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Elk Mountain Ranch

13000 Cr 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Nestled in the San Isabel National forest with off-the-beaten path charm. Near Buena Vista, Colorado and adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, excursion to ropes & adventure park, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage extra. 35 pampered guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
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Horseback riding
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Public wifi
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Kids club
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Very hands on staff and good teachers when it comes to horse riding, trips organised off the ranch to take in local sites like the Continental divide ... the food and accommodation were outstanding and hope to go again
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch
Responded Oct 28, 2019
We are honored to be your choice for summer vacation. We certainly appreciate that their are a lot of options out there and so happy to be your choice. It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to your return visit. Cheers and happy trails.
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Property's Favorite Review
This was our sixth visit to Elk Mountain Ranch - our first was back in 2003 - and we are already booked in for our seventh. Not surprisingly, we would describe it as our absolute favourite holiday destination. The owners, Tom and Sue, have created a warm and welcoming “home from home” ambience that simply cannot be beaten. The cabins are a cosy haven, the food delicious and the staff a cheerful and hard working crew who go out of their way to ensure every visitor has a great time. For us as riders it is the horses who take priority. Tom’s herd are beautifully cared for and are sensible, responsive and willing rides. This isn’t galloping flat out territory - the terrain can be challenging at 9,600ft up in Tne Rocky Mountains. But there are opportunities for some lovely canters and every ride guarantees views that will simply take your breath away. We have been back a week and are already suffering from Tne After Elk Mountain Blues. Roll on 2021!
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch
Responded Oct 28, 2019
2021 cannot come soon enough for us. We are so honored ( and spoiled) to have such lovely repeat guests to come back to us year after year and please know that you both are family. We cannot thank you enough for your loyalty and support of Elk Mountain Ranch. So looking forward to seeing you both again.
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We spent a week at the ranch with our 3 grown up sons, they had never ridden before but by the end of the week we were all cantering. We were particularly impressed with the horses who were responsive and very well looked after and the rides were varied with stunning scenery. Tom, Sue and all the staff were so welcoming - it's like being part of a big family in a very relaxed environment. We had such fun with all the wranglers (all lovely young people), one of best family holidays we've ever had. With 3 boys food features highly and every meal was a delight. Other than riding there are lots of other activities and we enjoyed the fishing, rafting & square dancing. Highly recommend.
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch
Responded Oct 28, 2019
You are now part of our family! It was great joy to get to know your family and your grown young men. What an amazing family and all of our guests and staff were commenting on how much they enjoyed your family and time spent together with them at the ranch. We are also so happy to hear that you loved the riding, the horses, and of course the scenery. We hope that our trails will cross again in the future. Cheers to you all and hope that all is well across the pond.
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We spent an "adult only week" at the ranch, and what a terrific time we had. Amazing scenery, a different ride every day on well trained horses, comfortable accommodation and delicious food! All enhanced by excellent staff and a great group of fellow guests. Tom and Sue have everything down pat and have our highest recommendation.
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch
Responded Oct 28, 2019
We thank you so much for your recommendation of Elk Mountain Ranch. We sure enjoy and cherish our "adult only" weeks at the ranch. It is a different atmosphere with fall coming and our wonderful adult guests at the ranch. It is always refreshing to hear how our staff interacted with all our exceptional guests. They are our greatest asset at the ranch. We were honored to be your choice for a ranch vacation.
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The owners, Tom and Sue, the staff, the horses, the food, the scenery,,,absolutely awesome! What a great place to disconnect and enjoy the beauty of the West with overflowing hospitality! We would recommend this place to anyone,,especially the adult week for us grown up kids!! Great entertainment in the evenings , whether sitting outside, enjoying walking with the animals , listening to some great performers,,,or dancing our boots off to square dancing!
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Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch
Responded Oct 28, 2019
We love our "grown up kids"! We always have so much fun and really enjoy getting to know each and everyone. It is always a pleasure to serve you all and greatly appreciate your recommendation of the ranch. Cheers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elk Mountain Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Elk Mountain Ranch?
Nearby attractions include San Isabel National Forest (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elk Mountain Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Elk Mountain Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elk Mountain Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Elk Mountain Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elk Mountain Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elk Mountain Ranch?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Elk Mountain Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.