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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

So, sometimes returning to a place you loved is not a good idea - not so at Elk Mountain Ranch. A year after our first visit we were welcomed back to EMR as family. The place is magical. It is difficult to put this down to any one thing - it is a combination of beautiful surroundings, comfy lodgings, delicious... More 

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Fruita, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've always wanted to go to a Dude Ranch and after visiting Elk Mountain Ranch I can't imagine going any where else. I am a real stickler to customer service and attention to detail and I can not fault this ranch, the owners or the staff on anything. They go above and beyond to make sure that you are having... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Joann. We are pleased that we were able to fulfill your riding wishes with the pace and scenery that you desired. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you down the trail in the future. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed our week at Elk Mountain ranch. The scenery is breathtaking. The staff is great, very attentive and will go the extra mile for you. Food was delicious and plentiful and activities were varied and fun. The horses are beautiful!

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Annie and Bob, we really enjoyed having you with us at the ranch. We are thrilled to have been able to fulfill your needs in a dude ranch vacation. So happy that we had plenty for you to do during your stay. Happy trails. More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Elk Mountain Ranch is a magical place, so close to The Sky It's nestled amongst the Collegiate Peaks at 9600 Feet High The scenery is truly Breathtaking It's a perfect place for Memory Making Guests are treated like 14-Karat Gold Stories are shared with New Friends & Old As the week wears on Wannabe Cowboys get Frisky Their antics are... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Gregg & Jane, It is amazing how the scenery can refresh the spirit and the soul. We are happy that the views stole your breath and the company of new friends and family resonate still today. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to your return. cheers. More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just returned from another amazing visit to EMR. The service is outstanding and the food is second to none. A truly beautiful place to visit, lots of activities. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We are already waiting for our next visit.

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We welcome and look forward to your 3rd trip to the ranch. We are so blessed to have guests such as you two. Until we see you again. Vaya con dios. More 

Henryville, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience at a Dude Ranch and was very pleased. The staff was awesome!!! This was the third time there for one couple and another guest who has been to others rates this one at the top!

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your faith in us and choosing us for your Dude Ranch vacation. It was an honor to have you with us. So happy that we were able to fulfill your expectations. More 

Watauga, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Tom and Sue are perfect hosts. Their impeccable planning leave nothing to chance and guarantee an enjoyable time in every way. Their staff is friendly, perfectly chosen for their customer service skills, and are trained to provide a fun and safe experience.

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We are so proud of our staff and the job that they provide for our guests. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful experience at the ranch and hope to see you again soon. Happy trails. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have just returned from our trip to the USA. We stayed at Elk Mountain ranch at the end of our 17 day road trip, which started in Las Vegas. This place is amazing !! We cant say enough good things about our stay. Tom and Sue the owners have been doing this for 30 odd years and you can... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

The pleasure was all ours. What a wonderful family and thank you for choosing us for your first (and hopefully not last) Dude ranch holiday. It makes us feel so good when we get these reviews from families just like yours that had a time of their lives at our ranch. Creating memories is at the core of what we... More 

Newbury Park, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We just returned from a week and Elk Mountain Ranch, and it was very hard to come back to reality. The people at EMR make it so special. The staff was incredible and treated us like family. Tom and Sue have done a wonderful job of making the ranch feel like home. The cabins are comfortable, and the bed was... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

It was great having with us at the ranch. We take great pride in knowing that we were able to more than fulfill your expectations. The scenery and the horses are a huge part of what we do but the hospitality is our specialty. So pleased that you had such a great time and we look forward to your return... More 

Mt. Prospect
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was my family's first trip to a dude ranch. My wife and I hadn't ridden a horse in decades and my three pre-teen boys had one week of riding experience at a local YMCA the summer before this trip. So this review and strong recommendation is from the perspective of a family of newbie dude ranchers. The drive to... More 

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

It is always a treat for us to turn on "newbie " dude ranch visitors to our industry. The hospitality, scenery, horses... the whole shootin' match as we say in the west, you just can't beat it. We are so very thankful that you and your family chose our ranch. It was a complete pleasure to have you with us.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, excursion to ropes & adventure park, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk Mountain Ranch

Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Price Range: $3,853 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista
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