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Review of Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch

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Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wish I could go back now”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2010

I went here with my partner in Sept 2010 and cant say enough good things about it. Dan & Ellen (the owners) are both very friendly and all the staff were excellent. There is plenty to do when not riding. About the only complaint we managed to think of was the colour of the towels didn't match in the bathroom... we were that happy with it :-)

I have recommended this to friends and will hopefully go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kermit98
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Mound, MN
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2010

We spent three days at the Sundance Trail and enjoyed every minute! All staff members were so friendly and professional. They made us feel so comfortable from the moment we arrived. The meals and lodging were awesome. We especially enjoyed the hot tub after a day of horseback riding. We can't say enough good things about Sundance Trail and are looking forward to making our way back next year.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank lrkmn
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West Boylston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

We attended the sundance trail guest ranch for and extended family vacation and it ranks as one of the best vacations i have taken my family on. Dan, Ellen and their entire staff just knew how to do everything right. The meals were excellent and catered to all and any or out dietary needs. The staff of wrangelerscompletely and very quickly understood our riding abilities and was able to have us off on the trails meeting the expectations of the entire family...Our riding experiance was as varied as it could possibly get. From a daughter in law who had never even touched a live horse before to a neice who has ahd many years of lessons....there was a horse matched to each of us in no time. They even were able to deal with me as i tested them on a daily basis...I can only say thank you to Ellen, Dan and probably one of the best recreational wrangler staffs out there....We cannot wait for the chance to get back there and would highly reccomend the Sundance Trail Ranch to all....

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank horses11111
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Lacey, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch is the perfect place to become that cowboy or cowgirl you always wanted to be. The owners make you feel part of the family with their warm and relaxed attitude. The horses they assign you, according to your ability and experience, are well-mannered and sure-footed on the many trails they offer. There is an excellent staff of young wranglers who are respectful of your needs and very helpful and encouraging. There are many other activities you may choose from including rock climbing and white-water rafting, all under the direction of experts. The owners run a well-managed guest ranch. There are cozy rooms with firm, comfortable beds, great after a day of riding. An outdoor jacuzzi, too, great for tired muscles. The food is very delicious at every meal. My sister and I hit the jackpot with Sundance Trail for a cowgirl getaway that will be a treasured memory always.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank buffalogirl68
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

We have been to Sundance Trail Ranch several different times and consider it one of the best weeks of our year! This horse ranch is the perfect blend of an authentic Western experience without having to sacrifice any creature comforts a guest would expect from a comfortable family resort.
The ranch maintains an amazing stable of horses that can accommodate any level of experience, from the first time rider to more advanced skill levels. Dan and Ellen take their guests safety on horseback very seriously and take the time to make sure that everyone has the information and training to make their experience very positive and we definitely felt that we were prepared before we hit the trail.
The wilderness area surrounding the ranch is some of the most beautiful country we have ever seen! It just cannot be any more spectacular! Bring your cameras because you will want to take lots and lots of pictures. In addition to horseback riding, there were many opportunities for delightful hikes, a shooting range, a half day rock climbing expedition, live musical entertainers and river rafting.
We really appreciated the fact that Sundance Trail is a small ranch with an average of 20 - 24 guests each week during the summer months. The emphasis is on "family." Dan and Ellen have done an amazing job of creating a truly unique experience and you certainly will not be disappointed with your visit to Sundance, we can hardly wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KelleyMc
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DanMorin, Owner at Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch, responded to this review, 20 October 2014
Del and Candy-Lady Kelly! We treasure all of the years we have shared the campfires and watched our kids grow. Your visit is always one of the highlights of the summer. Thank you for your support and friendship. Until next summer, stay warm!
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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

We have stayed at 4 different dude ranches over the years and this is the one we plan on returning to. The ranch is unpretentious yet surrounded by absolutely beautiful scenery. The big draw is the hosts - Dan and Ellen are warm and friendly and surround themselves with staff who possess these same qualities. The riding is tailored to each individual's comfort and skill level, and the scenery on the rides is breathtaking. The accommodations are comfortable, the food plentiful and the overall atmosphere is one of relaxation. As a bonus, they are pet-friendly - our dog gave it two paws up.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tractordriver
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

My girflriend and I are from New York and we just returned from a vacation at Sundance Trail Guest Ranch in Red Feather Lakes, CO. It was AWESOME! The ranch is nestled just next to the Roosevelt National Forest providing access to beautiful, scenic, guided horse rides, as well as hiking and mountain climbing opportunities daily. We also did some shooting ( which was a first for my girfriend) and took an excursion one afternoon to Rocky Mountain Nat'l park, which was worth the trip!!

The ranch itself is cozy, with only 24 guests, making it a great way to interact with your wranglers and really learn about horses and the operation of the ranch. Meals are family style and the staff and guests alike were eager to share stories about their day. owners and staff are very friendly and love what they do!

The education and instruction for first time riders is top notch and the ranch provides everything you need for a good ride. Each rider is matched to a horse for their specific skill level and they can practice their technique under the supervision of a wrangler before heading out for a guided ride.

The rides themselves are gorgeous since the setting is so picturesque. For the willing, many rides allow you to hop-off halfway and hike up a precipice to catch a stunning view of the surrounding territory and take a few photos. These are our best memories!!

Rooms in the main lodge were comfortable and quiet. We slept very well after a long day's activities. Meals are well scheduled, getting you up and out in the morning at 8am and allowing you to have a long day's activities before coming back for dinner at 6pm. And you certainly won't leave the table hungry! Chicken, ribs, steaks and lots of vegetables and side dishes were incredible!

After dinner activities included a hike some evenings, billiards, horse shoes or a round of popular disc "frisbee" golf. Oh, and don't forget an evening soak in the outdoor (CLEAN!) hot tub which is always open!

We hope to go again and would highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank onefreeweekend
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Additional Information about Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch

Property: Sundance Trail Guest & Dude Ranch
Address: 17931 W County Rd 74e, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
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Region: United States > Colorado > Red Feather Lakes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Red Feather Lakes
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated dude ranch 100 miles NW of Denver - we love living here, and we love guests!Family friendly summer dude ranch, and pet friendly B&B the rest of the year, with horseback riding every day.Families play together and make memories of shared adventures. Horseback riding, mountain hiking, white-water rafting, awesome disk-golf, trout fishing, riflery/trap and lots more!Ours is not a nose-to-tail program - a good place to learn to ride. ... more   less 
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