Here’s a perfect one for a backyard cookout or a weekend picnic. It’s a favorite summer lunch dish at the ranch, when everyone comes in hungry from their adventures out on the trails. Broccoli Salad Ingredients: 2 heads of Broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces ½ pound bacon, cooked and chopped 1 small red onion, diced…Details
This well-known poem, first published in 1917, recently came onto my radar, and I wanted to share it with all of you. It sums up so much of why all of us at the ranch love this lifestyle and the people who make this place tick. Out Where the West Begins- by Arthur Chapman Out…Details
The VVR Granola is one of my favorites. Mixed with some fresh berries and yogurt….what a great way to start the day! Ben might disagree with me and opt for bacon, potatoes, and eggs, but if you’re looking for a little bit of a lighter breakfast–give this one a try! Makes about 6 cups Ingredients:…Details
Finding a vacation destination that Mom and Dad love that also works for the kids can be tricky. Men’s Journal recently put together a list of 15 Family-Friendly Hotels Mom and Dad Will Love Too. If you’re looking for a spot that works for the whole family, check out the article. Or, better yet, just…Details
Recommend is a magazine for travel agents, so they are always on the lookout for new ideas about destinations to share with folks in the travel business. This month they featured All-Inclusive Retreats in the US, and included Vista Verde Ranch as one of their suggestions for a luxury dude ranch. Read the article….
Looking to plan a “date vacation?” Look no further than this list of 5 Epic Date Ideas In Colorado. The folks at Colorado Wine Experience came up with some great suggestions, and they included Vista Verde as one of their options for a romantic private ranch. Read the article….
With opening day nearing quickly, we are putting the finishing touches on all the old favorite aspects of the ranch, but also some “new and improved” features. It’s an exciting time, and a little frantic. The summer season of 2016 is going to be a launch pad for a few new activities and opportunities for…Details
Sam, our Head Wrangler, is a wealth of knowledge in an area that isn’t on most people’s radar: Saddle Fitting. Here, she shares some basic information about saddle fitting that gives a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the barn. Have you ever been uncomfortable in a pair of shoes, or…Details
Are you looking for something a bit different to jazz up your weekend breakfast? Our ranch chefs recommend this recipe for Cheddar Cheese-Chive Waffles (makes 8 waffles). Ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup rye flour 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/3 cup minced fresh chives 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon…Details