pool table, ping pong table, poker table, and endless outside games including soccer, volleyball, and other ball games kept my siblings, cousins, and I busy and smiling. The kitchen has everything and more, allowing for large meals. This house is decorated beautifully with wood and themes in each room. My only complaint is that the driveway is mostly made up of dirt and could be paved. The view of Pikes Peak is prime.
Thanks for being so kind to Oscar, our outside ranch cat. We are still giving him the treats you left behind for him and think you may have spoiled him. :) We agree....the 1/2 gravel driveway would be great paved, but there are lots of reasons we are unable pave the ranch access and some really specific reason it needs to stay gravel. Most people love it at is adds to the atmosphere of the Ranch and also inspires people to drive at a reasonable speed limit.
This home had everything you need. It was a home away from home. Extremely spacious, beautiful views, and perfect for a large family gathering!
It was great to see your family so happy and we are so very pleased you enjoyed the house. It is indeed a special place and we love sharing it.
Perfect for family get together and USAFA events. Huge kitchens with 2 of everything and everything else you needed. Gameroom with pool table, pingpong, card table, extensive movie collection on big tv's. Beautiful views from every room. Hot tub, horse shoes, soccer goal, kids play house. Wonderful!
It sounds like you had a great time. Come back again! Bob & Chris, Owners
Great person to rent from, gorgeous view & property, great space for staying in. Had enough for all 25 of our family members for the week, a laundry room & an amazing kitchen. How to take care of things was well laid out, easy to understand and easy to do. Home was clean & comfortable. It was an amazing stay, I slept great & felt like home for the week.
It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family. Please come back sometime. Chris & Bob, Owners
We recently had the pleasure of staying in this magnificent home. The description of it does not do it justice. We had my mother's 80th birthday celebration and a July 4th reunion here. The home had everything we needed and then some. From batteries for a child's game to enough tableware for this huge crew. Forgot to bring a certain spice for a recipe? No worry, the spice cupboard was filled to the max. Their wonderful friends and neighbors made sure the hot tub was clean and working properly. The yard and maintence man was there instantly to mow abit of grass for parking and to clean the horseshoe pits for us. Televisions and WiFi was remarkable in all parts of the house. The lower level was well equipped for everything the kids needed. Loved the big childrens room with 4 sets of bunkbeds. The views from the deck were outstanding. My husband and I would get up before everyone else and sit and have a cup of coffee and do our morning devotinal on the deck where the views were outstanding. Yes, it was abit hard to find, but most of us all have GPS systems on our phone or in the car. We discovered that if you followed the route from the freeway, the navagational system worked everytime. Activities in the area that were enjoyed by family members were Garden of the Gods, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (5 star rating for this), Pikes Peak, 4-wheeling (although you do have to trailer them for the trails - but you have many choices), restuarants of all likes, etc. No one ever got bored. We thank the owners for opening their beautiful home to us. Thank you for helping to make the reunion and birthday get-together a success! Would highly recommend this home no matter what your reasons for being in the area. It was wonderful. We will be back! And just a little side note. The music room was absolutely outstanding! I could have spent the entire time in that room alone!
Yes, the music room is my favorite too! It was great to have you visit. Please come back again.
WOW! We completely enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous home! We have a C4C (freshman) at USAFA and were looking for a retreat for Parents' Weekend where our son and our extended family could relax without being in uniform, enjoy the beauty of Colorado and still have plenty of activities to do to keep everyone entertained. This home provided us that perfect location! We were a quick 15 minute drive to the front gate of the Academy and yet it felt a world away! From the fully equipped kitchen where my mother-in-law loved preparing her family favorite recipes to the lower level den complete with pool table, dart board and poker table where the teenagers enjoyed hanging out to the peaceful location and hiking trails, everyone in our extended family truly found their place. We will definitely rent this jewel again! We had a wonderful time at night using our star gazer app and locating the constellations in the crystal clear sky. The home was clean, comfortable and very easy to find with the owner's directions. We had friends over from the Broadmoor and they found it with no problem. Monument is a cute and quaint town with shops and restaurants that are nearby. We also made a trip to Garden of the Gods and a couple of other Colorado Springs tourist stops with a short drive. We were completely satisfied with our stay and look forward to a return trip. The owner is easy to work with and is very helpful. Two thumbs up!
We are so happy you had a great stay at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. Come back again soon.
