Colorado Haute Mountain Cuisine

Eat Gourmet Food and Drink Fine Wine 

Dude ranch. Gourmet cuisine. Strange bedfellows these two phrases. When some people think of a dude ranch vacation they picture a guy named Cookie whipping up bacon and beans in the sagebrush.

Well, we are sorry to disappoint anyone who has such a colorful imagination, but as the only Colorado dude ranch with a membership in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, we won't pussyfoot around the subject: our chef is exceptional, our food is exquisite, and our spirited communal dining room provokes great conversation, true camaraderie and a sense of adventure.

The exquisite food at The Home Ranch has been called "haute mountain cuisine" and designated as "cooking of the highest standard." We have been duly praised by Bon Apetit, Gourmet, Food and Wine, etc...(but it's not polite to brag.) Mainly we believe an all inclusive vacation at our Colorado dude ranch is more than just a vacation, it is a culinary getaway of the highest order.

Our kitchen caters to guests with special dietary considerations. Just ask us.

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The Only Way To Dine At the Home Ranch Is To Be A Guest

It would be fair to say that the greatest value of an all-inclusive vacation at The Home Ranch is the opportunity to indulge in Executive Chef Jonathon Gillespie's culinary creations at every meal. In fact, the only way to eat here is to stay here, which is why some of our guests come: just to indulge in the food. In spite of all the wonderful activities and adventures we offer our guests, the meals and conversation served in Jonathon's communal dining room are the heart and soul of The Home Ranch experience. Dining is a warm and inviting event where our guests come together as a kind of large extended family to share stories of the day, to make lasting friendships, and to dine like royalty. So we invite you to come relax, unwind, and spend some time at one of the best dude ranches in Colorado, with one of the most welcoming and satisfying dining rooms in the country. No reservations. No waiting. No checks. No tipping required. Just exquisite dining at every meal, every day of your stay.

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To Make a Culinary Getaway to The Home Ranch Call 970.879.1780

"The menu for the bonfire dinner on our last night was served on picnic tables, across a small stream from the main lodge, and included grilled cherrystone clams, tender filet mignon, and fresh lobster tails..." -Departures Magazine

"The menu changes daily, anticipating seasonal offerings and locally sourced game and organics with lively combinations, fresh flavors, and dishes featuring Colorado game." -Colorado Magazine

"This was cooking of the highest standard using fresh, local produce with a good sense of the environs, done with great imagination and flair. Service was easy, competent, friendly and unobtrusive." -Relais and Chateaux


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