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Elk Mountain Ranch

13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Elk Mountain Ranch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a family vacation at Elk Mountain Ranch. It was wonderful for everyone. The youngest, 3 and 4 year olds, we're well entertained in the children's program and loved riding Scout and Oakley. The 2 pre-teen boys and the 2 13 year old girls all agree it is the best family vacation ever. Tears were shed when we... More

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

Thank you for spending your special week with us! More

Sunnyvale, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I got "roped" into attending dude ranch family reunion. Though I have done outdoor activities like hiking and backpacking I had never ridden a horse or done other cowboy-ish activities. By the end of the week, I was able to command a horse to go where I wanted to go and I could shoot 66% of the clay pigeons out... More

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

Glad you got "roped in". Loved having you and your family. More

Sunnyvale, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a fantastic family vacation at Elk Mountain Ranch, during the adults-only week at the beginning of September. My sister wrote a much longer review which covered pretty much everything, but I wanted to add my agreement. Our room was rustic but very comfortable, and wonderfully quiet and dark at night. The ranch is old but meticulously maintained. As... More

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

So happy that you enjoyed our 14ers.... they are spectacular. It was a treat to meet your family and get to know you all. Thanks for coming to our ranch. More

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This vacation was our fourth straight year at Elk Mountain Ranch and we will make five next year -- a week at EMR is just that great! It is a wonderful week of horse rides, Colorado mountain scenery, excursions, water rafting, fabulous home cooked food, and exemplary hospitality from Tom and Sue and all the EMR staff. Plus some great... More

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

We look forward to year number 5... and RJ and Star will be waiting. Thanks for your belief in us. More

Monument, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I can't stop thinking about this place and the wonderful vacation week we spent with family. We chose an end-of-season, adults-only week for this get-away with our 27 and 33-year old sons, my two sisters and their husbands. There were just six other guests, all very enjoyable people. There is a full children's program the other 14 weeks of the... More

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

Thank you for your faith in us. We enjoyed getting to know you all and we look forward to the next trap shooting tournament.... cheers. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our week at Elk Mountain Ranch. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the entire staff, to the time we left with hugs and handshakes from all of our new friends, this was the perfect vacation. Tom and Sue are fantastic hosts, dedicated to ensuring that your vacation here... More

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

It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know your family. You should be proud... you have an amazing family. It an honor to have you with us for your family vacation. We can't wait to see you all again. Cheers. More

Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

What a great time! I have a family of six., with kids ..ages 9,6,4,2. I was determined to find a dude ranch that not only allowed children of this age but also embraced them. Elk Mountain Ranch exceeded our expectations! The kids had such a fantastic time.....The children's program was very engaging for all ages and most importantly we as... More

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

What a wonderful family. It was our honor to have you all. We have such great memories of your group and hope to see you all again soon. It is your family, and families like yours, that we are in this business. Happy trails. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Ten of us, aged 5 to 65, have just returned from this amazing ranch and an unforgettable holiday. My husband and I visited 19 years ago (same family owners) with our two teenage children and the ranch experience with Tom and Sue at the helm made such an impact on us we vowed to return one day with grandchildren, and... More

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

It was a pleasure to see you all again and renew old friendships. We loved all the photos and photobooks that you sent to us.We are using some of the pictures on the website. Thanks. More

London
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

In its own little corner of tranquil, scenic Colorado heaven nestles Elk Mountain Ranch - and breathtaking views are just a part of a fun filled week. I believe you'd be hard pressed to receive a warmer welcome from a team of owners and staff who are truly dedicated to working together to ensure that you leave with broad smiles... More

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

We are always happy to make changes to different groups, riding abilities, etc please just let us know and we will work to accommodate your needs and requests. We also provide more instruction as to riding technique, posture and cues... again just let us know and we will go to work for you. Cheers. More

Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed with Tom & Sue and their wonderful ranching 'family' at the beginning of July this year as part of a longer trip RV'ing from Las Vegas to Denver and then onto the ranch. We can honestly say this was the trip of a lifetime - we only wish that like many others, we could promise to return! We... More

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

Loved meeting your family. I am still wearing my necklace and we hope to see you all again. More

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Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Location: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage and overnight pack trip extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more   less 
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