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Red Cloud Ranch - Vintage 34' Avion/Airstream
Red Cloud Ranch - Vintage 34' Avion/Airstream

Entire home/flat

4 guests


3 beds
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Our 34' Avion is uber-comfortable, offers heat-on-demand, sleeps four adults, has working refrigerator, hot water and shower, three burner stove, fully functional toilet and booth-style seating plus sofa. We love our Avion and you will, too!

The space

Located at 8100 feet on the 40 acre Red Cloud Ranch in north Moffat, this vintage (1983) Avion Ambassador has a full kitchen including 3 burner stove and refrigerator and on-demand hot water for kitchen/shower. Fully heated for cooler nights. Plug and play your smartphone/tablet into the Bose sound system. Enjoy unadulterated and pristine water from a deep well. From your front porch, view the entire Sangre de Cristo mountain range, from Poncha Pass to Mt. Blanca. Outdoor fire pit is available for grilling and evening entertainment. 2-3 bundles of firewood are recommended, per fire.

Guest access

Quiet privacy assured. Property is accessed by 1/8 mile private drive off of Hwy 17, also known as the Cosmic Highway. Come and go as you please. Fire pit is available for cooking and evening atmosphere.

Interaction with guests

The door to the main house at Red Cloud Ranch is directly across the courtyard. We are available 24/7 for help and assistance.

Other things to note

BEFORE ARRIVAL: It is advisable to stock up on food/drinks for your stay. Fresh all cotton linens are supplied, towels also for shower or use at Hot Springs.

PETS: We love pets (dogs & cats), and one or two small pets are possible. We treat each pet as an additional guest therefore appropriate fees apply. Pets are not allowed on the furniture including beds, sofa, dinette seating.

Because Airbnb currently does not allow an option for a pet fee, we ask that you treat your pet as an additional guest and use the 'additional guest tab' when booking. We accept up to two (2) additional guests maximum. In the event you are bringing additional guests AND pets, go ahead and book your additional guests using the 'extra guest' tab. The pet fee can be addressed in person or through the Airbnb resolution center.

Be aware coyotes do inhabit the valley floor and the area surrounding Red Cloud Ranch. While it is rare for a coyote to wander onto the property, they are attracted to domestic animals so it is advisable to not let your pet out of sight while accommodating at the ranch.

At no time can pets be 'left behind' while guests are out day-tripping, shopping or otherwise. We cannot take on the responsibility of looking after or out for your pet while you are away from basecamp.

ABOUT PAST REVIEWS HIGHLIGHTING CANCELLATIONS: On the very rare occasion (twice) in early Spring and late Autumn we have had to cancel bookings on short notice. This only ever occurs due to the onset of severe weather. Refunds are issued immediately with a well meaning apology. We are located at 8000 feet and during these periods weather can not only be unpredictable but dangerous for the traveller heading our way. We do our very best to accommodate all bookings. Thank you for your support and understanding!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 12 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Civilized is best. Party all night or go to bed early. Smoking is fine but not in the Avion.

NOTE ABOUT PETS: We love pets and treat any pet (Dog or Cat) as an additional guest and charge as such per pet. Pets are not allowed on furniture including beds, sofa or dinette.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

130 Reviews

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Matt User Profile
August 2017
Really unique experience. Our host Shane was very friendly and helpful, and we had a lot of fun hiking the trails in the surrounding area and looking at the stars at night.

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
My fiance and our friends spent two nights in the Avion and were overall happy with the experience. There were plenty of blankets and pillows for us to use, so we slept comfortably. The host was highly responsive, accommodating and helpful in giving us tips on places to sightsee. The only complaint is the shower did not drain very well and quickly changed temperature, but those are likely side effects of being a vintage camper. Would definutely return in the future.

Ty User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I came to Red Cloud Ranch seeking escape form city life and a quiet place to enjoy our 5 year wedding anniversary. Red Cloud Ranch was everything we needed it to be. We enjoyed sitting around the fire, listening to music and looking at the stars. The host, Shane, and his wife were very accommodating and friendly. They were open and willing to help us with anything we needed and gave us some great advice on what trails to hike in the area. We definitely hope to come back!

Brandon User Profile
August 2017
Not what we were expecting. Not private and very unclean.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Unique experience!

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful location and wonderful hosts! We enjoyed roaming the property and reading a book in the hammock. Be sure to visit Valley View Hot Springs just up the road and have breakfast at the 4th Street Diner in Saguache.
Red Cloud Ranch User Profile
Response from Red Cloud Ranch:
We are glad you had a great time. You were wonderful guests and a pleasure to have around.
July 2017

Laura User Profile
July 2017
This place was exactly what I expected from the description and a nice place for my family to relax between destinations in Colorado. I hadn't stayed in an airstream before and really liked the layout. I'd recommend you bring food with you, and wear your shoes outside! It was pretty hot the day we were there and there was no A/C, but the vents in the roof worked pretty well to move the air, and we were cool enough. The host was very nice!

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Moffat, Colorado, United StatesJoined in July 2014
Red Cloud Ranch User Profile

Red Cloud Ranch is the ideal basecamp for exploring the great San Luis Valley. We are situated at 8,000 feet in the water-rich north end of the valley, one mile from Joyful Journey Hot Springs and at the base of the Sangre De Christo mountain range and its 14,000 foot peaks located due east. In sight and to the west is the continental divide and the 14,000 peaks of the San Juan range. In all directions, the view from Red Cloud is stunning. After dark, light a fire and enjoy the view. At this altitude, and with almost zero light distraction, you can see the stars past the stars. If the night sky is your thing, you will want to tote your telescope. And enjoy pristine drinking water pumped from our well.

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