There are so many reasons I loved my trip to Black Mountain Ranch but here are my Top 5:
1.) The People: The staff adds so much to the whole experience. They've all got such an amazing and diverse backgrounds that it makes it fun to get to know each person! Their number 1 goal is to make sure you have a fantastic experience here.
2.) The Animals: Got kids?? They've got a ton of animals [horses, rabbits, chickens, ducks, alpacas, donkeys, dogs, baby goats, and texas longhorns] for the kids to interact with. This big kid had a blast playing with the dogs and feeding the baby goats every day.
3.) The Food: The food was amazing. Chef Kris is a graduate of California Culinary Academy [a Le Cordon Bleu school] and does everything she can to make sure that you leave full and happy.
4.) The Activities: Above and beyond the cattle drives and horseback riding you'd expect to do, you also get to stay at pack camp overnight [with fajitas & margaritas!], white water raft, skeet shoot, go to a rodeo, learn how to country line or swing dance, rope, fish, or hike.
5.) The Relaxation: I enjoyed the time I spent doing nothing but reading, napping, and talking to the other guests at the ranch. I loved the flexibility of doing as much or as little as you wanted to do each day.
I spent about a week here and it just wasn't enough time. I could have stayed another week to take advantage of everything the ranch had to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come join us for a taste of the wild west. Your week long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, archery, a trip to a local rodeo and so much more! ... more less