Although I was already excited about my family's reunion at the ranch, once we arrived I was thoroughly impressed and even more excited. One of the main ideas impressed upon the ranch is that each guest is to be treated like family, and the staff really stood out in this.They are extremely friendly from the moment they pick you up at the airport, learning your name and the relationship you have with others you arrive with, even taking time to learn about your personal history.
When we arrived, the rooms were clean and tidy, and had a very distinct western cowboy flair. The beds are surprisingly very comfortable, even the small twin beds. All the normal amenities are provided and the rooms are serviced just like a hotel, despite being cabins.
The experiences here are fantastic. Integral to this ranch is horseback riding. There are trips almost every day, during which you grow accustomed to your assigned horse and vice versa. At the end of the week, your pair is a well-oiled machine - which is important for the week-ending cattle drive.
The view from the ranch, situated on the side of Black Mountain, is awesome. Even better is the variety of views seen around the mountain as you ride up and down each day, and especially the one from the top of Black Mountain.
If you like the outdoors, horseback riding, great views, fantastic staff and endless enjoyable activities and entertainment, this is your place. I'd recommend this to anyone who has ever been even slightly interested in being a cowboy.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Black Mountain Ranch Colorado