A spectacular ranch for a unique summer vacation, combining Colorado Rockies splendor with northern New Mexico enchantment. Rainbow Trout Ranch offers breathtaking country in which to ride, fish, and hike, and the brand of western hospitality that keeps our guests coming back for more. Excellent kids’ programs and a fun teen program add plenty of options for everyone to go their own way, or to spend time together. We have superb riding which includes plenty of options plus all-day rides and team sorting (working cattle in the arena). Also great fishing on the Conejos River which flows right through the ranch. Fly-fishing guides on staff to help get you started, and equipment included. Side trips include whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande near Taos, and America’s highest, longest narrow-gauge railroad nearby. Fascinating Santa Fe is a great choice for a night before or after the ranch. Enjoy your own aspen-log cabin, home-cooked meals served in our historic lodge, Rocky Mountain nights dancing or singing, horse drawn hayrides. Spend a week and take home a lifetime of memories. And, our rates are for a full seven night stay, so you can truly enjoy all that the ranch has to offer, although we do accept minimum 3 night stays very early June and the last full week of August.
Summer: May. 31,2020 - Aug. 23,2020 Fall: Aug. 23,2020 - Sep. 20,2020
May. 26,2019 - Sep. 22,2019
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:
3 for activities and programs. Under 3 welcome but no activities or programs provided - limited babysitting possible.
"Phenomenal Riding..." "Awesome fishing..." "Fantastic teen program..." "Our kids loved it--so did we!" --from RTR guest books. We are proud to offer a traditional 7 night stay! 2019 Summer weekly rates--Sunday to Sunday-- $2600 per adult. Adults Only: August 25-September 22: $365 per person per night, minimum 3-night stay; "Fisherman's Rate": $340 per adult per night. Non-Rider's Rate: 15% off regular rates. **Shorter stays accepted May 26-June 2, August 18-25 -- please call for details ***2.9% Colorado state sales tax + $9.70 county lodging per person for the entire stay – these are the lowest you will find!
Teens (12-17): $2400 per week. We are one of the few ranches that offers a teen program--it is optional of course but they really love it. They have a great counselor and it is not as structured as the children's programs because we have the teens join in the planning which they thrive on. It is healthy, outdoors and non-technological which they adjust to quickly, and surprisingly, love. "Cowpokes" (ages 6-11): $2100 per child. We love kids, and both programs reflect this--they have fun activities, great counselors and the one complaint we get is "Our kids are having so much fun we hardly see them!" "Buckaroos" (ages 3-5): $1900 per child. Little ones under 3: $250 per week.
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
Tipping is completely optional.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Deposits required to hold reservations with balance due on day of check out. We accept personal checks, all major credit cards, cash and traveler's checks. There is a 2.5% discount for the use of cash/check
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:
3 - 17
Heated outdoor pool in beautiful setting. Hot tub.
Additional Cattle Activities:
Great fishing on private river stretch on the ranch--fly-fishing guide on staff to help get you started. Equipment included. Glorious water and scenery.
Adult Only Weeks:
Massage Available on Ranch:
Information Technology Facilities:
One guest telephone. Wireless internet--intermittent!
25 plus--depends on breakdown--call for details.
End of May/early June. Last full week of August.
Riding, fishing, hiking, evening fun, hayrides, swimming, trapshooting. Call us and we'll figure out the perfect schedule for your group!
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