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Smith Fork Ranch

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45362 Needle Rock Rd, Crawford, CO 81415
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based upon a friend of mines recommendation, I headed West to see for myself. I landed in Aspen and the drive to the Ranch was spectacular. I wanted to see the activities and the highlight was the horseback ride up the mountain, with views beyond compare. The Chef provided great meals and breakfast was always special. There were many activities... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 generation family spent 6 glorious days at Smith Fork Ranch - it was perfect! We loved everything about Smith Fork: gorgeous location, low-key elegance, quiet but with everything we could possibly want or need, amazing personable service at all levels, horses galore!, absolutely delicious food, etc. I rode horses everyday through the beautiful Colorado landscape. I also spent... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We love having multi generational families at the ranch. There is always something for everyone to enjoy either on their own or with the entire family. We certainly hope to see you again in the future! More 

Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My family of 5 (kids 5, 7 & 9) traveled to SFR and had the most amazing and memorable vacation!!!! We are still on cloud 9 thinking of our daily horse-ride in the stunning view of the CO mountains. The staff was outstanding. The wranglers were amazing and very knowledgeable about the area and landscape. Each evening the staff at... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much Christa! We enjoyed all of you so much and hope that you do get to visit SFR again in the future. I love to hear "best trip ever", as it means we are doing it right. More 

McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I like to wait a few days and reflect on an experience before writing a review. I'm afraid of getting captured in the moment and over or under inflating an experience. Upon our return to Washington, DC I can honestly say that this is one fabulous mountain ranch! This is not a working ranch full of "dudes" but rather a... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for the review. My goal is to always exceed guest expectations so it is nice to hear that we did so for your family. We hope to see you all again soon! Culinary weekend in September would be a beautiful time to return for more of Marcus' amazing cooking. More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were a three generation trio of girls (grandmother, mother and daughter - ages 26-77) who take an annual trip while our boys are fishing in the Sea of Cortez each summer. We had never done the guest ranch thing, so we thought we'd give it a try. After tons of research, we decided on SFR, and are we ever... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure having the three of you at the ranch. I hope that you made memories to last a lifetime and come back to see us again! Thank you so much ladies. More 

Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our family holiday in the Smith Fork Ranch in the beginning of June turned to be just perfect. The setting is idyllic and the ranch is very beautifully and tastefully restored. The staff was very friendly and made you always feel at home. They worked hard to ensure that we had a perfect stay. Every meal served in the exquisite... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

We so enjoyed hosting your family holiday. We feel special knowing that you traveling such a distance to visit Smith Fork Ranch and that we met your expectations. Such a treat for us! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My son and I had a wonderful time at SFR in early June. From the moment we arrived until we left (which was difficult to do) the ranch provided everything it promised...extremely good service from the staff, excellent food(met my gluten free needs), activities, lovely accommodations(clean, comfortable beds, thick towels) in the Mountain House, and scenery I can only describe... More 

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Smkymtngirl, Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you and we hope to see you this Fall! Thank you for the kind review. More 

Crawford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful relaxing place with wonderful staff. The scenery and atmosphere is amazing - beautiful trees, humming birds, and very peaceful. The staff is very attentive and are always willing to help whatever the issue. The food was very good.

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Smkymtngirl, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again this season! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family of four with 2 teenage kids had a great week during the first week of October 2014 at Smith Fork Ranch. We stayed for a long weekend at the Mountain House cabin: adults in one room and both teenagers in another. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and quiet. The location was centrally located to dining and activities. We... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting your family! We hope to see you all again soon and thank you for the review. We appreciate your kind words and accolades. More 

Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We planned a last minute off-season getaway for our 10th anniversary. We assumed it would be mostly adults since it was the end of September and it is more of a luxury resort. When we called we were given the last available room and were so excited to have been able to book our stay. The interaction with the staff... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

I regret hearing that your expectations were not met for your special weekend. I hope that you will give us an opportunity to make that up to you in the future. This was a very full weekend and a last minute trip, however I agree that your experience would have been more enjoyable had you had a private cabin. I... More 

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