I went to Zapata Ranch for five days to photograph sandhill cranes with Michael Forsberg and David Showater. I didn't expect my ranch house room would be so comfortable plus having a view of the Great Sand Dunes. We were taken care of by the Phillips family and their staff like we were family. The meals were served buffet style and tasted like the best gourmet cuisine this side of Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve Colorado/Mosca