We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

James Ranch

33800 Highway 550, Durango, CO
(970) 385-6858
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 39 Activities in Durango
Type: Ranchs
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The James Ranch is awesome. They make their own cheese from cows they milk, have an organic vege garden, beef cows, chickens, tons of grazing room and all 5 James kids and their families now work with their parents on the farm. Loved getting the tour and u will too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durango, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

James Ranch is a Durango institution. From organic produce and meats to tasty sandwiches at the Harvest Grill, nothing has been overlooked. It's not the cheapest burger, or is it super convenient, but it is well worth the time to visit and relax for a few hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I went to the Burger & Band night at the James Ranch, and had a great time! There was something for everyone and I highly recommend it. First, the eats...the burgers are amazing. Everything everyone says about the great taste of a farm-to-table burger is true. The sides, the desserts, everything has a home-grown, homemade taste that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durango, Colorado
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
72 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The setting is lovely, their meats and cheeses for sale in their shop and at the Farmers' Market are organic and tasty. We weren't impressed however with their dining area at the ranch. Our order was not well prepared, not very good and it was overpriced for what we had - gluten free cheese sandwiches...i would go there to see... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a unique setting! All of the food you are eating is raised or made from products grown right on the property. This is true green with minimal transportation impact. We both had the Harvest Burger with the Belford cheese. The side salad was fresh from the garden that day. They even have a small shop to purchase products from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leakey, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We found the James Ranch to be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable venue's we've been at ever. They really are trying to bring back the way things were grown and consumed before processed foods became the norm. They raise grass fed beef, home grown vegetables, fresh wonderful cheese, all made on site. The food prepared there is unbelievably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband, 9 yr old, 6 yr old, and I visited James Ranch on our vacation to Durango. Located about 10 miles outside Durango on a scenic drive, it's a quick trip to a hidden jewel. The ranch raises grass fed organic cattle for beef and for milk. They grow vegetables and flowers. They sell these items at their market... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canton, Georgia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Just north of Durango on 550 (Million Dollar Highway), this place is open Saturday's only in May then also during the week when the weather is more predictable into the summer. Absolutely worth the stop if you're just riding by and a MUST stop if you are staying in the area. This family owned and run enterprise has been in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Enjoyed a great burger prepared by a gracious family owned and run farmers. Stop by and learn the history of the James family who take great pride in the quality of their vertically integrated locally produced meats and cheeses.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I stopped here for lunch and it was delicious. My husband and I ordered one veggie and one beef burger. They were both phenomenal. I wish I didn't live so far away. At least I can order their cheese and have it shipped to me.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to James Ranch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage James Ranch, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing