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Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

North Fork Ranch exceeded all of our expectations, my husband and I had the best vacation. Dean, Karen and Haley were the ultimate hosts making sure that we felt welcome and right at home. The entire North Fork team was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and fun. The meals were beyond delicious and it was exciting to see what specialty they had... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the airport greeting by the owner, Dean, to the heartfelt good bye from owner, Karen, the North Fork Ranch was a wonderful get away! Daughter, Haley, is a genuine delight with smarts to match any 6 star hotelier. The fly fishing operation run by North Fork Ranch Fishing's Jeff, was world class. The fishing gear was all Orvis equipment... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karen and Dean are the consummate hosts at this fabulous ranch just an hour from Denver. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and when told to treat this place like home, they truly meant it. The porch overlooked the North Fork of the South Platte river and was a perfect place to watch the sun... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Ranch from the east coast. We were so impressed! The cabins were beautiful and very clean; you can't go wrong with any of the accommodations, we stayed in the Homestead.. The staff were wonderful, Alexis took us out for our horseback riding activities, she was informative and fun! There were so many options for activities for adults... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Only a short drive from Denver, yet you will find yourself in a secluded location with real log cabins (clean and well appointed), great food, beautiful scenery of the Colorado mountains (agree, photos on website don't show the beauty) and friendly staff that feel like family. Their private section of river is spectacular and the best trout fishing I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The photos and website don’t do justice to this beautiful ranch! It’s tucked away in the mountains and you really feel like you are in another world. We’ve talked about doing this trip for so long and finally got there in September. It truly is beautiful. The fly fishing was awesome…the trail ride was fun…the views were spectacular. The accommodations... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We could not have been more impressed with the attention to detail at North Fork Ranch. The owners have thought of everything needed to make a stay at their ranch as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Add scenic surroundings, hearty and plentiful food, friendly and helpful staff, exceptional cleanliness and organization,....what more could one ask for?! Thank you North Fork... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was our first time staying at a "dude ranch." It was wonderful! This ranch is owned and operated by a real family, and they really care about their guests. We went on a horse trail ride and fished in their on-site pond. Great experiences. And the food! The food is amazing. Fresh food and well-presented. The hospitality was great... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have three girls, ages 13, 9 and 9. Our vacation at North Fork was amazing. It is hard to find a vacation where all three have tons of things to do. The ranch is beautiful, and the staff is super helpful. My kids loved everything they did there....horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting a bow and arrow and lots... More 

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North Westchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I can't say much more than what has been said by so many other reviewers except to add that my son and I had a wonderful peaceful time at the North Fork Ranch. Meticulous attention paid to every possible detail. They have thought of everything. Great food, staff, horses, location and accommodations. You make friends with everyone there and it... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to life at North Fork Ranch a premier guest ranch and fishing lodge. Established in 1985, this family oriented ranch rests on a half mile of private river, the North Fork of the South Platte. One hour from Denver, in the majestic Rocky Mountains, you'll find horseback riding, whitewater rafting, world class fly fishing, campfire, intimate accommodations, dining with a gourmet flare and activities for all ages! **Colorado's Newest, Orvis Endorsed Fishing Lodge** ... more   less 

Additional Information about North Fork Ranch

Address: 55395 Highway 285, P.O. Box B, Shawnee, CO 80475
Location: United States > Colorado > Shawnee
Price Range: $190 - $535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
North Fork Ranch Colorado/Shawnee
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