High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest with off-the-beaten path charm. Adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. 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 at Elk Mountain Ranch 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!
spring: Jun. 02,2019 - Jun. 16,2019
summer: May. 31,2020 - Sep. 13,2020
fall: Aug. 18,2019 - Sep. 15,2019
Jun. 02,2019 - Sep. 09,2019
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:
Denver - 2 1/2 hours - Transfers available
Comfortable and clean cabins with high quality bedding and western décor. The main lodge houses the dining room with fireplace, 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.
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, excursion to Browns Canyon Ropes and Adventure Park, square-dancing, hayride, campfires, evening entertainment and more!
Jacuzzi, horseshoes, petting zoo, basketball court, tether ball, volleyball, badminton, western movies, piano and board games for your added enjoyment.
Massage available for additional charge.
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.
Peak Season (June 16-August 18, 2019) Adults~$2295 Off Season (June 2-16 and August 18-September 15, 2019) Adults~$2095
Peak Season Children 8-12~$1695 Children 3-7~$1295 Off Season Children 8-12~$1495 Children 3-7~$1195
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
Gratuity is optional and greatly appreciated ~ 8-18% is common.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Deposit of $800 per person 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:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
Fall (Off Peak Season)
Winter (Off Peak Season)
Spring (Off Peak Season)
Children's Program Start/End Age:
Trip to local Hot Springs Pool and Waterslide in lieu of rafting
Additional Cattle Activities:
Two stocked ponds on ranch and fly-fishing clinic on ponds. Option to hire professional guide on Arkansas River is additional.
Mountain bikes and helmets available for your use
Massage Available on Ranch:
Information Technology Facilities:
Conventions, Meetings & Retreats
Available in early June and September for small group and corporate retreats or team building.
Early June or late August through September
Progam available if desired
Small intimate weddings can be arranged in late May or in September. Food service from simple to gourmet provided on the premise.
Sue would be happy to help you with the many details in your wedding planning.
We can help arrange for a civil or religious official.
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.
Up to 35 persons
10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Group reservation policy applies. 15% discount offered for groups of 15 or more during the week of June 16, 2019.