A friend and I just got back from the ranch. I'm not much of a writer but I just can't keep quiet about RTR. What a perfect vacation! Everything was wonderful from the early morning coffee, left on the porch of the cabin, to the evening entertainment. The food was delicious. The setting in the mountains of Colorado is breathtaking. The horses were in excellent health and of sweet temperament. Most importantly, the Van Berkum family were genuine, welcoming and just made us feel like we were part of one big family!
I went for the horseback riding. It could not have been better. The rides were tailored to what the guest would like to do (safety first of course) We were paired with fine horses and I must admit I fell in love with Ford, my mustang. The wranglers were engaging and I always felt as though we were in capable hands. The days were full of sun, wind and amazing scenery. The cool nights were perfect for sleeping
We stayed in a two bedroom cabin which had a living / dining area and bath. We could have a fire in the fireplace but I must admit we spent very little time there as we didn't want to miss any of the on going activity. We hit the pool and hot tub daily after several hours in the saddle. Every evening we were treated to a tasty dinner ...remember to save room for dessert!
I cannot say enough about the staff at the ranch. They were delightful, intelligent, talented, friendly and spirited. A great group! We even got little hand written notes from housekeeping. They wished us happy trails and safe travels. Staff shares meals with guests whenever they have the time. It was such fun to get to know such a delightful group of young people.
Will I go back? You betcha!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular guest ranch set at 9000' in the southern Colorado Rockies. Superb riding and fishing, fun kids' and teen programs, evening activities, trapshooting and more. The adventure of a lifetime. Share our special brand of western hospitality and see why folks keep coming back for more! Member of all accredited associations, Horse Safety certified. Top Ten Dude Ranch. Signature Ranch. All-inclusive, and exclusive. Wonderful experience in every way. Come share it with us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Trout Ranch Hotel Antonito