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“Single moms dream vacation”

Majestic Dude Ranch
Ranked #1 of 16 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 9 September 2017

My kids and I had the best time at Majestic. My horse loving daughter was in a dream and the ranch hands let her help out jingling the horse as well as providing opportunities to increase her riding abilities. My son was kept busy cooking, crafting and panning for gold when he didn't want to join us girls on the trail. The staff made it clear that if I wanted "me time" that they would be happy to supervise the kids in whatever activity they want to do. In truth, I was having so much fun playing human Foosball, riding, shooting and ATV-ing, I only took them up on this offer once, to go into the cute town of Mancos for a massage. The ranch offers so many different activities that there is something for everyone. In addition to activities on the ranch, we also visited Mesa Verde and went rafting. The food was ample and high quality. I got to try some of the chef's famous Avocado pie; it was outstanding! The other thing that made this trip so wonderful was the staff. The owners are genuine, engaged and hands on and their staff reflect all of these qualities as well. We really connected in an authentic way with all the staff we interacted with. I can't say enough about this place!

Thank Alexandra S
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robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Moms certainly deserve to have their time off too! We are so happy to provide that for you and also keep your kids occupied throughout their stay. We were so happy you had a good time and appreciate you calling us genuine. We really do love dude ranching and are so thankful to have wonderful guests such as yourselves make our job so worthwhile. Thank you so much!!!

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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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robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for putting us in the five star category for customer service. Our staff really does enjoy servicing the guests - it's much more than a job and something they thoroughly enjoy. We had such a terrific time hosting your family and so appreciate the time you took to write this review. Thank you!!!

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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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robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aww thank you so much for your thoughtful and heartfelt review. We are so privileged to host your family and we even considered adding "nap time" in our schedule for a minute :) Thank you so much for the opportunity to host you guys and we hope to see you back in the near future.

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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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robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments and thoughtful review. We so appreciate the term "memorable" since our objective is to always create lifetime memories. And our counselors really enjoyed working with your kids - it's much more than just a job to them. Hope to see you guys again soon.

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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 MichaelM19602
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robert b, Owner at Majestic Dude Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for putting us in the category of Hawaii and Disney cruises - we really appreciate the classification. We will certainly add "come on an empty stomach" to our brochure :) We really miss hosting your family and hope you'll be able to visit again soon.

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