It’s time to start planning your summer vacation, if you haven’t already. And we sure hope a Colorado dude ranch is on your list of options! If not, here is a great article from Go World Magazine with some great ranches listed as options. Oh, look, Vista Verde is one of them! Read the article….
This week marks the end of the reign of the Kings. Literally–Steve and Kelli King are moving on from the ranch after almost two decades of leading the Adventure Center at the ranch. Steve joined us back in 1999 as a ski guide, fresh into town and looking to start a new life with his…Details
Just after the official closing day of our winter guest ranch season, we mark the coming of Spring with the annual Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser at Vista Verde. Local vendors have donated all the ingredients for a huge pancake breakfast that the ranch chefs prepare for upwards of 300 locals coming to support the North Routt…Details
Guest blogger: Maggie Aceto Last August, Vista Verde got a wonderful addition to our adventure guide crew – Ben Simms, a Georgia native who moved here with his wife Addie and his dog Chief. Addie is a special education teacher at the North Routt Community Charter School and has teamed up with Mandy Anzalone to…Details
Are you considering a snowshoeing vacation? Well, then this article is for you. Paul from Snowshoe Magazine visited this winter and shared his experience trying out a winter vacation at Vista Verde Ranch. Read the article….
Valentine’s Day is long gone, but we still seem to be overflowing with romance here at the ranch. It’s pretty fun to be an “old” married lady as I can really appreciate the sweetness of all this love and tenderness happening on the ranch property. Here’s a little peek into the hearts, flowers, and chocolates…Details
What makes a great family vacation? Well, in our mind it is when everyone in the family has fun and amazing memories are created together. At Vista Verde, we believe that part of the magic of the best family vacation is to have options for families to enjoy adventures together, but also to split up…Details
Every year we have a new “kindergarten” class come through the ranch. These kids are the young colts who were born and raised here who are ready to take the next step and start learning the ropes of being a riding horse. Here is a quick update on some of these little guys in the…Details
Mushroom Risotto (makes 2 servings) Ingredients: 4 ounces butter ½ yellow onion, minced 2 cups carnaroli rice 1 cup dry white wine 1 quart vegetable stock, simmering ½ pound mushrooms 2 ounces soy sauce 1 cup crème fraiche (or sour cream, or heavy cream) 4 ounces Parmesan cheese Salt to taste Method: 1. Melt the…Details
Our ranch photographer Carla Jones offers a photography workshop each week to our guests. In the winter she gives our guests some really helpful tips about taking photos in the wintertime. For those of you who can’t get here for your own ranch vacation, here are Carla’s tips and tricks for you to use at home.…Details