Ruby's Retreat Guest Comments


"One snowy day, one sunny day, one cozy cabin to enjoy it all! Thanks! ”  
Judith & Eric, CA, 10/22/09
 
"We had an amazing time! It is beautiful scenery here, with so many lakes and places to see. It is more like a home than a cabin. ”  
Jeff, Christine, Zack, Danielle, Alaina, Donna & Kirk, MO, 7/25/09
 
"Thank you for letting us stay at your cabin! We had a great time and look forward to returning to the area. ”  
Ron, Marilyn, Ryan, Andrew, Sam & Avery 7/27/09
 
"This was an amazing vacation! We loved the Rocky Mountain hikes, especially Cub Lake with it’s friendly duck. But it was also perfect for spending a lazy afternoon reading and playing some extreme Disney trivia! It’s a beautiful area and a cozy home. We give it our highest recommendation! ”  
Brian, Nanette & James, NM, 7/17/09
 
"Our family has really enjoyed staying in your beautiful cabin. We really felt at home here and hate to leave. If we are ever back in the area we would love to stay here again. We especially enjoyed watching the hummingbirds. I found the hummingbird feeders, made some food and there were lots of them. We also enjoyed watching the stars on the back porch, swinging on the front porch and our trips to RMNP. We enjoyed hiking to Ouzel Falls on the Wild Basin trailhead, hiking around Bear Lake and to Alberta Falls and taking Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake where we saw two moose. Thanks so much for a memorable vacation. ”  
Erika, Kevin & Scott, Napier, KY, 7/13/09
 
"We had a wonderful time here with lots of family time. The hikes at Long’s Peak, Lily Lake and in RMNP were great. We really enjoyed the porch on the star-filled nights and even the sound of the wind. This was our first year to see a bear! God’s creatures were present every day ”  
. Stewart’s, Cape Girardeau, MO, 7/3/09
 
"We got here for a really big snow and enjoyed every day of our stay – snowshoeing, hiking, climbing and breakfast at Meadow Mountain Café. This little place is just perfect and we felt right at home immediately. Thanks for sharing your home with us, hope we can come back again. (no name left), 4/11/09
 
"Thanks so much for sharing your lovely mountain cabin with us. We were glad to have finally made it here. The weather was great, the views fantastic - the cabin very charming with all of the comforts of home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here as there is just so much to see. Thanks again and God bless ”  
. Lynn7 Bonnie, Frohna, MO, 9/18/08
 
"What a great cabin and a wonderful place to rest after hiking and seeing the sites. Thank you for opening your beautiful home, Laura & Daniel, Houston, TX, 5/25/08
 
"Loved the quiet, relaxed time at Ruby’s Retreat. Think we all appreciate each other even more after spending this time together in this place. Thank you! ”  
Eric, Sally & Rosie 10/1/07
 
We appreciate staying at your place. The weather, the park and hiking were great. Thank you Bernie & Felicia, Houston, TX, ”
 
10/11/07
 
"We had a great time, very cozy place to stay! Hopefully we can come back soon, My daughter loved the piano and the toys in the loft. Thank you for everything! ”  
Stan, Trinka & Mikayla Dallas, TX. 9/22/07
 
"Thank you for letting us stay in your warm and loving home. We had a great time exploring the area and even climbed Long’s Peak. That was a “long” day, 3 a.m. rise, back by 2 p.m. Thanks again and we will be back! ”  
Tracie and friends 9/3/07
 
"We had a wonderful time. The kids especially enjoyed all the toys and the extra room to move around. We all slept soundly and loved the mountain scenery. Thank you very much! ”  
Yankauskas family, Michigan 8/18/07
 
"Thanks for sharing your mountain home. We will have lasting memories of our time here. First night we saw a herd of elk out front, also starry nights. We took several hikes. Thanks again! ”  
Joe, Kathy and Tim, West Berlin, N.J. 7/24/07
 
