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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Zapata Ranch for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Even though we did not participate in the horseback riding or range hand activities, the location is perfect for those of you, like us, we are hikers. The sand dunes and Blanca Peak are just minutes away. In addition, there are countless other hiking... More 

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Amarillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mornings come early at the Zapata Ranch. The smell of coffee and bacon cooking starts the day out right. The cook puts on a spread of home cooked meals, buffet style. The food is yummy! Horseback riding daily is a big treat and the horses are well behaved and a pleasure to ride. The girl wranglers are quite talented at... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My husband and I traveled here with two of our friends for a 5 night stay at Zapata. Our entire experience was top notch from start to finish, with every detail thought through and every need met. To say it was incredible would be an understatement. Booking our stay was smooth and simple. Jessie was incredibly helpful and attentive when... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I visited Zapata Ranch in March 2016 after years of wanting to book a vacation there. To say it is a magical place is an understatement. The lodge and rooms are beautifully designed, with a simplistic, chic rustic style that makes you feel cozy and at home. The food is to die for, sophisticated ranch-style meals. I was so happy... More 

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Ericeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I visit the Zapata this Spring break with my four sons, the overall standard was superb. From the time we arrived till the day we departed, we were all treated exceptionally well. The quality of the rooms were clean , spacious and welcoming. The food was served with a personal touch and of good quality. We all thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My daughter and I were at Zapata Ranch for her Spring break; she loves horses and riding and had wanted to do something like this for a long time, I had been on horses a couple of times for trail rides and was pretty intimidated by the prospect of a week here. But from the moment we arrived, we were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were in the area to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, and happened to check on the ranch on the recommendation of our brother who stayed there years and years ago when it was a luxury golf course destination. No trace of the course remains. Instead, bison forage in the fields, and the enterprise is given over to low... More 

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Pine Bush, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I really wish that Trip Advisor had this listed under Things to Do in addition to Places to Stay. Well-beyond being too late, I discovered this place with a brochure picked up at a place we ate dinner. Checking their website, it said they offered 4 wheel drive bison tours for $50 per person with a minimum of 4 people... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I went to Zapata in September for 4 nights on a road trip from Wisconsin that includes a two week rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. As I sit here in my hotel before my raft trip I am still overwhelmed by the experience I had at Zapata. I have traveled the the world and must admit this was my... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The staff at Zapata was wonderful, experienced, professional and personal. All of the wranglers are true horse lovers and made sure that our mixed experience group was set up with the perfect horses. My husband had been riding since childhood, I have ridden occasionally on vacations and our 8 year old son had only been lead on horseback before. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

Address: 5305 State Hwy. 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Location: United States > Colorado > Mosca
Hotel Class:3 star — Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca
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