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1484 Fdr 250 P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
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Spectacular guest ranch set at 9000' in the southern Colorado Rockies. Superb riding and fishing, fun kids' and teen programs, evening activities, trapshooting and more. The adventure of a lifetime. Share our special brand of western hospitality and see why folks keep coming back for more! Member of all accredited associations, Horse Safety certified. Top Ten Dude Ranch. Signature Ranch. All-inclusive, and exclusive. Wonderful experience in every way. Come share it with us!
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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1484 Fdr 250 P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
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Doc C wrote a review Mar 2022
Southport, North Carolina1 contribution
We had 5 cruises canceled during the Covid Pandemic.... We decided to do something different, and this is what we choose. The vacation could not have been better, Staff and the Van Berkun's made us feel like royalty and treated us like one of the family. Food was delicious and activities always keep us entertained. Before we left, my wife said the we need to come back in 2022... And we are! doc
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Go head a few days early to get accustomed to the elevation increase and drink plenty of water...
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tiredhappymom wrote a review Mar 2022
Saginaw, Texas27 contributions6 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
There are not enough superlatives to describe Rainbow Trout Ranch. The property is amazing, the staff is top notch, the food is delicious, and the entire Van Berkum family is just incredible. Yes, it is a splurge, but I promise you it is worth it! You are made to feel as though their home is your home. Meals are plentiful, varied and just so yummy. As a wife and mom, not having to plan, cook or clean up meals for a week was a priceless gift and one of the best parts of my week! The meals at the pool & by the river were fantastic as well. The best part was watching my children blossom and relax while away from their electronics and stress of every day life. They bonded with their horses, who were “theirs” all week, and had so much fun in the kids’ programs that we barely saw them every day! Our cabin was spacious and comfortable, with plenty of hot water and even firewood for our fireplace. The mountain air made the walk up the hill to it a challenge at first, but we acclimated after a couple days. The care and thought this family puts into their horse program is stunning. You can see the love they have for the horses in everything they do. The rodeo at the end of the week was such fun! My daughter cried for nearly a week after we left. She missed her horse (Mustang Sally) and the wrangler she bonded with so much (Bailey). Doug, Linda, David and Jane are such special people, and they have truly created a special place on this earth that is like no other. I feel privileged to have been able to experience it, and I urge anyone reading this to take your family ASAP. You will make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Rainbow Trout Ranch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch
Responded 8 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for this lovely review. We really do appreciate it, and as always, it is our guests who make what we do so special. Happy Trails, always ~~ Jane
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E8911ADirenes wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rainbow Trout Ranch is everything you've hoped for in a get away vacation. The total experience is wonderful. The staff takes care of everything you need to escape, or get back to reality, as you view it. The lodging is very comfortable and everything is spotless. The food, delicious and plentiful, is served family style. The Conejos River running right through the property is peaceful and filled with trout - riffles and pools are plentiful. The trail riding is a horseman's dream. Located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, you can find easy trails, steep rugged adventures, and rivers to traverse, or you can sit on the deck in a rocking chair and read the day away. You can get to know your fellow vacationers, and end up with long time friends. Or, you can hibernate and enjoy the solitude of nature, as you wish. We've been visiting the RTR since 2011, and haven't found another ranch experience to equal. For those with children, there are dedicated wranglers leading children's programs throughout the day. The children have a great learning experience with each other, and the adults have their own quality time. There is evening entertainment, and daytime activities right at the ranch, but if you desire, the area has many activities to enjoy. Alamosa, CO has some wonderful restaurants and shopping. Moffat is home to a wonder hot springs spa. Antonito has a narrow gauge train round trip between Chama, NM. The National Desert Sand Dunes monument is not far, and Taos, NM is within two hours.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rainbow Trout Ranch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch
Responded 8 Mar 2022
Thank you so very much for posting this lovely review. We really appreciate your taking the time to write it. Thank you so much for choosing our family ranch for your family vacation. We love welcoming you back to the ranch! Keep well, you and yours, and Happy Trails, always ~~ The Van Berkum Family
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Jane O wrote a review Mar 2022
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My husband, granddaughter (now 13) and I have made several visits to Rainbow Trout Ranch . Each one is better than the last. My husband fishes to his heart's content. Our granddaughter and I ride. The children's programs are top notch as is everything on the ranch. Safety is a main concern on and off the horses. The kitchen accommodates my husband's dietary restrictions. Last summer our granddaughter sent us a thank you note for "the best time of her life."
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Rainbow Trout Ranch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch
Responded 8 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really love having you all here!
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KAT12q wrote a review Oct 2021
Horsham, Pennsylvania2 contributions
We have visited many ranches in the last 13 years, but this is our absolute favorite. The family is involved in all aspects of the ranch, and is so welcoming. The setting is absolutely beautiful, the food is delicious, the cabins are clean and comfortable, and the most important part is that their horses are wonderful. You are matched up with the perfect horse for you, and they send out rides that are appropriate for all ability levels. We are a group of 8-10 ladies who range in age from 40's to 70's....with a youngie thrown in once in awhile. We also have varied riding levels...some like to walk trot and some like to canter. Everyone feels safe and enjoys their rides. There are activities at night . And they have the most beautiful lodge with the best wrap around porch. We went three years in a row and then decided to try another ranch. Covid hit and we missed that year, but last year we went to another ranch in another state. We had a great time, but it just doesn't compare to RTR so we are going back in Sept 2022!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Rainbow Trout Ranch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch
Responded 8 Mar 2022
We really appreciate your taking the time to write this lovely review. Thank you! We look forward to having you here this summer. Keep well and Happy Trails, always ~~ The Van Berkum Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Trout Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rainbow Trout Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.