Our trip to Latigo Ranch will not soon be forgotten. The drive from Kremmling out to the ranch gave us just a taste of the beautiful sights we would be enjoying all week long. When we arrived, we were greeted by some of the wranglers who took us to our cabin via "covered wagon". Our car was parked and our bags unloaded by the time we reached the cabin. This was the first of many gracious experiences we would enjoy during our stay. From the moment we arrived to the end of our stay we were treated like friends of the owners and staff of Latigo ranch. The views were breathtaking from the lodge and we never tired of them. While riding the trails, the vistas never failed to impress. Our family came with varrying levels of experience when it comes to riding. The wranglers at Latigo worked very hard to match the horse and rider in order to maximize our experience. If you are looking for a horse equiped with "cruise control", they have them. If a horse with a little more pep is what you want, you won't be disappointed. No matter what your riding skills are, the staff at Latigo works hard to take your skills to the next level.
In addition to the terrific riding, the gormet food with a western flare will leave you more than satisfied. The meals were equally as tasty as they were filling. More than once we were treated to a cookout that included views that were as delicious as the food. The entire kitchen staff seemed to take great pride in making our dining experience a memoral part of our stay.
Our family participated in many of the optional activities offered in the evenings. They included learning some ranch skills such as roping, whip cracking and hatched throwing. On another night western dancing was on the menu with guests of all ages enjoying some two stepping and line dancing. A good time of laughing and chatting with new friends was a highlight. Herding cattle and team penning was an awsome part of the fun. The healthy competition increased ones riding confidence and provided a few laughs along the way.
If you and your family are looking for a place to enjoy wonderful meals, view spectacular scenery (and wildlife including mule deer, grouse, bald eagles, etc.) and ride well trained horses as much or as little as you desire, Latigo is the place for you. The ranch staff seemed to take a genuine interest in our entire family. They called us by name from the first night and took time to get to know us as individuals. All in all, this vacation will not soon be forgotten! Truly, a vacation of a lifetime.
- 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