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North Fork Ranch

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was our first time staying at a "dude ranch." It was wonderful! This ranch is owned and operated by a real family, and they really care about their guests. We went on a horse trail ride and fished in their on-site pond. Great experiences. And the food! The food is amazing. Fresh food and well-presented. The hospitality was great...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I have three girls, ages 13, 9 and 9. Our vacation at North Fork was amazing. It is hard to find a vacation where all three have tons of things to do. The ranch is beautiful, and the staff is super helpful. My kids loved everything they did there....horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting a bow and arrow and lots...

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North Westchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I can't say much more than what has been said by so many other reviewers except to add that my son and I had a wonderful peaceful time at the North Fork Ranch. Meticulous attention paid to every possible detail. They have thought of everything. Great food, staff, horses, location and accommodations. You make friends with everyone there and it...

Thank SDG13
Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I wanted to give our two grandsons a different type of vacation, so we decided to try a dude ranch experience since we are from the East Coast. I picked North Fork because it is close to Denver, we could stay less than a week, and the Trip Advisor reviews were outstanding. It did not disappoint! The...

1Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We were surprised that this beautiful ranch is only an hour from our house. We were able to go there on highway 285 which is much less traffic congested than I 70. The couple that own and run the ranch are very attentive and accommodating. The scenary is beautiful, the fly fishing is great, food is excellent. We rode horses...

1Thank mrrrrrrr
Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We drive HWY285 between Fairplay and Denver all the time and we never noticed the Northfork Ranch. I can't tell you how happy we were to find this wonderful place. Let's see - instead of sitting in traffic - we relaxed and decided to stay the night. We arrived at 4pm - caught a trout - went on a hike...

Thank Susan E
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My husband and I just returned from 3 1/2 days, 3 nights at North Fork Ranch and didn't want to leave. I randomly found North Fork Ranch on the internet and thought it read too good to be true. Actually it is better than you can even imagine. Idyllc setting on beautiful grassy grounds, with the South Platte River running...

1Thank stammp2014
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 June 2015

When it comes to fishing, there can't possibly be a better experience in Colorado(or maybe nationwide...) than North Fork Ranch. We stayed for a long weekend in the lodge and fished two days with Monroe. I'm sure all the guides are wonderful, but if you are looking to catch big fish, have a great time and learn about life, Monroe...

1Thank Emily J
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 31 May 2015

What a gem! Wonderful vacation for every one. Horse back riding, white water rafting and fly fishing. What's not to like? The accommodations are great... the meals are wonderful... the staff is friendly and very helpful. Karen and Dean run a very upscale and efficient ranch. Wish we could have discovered this place sooner. Can't wait for our next visit!

Thank Russ G
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

The Aspens were turning yellow for fall. We stayed here for 4 days. Our cabin, stonehenge was a multiroom building built in the 30's but remodeled beautifully but Dean the present owner. We loved the grounds, the river running through it, the food, all 5 star. Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. The river running through the property is excellent...

Thank Rick B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to life at North Fork Ranch a premier guest ranch and fishing lodge. Established in 1985, this family oriented ranch rests on a half mile of private river, the North Fork of the South Platte. One hour from Denver, in the majestic Rocky Mountains, you'll find horseback riding, whitewater rafting, world class fly fishing, campfire, intimate accommodations, dining with a gourmet flare and activities for all ages! **Colorado's Newest, Orvis Endorsed Fishing Lodge** ... more   less 

Additional Information about North Fork Ranch

Address: 55395 Highway 285, P.O. Box B, Shawnee, CO 80475
Region: United States > Colorado > Shawnee
Price Range: £147 - £413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — North Fork Ranch 5*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
North Fork Ranch Colorado/Shawnee
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“They are all lovely”
PennyD21, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all cabins had great views”
Rosepfarrell, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The lodge has several individual rooms, but pay to stay in a section of one of the cabins for a more private getaway.”
  • Fishing ranch's private river just away from cabins
jhingle3, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There is wifi in the lodge, but not in cabins.”
stammp2014, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The lodge is simple and nice. However, we peeked at the cabins and will rent one of those next time!!”
EmilyJ867, 12 Jun 2015 | Read review
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