Join this deluxe ranch vacation to experience extravagant ranch vacation and get closer to nature. The nostalgic combination of a Rocky Mountain view with the size of a national park, equestrian activities, and culinary adventure will create the perfect setting to discover true Western tradition and please everyone in your family. There will never be a dull moment, but you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the company of friends and family, great food, restful sleep, and lots of laughs. Come find your inner cowboy and explore breathtaking surroundings here!
Airport transfer available:
Grand Junction Regional Airport (US$125 per person)
The accommodation is a Western luxury lodging in private cabins and shared house suites offering space, privacy, and choices. Wi-Fi is available at headquarters, the main pavilion, and in most of the houses and cabins if you really want to stay connected while getting away to the western wilderness. All the accommodations have fully stocked kitchens and large outdoor kennels are available for wing shooters who like to hunt over their own dogs.
The sprawling ranch can sleep only 38 within its 400-plus-square-mile property which will be giving an intimate yet spacious feel to the experience. There is plenty of room and opportunity to feel like you own the place and get truly personalized service. Houses and cabins are spread out to optimize privacy. You’ll feel the close attention of the professional associates and skilled guides as they cater to your every wish.
The private cabins, each with its own personality and features, are scattered around the ranch, some are renovations of original homestead farmhouses. Two larger houses will be great for groups or extended families or friends and are closer to the headquarters. Accommodations have kitchens stocked with snacks on the counters, coffeemakers, and drinks in the refrigerator. There are also big TVs, entertainment and games, and private baths.
The High Lonesome Ranch guests don’t pick their accommodations as they have such a wide range of bedding types, room sizes and various homes, etc. They access what the needs are for the guests based on family size, ages, etc. and just the dynamics of each group then they “marry” it all together so that everyone’s happy and in appropriate accommodations.The High Lonesome Ranch have accommodations to fit all needs and they will place you in the best available home and rooms at the time of the booking.
During this ranch vacation, the staff will keep you busy with riding lessons, trail rides, Western obstacle courses, participation in a real cattle drive, team penning, roping, sporting clays, wild horse viewing, picnics, and wildlife viewing. If it’s your first time in the saddle or your 50th year, this ranch vacation is a good fit.
First of all, you’ll really get to know your horse so you two can learn to work together. You’ll get to know your fellow dude ranchers so you can have company along the way or help each other on the trail. You’ll see things from the height of a horse with all new eyes.
Initially, you will take a trail ride to get oriented with your horse. This ride will confirm that you have the right horse. With the help of a skilled wrangler, you will ride and care for your horse the entire week. Your skill level doesn’t matter. The seasoned riding instructors are patient and passionate about making sure you have a pleasant riding experience.
You’ll ford streams, ride miles of mountain valleys and trails, and drive cattle. This ranch vacation will bond your family or group like never before. You’ll also bond with your horse which is hand-picked just for you and chosen to fit your riding ability and temperament. You will also have a new ranch family that includes other guests, your wranglers, and especially your horses.
After each day’s adventure, you will take part in the Cowboy Mingle which is a variety of events before the dinner bell rings. Belly up to the refreshment bar and then it’s time to relive your day with your wranglers, your trail ride saddle pals, and other ranch staff. You will share some of your stories which will be exciting or harrying, adventurous, and funny. The day’s photos will be ready to view on the big screen and will help add to the storytelling.
All of the ridings will be Western but the instructors have a thorough knowledge of other styles as well, including English, dressage, and hunter / jumper. The ranch can accommodate riders from all disciplines. The number one priority is to make sure you have an excellent experience.
At The High Lonesome Ranch, you will receive a taste of real cowboy life by taking part in actually moving the cattle for pasture rotation and assisting the staff to see if any of the cattle require any special attention. You will ride through the most beautiful parts of the ranch while becoming a part of the Western heritage.
At The High Lonesome Ranch, your horse will become your best friend. The High Lonesome Ranch has a string of Paint and Quarter horses that will perfectly match your riding ability. If you have never ridden a horse before that is perfectly fine. The instructors will hand pick your horse and teach you how to groom, tack, and command him to walk, trot, and hand gallop.
You may choose to take a half-day raft trip of whitewater rafting through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon on Wednesday.
This ranch vacation will take place at The High Lonesome Ranch in Colorado, USA. The ranch is the size of a national park which means there are plenty of trails to travel. Over streams and through cottonwoods, you can discover The High Lonesome legacy. Each trail was hand charted and cut and range in length from an hour to a day and they are pure Western nature.
During this ranch vacation, you will get six breakfasts, five lunches, and six dinners. Living the life of a cowboy all day can work up a powerful hunger for your family. When you are back at headquarters, the chef and its crew will be cooking up fresh family-style delights with a lot of culinary flares added in for a fine rustic dining experience.
Furthermore, all of the meals are carefully planned which will be bringing everyone together to share their day and a diverse selection of hearty American fare with world influence. Your meals include high-quality local meat and produce.
Please book your flight to arrive at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The scheduled round-trip costs 250 USD per group or family of four or less. Please send The High Lonesome Ranch an inquiry for more information.