Traveling with wife, 11 yr boy, 10 yr girl. We had a great time. The area around the ranch and the views are classic Colorado mountains. Stayed four nights (Sun-Thurs). All of us loved the horseback riding. Spent most of our time doing that activity. The horses are beautiful and very accessible. My kids loved feeding them grass from outside the corral. I had the same horse for all rides. Wrangler guides do a really good job teaching how to ride and work with the horse. Perfect for new riders. Did the Gem Lake hike. It was nice to get out and do something besides riding. Chance to stop in Estes Park if you need to pick anything up. I went fishing every morning (5:45-8:30 AM). Didn't catch many, but good time. One guys caught a 16” rainbow and I had a big one on, but the line broke. Fished two lakes by Estes Park. Great drive in the morning, lots of wildlife out (elk, mule deer). Kept one trout and had it cooked up as a dinner appetizer. Mostly the food was great, nothing was ever bad. Big breakfasts and dinners. Lunch is sandwiches by the pool. There’s so many activities, you just want to grab a sandwich and go again. Kids liked the pool and spent a day in the kids club when my wife and I did the hike. Highly recommend the dinner horseback ride with a great steak dinner cooked over coals!
The Staff is great. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask.
The rooms are so/so. You don’t spend much time in them. There’s no cable. They have a large collection of old VCR tapes/DVDs. WiFi only in the lodge. No cellular service. I checked email once a day, got cell signal in Estes Park during fishing trips, used Skype to make a call. Wife’s biggest complaint is lack of good drapes allow the sun in early in the morning. Showers are not super modern, but good enough to wash off the day’s dust. I never saw a wine list and the wine that I had all came out of a box (2 dinners and the wine/cheese horseback ride). I had a $58 bar bill for a couple glasses of boxed wine and maybe a six pack of Coors, can’t figure out how it came to that, but I just went with it. Liked the experience. Wished that we could have stayed another day.
- Also Known As:
- Lane Guest Ranch Hotel Estes Park