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Elk Mountain Ranch

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13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Amherstburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a ranch vacation, look no further. Riding instructions superb for new riders as well as pros, wonderful gentle horses. Never needed to worry where our grand kids were, daily activity choices for everyone. Tom, Sue and their young staff are great fun, warm & welcoming. Delicious meals, too many pluses to list

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for the perfect family trip where your kids put down their devices and you get to witness your children tackle new adventures then stop your search and book a week at Elk Mountain Ranch where the Murphy family provides families with memories that last a lifetime. It was fourteen years since our last visit to Elk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We spent a week with the guys at Elk Mountain Ranch and our two kids (girl aged 4 and son aged 6) and it was fantastic. The ranch is beautiful, set in wonderful scenic setting, the activities are personalised and top notch, the food is great, but what stood out was the tone of the week. Tom stood up on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We last visited the ranch in 2009 and had such a memorable trip that we vowed to return some day, and this year we got the chance 😀 It's as fantastic as it was last time. Tom and Sue and all of their staff are incredible - friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The cabins are great, comfy beds and a fire... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We took our 6 and 9 year old children and it was wonderful for all family members. I can't say enough praise about the ranch, the staff, the owners, and all of the details they think through to make sure everyone has a perfect time. We will be back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I took my 8 and 10 year old and it will be one of the most memorable vacations of their childhood. They loved everything about it. The owners, Tom and Sue, do a great job and every member of the staff was excellent. The riding instruction was the best I have seen and should make even the newest and youngest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Super ranch with super service with super people! Our family of 5 had varied riding experience and varied levels of interest in horseback riding. The staff met everyone's needs and we all agree this is a do again! Our kids are older, 17 and 15, and enjoyed the ranch so much. There really was something for everyone and I can't... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Beth, It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us this summer. We enjoyed getting to know you all and happy that you were able to bring Ally along as well. Riding horses in the mountains sure bets swim practice! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Elk Mountain Ranch is one of the most wonderful places on earth, think family camp with cowboys. We spent a glorious week this August with our two daughters ages 4 & 6. Having no riding experience we were reassured by the orientation on the first day and thoroughly enjoyed the riding to a point that we hope to continue to... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We were honored that you came all the way from the Netherlands to our little piece of heaven. Please tell the girls that the goats miss their walks with them. We hope to see you down the trail again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We brought our kids ages 8 and 10 to Elk Mountain for a week of horse back riding and fun. We were very satisfied. Elk Mountain catered to all of our needs, Our cabin was spotless and well maintained. Activity pace can be adjusted to your needs and there is never any doubt what you can do. Sue (one of... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us from that little Indian town...Chi -ca- go. It was a joy to have your family with us this August. What a great group of guests. We really had an international flavor with folks from all over the globe that week. Thank you for your faith in us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our family (wife and two boys - 8 and 10) had a wonderful time at this ranch. It started by a very warm greeting the moment we drove on the ranch. Somehow they knew our names and called us by name from day one. Probably one of the biggest things that we noticed from day one was how well the... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Kevin, we loved having your family with us. It was a great group of guests. The kids (and adults) had some much fun that week. It is such a pleasure and honor to have families such as your with us at the ranch. It truly makes our business so much fun. We hope to see you back at the ranch...... More 

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