Fun Facts about our Colorado Dude Ranch
Animal Population: 90 horses, including Morris the miniature horse and 4 Percherons. In the winter, they consume more than 250 tons of hay. 4 dogs and 4 cats round out the animal herd.
Furniture: Many cabin furnishings built from ranch wood by Bill Backer, who also heads up our maintenance.
Firewood Used: 896 cubic feet per year
Most Unusual Photo Shoot: A Denver Broncos Cheerleader calendar
Oldest Cabin: The Homestead, built in 1936. The Homestead has hosted 6 weddings and at least 2 marriage proposals since 2002.
Most Unusual Guest Gift: A case of frozen Chicago stuffed pizza sent to staff as a thank you.
Guest Job Offers to Staff: Frequent, including pharmaceutical sales, engineer and equine veterinary supply sales.
Most Frequent Visitors: A family from Tucson, AZ has been to Vista Verde 21 times and is planning another visit in 2010.
Favorite Guest Perk: 10th visit free
Most Visits per Year: A couple from San Diego, CA, who visited the ranch four times in one year.
Longest Distance Guest: Singapore
Shortest Distance Guest: Steamboat Springs
Staff Marriages: Average 1 per year