BMR 2016 Summer Week 15

Best of BMR – Week 15. Hi guys, the second week of our season ending adults weeks and we had 19 guests enjoying some great riding as fall arrived in the Rocky Mountains. Lovely to see returning friends Frankie, Kat and Nancy back laughing and smiling and bringing with them some fabulous costumes for Friday’s wrangler vs guests Arena Games. Welcome back also to Paul and Carol from the UK and the Bottings. Weeks like these feel BMR family reunions! …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 14

BMR Best of Week 14. Sorry for the lack of communication, your friendly photographer was off for Week 13. Back in the saddle for Week 14 and the pitter patter of tiny feet has gone, the kids are back in school and it”s the first of our 4 adult weeks which round off the season. Great to rendezvous with regular returners – Joe, Debbie, Ali, Jeannie, Barb and Jeana as well as some new faces. It may be fall and the leaves just starting to turn on the trees but the weather was gorgeous and the rides were fantastic. The …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 12

BMR Best of Week 12 – As the summer starts to wind down and fall approaches, we are still having some fantastic weather at the ranch and some fabulous guests making the most of it. Two families from the UK as well as some returners helped make up our 34 guests this week. It was still warm enough to swim at Jake’s Lake and our cattle classes in the arena have proved most helpful when it comes to getting our herd in on Saturday’s big cattle drive. Some very musical kids this week wrote and performed an original song in …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 11

Best of Week 11 – Phew! Our biggest week ever, 46 guests came to get their slice of BMR heaven, keeping Chef Bob on his toes, the wranglers on their game and the girls of housekeeping busy. Great to see returners Chris, Nicole, Chloe, Jason, Lana, Avery, Harper, Vicki and Hattie back and nice to make some new friends. As part of our ongoing contribution to the Vail Veterans program we were also proud to host the Inbodys – David, Tiffany and their three great kids Morgan, Daniel and Matthew. The weather continued it’s current ‘four seasons in a day’ …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 10

BMR Best of Week 10 – They say in Colorado “If you don’t like the weather wait 15 minutes!” and that was certainly the case this week as we started the week off with a thunderstorm that yielded a wonderful rainbow not long after. Guests this week cam from all corners of America plus the UK and Germany. Lots of long rides meant the hot tubs were popular to ease those sore muscles at the end of the day and making leather bracelets in the saloon was a bit hit with the kids too. …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 9

Best of BMR Week 9. 38 guests this week including 12 returners. A whole range of ages from 9 years old to 80 and a great range of riding skills too, from ‘never evers’ to English style hunter/jumpers and Western cutting horse riders. What they all had in common was a lot of energy. On the trails, at the shooting range, in the saloon (which was regularly rowdy!) and in the arena where the competition was fierce in the arena games. Nx …

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 8

Best of Week 8. Hi there, apologies for nothing last week and the delay this week. I was off Week 7 and then we’ve had some internet problems this week. Anyway here with the best of Week 8. 35 guests including 3 families from the UK one of them a returning family from 2013. Lots of kids made new friends and competed hard in the kids arena games. The annual Eagle County Rodeo was on, so rather than go to Steamboat Springs, we all went to Eagle instead. Had some welcome rain, (we really need it after a few hot …

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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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