Rodeo Week in Buena Vista – June 5, 2016

October 4th, 2015 by Elk Mountain Ranch

The Annual Collegiate Peaks Rodeo will take place in Buena Vista. Saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding. Team roping. Barrel racing. Bull-dogging. Enjoy the week at the ranch and let us treat you to this special event on Saturday evening.



Carin Mari releases her new CD

August 18th, 2015 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Carin Mari’s new CD, “Miles Per Hour,” is finally here! Get your copy today,

It will also be available to download on iTunes and CD Baby, soon!

Elk Mountain entertainment

Cool Colorado Places to Stay

May 4th, 2015 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Elk Mountain Ranch is No 2! Thank you Colorado Vacation Guide.

There are plenty of options for every type of getaway.  Colorado is truly an amazing place for a vacation of a lifetime.  Join us for week-long package full of adventure.

A 10-mile dirt road leads to the ranch – get away from the crowds.

Capacity of 35 guests – intimate atmosphere.

Best activities that Colorado has to offer –  horseback riding, white water rafting, trapshooting, marksmanship, hayride & campfire, evening entertainment, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, children’s program and much more.


Partial Week Stays

April 29th, 2015 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Join us for a three-night stay.  $845 per person includes meals, lodging and activities.

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September 6/7/8



5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit with My Kids

March 17th, 2015 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Topping the list is Elk Mountain Ranch!  Bring your family for a vacation of a lifetime.  Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, shooting sports, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, petting zoo, children’s program for the Little Buckaroos.  A week of adventure.

Kid friendly ranch

Enjoy our ranch video slide show

November 20th, 2014 by Elk Mountain Ranch

ranch videoCapturing a week at Elk Mountain Ranch with lovely photos by Beverly VanDell.  Enjoy the ranch video slide show.

Grandchildren – Cherish the Moments at a Dude Ranch

November 6th, 2014 by Elk Mountain Ranch

A week at Elk Mountain Dude Ranch with your grandchildren will not be forgotten.  Create memories to last a lifetime.  They will cherish this time.  View this special video created by one very special and creative grandchild.  The highlight of the triplet’s year is spending this week with “Bobo”.   Vacation with your grandchildren; you will have no regrets.Grandchildren at ranch

4th of July Celebration

November 3rd, 2014 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Week of June 28, 2015. Join us for a down-home, western celebration – carnival, fireworks, parade1157565_10204827335787661_8804280181402724728_n255317_490933737586801_134819131_n.

Mt Princeton

February 25th, 2014 by Elk Mountain Ranch

January 2014 108Mt. Princeton in all it’s Glory!

Happy Herd

February 22nd, 2014 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Tom is keeping your horses fat and sassy. Testing your memory – can you name that horse?

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Adult Only Ranch Weeks in September

November 25th, 2013 by Elk Mountain Ranch

Singles, couples, and parents who “need a break” – this is your time!

Adults Only – Weeks of August 31 and September 7, 2014 (Week of September 7 is booked, but please join us the prior week.)

Single occupancy fee of 10% is waived for our adult-only ranch weeksriding37. Enjoy the mountains as we near the peak of the fall colors in the Colorado Rockies. The already spectacular scenery at the Ranch unveils more glory in the Autumn. Aspens crown the mountainside in golden grandeur.

We offer many of the same activities as summer, but take a maximum 20 guests. With a focus on riding and relaxation…the adult-only weeks have proven to be quite popular.


Family Reunion Ranch Special – Build memories to last a lifetime

November 7th, 2013 by Elk Mountain Ranch








Ride, raft, fish & hike together. Sequester yourselves from the distractions of the outside world. Build memories to last a lifetime.

Offering a 10% discount to family reunion groups of 10 or more.

Weeks of June 1 and August 24 – 15% discount to groups of 15 or more.

Never a better time; or value.

An All-Inclusive Colorado Vacation!

May 1st, 2013 by Elk Mountain Ranch

DSC_0200When you come to Elk Mountain, you aren’t just getting a standard vacation.  Our all-inclusive week-long packages include three hearty meals a day, horseback riding (we match you with your perfect horse!), pack trips, camping, river rafting, lodging in our private cabins, “me time”, and so much more than we can put into words. We welcome families with children of all ages, and even have an adults-only week. Just check out some of our great reviews from TripAdvisor:

“Trip of a lifetime – Tom, Sue and all their staff were amazing, food was superb and horses were simply the best, felt so safe and cared for. The scenery was spectacular and to top off great days out cosy and comfortable accommodation. A truly magical place to stay.”

“What a welcome! Tom and Sue and their wonderful staff could not do enough to make our stay perfect. Next to the last week of the season and we were treated as though it was the first week. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a ball – adults only and we all got on so well. So many laughs, so many new friends and so many fabulous memories. Loved the horse orientation with Tom on Monday morning – so informative and certainly made us all think! Great riding, and just couldn’t get enough of those magnificent Colorado views! Sue’s meals were out of this world and the only down side are the extra pounds around the waistline!”

“We just returned from our vacation at Elk Mountain Ranch. It was an amazing family vacation. The hospitality provided by the owners and the staff are second to none. Everyone has a smile and always eager to please and accommodate. There are so many things to do… horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing, hot springs.”

So what are you waiting for? Come to Elk Mountain Ranch and experience the dude ranch vacation of a lifetime!