Elk Mountain Ranch, dedicated to lodging
excellence in both accommodations and hospitality, provides
guests an intimate, week-long, all-inclusive Colorado dude
ranch vacation that is highlighted with the very best of Rocky
Horseback rides are tailored to the
interest and ability of the individual guests, with plenty of
riding through unspoiled wilderness. Remote in the San Isabel
National Forest near Buena Vista, Elk Mountain Ranch offers a
breathtaking panorama of snow-capped peaks and a variety of
wildlife to observe -- a nature lover's and photographer's
Log cottages and lodge rooms are carpeted
and tastefully furnished, with each accommodation including a
private bath and daily housekeeping. The suite in the main
lodge and five of the cabins all have two bedrooms, with the
sixth cabin having three bedrooms -- ideal for family
vacations. There are also three lodge rooms in the Pioneer
Lodge, all with private exterior entrances and sharing a long
front porch. Two of these rooms can be combined for families
with older children.
The common areas in the Main Lodge give
guests plenty of space in which to spend some relaxing time.
In the lodge room with large fireplace as well as the enclosed
porch and sun deck, catch up with fellow guests, curl up with
a good book from the library, or play one of the many games
available. You can watch a movie in the movie room.
Sure to be a highlight of your stay, the
superb, varied, and full-course meals will delight both hearty
and discerning appetites. Enjoy trail ride cookouts, a steak
fry, hors d'oeuvres, candlelight suppers, and fabulous
Whether you goal is to improve your
horseback riding, experience all the breathtaking beauty and
exciting adventure of the Rockies, or simply get away from it
all, you are sure to be relaxed and renewed after a visit to
Elk Mountain Ranch. Committed to upholding the deserved
reputation for a traditional Western experience which is
unsurpassed, the friendly staff at Elk Mountain Ranch ensures
your stay will be a memorable one. .
A family-oriented guest ranch,
Elk Mountain also offers a full kids' program for children
ages three to seven. Children eight and older are usually able
to participate in regular ranch activities, but are always
welcome to join the kids' program. On Saturday, the children
will put on a rodeo.
of activity awaits you at Elk Mountain Ranch, all amidst the
picturesque scenery of aspen and evergreen on Little Bull
vacation package includes your own personal horse with trail
guides and instruction, a thrilling white-water raft trip, a
scenic vehicle trip to Aspen, and a host of other ranch
activities such as trap shooting, archery, hayrides, square
dances, campfires, and musical entertainment.
remote high mountain location also lends itself to hiking and
exploration. Discover an area rich in Indian and mining
heritage where wildflowers and wildlife are abundant.
There are two
stocked fishing ponds on site, and several "secret
fishin' holes" are nearby, offering terrific angling for