The Elk Mountain Ranch is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, high up at 9,600 elevation. The views are spectacular and you’ll get to see wildlife such as elk, deer, antelope, as well as lots of beautiful wildflowers.
Summer dude ranch in Buena Vista
They have the largest collection of peaks and the ranch is also just 17 miles from the historic “White Water Capital of Colorado”, the town of Buena Vista. It’s a two-hour drive from Denver or Colorado Springs.
It’s open from late May through mid September. Discounted rates are available during the earlier and later parts of season.
Room and board at the guest ranch
They have very spacious accommodation units. You can choose between the elk suite, the deer cabin, bighorn cabin, beaver cabin, spruce cabin, vista cabin, aspen cabin and the pioneer lodge. The Elk suite is the largest among all occupying the second floor of the main lodge. Each have private bath, high-quality bedding, tasteful western decor and are immaculate and cozy.
The ranch can only accommodate 30 guests at a time ensuring an intimate environment and only the best service tailored to the needs of the guests. The ranch serves hearty meals and also serves food items for the kids. They can adjust to your diet and also accommodates food preparation for special occasions.
Recreation at the guest ranch
Saddle up at the ranch and go horseback riding through aspen forests, parks and everything in between while enjoying the majestic mountain landscape. Guests are assigned their horses, which would then be their partners while riding.
Guests can also go whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, trap shooting and fishing. They have children’s program to keep the kids entertained. So, both adults and kids will have fun with their own adventures at the ranch.
Special events such as adult-only weeks, art workshops and family reunion specials are also held. The Elk Mountain Ranch can provide you with a great western-style, all-inclusive vacation for you and your family. It’s a great destination whenever you need to breakaway from the busy life.
Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista
Season: late May to mid September