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Rainbow Trout Ranch

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1484 FDR 250, P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120
Rainbow Trout Ranch

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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rainbow Trout Ranch is the perfect place to go for beautiful scenery, friendly people and fun activities. Although many people were there with their kids or grand kids, I went alone and enjoyed everything so much. The Van Burkums and the staff are welcoming and filled with gracious hospitality. The main lodge(where you dine, dance and laze on the porch)... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from my vacation and had to write about the wonderful time we had at Rainbow Trout Ranch. I have four kids, ages 9, 12, 17, and 20. Therefore, sometimes planning a vacation can be tough since their interests vary. This ranch met and exceeded my expectations. The staff was 100% accommodating, kind and entertaining. My whole family... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first experience at a "dude" ranch, and we did not know what to expect. This "resort" is nestled in the middle of the Conejos River Valley in southern Colorado. The drive up from Chama is spectacular and it only gets better as you arrive to the long winding driveway up the mountain to the resort. We were... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So for purposes of full disclosure I have to admit I worked at RTR for a summer, however, before I worked there I was a guest there. I spent the next 3 years begging the owner to hire me for a summer and 3 years later she finally did... it was one of the best summer's of my life. 15... More 

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Wow Brad! What a kind, gracious, and very unexpected review. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for taking the time to write it. We've enjoyed your family over the years--when you came here, when you worked here, and now having had your own family here. We love the connections that happen with dude ranching, and this is... More 

Avon, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited in July 2014. They have great kids' programs (all ages) and it worked great for getting together with extended family. My son has started riding lessons at home as a result of our time there.

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

We are so delighted to hear that your son has taken up riding because of his RTR experience--that is wonderful! We take great pride in our kids' and teen programs, as well as the fact that families can ride together if they prefer. ~~The Van Berkum Family More 

Greenwood Village, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This marked our 17th consecutive year at RTR. Though my sons are well beyond the age group of the Teen Program, they still participate in the World's best Capture The Flag game, as well as fishing with them following the afternoon horseback rides. They've stayed in touch with a number of the guests and counselors they've met through the Teen... More 

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rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are one of the few guest ranches that offers a full teen program and it has been so popular over the years. It isn't nearly as structured as the kids' programs--it is up to the counselor and the teens to work out a great plan each week--and they have such fun with... More 

North Plains, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a group of several women that ride together, we have tried out several guest ranches. Rainbow Trout stands out for the commitment and professionalism of the owners, the excellent quality of their staff, and their wonderful riding trails. We loved every minute of our week there and September was a wonderful time to watch the aspens change. The horses... More 

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was our 5th trip to Rainbow Trout Ranch. The first 4 were with our children - it is an AWESOME place for a family vacation. This trip was an adult only vacation for us - it was fabulous. We will never try another ranch - this one is too perfect.

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My family has been going to dude ranches for family vacations and then family reunions for over 40 years. They are great for brining multiple generations together - everyone can find their own activity. We have gone to RTR for the past 20 years - every other or there about - and it has provided great memories and enjoyment for... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This summer we spent a wonderful week at Rainbow Trout Ranch. This trip represented our sixth ranch vacation but the first at a different ranch. We chose Rainbow Trout Ranch for several reasons: the children's program, the location and the option of trying some additional activities that were not offered at the ranch we had visited previously (white water rafting,... More 

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