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“Amazing time!”

Majestic Dude Ranch
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Mancos
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have been fortunate enough to have stayed at a number of 5* hotels and resorts all over the world. And, I can say, without reservation, that the attentive staff at the Majestic Dude Ranch is in a class if its own. As I remarked to another guest (who eagerly agreed) that, at most high-end resorts, you will receive good service when you ask for it. But, at the Majestic, they anticipate your every need WITHOUT your having to ask. Unlike any other, they are proactive, they truly 'get' customer service; and they are exceptional. They take their philosophy of "you arrive as strangers, you become friends and you leave as family" very seriously. Hats off to Rob and the incredible staff at the Majestic Dude Ranch. Much thanks for all the big and little things you did to make our vacation so very special and memorable. You're one of a kind.

Thank Annabel E
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Majestic Dude Ranch in Mancos, Colorado is an all inclusive dude ranch with something for everyone! We traveled with our two 12 year old kids and they were busy with wonderful activities all day and all night and have begged us to go back every day since we left. Activities for adults were countless as well and every activity we did was incredibly well organized and planned. The activities included horseback riding on trails, an on site rodeo, archery, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing, family obstacle course (so clever!), baseball and all sorts of kids games (capture the flag, arts and crafts, paint ball and more).

When we booked our trip we were told that there were kids counselors who would take care of our kids and keep them busy and active. I didn't think we'd utilize this, but the moment we arrived, a counselor greeted our kids and off they went! She was so welcoming and made the kids comfortable immediately; they were so happy every day with the other kids on the ranch. The kids program was also super flexible, so families could do activities together or apart, any day, any time. The program was also amazing in that the activities were appropriate and fun for kids of all ages - the group ranged in age from about 6-15 and all of the kids were happy!

One of the most amazing things about the ranch was the incredible staff and 100% focus on making sure our stay was wonderful. Everyone from the owner to the housekeeping staff did everything possible to make us feel welcome and they all made us feel like family.

I can't say enough great things about this ranch; it's a great place for families, couples and visitors of all ages. The activities are endless; never a dull moment (you almost need to carve out time to rest or nap!)

Thank lauriemconroy
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Family truly enjoyed themselves and all the activities the ranch had to offer. Staff is amazing and very focused on taking care of the guests. Food is excellent and chef will make diet specific meals for any guest. There is something for every member of the family and balanced based on skill-level. We did everything from white-water rafting, horseback riding, ATV, fly fishing, ropes challenge and clay pigeon shooting to tie dye and s'mores. Great children program and counselors. If your family likes a vacation where you have outdoor fun, then this is the place to visit.

Thank Michele S
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Majestic Dude Ranch set the bar high. Robert and his wonderful staff made my family feel welcome, at home and completely at ease. It was wonderful from the vistas to the serenity of the never have to leave the ranch grounds. MDR has days and nights filled of activities and fun. My kids couldnt get enough and bonded with the camp counselors. The kids have been on Disney cruises, trips to Hawaii, and by far this trumps them all. It was just as much for the adults and the dining was as good as it comes. It was nice the entire family went off the grid and enjoyed activities together and among the other families. I cant say enough nice things about MDR. We will be back! Only recommendation is come on an empty stomach!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our three-generational family, ages 13 to 88, just spent a week at Majestic, and each and everyone of us had a great time. While I (the 88er) mostly watched, the others were kept busy trying to do all the activities scheduled., mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Owners Robert and Jamie also accommodated us and others with any special activities requested. The staff was very helpful, the food was great, and Melton (?) the alpaca put on a great show!

Thank pabloburns
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