by Kristin Franks
The Snow Mountain Ranch offers both family and group lodging featuring rooms that sleep up to six, two- to five bedroom cabins for families and six- to eight bedroom cabins for groups. Each cabin is furnished with a full-equipped kitchen, living and dining room, and a fireplace. No need to leave your furry friend behind, the cabins at Snow Mountain Ranch welcome pets. Campgrounds are also available, and are open Memorial Day weekend through September only, with weather permitting. The resort offers both indoor and outdoor recreation including a pool, hiking and biking adventures, mini golf, water sports, skiing, ice-skating and tubing. Families can go horseback riding on one of the many scenic trails, take a sleigh ride, test your skills at the challenge course, or go zip lining through the valley. The Day Camp is available for children ages 5 to 16, offering a variety of fun activities, available from June through August. Groups can partake in an outdoor adventure and education program, with a variety of scheduled recreational and educational classes. Classes range from outdoor living skills, to ecology classes, winter recreation and group games. Evening programs are also available including night hikes, campfires and games such as capture the flag. For casual buffet-style dining families can head to the Schlessman Commons.
Our Editor Loves
- Accommodates both families and groups with lodging options
- Indoor and outdoor recreational activities
- Outdoor adventure and education program and on-site dining
We brought 30 family members to Snow Mountain Ranch for a family reunion in June 2019. The scenery is outstanding, the accomodations comfortable (we were in Indian Peaks Lodge), the cafeteria buffet style meals were delicious, with a nice variety for every meal to accomodate nearly any taste. We never ran out of things to do or activities to occupy our time and we thoroughly enjoyed everything we did, from 'hanging with the huskies' (the on-site dog sled team) to the tube slide hill to making s'mores to the amazing crafts building with so many things to choose from! I would recommend Snow Mountain Ranch over and over again. We look forward to another reunion there!
The ranch is an awesome place for families to get together and explore all of the activities onsite. There's a swimming pool, archery, craft center for the kiddies, a banquet/cafe, horseback riding and more!!!
The cabin we had was equipped to sleep our large tribe of 13, with room for 10 more and comfortably too. Kitchen, a large dining area with 2 tables, 3 bathrooms stocked towels, soap, the kitchen had nice pts, pans, dish towels, cups, plates, bowls and cutlery. We bought groceries and stocked up the 2 refrigerators at our cabin. There's a brand new summer tubing hill that our 70 year old mom couldn't get enough of, Bon fires at night, the song of magpies in the mornings and my favorite trek up Waterfall Trail....gorgeous! So nice to be able to get together and make memories like this.
My ONLY complaint is that the cabin-keeping crew could do a little better with cleaning cabins for new guests. Overall, Snow Mountain Ranch is a great place to gather, have fun and make memories with your family and friends!