Looking for a unique idea for that person that has it all? Look no further than the 2019 VVR Gift Guide.
- Purchase a horse lover their own VVR wall art from ranch photographer Carla Jones. Or, check out Gigi Embrecht’s gallery. Gigi leads a snow horse photography workshop at VVR each winter.
- Help your loved ones stay cozy all winter with one of these luxuriously hand-woven scarves or wraps from Wild Rose Textiles. A splurge that is well worth it for a gift with tactile bliss and a great story!
- Tired of giving stuff? Here are a couple options for gifts that don’t create more clutter:
- Give to others as your gift by sponsoring a rescue horse at Drifter’s Heart of Hope Horse Rescue. We partner with Drifters to help find homes for our older or injured horses and have supported their cause as we believe in finding the right home for every horse.
- Join the ranch mission with a donation to the Elk River Kipper Scholarship Fund that was set up this past year to honor Charlie’s 20th anniversary at VVR. The first scholarship will be given out in 2020 to a deserving staff alumni or staff member who is moving on to pursue their next step in their professional growth.
- Just looking for something tasty? Our guests love the Sweetwood Jerky that we place in each welcome basket, so why not buy a whole case? To have it shipped to you, purchase it directly from Sweetwood Cattle Company. Or, if you are going to be coming to the ranch this winter and want it hand delivered to your cabin, you can also support the Steamboat High School athletics fundraiser by purchasing a case here and select Skiing-Alpine and put Vista Verde pick-up in the order notes.
- If you need a gift for an avid cross-country skier, stuff their stocking with Best Nordic Ski Great Escapes, a new quality travel resort guide. Vista Verde Ranch’s great trails, lodging, and dining options are featured, along with many other top spots across North America.
- Perfect for stockings, a new Buff is always a favorite gift around here. There are so many fun patterns and colors. Our guides and staff will attest that these are functional and useful in all seasons!
- If you want more ideas, check out our past VVR gift guide