Can I rate Black Mountain Ranch higher than 5 stars? I would if I could! The staff was SO nice and accommodating, the rooms were clean and I loved how rustic they were, beds made out of logs, old horseshoes as curtain tie-backs, cowboy pictures, ect.
Every day was a new and incredible experience that my family will NEVER forget. The dinner ride, where they cooked dinner over an open fire at Jakes Lake; the Pack Camp, where we rode horses up in the mountains, ate dinner, sat around a campfire and told jokes and sang songs (thanks to Andrew!!), slept in tents, and woke up to a full breakfast cooked over an open fire! (complete with HOT TOWELS to wipe the grime off!); we went on a ride and had lunch at a quiet spot, went to a rodeo in Beaver Creek, went White Water Rafting, and went on a Cattle Drive, which was SO much fun. The kids even got to rope the calfs and help hold them down while they got branded. How cool is that?
We have 3 boys, 17, 15, and 11, and I"m sure it's a trip they'll remember for a lifetime. We had our own wrangler (Amanda) which was awesome! She tailored each day to meet OUR needs and what we wanted to do, and made sure we had a good time.
And one of the best parts of each day? Hearing the dinner bell! The food was truly AMAZING, and the kitchen staff couldn't have been better! Most meals were buffet style, but we had 2 sit down dinners, both with incredible food and service! We would all meet down at the saloon after dinner, where you could have a drink, play pool, listen to music, sit around the fire and talk, and it was always a lot of fun; especially talking to the owners and hanging out with the wranglers and all the staff. They were ALL super nice people, and so much fun to be around.
It was also a lot of fun meeting the other families that were there, I'm sure we'll remain friends and keep in touch.
If you're contemplating a vacation to Black Mountain Ranch, JUST DO IT! You'll be glad you did! It's a trip of a lifetime!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come join us for a taste of the wild west. Your week long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, archery, a trip to a local rodeo and so much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Black Mountain Ranch Colorado