by Amanda Geronikos
The Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado is a four-season, all-inclusive resort that’s perfect for families looking for a bona fide dude ranch vacation. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, horse-drawn wagon rides and cattle team-penning. Special activities for kids include Ute Scouts (a camping program), a miniature sheriff’s office, a kids’ club and swimming pool. The whole family will love cook-outs and the indoor game room! Be sure to go on a Breakfast Ride while you’re at Latigo Ranch, too.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in rates, and special kids’ options are available. Snacks are available in the dining room at all times. Free Wi-Fi is also included in rates (signal may be spotty, though). Alcohol is an extra fee.
Families should opt for the three-bedroom suites, designed to sleep up to six guests. They all feature wood-burning stoves, and some have bunk beds for the kids. Traditional guestrooms are available, too.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive rates
- Kids' programming
- Breakfast rides
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Dude Ranch
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We’ve been to Latigo several times, including last year. Before we discovered Latigo, we had stayed at ranches in Arizona, Montana, and British Columbia. None has compared to Latigo, and we’ll return again this year, 2019.
We’ve visited in early June, late July, August, and early September. Each month is different and has its own special allure. However, there are many elements of the Latigo experience that never change, regardless of the time you visit.
The ranch’s atmosphere is relaxed but the operation is entirely professional. There is nothing contrived or pretentious about Latigo. Everything about the ranch and the people who work there is genuine. The Latigo folks have been in the guest ranch business for years, and it clearly shows.
Their attentiveness to their guests’ riding abilities and preferences make for a truly enjoyable week on horseback. The wranglers are both skilled and knowledgeable. The horses are well-trained and well cared for. Latigo’s impressive trails offer spectacular panoramic views, quiet forests, and mountain meadows, with wildlife sightings on virtually every ride.
The food is plentiful, delicious, and healthy. There are main course choices for every meal. Fresh fruits and vegetables, along with homemade breads and desserts, make every meal extra special.
The owners and hosts, Lisa and Randy George, along with their family, wranglers and entire staff, are welcoming, friendly, and accommodating in every way. Everyone who works at Latigo has as their prime purpose making sure their guests enjoy their week at the ranch. Whether it’s a family with young children or teenagers, a couple, or a group of friends, the staff will do their absolute best to provide whatever you need to make your week at Latigo a very special one.
We have gone on a cross-country ski trip every year for thirty years, all over the USA, and to France, Switzerland, Norway, and Italy. We are soon to return to Latigo Ranch for our third stay, as we have found it to have the best skiing anywhere. The snow is consistently good, the trails are beautifully groomed, and the scenery is spectacular. Besides that, the hosts are exceptionally personable, and the food is unsurpassed.