I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our week at Elk Mountain Ranch. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the entire staff, to the time we left with hugs and handshakes from all of our new friends, this was the perfect vacation. Tom and Sue are fantastic hosts, dedicated to ensuring that your vacation here is truly special, and that is directly reflected in the staff they have assembled. The wranglers were tremendous, whether it came to safety on the horses, attention to every rider's needs, engaging personalities, and maybe even a tall tale or two on the trail (ask Zach about the bear). The kitchen staff was always so friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing. Every detail is covered, even down to the personalized notes left in the cabin by the housekeeping staff. Some of the highlights: a trail ride to brunch on Aspen Ridge, one of the most scenic spots you will ever see...a rifle shooting tournament...trapshooting...whitewater rafting...fishing at a lake on Mt. Princeton...a hayride to a bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate. There are activities every day, but the nice thing is that you have the option to do all of them or absolutely none of them. If you want to sit outside and enjoy the scenery, go for a hike, or just read by the fireplace in the lodge, those are all options. As Tom said throughout the week, "This is your vacation, you do what you want. How can we help make it the best?" Our kids (ages 13 and 10) said this was the most amazing week ever...and they want to know when we are going to return to Elk Mountain Ranch. Thank you to Tom and Sue and the entire staff for making this such a memorable vacation. We will see you again!
The Larson Family
- 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