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Majestic Dude Ranch

#1 of 11 things to do in Mancos Features Animals
42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
+1 800-325-9462
Review Highlights
Beyond expectations

I have never stayed anywhere that had such a gracious and accommodating staff. this clearly comes... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2013
ron g
Durango, Colorado
Great family trip

This was one of our best trips. Robert, (the owner) goes above and beyond for his guests. I never... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2013
Saint Louis, Missouri
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A family-owned and oriented guest ranch nestled high in the pristine wilderness of the San Juan Mountains and just 35 minutes from Durango, CO. Since 1956, Lake Mancos Ranch (now re-named the Majestic Dude Ranch) has been offering our guests a home away from home in the Colorado mountains 35 miles west of Durango. A week-long, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation provides families with a lifetime of memories, whether that means long rides on a mountain trail, guided mountain bike tours, hikes in the neighboring national forest, catching a rainbow trout along the banks of a cool stream, lake or river, or just relaxing by the fire with friends.
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42688 County Road North, Mancos, CO 81328
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I have never stayed anywhere that had such a gracious and accommodating staff. this clearly comes from the top: specifically the owner Robert. He consistently goes out of his way to ensure that his guests (and yes -they are truly treated as "guests") get their...More

Thank ron g
Reviewed 18 June 2013

This was one of our best trips. Robert, (the owner) goes above and beyond for his guests. I never heard the word 'no' once while at the ranch. The staff was great also, they are there to make sure you have a great time! It...More

Thank LRKoon1
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Me and my husband came to this ranch on our honeymoon and we had an amazing time. We went horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming in the lake, hiking, and white water rafting. The staff were helpful and the food was great. We would definitely come...More

Thank Courtney O
Reviewed 14 June 2013

First off Robert the owner is AWESOME!! He is there all the time hangout with all the guests and just treats everyone with the utmost respect. The staff is friendly and fun and the whole experience is one of the best vacation you will ever...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Our family of 5 (mom, dad, and teens=19, 19, 17) had a great time. Adventures each day for our 3 day stay. You pick your favorites and they cater it to your ability level. Horse back rides, mt. bikes (easier rides and challenging courses), mt....More

Thank geri s
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I want to mention first that this is a solo-traveler friendly destination, since those seem to be hard to find for us. While it's also perfect for families of all ages during summer months, the early season and late season weeks are reserved for adults...More

2  Thank AJ L
Reviewed 26 April 2013

This review is 2 years late, but I came here with my husband's family in August of 2011 (TripAdvisor wouldn't let me pick a date that far back though for this review!) and just had the best time. There were 11 of us, ranging from...More

1  Thank DrKatieA
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We have taken our family of five on many vacations over the years. My kids have voted this one the best one yet! We loved the ranch, the staff, the variety of activities, the food, the cabins, and, of course, the owner, Robert. Robert personally...More

1  Thank Janine J
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We booked our ranch experience at the last minute and ended up being part of the last group of guests for the season. We were worried that this might mean that the ranch would be winding down and we would get less of an experience...More

1  Thank FayWalker
rbucksbaum, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

Thank you guys so much - we really value reviews from guests outside the US. The staff and I love to entertain guests during the end of the season - the weather is terrific and change of colors magnificent. We love the fact that you...More

Reviewed 16 September 2012

Just returned from our second year at Majestic Dude Ranch and already looking forward to our return next year. Robert and his staff are second to none. We had wonderful horseback rides tailored to our needs, outstanding mountain bike rides, fantastic accommodations and great food...More

1  Thank RickyDallasTexas
rbucksbaum, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

We truly value our repeat guests - they are our best source of help in terms of improvements and suggestions. Really look forward to seeing you guys again soon.

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Kathy R
Some of the reviews say the activities are mostly geared toward kids. Is that true?
28 March 2016|
Response from lebowsathome |
There are lots of activities for adults, such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, skeet shooting, one day to go river rafting. There is a pool and a Jacuzzi like large tub. There is a time for adults... More
We are looking for a place for a family vacation for late summer, 2016. There are 7 adults and 6 children (ages 1 1/2 to 10). None of us is competent at horseback riding. We'd like to learn. The kids' activities look great. Please explain accommodations. We have 3 families with 2 adults and 2 children each plus me (grandmother). I would appreciate info about lodging and cost/lodging. Inclusive? Is it easy to travel to nearby attractions? What is normal length of stay and is there a deal for 5 days or a week? How hard is it to get flights from Durango to London, NC, and Reno? Are there alternative restaurant sites? Thanks.
29 December 2015|
Response from robert b | Property representative |
Hi Joanne, sorry we just saw this email. Please send contact info or contact me directly at 970-533-7900 or robert@majesticduderanch. .I'd be happy to answer all questions and provide your family with a special discount... More