The house and the property were absolutely amazing and better than advertised! It is a beautiful house, with tremendous vistas of Pikes Peak, sunrises and sunsets, nestled on 40 acres with a cow pasture, tranquil and serene. The owners went out of their way to ensure that the house was accessible to me as a wheelchair user, ensuring that there were ample ramps available to facilitate my ability to get in and out of the house. They were also spot on with recommendations of services in the community, from a local pizzeria to a bakery that in the last minute was able to make a customized engagement cake for my son and his beautiful fiancée, which was absolutely delicious! The combination of the personal attention and concern of the owners to ensure that we had all that we needed, and the picturesque setting and beautiful house made for a very memorable vacation for my family and friends. I wholeheartedly recommend the ranch for anyone who's idea of roughing it in the countryside is staying in luxury accommodations, with a great deck and Jacuzzi. The only reservation I have in recommending the ranch is admittedly selfish… I want to make sure that the house is available for us when we return next year!
Thanks for the great review. We are so very happy you had such a great time. We do hope to see you again next year, but you better book it soon as we are getting a lot of interest for next summer. All the best to you and your family. Chris & Bob
Our decision to rent this home for the “wedding party weekend” was by far one of the best we made! The beautiful Bluebird Ridge Ranch was more than perfect for our out-of-town wedding party guests to completely relax and enjoy their time together – we were close to town making it convenient to get to the wedding venue and the market yet on 40 acres we were able to truly relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance. The first night the wedding party enjoyed their time together preparing dinner, using the hot tub, playing ping pong and pool, taking in the stunning sunset and unwinding after their travels. There was plenty of room for our party of 24 with the great layout and spacious rooms. It easily accommodated 8 couples and 8 singles – all the bedrooms and the bunkroom decorated so nicely and all so cozy and inviting – it was like having our own private bed and breakfast! During the day, our guests enjoyed the backyard playing horseshoes, crochet, bocce ball – they hiked the Bluebird Trail as the sunset behind the mountain range. We have some spectacular photos as our photographer stayed there with the wedding party. One of the highlights for us was on the eve of the wedding when we hosted our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner. The owners were so gracious to allow us to do this. We had enough space to include our out-of-town guests, too, which made the evening very special. There was plenty of room to seat everyone and serve the food and drinks. Even our wheel-chair bound family member had no issue with anything and could really enjoy the evening. It was a stunning evening that everyone will remember - home cooked food prepared in the huge kitchen, the spectacular mountain views, a beautiful sunset and a cozy fire in the grand fireplace made for a perfect evening full of laughter, joy and many toasts! I can’t say enough about how this home so graciously accommodated this “party” so well – even the bride and groom had room to “get away” to share special moments together as they anticipated the wedding, too. Tastefully appointed this home has a “put your feet up and relax” vibe. Very, very clean and well stocked; comfortable beds with nice bedding and lots of white towels. All in all, it was just perfect for our needs. If we could give it more than 5 out of 5 we would. It was truly a special place making for a genuinely memorable time for not only the bride and groom but for all the wedding party as well.
The house exceeded expectations. There was plenty of space and many unique gathering places within the house. The views and the property were spectacular as well. Chris was very nice, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. We would strongly recommend this for any type of large gathering.
The views are breathtaking, the home is welcoming with a very relaxed feel. The grandchildren loved the music room & I enjoyed the violin even though I have never picked up one before. Chris was very helpful with any questions including where the closest church is to setting our mind at ease with "something will break so don't worry about it."
