Yes, it’s All-Inclusive!

For your ease and convenience, our rates are all-inclusive, and we mean it. The reasons for this are simple. Unlike many all-inclusive resorts and other ranches, we set a rate and do not nickel and dime our guests. If you are comparing rates, look closely. We lay it out clearly as to what is included, and what is not. And we do not add a service charge or gratuity onto your bill at checkout.

Contact us for more information or reservations at 800-526-7433 or 970-879-3858.


When is the Ranch Open?

The ranch is open for the dude ranch season from June through late-October and as a winter ranch from mid-December to early-March. We close down in the spring and fall as those times are fondly referred to as “mud season” here in Colorado, so the dates you see in our rate grids reflect our open dates.

Check In and Check Out

Summer: Guests are welcome to check-in anytime after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival and check-out is 9:30 a.m. on the day of departure. Because of our tight turn around time on Sundays, we can not accommodate early arrivals or late departures. We will help make your travel day run smoothly by taking you to Steamboat for shopping or lunch if your flight schedule leaves you with extra time.

Winter: Guests are welcome to check-in anytime after 4pm on the day of arrival and check-out is at 9:30am on the day of departure. While we do our best to accommodate early arrivals or late departures, depending on the schedule of other guests, special exceptions may not be possible in all circumstances.

Method of Payment

Cash, travelers checks, personal or business checks and Visa, Mastercard or American Express are happily accepted.  Offers of stall cleaning or dish washing will be considered, but not often accepted as payment.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required to secure most reservations.  In the event of a cancellation more than 90 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be returned less a $100/person cancellation fee.  Less than 90 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be returned less a $100/person cancellation fee if we are able to rebook your space.

A Note about Child Ages

At Vista Verde, we pride ourselves in our fabulous children’s program. If your kids aren’t happy, you’re not happy, so we put a lot of effort, thought and resources into making their stay extra special.

The focus of our program is for families with children 6 years and up. Over the years, we have learned that this age range suits our program and set up best. It’s not that we don’t like the little ones, it’s just that it’s not as great of an experience for all when they are younger. In some situations, we are able to make an exception and make it work out to have a family with younger children. Please do call or email Stephanie if you have younger ones and want to know when or if it can work to come to the ranch. Her kids have grown up spending a lot of time at the ranch, so she can really speak from experience in knowing when it will be a good experience or not.