by Julie Bielenberg
This is an extremely wholesome and charming Western dude ranch located in the Red Feather Lakes area of Colorado. The owners are extremely personable and hands-on. What is also very interesting about this ranch is it is open most of the year, which many of the ranches do not do; they shut down after September (often, and adults-only week). Not Sundance Trail, they have wonderful B&B rates in the winter where meals and limited riding is available.
The focus is on the wee ones having the time of their life, and the other generations celebrating in this time, so there is something for everyone. The kids program has kids only horseback riding in the arena or small group trail rides, gathering eggs from the hen house, playing with the ever-present kittens and goats, group hikes and rock climbing, fishing, picnics and campfire sing-alongs, outdoor games and treasure hunts, movies and crafts and so much more. Also note that babysitting can be arranged for a reasonable hourly rate.
There is an onsite hot tub, foosball, horseshoes and pool. The professionally decorated dude ranch suites have private baths, private outdoor entrances and decks and daily maid service. All suites include AM-FM radios, refrigerators and individual coffee service. This is a BYOB ranch, but there is a liquor store on the property for soda, beer, wine and spirits.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive packages
- Horseback riding, national forest
- Games, children's programming
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
by Yvonne P
The staff and food were wonderful along with the mystery. We enjoyed meeting and having fun with family and the other people that were there for this. We are looking at coming back in the summer or maybe for next New Year’s Eve.
We went for a New Year’s Eve wedding and everything was aweful.
The host Dan was rude and short and did not make us feel welcome. The lodge was unkept and our room was worse, it also was above the dining room and we could hear every word every one was saying. Once again Dan didn’t care.
We went ahead with the ceremony, considering we drove 3 hours in a snow storm to get there, it couldn’t have been more impersonal and lasted 5 minutes. (We had to pay $500 for ceremony) thank goodness we weren’t charged for the aweful room.
I would not recommend this place to anyone. We had a completely terrible experience!!!
The 4 hours home in the blizzard was well worth not staying there. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!!