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“Laramie River Ranch”

Laramie River Dude Ranch
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Owner description: Western hospitality, horseback riding, fly fishing. Come ride the Rockies.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great ranch family vacation! The kids had only been on a horse once before and had no idea what to expect, but ended up having the best week ever! The best part of the week was being away from all cell phones and Internet connection all week. We played games and visited with other families and enjoyed good old-fashioned fun!

1  Thank Jennjoy
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Wonderful ranch and horses. The landscapes are awesome - like you are in a western movie.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

We have done our fair share of traveling and can categorically say that Laramie River Ranch (LRR) is the perfect family vacation. In 2009 our girls were one and seven and the prospect of a relaxing vacation was hard to imagine. We found LRR after an exhaustive web search and were particularly drawn to the children’s program. After a week at LRR we were hooked on the beautiful location, wonderful staff, amazing horses and spectacular food. It is a small, initiate dude ranch that offers top notch riding, fly fishing, nature walks and a variety of activities that provided fun, excitement and relaxation for the entire family. Krista & Bill Burleigh, the proprietors, treat everyone like family and work tirelessly to insure that every guests stay is enjoyable.

This is not exactly "roughing it". Example - on the all day ride we left our one year old at the lodge with a children's counselor. Our baby was brought in a car seat to the lunch location so we could enjoy the experience as a family. Another example was the overnight ride (highly recommended) - we arrived at the campsite to find tents pitched and steaks on the grill). The lodge and cabins are extremely well kept - we stayed in the lodge so we could leave a baby monitor upstairs and spend each evening downstairs with other guests and participate in the many evening activities.

We loved LRR so much we returned for another week in 2010 and just finished booking a week for this coming August (2012). The only negative on LRR is having to leave. That said, we leave relaxed, recharged and grateful to have found such an amazing place.

2  Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

It is so easy to take the Green Ride shuttle from the Denver Airport. The food was fantastic, always with alternate choices. Highlights for me were the barbeque ride in the high meadows, surrounded by yellow aspens and the snow-peaked Rawah Mountians, and the old-fashioned photo shoot. Of course, the horses were great. I was impressed at how well they were kept. We visited the first Adult Week in 2010 and I'm going back this (2012) September. I can't imagine any dude ranch vacation that could be more perfect. I just wish I lived closer to this paradise! Jody Phillips (from eastern PA)

2  Thank JodyExton
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

This is truly a special place. If you are looking for a lot of horsebackriding on the trails, this is the one! They had wonderful horses, fun and knowledgeable wranglers, great accomodations and fabulous food (and a LOT of it!). A lot of personal touches made the difference for me. It was exactly what I wanted and I would definitely go back.

1  Thank Marcia L
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