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    Elk Mountain Ranch

    13000 Cr 185b, Buena Vista, CO 81211
    +1 800-432-8812
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    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 184 reviews

    Reviewed 8 October 2017

    My two sisters, niece and I went to the adult's only week at Elk Mountain Resort in early September. I had heard of EMR through a trail guide in Utah where I vacationed in May 2016. He was previously a wrangler at the ranch. In...More

    Thank kim p
    Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain RanchResponded 3 November 2017

    We hope to see you all again! It was a pleasure having you - thank you for the laughs - your family is a treat.

    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 9 July 2017

    Our trip to Elk Mountain Ranch was easily one of the best vacations we've ever had. Every part of week was excellent from the amazing staff and cozy cabins to the exciting activities and delicious food. If you are looking for a Dude Ranch that...More

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    Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain RanchResponded 3 November 2017

    These two did it all! Even a summit of Mt. Princeton - over 14,000 feet. Congratulation.

    Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

    This is our 10th time in 11 years. My husband and I love EMR. It is this place where memories are made! We have always gone the last week of the season. (Adults only week) we have meet so many wonderful people over the years....More

    1  Thank Christine B
    Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain RanchResponded 3 November 2017

    Please know how much we appreciate your loyalty and your friendship. Thank you for loving our horses as much as we do.

    Reviewed 25 September 2017

    Rustic cabins, flavorful food, genial hosts, and some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever experience. These are why so many reviewers award five stars. Why only three? Reason: regimentation. We ride for the communion with the wilderness and with our animal and with...More

    Thank rjk376
    Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain RanchResponded 3 November 2017

    We put our heart and soul into our horses and our guest's satisfaction. So it is with much sadness to read an average review. Shorter and faster rides were offered, but declined. Not all of our terrain is suitable for cantering, but we are willing...More

    Reviewed 22 September 2017

    We just returned from my third stay at EMR and every trip has been outstanding. The horses are exceptional and matched to each guest’s ability or lack thereof. The views during the rides are stunning. The food is excellent which results in putting on a...More

    1  Thank David M
    Response from Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain RanchResponded 3 November 2017

    Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed my ride with you!

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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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