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Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 16 June 2015

It was our first experience at a "dude" ranch, and we did not know what to expect. This "resort" is nestled in the middle of the Conejos River Valley in southern Colorado. The drive up from Chama is spectacular and it only gets better as you arrive to the long winding driveway up the mountain to the resort. We were...

1Thank Tommy Y
Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 9 April 2015

So for purposes of full disclosure I have to admit I worked at RTR for a summer, however, before I worked there I was a guest there. I spent the next 3 years begging the owner to hire me for a summer and 3 years later she finally did... it was one of the best summer's of my life. 15...

3Thank Brad S
rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Wow Brad! What a kind, gracious, and very unexpected review. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for taking the time to write it. We've enjoyed your family over the years--when you came here, when you worked here, and now having had your own family here. We love the connections that happen with dude ranching, and this is...

Avon, Ohio
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We visited in July 2014. They have great kids' programs (all ages) and it worked great for getting together with extended family. My son has started riding lessons at home as a result of our time there.

2Thank bdnorto
rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

We are so delighted to hear that your son has taken up riding because of his RTR experience--that is wonderful! We take great pride in our kids' and teen programs, as well as the fact that families can ride together if they prefer. ~~The Van Berkum Family

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This marked our 17th consecutive year at RTR. Though my sons are well beyond the age group of the Teen Program, they still participate in the World's best Capture The Flag game, as well as fishing with them following the afternoon horseback rides. They've stayed in touch with a number of the guests and counselors they've met through the Teen...

2Thank coloradowranlger
rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are one of the few guest ranches that offers a full teen program and it has been so popular over the years. It isn't nearly as structured as the kids' programs--it is up to the counselor and the teens to work out a great plan each week--and they have such fun with...

North Plains, Oregon
Reviewed 25 March 2015

As a group of several women that ride together, we have tried out several guest ranches. Rainbow Trout stands out for the commitment and professionalism of the owners, the excellent quality of their staff, and their wonderful riding trails. We loved every minute of our week there and September was a wonderful time to watch the aspens change. The horses...

1Thank laurel s
Tallmadge, Ohio
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This was our 5th trip to Rainbow Trout Ranch. The first 4 were with our children - it is an AWESOME place for a family vacation. This trip was an adult only vacation for us - it was fabulous. We will never try another ranch - this one is too perfect.

1Thank sharon b
Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 19 January 2015

My family has been going to dude ranches for family vacations and then family reunions for over 40 years. They are great for brining multiple generations together - everyone can find their own activity. We have gone to RTR for the past 20 years - every other or there about - and it has provided great memories and enjoyment for...

3Thank Tim W
Bethesda, MD
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This summer we spent a wonderful week at Rainbow Trout Ranch. This trip represented our sixth ranch vacation but the first at a different ranch. We chose Rainbow Trout Ranch for several reasons: the children's program, the location and the option of trying some additional activities that were not offered at the ranch we had visited previously (white water rafting,...

2Thank salsdad
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Our first Dude Ranch and what an experience! This is a fabulous, supremely well run family affair set in glorious surroundings. The staff are efficient, friendly and fun, the food is very good and the horses are amazing. Under a canopy of blue we set off on numerous rides across meadows, through rivers climbing to the Aspen forests which with...

2Thank Martin H
Reviewed 28 September 2014

RTR is family owned and it shows. Doug & Linda and David & Jane (and their children) provide wonderful Iowa roots hospitality and treat you like family. The scenery is spectacular, especially while relaxing on the porch or out horseback riding. The lodge and cabins are immaculately spotless and every detail has been well thought out. There is no internet,...

1Thank iachik

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular guest ranch set at 9000' in the southern Colorado Rockies. Superb riding and fishing, fun kids' and teen programs, evening activities, trapshooting and more. The adventure of a lifetime. Share our special brand of western hospitality and see why folks keep coming back for more! Member of all accredited associations, Horse Safety certified. Top Ten Dude Ranch. Signature Ranch. All-inclusive, and exclusive. Wonderful experience in every way. Come share it with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Trout Ranch

Address: 1484 Fdr 250, P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
Region: United States > Colorado > Antonito
Price Range: RM6,251 - RM8,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Rainbow Trout Ranch Hotel Antonito
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