We are so happy that your stay at Bluebird Ridge Ranch was everything you had hope it to be. Please come back and see us again. Chris & Bob
This house suited our Family Reunion of 20 very nicely.... View, location, kitchen, deck were all Wonderous People could go be quiet or join the family games.... Home is warm cozy, and has everything.... Kitchen perfect for group cooking with everything you can imagine for getting the job done.... we went to many places in the area Chris is Fabulous and her home is Fantastic
It was fun seeing your family have such fun at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. It is a special place and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the kitchen is a great place to spend family time, preparing meals together or just hanging out.... it seems everyone likes to hang out in the kitchen. Come see us again. Chris & Bob
We brought 4 generations to this home to vacation together and had a wonderful time. The home is wonderfully furnished, kitchen had everything we needed and more to prepare meals. There were games galore from board games to outdoor games and books and movies for all ages. The house was wonderfully sound proofed so that our 20s could play ping pong, pool or cards with out disturbing the family that wanted to go to bed before midnight. We loved the view of Pikes Peak from the hot tub and hammocks and there was plenty of chairs on the deck. The caretakers were fabulous and very helpful when we couldn't figure out how to turn on the light over the pool table. We had to call maintenance but he came to the house quickly and we were kept informed of the repair process to minimize the disruption of our vacation. Close to attractions for all ages and the home was wonderful to just relax in and enjoy our family time. I cannot think of a single thing that would have made our stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
We had family come from all over the country to vacation in this home and it was a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and huge but very comfortable and homey. The kitchen is large and well laid out for several people to cook at once. There's a playhouse in the back that my grandson loved! He also loved the chickens. :-)
The property and house was perfect for our small group. There was plenty of games if we just wanted to hang out there and visit but fairly close to activities if we wanted to go out. Due to the size of our group we decided to cook every night. Nothing fancy but the kitchen is very well appointed and we did not lack for anything. With two dishwashers, clean up was a breeze. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend to friends!
House was awsome...very open and big- and the kitchen is a dream kitchen that was very well stocked. The views from the house are spectacular, everything u would want or expect in CO. The beds are not all that comfortable but they worked. Overall our experience was very nice and I would definitely stay there again, hopefully next time for more than a few days :)
We are so happy that you enjoyed Bluebird Ridge Ranch but disappointed that after 3 years we have our first less than perfect 5 star review. Please let me know which bed was not comfortable and we will check it out. All beds are pillow top with the exception of the queen suite on the main level which is a memory foam topper. The twin bunks are also new pillow topped mattresses. We are happy that everything else was acceptable to you and do hope that you visit us again.
Our team of 11 adults was very pleased with our stay at this property. Plenty of room, comfy beds, great kitchen space for cooking big meals. The downstairs rec room was a blast. We had all the games going at once- darts, ping pong, pool, cards...it was a blast. Absolutely breathtaking view of pikes peak and lovely neighborhood to walk or run in.
I am so glad you and your co-workers had fun during your stay at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. It is truly a special place and other companies have said it was perfect for their executive retreat and also enjoyed the game room after a day of meetings. I hope you visit again. Chris
This property in Monument was perfect! So great, that none of us wanted to leave. The house is beautiful, but comfortable and very well stocked. There was nothing lacking other than of course, bringing our food and necessities. For outdoor time, besides the hot tub, there were plenty of outdoor games, horseshoes, bad-mitten, etc. as well as the game room inside. You won't be lacking for things to do at the property as well as the surrounding area. The house provided the most picturesque view of Pikes Peek! It was amazing to wake up to that view every morning. The homeowner was always available for anything we might need and made us feel very much at home as though we were her personal guests (which we were). I can't thank her enough for making our stay so perfect. Thank you Chris! I highly recommend this home and look forward to the time that we can return.
We are so happy your family enjoyed Bluebird Ridge Ranch! What a wonderfully family you have. You are welcome back anytime. Congrats on the wedding and thank you for bringing the Florida sunshine with you!
We, our 5 children and their spouses, and twelve grandchildren enjoyed our stay celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The house accommodated all 23 of us nicely. The youngest 6 children played in the well equipped basement. We took part in several activities in nearby Colorado Springs every day. In the evening we cooked supper together in the well equipped kitchen. The property manager was available for any questions or to bring missing supplies. We hired a photographer to take family photos with the beautiful mountains as backdrop. All in all it was a wonderful family celebration!
We were a group of 18 people and had a wonderful time! The best part about this house is that it has lots of room to have your own space, yet it also has great areas for group gatherings. The kitchen is phenomenal - incredibly well stocked and easy for lots of cooks to convene in at the same time. The house has lovely furnishings and is incredibly comfortable. Not a single person had a bad bed - which we know from renting vacation houses every year is not an easy feat. Chris, the owner, was wonderful - she checked in on us to make sure everything was going well, but also left us alone so we had complete privacy. The location is great - only 5-10 minutes to shops and close enough to Colorado Springs to do fun activities, but tucked away from the world with incredibly beautiful views of Pike's Peak and other mountains. Thanks for providing us with a home away from home. If we do another reunion in Colorado, this house will be our first choice!
