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Smith Fork Ranch

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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My husband and I had been wanting to try a Dude Ranch Vacation and we found Smith Fork Ranch on the web. This place is a gem! The gorgeous mountain view, excellent food and wine and, great staff! SFR didn't disappoint us. It was truly an unforgettable experience. To all the staff and crew of SFR, thank you so much... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Cora for the mention. We strive to exceed guest expectations and the staff are the most important piece of the puzzle. We will see you next year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Smith Fork Ranch is a gem on the Western Slope of Colorado. The ranch and accommodations are top-notch, and the guided activities were an added bonus. Mountain biking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, archery and clay shooting were all done in an amazing setting and the guides were a joy.

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope that you return to Smith Fork Ranch in the future! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had an absolutely incredible time at the ranch. We were greeted upon our arrival by Caitlyn, had amazing meals prepared by Marcus, Darryl and Roy, went on gorgeous trail rides with Emily, were doted on by Courtney and Jessica (Lil' Faith) at every meal...it was really a wonderful week. My husband also planned a surprise renewal of our vows... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to create the beautiful setting for the reveal of your vows. Carrying the cake up the mountain, keeping the secret, and of course seeing the excitement in your face was the best! We hope you come see us again. Here's to another 30 years! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What an amazing place. Location, service, food, accommodations all outstanding. We were there during the Harvest Dinner which was a great experience. The food at the ranch is locally sourced and the chef is excellent. We stayed in the West Elk Suite in the Mountain House, we had our own sitting room with fireplace and the decor is fun and... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We wish you could have stayed longer so you MUST come see us again! Hope you are enjoying your SFR handmade bag! More 

Winston Salem NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed in the River Cabin Sept 14 to 19 2015. WOW! All I can say is SFR far exceeded our expectations. We were with another couple who are good friends of ours. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. What ever you wanted to do they made it happen. Horse back, hiking, shooting, fly fishing. In addition the staff... More 

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Courtney B, General Manager at Smith Fork Ranch, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having you and making your special day the BEST it could possibly be! The black cloud had us all a bit on edge but it could not have been more beautiful. See you soon! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
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
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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