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“Hiking, fellowship, fun and food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deer Valley Ranch

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Deer Valley Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Edmond, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Hiking, fellowship, fun and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

I've been vacationing at Deer Valley Ranch for over 26 years. The quality of the food, staff and activities have remained excellent. I especially enjoy the planned hikes led by experienced hiking guides. This brings peace of mind to a flat lander like myself. The family style dinners are a great way to meet other guests and is definitely an added perk you may not consider before arriving. Having stayed in both a cabin as well as the lodge on the ranch, I enjoy them both. You can't go wrong. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for posting! We love hearing that our guests love the ranch. Guests like you who return again and again are an important part of our "family." We can't wait to see you again!
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Essex, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

At this beautifully situated guest ranch we found (as we have before) smiling faces on the staff, fabulous food, friendly guests, specific extra-mile care, great horses, and a feeling of being part of a family! We can hardly wait till our grandchildren are old enough to bring along.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy T
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We're happy to hear we met your expectations! We strive to present the friendliest, best-tasting, highest quality vacation experience. We look forward to meeting your grandchildren and treating them to our fabulous kids' program!
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Purvis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This is our 3rd year to stay for a week at Deer Valley Ranch (2 - 60 yr olds, 2 - 40 yr olds, 3 teens -17-14, 1 - 9 yr old). The food is family style 3 meals/ day & 5 star! There are activities for all age groups, horse back riding - all ages, hiking, pool, reading in the lodge, teen rock climbing, etc. every day something different. Christian flavor to all of it. The whole staff has always been delightful. Yep, we already have our reservation s made for next year (and our teenagers would not have it any other way)! [Nor would we...]

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 3nails4me
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We are so happy you will be returning for a fourth summer! We love getting to know the families who return year after year to vacation with us. It is families like yours that make Deer Valley such a special place!
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Oshkosh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Ours was a family get together with ages from 3 months to 73 years of age and we all had a wonderful time. There were babysitters that the kids loved who made it possible for the adults to do things like hiking and trail riding, and there were classes teaching beginners how to ride. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We have no trouble recommending this experience.
burleigh

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Burleigh B
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that your family members of all ages enjoyed your stay at Deer Valley. We hope to see you here again in the near future!
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

I have been coming to Deer Valley as long as I can remember. It is such a joy to watch my own children explore and unplug in the same places I did as a child. There is so much to do with the whole family and this time my boys were old enough to participate in Ranch organized kid activities. The entire Deer Valley experience is wholesome and I never once worried about the kindness or qualification of the people I was leaving my with.

One of my friends from college joined us on this trip. She said she had never been anywhere else where not only the staff but ALL of the other guests smiled and waved wherever we went.

We all had an amazing time and can't wait to come back this Christmas!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bryna E
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed another wonderful week at Deer Valley. We love the fact that kids love to come here and that families grow up with such special memories of time spent at Deer Valley. We can't wait to enjoy another week with your wonderful kids!
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our family vacation was our best visit to the Ranch through the years. Our group of 16 ranged in age from 7 months to 76 years of age - all had a great time. The prime objective for the week was to encourage family time together (in various little groups) without the normal pressures and distractions of standard home life. Our agenda-less daily schedules allowed this objective to be achieved.

The daily fresh activities lists offered by the Ranch encouraged each person to go do what they wanted to (parental guidance included). Safety and appropriate social behavior are understood to always be in effect in the Christian Ranch atmosphere. Highlights were:
- The 4 high school girls discovered the horses and riding (and wranglers).
- The men (and ladies) discovered trout fishing. Fishing in 3 area lakes was bountiful with
trout, and great hiking with gorgeous scenery.
- Shopping and "treasure" purchasing was very good in nearby Salida. The ? Monkey in
Salida is a "have to be visited" store. I was astonished to pick up a heavy crystal piece for
$20 -- is European crystal valued much higher. Having lived in Asia, I saw and bought a
large, heavy, beautiful Indian bracelet -- value is much more than I paid. Wow!
- Each of our three cabins was spacious, very clean, comfortable, good views of birds and
animals; and were visited daily by Ranch staff. Fran in the office can help you figure out
in advance who stays where for the week.
- The Ranch dining room was great every meal (buttermilk biscuits) with food variety.
- If you have a family business meeting, the room over the warm spring-water swimming pool is perfect.

Deer Valley Ranch is one of those rare places that is better than remembered on each return trip. There was even a young elk with horns in velvet around the Ranch.

John Shaw

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that all family members of every age enjoyed their time at the Ranch while finding their "niche." We are blessed with so many things to do, from horseback riding to hiking to fishing and more. It truly is a place for the whole family to enjoy, and we are glad your family was with us this summer!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Deer Valley ranch is a place you can always come home to. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is excellent, and the food is delicious. The activities are so amazing for families of all ages. My kids 10 and 13 could have independence yet they were always safe.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cco1993
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bevearlyjo, Front Office Manager at Deer Valley Ranch, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
We are so glad you found us to be a "home away from home." We hope you will come back and enjoy Deer Valley again!
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Additional Information about Deer Valley Ranch

Property: Deer Valley Ranch
Address: 16825 County Road 162, Nathrop, CO 81236-7726
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Location: United States > Colorado > Nathrop
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Nathrop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Destination Christian family dude and guest ranch, south central Colorado, located between two 14,000’ peaks. Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, children & teen programs, hot springs pools and outdoor hot tubs, outdoor meals, great food. Families, singles, couples and family reunions. Discount weeks. Open year round. September to May great for groups – church, ski and corporate - and weekend cabin rentals. Making memories since 1954. ... more   less 

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