A Proud Introduction and a Fond Farewell

We are extremely pleased and excited to present Jonathon Gillespie as our new Executive Chef. He and His family have been longing to return to the Elk River Valley since leaving Vista Verde Guest Ranch ten years ago. Most recently he has been Executive Chef and managing multi – location food and beverage operations on behalf of Arcis Golf, The Pinery Country club, and the Club at Pradera in Parker, Colorado. Prior to that, he served a five-year stint as Executive Chef at the Waterfall Club in Georgia, and a year at the Swag Country Inn and Balsam Mountain Preserve, both in North Carolina. Jonathon brings … Continued

The Perfect Season ~ Fall 2015 update

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  Dear Friends, The recent Harvest Moon with its Lunar eclipse has just put an exclamation mark on our glorious and perfect Autumn season. The experiences that our guests had during our Harvest Weeks, Horsemanship week and Fall Gathering have created fond and lasting memories for all of us. Old acquaintances were found and new friendships made contributing to a camaraderie and spirit that makes the Home Ranch the special place that it is. We’re also looking forward to seeing some familiar and some new faces during our 10th season of the yoga & horse retreat this week. Autumn is the perfect … Continued

Spring in The Rocky Mountains

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Our horse herd has just moved (stampeded) to greener pastures. A sure sign on The Ranch that Spring is here. We are busy gearing up to welcome you to a season of fun, exciting, and rewarding activities; great food; good friends; relaxation and enjoyment of this beautiful and special Elk River Valley…

Good Bye Winter, Hello Spring!

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After a sun filled winter The Home Ranch has closed for the 2015 winter season. Guests enjoyed warmer temperatures while they skate skied around Lodwick Loop, explored the backcountry and trekked to the top of Home Mountain on snowshoes.. …..Continued

Fire Up the Grill ~ Winter 2015 Update

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Dear Friends,

March came in like a lion. Almost daily snow has us excited about one more month of great skiing, snowshoeing, tubing and just fun in the snow to offer to our guests.

We’ve enjoyed our busiest January and February period ever so it’s been a pleasure meeting our many new guests and greeting our loyal returnees. …..Continued

Inside the Kitchen- Huevos Rancheros

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The morning of Huevors Rancheros at breakfast everyone wishes they were in the kitchen, its one of our favorites! Not only staff, but past guests will ask for them, to make sure they get them at least once during their stay….Continued