Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations http://blackmtnranch.com A Guest Ranch in Colorado Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:15:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 BMR 2016 Summer Week 6 http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-6/ http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-6/#respond Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:45 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=6243 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 tennis ball and knocking down water bottles. Returning guest John Pennie beat BMR’s Ryan May in the inaugural challenge. Nicola

 

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 5 http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-5/ http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-5/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:09:52 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=6161 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 so stylish! Warm summer temperatures meant Jakes Lake was a popular place to go swimming and memories were created not just from photos but BMR branding of cowboy boots. Nicola

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 4 http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-4/ http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-4/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:15:35 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=6090 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 & Melanie Gallo and their 5 kids (Lorelai, Joseph, Joshua, Kyle and Kayden) were our guests this week (family pic with Brice and Nowell by the pond). Nicola

 

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BMR 2016 Summer Week 3 http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-3/ http://blackmtnranch.com/bmr-2016-summer-week-3/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:36:58 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=6035 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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Our 2016 Season Begins Tomorrow! http://blackmtnranch.com/our-2016-season-begins-tomorrow/ http://blackmtnranch.com/our-2016-season-begins-tomorrow/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 21:45:04 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5998 We are excited to kick off the 2016 season tomorrow! We have had a flurry of activity to get the ranch in shape from the winter to welcome guests for this summer! The staff is assembled and we are ready to welcome you and your family!

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From our family to yours, welcome! We are excited to see you.

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Black Mountain Ranch Earns 2016 Certificate of Excellence http://blackmtnranch.com/black-mountain-ranch-earns-2016-certificate-of-excellence/ http://blackmtnranch.com/black-mountain-ranch-earns-2016-certificate-of-excellence/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 22:29:37 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5958 We are excited to once again be honored with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!

 

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The 2016 season is looking fantastic! We have just a few cabins left for this summer, call us at 1-800-967-2401 if we can help you plan your vacation!

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Thanks for all the great reviews! http://blackmtnranch.com/thanks-for-all-the-great-reviews/ http://blackmtnranch.com/thanks-for-all-the-great-reviews/#respond Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:00:30 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5904 reflection-pool-dude-ranch

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. Amazing, (responsive horses) (the best of any ranch we have been to so far), rides, food, cabins and staff.”

“If your looking for the ultimate Cowboy experience, this is the place to go. Super horses, amazing food, unbelievable staff, clean and comfortable accommodation, I honestly cannot recommend this place highly enough.”

“Fabulous horses, warm and friendly owners/staff, and beautiful countryside, plus a whitewater rafting trip – what more could one ask?”

“Just got back from our adults-only week at BMR. It’s almost impossible to add to the superlatives found in the other reviews. All I can say is that everything the others have said is true! Beautiful country, great cabins, fantastic food, and the best wranglers and staff around. If you love the outdoors, this is a place not to miss!!!!”

“The ranch is in a beautiful, remote spot with spectacular views for many miles. Cabins are comfortable and there is a central dining room for consistently delicious food and a saloon bar where we spent hilarious evenings with the other guests. The horses were individually selected to match ability/confidence and, by the end of the week, we had all fallen in love with our four legged friends (even the reluctant husband).”

“Can honestly say it was our best family holiday to date.”

“I have vacationed all over the world and BMR is BY FAR the BEST RUN PROPERTY I have ever been to. From the moment you step onto the ranch to the moment you leave, you are made to feel like part of the ranch family.”

“We have been to BMR multiple times – including once with 5 grandchildren and once during an adults only week.
No matter – all weeks have been a full and outstanding experience. Horses, wranglers, owners, food, cabins, waiters, pool, shooting, fishing, the saloon, the cattle drive, roping, branding and nice people who are also visiting.”

Can we help you make an amazing vacation decision? Give us a call at (970) 653-4226.

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Best of Week 16: Closing out the Season http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-16-closing-out-the-season/ http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-16-closing-out-the-season/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2015 02:44:15 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5852 best of BMR Week 17-23

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. It was absolutely, a perfect way to end a fabulous season. Thank you to everyone who came out to join us this past summer, we welcome you all back next season!

If you’re interested in joining us next summer, click here for availability! We are booking up fast, so give us a call today, (970) 653-4226.

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Best of Week 15: Friends, Old and New http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-15-friends-old-and-new/ http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-15-friends-old-and-new/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 18:40:03 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5819 best of BMR Week 15-43

We had 24 adults join us this past week. A few were old friends, Jimmy, Michelle, Pete, Frankie and Nancy all returned to the ranch! On Monday the wranglers sported their worst shirts for the annual Wrangler Ugly Shirt Day. The guests voted for which was best (worst?) and Katharine won. The saloon was quite the party place with our first timers, Ken, Faron and Mike leading the pack. Wrangler vs Guests arena games on Friday proved to be pretty popular too. Guests won of course.

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Best of Week 14: Kids are Back in School http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-14-kids-are-back-in-school/ http://blackmtnranch.com/best-of-week-14-kids-are-back-in-school/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2015 17:59:26 +0000 http://blackmtnranch.com/?p=5801 best of BMR Week 14-2

We cannot believe what an amazing August it has been on the ranch! Now that summer is coming to an end and the kids are back to school, we begin to wind it all down with our last month of the season. Week 14 marked the beginning of our final four weeks of Adults at the ranch. Twenty four very enthusiastic guests were the ranch last week. It was a great time with a ton of competition and nights in the saloon! A few guests competed against one of the wranglers (who rode bareback with halters to even it out) in the arena games.

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