"Thank you so much for a beautiful week here. The weather was gorgeous, the mountains are awesome, and all of your tips on things to see and places to go were great. The hike to Copeland Falls, around Lily Lake, the meal at Meadow Mountain Café – all so memorable! ”  
Don and Patti, Cape Girardeau, MO 7/20/07
 
"Thank you for letting us stay the two days. I enjoyed watching the sunrise over the mountains this morning. We enjoyed the hummingbirds whiz by us on the back deck. Susan, Dean & Emily, Westerville, Ohio 7/13/07
 
"Thank you for a beautiful place to stay on our Colorado vacation! The kids loved the loft. Enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cabin is lovely! Thanks again for allowing us to stay! God bless ”  
. Michele, Randy, Dale & Taylor. Halethorpe, Maryland 6/13/07
 
"What a wonderful place to spend Father’s Day as a family! We saw many beautiful animals, flowers and scenery. It was a privilege to use the cabin and we hope to be able to return. Sincere thanks! Kevin, Janet, Mark & Sara, Cape Girardeau, MO. 6/23/07
 
"Very nice, comfortable accommodations, and of course the surroundings are awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ”  
. Tim, Sue, Gail Emily and Katlyn, Cleveland, Ohio, 5/22/07
 
"This is such a warm homey place, was just what we needed and wanted. We love the felling you have created here for your family and ours. We saw a herd of elk on the hillside in back last night. We all slept soundly and long in your comfy beds. Looking forward to being here again when we have the opportunity. Blessings and thank you! ”  
Emily, Justin, Laurel & Sage from Michigan, 4/29/07
 
"Mr. Ted, Well, we made it back safe to Georgia. Sat night and Sun morning seemed so long since we flew out so late but at least we were able to be home before lunch on Sunday which was very nice. We would like to thank you again for a great time at your cabin. It seemed like "home" to us which was very nice. Maybe one day we can visit Co. again. We have a 3 year old and I would love to take him to see the mountains and snow. I am sending you a picture that we took on our trip. Thanks again..”  
Sylvia, Chip and Ivey Davis. GA 10/06/06
 
“Thank you for a wonderful November weekend. Our family really enjoyed the cabin and the many long walks on nearly roads.”  
Sandy P , Cheryl C., NY 11/26/05.
 
“We had another wonderful time. The weather was beautiful!”  
Michelle and Bruce H., Fort Morgan, CO. 10/16/05
 
“Hate to leave. It has been very peaceful.”   Don H., Fort Morgan, CO., 10/16/05
 
“I had a relaxing and blessed weekend – I will remember this as a very special birthday! Loved sitting outside and listening to the wind in the pines, good for praying and mediating. Thanks and God bless you all.”
Helen H., Fort Morgan, CO., 10/16/05
 
“What a lovely place, full of light and fresh mountain air, so clean and welcoming and cozy. A large bull elk (5 pointer) wandered through the back and around to the front yard, stopping to pose for some wonderful photos.”
Sara F. and sons, Boston, MA. 8/23/05
 
“Our family had a great week at Ruby’s. Having grown up in the Ft. Collins/Boulder area, we always took the mountains for granted. After living the past three years in southern France, the amazing beauty of this area is so much more evident. Thanks for helping us to re-discover this.”  
Ashley, Erick, Rory & Jamie L., France 8/13/05
 
“Dear Michele and Ted, Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful mountain cabin with us this past week. Besides enjoying the natural beauty of the area, pleasant weather and fresh air, we enjoyed another equally valuable resource – the pleasure of each other’s company. This peaceful week afforded us the luxury of clarifying our own individual thoughts and dreams. It also brought us much closer as a family creating numerous memories we’ll share for a lifetime. This unique experience could not have occurred in a busy, noisy hotel. This vacation is just what our family needed as we prepare to send our oldest child off to college in just a few short weeks and our youngest starts 8th grade with only one more year until high school. Again my heartfelt thanks and I wish you and your daughter only health and happiness in the future. May God bless you all...”  
Diane B. 8/1/05
 
