Vista Verde in the News

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Denver Life Magazine – May 2015

Sometimes, all it takes is a trip to meet up with a real-life wrangler— a guy or gal in sturdy jeans, a 10-gallon hat and a flannel shirt who tends horses for a living—to help us gain a new perspective. Yes, the perfect antidote to your daily version of stress may very well be found surprisingly close to home at one of Colorado’s Western- themed luxury guest ranches.

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101 USA Holidays – May 2015

A ranch holiday in Colorado is all about the great outdoors from vast open plains to majestic mountain ranges – and you don’t have to be an experienced horse rider to saddle up and hit the range.

Broadly speaking, ranch holidays are split into three main categories.

You can stay on a working ranch where you head out on horseback with the cowboys and take part in ranch activities such as cattle and horse drives – this style of holiday is generally better suited to experienced riders (of all ages but sometimes there’s a minimum age

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Equitrekking – April 2015

We love traveling to ranches across the USA! Enjoy these interactive videos from Vista Verde Guest Ranch, a luxury guest ranch located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In the winter, guests can enjoy back country skiing, snow shoeing, sleigh rides, horseback rides, yoga, cooking class and wine tasting. In the summer, horse riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking and rock climbing are just some of the adventures. Read more…

Snowshoe Magazine – January 2015

By Roger Lohr

Planning a Girls’ Getaway on Snowshoes

Among some women, the girls’ getaway weekend or program has become an annual tradition where small or extended groups of women, ladies, girls, mothers, daughters or friends organize a get together unaccompanied by (one might even say unburdened by) or exclusive of men, boys, brothers and fathers. The motivation (and/or common denominator) is about connecting.  Read more….

Outside Adventure Guide- November 2014

This winter, take a cross-country ski vacation at a scenic mountain resort or ranch for the perfect winter trip. The following destination cross-country ski vacations offer excellent accommodations, delicious dining options along with an abundance of winter activities such as snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and nearby downhill skiing. These winter recreation vacations are perfect for the entire family or as a romantic getaway.  Read more….

Realize Magazine- November 2014

5 Ways to ‘Glamp’ this Winter

Escape to Neverland (for grownups)

Snowshoeing across white terrain. Sipping a hot toddy near an open fire (extra whiskey please!). These are some highlights of a perfect fall or winter getaway. But what if we could promise cozy accommodations that bring you right into the heart of the great outdoors? Read more…

Cheapflights.com – October 2014

When it comes to winter travel, there are a few reasons we’ll brave crowded airports and tiny airplane seats in the name of travel. Usually, it’s to see loved ones for the holidays, but oftentimes, an irresistible destination will also lure us out of the comfort of our homes and into the sea of holiday travelers.

This year, why settle for the ho-hum winter destinations? Skip the crowds and the monotony. Instead, consider these six unconventional winter vacations in the U.S.  Read more….

Just Luxe- April 2014

Vista Verde Ranch’s “Plus One” Service Makes it a Prime Retreat During Any Season

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2014  |  By Katherine Bond

“I’ve never seen so much snow,” I told my travel companion. “Wow. Neither have I,” she responded. Granted, we’re two Southern California gals with little appreciation for 15 inches of fresh powder, but still, the beauty of Vista Verde Ranch seems to impress guests from every climate.  Read more…..

Conde Naste Traveler – September 2014

All-Inclusive Properties in the U.S. for Every Traveler

By Anne Roderique Jones

For contemporary cowboys and cowgirls: Vista Verde Guest Ranch

This stately dude ranch, located just outside of Steamboat Springs, is as fancy as it is fun. Cozy log cabins are decorated with pine beds, handmade log furniture, marble bathrooms, and cowboy-chic bedding—some featuring private Jacuzzis.  Read more……

VacationIdea.com – September 2014

10 Amazing Ranch Vacations in the US

Ranch vacations offer couples and families a unique way to relax in a natural setting while enjoy an array of new activities. Whether you are looking for a week-long dude ranch vacation, complete with horseback riding and fly fishing, or a quiet stay at a country lodge surrounded by wilderness, here are some of the top choices in the United States.  Read more…..

