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Two cowboys at Elk Mountain Ranch
Guests river rafting at Elk Mountain Ranch
Two guests on horses at Elk Mountain Ranch
Trail ride among aspen trees in the fall at Elk Mountain Ranch
Trail Ride View

Elk Mountain Ranch

Buena Vista, Colorado

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Nearest Regional Airport

Central Colorado Regional Airport, 16 miles

Nearest International Airport

Denver International Airport, 130 miles


9500 Feet


June - September

Guest Capacity


One-Week Adventure

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.

Our seven-night stay allows us to provide 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. The 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, tetherball, volleyball, badminton, western movies, piano, and board games for your added enjoyment.

Massage available for an additional charge.

Elk Mountain Ranch group of people white water rafting


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking/E-Biking
  • Petting Zoo
  • River Rafting
  • Zip Line


  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 8+

Special Events

  • Family Reunions

Three full-course meals each day delight both hearty and discerning appetites. From home-cooked breakfasts and trail ride cookouts to hors d’oeuvres, a candlelight supper, and indulgent desserts, Elk Mountain Ranch is sure to satisfy every taste. Children’s items are offered (we have kids too!) and special diets and occasions are happily accommodated. Relax on the lodge deck before dinner and enjoy our daily appetizers. Coffee, teas, cocoa, fresh fruit, chips, and cookie jar always available.

Elk Mountain Ranch young lady carrying tray of cheesecake

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

You’ll feel quite at home in Elk Mountain’s Colorado ranch lodging. Enjoy cozy log cabins, Pioneer Lodge rooms, or the spacious suite in the main lodge. All have private baths and are tastefully furnished with western decor. Daily housekeeping is provided. Fresh flowers and a gift basket await your arrival.

Elk Mountain Ranch Cabin with wood walls and western bed

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Spa Services/Massages



Check-in: 3:30 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

7 nights (June - August)

4 nights (June - June)

4 nights (August - September)

Cancellation Policy

We request a deposit of $1,000 per person. The deposit is refundable (less 10% administrative fee) if notice of cancellation is received at least 60 days in advance of arrival date. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Elk Mountain Ranch

Buena Vista, Colorado

Nearest Regional Airport

Central Colorado Regional Airport, 16 miles