“Michele and Ted, Thanks so much for being so helpful and friendly in the pre-trip and time we have been here. Our stay has been enjoyable and a great family experience. In addition to the hike in the Park and Trail Ridge Road, we stayed on the back deck and saw shooting stars, played games and used that swing on the front porch a lot. I am really glad we found out about your cabin as it has helped make a very memorable, lasting time for our family. Thanks! P.S. I had a chance to talk to your neighbor a couple of times. He said Ted’s Dad Loren made the lodge pole furniture and his Mom Ruby finished it. Please tell them it is really neat!..”  
Mike B. 8/1/05
 
“Dear Mr. And Mrs. Hollman, I love your cabin! The loft is SO cool! I liked how you had lots of glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, just like in my own room. We played a ton of the board games you had up there and had a lot of fun. Your family room is welcoming. I played your piano like everyday. My favorite chair is the pop-a-son chair. The heating light in the bathroom is very nice when you are cold from getting out of the shower, I used it many times. I love the swing on the front porch, it really made me relaxed. As I am writing this I’m sitting on the green glider on the back deck, I love it. Many mornings I sat with a member of my family here. You know that feeling you get when you leave somewhere you love and have a piece of your heart there, that’s how I feel right now. I love Ruby’s Retreat so much! I never thought I would miss a vacation spot this much but I truly think it’s a great place to be and I hope we return soon! Your cabin is awesome. I don’t know how you can leave it, it’s so relaxing, quiet and comforting! Thank you sooo much for sharing your very pretty cabin with me and my family! Thanks again!..”  
Mary Kate B, 13 years old - 8/1/05
 
“Mr. and Mrs. Hollman, We are so thankful that you shared your beautiful cabin with us! We love Ruby’s Retreat, it’s the best! We hope you have a fun and enjoyable rest of the summer and a safe and wonderful year. Many, many thanks! P.S. We left you some REALLY good ice cream in the freezer!.”  
8/1/05
 
“Mr. And Mrs. Hollman, Thanks for letting us stay in your cabin this week. It was really a good experience. I loved everything about the cabin but especially liked the green swing on the front porch. I spent 75% of my time there..”  
Danny B.8/1/05
 
“Thank you so much for allowing our family to share your family’s home away from home. I truly believe everything in life happens for a reason. Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise. May God bless you and your family.”  
Mike, Diane, Danny & Mary Kate B., Des Moines, IA 7/31/05
 
“Thanks for the chance to take Dad with us on this vacation to the mountains. Took over 1000 pictures!”  
John & Jo B., Decatur, IL. 6/16/05
 
“Thanks a million. What a place to relax!”  
Ken, Christie, Nikki, Casey, Kelsey & Colten H. 3/23/05 Manhattan, Kansas
 
“Thank you for letting us enjoy your cabin. Got new snow (8-10”), the snow shoeing was great. We enjoyed it all!”  
Bill, Connie, Kevin, Ashley, Caroline, Mary, Stephen ,Carrie Ann and Tanner. Windsor, CO 3/15,05
 
“Had another wonderful weekend. Our daughter loved it! Look forward to returning.”  
Bruce & Michelle H., Fort Morgan, CO. 3/13/05
 
“Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin. We felt love of the family that lives here. We felt so blessed. It is so easy to feel closer to God here. Thanks again.”  
Bruce & Michelle H., Fort Morgan, CO. 10/10/04
 
“Beautiful location, enjoyed your wildflowers. Took a wonderful hike to Isabella Lake.”  
Bill, Carrie, Jacob, Beth &Will, OH 8/11/04
 
“What a beautiful spot! Thanks for allowing us to use your cabin in the mountains. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning.”  
Al & Emily C., Randolph, NY. Paul & Jennifer B., Beverly Hills, CA. 5/31/04