Running Dogs Ranch

South Central, Colorado, United States


Accommodates: 5

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


Find peace and relaxation at this charming 1,080 sq ft log cabin. Or use it as your base camp to explore Colorado’s Arkansas River or stunning Collegiate Peaks. This cabin sits on 60 acres right in the midst of endless trails, surrounded by National Forest, and within only a couple of miles of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. Four Mile Creek runs through the narrow valley just below the cabin. Right from the cabins deck you will enjoy unspoiled views of the Collegiate Peaks to the west, Buffalo Peaks to the north, and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the south.

The Four Mile area in which the cabin is located offers miles of jeep roads and some singletrack. Here on can explore hiking and mountain biking opportunities right out the front door. The western side of the valley offers endless trails with a huge variety of terrain. Though you’ll feel miles away from civilization, the cabin is a mere 15-20 minutes from the quaint town of Buena Vista, which has most anything you would need.

Open May 1st through October 31st

Location and Access

Near: Buena Vista, CO
The cabin is located 7 miles north of the town of Buena Vista, off HWY 24.


The area provides abundant opportunity, in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado, for:

Hiking, Mountain biking, Fly fishing, Kayaking, Rafting, Climbing, Hunting, ATVing, Hot springs, Horseback riding


Hit the slopes at Monarch Ski Area or enjoy more private terrain on the endless cross country and backcountry trails in the area. Check out the Buena Vista Whitewater Park or choose a whitewater rafting trip from a number of outfitters. Paddle around or sit back and be impressed by the world-class kayakers that enjoy the river. Pick any of a number of trails to climb a "14er", hike to a mountain lake or soak up beautiful forest scenery. Grab a beer at Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista to sample some of Colorado's famous craft brews.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Sleeps five in beds

  • Bedroom 1: one king

  • Bedroom 2: two twin/single beds and trundle bed

One bathroom with a toilet and combination tub/shower with hot running water.

There is also the option for two people to sleep on the ski hut-style cushioned benches in the living room.

What you need to bring

  • Food

Additional amenities

  • Hair dryer

  • Books

  • Flashlights

Property Policies

  • No smoking

  • A $250 damage deposit will be held on your card and released back to you within 24 hours if no damage has been found.

  • $150 cleaning fee

  • 50% payment is required at time of booking and 50% is due three weeks prior to arrival

  • There is no TV or WiFi in the home, but there is a strong cell signal.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given when canceled 30 or more days before arrival.
No refund given for a cancellation made within 30 days unless able to re-rent it in which case a partial of full refund may be given, depending on the extent of the re-rental.

Well-behaved dogs are allowed. Other pets considered.


No Smoking

Pets Allowed

Coffee Maker

Flushing toilet

Full Kitchen


Hot Shower

Outdoor Grill

Propane Lanterns

Solar Power

Well Water

Wood Burning Stove

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
May '17 RateMay 01 2016 - May 31 2016 $177 / night N/A $1063 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Summer 2016 RateJun 01 2016 - Sep 30 2016 $199 / night N/A $1262 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
October '16 RateOct 01 2016 - Oct 31 2016 $177 / night N/A $1063 / week N/A 3 nights N/A