I stayed at Badger Creek Ranch for a week after finishing graduate school in May 2013 and absolutely loved it. I rode in the mornings and did stray work I brought with me in the afternoons. Every day I was impressed by how expansive the ranch felt and by the calm it instilled in me. Eric and Sue are fantastic people: really welcoming, smart, and funny. Great people to spend time with on rides, at (the very yummy) meals, and out by the horseshoes game. A beginner on horseback, I was comfortable riding out in the open alongside Eric and left planning to spend more time riding in the coming year. Make sure you stay up late enough at least one night to see the crazy array of stars visible from the ranch - a different world from the city in which I live. The amazing terrain and gorgeous views stay in mind after you leave; I'd return in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Badger Creek Ranch is an ALL INCLUSIVE working cattle and guest ranch located high in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains. It is also our home. Here we invite you to enjoy a western vacation adventure of a lifetime. At Badger Creek Ranch you will be an important part of our cowboy crew as we ride fences, round up, doctor and sort our cattle. Even though we are a working cattle ranch, we never forget you are on vacation! ... more less