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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Smith Fork for 10 nights in August 2014. We are a family of four with an eleven year old daughter and eight year old son. The food, wine, wranglers, ambience, setting were all super. At Smith Fork, you feel as though you are personal guests of the owners, the Hodgsons. If you go, try the team penning-... More

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

I hope you all come back year after year. You have a special family! Thank you for the review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not really sure what to say, the place is just spectacular, the staff is friendly and warm, the location is gorgeous, just a great place and a terrific way to spend time with friends/family. We spent almost a week there, family trip, 3 young kids, and they were devastated that we had to leave. I don't usually write reviews, but... More

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

We hope to see you again next year! It was a pleasure. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding staff, gorgeous views, amazing food, accommodating in every way!! My husband and I only had one week to squeeze in a trip around Colorado and Utah before flying out of Vegas, but we wanted to fit in several adventures along our route. Well to start with, needed a Saturday check-in and Smith Fork Ranch was one of the only... More

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

I am so happy to hear that we accommodated your every need. That is my goal! We hope to see you again the next time you make it out west. It was a pleasure having you! More

Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply put, we had a fantastic time! If you are on the fence, don't be; you will have nothing but a fun, adventurous, yet relaxing good time, at a luxury ranch complete with staff who makes each guest feel like family. It's completely up to you, how you decide to enjoy the ranch; whether you want to just sit and... More

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

Thank you for the review, we so appreciate all of the kind words. I hope to see you again soon! More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family has spent a full week at Smith Fork Ranch each of the last six summers. The Ranch is a beautiful and serene spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors but also a place where you can choose your own adventure. The horseback riding is fantastic--the guides know how to make riding enjoyable for both inexperienced and experienced riders.... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing your family year after year. We have watched the girls grow up and hope to spend many more years making sure that you have an amazing experience. See you next Summer! More

Columbia, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The views from this Ranch are absolutely stunning! My girlfriend and I participated in the Cowgirl Retreat in celebration of my 50th birthday! My overall rating of "excellent" is for the beauty and location!

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Huntington, West Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at SFR. The staff was really fantastic - from Cindy who helped with reservations and picking the correct package, to all of the helpful, PATIENT guides (we had never fly fished, shot an arrow or fired a shotgun before this trip). I don't eat at very high end restaurants often, but in... More

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Sasha A, Public Relations Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

We are so, very happy you had an great stay! We can't wait to take you out on the river on your next visit! All the best, SFR. More

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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We wanted to go to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and we wanted to eat well, sleep well, and be lazy. In other words we wanted to get deep into the wilderness without having to pitch a tent, eat trans fats at a diner, or be stuck to a schedule. SFR surpassed our expectations easily. Beautiful drive getting there,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I am very late at writing this review and didn't realize till now that I had missed adding this trip but I remember it like it was yesterday. We bought a ranch vacation package at an auction for a charity event. They speak so fast, I wasn't totally sure what we bought but it was the best purchase ever! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 17 hit Fork going in all directions when we saw all the options available for us! We climbed, rode, shot, Swam, fished, rafted, watched a glass blower and danced! We slowed down to sit on our porches and enjoy picnic lunches. After a few days the spa became a popular spot and every meal was special in... More

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Address: 45362 Needle Rock Rd, Crawford, CO 81415
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Location: United States > Colorado > Crawford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Smith Fork Ranch Hotel Crawford

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Smith Fork luxury ranch is located on Colorado's Western Slope, approximately 7 1/2 miles east of the town of Crawford at an elevation of 7200'. The Ranch is nestled within the beautiful Gunnison National Forest adjoining the wild, untamed West Elk Wilderness Area. The luxury ranch and its surrounding areas are home to stunning mountains, abundant rivers, high altitude streams and lakes, and breathtaking views. The Ranch itself has three miles of frontage along the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River and seven trout ponds. Intimate Colorado ranch offering rustic luxury in the Rockies. Customize your unique family adventure. You can enjoy horseback riding, fishing and hiking the same land that the Ute Indians, Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir fell in love with. Experience a horseback riding vacation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Discover our special part of Colorado where generations of western ranch culture blend with exceptional artists, craftsmen and artisanal makers of Colorado's best foods and wines. ... more   less 
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