Hike, Ride and Fish

Summer is a Western family vacation time of the year in the Elk River Valley and The Home Ranch is renowned for offering your family all the adventure and fun of a Classic Western dude ranch vacation

Adult Only Harvest Weeks

Join us for our second year of Harvest Weeks! This year, we are dedicating two weeks to the handcrafted glories of Colorado's great craft brewers, distillers, wineries and artisans. Come and celebrate the harvest of Chef Clyde's Farm and Farm Kitchen.

Fall Gather

Come experience the best fall colors of the season as we gather cattle from the high country. This is a great opportunity for you to increase your horsemanship & deepen your relationship with your horse as we get off the beaten path.

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:

Clafoutis: A Classic Summer Dessert from our Farm Kitchen Oven

August 7, 2015

The clafouti is traditional in the Limousin region of France during cherry season, about a simple a dessert to make as you can imagine. A custard poured over fruit in a fireproof dish and then baked in the oven. It looks like a tart and is usually eaten warm. This is a perfect choice for our Farm Kitchen where our emphasis is cooking in it’s most elemental and fundamental form. Here we bake it in a wood-fired oven as the peasants would have. Use cherries if available, but you may substitute plums, peaches, pears or apples or a combination. Bon … Continued