Just in time for the weather to start cooling down and the leaves to start turning golden, this recipe will set you up for a perfect autumn dinner! Braised Short Ribs Fettucine with Parsnips, Arugula and Parmesan Red Wine Marinade 2 carrots 1 leek 1 yellow onion 1 small celery root 1 tablespoon salt 1…Details
Much like our guests, all of us enjoy the around surrounding the ranch in different ways. Here are a few of our favorite destinations and how we like to enjoy them: Beka- Running the Zirkel Circle before coming into work at noon. Devyn- Taking a horse on the “Long Steak Ride” trail. Ben- Riding on…Details
In preparation for Spring break vacation season, as well as those planning early-Summer getaways, the gals at Mile High Mamas put together an article about the 10 Colorado Dude Ranch Getaways for Spring Break or Early Summer. Read the article…..
In an article titled Colorado’s guest ranches soothe tired dudes, writer Irene Middleman Thomas showcases a number of the best dude ranches in Colorado, and we were included in the list! She mentions the summer program, but she spends a lot of time talking about how it’s unique that Vista Verde is open for winter…Details
The folks at Colorado Avid Golfer put together some information about coming to Steamboat Springs to golf, and they included Vista Verde as an option for a dude ranch to stay at that is near the Steamboat golf courses. Read the article….
If you look at our staff bios, you’ll start to notice a pattern. There seem to be an unusual number of siblings and relatives working at the ranch this summer. Bubba pointed this out to me the other day, and he is indeed correct! Maybe it’s because the people who love working at the ranch…Details
Those of you who have followed us over the years are well aware that Vista Verde seems to be the place to be for budding romances that turn into marital bliss. Although this relationship didn’t start at the ranch, it involves someone who has been a staple at the ranch for years, and so we…Details
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