We brought our computer savy and electronic game playing six year old granddaughters here to "escape" city life. On the way out (about 4 hours driving) they kept asking "are we there yet?." I had a map atlas along and they knew when we got to edge of page "4" we were almost there. Once there, we chose to stay in the old stone cabin that had no electricity - lights and heat powered by propane that has to be shut down at night. It was cozy and we all slept well, even at 7,000 feet. The bathroom is only a short way to the house with a private entrance, and it features a rain-type shower. A trip in the dark reveals more stars than I knew existed. In these times when there is so much talk about energy independence, the ranch actually produces most of it's own through solar and water. Three days was about right for the kids, they were sad to leave - not just the place, but our warm-hearted hosts as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide a family-friendly destination vacation, or an unforgettable 'stop-over' in the heart of Cowboy Country. Immerse yourself in a pristine, natural setting. History, wild horses, gold mines, ghost towns, 12,000' peaks, alpine meadows, swimming, porch setting, star gazing, elk, hiking, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, antelope, hot springs, fossils, gems and lots of clean, pure fresh mountain air. Meals prepared to your preferences. No lines, no strangers; just authentic friendly hospitality. ... more less