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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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167 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had considered a family vacation here about 6 years ago, but our son was not much into horse riding. This year he got a summer job at Philmont scout ranch in northern, NM , so we all decided to go and deliver him in Cimarron, NM . And then, my wife and I, and our 15 year old daughter... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Despite criticism from various friends that I was crazy to go to a Ranch" as I could do so much in my own state with my own horse... Agree! Never the less my hart kept pulling me to Zapata as I wanted to learn about being a ranger and work with cattle an Bison. I happen to stumble on this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I’ve never written a review on tripadvisor before; that Zapata has moved me to do so speaks volumes for the quality of experience I had staying in this outstanding place. With a whole world of places to explore, I rarely want to retrace my steps;yet I would return to Zapata in a heartbeat. Indeed, I left feeling that I had... More 

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Cherry Valley, New York
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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