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“Family retreat at Deer Valley”
Review of Deer Valley Ranch

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Deer Valley Ranch
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We've been trying to get an extended family getaway for quite some time and the weekend we just shared was simply amazing. We rented 3 cabins, went to the hot tub and the hot springs, had cozy fires, cooked an early Thanksgiving meal, sang, talked and renewed. The staff, as always, is very helpful and ready with suggestions. This is the fourth time my husband and I have been here and there's obviously a reason we wanted to share this place with others. Bring you books, your food to cook up in your kitchen, a swim suit and plans for a nap.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We're so glad you enjoyed a lovely, relaxing time here at Deer Valley! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We look forward to having you back with us again!

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Awesome place to stay, nights cooled down and had great views of the mountains, sky, and stars. The cabins were very cozy, comfortable, and felt like home! I enjoyed the privacy of the cabin due to the fact they are spaced apart from the next. I also am very grateful that Deer Valley Ranch allows pets. I am looking forward to the next trip to the mountains and Deer Valley Ranch.

Room Tip: Let the staff know what your needs are and they will guide you in the right direction.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay in one of Deer Valley's cabins. Thank you for your time and thought in reviewing us and we look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Can't go wrong with Deer Valley for any occasion. Highly recommended in the Fall when crowds are less and mountains are at their most beautiful. We went for the fishing which is excellent but the mountain horse back rides also are very rewarding.

Room Tip: All about the views
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

We're so glad you enjoyed your Fall Getaway with us.Thank you for taking the time to review the Ranch. We hope you will return soon!

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We have been coming for as many summers as we can since 1976. Need we say more?
But, we will! We love Deer Valley Ranch. There is a feel of warmth, friendliness and beauty
that keeps you coming back. The owners and staff are the best anywhere. The food delicious
and plentiful. The opportunity is there for wonderful horses, hikes, rafting or sitting and enjoying
the view. Deer Valley Ranch is always our first choice for a vacation spot.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2013

Oh, we are so glad Deer Valley is your first choice for a Vacation Spot! Thank you for posting and we look forward to your next stay with us!

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Excellent vacation experience. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The horseback riding options were worth the trip. Plus there are lots of options if riding is not your priority. Beautiful setting. The cabins are spacious and very comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Thank you for posting and we look forward to having you back with us in the future!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This ranch is amazing! Every aspect of our week was perfect, from the incredible food, to the wonderful staff and the excellent planned activities. Our family travels often, and this is the most memorable family vacation we have ever taken.

Room Tip: The cabins are great!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

We are delighted that we could be the venue for your family vacation and are honored by your review. Thank you for posting and we look forward to having you back with us again and again!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

4 generations of our family have been going to Deer Valley Ranch for 50 years. It is a great place for a family vacation for all ages. You can do nothing but relax or be as busy as you can. They have two naturally heated swimming pools, 2 hot tubs, wonderful horses for expert or novice for ages 6 on up, beautiful hiking from easy to 14000 plus mountain climbing, rafting in the most popular commercial river rafting on Arkansas River that even pick you up at your door for a 1/2 day of thrills.
There are 15 cabins and about that rooms in the lodge. They are comfortable, most cabins with fireplaces that come into use even but the most summer of days (air conditioning is not needed).
We have ala carte meals one per day and then fix the rest in the cabins. Our favorites and they stay the same through the years are:
Saturday dinner buffett, wrangler breakfast, lodge breakfast, deck lunch, mexican buffett, wrangler cookout, etc.
The meals are very yummy, but don't worry as you will likely be so busy you likely will not gain weight.
We love St. Elmo, about 1/2 hour further up the road, a ghost town, with plenty of chipmunks to feed sunflower seeds.
The Woolmington's started the ranch in 1950s. There offspring run in now.
We just got through spending 7 wonderful days with about 9 family members and are planning another week with more next July.
It is a Christian atmosphere. Limited availability for TV, cell phone and computer internet may drive some crazy but it is good for getting away.
There is a great summer group of college students that work at cooking, serving meals, wranglers and housekeeping supervised by the owners and some other long term staff.
It is at the base of chalk clifts and the creek is nearby.
This is rare for guest ranches to allow ala carte meal plans. They require one meal per day with other vacationers and that is good, since you can get to meet some wonderful people. Horses are option, only a couple of us ride. The falls ride for 1/2 day is our favorite.
You will see deer that come up to feed from your hands. A first this time was a visit by two bears in the middle of the night raiding our trash cans.
By all means, go. Take the kids, they have programs for school age through teens. There is availability of baby sitters at $8 per hour.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

Thank you for the great review with lots of specifics. We are so glad you enjoyed your week's stay at Deer Valley this month and look forward to having your family Back at the Ranch!

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Additional Information about Deer Valley Ranch

Address: 16825 County Road 162, Nathrop, CO 81236-7726
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Region: United States > Colorado > Nathrop
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Nathrop
Price Range: £56 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Destination Christian family guest ranch, south-central Colorado, located between two 14,000’ peaks. Horseback riding, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, children & teen programs, hot springs pools and outdoor hot tubs, outdoor meals, great food. Families, singles, couples and family reunions. Discount weeks. Open year round. September to May great for groups – church, ski and corporate - and weekend cabin rentals. Making memories since 1954. ... more   less 

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