Date: June 27th, 2013
It must be award season in the dude ranch world. In the past few days we have received notice of 2 awards we have won, and I just got a notice about voting opening for another award. Get out the high heels, the bling and the ballgowns. Well, or at least maybe I should wipe the dust off my boots?
Big thank you’s go out to Tripadvisor for bestowing the Certificate of Excellence on us once again this year, recognizing that we rank in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback. Really, the thanks go to you, our guests, who have written so many kind reviews. Often times perspective guests call up, shocked that we have so many great reviews. I never know how to respond to that, and typically give some sort of awkward comment back like, “Well, it must be something in the water.” What do you say? I suppose a simple “Thank you” would do the trick. We try our hardest to make this vacation experience the best, and we appreciate those of you who share your experiences with others on Tripadvisor, at cocktail parties, on the ski lift and in the line at the grocery store, among other places.
The second piece of mail (yep, the old fashion kind) was from Gene Kilgore’s Ranchweb team announcing that we have been awarded the 2013 World’s Best Ranches Award. I’m guessing we’re not the only ones to get this award, but appreciate that Gene Kilgore is still singing the praises of Vista Verde to the world.
Lastly, the Signature Ranch Awards by Duderanch.com are now open for voting. This is a fun contest each year, putting all the power in the hands of the guests. Last year we won two of the categories, and we’d love to do it again! If you have a minute, the voting is pretty quick, and you can even skip categories if you don’t have an opinion, or just write in Vista Verde if you’re feeling incredibly biased. Click here to start voting.
We are humbled by your support of Vista Verde, and don’t take it lightly. Maybe our choice of lifestyle isn’t the most high pressure work environment, but we do feel the burden of living up to your expectations and delivering you all the most amazing vacation experience we can pull off here at Vista Verde. Thanks for recognizing our hard work!