Having never stayed at a ranch before, we used a UK based travel agent for advice and were not disappointed.
Our ranch experience was absolutely fantastic - nearest thing to a ski vacation in the summer.
Having never been on horses before, we were amazed to be riding mountain trails on the first day. Rapidly gaining in confidence over the course of the week we progressed from walking to trotting and even loaping.
The kids programme was fantastic too with our five year old making great friends, as well as learning to ride himself. The rodeo at the end of the week allowing him to showcase his new skills.
The White Water Rafting Trip is a must do activity too.
So, a massive thank you to Tom and Sue Murphy and their talented team for a simply fantastic week in the Rocky Mountains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, excursion to ropes & adventure park, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista