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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cherry Valley, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I cannot stress enough that if you are in the area, you must go here. We went on the bison tour and it was more than we could ever ask for. Our guides, Emily and Tess, we're very interesting and knowledgeable. Conversation with them flowed naturally and was thoroughly enjoyable. I loved how excited they were to see the bison... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I greatly enjoyed my stay at the Zapata Ranch. The staff was friendly, helpful and did their utmost to make my stay pleasant. The riding was fun too, I was very happy with my horse and spent many hours in the saddle: discovering the Medano ranch lands, sand dunes national park, herding cattle & bison ... and much more. They... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you have ever wanted a ranch experience but didn't want the hokey "dude ranch" experience this place is for you. We have stayed here for a week 3 different years and every experience was delightful and different. This is a working ranch and a fine example of raising cattle by rotating pastures. There is work to do! Our first... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As an English family of 5, with three children between 9 and 14, and of mixed riding ability, the concept of a ranch holiday had always fascinated but also raised some doubts. Would the ranch have the ability to accommodate a diverse group and manage to strike a good balance between pleasure and intensity? Zapata is fabulous. It succeeds on... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The wranglers made this vacation an unforgettable experience. Trail ride to view the bison was extraordinary. The cattle drive was an all day adventure. We loved the quiet at night and the birds in the morning. The breakfast, lunches, and dinners were outstanding. Our side trips to the Sand Dues and Zapata Falls rounded out an unforgettable vacation. Thank you... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The experience of a lifetime. We were and remain, completely enthralled by the Zapata Ranch experience. The landscape is surreal. The staff is easy going. There is very much a sense of simplicity and freedom here. We had not realized that a profound vision of the American West lives deep in our psyches. Why was this experience so freeing, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Since travel advisory got big I have stopped writing reviews. But this place is so amazing that I need to write, Grandparents and twins, boy and girl at 13, We had promised a trip but were not sure what would work. They had barely ridden. No problem the exceptional staff got us all on horses, By the time four days... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I just do not have words to express how much we enjoyed our stay. Mike, the chef made us feel at home with marvelous meals and wonderful stories. I could not pick one day out of our stay to rate better than the day before, from the trail rides to herding buffalo and even building some fence it was all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My friend and I celebrated our 25th Friendiversary (we met in 7th grade, and still pals!) at Zapata Ranch in April, 2014. I really can't say enough about what a great place this is. First, this is a breathtaking beautiful part of the country. Second, the staff are fun, kind, knowledgeable, and just great people to spend time with. Third,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a week at Zapata Ranch. We rode horse through the Great Sand Dunes National park, rafted down Arkansas river whitewater rapids, and even herded buffalo! The Zapata staff even put together a ceremony for us to renew our vows -- on horseback!! It was an absolutely amazing adventure.

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Address: 5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Location: United States > Colorado > Mosca
Hotel Class:3 star — Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca

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