Colorado Family Summer Vacations

Family Dude Ranch Vacations

June 1 - August 24, 2014

 
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 - but with a luxurious, gourmet twist - (In fact, our chef is so well-loved, some folks come simply to dine.) Although the all-inclusive gourmet cuisine at every meal is a serious highlight of a Home Ranch vacation, we highly recommend working up a hearty appetite by stepping out your cabin door and into the million-acres of sublime Rocky Mountain Wilderness and adventure opportunities that surround us. Our picture perfect Western setting is the ideal location for immediate Wilderness access by horseback or foot and provides your entire family with endless opportunities for outdoor play and activity, combined with authentic Western hospitality.  
All-Inclusive Family Vacations Colorado

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Your All-Inclusive Summer Vacation Includes:

  • The highly-praised gourmet cuisine of executive chef Clyde Nelson at every meal

  • Exceptional horseback riding, equestrian lessons, and natural horsemanship clinics

  • All of our summer adventure and activities

  • Experienced wranglers, hiking guides, fly fishing guides, gear and equipment

  • Guided Colorado fly fishing at our Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge

  • Guided Rocky Mountain hiking

  • Kids program with dedicated counselors (ages 6 - 12)

  • Teens program with dedicated counselors (ages 13 and up)

  • Outdoor adventures and activities that kids and teens love

  • Evening activities for the whole family

  • Great live music, roaring campfires, health and happiness for your whole family

  • Nightly entertainment - barn dance, campfires, rodeos, etc...

  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Hayden Airport (HDN) or Steamboat Springs Colorado

 

What Can I Do On My Home Ranch Vacation?

From the front door of your cabin or lodge room, your options for summer family fun, activity and adventure are almost as endless as your imagination. Our fly fishing and hiking guides, children's counselors, and wranglers offer up a wide-ranging daily menu of outdoor adventure or leisurely activity options to suit the tastes of every single member of your family. 

Want to go horseback riding on the ranch, or head out into the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness with your favorite wrangler? Done. Want to go fly fishing on the Elk River - or just hang out and cast into the ranch pond with the kids? Easy. Want to go on a long wildflower hike or visit a pristine high country lake? Check. Would the kids rather go swimming in the pool, or rock climbing with a local outfitter, or maybe whitewater rafting when the water is high? No problem. We'll arrange it. Do you feel like just lazing about napping, reading and eating while the kids do whatever they feel like doing? Great, we'll bring you fresh ice and a pitcher of lemonade...

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What Will My Kids Do On This Vacation?

For families with kids and teens, from 6 - 18, we provide an exceptional kids and teens program.  Our dedicated, energetic and creative kids and teens counselors are available from 8:30 in the morning until 9:00 at night and our counselors tailor each day to the social and adventure needs and desires of each age group.  Our outstanding kids and teens program offers as many outdoor and indoor adventures and games as your children can dream up. Also, we know that the interests of teens and younger kids don’t always mesh, and we’ve got that covered: teens have their own adventures and our counselors are really creative and engaging people. Our counselors have met the most eye-rolling, text-crazy teens, only to see them forget all about their cell phones as they head out on their custom-made adventure. Teens can head to the hills for an overnight campout or explore new trails with our back-country guide. They’ll never be left wanting, and you’ll never have to worry. A week at the Home Ranch in the summer is an excellent opportunity for kids from all walks of life to get outdoors, get active, and make great memories and real friendships that last a lifetime.

"I had a great week here at the Home Ranch. It was really friendly and I had tons of fun. The riding was very different from what I am used to at home and it was so fun to try something different. I love the barrel racing and cattle herding. I loved all the evening activities but my favorite activity was the barn dancing! Thank you to all the staff."                -Annabel W.

For a complete overview of all the adventures and activities our ranch offers your kids and teens, please visit our kids and teens pages.

Please Call Us To Help Plan Your Vacation

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If you'd like to find out all that The Home Ranch has to offer your family this summer, please give us a call.  We'd love to help you plan your Home Ranch summer vacation. 

Quick Summer Family Vacation Planning Tip: 

Our summer family vacation season runs roughly from mid-June through the third week of August. Be sure to book your summer family vacation early as summer tends to fill up in advance. Check our online booking calendar for a quick overview of summer availability. 

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