Tumbling River Ranch caters especially to families that are eager to experience an all-inclusive old western getaway. The ranch is family-owned and operated and always evolving through the passion of the owners to deliver the best family vacation.
Western dude ranch in Central Colorado
Unlike other dude ranches, the owners live on site and take part in giving the guests a wonderful stay. Having a unique location deep in Pike National Forest, guests can experience unspoiled history such as getting to visit mines and abandoned ghost towns. They offer a lot of exciting activities for everyone even having a children’s program for babies, kids and teenagers.
Getting to the ranch takes a 75-mile scenic drive from the Denver International Airport. They operate from mid-May through the early October. Magic happens before even arriving at the gates as guests can observe the beautiful landscape upon climbing up to 9,200 feet above sea level.
Lodging at the guest ranch
Many of the cabins at the ranch were built as far back as the 1940’s. Guests no matter where they look or go at the ranch will feel a historic aura that drives the creativity of their imagination about the old western life to go wild. Accommodation is spacious, elegant, comfortable and though historic, have modern amenities. Some structures are an authentic showplace that can’t be duplicated being built during the late 1920’s.
Recreation at the guest ranch
Activities are as immersive as everything else the guests can feel, see and touch at the ranch. They can explore the land and go about the adventure on horseback gazing at majestic mountain scenery, feeling the crisp mountain air and having thrilling times discovering new areas with their families.
Tumbling River is a premier kids ranch in Colorado having select activities designed for specific age groups. No kid or teenager will be bored and parents won’t have to worry about their babies not being supervised with the ranch’s nanny services. Pristine waters are available for fly fishing and whitewater rafting is also an option for guests wanting more adventures.
Moreover, hiking and trap shooting are also recreation guests can enjoy at the ranch, as well as a swimming pool. The staff provides music and entertainment, even square dancing on Friday nights.
The full summer season offers the full gambit of things to do including whitewater rafting, which is available until Labor Day. The fall months of September and October are generally just for relaxing at the bed and breakfast, with a lot of horseback riding, hikes, and hot tub time. There are no children’s programs available in the fall.
Dining at the guest ranch
The food at the ranch is also well thought out. Everything is home-cooked and served family-style. Everything from breakfast through dinner are joyous meal times. Being the most kid-friendly ranch around, they have children’s dining options. They can accommodate dietary needs of guests as well.
For a family-friendly, western-style, one week getaway, the Tumbling River Ranch operates to be at the top of the list.
Season: mid May through early October