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Visitor aged 50
Indiana

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This is a small ranch, so it has a very intimate feel about it. Not necessarily the most luxurious ranch, but certainly clean/comfortable. Meals are straightforward (nothing glamorous), but very good. It's small & remote enough that you really make personal connections with other guests and the staff. By the end of the week, it feels more like vacationing at a relative's home than a resort/lodge (except my relatives don't provide turn down/maid services!).

What makes this riding program stand out...

The staff is exceptional (knowledge, skills, friendliness and professionalism) and rider safety is priority #1. This makes the program safe and enjoyable for riders of all levels

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The smaller size allows guests to become friends with each other and the staff/owners. While we were at the ranch, some previous guests were in the area and just dropped by to say hi to that staff....have to say I've never heard of that before.

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Staff was very accommodating of guest requests for rides. Rides were small and organized to meet the guest needs. An example is that all of the kids from the various families wanted to have a morning ride together (they had become great friends) without parents. The staff made it happen and, based on the safety first approach of the staff, all the parents could enjoy their own rides with complete peace of mind. My daughters cried when we left and still tell stories about how much they enjoyed this vacation.

Would you return...

Yes, except we prefer to investigate other locations throughout the Rockies.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Would give this ranch our highest recommendation for families or riders of all experience levels. Also, my daughters are experienced riders. We were able to ride every day (which was our preference) and tailor our rides to our abilities.

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Visitor aged 43
USA

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Everyone on staff, from kitchen/housekeeping staff to kids' counselors to wranglers to owners, makes you feel like a part of the family from the minute you arrive. I have never been treated so well, and everyone there was so good to our kids too!

What makes this riding program stand out...

The variety of scenery and the knowledge of the wranglers

What about this ranch brings guests back...

Everything! The owners, staff, location, horses, activities

Would you return...

Absolutely! Our kids, ages 7 & 9, said it was better than our trip to Disneyworld!

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Yes! See above!

Riding

Adventure

Romance

Ranch Setting

Family Oriented

Adult Oriented

Western Hospitality

Food & Wine

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