Welcome to Head in the Clouds Ranch! This beautiful ranch on 22 acres provides AMAZING views of La Plata Mountains, an incredibly dark sky for stargazing, abundant wildlife and access to thousands of acres of outdoor adventures in the surrounding area. On the property you will find 2 relatively level RV sites with electric hook ups. Sites are well shaded with mature Juniper
Welcome to Head in the Clouds Ranch! This beautiful ranch on 22 acres provides AMAZING views of La Plata Mountains, an incredibly dark sky for stargazing, abundant wildlife and access to thousands of acres of outdoor adventures in the surrounding area. On the property you will find 2 relatively level RV sites with electric hook ups. Sites are well shaded with mature Juniper trees. There are tons of trails around the property for you to explore this land right from your back door. Enjoy the 360 views from the top of the hill of La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde, and Sleeping Ute, the perfect way to take in the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Right now our ranch has 8 chickens (& 1 Rooster, your morning wake up call :), several pigs and the friendliest pup, Lua.
Inquire with us directly if you want some farm fresh pork or beef!
More about the Surrounding Area
Within 10 miles to:
Mancos: Our ranch is only 2.5 miles from downtown Mancos where you will find a quaint western town with lots of personality and a great community of artisans, ranchers, and friendly folk. You'll be greeted with local art galleries, coffee shops, bakery, brewery, and a natural goods store. What more could you ask for? Ask us about our favorite local spots!
Mancos State Park: Enjoy kayaking and canoeing the tranquil waters of Jackson Gulch Reservoir. In the winter, there are trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Mesa Verde National Park Entrance: Learn more about the rich cultural heritage of this area and explore the once thriving communities among the cliffs of the Ancestral Pueblo people. With over 5,000 archaeological sites, plan to spend all day!
Within 30 miles:
Durango: Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Animas river, take a trip on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Trail through the canyons of San Juan National forest, or enjoy dining along Main Street in one of the many delicious restaurants, pubs and breweries. Not to mention the great access to hiking and mountain biking trails in every direction!
Dolores: Check out the Canyon of the Ancients visitor center and hiking trails, go rafting/kayaking on the Dolores River, or go boating and fishing on McPhee Lake (Colorado's second largest body of water).
Within 60 miles:
Purgatory Ski Resort: Not only is this a fantastic place to get in some powder days with fewer crowds, it also has over 20 downhill mountain biking trails that cater to all skill levels. Make sure to stop by the Nugget for delicious sliders and Apres ski.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 93%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Head in the Clouds Ranch in Colorado.
Places to see near Liesl L.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Great ranch and hosts
The ranch was beautiful and the hosts were wonderful (including the little piglets that greeted us in the morning).
The site would be amazing for a tent - had a bit of a tight squeeze (height and length) for a 18' RAM campervan.
Maybe with some trimming of the branches to allow for higher clearance and amending the parking space for it to support the weight of the would make it more suitable.
Still it was one of the highlights to go for the walk w/ the piglets and talk with the knowledgable and friendly hosts.
A delightful place to stay
This was a great stop on our way from Durango to Hovenweep. Honestly, we were just looking for a place to sleep, but it was so much better than that. Brian came down and greeted us, accompanied by a troop of baby pigs. In the morning, he brought us fresh eggs, and we hiked up to see the beautiful view. The camping spots are nicely spaced, and while there's a bit of road noise, it quiets during the night.
Lovely little farm we where greeted right away by Brian who was extremely gracious and friendly. We got to meet some super cute little piglets which was adorable. It was close to Mesa verde and had everything we needed 5 min from town. Would definitely recommend.
Nice farm stay with cute pigs
Great farm stay! The pigs were sweet, and the hosts were very welcoming. Our RV spot was level enough and easy to back into (Site #2 “Cisco”). A little noise from the main road quiets down at night. Great stargazing. 12 mins to Mesa Verde visitors center.
We stopped by Liesl and Brian's place on our way back to Pennsylvania, after spending a few weeks traveling Montana down to Zion. Both were very accommodating and communication was great! Our camping spot "Cisco" was perfect for our fifth wheel, no trouble leveling and hookup to electric was a nice plus! We would definitely recommend this hipcamp to others...Liesl and Brian are great hosts!
Great place to stay in mancos
Great location, only 5 minutes into town. Pigs, dogs, and chickens running around, which our son loved. Close to Mancos State park. Having shore power is always a bonus. Very private, semi-flat space for our trailer. Only about 20 minutes to San Juan national forest with miles of off-road trails
Beautiful, clean, and peaceful!
AMAZING!!! Everything about this ranch was perfect! Liesl and Brian were great, welcoming and very helpful! Like seriously, very helpful! Brian dropped everything that he was doing and helped us fix our car, when we got stranded in the Mesa Verde National Park.
This campsite was just what we needed to recharge and unplug. We will definitely be back ASAP, and I’ve already told all my friends about this beautiful place.
It was such a treat to stay there!
This was a really nice stopover on my trip from Summit County to Flagstaff. Easy to find and to get in and out of, and a great view of Mesa Verde just a short walk from the campsite. Hosts were very nice and communication was easy. Definitely plan to stay again.