Palisade River Ranch has almost a mile of Colorado Riverfront and spectacular views of the surrounding Book Cliffs and Grand Mesa. In addition to the accommodation and events business, hay is grown across much of the main part of the property and a 45-acre riparian woodland (the Island) is open to guests to explore and to spot birds and other wildlife. There is a large deck and gazebo situated between the river and two of the ranch's three ponds, a cottonwood grove along the riverbank and trails that loop around the property and the Island.
Palisade River Ranch sits amongst a variety of vineyards, orchards and other agricultural attractions, and is located adjacent to the Town of Palisade's Riverbend Park, which is off-leash dog friendly. With direct access to the Riverfront Trail and Fruit & Wine Byway, it is only a 10 minute cruise by bicycle along the river to Downtown Palisade, and a short walk to the venue for events such as Winefest, Bluegrass and Roots Festival, and the Peach Festival.
The Grand Valley is full of outdoor activities and adventure opportunities, across alpine and desert environments, including some fantastic local hiking and biking trails. Guests can reach Powderhorn Ski Resort and the Grand Mesa in half an hour. Both locations provide options to explore and to get involved with sports and activities across all seasons, including skiing and downhill mountain biking.
The City of Grand Junction is a stone's throw away, with its historic Downtown and Main Street, and attractions for all ages and interests. Within half an hour to the east, guests can explore the spectacular National Monument and some more world-class road and mountain biking routes and trails. Further afield, guests can reach places like Aspen, Ouray and Moab within 1.5 to 2 hours.
After getting married in Palisade in 2006, Cameron and Jen lived in the UK for 10 years. They relocated to Palisade in 2015 and fell in love with this unique property. They enjoy welcoming their guests to the ranch and look forward to sharing this piece of paradise with you.