Nestled 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. Proud to offer a full seven-night adventure package ~ best value in dude ranching!
Lodging OverviewComfortable 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.
Relax in our hot tub nestled in a quaking aspen stand. Small guest laundry room available for your convenience. Mandy 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 OverviewOur seven-night stay allows us to provide the best activities that Colorado has to offer.
Horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness. Mandy and Paul are advocates of natural horsemanship, and you will enjoy their 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.
Dining OverviewSuperb, 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.
Full Seven-Night Stay
(Sunday to Sunday)
Peak Season (June 12-August 21, 2022)
Off Season (June 5-June 12 and August 21-September 18, 2022)