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58000 Cowboy Way, Clark, CO 80428
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 04/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Clark
Travelers' Choice
Vista Verde offers a diverse selection of activities making it more than just a riding ranch. Summer: hiking, mountain biking and fly-fishing, trail riding and lessons. Winter: skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and snowy horseback rides. Secluded cabins feature private hot tubs and wood stoves, with gourmet dining, wine tasting and cooking classes adding to the experience. Creative kids, tween, and teen programs makes it enjoyable for everyone, with special times set aside for adult only escapes
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Public wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Ski In / Ski Out
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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58000 Cowboy Way, Clark, CO 80428
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Mike B wrote a review Jan 18
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family just returned from spending New Years Eve week at Vista Verde Ranch. Fantastic week all around. Activity highlights included archery, cross country skiing, horse riding, dog sledding, tubing and dancing. The fireworks show on New Year’s Eve is set off with mountains as the back drop and it would easily beat any one I have seen in the past. Multiple times during the week I was with my family riding horses or enjoying dinner watching the snow fall on the beautiful mountain thinking that this place reminds me of a movie setting. Add in the warmth, kindness and genuineness you feel from guests and the VVR team as well as the beautiful lodge and fireplace and it feels exactly like a Hallmark Christmas Movie. My kids and about 12+ other kids would sit in the lodge and play cards for hours after dinner and their laughter filled the lodge with reassuring sounds of what is right in the world. Our food was spectacular – the Bison was my favorite meal of all time. As always, the VVR team is the special sauce of this place. They make everything seem so effortless, behind the scenes and natural that there is a rhythm to the place that makes it seem more like a family gathering than a hotel/resort. I find so much joy in meeting the younger men and women who work on the ranch. Each of them is accomplished in their own right, but they all share a very similar trait - Excited to serve the guest while always being polite and helpful. My girls come away from every trip with another group of role models. My family feels blessed to be a part of this ranch family.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from Stephanie Wilson, Guest Services / Front Office at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers! It was so wonderful to have your family here to celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. You all bring so much joy to all of us, and it is truly a pleasure to have you at the ranch. The cards are rolling in and lighting up the staff's faces today. ;)
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Nicole M wrote a review Oct 2021
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My husband and I came to VVR for a delayed honeymoon and we could not be more pleased with our decision. The ranch is spectacular, the setting cannot be beat and the staff were welcoming and courteous. We came during an adults-only week in early October 2021 and we had the most perfect week. Thank you to the VVR team, we can't wait to come back! - Nicole and Troy
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Dome was a perfect cabin for a couple.
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Response from Stephanie Wilson, Guest Services / Front Office at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Ahhhh, thank you! We were so honored that you came here for your honeymoon, and loved having you at the ranch! Thanks for taking the time to write this review, as we hope more honeymooners will see it and choose to come to VVR. We hope to see you again, and wish you the best as you settle into married life! Steph and the crew
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Tod L wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
Vista Verde was wonderful and far beyond our expectations which are high. The entire staff is dedicated to service with warmth and enthusiasm. The horseback riding was excellent and varied. The horses selected for us were the most responsive and well trained of any I have ridden at a guest ranch or with any outfitter, and we ride our horses in AQHA events and clinics. The arena events were a ball. The dining was casual elegant, preceded by an all guest cocktail hour with dinners of truly great entries and presentation--white linen table cloth dining in dress jeans.. The engaging culture created by ranch leadership provided for excellent interaction between staff and guests and among guests The result was a wonderful shared adventure for all. This may seem like an over the top review-it intended to be. For perspective we have stayed at two of the Montana 5 star guest ranches that are generally regarded at the top of the guest ranch food chain and may return for the right occasions. However. Vista Verde was the equal in guest experience but for a significantly lesser cost. We have reserved for next year already. Tod and Jane Vail, CO
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Our cabin looked out on a large horse pasture with mountains in the background-beautiful.
