Planning a winter vacation

Are you trying to find winter vacation ideas?  It can be hard to figure out what you really want for your vacation.

Here at Vista Verde Ranch, we offer a unique winter ranch experience.  While the images of cookouts and horseback riding through green meadows are memories of the past summer, we still maintain the feel and atmosphere of a ranch.  But, with the blanket of snow, we add a whole new selection of activities that get you out in the snow for a Colorado ski lodge feel.

Are you looking to spend all your time downhill skiing?  Then maybe you should stay slopeside in a resort town.  The downside of that experience is you do have to work through the crowds and planning of each meal, lessons, ski rentals, etc..  But many people enjoy the excitement of being right there for all the action and getting as much time on the mountain as possible.

If you are looking for more of an overall winter vacation idea, then something like a guest ranch or Colorado ski lodge is a great idea.  Of course I’m biased, but I think an all inclusive resort is great as it makes the planning and budgeting easy.  At a place like Vista Verde, you can pick and choose from a plentiful menu of options for activities each day.  If some in the family fall in love with horses and want to ride while others want to get out and snowshoe each day then you can do it.  Kids love sledding on a family snow vacation, and event he adults seem to enjoy it a bit.

Think about gear when you research your winter vacation ideas.  If you live in Florida and dont have any snow gear, you probably will need a packing list and do a little shopping.  You definitely need to be prepared for the weather.  With the right gear, it is comfortable to get outside and play in the snow.  And then you can come in and warm up by a cozy fire or in your bubbling hot tub!

Please let us know if you have any questions about planning a winter vacation.  They make for a great family snow vacation option, or a romantic winter vacation!