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Lost Valley Ranch
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

This is the perfect place for families with children, ideally 5 years and older. Children have activities all day with the opportunity for as much "down time" as desired. Enough options for adults as well. Food is wonderful and staff is very accommodating on all matters. Our family highly recommends Lost Valley Ranch for a wonderful, fun, and restful vacation.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

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!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank rjregan
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

Once you find Lost Valley, you will want to return. This is truely a special place. We visited during the last week of July 2009 with our three kids: two teenagers and a nine year old. Each of us had the best vacation we've ever had as a family. The crew members of the ranch were so kind and friendly. They had learned our names after the first day and we were always greeted with a "yes sir, or yes ma'am." This is the only lodge I've ever visited where they did not give you a key to your cabin, you didn't need it. The food was excellent, the horse riding, and kids activities were incredibly fun. There were lots of trails to hike, games to play, a square dance, a staff meoldrama to watch, or you could choose to do absolutely nothing. There is no T.V. or cell phone coverage, so you really do get to relax and unwind and enjoy your time at the ranch. There is wifi service at the main lodge. Each family gets to design their own "family brand" which you get to brand on the lodge on Saturday afternoon. Walt Disney's is on the wall too! We met families who return every year, and simply enjoy this wonderful dude ranch. One family had returned 24 times! This is a "family ranch", so they do not serve alcohol, however, you are free to have whatever you like in your cabin with your friends. The ranch specializes in catering to all sorts of riders, so if you are a beginner or an expert or in between, they have trail guides and lessons for each type of rider.

I highly recommend Lost Valley Ranch for your next family vacation.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Whether or not you are a horse lover, there is something for everyone at Lost Valley. We have been back many times, and each trip gets better. The staff is exceptional at making everyone feel welcome

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank SColorado
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

If you are looking for a Colorado Dude ranch look no further. This place is fantastic! The rooms, food, staff, facilities, horses are all tops. The horse rides (2/day if you want) were all fun and matched to appropriate skill levels. My kids (6, 12, 14 yrs old) had wranglers assigned to their age groups with other kids and besides the horse riding, the kid activities were a blast (according to my kids). I can't recommend Lost Valley Ranch enough and we all look forward to going back. And, the fly fishing was great!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Thank ecklu4
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