Hands down, my week at Black Mountain Ranch was one of the best weeks of my life. I had some reservations about what to expect, mostly because I had no idea what to expect, but it was the best vacation I have ever taken.
Between the staff, who were just amazingly friendly, helpful, and just awesome to be around (Helen, Alicia, and Perry I miss you guys!), and the horses, which were well mannered and very fun to ride (Patches was just my perfect horsey match), the week was fun filled and very rewarding. It didn't matter that I hadn't been on a horse in 14 years, I was still more then able to enjoy the riding and the gorgeous scenery. The ranch itself is situated in a beautifully rugged landscape. The food was excellent as well (Thanks Chef Bob!) There were tons of activities to keep me busy and it was just a very soulful and wonderful place.
I did find that there were mostly a lot of families there, and I was the token single gal, but honestly I never felt alone or that I was the odd man out. I actually was pseudo adopted by two families during the week! The atmosphere was just so friendly and the rest and relaxation that I had been looking for was easily found. I only wish that it had been a longer trip!
If you are looking for a fun time with family or just going by yourself to ride the Rockies and find some peace of mind, Black Mountain Ranch is a perfect place to do it! I was matched with the best horse (in my opinion), and the staff really took time to get to know the guests and make sure that everything was going well.
It really was the best vacation I've ever taken!
- Also Known As:
- Black Mountain Ranch Colorado
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come join us for a taste of the wild west. Your week long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, archery, a trip to a local rodeo and so much more! ... more less