When I was a child, my family visited Tumbling River Ranch twice, and had a great time. Now, almost 30 years later, I had the pleasure of bringing my family for the experience. The fact that this has remained a family operation means that many of the traditions that made it so much fun and memorable as a kid are still intact (square dance, the huge skillet of eggs scrambling over a fire pit after a morning ride, and much more). Yet, with adult eyes, we were impressed by how professionally done and comfortable everything was.
There are many great activities to choose from (my favorites are hiking and horseback rides up around treeline). The kids' programming is terrific - my daughter loved geocaching and capture the flag. She made great friends. It was the right mix of opportunities for family time and doing your own thing.
Our week at TRR was a vacation in the true sense - by the second day I had forgotten about work and responsibilities back home. By the fourth day, I swear, my dreams at night were of the most beautiful horses. We were totally immersed in the experience and the Western life for the week. Now we all miss our horses and the friendly staff, and are still wearing our cowboy boots back home. Everyone had a blast, and promised to go back someday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Tumbling River Ranch, one of the finest guest and dude ranches in the Colorado Rockies. With a superb location nestled in a secluded valley high in the Rocky Mountains, Tumbling River Ranch is a truly special place for kids, parents and grandparents to enjoy a one-of-a-kind family vacation at a Colorado ranch resort.Come enjoy superb horseback riding for all ages, exceptional dining, fun activities and outstanding kids' programs - for babies through teenagers.For an unforgettable vacation, family reunion, or wedding, Tumbling River Ranch offers the highest level of facilities, service, hospitality and comfort in a fun, Western horseback riding ranch experience. Other activities include fly-fishing, swimming, hiking, trapshooting, family rodeos, white-water rafting, unforgettable live entertainment, and more!You have our commitment that we will do everything possible to make your vacation or event the best you've ever had. ... more less