Associated Press- September 2014

FALL TOURISM RISING: FEWER CROWDS, NICE WEATHER
By BETH J. HARPAZ

NEW YORK (AP) — Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November.

For empty-nesters, baby boomers and others oblivious to school calendars, the appeal of a fall vacation includes hotel and airfare bargains, fewer crowds because kids are back in school and mild weather — with the exception of the occasional hurricane.  Read more……

NowU – September 2014

Rediscover romance: 5 Autumn Escapes

Janene Mascarella, NowU

IF YOU feel like you and your partner are two ships passing in the night, fall is a fabulous time to plan a romantic getaway and reconnect. It’s known as the shoulder season, and that means more chances for glorious weather, fewer crowds and, very often, lower rates.

From early morning sunrises to evening strolls under the stars, here are five spectacular destinations where you can fall in love all over again:

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Destination I Do Magazine – August 2014

By Land or By Sea – Destination I Do Magazine

By Carolyn Steere

Dido_Logo_Suitcase-150x150One may not think “dude ranch” and “romance” belong in the same sentence, but Vista Verde Ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado will make you think twice. Nestled in a valley bordering the Continental Divide, this unique property combines luxury, pristine beauty, extraordinary cuisine and a stress-less agenda of unique, year-round activities.

Read the full article by picking up the latest issue of Destination I Do.

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Grandparents.com – July 2014

7 Awesome All-Inclusive Family Getaways

Please the whole brood with these beautiful, exciting, and luxurious pre-paid vacations.

By Laura Manske

A trip for the whole family

A multi-generational vacation at an all-inclusive resort not only frees you from pleasing all family members all the time, but also eliminates budget-busting surprises.  Read on...

Equitrekking.com – July 2014

Western Horsemanship and Riding Clinics

July 5, 2014

Looking to expand your western riding skills and natural horsemanship knowledge? Here’s a look at three educational opportunities for riders who want to try something new and improve their riding.

by Jocelyn Pierce

Riders of all levels can benefit from additional training and instruction to improve riding technique. Whether you’re a developed western rider determined to hone in on specialized skills, an English rider wanting to try to a new discipline, or a beginner, there are countless educational programs available. We look at Vista Verde Guest Ranch, The Home Ranch, and Horse Show by Appointment–all fun, comprehensive, and quality programs suitable for any rider.

Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Vista Verde Ranch Guest Ranch offers clinics and horseback riding daily and also hosts an annual Horsemanship Retreat. Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Vista Verde’s riding program is a well-rounded educational experience that will leave guests with expanded horsemanship knowledge.   Read more….

Foxnews.com – June 2014

American’s Most Family Friendly Resorts- Foxnews.com, June 23, 2014

Planning a getaway that the whole family will love?

Young kids want to play, teens want to hang, and parents probably just want to relax. But these top U.S. destinations have something for everyone. From awesome pool to unique activities, kids and adults can keep busy on their own- and once in a while come together as a family.  Read on….

Leadership – May 2014

Best Places to Visit Dude Ranches

Whether you’re a city slicker or a die-hard outdoor enthusiast, there’s a dude ranch out there for you. The trick is figuring out what kind of experience you’re looking for. Do you want hands-on experience on a working cattle ranch? Multi-generational activities for the entire family? Horseback riding followed by a gourmet meal?  Read more…

 

(Note- There are some incorrect facts in this article.  We do not limit our guest count to just 10 guests)

About.com – May 2014

America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

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Dude ranches virtually always offer all-inclusive pricing, and Vista Verde Guest Ranchin Steamboat Springs is one of the most family-friendly around. Rates include accommodations in private cabins or lodge rooms, all meals and beverages, and activities that range from horseback riding and mountain biking to fly-fishing and river rafting. In the evenings, there are just-for-fun rodeos that kids will love.   Read on