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1484 Fdr 250 P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
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#1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Antonito
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Spectacular guest ranch set at 9000' in the southern Colorado Rockies. Superb riding and fishing, fun kids' and teen programs, evening activities, trapshooting and more. The adventure of a lifetime. Share our special brand of western hospitality and see why folks keep coming back for more! Member of all accredited associations, Horse Safety certified. Top Ten Dude Ranch. Signature Ranch. All-inclusive, and exclusive. Wonderful experience in every way. Come share it with us!
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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1484 Fdr 250 P.O. Box 458, Antonito, CO 81120-9303
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lrmcvay wrote a review Jun. 2021
Midland, Texas
What an amazing week spent at the Rainbow Trout Ranch. This was not just another week at the ranch, or a vacation, but a week of finding new friends and being a part of an amazing family. Thank you Doug, Linda, David, Jane, Caroline, Derek, and the entire RTR staff for a life changing week and sharing your place with us. Accommodations were simple, yet perfect. The food was very good and the baked goods were off the hook! More than enough activities to stay busy and relaxing enough to take an afternoon nap after a morning ride. The fishing is great and the guides are very good at teaching fly fishing to new anglers. The horsemanship at the ranch is second to none. We all left with more confidence in our riding ability and a desire to go back. Even if you have never ridden a horse before this is the place to go. Shout out to Jane and all of the wranglers for their dedication and desire for all of us to have a safe and great week with the horses. We now know why RTR has a long list of return guests. It truly is an experience like no other.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book early and bring your boots and cowboy hat!
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Laurel V wrote a review Jan. 2020
Chicago, Illinois
Property's Favourite Review
We visited RTR in June of 2019. It was our 3rd trip to RTR as a family. This is without a doubt the best family vacation spot. There is something for everyone from horseback riding and hiking to swimming or just relaxing in the gorgeous setting. Doug and Linda and Jane and Dave are wonderful hosts and take great care of everyone. Our children have loved the kids and teenage programs and the counselors are always the best. I’ve never worried a minute about my kids at the ranch. The riding is phenomenal at every level from beginning to advanced. The wranglers make everyone comfortable. We will keep going back even as our children grow up as there is nothing like RTR. Oh - I forgot to mention the food - incredible!!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from rainbowtroutrch, Owner at Rainbow Trout Ranch
Responded Jan. 24, 2020
Thank you so so much for the lovely review. We truly love what we do, and consider it a privilege to be able to share it with guests. We hope to see you here again very soon, if not this summer. Keep well, and Happy Trails ~~ Jane
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Darlene N wrote a review Jun. 2021
My husband and our two grandsons (ages 14 and 10) just came back from the RTR. Thank you David & Jane, Doug & LInda you and your entire staff made this the best vacation ever. Everything from the cabin, the activities, and the amazing meals we give you 5 stars. We definitely plan on returning. You are all so kind and special.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Patrick L wrote a review Jun. 2021
Our family of 7 (5 kids and two parents) have been to Rainbow Trout Ranch twice and plan on returning again next summer. These summer trips to this Dude Ranch are the best family vacations. The food is great, the scenery is incredible and riding horses is awesome but what sets this place apart from other is the staff! I would highly recommend this vacation spot. It is really a special place and we hope to return many more times.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Eddy D wrote a review Jun. 2021
From the beginning we felt like family! Some how we got pulled from the waiting list and the dates worked out perfectly! Jane was very responsive and a joy to talk to on the phone when making the reservations. I think we talked for 1/2 hour about the ranch and only a few minutes were spent talking about the reservations. When we arrived Doug greeted us and instantly we felt at home. We let the kids run free all week and never worried about them. The staff that Doug, Linda, David & Jane hire are beyond top notch. They all work their tails off and always have a smile on willing to help with anything at anytime. I was very impressed with the orientation and safety brief Jane gave the first day. It set the tone for a fabulous week, giving us the reassurance that the staff were always looking out for us and our needs, which takes away all the concerns that one may have. The activities are non-stop, and you can not accomplish all of them in one visit. Multiple trips are required to accomplish everything the ranch has to offer. We took guided fly fishing trips, amazing trail rides, forest hikes, white water rafting trip... just to mention a few. The meals were phenomenal, served by a professional and caring staff. Doug, the owner, served us multiple meals from the grill and he and Linda were always ready to fill coffee cups at the end of each meal. I am an early riser and got to see “behind the curtain” a bit and the amount of work the staff puts in before the guest wake up is monumental, with Doug leading the way at the main lodge and Jane and David leading the wranglers in the barn and pasture. I am pleased to say my family has found an annual vacation that we plan to take for years. Already booked for 2022!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Trout Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rainbow Trout Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.