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The Cabins at Hartland Ranch are located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Pagosa Springs is known for its hot springs, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. The Cabins at Harland Ranch have a grand total of five different cabins on their 35-acres of land that range in room size and bed size. Due to the location, guests who stay at the location or explore the area, can find a variety of things to do during almost any time of the year, such as skiing and snowmobiling in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer.
Placed on 35-acres of land, the Cabins at Hartland Ranch offer five separate cabins for their guests to use. The first cabin, Hitchin' Post, is a two-bedroom cabin that can sleep up to six people. The Master Bedroom comes equipped with a king-sized bed for guests to sleep on as well as a fireplace. Provided in the Master Bedroom is a bathroom that comes with a sink, jetted tub, and a shower. A sliding door is found near the back of the room, which leads out to the private porch. A Guest Bedroom contains one queen and one full bed, with its own bathroom, fireplace, and sliding door to the porch. A kitchen with full-size appliances in the cabin includes a dishwasher, utensils, pots, pans, glasses, mugs, plates and more. For laundry purposes, a washer and dryer are located in the cabin, along with complimentary WiFi.
The second cabin, The Peaks, also serves as a two-bedroom cabin with a six-person capacity. The Master Bedroom comes with an HDTV seated on a wooden dresser, providing media access for guests. Similar to the Hitchin' Peak, The Peaks comes with a king-sized bed in its Master Bedroom, as well as a fireplace and sliding door. The Guest Bedroom in The Peaks has two beds situated for guests, along with its own fireplace. WiFi, laundry, and access to the common area serve as additional amenities.
The third cabin, Wildernest, makes up the last of the two-bedroom cabins. It also supplies a Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom that comes with bedding, fireplaces, and access to a porch. Each cabin comes equipped with their own bathrooms, including the Wildernesst.
The fourth cabin, Sundancer, is the first of two three-bedroom cabins at the Cabins at Hartland Ranch. It can sleep up to eight guests so that bigger parties can utilize this cabin for their stay. The Master Bedroom comes with a king-sized bed, the first guest room comes with a queen bed, and the last guest room comes with two queen-sized beds. All of the other amenities range similar to that of the two-bedroom cabins, except the additional room that is provided.
Lastly, the fifth cabin is the Trails End cabin, the second of the two three-bedroom cabins. Sleeping eight, this cabin offers similar bedding and amenity arrangements as the Sundancer cabin. Being located in the mountains, the Cabins at Hartland Ranch are known for being "quiet," as stated by general manager Jennifer Bowden. Pagosa Springs, the city the cabins are located in, is a popular destination for hunters, especially those who harvest elk, deer, and other game animals.
Quietness and cleanliness are sought after at the Cabins at Hartland Ranch, with the culture being a "family-friendly or romantic getaway, depending on the time of year," as stated by general manager Jennifer Bowden. The cabins are noted as being "even nicer than shown in the pictures," according to guest reviews of the property. Other guests who have stayed at the Cabins at Hartland Ranch have mentioned in their reviews that they are "immaculate...the cleanest and best-stocked cabins we have ever rented." The Bowden family, specifically their daughter, general manager Jennifer Bowden, is mentioned as "accommodating and very friendly."
The town of Pagosa Springs is known for its "healing waters," referring to its natural hot springs that are located throughout the surrounding area. The town is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands. Activities often engaged in the summer season include hiking, fishing, four-wheel driving, and numerous scenic drives. The wintertime presents opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and hunting. Pagosa Springs is also known for its sunshine, having 300 full days a year of sunshine, along with four distinct seasons. Pagosa Springs sits at a high altitude of 7,126 feet above sea level. In addition to that, Pagosa Springs is located in the Colorado Sunbelt and sits at 35 miles from the New Mexico border. In the Sunbelt, Pagosa Springs has moderate temperatures year-round, with the summer tending to be in the 80-degree range and the wintertime in the 40-degree range.
The Cabins at Heartland Ranch were opened in 2006, having been run and operated for the last fourteen years. The cabins were originally opened by Angie and Ken Gayhart, who ran them for the better part of ten years. Bennie and Carol Bowden purchased the cabins in 2016, having initially lived in San Marco, Texas.
In Texas, the Bowden family operated and ran twelve different gas stations before selling them and taking the opportunity to purchase the ranch and move to Colorado. Before the Gayhart family purchased it in 2006, the property stood as a residential ranch, dating back to the 1800s. Bennie and Carol Bowden are the current owners of the Cabins at Hartland Ranch, with their daughter Jennifer serving as the general manager and running the operations. The Bowden family has ran and operated the cabins for the last four years.
Bennie & Carol Bowden
Angie & Ken Gayhart