The folks at Live Outdoors got us excited about the start of our winter season in this article about the ranch and Steamboat winter vacations. Vicki Cinebell writes about all the fun there is to have at the ranch in the winter, and also spends some time encouraging the idea of heading into the Steamboat Ski…Details
This article pinpoints the 5 reasons people should honeymoon at a dude ranch. Writer Carolyn hits the nail on the head with some great insights into how a Vista Verde vacation can be a perfect romantic getaway– from the accommodations to the outdoor adventure to the bubbling hot tubs. Read more….
Many people know what cross country (XC) skiing looks like, but many of our new guests ask us “What is backcountry skiing?” Backcountry skiing is the most popular kind of skiing at the ranch and one of our hallmark winter activities. First off, it’s important to understand that backcountry skiing is a broad term that means different…Details
We normally roll out the red carpet for our guests, and look forward to introducing new folks to the ranch. This week, there was a surprising new group who showed up unexpectedly for a little ranch vacation. Sheep! The sheep were spotted off and on for a couple days earlier in the week just down…Details
‘Tis the season. For us, that means it’s time to get busy working on projects around the ranch. It’s hard to tear the place up too much when there are guests here, so when the ranch is closed down, our work ramps up. And there is always a lot to do! Right now Bill is…Details
Chefs John (JT) and Cholly came back all excited from a “field trip” to Yampa Valley Farms. Armed with photos and talking my ear off about the experience, he agreed to share their story with all of you. As chefs, today was a very special day. We were able to find a totally unique product…Details
Our guests rave about it, and even those of us who are super health conscious can’t resist it most days. Tender Belly is the provider of our bacon, among other items on our menus, and in this blog they featured “5 of the Best New Places to find Tender Belly.” Read the article…..
The end of the season is always a bit bittersweet for most of us. We’ve been working hard for a long period of time, and the break is exciting. But, for some of the staff, it also means goodbye. Since most of us (ok, so that’s me) don’t like goodbyes, we tend to subscribe to…Details
Sunday, October 18 marked closing day for the season, and it was a flurry of activity. Our last guests checked out after breakfast, and then we had a chore list a mile long. From deep cleaning the kitchen to moving all the picnic tables into storage to taking screens off all the windows, there wasn’t…Details
Toward the end of each season we go through our horse roster and identify horses that aren’t the best fit for our herd. There are various reasons a horse doesn’t work out for our herd. Some horses need a one person home, rather than having different riders each week. Some aren’t physically built to hold…Details