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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was on a road trip around the states on my own and stopped off to be a cowgirl at Zapata ranch for 5 days. It was an amazing experience and they put together a fabulous programme for me. I am an experienced rider and they took this into account by taking me out on my own on one day... More

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Collingswood, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Fantastic trip! Ranch experience was great and as hands-on as desired. Horses were reliable and safe. Food was spectacular. Ranch hands very knowledgeable and skilled. Accommodations very comfortable. Scenery was postcard-esque! Many memories and pictures from this trip!

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Canterbury, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great field tour of the bison herd from the ranch; excellent guide and shop. Tour was good for kids too. Beautiful scenery around the ranch and easy to/from Great Sands National Park. Pricey to stay overnight.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The San Luis Valley in Colorado is a hidden gem. Remote and rural, there are few other places in the state that give you unobstructed views of clear night skies, high desert shublands, and some of the highest mountain peaks in the United States. The Zapata Ranch is unique in that is is owned by an environmental nonprofit that works... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and myself have just spent 3 days at this beautiful location which is NOT TO BE MISSED by anyone looking for authenticity and warmth without compromising on healthy meals and comfort in an authentic '800 ranch, magnificently preserved and run. We enjoyed riding our horses (do not be shy of experiencing it for the first time: the wranglers... More

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Carmel, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I have been to the Zapata Ranch four times and plan to keep going back. Zapata is actually one side of two ranch properties with over 100,000 acres adjoining the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Medano Ranch being the other side. Unlike your average dude ranch, the Medano-Zapata is an actual working cattle and bison ranch. We... More

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Rolling Hills Estates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I attended a horse painting workshop at Zapata Ranch, given by renowned artist Jill Soukup, every minute of the class was amazing, immersive, and inspiring! Jill's methods of teaching were punctuated by the amazing support from the Zapata crew, giving us horses to paint, and Bison to view...truly a trip of a lifetime! But I will head back next year,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Zapata Ranch in August 2013. It was a unique experience that I enjoyed completely. The ranch itself is a beautiful place and you feel like you are a million miles from the hectic life. The staff are incredibly hard working and made every effort to give us the best time. We saw amazing wildlife,... More

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent a week here. I participated in the horsemanship clinic while my husband enjoyed daily horse rides and a hike with the naturalist. The horsemanship clinic was excellent, great instructor, good horses, friendly and fun fellow riders. We were busy all day, every day, but enjoyed some relaxing trail rides as well as cattle work and horsemanship skills clinic.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the ranch in a family group. The rooms were really good, comfortable and with great views over the sand dunes national park. The food was excellent and tasty. The team were able to accommodate both the needs of the horse riders and nature lovers through a tailored approach to our activities. Don't miss the ranch... More

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Also Known As:
Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca
Address: 5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Location: United States > Colorado > Mosca
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mosca
Hotel Class:3 star — Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more   less 

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