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Majestic Dude Ranch

#1 of 11 things to do in Mancos Features Animals
42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
+1 800-325-9462
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Mainly for children...

VERY KID FRIENDLY PLACE. The horseback riding was terrific. However, the website is definitely... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2015
Maureen L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Perfect week for our family

In mid-June, 2015, our family of four (kids 7 and 10) spent 5 nights at the ranch. This was our... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2015
Jonathan D
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A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1956, Lake Mancos Ranch (now re-named the Majestic Dude Ranch) has been offering our guests a home away from home in the Colorado mountains 35 miles west of Durango. A week-long, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation provides families with a lifetime of memories, whether that means long rides on a mountain trail, guided mountain bike tours, hikes in the neighboring national forest, catching a rainbow trout along the banks of a cool stream, lake or river, or just relaxing by the fire with friends.
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42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
+1 800-325-9462
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

VERY KID FRIENDLY PLACE. The horseback riding was terrific. However, the website is definitely misleading. There was no kayaking or atv riding offered the three days I was at the ranch. The archery equipment was broken. The activities catered to children (movies under the stars,...More

3  Thank Maureen L
robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thank you for calling us a kid friendly ranch - we pride ourselves in providing a terrific family bonding experience for guests from 1 years-old to 85+... We're sorry you weren't able to enjoy the many adult-oriented activities we have available at the ranch. Advanced...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015

In mid-June, 2015, our family of four (kids 7 and 10) spent 5 nights at the ranch. This was our second year with Majestic. In short, this is the perfect place for our needs and wishes. In particular, we love the size and scale -...More

7  Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 9 June 2015

There are so many people to complement and thank at this ranch - it is hard to know where to begin. But I must start with Robert, the owner. As he picked us up at the airport, we had no idea that he was the...More

3  Thank JSmithAndrews
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Just want to give a shout out to the chefs at the ranch, Daniel, Patrick and John served us the most incredible meals during our stay on the ranch! Everything we ate was delicious!! The bbq ribs, ribeye steaks and pork chop dinners were superb!...More

3  Thank jhsolock
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We stayed at the Majestic Dude Ranch from August 9-16, 2014 and had the time of our lives. We are a group of 21 people, ages 6-71, and each one of us had a blast. We have been to several other dude ranches and Majestic...More

5  Thank bobio5
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This was our first trip to the ranch, but it won't be our last! We went on a family vacation that included ages 1 1/2 to 71 years old. Everyone had a wonderful time. Our six year old son had an amazing time riding horses,...More

5  Thank JanetKT
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Majestic was the perfect place for us to hold our 42nd class reunion!! Robert is the main reason that the Majestic is a wonderful place to vacation. He strives to provide a fun, unique, and safe place for families to be for their vacation....More

3  Thank Vickers M
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My rating is based on my experience at the ranch this last week of June. I usually stay at 4-5 star resorts and have high expectations . I don't mind spending a higher amount of money, but it better be exceptional. It is a good...More

7  Thank terryprod
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My husband, our two teenage boys, our recent college grad and I spent 4 days at Majestic Dude Ranch this June as part of a 17 day tour of the Western states. Of all the amazing places we stayed, from Grand Canyon to Yellowstone, the...More

4  Thank Nadine A
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I had a great time. The activities and the food were great. The owner really makes an effort to see that you are taken care of. I highly recomend this ranch.

1  Thank tc h
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Kathy R
Some of the reviews say the activities are mostly geared toward kids. Is that true?
28 March 2016|
Response from lebowsathome |
There are lots of activities for adults, such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, skeet shooting, one day to go river rafting. There is a pool and a Jacuzzi like large tub. There is a time for adults... More
We are looking for a place for a family vacation for late summer, 2016. There are 7 adults and 6 children (ages 1 1/2 to 10). None of us is competent at horseback riding. We'd like to learn. The kids' activities look great. Please explain accommodations. We have 3 families with 2 adults and 2 children each plus me (grandmother). I would appreciate info about lodging and cost/lodging. Inclusive? Is it easy to travel to nearby attractions? What is normal length of stay and is there a deal for 5 days or a week? How hard is it to get flights from Durango to London, NC, and Reno? Are there alternative restaurant sites? Thanks.
29 December 2015|
Response from robert b | Property representative |
Hi Joanne, sorry we just saw this email. Please send contact info or contact me directly at 970-533-7900 or robert@majesticduderanch. .I'd be happy to answer all questions and provide your family with a special discount... More