All About Teamwork- Corporate Groups

Teams working on cattle work

The Home Ranch hosts corporate groups October – May. Last month we hosted two different groups. The first was a Corporate Retreat and the second week was a group of executives from around the world working with a consulting company based in Boulder, CO on conversations.  Each week the groups end with team building activities to finish out their week at the ranch.  Both weeks they each did something very different, but was also very Home Ranch; food and horses.         PGI wanted a team building challenge and came up with an event based on the TV … Continued

Weanling Weeks- Tormenta

Alec on Tormenta

Each year The Home Ranch offers guests a week long experience during which they learn to lead Canadian Sport Horse weanlings that are 5 months old. At the week’s end, there is a horse sale of the weanlings open to all. This year The Home Ranch has two horse sales, September 13th & 20th.     Tormenta By: Alec Nelson   I bought Tormenta as a yearling at The Home Ranch’s 2011 Canadian sport horse sale. Her sire is Ice Caper (Thoroughbred) and her dam is Buck’s Gal (Quarter Horse/Percheron). From the get-go she was a good-looking bay filly that seemed … Continued

Meet The Herd: Here’s Frisco!

Horseback Riding Vacation in Coloroado

Frisco has been an excellent guest horse for The Home Ranch over the years. He is a smart, reliable horse that wranglers love to use for roping steers. Because of his steady mind, horse trainer Alec Nelson and former head wrangler Kelly Carlson used him on several occasions this winter for help in starting the Home Ranch colts. A solid saddle horse can be an important assistant in giving a young colt or filly a sense of security for his first couple times under saddle in the round pen. With Kelly on Frisco, Alec was able to get off to … Continued

June Bloom ~ See The Elk River Valley in Full Splendor

Home Ranch Summer Vacations

As a special tribute to this month of awakening, we’ve asked legendary Steamboat Springs photographer Don Tudor to share the beauty of his June wildlife and landscape photos with you. For Don, the unique qualities of flora, fauna, light and landscape in the Elk River and Yampa Valleys in June, combine the perfect elements of color, light, and subject. This serendipity of season and place makes June the month for capturing the perfect photographic moment. We hope you enjoy the words and images Don has shared with us for this special month. June Photo Essay By Don Tudor As a professional nature … Continued

Spring Break

SkiinG

Taking a Spring Break at The Home Ranch is a perfect idea for families that want to truly unwind, play in the snow, and still get all the sunshine a spring break vacation requires. Come springtime in Clark, Colorado we’ve still got snow on the ground, snow at Steamboat, bluebird skies, and all the Colorado sunshine you could want. Share this:

Experience Owen Roe with Us, at The Home Ranch

Winemaker David O’Reilly of Owen Roe Visits The Home Ranch A Weekend of Wine Pairings, Tastings, Skiing & Luxury We are excited to announce our second vintner event.  We hope you will join us for a wonderful weekend getaway, with David O’Reilly, of Owen Roe. There will be tastings, pairings, an abundance of outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, sleigh rides, ample opportunity to relax and plenty of amazing cuisine, all suited to be paired specifically with Owen Roe Wine. We hope to see you here- space is limited. Owen Roe Weekend Itinerary Saturday, March 1 Arrivals 6:00 PM … Continued

To walk or not

Howdy! I just returned from not so sunny San Diego and the Dude Ranchers’ Association meeting.  While there I was able to have an enjoyable evening dining with Gene Kilgore.  Gene has been promoting dude ranching since 1987, and we are the fortunate recipients of the Kilgore Network’s Best Ranches.  We are honored to receive this award.  Thank you Gene! While at the convention, I gave a little presentation on how we handle colic here at the Home Ranch.  I have been working with veterinarians for over 30 years on what exactly to do with a colic horse.  A couple … Continued

The Horse Of The Month Of May: Shiloh

Shiloh

This beautiful girl is 3 years old, going on 4 and was born here on ranch!  Her dad is Phoenix – and Shiloh was an unplanned blessing. We will be introducing her to the string this summer. She is an intelligent, quick learner and eager to go out into those meadows. She’s a spirited horse with a personality to match so look for her this summer on your rides! Share this:

Dude Ranch or Guest Ranch?

  Last month I attended the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association meeting in Denver. This is always a great time for ranchers to get together and talk about what is new in the industry, how their past season was and what their upcoming season looks like, but mostly what is on their minds. This year we discussed staffing, marketing and what really is the difference between a Dude Ranch and a Guest Ranch. Over the past month, I have continued to think about this. Is The Home Ranch classified as a dude ranch or guest ranch? Should we be … Continued

Chicken Scratch from Clyde’s Farm

Our mission to pursue sustainability and expand on the Farm-to-Table movement

Spring has sprung here in Routt County, and up has grown a greenhouse in our backyard. The winter meltdown and mud season is now upon us – but inside our spacious 32’ x 70’ hoop house, our gardening crews have been busy. A key component in our Farm-to Table Master Plan is now a beautiful reality.

Master gardener Adele Carlson designed the layout for the vegetable, herb and flower beds, and seeds were sown in early February. They sprouted and flourished in Executive Chef Clyde Nelson’s home kitchen windows during the winter and next week the transplanting will begin. We will be harvesting greens, herbs and vegetables by late May for our first guests’ arrival…