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Elk Mountain Ranch

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew that we would have a great time on our family vacation, but it was even better than I imagined at Elk Mountain! So many options of things to see and do. We ate great food and were treated so well. We made new friends. It was a blast! We will do it again! Thank you for taking such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (Couple, 1 daughter) were planning to spend a week on a Ranch. We scanned dozens of Ranches on the web and finally decided to go for EMR. We had some busy weeks before we left and were quite stressed when we arrived. The stress disappeared within short after arriving at the Ranch. We were greeted by the staff, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just book it! Seriously, quit comparing other places and schedule your vacation here at Elk Mountain Ranch. This was the best vacation! Sue, Tom and the entire ranch staff make you feel at home, comfortable and like they really want you to be there. You can do as much or as little of the scheduled activities as you want. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never experienced a Dude Ranch before, but it was always on my bucket list. This was, by far, the greatest break from rushed, city life I have ever had. I was amazed by the professionalism, yet friendliness of all of the staff, from day one. Our cabin was perfect and cozy, but we had our own space, so... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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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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