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James Ranch

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Address: 33800 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-7144
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+1 970-385-9143
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wonderful ranch and good foods and cheeses

Absolutely wonderful people who run the ranch and excellent foods and cheeses. The ranch is on a beautiful piece of property

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Absolutely wonderful people who run the ranch and excellent foods and cheeses. The ranch is on a beautiful piece of property

Thank mimigoldie
New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had a little time to kill when getting to Durango before checkk-in soo we continued on 550 for about 10 miles to the James Ranch which I saw from this site was a favorite destination. The hamburger was a little pricey, but well worth it. Don't look for fries, but the chips are to die for! The "tour" was... More 

Thank Lesley S
Durango, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

My family and I go to James Ranch for their excellent burgers at least once a month. It is healthy, delicious food at a beautiful location that is removed from the busy chaos of downtown Durango during the tourist season.

Thank hermosaDurango
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is a working ranch and farm. All organic grass beef, poultry and pork that they sell by the pound (expensive) as well as serve from a small trailer kitchen to enjoy eating in an outdoor grass area. Fun place to stop for a burger, food was average but enjoyable. They make cheese on the property as well sell fresh... More 

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I loved the hamburger and went every week last year, but they raised their prices. I only went once when they opened during the week and not just Saturdays.. Not worth $12.50 for a hamburger. I do love the property and I did take my small dog with me. It is a shame their prices are so high. They now... More 

Thank Susan H
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Love the fresh, homegrown organic food here. We had a great lunch, and ate it outside, in view of the mountains. The fare is great and staff is friendly.

Thank wanderers9223
Fort Collins, Colorado
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562 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This family ranch produces high-quality local food products including meats, cheeses, vegetables, eggs, fruits, etc. which are all marketed onsite. There is a small petting zoo of farm animals, and you can walk around to see part of the ranch. There is a food stand that sells sandwiches and burgers using their own products - see separate listing under "restaurants".... More 

Thank ROCtraveler30
Durango, Colorado
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Signature burger is scrumptious! The band was great ... Thursday evening event for $20 not to be missed. Great scenery and family friendly... Kids dancing and petting the goats ... The red cliffs are stunning from their picnic table area in front of the stage. Also local ice cream available at their farm stand store with other goodies

1 Thank Deborah C
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Family owned and run, working ranch offers a unique experience. Outdoor cafe serves limited but perfect options for vegetarian or carnivore. Seating at picnic tables with a few polite chickens, and happy goats on tether. The owners helped us move to a covered area in a rain shower, wiping off the tables and seats. View of the expansive ranch from... More 

Thank MariannePh
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

One of those special places one finds while road tripping. The cheese is amazing and they are wonderful people. We went there to provision for dinner.

Thank Jim67_12

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