My family and I consider ourselves VERY fortunate to have stumbled upon this outstanding vacation venue. We were looking for something to bring us out into the natural environment and where our daughter (21st birthday present from us) could ride horses and hike. I read the reviews beforehand and was feeling that I would take the advice from the 5-star raters over the one bad review. The Ranch did not make a 'wow' impression on me as we drove in - but that feeling changed within one conversation and tour with the host Barbara, and subsequent stay. Then I wondered how I would feel about the communal tables and basically sharing a duplex cabin. The bottom line is that it was far beyond my expectations. Johnny, the Manager and the people who work there are nothing short of amazing and could not do enough for you. The unexpected daily planned activities (barn dance; hayride cookout; wine tasting) and as it turned out even the communal tables, which encouraged conversation with the other guests, became a very bonding experience (allowing even a single traveler to feel like one of a larger group), and one of the things we will treasure most about this trip. Although there were a small group of children here during this week, they were so busy with activities with kids counselors that they were barely around, and this gave the parents an opportunity to do things on their own if they chose, knowing the kids were having a safe, fun time; and for our 'adult' family, was not at all a bother (although there are 'adult only' weeks). There was nothing lacking here - the amenities were luxurious; the food was the most incredible cuisine (all fresh from the onsite gardens). My daughter, being a vegetarian was overwhelmed by all the choices. Being a food critic myself, I can't stop gushing about it, and would return for this alone. The beauty of the peaceful countryside and the mountains, the relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful horses, and again - the staff - all simply made for an outstanding trip! We are already talking about returning next year and bringing BOTH daughters!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the only Relais & Chateaux affiliated guest ranch in Colorado, The Home Ranch is nestled against the Continental Divide and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. We offer discerning guests a distinctive lodging and dining experience along the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. All types of outdoor activities may be arranged for those who desire an active experience while the Ranch also appeals to those in search of a quiet, peaceful retreat in a setting filled with Western warmth and stunning natural beauty. The Home Ranch is an Orvis endorsed fishing lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Home Ranch Hotel Clark
- The Home Ranch Clark, Colorado