We had the good fortune of connecting with LeAnn & Doug Bair and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi LeAnn & Doug, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
In 2005, we found the one place on earth where we want to spend the rest of our lives. Twelve years later, 2017, we opened our vacation rental to share this place with others!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Piñon Flats at Rancho Arturo is an 0ff-grid vacation rental set in the Wet Mountains near Westcliffe, CO. We built the structure and the business from ground up. We are proud that people come to visit Rancho Arturo and fall in love with the area as we have!

We both worked full-time jobs and spent every weekend building Rancho Arturo over past 17 years. We overcame challenges by never giving up.

Every guest is unique and has different expectations of a vacation rental. We listened to our guests and have made changes and adjustments to meet guest needs.

Piñon Flats at Rancho Arturo is an escape from the busy life and a place to relax and rejuvenate.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Places to visit: Bishops’ Castle
Mission Wolf
Smokey Jack Observatory
The towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff – galleries, shops, Planet Walk
Hiking on the Rainbow Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Royal Gorge, Cañon City
Music Festivals in Westcliffe
Jones Theater

Eat and drink:
SilverWest Feedstore
Chappy’s Mountain View Bar & Grill
Silver Cliff Mountain Inn a.k.a. Willie’s
Sugar and Spice Baker
Stage Stop
Tacos el Tapatia
Tumbleweed Coffee House
Peregrine Coffee Roasters

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Arthur and Adeline Aasheim and Robert and Marjorie Bair, our parents who taught us the ethics of work.

Author Michael Pollan, “A Place of My Own.”

Website: ranchoarturovacationrentals@gmail.com

Instagram: Ranchoarturo

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