We stayed one night at the Broadmoor and then were shuttled to Emerald Valley [about 45 min into the mountains]. It is a bumpy ride! The setting is amazingly beautiful - wildflowers, lakes, and mountains. The cabins are highest quality, lodge decor, and guests want for nothing. The service is incredible and very personal, as the staff is able to mingle and get to know all the guests since max capacity if 30. No cell phone, internet, or TV, so be prepared to totally disconnect. Food is fantastic! Fly fishing in the 2 lakes was a lot of fun, and the staff will get your poles, flies, etc....prepared for you, guide you, or just point you in the right direction. Great hiking. There are bikes to use, but no bike-friendly trails. Two pine hot tubs are secluded, clean, and pleasant. We concluded about 2-3 days was a good get-away and gave us time to experience everything, including a good amount of reading in the hammocks. Any more time and I think we may have gotten bored. Pricey but worth the splurge!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ranch at Emerald Valley combines a unique retreat offering refined luxury with the rustic charm and inspiration of a wilderness enclave. Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest, indulge in a private escape in one of ten beautifully appointed cabins featuring wood burning fireplaces, rich furnishings, and modern amenities.This haven is the perfect destination for everything from an intimate getaway to a quintessential Colorado vacation for a group, family, and friends. Choose from one, two, or three bedroom private cabins each with distinct Rocky Mountain atmospheric touches.During your stay at The Ranch, take the day to fly fish in pristine mountain lakes, hike and bike scenic trails or explore the mountains on horseback. Then unwind by soaking in an outdoor hot tub and sipping fine wine on a panoramic terrace while enjoying the beauty of a Rocky Mountain sunset. These experiences are all accompanied by The Broadmoor’s incomparable luxury and impeccable service.A dedicated ranch staff and on-site Broadmoor chef elevate this unique, all-inclusive hideaway beyond its 8,200 foot altitude. Fresh, gourmet cuisine that you’ve come to expect from The Broadmoor is presented in the grand lodge. Don't worry about the details - all meals and ranch activities are included as part of your stay.What sets this experience apart from other mountain retreats is, with one phone call, we'll whisk you down the mountain to enjoy all the amenities The Broadmoor has to offer, including championship golf, a Five Star spa, tennis, shopping, swimming pools, acclaimed dining, and more. ... more less