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We Welcome Continental Divide Trail Hikers!

Open for bookings for the 2023 season!

Thrilled to share all of our new renovations!

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Co Rd 17 Lake City
Colorado 81235





Contact Us

Have questions? Need help deciding on a location? Want to share pictures from your trip? Our team is here to help. Send us a note and we’ll be in touch.

A Colorado fishing license will be required to fish at the pond or at the river.

A Colorado fishing license can be purchased at Freemons Store (located 20 minutes south on 149 towards Creede) or in Lake City or Creede (you may also purchase one online as well).

Groceries can be purchased at either Lake City or Creede
  • Lake City;  35 minutes north on 149
  • Creede; 45 minutes south on 149
  • Lake city is closer to Oleo Ranch (by about 10 minutes) but Creede’s Kentucky Belle market has better selections

In the case of an emergency, please come to the caretakers’ cabin where we have WiFi and can make emergency calls out. We also have a large first aid kit for minor injuries.

Due to critter concerns we request that our guest put all food scraps in trash bags and then, when full, remove and place in the whiskey trash barrels on the porch. We will gather and collect all trash each day.

Our fridges work through a combination of “black magic” and propane. This combination allows our fridges to do well and get very cold. The setting should be left on #3… unless you like frozen salads. 

Yes! Just up the hill to the west of our cabins lies the old “Stagecoach Trail”. This wooded walk takes you past Mitchell Springs (where Oleo gets its water) and parallels highway 149. 

There’s also a trailhead at the end of our CR 17 that offers two trails into La Garita Wilderness (Skyline and Cebolla Trails).

While we welcome OHV’ers to Oleo we do not allow the units to be driven on Oleo property.  You may park your trailers in a designated location here at Oleo but we ask that they not be parked by our cabins (space is limited in our cabin parking areas and turning a trailer around is often difficult if not impossible).

We get asked this a lot… In each cabin, we have provided a percolator for making some of the best “cowboy coffee” you’ll ever taste. Refer to this website for instructions on how to operate these highly advanced kitchen appliances. You can view more on this link: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-percolate-coffee