Travel + Leisure – June 2012

America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO

“Picture this,” raves Jamie Pearson on her Travel Savvy Mom blog: “After an outrageously fun day of riding, learning to herd cattle, or watching your kids compete in a just-for-fun rodeo, you unwind on the porch of your private cabin in your private Jacuzzi. It’s heaven.” It’s otherwise known as Vista Verde Guest Ranch, where rates include meals and all beverages; horseback riding; guided hiking, biking, and fly-fishing; river rafting and kayaking; kids’ and teens’ programs; evening barn dances and rodeos; and shuttle service to and from Steamboat Springs.

Price Tag: Weekly rates from $2,900 per adult and $2,300 per child under 11 staying in the lodge; add $400 per person for a cabin.