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Elk Mountain Ranch

Ranch Hosts Phone Elevation Nearest Airport Social

Tom and Sue Murphy
P.O. Box 910
Buena Vista, CO 81211

1-866-766-0111 (ext 9)
1-800-432-8812

9600 ft

Airport Name
Denver - 2 1/2 hours - Transfers available
Colorado Springs - 2 hours

High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest with off-the-beaten path charm. Weekly vacation package for 30 pampered guests. Unique for our spectacular location, horseback rides of unmatched beauty, variety of activities, superb menu, and intimate capacity. Here you will savor hospitality that is second to none - warm, friendly, and sincere. One of Colorado's real gems! Nearby Buena Vista is home to the largest collection of peaks over 14,000 feet and the "White-water Capital of Colorado".The ranch is a pleasant two hour drive from the Denver or Colorado Springs airports. Ranch transfer service is available.Great children's rates!

Guest Capacity: 30
Meeting Capacity: 20
Dates Open: Spring: May. 31, 2015 to Jun. 14, 2015
Summer: Jun. 14, 2015 to Aug. 16, 2015
Fall: Aug. 16, 2015 to Sep. 20, 2015
Riding Dates: May. 31, 2015 to Sep. 20, 2015
Minimum Age For Independent Riding: 8
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch: 0
Nearest Airport: Denver - 2 1/2 hours - Transfers available
Colorado Springs - 2 hours

Lodging Overview

The main lodge houses the dining room with fireplace, cowboy and mining artifacts, sitting room, library, sundeck and upstairs Elk suite. There are six one-, two- or three-bedroom log cabins with private baths and queen- or king-size beds. The Pioneer Lodge has three private rooms with baths, all tastefully furnished. Daily housekeeping service. A gift basket and fresh flowers await your arrival. Interior and exterior photos of each accommodation can be found on our website.

Eight-person hot tub and large deck. Small guest laundry room available for your convenience. Sue loves flowers and has a colorful array everywhere. The ranch generates its own electricity. Lights out at 11 p.m. - enjoy the stargazing and solitude.

Recreation Overview

Our package includes the best activities that Colorado has to offer.

Horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness. Tom is an advocate of natural horsemanship, and you will enjoy his excellent horse orientation. Ranch owns its own horses and one will be matched to suit your riding ability.

Although horses are our main emphasis, there are plenty of activities for all to enjoy. RATES INCLUDE thrilling white-water raft trip, trapshooting, marksmanship, archery, scenic van trip to Aspen over Independence Pass, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, square-dancing, evening entertainment and more! Overnight packtrip offered for an additional charge.

Jacuzzi, horseshoes, petting zoo, basketball court, tetherball, volleyball, badminton, western movies, piano and board games for your added enjoyment.

Massage available.

Dining Overview

Superb, varied, home-cooked meals to delight both hearty and discerning appetities . . . sure to be a highlight. Trail ride cookouts, champagne brunch, steak fry, hors d-oeuvres, fabulous desserts, and kid-friendly options. The highlight at week's end is the country candlelight dinner.

Fresh baked cookies and a fruit bowl are always available between meals. Special diets are happily accommodated.

Rates


Adult Rate:

Peak Season(June 14-August 16, 2015) $1985 Off Season (May 31-June 14 and August 16-September 20, 2015) $1785

Child Rate:

Peak Season Children 8-12 $1385 Children 3-7 $1085 Off Season Children 8-12 $1285 Children 3-7 $985

Service Charge/Tip Rate: Gratuity is optional and greatly appreciated ~ 8-18% is common.
Tax Rate: 5.9
Accepted Payment Methods: Deposit of $800 via a personal check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover to hold space. Balance due at departure and can be paid with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Travel Agents Accepted: Yes

Accommodations


Lodging Accomodations: Yes
Cabin Accomodations: Yes
Weekly Arrival Day: 7 nights, Sunday to Sunday package. Shorter stays possible.
Seven Night Week: Yes
Six Night Week: No

Activities


Children's Program: Yes
Children's Program Start/End Age: 3 - 7
Baby Sitting: Yes-Charge
Swimming: Trip to Hot Springs in town in lieu of rafting
Additional Cattle Activities:
Overnight Pack Trips: Yes-Charge
Fishing: Two stocked ponds on ranch and Friday fishing trip to high mountain lake and river.
River Rafting: Yes-No Charge
Guided Hiking: Yes-No Charge
Tennis: Nearby
Golf: Nearby
Mountain Biking: Mountain bikes and helmets available for your use
Petting Zoo: Yes
Shooting Sports: Yes-No Charge
Hay/Wagon Ride: Yes
Adult Only Weeks: Yes

Other Amenities


Liquor: BYOB
Whirlpool Spa: Yes
Massage Available on Ranch: Yes-Charge
Laundry Facilities: Yes-Charge
Information Technology Facilities: Wi-Fi Available

Special Events


Conventions, Meetings & Retreats

Available in early June and September for small group and corporate retreats or team building.

Capacity: 20
Season: Early June or late August through September
Activities: Progam available if desired
Minimum Nights: 3

Weddings

Small intimate weddings can be arranged in late May or in September. Food service from simple to gourmet provided on the premise.

Wedding Planning: Sue would be happy to help you with the many details in your wedding planning.
Wedding Officiant: We can help arrange for a civil or religious official.

Family Reunions

We would be honored to have your family join us and take great pride in providing a memorable vacation experience. Leave the chores to us. Allow yourself time to recreate, relax and rekindle family ties.

Book Entire Ranch: Yes
Book Entire Ranch: Groups of 25-35 may book entire ranch for the week.
Capacity: Up to 35 persons
Discount: 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Group reservation policy applies. 15% discounts offered for groups of 15 or more during weeks of May 31 or August 16, 2015.

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