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Vista Verde Guest Ranch
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our family of four had the most wonderful experience during our week-long stay at Vista Verde Ranch! We decided it was our favorite family vacation ever and that says a lot when you have two teenagers.We had so much fun trail-riding, bush-whacking, barn dancing, rock climbing, mountain biking, playing pasture golf, and taking in the beautiful surroundings. The food was amazing. Our cabin was spacious, super clean, elegantly decorated and had all the amenities you could ask for. The best part was the staff....they were exceptional! Can't wait to return someday!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kathleen A
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our trip to Vista Verde Ranch (VVR) was one of our most memorable in so many ways - unique, fun activities to choose from each day, an amazing group of fellow travelers who enlightened us each day with their insights, their fun outlook on life & their desire to simply enjoy and cherish the moment, and undoubtedly, some of the best food & wine you could ask for. Attention to detail was astounding & the ability of each staff member to know your name at every encounter was remarkable. Honestly, our most challenging decisions each day were to decide on our meal choices & select our activities for the next day. From horseback riding lessons, sleigh rides with yummy hot chocolate, trail rides thru the snow, snow mobiling, dog sledding, photography, and cooking classes with the ranch's chefs - our days were more than filled with fun & brilliant adventures. 

Our trip came at a time of year, when my husband and I had no time to "prepare" for the trip - right after the holidays (which we'd both worked) and no vacation in over 6 months - it was a much-needed break and that it was. We often talk about our time at VVR with great fondness and tell our friends and family that we must find the chance to all travel there together - a testament to the fantastic experience we had. 

We look forward to our return to VVR - both in the winter & the summer months - for another wonderful holiday memory.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sonbol S
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

As each of my three grandchildren turned six, hr or she joined Grammy (that's me) for a week at the dude ranch. We just spent our 7th summer vacation week at Vista Verde. When we got off the plane this year, my older grandson said, "Grammy we are home." The last day my younger grandson said, "Can we come back the same week next year?" These three city kids have become accomplished riders, and enjoy the hikes and mountain biking and all the amazing activities at VVR. The staff, accomodations, food, and activities are "over the top" wonderful. The guests have always been an amazing and diverse group - single, couples, parents with children. It is a spectacular experience for everyone. I am retired now and travel the world. There is no place more magical than Vista Verde.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Susanne S
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I cannot think of one thing that would make this place better. Between amazing staff, beautiful location, great activities, it does not get a whole lot better! Highly recommend. Especially enjoyed barn dance, trail rides, biking.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Aussiebitz
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a week vacation at Vista Verde. I have to admit we really had our reservations based on the price and not knowing that much about the ranch. So we signed up a week before our vacation and just winged it. I have to say, we've been on a lot of vacations, but our experience at Vista Verde was By Far the most amazing experience we've ever had. Yea the food was amazing and the accommodations were superior, but I would have to say, the most magical aspect of this ranch is the people. You honestly feel like a big family and they make you feel like you are part of a truly unique experience. Each day you have the option to participate in whatever activity is offered and they listen and cater to what You Want. The ranch staff put 145% of their hearts into this place. At the end of the vacation, the dollar amount was a totally mute point. You could never put a dollar sign on the kind of experience you will receive at the end of your stay. We will be making this a yearly experience;)

Room Tip: The cabins are amazing!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank TMB46
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