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Colorado Trails Ranch
Gemunden, Germany
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12 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Last year we came to CTR for the first time and had such a great time. This year, we have come again.

Jeanne and the gang understand it incredibly well to bring you a perfect holiday experience. Arriving at CTR feels like coming home - this is a great achievement and performance of the whole team.

The food, the team, the horses, schedule, organization and the entire atmosphere: Fantastic.

We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Temple City, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We have vacationed at this ranch for 2 years with our grand daughter. We loved it. Because of the altitude my husband can no longer vacation here. I found another ranch for this summer. What a train wreak. I can now tell you the specific great things about Jeanne and her staff. The professionalism is a 5 , The safety is a 5. The level of comfort we had with the staff with our grand daughter was a 5. The food is a 5, The new cabins are a 5. The fishing equipment and the guide Gordy is a 5. Other activities offered are a 5. Organization is a 5. Sorry we cant return, but will continue the search for a ranch at a lower elevation. Will be hard to meet or beat Colorado Trails Ranch, Jeanne, Mike, Jess. Gordy and Brian. Like the other reviewer said go ahead and book it. You will not be disappointed. Thanks

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Corona, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you're considering staying at Colorado Trails Ranch, all I can say is book it. I'm a professional speaker, which means I've stayed at resorts of all types from Oahu to Ohio to the Sultanate of Oman. And I've had very few resort experiences that I enjoyed more than the Colorado Trails Ranch. To be honest, though I knew we'd love the beauty of the Durango area (which we certainly did), I had my doubts about whether or not my wife and I were really the guest ranch type. Especially because we don't have any kids. But Jeanne Ross and her extraordinary team at Colorado Trails have created something really outstanding. From the moment we arrived we couldn't possibly have been treated better. The accommodations were wonderful, the food amazing, the staff extraordinarily friendly and well trained, and there were more outstanding activities than we could take advantage of: riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, shooting, relaxing by the pool, great conversation with the staff and other guests, just enjoying the amazing Colorado scenery. Jeanne, Debbie, Gordy, Mike, Brent and all the rest of the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time, and I couldn't recommend the place more highly.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a great week at Colorado Trails Ranch. The accommodations were very nice. The room was very comfortable and clean and they left us snacks and new Keurig coffee everyday. All of the staff were very friendly and really made our stay enjoyable. The horseback riding was really fun. The Wranglers were all very knowledgeable and varied the two daily rides to make each ride different and more fun on the horses. We even got to try out our new skills during the corral capers on Saturday. Taking a dip in the pool and hot tub took the aches away after a day of riding. Each meal was well prepared and quickly served and the dining experience with all of the guests gave us a great opportunity to meet new friends. All of the activities were fun. I especially had fun shooting trap two afternoons. It was very difficult to leave at the end of the week for sure! Thank you Jeannie, Brent, Jane, Spencer, Emily, Jennifer, Dagney, Susan and the rest of the staff for a great vacation!

Stayed July 2014
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La Grange, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

In a word this place is amazing. From the horses to the employees to the food to the rooms. I can't say one bad thing about the ranch or our experience there.
FOOD:
Our son has severe food allergies (dairy, egg and nut). We have never let anyone else do the cooking for him. After talking to Jeanne, the ranch manager, we decided to give it a try. Leading up to the trip there were many calls and emails about what he could and couldn't eat. They went to the health food store in town and picked up many of his staples. We did bring a few things but for the most part they handled it all. Brian was very careful to cook his meals separately to avoid cross contamination. Every employee we talked to knew about his issues and knew exactly what food in the kitchen was his.
I am a vegetarian, There was more than enough for me to choose from.
BABYSITTING:
We also have a 6 month old and the girls that came to our room to babysit were great.
KIDS PROGRAM
The kids program is awesome. Maureen and Maggie were so good with the kids. They do riding, archery, hiking, swimming and so much more. Our son had the time of his life. He was so sad the day we had to leave. He wants to move to Colorado just so we can go to the ranch more often.
ADULT ACTIVITIES:
The activities for adults were great. We did mostly riding. Absolutely beautiful scenery. The horses are so well trained and cared for. Brett, the head wrangler takes huge pride in his herd and it shows. All the wranglers (guides) were well trained, professional and great fun to ride with. They made sure everyone from the beginners to the advanced riders were getting what they wanted from their riding experiences.
There is also hiking, shooting, whitewater rafting and just relaxing

Go to this ranch! You won't regret it. It was for sure the best family vacation we've had.
Thanks Colorado Trails! We will be back

Room Tip: We stayed in the Mountain cabin. Very nice and new. Make sure you ask for one of the new buildings...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

What an awesome dude ranch experience. Our family didn't know what to expect, but there was something for everyone. Kids program is great...tremendous focus on safety but kids felt free to explore and had a blast. Great fly fishing and of course horseback riding. The staff was professional and accommodate. We're going back and would recommend to anyone looking for an active/family friendly vacation!

Room Tip: All the cabins have been renovated and are quite nice. Any party of two should choose Longview.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Chicago, Il
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My Wife and I went to Colorado Trails with our daughter, daughter-in-law, son and grand daughter. This was our first trip to a Guest Ranch. This was as good a family vacation as we have ever had and thats a fair number of nice trips. Everything about the Ranch is spectacular. Jeanne, the manager is very organized and very accommodating. The whole staff's patience and support of our 2 1/2 year old grand daughter was great. Brian the chef is terrific. The food is both exceptional quality and abundant. Brett, the head wrangler is a great guy. He and his wrangler staff is very helpful and more than happy to help you with any part of the riding experience you need. The horses are very well cared for and can be matched to every level even mine which is more than novice. Gordy the fly fishing guide is perhaps the best guide I have had. He loves his work both as a fly fishing guide in the summer and a college professor in the winter. Fly fishing is one of my real loves and the fishing on the Ranch and around Durango is exceptional. The private water on the Florida is beautiful and has plenty of Rainbow, Brown, and Cutthroat to catch and you have it to yourself. Trips with Gordy to the San Juan are spectacular. Gordy has the patience and experience to teach both experienced fisherman and novice fishermen. Mike who is the "does everything" on the Ranch person will help you with anything. The fact that there was something for all of us depending on what we enjoyed doing and that the staff was so accommodating made this a great experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Colorado Trails Ranch
Address: 12161 County Road 240, Durango, CO 81301-6306
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Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Durango
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun, adventure and breathtaking scenery await you at Colorado Trails Ranch, outside Durango in Southwestern Colorado. Enjoy horseback riding and fly-fishing for all levels of ability. There's also rafting, shooting sports, hiking, swimming, campfire sing-a-long, dancing and more. Children make new friends and discover new activities in CTR's children/teens' program. Our array of activities, friendly staff, excellent food and comfortable cabins make our ranch vacation one you'll always remember. Since 2013, we have replaced almost all our cabins with new, larger cabins with living rooms. Discount weeks in June and September. We are open from June 7th to September 20th in 2015. ... more   less 
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Colorado Trails Ranch Hotel Durango

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