The Countdown

By Steph

The Christmas carols are playing, the servers and housekeepers are transforming the Great room for the holidays, the sleigh has been taken for a test ride, and Elizabeth has finished her amazing gingerbread village.  The new staff are busy learning the ins and outs of their jobs while the returning staff are tidying up the place, getting the ski trails ready, the horses prepped and the tubes blown up for some serious sledding.  With 4 days left until we open for the winter season, we are excited and ready to greet guests on Saturday afternoon!

In the midst of all this hubbub, we welcomed into the ranch family Eamon McGlynn this past weekend.  Alaya and Cholly are doing well and keeping all of us away from their new little boy.  We’re all trying to be respectful of their space right now, but are all itching to meet little Eamon.  The good thing about having a dude ranch baby is there is never a shortage of babysitters and baby holders.

In the coming days, we’ll be putting the final touches on the ranch and getting all our logistics in place to open up on Saturday.  Then, we’re off to the races for the holiday season.  We’ll be singing carols around the fireplace in the Great room, taking sleigh rides in fresh snow, skiing to forests of little Christmas trees, dancing our way into the New Year, and just enjoying the holiday season with laughter, cheer and grand adventures.  After the holidays, we’ll switch over to adult only stays, so things will quiet down a bit.  From early January until mid-February we’ll have guests coming to enjoy a winter vacation with the company of other adults.  Some make it a romantic getaway, some come for a quiet time by themselves, some grab the girlfriends for a girls getaway, and the reasons keep coming for why people come to Vista Verde for a winter getaway in the mountains.  We love to play in the snow, so we are looking forward to making some great memories with our guests this winter!