Looking for a once in a lifetime vacation rental for your family reunion? This beautiful home set on top of a hill with a 360 degree view including Pike's Peak can't be beat. Chris and her husband are gracious hosts meeting us there when we arrived and calling to check if we needed anything the following day. Chris arrived, too, as we were leaving and made sure that our stay had been all that we had hoped it would be. The home is well furnished with two dishwashers and two ovens in the main floor kitchen with another kitchen on the lower level. Two staircases to the upper bedroom level make traffic flow easy. There are two master suites on the main level, one master suite on the second level and another master suite on the lower level. We haven't even mentioned the "Gone Fishing" bedroom, the Sea Port bedroom, the Giraffe bedroom also on the second level, and the 8 bunkbed bedroom on the lower level. Looking for something to do? How about the pool table, the ping pong table, the game table, darts, toys and games for young and old---and did I mention the hot tub when all that playing wears one out! Kevin and Kelly help take care of the property and are usually there morning and evening if you have any questions. They are happy to show you their horses and chickens. Oscar, the resident cat, tends to the deck and is a delight for the youngsters to see. Forgot something for the evening meal? Check Chris's well-stocked cupboards or the grocery stores are only a few minutes away in Monument. Want to take a break from this luxurious home? Cheyenne Zoo, the Pikes Peak cog train, Garden of the Gods and much more are within a 30-60 minute drive depending on traffic. Our family has many wonderful memories of our three generation family reunion and, if this home would be available again, we will definitely be giving Chris a call.
Our stay at Bluebird Ridge Ranch was the perfect setting for a long Labor Day weekend gathering of family and friends for our son's wedding in Colorado Springs. This home is large enough for 20 plus people but still has an atmosphere of warmth and love. The kitchen is set up to accommodate many cooks at one time with plenty of seating for all. Everyone in our group enjoyed their stay and it was the perfect ending to a wonderful weekend. Thank you Chris, hopefully we will return for a reunion! Mary Howard
Our group of 12 had a fantastic stay at Bluebird Ranch! This is a perfect home to host a large group. The home has everything you need to make your stay complete. From the well equipped kitchen to the comfortable furnishings, we were able to provide our guests with a most comfortable vacation. The owners are so helpful and accommodating. We look forward to our next stay here. Thank you for everything!
We rent houses every year around the country and this house was exceptional. The beds are comfortable (sheets are wonderful!), kitchen is stocked like you can't believe, and the views are gorgeous. The owners are very accessible for any issues you may have. The house does get a little warm during the middle of the summer before the summer monsoons hit but there are little coolers (swamp coolers?) in the rooms if they are needed.
If you are looking for a house to accommodate a large group, I don't believe you could find a better place than this. Everything you could possibly want or need has been provided. The house is beautiful , very spacious and just feels like home. The view of Pike's Peak is amazing. We gathered our group of 26 family members (ages 3 to 72) to celebrate our 50th anniversary and felt we picked the perfect place. Plenty of room to spread out, but also room to all be together when we wanted to be. Also, there was never a lack of things to do, either in the house, or outside. We especially enjoyed the wonderfully cool Colorado evenings! The kitchen was one of the favorite gathering spots and what a great place to prepare and eat our meals together. Plenty of space for several people to be working together without being on top of each other. What a blessing it was to be able to gather here with our family. Thank you, Chris and Bob, for sharing your wonderful home!
We had another fantastic stay at Bluebird Ranch this past week! This was our third time to rent this fabulous home! We had a group of 17 family members and friends staying there for my son’s USAFA graduation and wedding four days later. Everyone had plenty of space and the home is perfectly configured for large groups. We were able to cook meals in the well stocked chef’s kitchen! My mother-in-law requires pots of all shapes and sizes and all sorts of utensils when she cooks. She was thrilled with the abundant supply! There were also plenty of dishes and glasses to more than serve our crew. The breathtaking views of Pike’s Peak are spectacular! The wrap around deck is perfect for entertaining and for enjoying meals outside! Morning coffee at home will never be the same! We also enjoyed watching the Thunderbirds practicing their maneuvers for graduation. At night, the sky is blanketed with stars that are clearly visible and not interrupted by city lights. The separate entrance for the basement worked great for us as we had my son and 8 of his groomsmen staying down there so they were able to come and go peacefully. The second kitchen was perfect for them to keep additional food. The location is private and far enough away to enjoy nature but also offers quick access to I-25, USAFA and several tasty restaurants and conveniences. We even had pizza delivered the last night of our stay! I hope that we have another chance to relax at Bluebird Ranch! My family is already eagerly anticipating their return to this gorgeous and cozy home!
