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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My family (2 of us, plus three girls 9,7,6) have just had simply the best family vacation here at Elk Mountain Ranch. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Tom and Sue are the real deal, they and their team provide the perfect balance of comfort, adventure, wonderful home style cooking, fun and authenticity. Oh and did I mention the breathtaking...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you thank you for choosing our ranch. What a pleasure to get to know you and your family. The honor was all ours and we look forward to your return trip. Until we see you again. Cheers.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We saved the best until last. Having travelled down from Seattle to San Francisco with an R.V. we were looking forward to some Cowboy time. A quick flight to Denver brought us to the best week of our adventure. The Ranch is very well equipped; a real western home from home. Our cabin very comfortable too and we had lots...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have your family with us. We really enjoyed getting to know you and having your family at the ranch for your holiday. It pleases us even more to know that we were the highlight of your extended visit to the U.S. What an honor. Please tell the boys that Cinco and Armstrong say hello. Cheers.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stayed in a 2 bdrm/2 bath cabin which, although somewhat rustic, had all the amenities we needed. The staff is friendly, and their treatment of guests is outstanding. The owners, Tom & Sue Murphy, are well organized and there is plenty of variety to kappa all ages as busy as they want to be. The horses are is superb...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

It was our pleasure. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the staff, horses, food and wonderful scenery. The photos can't always do the views justice. The memories of the time spent with the grandkids and the scenery are what really make the trip special. Thanks for bringing the grandkids to experience life in the high country. Happy trails.

Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband, 12-year old son and I just recently returned from our second trip to Elk Mountain Ranch. We enjoyed this visit every bit as much as our prior trip. We can’t think of a better way to spend a family vacation. Tom and Sue Murphy, the owners, provide a wonderful experience for all guests. The staff could not be...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

What a treat to have you return to our ranch. It was totally our pleasure to have you with us again at Elk Mountain Ranch. We enjoyed catching up with you and that your experience at the ranch was just as wonderful as the first. We are so proud of our staff and the experience that they provide. I am...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was our third trip to Elk Mountain Ranch. We went with our two daughters, 13 and 16. When we first traveled here, they were 6 & 9. They loved it this time for different reasons and remembered so many details from their first two visits. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable; the food is all home cooked and...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your third trip to the ranch and your high praise and recommendation. We are honored to have you all with us at the ranch. Please tell the girls hello and good luck with school and let them know that Peanut has a new companion to pal around with at the ranch. Thanks for taking such...

Reviewed 17 July 2016

I can't wait to report what a wonderful time we had this week at EMR. We were greeted at the airport (on time). Welcomed by name with a quick tour when we arrived. Every request we had was met with a smile and a "no problem at all". They are truly prepared to make sure you have everything you need....

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

To our Georgia guests, it was great to have your family with us at the ranch. It is good to know that all the activities and the variety was good for your whole family. Please tell the twins hello and happy that the extra one on one time paid off the best loper. Go rambling wreck.

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived as an English family of 4 meeting friends. Having never ridden before it was with some trepidation that we stepped into the arena for the Monday morning talk from Tom on the "how to" of horses. We have 2 children aged 8 & 10. This was the best family vacation to date 😄. Tom and sue Murphy run...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We are so happy that you chose our ranch for your holiday. We are proud of our horses and riding program. It is good to know that we were able to make you all comfortable and safe and had you cantering by the weeks end. It was our pleasure to have your family with us. Please tell the kids hello....

Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Never ever returned anywhere before for a vacation, but can't stay away from this idyllic spot in the mountains. The ideal family get away. Great food, fantastic hospitality and they take great care of their animals. Lots of variety throughout the week if horse riding isn't your thing. If it wasn't your thing before though this place might just change...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

To our Kansas friends, what an honor to have you with us for your fourth trip to the ranch. It was a complete pleasure to have your mom with us on this last trip. RJ and Remy are looking forward to the next ride. Tell the boy hello. Go Broncos. Cheers.

Crossville, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I knew that we would have a great time on our family vacation, but it was even better than I imagined at Elk Mountain! So many options of things to see and do. We ate great food and were treated so well. We made new friends. It was a blast! We will do it again! Thank you for taking such...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

The pleasure was all ours. Thank you for choosing us for your vacation experience and so proud to know that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you all again soon. Happy trails.

Zurich region
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We (Couple, 1 daughter) were planning to spend a week on a Ranch. We scanned dozens of Ranches on the web and finally decided to go for EMR. We had some busy weeks before we left and were quite stressed when we arrived. The stress disappeared within short after arriving at the Ranch. We were greeted by the staff, they...

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Sue M, Owner at Elk Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was great to get to know you all. The scenery and horses really make the experience but the staff is the glue that makes it all happen. Sorry about the generator, we are continually looking to improve the situation but this is part of being in our remote part of the country. We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colorado's highest guest ranch at 9600 feet. Adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. Weekly package includes meals, lodging and activities - horseback riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, van trip to Aspen, excursion to ropes & adventure park, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hayride, square dance, childrens' program and more. Massage extra. 35 pampered guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk Mountain Ranch

Address: 13000 CR 185B, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Price Range: $3,789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Elk Mountain Ranch Hotel Buena Vista
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