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
She travels the world exploring great family vacation options, and last week Eileen Ogintz made a stop at Vista Verde to play in the snow. Read Eileen’s trip diary that she put together for her family travel website. FAR FROM THE SKI CROWDS: VISTA VERDE GUEST RANCH IN COLORADO SNOW SHOEING, BACK COUNTRY SKIING AND…Details
We discovered the website Hero and Leander when they wrote this nice article about the best USA ranch holidays. What in interesting website! It is designed to be the destination for couples with the concept of “Enjoy life with your partner. Be inspired to experience life together.” Maybe it is because we are in the midst…Details
It’s been a whirlwind of a winter season so far here in the Steamboat Springs area. Between everything we have going on at the ranch and the amazing snowfall we’ve had in 2017 everyone around here has been pretty busy! So, what’s been taking up all our time? First of all, we’ve had some amazing…Details
As people start to look forward and think about their summer plans, journalist Lynn O’Rouke Hayes wrote this article for the Dallas Morning News dreaming of cozy cabins, campfires and lots of horses. Read the article….
People who don’t downhill ski sometimes shy away from a winter vacation in the mountains. But, according to Travel Weekly alternatives abound for non-skiers in snow country. And we couldn’t agree more! Read the article….
With a sub-title of “Dashing through the snow becomes reality,” journalist Audrey Pavia captures the essence of a winter horseback riding vacation at Vista Verde Ranch. Read the article……