It’s a Beautiful Life at Black Mountain Ranch

A couple of weeks ago we had Aimee (better known online as Greeblemonkey) and her family come visit. Here is her video of her time at Black Mountain Ranch! It’s definitely indicative what we do: horseback riding, cow roping, a trip to the local rodeo and getting your boots good and dirty! Thanks for sharing this great video Aimee! Be sure to check out the rest of her photos of the Ranch here! We’d love to have you come visit us at Black Mountain Ranch! Look forward to seeing you in the saddle!.

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Family fun at our Colorado Dude Ranch: Meet our Baby Goats

At Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch, we are a real working guest ranch. Not only do we keep our 70 horses, herd of cattle, we also have two chicken coops (currently finishing the chicken chalet), bunnies, and five adorable Colorado born rescue goats. These adorable little fellows were adopted after either being rejected from their moms at birth or runts struggling to get fed at meal time. We decided three years ago to start adopting these guys to give them a new chance at life and some TLC. Our wranglers and staff enjoy the challenge of 4 times …

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Cruise Ship Intervention!

Are you looking for a real deal family vacation? Trade boarding a cruise ship to jumping in the saddle! Why not forgo the rocky waters and try a weeklong stay at our dude ranch in beautiful Colorado? Here are just a few reasons why your family will beg to come back to our ranch year after year! TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE A DUDE RANCH OVER A CRUISE SHIP  Comfortable Cabins: When is the last time you heard someone say how great their accommodations were on their last cruise? Standard Cabins on cruise ships are typically …

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“Wish You Were Here” from Black Mountain Ranch!

Our new postcards just arrived! If you have planned a trip to the ranch this summer, look for one in your mailbox any day now! We can’t wait to soon have our cabins filled with guests, our horses back in the pastures, and bottles clinking in celebration in our saloon! There are so many great activities and adventures to be had on our Colorado Dude Ranch, we hope you are joining us this summer for a week’s vacation! Go ahead, watch our video! We dare you to watch it and not want to come visit our beautiful …

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Black hole resorts: a hole in one at Black Mountain Ranch

Recently, the Today Show had a segment on rising travel trends titled: “The Quest for Quiet.” In the past few years, resorts and hotels have started offering accommodations that allow guests the chance to unplug. An idea that offers guests the ability to take a technology holiday. More and more people seek destinations that offer accommodations without televisions or even wifi. New York times columnist Pico Iyer stated, in one of his latest articles, “The Joy of Quiet:” “The future of travel, I’m reliably told, lies in “black-hole resorts,” which charge high prices precisely because you can’t …

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Happy New Year!

As the New Year rolls in, it is a good time to reflect on the year past and anticipate the year ahead. At Black Mountain Ranch, we are excited about what is in store for 2012! The horses still have a few months of holiday in warmer pastures while we are busy prepping for the 2012 season. We began construction on our two newest cabins this past September and we look forward to having them available this summer! We are, also, using this time to reflect on why we do what we do. This much is …

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Looking For The Best Dude Ranch?

Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is an amazing vacation ranch in the heart of Colorado. Want a taste of the West? Join us for a week long stay at our ranch high in the Rockies halfway between Vail and Steamboat Springs Colorado. Arriving on Sunday afternoon, your week long package includes lodging, all meals, unlimited horseback riding, an overnight pack trip, a longhorn cattle drive, whitewater rafting, fly and spin fishing, rifle and trap shooting, and a trip to a local rodeo. There are no hidden or extra fees for any of our activities. We own all …

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A Flexible Holiday With Adventure!

Our guests rave about us, just check out our TripAdvisor reviews & Yelp !  One of many things they love is how flexible the schedule is.  At the beginning of the week your family or group is assigned a wrangler that is similar to a personal ranch concierge (who are as wonderful as they sound).  Want to ride as long as you can handle?  Done.  Want time to read by the pool?  Here is a towel. This is your vacation, you tell us how you want to spend it.     Each week, we have the pleasure …

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