We have chosen Black Mountain Ranch after receiving information from all dude ranches in Colorado.
Here are our impressions:
Accomodation: The rooms at BMR are are very good equipped, designed with love and were very clean. (similiar to 4 or 5 star hotel)
Food: The Kitchen crew created some outstanding meals which are definately high above average hotel food. You would never expect such good food at a dude ranch. Absolutely high class.
Staff: The staff is very kind, all wishes were fulfilled and as a guest you are treated like a good friend or even a member of the BMR family.
Activities: We had much fun riding riding varied trails. (not a single one twice!!!). The wranglers are well trained and even a good and skilled rider can still learn from them. We also loved the shooting range.
Overall: It´s the May familiy and the staff that made the Cowboy experience so outstanding. We have been to more than 200 differnt hotels, bed and breakfast ... and have never felt such a great hospitality as on BMR. If you are worried why there is no TV in the room: The last thing you will need ther is a TV. You will have so much fun and such a good time, with a mixture of adventure and relaxation that you won´t even think about a TV (or going home after the week))
We would absolutely reccommend BMR and we will definately be back!