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Piney River Ranch

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Just Beautiful

We just had our daughters wedding here. What an amazing spot to find! The views are complete with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beth G
Denver, Colorado
A gem of a hike!

This was probably our favorite hike during our time in Vail. The bumpy dirt road (45 minute drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“small lake”(2 reviews)
We are officially closed for the 2017 season. See you in Summer 2018! Mountain ranch offering summer activities - hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, restaurant, lodging. Opened June 21st through September annually.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
700 Red Sandstone Road, Vail, CO 81658
+1 303-905-4439
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We just had our daughters wedding here. What an amazing spot to find! The views are complete with a bald eagle flying over head as moose walk in front of us. The food is fabulous, the help is unbelievable with kindness and willingness to do...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably our favorite hike during our time in Vail. The bumpy dirt road (45 minute drive) is slow to navigate but we were able to do in my SUV. We hiked the Upper Trail which had awesome views the entire hike! We returned...More

Thank Texans112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great area, gets busier in the afternoon summer days but if you go in the morning it's excellent. You can hike and paddle board. Cute cabins even though we didn't stay in them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited late in August 2017, and the place was crowded - we did not even try to get in. Rather, we took the Piney River Falls Trail, which is nice thogh quite busy.

Thank MXB48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Piney River Ranch. Awesome view! The picture attached is NOT photo shopped! Two went horse back riding and had a wonderful time. My husband & I canoed on the 'lake' and loved it. Watched a mother Moose and her calf as they grazed...More

Thank MarciaBenjam
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Best chance of seeing a moose is early morning or dusk. Road is bumpy but a car can do it fine just take it slow. Nice horseshoe pit so among other mentioned activities you can have a couple beers and a bite from the lunch...More

Thank ExRIGuy
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We took our 3 boys, ages 3, 5, and 7, up to this ranch. We did part of the hike, canoed, and fished. It was reasonably priced for everything we did. The road up wasn't bad, but we have an SUV. There are parts where...More

2  Thank Tom H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband insisted we visit here with our teens after his trip with his parents 35 years earlier. I was skeptical of the drive, bumpy and long, but so worth it. The beauty of this cannot be described well enough. We rented canoes(paddle boards also...More

Thank Tspears12
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Ranch is gorgous, yet the food for wedding was terrible. It all came out of a can or bag. Too bad, everything else was great.

Thank r0adwater
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Amazing views from the Gore Range the is a great ranch to take the family, hiking horse riding and great hiking trails be sure you have a good car to there very bumpy roads but it worth it

Thank Cristina8104
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Susan L
April 14, 2018|
Response from Ruhskis | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware that they had overnight accommodations. I've only been there for day visits.