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“Awesome sleigh ride”

Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Granby
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore the Rockies the Old-Fashioned way! Open Year-Round, Sombrero Stables on the Snow Mountain Ranch-YMCA property offers 1-4 hour horseback rides, wagons rides, and sleigh rides, seasonally permitting. Also available are our wedding carriage (may be rented for anniversaries or other special occasions as well...), a one-horse-open sleigh, and dining facilities for special occasions. What if everyone rode a horse or wagon to your... Rehearsal Dinner? Birthday celebration? Wedding Anniversary? Let us know your ideas! Family and kid friendly, pony rides available for the young buckaroos.
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I loved it!!! The people are always so nice, at any of the Sombrero Stables locations, including this one. This was our first time here and WILL NOT be our last either. Marissa, our driver was very social and super friendly. She gave everybody background knowledge of the area, the horses, etc. The food was good and the portions were huge, so come hungry!!! Definitely recommend to anybody, if youre just visiting or if you live in Colorado!

Thank Goose20
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SombreroStablesSMR, Manager at Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Goose,

A review that starts with "I loved it!!!" (triple exclamation mark) put smiles on all of our faces! I'm so glad to hear that you've enjoyed Sombrero Hospitality before, and that this stables lived up to expectations.

Marissa joined us this winter as an Intern from Winona State University, studying Recreational Tourism, and has been an incredible addition to our staff. Thank you for taking the time to highlight her customer service.

Thank you also for commenting on the meal, we're very glad you enjoyed the food, and pride ourselves on good ranch cooking! I hope you meant it when you said you'll be back; we look forward to your return.

All our best,
Sarah, Marissa, and The Sombrero Stables Crew

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Check in was quick and easy, getting to hang out with the horses was fun, and watching the weather change was...well, it was what it was. But the show must go on, and it did. We loaded up and wrapped up in blankets and went on our sleigh ride. The scenery was beautiful, made even more so perhaps by the blowing snow. Back at the ranch, dinner was served quickly and was to everyone's liking--the steaks were just right, and the beans were surprisingly good--more like chili. A good time was had by all!

Thank NonnaofNolan
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SombreroStablesSMR, Manager at Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Nonna,

Thank you for taking the time to post here on trip advisor. And for driving up to join us in a blizzard! We call it our "Colorado Adventure Experience", and you're right, the blowing snow can make it a truly beautiful ride. I hope we see you again, the dinner remains just as delicious in the summer months...

Best
Sarah & The Sombrero Stables Crew

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

If you are looking for to be pampered in a enclosed carriage and dine on fine china & crystal this isn't the trip for you. Rather it is a exquisite and rustic experience. The staff is very personable and genuinely concerned that you fully enjoy your experience. I will definitely be visiting them again!

Thank Worm5280
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SombreroStablesSMR, Manager at Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear (Big?) Lebowski,

Thank you! We all love your straight-talking review. "Exquisite and Rustic Experience" might just be our slogan for 2014....

Thank you for highlighting our staff and the pride they take in their work. We will continue to strive to pamper you and future guests with good old fashioned Colorado Hospitality. Hope to see you again this summer!

Best
Sarah & The Sombrero Stables Crew

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We had a great time on our recent sleigh ride and dinner. The setting is very rustic, you're taking an outdoor sleigh ride and eating in a ranch dining hall, so don't sign up expecting a fancy affair. Check-in was a little hectic but we used the down time to walk around and look at the other horses, plus meet the horses who were going to carry us around all night. Amy was a wonderful guide and driver for the sleigh ride. We got a lot of information about the area and the ranch, including an explanation about how the recent beetle infestation had devastated the tree population on the ranch and especially along our sleigh trail. We had cold weather and snow, but the blankets they provided kept us warm on the trek around the ranch. Bob did an excellent job on dinner. The steak was well marinated, cooked perfectly, and better than the ones we got in steakhouses near the resorts. The trout was also very tasty according to one member of the group. The baked potato and fixings were good and the beans were a nice nod to Cowboy culture. The only thing lacking was the salad, it was just bagged, chopped lettuce with some croutons and tomatoes thrown on top. The apple cobbler and ice cream desert was very tasty. Bob even went out of his way to accommodate a gluten and dairy allergy in our group. Amy and Bob were both great hosts during and after dinner. Overall we enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend it to others.

Thank RedIrishRover
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SombreroStablesSMR, Manager at Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Hello,

Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, and for highlighting Bob and Amy and the excellent job they do. We do try to accommodate gluten and lactose intolerance and I'm glad we were able to help you on that count!

Thank you also for the comment on the salads. As Cowboys, steaks are our forte, and salads can make us scratch our heads a little. We've been experimenting with a few different types over the past year, and it looks like a leafy spring mix might be appreciated more overall.

To paraphrase the airlines' saying, we know you have a choice when you sleigh, and we thank you for sleighing with us! We're truly glad you enjoyed your experience.

Enjoy the rest of your winter,
Sarah, Bob, Amy & The Sombrero Stables Crew

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We booked a sleigh ride and dinner. Friendly staff that care about the animals in their care and the visiting customers. Sleigh ride approximately 25 minutes but good length when 15 degrees. Dinner was setup upon return with salads, bread with dipping sauce, and hot chocolate/apple cider/or cowboy coffee, followed by main course of either Colorado sirloin, trout, or roast chicken breast. Dessert apple cobbler with ice cream. Cozy and country ranch style atmosphere. All food was excellent as was the experience.

Thank Karen S
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SombreroStablesSMR, Manager at Sombrero Stables at Snow Mountain Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Karen,

Thank you so much for sleighing with us and taking the time to write here. Sounds like you had one of our colder rides, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again some day...

Best
Sarah & The Sombrero Stables Crew

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