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Smith Fork Ranch

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Chappaqua, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone including Marley and Linda, owners, Tim, the GM, the wranglers and guides were exceptional. The service and food could not have been better. It's the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There is something for everyone. David and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the ranch.

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Debbie! We are very happy that you and David enjoyed yourselves and were able to relax here at Smith Fork Ranch. I agree that we have some great guides and wranglers. (and an outstanding Chef!) We enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to seeing you back soon. Tim More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wasn't sure when my husband planned a trip to a dude ranch but it was one of the best vacations ever! we have three children ranging in age from 11-14 and they never had a dull moment. hard to say what i enjoyed the most….the food (incredible), best margaritas ever…the service was above and beyond…the horse rides and hiking through... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Hope! It was great getting to know you and the family. I am very happy that you enjoyed yourselves and were able to try all of our activities. John was asking about coming back in the fall, which is a great idea! The fall at Smith Fork Ranch is amazing. The days are warm, the nights are cool... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smith Fork Ranch is a very special place, like non other. The real magic is in the Staff- they are what made our family vacation incredible and unforgettable! From the General Manager- Tim Johnson and his wife Heather, to the Wranglers, Activity Director & Guides, Chefs, and on and on- these folks were passionate, engaging, kind and caring and made... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Janna! Your kind words are very much appreciated. It was fun to get to know you and all of the Oxmans and we feel like you are part of our SFR family now. We hope to see you back at he ranch soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the stunningly beautiful River House and enjoyed riding, shooting, fly fishing, archery, and hiking. All of the wranglers and guides were amazing, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was prepared perfectly and featured delicious local fare. Tim and his staff produced a flawless and exciting and memorable week that our family will never forget. Thanks Smith Fork Ranch!... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Laura! I am happy you and your family were able to take some time out of your busy schedule to experience Smith Fork Ranch. We all had a great week and look forward to seeing you again. We will be practicing our Cookout games so we are able to compete with your family next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smith Fork Ranch is a jem. We were with the largest group the ranch had ever hosted, but they never missed a beat. We made special memories, had exciting activities , and top notch food and service! every facet of the property is top notch. Tim, the GM made sure no detail was missed, and all our needs were anticipated.... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Chris! We are happy everyone was able to help celebrate Emily's birthday and enjoyed meeting everyone. Smith Fork Ranch is a very special place, but even more special when one group stays for the week. Your group was amazing and it was our pleasure to meet all of you. We can't wait to see you again on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We visited Smith Fork Ranch as a family during early July. We have been to other ranches, and there honestly is no comparison on many levels. The staff--every single member from management to housekeeping--went out of their way to ensure we were happy, had everything we wanted and needed, and seemed to truly delight in making our stay excellent in... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Darcy! It was truly our pleasure to host you and your family. You are correct...all of our employees take great pride in making sure all guests have a great vacation at Smith Fork Ranch. Chef Marcus and his team are willing to go the extra mile to make sure all guests are well fed and happy. I also... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Smith Fork Ranch has to be one of the best vacations our family has ever experienced; an authentic western adventure in one of the most beautiful settings. Our kids are 9, 10 and 12 and we enjoyed horseback riding, fly fishing, sporting clays, hiking, and archery (and relaxing in a beautiful log cabin on the river). Their staff takes the... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Christine! We agree that Smith Fork Ranch is in one of the most beautiful settings in all of Colorado. Your children are at the perfect age to experience everything we have to offer at the ranch and we are so happy that they enjoyed themselves. I was surprised how quickly everyone learned how to fly fish! We hope... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We were fortunate enough to experience Smith Fork Ranch at the end of May. I simply can't put into words the beauty of this very special place. We are Colorado natives and SFR really is the ultimate "Colorado experience." We all lead very busy and hectic lives. If you are looking to recharge your batteries and reconnect with your family... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Wow! What a great review. It makes all of us happy to hear we were able to help your family recharge the batteries and re-connect. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit! Tim More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Smith Fork Ranch has to be one of the most incredible places I have ever been. The food was incredible, the staff was wonderful, and the cabin we stayed in was absolutely perfect. We were surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains which we explored on our mountain bikes and by horseback. In the evenings, after the best massage I... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We agree that Smith Fork Ranch is located in one of the most spectacular locations in Colorado. The views of the West Elk Mountains are unparalleled. Our staff works very hard to help create the magical experiences you describe and I am very happy to hear they were successful during your stay. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We had an outstanding guys vacation. Smith Fork Ranch has bold views and top notch accommodations. The staff, from the dining staff to the ranch hands and everyone between, had a very receptive, fun and professional interaction with us. The meals that prepared for us by Chef Marcus and Chef Darryl were outstanding. Owners Marley and Linda were so nice... More 

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Tim J, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Nick! What a great group of guys! Our guides are still talking about the fly fishing competition and looking forward to a rematch. The last night at the River Cabin was a memorable experience for all of us and we hope to re-create that experience for future guests. We can't wait for your next visit! More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smith Fork luxury ranch is located on Colorado's Western Slope, approximately 7 1/2 miles east of the town of Crawford at an elevation of 7200'. The Ranch is nestled within the beautiful Gunnison National Forest adjoining the wild, untamed West Elk Wilderness Area. The luxury ranch and its surrounding areas are home to stunning mountains, abundant rivers, high altitude streams and lakes, and breathtaking views. The Ranch itself has three miles of frontage along the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River and seven trout ponds. Intimate Colorado ranch offering rustic luxury in the Rockies. Customize your unique family adventure. You can enjoy horseback riding, fishing and hiking the same land that the Ute Indians, Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir fell in love with. Experience a horseback riding vacation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Discover our special part of Colorado where generations of western ranch culture blend with exceptional artists, craftsmen and artisanal makers of Colorado's best foods and wines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smith Fork Ranch

Address: 45362 Needle Rock Rd, Crawford, CO 81415-9114
Location: United States > Colorado > Crawford
Price Range: $250 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Smith Fork Ranch Hotel Crawford
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