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Rainbow Trout Ranch

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As Europeans, we were looking for a "true American experience" to have with the kids. We had such a blast. I went from being scared to be on a horse to loping in a week. Everyone was so professional, accommodating and helpful. Everybody, from the owners Doug and Linda to the wranglers, knows your and your kids names from day...

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Windermere, Florida
PROPERTY’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My wife and I had the time of our life. The owners Doug and Linda, Jane and David remembered our names from the first day. Their hospitality was also instilled in the people that worked there. EVERYONE was so accommodating and helpful. My only wish was that they would have had a king size bed to sleep on. I found...

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rtrjane, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Louis~~What a lovely review. Thank you! I have just been re-reading reviews and yours made me smile widely. We would love to see you both back sometime. And by the way, Gentry and Hollywood are doing very well, fat and happy out on winter pasture.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My vacation to the ranch was beyond my expectations. The lodge and the cabins for beautiful. Three full meals a day that were better that most restaurants served family style so you could sit with other guests or some of the staff and get to know them while enjoying your meal. I hate to call the guests or staff because...

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rtrjane, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Shawn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really loved having you here and we look forward so much to having you here again. Blackjack feels the same way--he loves you almost as much as he loves Nacho!!! Keep well and Happy Trails~~ Jane

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This review is long overdue. We visited in September 2016 during the adults only time. The riding experience was wonderful. The horses were solid and we felt very secure riding them. The fishing was outstanding. In one afternoon my companion caught 17 trout! He went there to fly fish but enjoyed the riding so much he rode every morning and...

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We truly love what we do and consider sharing the western traditions and this spectacular scenery a privilege. We look forward to seeing you here again!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was referred to Rainbow Trout Ranch through my family who invited me to go out with them. When they were describing the experience, I figured I'd give it a try and step out of my comfort zone a bit. Turns out it was one of the best weeks of my life. I did everything I possibly could in the...

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Ryan thank you taking the time to review the ranch. We SO enjoyed your being here and we look forward to riding and having fun with you again this summer. Keep well and Happy Trails!

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This summer we will return for our tenth trip to RTR for our biannual family reunion. There are programs for the kids, horseback riding for those that ride and fishing for the rest of our crew. There's something for everyone to do - from when grandkids were toddlers to now when we have more teens. The staff are wonderful and...

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Nancy--what lovely words. Your family has truly become our own after all these years and we love you guys! Can't wait to catch up again this summer :)

Pittsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I can't say enough good things about our fabulous experiences at RTR. We've been several times now and it's a vacation we treasure every time. Staff are friendly and work HARD to make sure you have a great vacation. There are activities for the kids as well as plenty of family fun activities. Riding really nice horses through amazing scenery...

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this delightful review. It is a true honor to be able to have that lodge -- it was completed in 1926 and we are still amazed at the magnitude and the work it took without any modern day tools. It is the heart and soul of the ranch and having families like yours gather there...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I ride, and He fishes. I had the best riding experience I have ever had - and that under-rates it, and Himself the best fishing with superb coaching and his very first brown trout. Add to the mix wonderfully comfortable accommodation, superb food, and the most amazing scenery and lovely people - if you ride, or fish, or trek, go...

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rtrjane, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Julie--We so loved having you both here. Thank you so much for writing this lovely review. For us, this is what it is all about--making memories and having delightful people like you share the ranch with us. We very much hope to see you here again sometime! ~~ Jane.

Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

From the first hello to the last goodbye this was a most wonderful experience. You are carefully looked after by the owners Doug, Linda,David and Jane. The staff are first class whether your interest is riding or fishing. Julie, my wife, was found a suitable horse to match her abilities and experienced some wonderful trail rides. Trout fishing for me...

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rtrjane, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these kind words John. It was such fun sharing the ranch with you both and reading your review brings it all back! The staff so enjoyed you both as did we. We look forward to hopefully having you back here again someday. Happy Trails~~Jane

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Any great organization starts from the top and you can't find any more stellar people than Doug and Linda . From the moment of our arrival we were greeted with kindness and warmth from Linda. The cabins are well appointed rustic and comfortable. With a great fireplace. Horseback riding - supervalous. All the horses were well trained and cared for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Trout Ranch

Address: 1484 Fdr 250, P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
Region: United States > Colorado > Antonito
Price Range: £1,078 - £1,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Rainbow Trout Ranch Hotel Antonito
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