Colorado Winter Wonderland

Winter at The Home Ranch is a time for slowing down and enjoying the Colorado Bluebird skies. Get away to the mountains and experience the best cross country skiing and dining in Colorado.


Submit your favorite #homeranchlove memory to our photo contest. You could win a stay for two this winter. You can also vote for your favorite photo of The Home Ranch!

Spring Break in the Rockies

It's never too early to start thinking about Spring! Skip the beach this year and head for the mountains for some cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, snowman making & snowball fights.

All-Inclusive Luxury Dude Ranch Vacations

All-Inclusive Vacations at our Colorado Dude Ranch, Deep In The Soul of the West

As you enter the Elk River Valley, just beyond Steamboat Springs, Colorado, you may notice the peaked eaves of the barns, the storybook crest of Hahn’s Peak in the distance, and the feeling that you are going back in time to a more idyllic landscape, one that hasn’t changed much in 100 years. No condos. No streetlights. Just Colorado as you hoped it would be, and as it once was. Big ranches. Blue skies. Real cowboys.

And tucked away at the far end of the valley, where the Elk River flows from the Sawtooth Range, you will find our hidden Relais & Chateaux gem, one of the West’s best dude ranches, and a family-friendly summer vacation paradise offering year-round multi-sport adventures, legendary horseback riding vacations, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing, and picture perfect Colorado winter vacations made in sparkling powder heaven. If you are looking for an extraordinary vacation from the stresses and strains of modern life, and a place to repair and replenish your body and soul, you will find it here at The Home Ranch. Join us in every season of the year and enjoy our promise of old world hospitality deep in the heart of the American West.

From the Blog:

Thank you & Welcome Home

November 25, 2015

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are reminded what we are grateful for. We are grateful for the land that we live, play and work on, the staff that we work with, the guests that we create relationships and memories with, and the vision the Stranahan’s had for this valley and continue to nurture. Over 35 years ago, Steve and Ann Stranahan discovered 580 acres of land north of Steamboat Springs, CO and upon it they built The Home Ranch. They have been welcoming families and friends to share their ‘home’ each winter, spring, summer and fall. In honor of the ranch’s 35th … Continued