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De Beque

The High Lonesome Ranch

275 County Road 222, De Beque, CO 81630-9501
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The High Lonesome Ranch sits along the spine of the continent on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies on more than 400 square miles. From the mountain forests, grasslands, spring creeks, and alpine mesas, the ranch is a mecca for wildlife. At an altitude ranging from around 5,000 to 9,000 feet, this is an ecosystem consisting of a large, central valley with astonishingly beautiful mountains and adjoining valleys, each lush and fertile in its own right. The Ranch is located near the small cowboy town of DeBeque, Colorado, a 40-minute drive to Grand Junction's Walker Field Airport. The size and scope of the ranch offer many opportunities. Enjoy a Dude Ranch Experience, fly-fishing, wing shooting, Expeditions to explore our big, beautiful neighborhood, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, and more. Choose one or build your own Colorado vacation including as many as you like.Families, groups of friends,executive retreats, and weddings are all welcome.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Free internet
Public wifi
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275 County Road 222, De Beque, CO 81630-9501
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This was my fifth hunting trip to the ranch and I was super excited. Unfortunately the ranch has experienced some staff changes and has also changed the guest experience. For hunters there is no more fine dining with passed appetizers before dinner, nice wines and gourmet food. Instead hunters get a crock pot of mystery slop put out in the kitchen of the lodging building they are staying in. There's a commercial coffee pot in the morning where you make the coffee while you navigate the mess in the kitchen from the night before...the staff don't come by until midday to clean up the dishes and take away all the food from the prior night. Needless to say there are bugs having a party on the mess. The first night the caters brought the food by, they didn't bring serving utensils so we ended up serving potatoes with a table spoon we found. I asked about wine and they found a couple bottles and then attempted to open them. They destroyed the corks and had to pour the wine through a coffee filter. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. It really felt like the ranch was trying to cut corners and pinch pennies. Maybe they are having financial issues? The hunting was fair, the main valley was very dry so most fields were fallow. You used to see hundreds of deer going through, now most have moved elsewhere. If you like a first class operation...this place is no longer it. I will probably not be back. What a bummer.
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5 years ago we had a team meeting at the High Lonesome Ranch. We loved it so much that we went back again this week. Once again the accomodations, the activities, the meeting space were all amazing! We loved seeing Aunt Linda with her granola every morning! After four days of unbelievably delicious food we all started diets as soon as we left! The only thing I hadn't been impressed with 5 years ago were the quality of the wines, which I really didn't believe were at the same level as the food. Well wow has that changed! Justin does an outstanding job of providing high quality wines that are excellently paired with the food. And a different cocktail every evening. I give the wine list and everything else five stars!! And would enjoy going back soon!!!
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I have been to many ranches but the High Lonesome is the best. A week riding horses, clay shooting, fly fishing and roping. The staff is highly knowledgeable and are the utmost friendly and professional people you will meet. The ranch more than exceeded my expectations. The food served is of the highest caliber and freshness. The cater for gluten free and dairy free the week I was there. Nothing was ever too much. Highly recommend that people come to the ranch and see how good it actually is.
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Response from Scott S, President and CEO at The High Lonesome Ranch
Responded Aug 24, 2018
Dear Bernard: Thank you for such a fun week. Starting, Monday with the ranch rodeo , it was evident you were already a skilled equestrian and pretty good at goat dressing🐐. Enjoy the rest of your Holiday and we look forward to seeing you down the trail. Travel Well!
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If you like the outdoors, you will not be disappointed in the High Lonesome Ranch. We went with our children, ages 11 and 5. We had the time of our lives. They have horseback riding, trail rides, a cattle drive, shooting, fishing, hiking, rafting, or just relaxing. The staff will do just about anything for you and the food is the best you will ever taste. There is no down side to this place. 100% positive experience.
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Response from Scott S, President and CEO at The High Lonesome Ranch
Responded Aug 24, 2018
Dear Butler Family: We all had such a great time with the 4 of you and you will forever be a part of our extended ranch family. Please say hello to the kids and thank your Mom from all of us for making this happen!
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If you have never been to a dude ranch or even if you have - you need to experience this place. The accommodations, the food, the activities, and the people make this a must-try experience. The staff is absolutely top notch!! I want to call out the kitchen, between the food and drink that the two Justin's served up and the breakfast that Aunt Linda and her team fed us......AWESOME...The wranglers do an incredible job, shout out to Marian, Jackie, and Whitney. The guides are all great, really enjoy the help that Zane provided... There is even a live band on Friday nights as well as a big dance. I want to thank Paul, Tina, and Scott for providing some great experiences and stories as well. If you are thinking about trying a place out, I'm not sure you could top High Lonesome Ranch - THANKS TEAM!!
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Response from Scott S, President and CEO at The High Lonesome Ranch
Responded Aug 23, 2018
Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words. We are very grateful to be surrounded by incredable associates that truly want our guest to enjoy the ranch as much as they do. We hope that the memories will lead to another visit soon. Travel Well and Thank You for allowing the ranch to become a special place for your family and yourself.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The High Lonesome Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The High Lonesome Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The High Lonesome Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The High Lonesome Ranch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The High Lonesome Ranch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.