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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I had a wonderful three day stay at the Elk Mountain Ranch in early June. They were very gracious about accommodating my need for a short-term stay. My cabin was very clean and had very thoughtful amenities. I rode horses every day to spectacular high altitude views of the Collegiate Peaks. The food, three times a day, was outstanding. The...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Loved having you and hope you can stay longer next time. Thank you for the kind words.

Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We would totally agree with all the other wonderful reviews of Elk Mountain ranch. The activities were fantastic. The horses were responsive and well-cared for, and the trail rides were spectacular. The week was organised with lots of fun activities. The whitewater rafting experience was great! Cabins were spacious and well-heated (needed for rather cool May/June evenings). Food was excellent...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the laughs, your company . . . and the dance lessons:>

Dagenham, Essex
Reviewed 1 April 2013

A new adventure for us and a very happy and memorable one looking back. Our American hosts are experienced and wonderfully organised in providing this kind of holiday, and would do anything to serve their guests. There is a lot of variety to the fun you have. The food also has one searching for superlatives. This place attracts guests who...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We loved having Mike and his wife and hope that they were not disappointed in the riding program. We do have many accomplished riders that stay with us that have greatly enjoyed their riding experience. We typically have some trotting and cantering opportunities our rides (with the exception of our Monday orientation ride.). Though we do not trot and canter...

Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This was a 'bucket list' vacation. I couldn't have picked a better place to go! The staff was so friendly. It was like leaving family when we left. Everything is so well run. The horses were matched to everyone's ability. The other activities were a lot of fun. I went with 3 other ladies all over 55. We had a...

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Hampshire
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Trip of a lifetime - Tom, Sue and all their staff were amazing, food was superb and horses were simply the best, felt so safe and cared for. The scenery was spectacular and to top off great days out cosy and comfortable accommodation. A truly magical place to stay.

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for traveling so far to spend your week with us.

montgomery village
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Tom and Sue and their staff were incredible in their attention to details. In no time the ranch became our second home - the hospitality was incredible! The horse riding was amazing. What incredible views of the Collegiate Peaks and the Aspen forests around them. The wranglers were knowledgeable and fun and ensured we had fun outings every time we...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Diane, thank you for your kind words and for bringing your family to the ranch.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Have made multiple visits to Elk Mountain Ranch and have to say that each one gets better and better. Tom, Sue and all of their staff are the ultimate in hospitality and friendliness. Accomodations are rustic, but very comfortable. No TV or landline phones (resist the temptation to check in on cell phones and the Internet) make it a relaxing...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Always love to see familiar faces return. Thank you for trusting us with your vacation experience. Your loyalty is greatly appreciated:>

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2012

What a welcome! Tom and Sue and their wonderful staff could not do enough to make our stay perfect. Next to the last week of the season and we were treated as though it was the first week. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a ball - adults only and we all got on so well. So many laughs,...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

A belated thank you Jan and Ken. So glad you could join us for a fall week.

Randolph, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We just returned from our vacation at Elk Mountain Ranch. It was an amazing family vacation. The hospitality provided by the owners and the staff are second to none. Everyone has a smile and always eager to please and accommodate. There are so many things to do... horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing, hot springs. You never have to worry...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you to you and your wonderful family for making our "jobs" so pleasant. Loved having you.

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I travel al lot for business and as a result my family gets to travel all over the country. We have been to most of the national parks, Hawaii, Disney you name it and the week we spent at Elk Mountain Ranch may have bee the best vacation we ever took. Mind you the price isn't cheep but after spending...

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SmurphElkMtn, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Still hoping we get a job application from your kiddos some day.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, excursion to ropes & adventure park, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more   less 

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Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Price Range: RM12,546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista
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