Are you tired of being tired after your vacation?

Where to eat, what to do, how do we get there, will everyone enjoy it… the decisions are endless and exhausting!

At Wind River Ranch we take care of all the details for you.  Our executive chef will prepare your meals, our wranglers will guide you through scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, and our exceptional staff will provide entertaining programs that you and your children will enjoy – regardless of age.

Wind River Ranch offers its guests much more than horseback riding. We will set up your tee time, take you kayaking, hiking, and on our e-bike excursions.  Each day offers a myriad of activities that your entire family will enjoy while leaving plenty of time to lounge by the resort pool and hot tub, listen to our featured Christian guest speaker, read a book on your porch, or even take a well-deserved nap.

It is your vacation, why not enjoy it?

Guest Capacity:
Meeting Capacity:
Dates Open:
Summer: May. 30,2022 - Aug. 26,2022
Fall: Aug. 28,2022 - Oct. 07,2022
Riding Dates:
May. 30,2022 - Oct. 07,2022
Minimum Age For Independent Riding:
Minimum Age Accepted at Ranch:

Lodging Overview

Our rustic log cabins are neatly tucked away, interspersed throughout the ranch among the aspen groves and pine trees. The quiet and serenity of these cabins invite you to slow down and sit in one of the willow rocking chairs on the porch. The log and rough sawn bat and board cabin exteriors are what you were expecting and the interiors of the cabins exceed your expectations with their true rustic elegance. All of our cabins now have remodeled master bedrooms and baths. The original wood floors will welcome your feet and the new mattresses and western comforters will help you rest well on your vacation. The slate walk-in showers are 5 star and many have two rain showerheads. The copper sinks, the granite countertops, and alder custom cabinets and trim are just some of the luxuries to help you feel comfortable. Many of our cabins include fireplaces, rustic furnishings, daily maid service, and breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks from your very own private front porch! Please go to our website and view the cabin layouts for each unique cabin.

Recreation Overview

You will find no televisions at Wind River Ranch. It doesn't take long, however, for that to become a matter of little significance. Wind River offers activities of all kinds for all age groups. Enjoy the thrill of a horseback trail ride through the Rocky Mountain National Park, kayaking in any of our three locations including Lake Estes, Sprague Lake, and Lily Lake, rafting down the Cache La Poudre River, or trying your hand on our new climbing wall and super fast zip line. In addition, you will have fun golfing in Estes Park, swimming in our resort swimming pool, relaxing in our 8 x 16 stone hot tub, playing Frisbee golf on our mountain course, hitting the volleyball on our sand court, and shooting basketball on our full-court facility. We also have Ranch Olympics where the Olympic torch will start the event on Monday. Wednesday night after our steak dinner, everyone will head to Super S'mores (a kid favorite!). On Thursday, get ready for our Hootenanny, a night of comedy based on the good-old-days of live rural entertainment. (Hooting and hollering are accepted and appreciated - laughter is good medicine!) Be sure to snap family photos in front of our Kid's Old West Town and fish in our pond located in the Lower Meadow that is stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Shopping in nearby Estes Park is also a popular offering that has many unique shops and plenty of chocolate and ice cream shops. Two nights a week we have Fireside, this is led by the weeks' inspirational speaker and our musically talented staff. These encouraging times of worship are sure to inspire you and your family while at Wind River Ranch.

Dining Overview

Guests come to Wind River for the fun activities, the breathtaking scenery, and the excellent staff and speakers, but they quickly learn how wonderful the cuisine is here. Simple sustenance - whether it's a family-style dinner, an outside cookout, or a morning horseback ride to our wrangler breakfast - each meal is designed to be memorable. Of course, the highest quality food adds to the experience. Our executive chef will bless you with western staples such as succulent steak dinners and slow-smoked BBQ ribs, but don't be surprised to find grilled fish and chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables on the menu as well. What about dessert? Oh my yes! No matter how full you are, you will find room for our homemade desserts like apple pie, fruit cobblers, and chocolate lava cake. Does a family member have dietary limitations? Not a problem. Our kitchen staff delights in creating special meals for those with food allergies or special needs. Simply let us know when you book and the chef will design a menu that delights your taste buds for the week.


Adult Rate:
Child Rate:
$650/week (0-3), $1,795/week (4-6), $1,975/week (7-18)
Service Charge/Tip Rate:
NO TIP is required, some guests choose to give a donation to help cover the staffs activities and meals on the Saturday evening.
Tax Rate:
Accepted Payment Methods:
Visa, Mastercard, and Check
Travel Agents Accepted:


Lodging Accomodations:
Cabin Accomodations:
Dedicated Arrival Day
Minimum Night Stay
Summer (Peak Season)
6 Nights
Fall (Off Peak Season)
4 Nights
Winter (Off Peak Season)
Spring (Off Peak Season)


Children's Program:
Children's Program Start/End Age:
0 - 18
Baby Sitting:
Yes-No Charge
We have situated our large heated outdoor pool as well as our hot tub to showcase the beautiful mountain vistas. The pool area has been designed with an emphasis on fun and relaxation!
Cattle Gathering:
Team Penning:
Cattle Drives:
Additional Cattle Activities:
We have a stocked trout pond on property for folks to enjoy. For those guests who want to go fly-fishing in one of the premier streams in our area, we would love to help them book with one of the local fly-fising outfitters.
River Rafting:
Guided Hiking:
Yes-No Charge
Mountain Biking:
Enjoy our E-Bikes on property, in Estes Park, and on our mountain trail. Enjoy the mountains without having to work so hard on the trail!
Shooting Sports:
Yes-No Charge
Hay/Wagon Ride:
Adult Only Weeks: