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Piney River Ranch

700 Red Sandstone Rd, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657
303.818.6766
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Ranked #12 of 31 activities in Vail
Type: Mountains
Activities: Snowmobiling
Description: Mountain ranch offering full-day snowmobile tours with a guide and lunch.
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Monterrey, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Piney Lake is a beautiful place, we rented canoes, had a picnic, took pictures. We did not have time to hike up to see the falls p, but definitely worth the trip.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very windy dirt road that takes about 45 minutes to get 12 miles up to the top but it is beautiful if you take the time. We went fishing and canoeing at the top and it was well worth the long ride up!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We did not stay at the Ranch but did take the drive to the top of the mountain to spend a few hours at the lake. We did rent canoe's and a paddle board. The views are pretty. The grounds were nice and some place I would consider staying over night at. The cabins looked newer. There are hiking trails... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We came to the highest alpine lake that you can drive to as a suggestion of a family member. The drive in 10 miles of dirt roads, scenery beyond belief and animals galore. We saw moose, deer and fox on our trip into the park. We took a leisurely canoe ride and a nice little hike before the weather moved... More

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Minturn, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Monique, the new GM up there, has really, really turned this place around! Our wedding was amazing- beautiful, great food, tons of fun, great support from the staff, most amazing photo background. I can't say enough great things about Piney since Monique took it over. Of course it is rustic, it's a ranch, but we had 120 people up there... More

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Chagrin Falls, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

With less than 10 days to our daughter's wedding, we had to relocate due to Colorado floods. We emailed Monique and within an hour she had a wonderful menu planned and was ready to do whatever we needed. Our guests are still talking about THE best wedding food they've ever had! Monique was absolutely wonderful. She and her staff helped... More

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Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

As a Vail local for 14 years, my husband and I made a quick getaway up to Piney for the evening and it was incredibly wonderful! We were greeted and checked in by the lovely Australian hostess who gave us a full tour of our cabin on the lake. The accomodation was rustic yet comfortable... Upscale camping.... If you are... More

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Merton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My daughter recently moved to CO and fell in love with this place. When you see the view, no explanation needed. It's breathtaking. We were able to stay in the small cottages they have for one night. Monique checked us in. She's a doll. Super friendly and accommodating. The cottages however need some updates. For the $160 a night the... More

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Ghent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I drove to Paradise last week…while visiting Beaver Creek my family and I drove up to Piney Lake in the Gore Range of Colorado. It was by far the best part of our vacation. Entering the wilderness area is a rare opportunity to leave behind the developed culture and see the Rocky Mountains, and that part of America, in an... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The concierge at our hotel recommended this to us. The drive there was a little bumpy but once we got there we were not disappointed. We were greeted by Monique and she immediately told us all about Piney Ranch and what we could do there. What a lovely lady!! We really enjoyed talking to her. We rented a canoe and... More

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