Our family has just come back from our eighth year at Latigo, so clearly we are thrilled with the place. Our children were 10 and 8 when we first came-- ages at which they can benefit from the instruction of the wranglers to improve their horsemanship and get the most out of the riding experience. These are not nose-to-tail rides across a dusty plain, but rides where small groups go with a wrangler and learn as little or as much as they want to about horseback riding, all through spectacular scenery on the western slope of the Rockies. When we arrived, we knew next to nothing about riding. Now, although we ride but once a year (at Latigo), we feel very competent on horseback which allows us to take some more adventuresome rides and cover more of this beautiful place. Latigo's seclusion is a real plus as well. The ranch is essentially surrounded by national forest which the ranch accesses for trail rides. In all our years visiting we have seen about ten people not from the ranch itself. The staff takes care of all meals and housekeeping chores, so you can relax and enjoy the other guests, the scenery, the food and the peacefulness. The food is abundant and delicious. Since there are at most 30-35 guests per week, they can accommodate special requests and not just serve chow. You really feel included by everyone there. Latigo has a special hard-to-describe feeling (see the "soul" comment above). That should be something you are looking for if you go there. It is not a place where the kids play video games, and the adults go to the nightclub. It is a place where kids learn a lot about the natural world and adults don't have to worry about their kids. Hopefully, we will be going for a long time to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Latigo Ranch is a premier Dude & Guest Ranch in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. You'll enjoy our spectacular scenery and seclusion. Fabulous "nouveaux ranch cuisine" - wholesome, hearty, healthy, homemade. Our guests of all ages experience, explore, and engage in a wide range of activities. Our Winter Resort operations include XC skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and tubing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Latigo Dude Ranch & Nordic Hotel Kremmling
- Latigo Dude Ranch And Nordic Center