Location: Clark, Colorado (25 miles North of Steamboat Springs) on 540 acres in the middle of Colorado’s Routt National Forest.
Open: June – October and December – March. Closed April/May and November.
Guest Capacity: Family times- 52, Adult-only times- 32
Staff to Guest Ratio: 1:1
Accommodations: 12 private log cabins with hot tubs on each deck and 3 lodge rooms, each with a private balcony
Summer Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, rafting, photography workshop, yoga, cooking class, wine tasting.
Winter Activities: Cross country skiing (track, backcountry, skate), snowshoeing, horseback riding, sleigh rides, tubing, photography workshop, yoga, cooking class, wine tasting.
Kids’ Programs: Children (6 – 10) and Tween (11-13). Fully supervised program that includes hayrides, horseback riding, treasure hunts, creek rides, campfires, boat races, panning for gold, painting horses, fishing, swimming, hiking and then in the winter skiing, sleigh rides, sledding and more. Teens (14 – 17): Extensive horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, teen-only movie night and camp out. Teen program offered only in the summertime, but teens are welcome to join the kids activities in the winter months.
Guest Profile: Families and couples from all over the United States, with concentrations from California, Texas, Florida and New York. Numerous guests from overseas, largely from the U.K.
Guest Return Rates: ~50%
Special Facilities: The large indoor riding arena allows for more intensive clinics and riding instruction, summer and winter.
Cuisine: Vista Verde’s talented chef redefines typical “cowboy cuisine’ with made-to-order meals that range from breakfast burritos and honey wheat pancakes topped with caramelized apples to vegetable, steak and shrimp kabob lunches and three-course, candlelit dinners with wine.
AAA Four Diamond standing
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Gayot.com Top Ten Ranches
Fodor’s Choice award
Getting to Vista Verde: Fly into Denver and drive about 3.5 hours or fly to Steamboat/Hayden for complimentary transfer to Vista Verde. Winter roads can be unpredictable: Flying to Steamboat/Hayden is recommended.