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Response from Stephanie Wilson, Guest Services / Front Office at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Wow, well we're humbled indeed. Thank you for coming to stay with us and then for sharing this amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and it was wonderful seeing your family share the experience together. We will see you next year! Steph and the VVR crew
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clchapman wrote a review Oct 2021
Fishers, Indiana34 contributions20 helpful votes
Vista Verde exceeded our expectations! From the first moments of our stay, my husband and I knew we had made a great choice. This was one of our all-time favorite vacations. Highlights included: a welcoming staff, beautiful ranch, a plethora of activities in addition to horseback riding, gourmet food and wine-tasting, a barn dance, a music night and a private hot tub on our back deck. It really is the ideal getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you have the chance to go, take it! It was one of our best trips ever. If you plan on riding...
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Response from Stephanie Wilson, Guest Services / Front Office at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Responded Oct 15, 2021
Thank you for this sweet review! We are so glad you two could come out here this fall, and even happier that you enjoyed your time at the ranch. It was wonderful spending some time with you, and we hope we get to see you again in the future! Steph and the crew
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scott sitner wrote a review Sep 2021
Birmingham, Michigan87 contributions85 helpful votes
So I was invited to go away for a week to Vista Verde. Was supposed to be last winter and cancelled due to Covid and was able to make it happen this past week, end of August. I am a go to vegas, house in Florida, northern Michigan traveler. I golf, eat, watch television and getting away from it all is fine, but I do not crave it. Vista Verde is truly getting away, although for the one percent of the one percent, which they don't shy from. The accommodations are great, we were in Big Agnes, which came sleep four, or five, marble and tile baths, heated floors, good towels and good linens. the furniture fits the scene but is clearly very high end. no mini bar, snacks they replenish at will. each cabin has a hot tub looking over the mountains, we also had rusty and grey, deer sleeping in our back yard the whole time. I did a blog(free just for fun nothing commercial, so feel free to read and see pics and more details scottdsitner.com Food was great, and rituals any top restaurant anywhere. No Im not kidding, the veal chop and lamb was some of the best I have had, breakfasts custom made, amazing pancakes, they even heated the mugs in the morning. Three formal dinners which just means fancier food, I wore nothing but jeans the whole trip, don't bring anything fancier. I went riding, hiking, archery, snuck in 9 hoes in steamboat, and a day of shopping also. The guests again were great, friendly and down to earth here, belying much of what they do. The staff could not have been nicer, Covid was recognized and masks mostly worn by staff, but vaccine taking seemed to be hit and miss, but they were all honest so you can adjust choices. Not a lot of stuff after dinner, we were in bed by 9 every night. They call it luxury ranching, and yeah it is expensive, but that's not hidden and you seriously get what you pay for. As for being "away", there is internet in the lodge, some signals in the cabins(no televisions) and phones kinda sort work. So you do not have to be truly disconnected in full, but if you need to be on constant touch, you may have some issues. I may not go every year, lots did, but for something different, I cannot recommend this more. I am trying to think of bad things, one night the halibut wasn't great, I'd like some more social things after dinner, but seriously, nothing else. A great trip, go if you can
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: They are cabins, all equal I am told
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Response from Stephanie Wilson, Guest Services / Front Office at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Responded Sep 9, 2021
Wow, thank you for this amazing review. We love that you gave it a try coming here with your lovely lady, even though it doesn't match your normal travel style. It was wonderful meeting you and watching you enjoy the ranch at your own pace. If we don't get to see you every year, that just makes us look forward more to the time you come back! Hey, maybe a winter visit next....we'll keep our fingers crossed. Thanks again, and we can't wait to check out your blog! Steph and the VVR crew
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Elk River Guest Ranch (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vista Verde Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Vista Verde Guest Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vista Verde Guest Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vista Verde Guest Ranch have airport transportation?
Yes, Vista Verde Guest Ranch offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vista Verde Guest Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Vista Verde Guest Ranch accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.