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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned from a week and Elk Mountain Ranch, and it was very hard to come back to reality. The people at EMR make it so special. The staff was incredible and treated us like family. Tom and Sue have done a wonderful job of making the ranch feel like home. The cabins are comfortable, and the bed was... More 

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Mt. Prospect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my family's first trip to a dude ranch. My wife and I hadn't ridden a horse in decades and my three pre-teen boys had one week of riding experience at a local YMCA the summer before this trip. So this review and strong recommendation is from the perspective of a family of newbie dude ranchers. The drive to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (2 of us, plus three girls 9,7,6) have just had simply the best family vacation here at Elk Mountain Ranch. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Tom and Sue are the real deal, they and their team provide the perfect balance of comfort, adventure, wonderful home style cooking, fun and authenticity. Oh and did I mention the breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saved the best until last. Having travelled down from Seattle to San Francisco with an R.V. we were looking forward to some Cowboy time. A quick flight to Denver brought us to the best week of our adventure. The Ranch is very well equipped; a real western home from home. Our cabin very comfortable too and we had lots... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We stayed in a 2 bdrm/2 bath cabin which, although somewhat rustic, had all the amenities we needed. The staff is friendly, and their treatment of guests is outstanding. The owners, Tom & Sue Murphy, are well organized and there is plenty of variety to kappa all ages as busy as they want to be. The horses are is superb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My husband, 12-year old son and I just recently returned from our second trip to Elk Mountain Ranch. We enjoyed this visit every bit as much as our prior trip. We can’t think of a better way to spend a family vacation. Tom and Sue Murphy, the owners, provide a wonderful experience for all guests. The staff could not be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was our third trip to Elk Mountain Ranch. We went with our two daughters, 13 and 16. When we first traveled here, they were 6 & 9. They loved it this time for different reasons and remembered so many details from their first two visits. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable; the food is all home cooked and... More 

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Thank 43Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I can't wait to report what a wonderful time we had this week at EMR. We were greeted at the airport (on time). Welcomed by name with a quick tour when we arrived. Every request we had was met with a smile and a "no problem at all". They are truly prepared to make sure you have everything you need.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived as an English family of 4 meeting friends. Having never ridden before it was with some trepidation that we stepped into the arena for the Monday morning talk from Tom on the "how to" of horses. We have 2 children aged 8 & 10. This was the best family vacation to date 😄. Tom and sue Murphy run... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Never ever returned anywhere before for a vacation, but can't stay away from this idyllic spot in the mountains. The ideal family get away. Great food, fantastic hospitality and they take great care of their animals. Lots of variety throughout the week if horse riding isn't your thing. If it wasn't your thing before though this place might just change... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk Mountain Ranch

Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Location: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Price Range: $2,850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista
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