It was so great to see your family again and so pleased you to hear you love Bluebird Ridge Ranch as much as we do. A three-time visitor means this is officially your home away from home. Be sure to let us know when you are out this way again. Chris & Bob
We had a great week long stay with our family of 18 from various parts of the country. This place has so many great amenities that we didn’t feel the need to go and do a lot, even though there are tons of great attractions near by. This beautiful and spacious home more than met our accommodation needs. The well stocked, spacious kitchen is perfect for preparing large meals. The game room, hot tub, and deck with great views were wonderful to use and enjoy. This property feels so remote and has great 360 degree views. I highly recommend this lovely home!
I am so happy you loved staying at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. We agree, its a special place for family to gather. Thanks for being our guests, and please do come again. Chris
If you're planning a large family reunion and need a great place, this IS it!! On a 40 acre ranch, the house is situated on a hill with a beautiful view of Pike's Peak. The home is spacious, clean, inviting and a delight to enjoy. All 22 of us (ages 9 to 75) had ample room to relax - - plenty of elbow room for sure. There was lots of parking for our 7 vehicles. The huge kitchen allowed our many cooks to show off their skills; it definitely was the happiest room for all of us. Although there was a second kitchen downstairs, our group gravitated to the main floor where our crew gathered to plan our next adventure, eat our family-prepared food, and LAUGH! The hot tub, horse shoe pit, basketball goal, and pool table got lots of use. And, there was plenty of room in the back yard for fly casting lessons. There were so many things to do in Colorado Springs that we were hard pressed to see everything, but we certainly tried! (The Olympic Training Center, Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Royal Gorge train, fishing at Eleven Mile Canyon, rafting, fossil beds, gold mine, Manitou Springs, cliff dwellings, and an Escape Room.) Our hosts Chris & Bob were terrific as they answered questions, made suggestions of things to do. The couple of "hiccups" we had were quickly fixed by Chris & Bob. And, Kevin answered the many questions we had about the horses, chickens and the hydroponic garden. (The resident ranch cat, Oscar, was a friendly visitor.) Thank you Chris & Bob for sharing your lovely home! Jerry & Kay Lue Phillips, Windsor, CO
You get the award for the family who made the most out of a weeks stay at Bluebird Ridge Ranch. It was so fun to see you enjoy all that Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region have to offer. Also, thank you for being so understanding while we figured out just what the previous guests flushed in one of the downstairs bathroom. Fortunately, we had 6 more bathrooms for you to use while we fished out the left behind toys and things that were clogging the system. You have a wonderful family and are welcome back anytime. Warm Regards, Bob & Chris
Christine was a joy to work with. The property is secluded yet close to many nearby attractions. There was plenty of room for everyone, we had 22 adults and one toddler. Although we did not have our daughter's wedding or reception on site, it was the perfect gathering place for the family and wedding party.
Chris was a dream to work with throughout the almost 3-year reservation! I knew I wanted to celebrate our Twins’ graduations in this home! There wasn’t a thing I needed that this home didn’t deliver!!! Chris and Bob made sure we were comfy and secure all week! We made memories with our family that will love in our hearts FOREVER!!!
This house was perfect for our family of 8 adults and 7 children aged 2 to 13. The grandkids especially enjoyed the outdoors playing wiffle ball, camping out, using the playhouse, and having s’mores at the fire pit was a highlight. The ping pong and pool table downstairs were also a big hit. The adults enjoyed a libation on the deck overlooking Pike’s Peak each evening after a day of activities. I would highly recommend this property for any large group.
Bluebird Ridge Ranch was all and more than anyone could ask for. After arriving during a thunder/hail storm that knocked out the power in the whole area, the property manager was available and was very helpful in getting us settled in. Our family of 16 had so much room to enjoy our vacation in Colorado. There was a great supply of dishes and cooking utensils for us to prepare our meals. The game room was enjoyed by children and adults as well. The games to play outdoors were great to enjoy the wonderful outdoors as well as the play house and play ground for the younger ones. The hot tub was also a big hit. There were many places to relax both indoors and outdoors. We would recommend this property for any large groups that are planning a stay in Colorado. It was situated convenient to many attractions and shopping.