Lost Valley Ranch is the perfect destination for families with kids of all ages. I have two teenagers, a 12 year old and a nine year old and they all had a blast. The activities and staff were outstanding to go along with the beautiful setting in the middle of Pike National Forest in the heart of Colorado.
The "dude ranch" rustic setting was offset by great food (my wife is vegetarian and they made special meals for her), a pool and hot tubs - a necessity after a hard day of riding. In addition to horseback riding through the mountains (which was awesome and geared for all experience levels), the hiking was unbelievable. There are at least five marked trails that summit to five unique views that take your breath away - in more way than one!
We also had fishing, trap shooting, s'mores for the kids and a talented staff that entertained almost every night. My daughters loved the square dance, volleyball, capture the flag and the infamous egg toss. But, what really sets the Lost Valley Ranch apart is the staff.
I have never experienced a more thoughtful, caring and attentive group of young adults in my life at any location anywhere. They truly are amazing and my kids loved them too. It was just the type of "safe danger" that they needed and they really bonded with the staff. We cannot wait to go back again next year and I HIGHLY recommend the Lost Valley Ranch for any family that is looking for a truly memorable vacation experience that you will not soon forget. Ooooh Aaaah!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lost Valley Ranch, Colorado's premier dude ranch, provides an unforgettable guest ranch experience for your Colorado family vacation. Recognized as the only Colorado ranch to receive AAA's Four Diamond rating for 40 consecutive years, it is no wonder Lost Valley Ranch guests keep coming back time and time again. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lost Valley Ranch Hotel Sedalia
- Lost Valley Hotel
- Lost Valley Ranch Sedalia, Colorado