For you history buffs, please enjoy this guest post by Andrew Swenson of Gallagher Fence. Fencing has come a long way over the years and has a fascinating history. Long gone are the days that farmers would collect sticks, strap them together and hope for the best. How Did Barbed Wire Fencing Come To Be?…Details
In preparation for upgrading all our equipment, we are clearing out our current fleet of cross country ski equipment as well as our fat bikes. If you’ve been in the market for a back country ski touring set up, or some used cross-country or skate skiing equipment then pay attention! Saturday, March 26 from 10am-2pm…Details
Following their experience at the ranch through travel diaries, Eileen and her family have put together another installment of the trip report. There is a section about Steve talking about families who come to the ranch for winter vacations. Steve King, who oversees the winter cross country ski program here and the summer adventure program, says he…Details
This seems to be the week for writers to be mentioning winter family vacations at Vista Verde Ranch! We had a great surprise to find this article from TalesofaRantingGinger.com titled “Top 10 Snow Vacations for Families– Beyond the Slopes” that has some great suggestions broken down into helpful categories. Read the article…..
Our friend Eileen Ogintz from TakingtheKids.com is here visiting us with her family for a winter vacation, and she posted a trip diary just this morning. Learn more about how she and her family are making the most of their time in Colorado. Read the trip diary….
As we near the time that families are making their way to Colorado for spring break vacations, the folks at Twiniversity posted an article called “Traveling to the Mountains with Kids.” What perfect timing! So, if you are thinking about a family vacation in the snow, this article has some great tips and ideas. Read…Details
What would make the winter vacation experience at Vista Verde better? That is the question we ask ourselves every year at the end of the season as we reflect on the past season and make plans for the following year. Last spring, as our background noise was the drip, drip, drip of the snow melting…Details
Every once in a while, Chef John Thompson– also known as “JT”– steps out from behind the kitchen doors. Even though they rave about his culinary creations, many of our guests don’t get a chance to meet him during their stay. JT is the yin to Chef Chol’s yang, and how they complement one another…Details
Devyn (a certified Pilates instructor among her other roles at the ranch) offers some tips for preparing for your ranch vacation. Whether you visit the ranch in the winter, summer, or fall–it is a very active vacation. Of course, you don’t have to begin an intense training session before your stay, but getting into a…Details
The other day I stumbled across some great historical photos that I had saved in a file. They were from Elvin Tufly, who sent them to me after he visited the ranch a few years ago. His stories from that visit took me on an amazing journey back into the early days of Vista Verde…Details