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Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

A friend and I stayed for 4 nights to celebrate our 30th birthdays. It was our first experience at a guest ranch and we could have not picked a better one. The staff are all amazing and willing to help with any issue. Chef Joseph and his assistant Claire cooked us meals that rival the most expensive restaurants. Riding in...

Thank Edwin P
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Wonderful beyond belief. The staff, wranglers, chef and chef assistant are beyond anything I have ever experienced. They will do anything to make your trip perfect in every way. Accommodations and surroundings are perfect and relaxing.

1Thank WiseOne_12
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights at Zapata Ranch over the weekend. You can stay for only 1 night if you want. It is an AMAZING place. Very close to the Dunes-our room was very nice-clean and serviceable. Probably the best thing was the food. There is a hot breakfast served at 8:00am-we had pancakes and eggs one day and a fritatta...

1Thank Cofamily3
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I spent three days at Zapata ranch in August 2016 with my husband, our 21 year old daughter and our 16 year old son. We all have enjoyed horseback riding for many years, and we treasured the chance to ride in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, on the Medona section of the ranch--seeing hundreds of wild bison and a...

1Thank Lorna610
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We wanted to see the sand dunes and only by coincidence found this Nature Conservancy owned ranch that is right there. Not luxurious or "dude ranchy" but very much like a working ranch with cattle and also a 2000 head bison heard. If you are a horse person this is the place for you--60 horses and tremendous wranglers, absolutely outstanding...

1Thank Shelley B
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were for 4 days at Zapata in Summer 2016. I had a beautiful 3,5 hours ride in the Great Sand Dunes NP (through sand, river & woodland) - the first time in my live on horseback. All the Wranglers are very helpful, qualified and friendly, the food tasted "home made" and we liked it, the athmoshere at the homestead...

Thank M7648UIalex
Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Zapata Ranch and could not have been more pleased with everything about the experience. If you want to get a taste of ranch life on horseback, go here. If you enjoy mountains, incredible scenery, unique range land and hiking, go here. If you enjoy wildlife go here. If you want to...

1Thank Rob K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is an amazing place to unplug. The pack trip took us into the Sangre de Cristo mountains with amazing scenery. The ranch itself is beautiful on its own and we plan on visiting again. The food was excellent and we loved the atmosphere in the family style dining area.

Thank cpicou
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I visited Zapata Ranch for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Even though we did not participate in the horseback riding or range hand activities, the location is perfect for those of you, like us, we are hikers. The sand dunes and Blanca Peak are just minutes away. In addition, there are countless other hiking...

Thank teriswitzer
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Mornings come early at the Zapata Ranch. The smell of coffee and bacon cooking starts the day out right. The cook puts on a spread of home cooked meals, buffet style. The food is yummy! Horseback riding daily is a big treat and the horses are well behaved and a pleasure to ride. The girl wranglers are quite talented at...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular setting. One of the most unique ranches in North America bordered by the Sand Dunes National Park and Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. 103,000 acres with bison and cattle. Excellent working ranch opportunities and educational, conservation and nature experiences. Be sure to ask about Branding Week, Sandhill Crane Photo Trip, Painting and Photography Workshops, Horsemanship & Roping Clinics and Corporate/Family Retreat Capacities. Gourmet Chef, 4-star rustic elegance, hot tub and walking trails on grounds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve

Address: 5305 State Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146-9718
Region: United States > Colorado > Mosca
Hotel Class:3 star — Zapata Ranch - A Nature Conservancy Preserve 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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