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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent three days at Zapata ranch in August 2016 with my husband, our 21 year old daughter and our 16 year old son. We all have enjoyed horseback riding for many years, and we treasured the chance to ride in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, on the Medona section of the ranch--seeing hundreds of wild bison and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We wanted to see the sand dunes and only by coincidence found this Nature Conservancy owned ranch that is right there. Not luxurious or "dude ranchy" but very much like a working ranch with cattle and also a 2000 head bison heard. If you are a horse person this is the place for you--60 horses and tremendous wranglers, absolutely outstanding... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were for 4 days at Zapata in Summer 2016. I had a beautiful 3,5 hours ride in the Great Sand Dunes NP (through sand, river & woodland) - the first time in my live on horseback. All the Wranglers are very helpful, qualified and friendly, the food tasted "home made" and we liked it, the athmoshere at the homestead... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Zapata Ranch and could not have been more pleased with everything about the experience. If you want to get a taste of ranch life on horseback, go here. If you enjoy mountains, incredible scenery, unique range land and hiking, go here. If you enjoy wildlife go here. If you want to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is an amazing place to unplug. The pack trip took us into the Sangre de Cristo mountains with amazing scenery. The ranch itself is beautiful on its own and we plan on visiting again. The food was excellent and we loved the atmosphere in the family style dining area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 June 28, 2016 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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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 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146-9718
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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