Spectacular Colorado Fall Vacations

Dude Ranch Getaways for Adults

Discover the Magic of the Elk River Valley - North of Steamboat Springs

Autumn comes early to The Home Ranch and brings a sublime, golden season to the Elk River Valley. It is a slower-paced time of year, when kids have all returned to school, and the atmosphere at the ranch beckons to adult travelers who have time to savor the season, sans kiddos.
The days are crisp, clear, and golden; the aspen groves shimmer with inner light, and the fly fishing is exceptional. It is a prime time for deep relaxation, serious leisure, long gourmet dinners, and crackling fires.
To take advantage of this special season, we structure unique September weeks to cater to the interests of the adult traveler. Please check out the offerings below and call us if you would like further clarification of each week's events.

Horseback Riding Vacations at Colorado Dude Ranch



Tunnel of Aspens


Adults Only Weeks ~ 2017

August 27th - October 14th

This year, we will kick off our adult only weeks August 27th, these weeks are reserved for adult travelers only (no kids). Excellent fly fishing, exceptional weather, fall colors and gourmet dining will bring travelers from around the world to savor the sights of the Elk River Valley in Autumn.

Harvest Weeks

August 27-30, August 30 - September 3 & September 3 - 10

This fall, we are again dedicating two weeks to the handcrafted glories of Colorado's great craft brewers, distillers, wineries and artisans. Come and celebrate the harvest with Chef Jonathon's cuisine at our Farm Kitchen.  These weeks you can stay for 3, 4 or 7 nights, Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Sunday. Harvest Weeks 


Hands on Horse Week

September 10 - 17

Guests of The Home Ranch are given the unique opportunity to interact with a variety of different aged horses and deepen their understanding . The horses will range in age from 6 months old to mature saddle horses. We will take the same principles we use with young horses and apply them to the groundwork we do with an older horse. This is a great week to increase your horsemanship skills. Learn More

Cattle Round Up Week

September 17 - 24

Want to connect with your inner Cowboy?  Join us for a week of the best riding of the year while we get off the trails and round up the herd. In addition to hiking, and fishing the beautiful Elk River Valley, guests will have the opportunity to learn about stockmanship practices, the movement of cattle, and deepen their partnership with their horse as we bring the herd down from the high country. Learn More.


Experience Yoga and Horses

October 1 - 7 & October 8 - 14

Quite simply, the best of horseback riding & yoga retreats. In it's 12th season with Tammy & Janice this retreat is a perfect getaway for single travelers or get the girls together for a week of horseback riding, yoga and delicious food.   Experience Yoga and Horses