I’m scared to tell the world how I really feel because we plan to return and I’m afraid that if everyone else knows they will book their vacation before me. It’s really that good. Way better than we had imagined. Not only is the location a great spot, the horses are perfect – but it’s the people. Tom and Sue are meant to be and they are the real deal. They make everyone feel like family, the ones you like :) and their staff holds the bar to excellence. Oh, how I miss those riding boots! We chose to ride a lot since we use to own horses and miss them. The trails were unique every time, which allowed the rider new challenges and experiences. And when your teenager doesn’t miss sending a gazillion text message because they are having too much fun – you know you are in the right place. Sue and Tom include details for their guests that share their love of horses and all things outdoors and it’s really amazing. Everything is done to perfection and class without the snobiness of a 5 star hotel. This is a credit to the staff. They went the extra mile to make sure you enjoyed yourself while letting you enjoy them too. I’ve never had that experience before and found it to be the missing link at all the glitzy places I’ve been. We searched a lot of options and elected this ranch, it was the best decision, and we were very pleased. No one had told me the food was going to be awesome too. We rented a car and toured other places in CO that gave us a good experience to enjoy the beauty that was everywhere out west. I have traveled the world but I will always have a place in my heart for Elk Mountain. I can’t say that about a lot of top rated places. Thanks for the memories!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage and overnight pack trip extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista