When you book your dude ranch vacation at Vista Verde, you can relax knowing that our all-inclusive rates make enjoying your vacation easy.  Below is a breakdown of the summer dude ranch season rates, along with what is included in your stay.

Please note that there is no additional service charge or gratuity, and there is no expectation of tipping. 

Summer stays run Sunday-to-Sunday. Rates are per person. For children 6-13 years old, deduct $700.

2019 RatesCabinLodge
June 2-9, 2019$4,395/person$3,895/person
June 9 - August 25, 2019$5,125/person$4,525/person
August 25 -September 29, 2019, Adult only, Cattle Work weeks Sept 1-29$4,495/person$4,025/person
September 29-October 13, 2019$3,595/person$3,125/person
October 6-10, 2019 - Special 4-Night stay$2,175/person$1,995/person
Oct 10-13, 2019 - Special 3-night stay$1,825/person$1,695/person
October 13-17, 2019 - Special 4-Night stay$2,175/person$1,995/person

Adults Only Times – Come join us for an all-inclusive Colorado vacation!

August 25-October 17, 2019: When the kids are back in school, the ranch turns into an adult only playground. All of the same activities are offered, but the guest count is a little lower, the night is a little crisper and the aspens a little more colorful! Learn more about our adult only vacations at Vista Verde. All stays are week-long stays EXCEPT our short stay options October 6-10 and Oct 13-17 (4-night stays) and Oct 10-13 (3-night stay).

What’s Included

Lodging in our luxury cabins or Lodge rooms

  • Three delicious meals per day
  • Horseback riding
  • Informative clinics and lessons with a professional horse trainer and wranglers
  • Guided all or half day hikes
  • Guided mountain biking, both on the trails and in our Skills Park, on our full-suspension bikes
  • Paddle boarding on high alpine lakes
  • Guided fly fishing with first class equipment and instruction
  • Beginner rock climbing trip
  • Weekly photography workshop with professional photographer
  • Use of our private swimming pool
  • A wide assortment of wine, beer and sodas
  • Weekly cooking classes and wine tasting
  • Kids, tween, and teens programs (Kids 6-10, Tweens 11-13, Teens 14-17) Although we love little kids, we’re not set up well for them, so we have an age minimum of 6 years.
  • Weekly rafting or kayaking adventure (offered during summer family weeks)
  • Transportation to and from Steamboat for shopping or exploring
  • Evening entertainment (barn dance, musical entertainers, et al)


What’s a la Carte
  • Hot air ballooning with licensed pilots
  • Massages from a trained therapist
  • Premium wines from our select list

All activities are fully guided and specialty equipment is provided.


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.

Check In and Check Out

You 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.

Insider Tips

We try to make sure we do everything to make your vacation the best possible.  We’ll take care of passing along as many suggestions and tips once you get to the ranch, but there is one that we’d like to share with you prior to your booking airfare, and blocking out your vacation time.

One of the activities we offer our guests during their stay is rafting.  Many guests come in planning on doing that rafting trip, but once they get a few days into their stay at the ranch, they decide they have no interest in leaving the ranch for the rafting.  There is just too much to do here, and folks don’t want to miss a day of it!  So, we’ve decided to pass along a suggestion that we would all grab onto if it were our vacation.  Consider flying into Colorado on Saturday morning, or even Friday night.  Spend the day on the river on Saturday, or even Sunday morning before check-in.  If you fly into Denver, there are some outfitters taking rafting trips out on your way up the highway to Steamboat.  Or, you could get into Steamboat and utilize one of the local outfitters here.  We can help with some recommendations.

Another great option for extending the fun would be to attend the Steamboat Pro Rodeo on the Saturday night before you check in.  It’s a fun taste of the West, and an entertaining evening. All of this allows you to acclimate a bit, enjoy just a little more of of Colorado, and then take full advantage of being at the ranch for the days you’ll be with us.