Packing for a dude ranch vacation can be tricky, especially when you’re heading to a ranch like Vista Verde that offers multi-sport opportunities. In preparation for the upcoming summer season, we put together some insider packing tips to complement the packing list we share with our guests. 1) If you’re planning on hiking it is…Details
The start of our summer dude ranch season is always an exciting time. The staff show up in the latter part of May for an intense, two week orientation. During that time we pour information into them so they will understand the culture of the ranch, wrap their heads around their roles for the summer,…Details
Spring is a busy time for Art, our UPS driver. Each day a slew of boxes of new gear arrives, and lately those boxes have been really, really big as our new bikes arrive. Beka and the guides spent a week building bikes to update our Salsa fleet. This year they are playing around with…Details
Every now and then someone at the ranch moves on and opens up the door for shifting around within our management structure. As Steve and Kelli moved on this spring to their grand adventure (more on this in the last blog post), we saw some opportunities to move people to areas of the ranch where…Details
There have been a lot of great articles written about Vista Verde, and they all remind us of how special the ranch is to our guests. This article in District Weddings just about had me packing my bags and calling Devyn to schedule my vacation right here. Oh, the magic of winter and the camaraderie…Details
Taking the Kids is a great website geared for families looking for unique travel adventures. Given that dude ranches are a great family vacation options, they frequently share information about ranch vacation options. Here is an article recently published about The Great American Family Vacation — On a Dude Ranch. Read the article…..
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