BMR 2016 Summer Week 6

Best of Week 6. 45 guests this week including 29 that formed a family reunion. American Independence day on Monday was celebrated by us dressing up the saloon and the lodge as well as painting horses and faces red white and blue. The typically schizophrenic Colorado mountain weather delivered a massive hailstorm up at Jake’s Lake on 4th July after the dinner ride up there. Snowman were built! Then 30 mins later it was warm and sunny again! Thursday night was a showcase for some pretty enthusiastic and innovative dancing and a new game was pioneered involved panty hose a …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 5

Best of BMR Week 5. Family weeks continue at the ranch. 37 guests this week including long time returning guest John Agnetti (12 years this year) with his grown up children Melissa and Nick. We celebrated is 60th birthday in style with whisky shots in the saloon! Californian Maggie Turner who turned 50 this year decided she wanted to celebrate the milestone here with her extended family – 11 of them who all loved to ride together. Pony painting proved popular this week with the kids coming up with some creative designs and fancy braids, the herd has never looked …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 4

BMR Week 4 – The first of our family weeks. That means kids and there were plenty of them this week! One bit of rain on Wednesday didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits as the rest of the week was hot and sunny. Lots of activities as well as riding, swimming, fishing and paddle-boarding up at Jake’s Lake, leatherwork (making bracelets and keyrings) in the saloon and ‘pony spa’ grooming sessions in the corral. Most importantly we were proud to be able to give back to those who have served our country by hosting a family from the Vail Veterans programme. Joe & …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 3

Best of Week 3. Last of our early season adult weeks. 25 guests including 8 returners! Brian, Annemarie and their daughter Emily came to visit from Australia. 3 birthdays were celebrated (Kate, Jessica and Joey) and a couple of anniversaries too. Apart from a bit of a little bit of rain on Monday early evening the weather was fabulous. Summer has definitely arrived here in the mountains. Had the first arena games of the season which were hotly contested. Next up….the kids arrive. …

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Thanks for all the great reviews!

We love hearing what people have to say about their stay with us – Thank you for our 5/5 star rating! Here’s what some people on TripAdvisor have said… “Just booked Year #5…you can’t stay away once you’ve been there.” “My friends and I are all advanced riders who own their own horses, so when selecting a ranch, most important to us are quality of horses, quality of the rides, time spent in the saddle and adult only week. Good food and lodging are a bonus for us… Black MT ranch delivers on all levels. …

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Best of Week 16: Closing out the Season

You know it’s been an unforgettable summer season when it ends with a bang! Our busiest season at the ranch ended with the largest group of guests we have ever had for adult week – 32. Our diverse group included a prison guard from NY, honeymooners from Ohio, a couple of English girls who now live in Bulgaria, and some repeat guests from two years ago who brought some friends to share in the fun. It was a wild week with lots of riding hard and partying hard. It only took a few days for new friendships to be foraged. …

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