Awarded the AAA 4 Diamond status, and winner of both the "Best Winter Dude Ranch" and "Best Ranch for Kids and Teens" by DudeRanches.com, Vista Verde is a unique ranch vacation experience, both summer and winter. Tucked away up the Elk River Valley, Vista Verde offers a diverse selection of activities making it more than just a riding ranch. In the summer hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and ballooning accompany trail riding and helpful clinics. In the winter skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides complement snowy horseback rides.
In both seasons, secluded accommodations feature private hot tubs, wood stoves and fabulous views, with gourmet dining, wine tasting and cooking classes adding to the experience. Creative children and teen programs make it enjoyable for the whole family, with special times set aside for adult only escapes.
'We are certain you have heard this all before, but we feel the need to let you know that our actual Vista Verde experience far exceeded any expectations we had envisioned. The beautiful scenery, the absolutely wonderful staff, the entertainment, the unbelievable meals, the first-rate accommodations, the homey, comfortable atmosphere, your attention to detail all combined to make this the most memorable escape we have ever had!' Barb and Mike, Syracuse, New York
'Staying in our cabin we felt as if we were houseguests and the cabin was simply an extension of your home. This has been a super vacation and exceeded our expectations. We hope to be here again and share in your -- and all the staff's -- hospitality. You have a knack for choosing some outstanding young people!' Andrea and Bob, Littleton, CO