Five grandparents and five grandsons had a most magical five day adventure at Zapata Ranch in June 2012. A true "old west" working ranch where you are exceedingly well cared for and an excellent introduction to the Nature Conservancy partnering with ranch management in the new age. We hiked to Zapata Falls, saw the bison herd of 2000+, toured the old Medano Ranch, rode horses, ate like cowboys, swam, flew kites, enjoyed the hot tub, marveled at the grand sunsets and scenery, visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park and climbed the dunes ... tons of fun for all. The Duke and Janet Phillips family are very special and welcoming - you are part of the family and really feel like you are a living part of working ranch. Absolutely outstanding!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca