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This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.


Set back in a shady cotton wood grove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies this historic Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home. Recently renovated, the main building contains large indoor and outdoor dining areas, a bar that serves wine with appetizers and refrigeration for guest's own additional beverages, and comfortable guest rooms. There are 2 other buildings hosting the rest of the bedrooms. Each room features two double beds or a single king and we have one room with three queen beds. For evening soaks after a long day of fun, the hot tub, with views of the sand dunes, and the mountains beyond, is just steps away.
WiFi is available in the lodge’s sitting room. Daily housekeeping and laundry facilities are included.

Please note that the ranch is located at 7,950 feet above sea level.

The Lodge
This is the original homestead built in the 1800's. The log home has been beautifully remodeled to incorporate a roomy and attractive indoor dining area with a fireplace and large windows along with a cozy sitting area. The large deck just outside the dining area is shaded by mature cottonwood trees and complimented by a flower garden that allows for lovely views of the property. The five rooms are beautifully furnished, and have a southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home and rustic elegance.

The Bunkhouse
Just outside the lodge is the log bunkhouse with five private rooms, each with a full bath and exterior entrance. One room is a suite with a separate living room and wood stove.  Rooms are in top order and beautifully decorated along with large comfortable beds.  Windows open wide to let in the fresh mountain air and the views of the natural gardens surrounding the Inn set you in a world all your own. 

The Stewart House
A fully furnished home separated from the lodge by a lighted footpath. Each of the five private rooms offers full baths. The home features common areas such as a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, pool table and a large dining area that can accommodate larger groups. The view from the living room windows and private patio provide a front row seat to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Crestone Peak, one of the most spectacular 14,000 foot peaks in the entire Sangre de Cristo mountain range.

Room Occupancy
There is no single supplement fee.
Triple occupancy might be possible based on availability.

All meals are included in this trip from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on the last day.

The dining experience is second-to-none. Our cook promotes the return to home style cooking with the use of seasonal spices and fare and strives to connect dishes to local farming producers. Breakfast is served in the dining room at 8:00am. Eggs made to order, biscuits and gravy, warm pancakes, cereal, and fresh fruit are followed up by homemade lunches eaten on the trail or in our dining room.
Dinner begins with appetizers at 6:00pm each evening, and dinner at 6:30pm. Dinners are expertly prepared each evening and presented with a flair for our guests to enjoy in our lodge-style dining room. Ranch-raised bison meat is a common feature, along with other fresh—often local—meats and produce. Meals are served family style.

Wine is served with appetizers and guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol for anything additional. We can stop after picking guests up from the airport or if requested, alcohol can be picked up on one of our two weekly town runs.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to severe food allergies and vegan/vegetarian diets with prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Bison and Cattle Working Ranch in Colorado
Tour Code: WRCO01
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,765.00
Dates : March-October, custom dates possible with 3+ nights

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 03/01 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
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C 2020 03/01 - 10/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP - Ranch Week,... 1 /15 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter, Paint
Pace: All paces, riding from 4 to 10 hours a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS)
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