Elk Mountain Ranch | Buena Vista, Colorado

  • Minimum: $300
  • Maximum: $335
  • Email: info@elkmtn.com
  • Phone: +1 800-432-8812 +1 719-539-4430
  • Location: Buena Vista, Colorado
  • Closest Airport: Denver
  • Elevation: 9600 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 30
  • Open: May 28 - September 17
  • Check In/Out: After 3 p.m. on Sunday - Before 10 a.m. the following Sunday
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About Elk Mountain Ranch

High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest with off-the-beaten path charm. Adjacent the BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT. Weekly package for 30 pampered guests. Unique for spectacular scenery, quality horses, variety of activities & superb menu. Here you will savor hospitality second to none - warm, friendly and sincere.

Families are encouraged to spend time together. Adult weeks offered in September.

The ranch is a pleasant 2 1/2 hour drive from the Denver Airport. Ranch transfer service is available.

Nearby Buena Vista is home to the largest collection of peaks over 14,000 feet and the "White Water Capital of Colorado."

Week includes horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness, thrilling white water raft trip, trapshooting, marksmanship, archery, van trip to Aspen, excursion to Browns Canyon Ropes & Adventure Park, hiking, fishing, mountain biking. Hayride, square-dance and musical entertainment take place in the evenings.

Elk Mountain Ranch is very family-oriented ranch. In concert with our regular ranch program, we offer a full kids' program for ages 3-7 years. Two children's counselors will offer a well-supervised, fun-filled day of activities. Each day includes riding in the arena and activities that revolve around the theme of the day. Cowboy day includes roping, panning for gold, and making sheriff badges. On Indian Day children will make Indian headbands and necklaces, paint faces, hike to a tepee and hunt for arrowheads. Spend a day at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs pools and enjoy the water slide on Water Day.

Children 8 and older are usually able to participate in our regular ranch activities, but are always welcome to join the children's counselors.

Child care is also offered to children too young to participate in the above program. Children 2 and under are offered a rate of $200 per week plus $12 per hour child care.

September is for adults only. Enjoy the peak of the fall colors with an emphasis on riding and relaxing. Limited to 20 guests.

Elk Mountain Ranch has been the Murphy family's home and passion since 1985.

Ranch Dining: Superb, varied, home-cooked meals to delight both the hearty and discerning appetites. 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, snacks and fruit bowl always available between meals. Special diets happily accommodated.
Ranch Activities: All activities are included in the peak season rates. Horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness. Ranch owns its own horses and you will be matched to suit your riding ability. Although horses are our main emphasis, there are plenty of other activities for all to enjoy - thrilling whitewater raft trip, excursion to ropes park, trapshooting, marksmanship, archery, van trip to Aspen, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, square-dancing, hayride, evening entertainment, kids' program and more.
Ranch Lodging: The main lodge houses the dining room and gathering area, with fireplace, library, sun deck, piano, board games, dvd's. There are six log cabins and three lodgerooms. Spotlessly clean. A gift basket and fresh flowers await your arrival. Interior and exterior photos of each accommodation can be found on our website at www.elkmtn.com Hot tub & massage available. Small guest laundry room. Internet. Horseshoes, basketball and volleyball court, tetherball, badminton, pool table & air hockey.

Activities:

  • - Horse Safety Program
  • - Archery
  • - Biking
  • - Babysitting Available
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - River Rafting
  • - Spa Services
  • - Shooting Sports
  • - Zip Line
  • - Childrens Program(3-5)
  • - Childrens Program(6-8)
  • - Childrens Program(9-12)

Capacity:

  • - 21-40

Food:

  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated

Riding:

  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Dinner rides
  • - Family rides
  • - Arena games
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Kid only rides
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 8+

Dates Open:

  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 4 nights
  • - 5 nights
  • - 6 nights
  • - 7 nights

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Airport Shuttle
  • - Cabins
  • - Internet
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Massages available
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room
  • - Petting Zoo

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks

Cancellation Policy:

A deposit of $800 per person is required to hold space. The balance of stay is not due until departure. Balance is refundable, less a 10% administrative fee, if notified of cancellation at least 60 days prior to arrival.
Located in: Buena Vista, Colorado
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