2019 Dude Ranch Unplugged. Book now. Reboot your family this summer with a mountain getaway. Call 970.283.9420


Western luxury lodging in private cabins & shared house suites offer space, privacy & choices. WIFI is available at headquarters, the main pavilion, and in most of the houses and cabins if you really want to stay connected while getting away to the western wilderness.  All the accommodations have fully stocked kitchens and large outdoor kennels are available for wing shooters who like to hunt over their own dogs.

The sprawling ranch sleeps only 38 within its 400+ square miles, giving an intimate, yet spacious feel to the experience. There is plenty of room and opportunity to feel like you own the place and get truly personalized service. Houses and cabins are spread out to optimize privacy. You’ll feel the close attention of our professional associates and skilled guides as they cater to your every wish. Guests can choose their favored type of accommodations based on availability and seasonality.

Castle Rock Camp in our nearby Kimball Creek Valley offers glamorous camping – glamping – in safari-style tents. King beds (or two twins), dressers, chairs and western elegance make for an elegantly comfortable stay. Thermostatically controlled heaters take the chill off the night air. The sounds of Kimball Creek will lull you to sleep and will be the first thing you hear in the morning. Fire pits make good gathering spots to watch starry skies. Private, locked marble baths are close by for each of the 8 tents. The 1200-square-foot log Pavilion with a roaring stone fireplace nearby provides a great space for festive group meals, happy hours, gatherings and more.

Our private cabins, each with its own personality and features, are scattered around the ranch, some renovations of original homestead farmhouses. Two larger houses are great for groups or extended families or friends and are closer to the headquarters. Accommodations have kitchens stocked with snacks on the counters, coffeemakers, and drinks in the refrigerator. There are also big TVs, entertainment and games, and private baths.

Our outdoor adventure, laid-back western luxury lodging, warm hospitality, modern conveniences, and rugged western flavor are a great combination. And ultimately that combination is part of what makes us “exactly as wild as you want.”

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We are much more than a Guest Ranch

We are a Guest Ranch because we believe in stewarding this large western landscape and sharing it with others. We have a working model of sustainability that maintains biodiversity and ecological connectivity, enhances the lives of wildlife and fish, and preserves and restores degraded habitat while promoting a mix of uses...

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Dude Ranch Unplugged: Book Summer 2019 Now

Summer calls for it. Different outdoor activities each day keep it lively and lots of variety keeps everyone happy. Pack up the family for a summer reboot.


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