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Circle K Guest Ranch
27758 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dolores
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Answer to my prayers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

After a busy two weeks of our three week, rare, vacation, I was hoping for somewhere that we could actually relax to prepare for returning to our normal, hectic life of work. Cabin 1a was a home away from home, yet better, with the peaceful river just feet out our door. You can order meals that are wonderful and reasonable, too. We were made to feel like part of the Circle K family. We chose to attend their small, non-denominational church service that was very good. We hope returning to Circle K will become a regular thing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Summit, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked the Circle K Ranch in lieu of a hotel while we visited Mesa Verde National Park (which is about 45 minutes away). Our entire family loved it. The home-cooked food was outstanding--some of the best pancakes we've ever had! They make everything from scratch & it was great. They even made us a picnic lunch to take with us to the park. The kids & my husband took a trail ride & had a great experience. We had 3 different trail rides during that vacation (at 3 different places). Circle K had the best safety features of all 3 rides. The ranch staff is all very friendly & helpful. The property is lovely--very peaceful in the woods with a river running through it. Our cabin fit the 5 of us nicely & was very clean. Great experience & wonderful alternative to a hotel. We'd go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you are tired of the over chlorinated jacuzzi and breakfast on styrofoam plates that taste like styrofoam.
Here is the place. Short drive from Mesa Verde.
Authentic atmosphere. Real people who will do what they can to help.
The cookie ate the church wagon even accommodated our food needs. And Yes, you can get your cowboy/girl on, right here. Don't miss this treasure.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aubrey, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My family and I loved the time we spent at Circle K. The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed the facilities. Our horse back ride was an expericence my children will never forget. Thank you for helping have a wonderful and relaxing family vacation.

Room Tip: Cabins were well worth the additional money. We really enjoyed the mountain views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was our 3rd trip to the Circle K Ranch in Dolores, Colorado. We had taken our 6 children there twice for a family vacation back in 1984 and 1986. Our family has now grown to 32, including 18 grandchildren, and we wanted to give them the same experience that our own children had. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, tubing down the river, hiking, field games and the ropes course, although the horseback riding was a little pricey. We spent 5 nights there. It would have been nice to have one ride included. We were a little disappointed that the cable slide for the adults was closed down due to Colorado regulations, but the little kids enjoyed the kiddie cable slide. We also were not able to participate in the rodeo since the ground was too muddy. It did rain part of the time we were there, but we just adjusted our plans and stayed indoors by a cozy fire playing games. The food was great. The kitchen staff accommodated our various food restrictions and we looked forward to meal time each day. They even cooked up the fish we caught in the river. The best part was enjoying the beautiful surroundings and being in the great outdoors with those we love the most. The staff was very friendly and accommodating--just wish they could have controlled the weather.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a great place to have a family reunion and that's exactly why we came. This is a peaceful guest ranch and the people who work here are incredibly friendly. We enjoyed our stay and our large family pretty much had the place all to ourselves. The family was able to participate in a hilarious "rodeo". The horses are trail horses so it took a lot to get them to trot which made it fun especially for those horseback riding novices (which was pretty much everyone). They also have a dining facility in which the food was only okay. The last dinner was BBQ chicken and THAT was absolutely delicious. They have several types of sleeping facilities. They have cabins which are very nice, a guest house which had old military mattresses on cots, a motel, and a lodge. You can also camp in your trailer, which we did, and they have a couple with full hook ups. The facilities in general are slightly dated but maintained and clean. They do need to improve the recreation room. It was filled with a bunch of chairs and wasn't very inviting. They had ping pong and pool tables but lacked adequate equipment to use them. My kids still had fun in there though. We did go on a trail ride. The horses were well maintained and the ranch hands do ensure safety providing helmets to those who want them. The horses were great and the trail ride went well without incident but unfortunately the trail was kind of boring.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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circlekranch, Owner at Circle K Guest Ranch, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We highly value the input from our guests and are constantly seeking to improve the experiences of those who come to stay with us. We will be giving attention to the recreation room and appreciate your thoughts on that. The trail chosen for your horseback ride may have been gauged for young riders which can seem boring to older and more experienced riders. Because we do aim for safety first, we must choose our trails based on the least experienced rider in the group. We do offer more challenging rides and private rides for those who are interested. We hope you will return in the future and consider the option of another riding experience.
Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to have the opportunity of serving you in the future.
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Good overall experience. Enjoyed the horseback ride. Motel section recently renovated and rooms are nice. Shower a bit small. No maid service the second day. Large youth group made a lot of noise late into the night but didn't come to close to the motel part.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 27758 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
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Location: United States > Colorado > Dolores
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dolores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circle K Ranch is a fun, family friendly ranch where you can enjoy lodging along the beautiful Dolores River, home cooked meals and amazing horseback adventures through the spectacular San Juan Mountains. Fall hunting packages available for elk and mule deer hunters. Great Value!! ... more   less 
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