Vista Verde does everything right.....food, lodging, kids programs, and staff. I was there on a 3 generation, all girl trip with my daughter and grand daughter. It could not have been a better family vacation. Horses were assigned the first day according to ability, etc. and each of us got a good match. By the fifth day my grand-daughter was running the barrels in the kids' rodeo and loving it. The kids program is just excellent, staffed with counselors who are patient, encouraging, and eager to help every child try something new. Special thanks to Megan for her special place in our hearts, Teen program was well run too. If you don't have kids but like to ride, they have special adult only weeks that would be better suited to adult needs only. Cabins were well equipped and comfortable. Food was excellent, fresh, and well prepared. Scenery was beautiful and trail rides were great. The Lodge is spectacular with great views. Also available were fly fishing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, and just relaxing in the cool Colorado mountains. One good feature was the policy of no tipping at the end, which always feels like a hassle to me. Tips are included in weekly price. I would recommend this place whole-heartedly to anyone who wants a fabulous western family vacation, with or without children. Thanks also to Ben for making it all work seamlessly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vista Verde offers a diverse selection of activities making it more than just a riding ranch. Summer: hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking and fly-fishing, trail riding and lessons. Winter: skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and snowy horseback rides. Secluded cabins feature private hot tubs and wood stoves, with gourmet dining, wine tasting and cooking classes adding to the experience. Creative childrens' program makes it enjoyable for everyone, with special times set aside for adult only escapes ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vista Verde Guest Ranch Hotel Clark
- Vista Verde Guest Ranch Clark, Colorado