Maybe you won’t go here to become a Cowboy, but odds are high you’re going to feel like one at Badger Creek Ranch. It’s in the middle of nowhere; there is way more wildlife than humans. You’ll ride through the open range of grassland, mountains and forests. You’ll go out to the cattle that are scattered over the ranch. Do they look healthy? Are all cattle on board? Do they moo? Yes, they do – and you won’t hear much more.
Enjoy the silence, and every now and then Eric’s going to tell you tales about the place you cross or see, which won’t be just places anymore, it will be “The mountain where….”, or “The rock that looks like…”
Slow down. If you want to be alone but not lonely, relax on the red couch in the middle of the bunkhouse’s porch. Sammy, a dog, will quietly join you just seconds later. And the same couch on the same porch is an ideal spot to watch the stars at night and listen to the yowling of the coyotes.
Though, when you’re back home and you think you became a cowboy – forget about it, ‘cause a real cowboy, does he sleep till eight in the morning, does he jump on already saddled horses, does he have the comfort of such delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner as those Sue prepares – every day? That’s not a real cowboy life, that’s a dream – but those are parts of the ingredients for a great vacation, where dreams come true for a limited time.
We’ve been there in late June 2013 for three days and as many other reviews already mention – that’s quite short. But even if you have only three days on hand, it’s still absolutely worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Badger Creek Ranch is an ALL INCLUSIVE working cattle and guest ranch located high in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains. It is also our home. Here we invite you to enjoy a western vacation adventure of a lifetime. At Badger Creek Ranch you will be an important part of our cowboy crew as we ride fences, round up, doctor and sort our cattle. Even though we are a working cattle ranch, we never forget you are on vacation! ... more less