Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Film to Feature Songs by the Moons

  Michael Moon is a busy Ranch Manager for The Home Ranch in little old Clark, Colorado.  Just working hard, training horses, running irrigation ditches, fixing fence, working with guests.  He also sings and plays guitar at the guest campfire and for the weekly Saturday night barn dance.  Wife Dawn is part of the Home Ranch Horticulture Team and she sings with Michael at the Barn Dances. Somehow the Moons find time to write and record their own songs. It’s a full and rich life.  Not to mention the Moons have five kids! Then a previous guest who loves the … Continued

Home Ranch Yoga and Hoses Hits The New York Times

An article in the New York Times Travel Section this week by writer Elaine Glusac talks about Yoga leaving “the studio as traveling yogis hit the road, guiding practice before more exotic backdrops on rivers, at full moon celebrations and in the great outdoors.” It goes on to compare a number of different programs around the world.   Then it says, “Yoga with goats has led a critter craze to classes with cats, dogs and rabbits. But the coming women-only yoga and horses program at the Home Ranch in Clark, Colo., advocates twice-daily yoga sessions as a means to improving horsemanship. … Continued

Poncho The Home Ranch Burro Celebrated 35 Years

8/26/17 Poncho is usually the first critter you see when you drive into The Home Ranch.  He has the run of the place and he’s a favorite, even though he is a bit like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. He’s been acting as gatekeeper and welcome wagon to Home Ranch guests for years.  On August 26th we helped him celebrate his 35th birthday.  Ranch Manager and Wrangler, Michael Moon, even wrote a song in honor of the occasion.  Poncho wasn’t totally thrilled with his birthday hat but he decided his Birthday Carrot Cake was alright. Poncho’s buddy and horse companion … Continued

Each Week a Home Ranch Celebration in 2017

The Home Ranch has seven glorious WEEKS planned this summer and fall; a birthday celebration for our 35-year old Burro, Poncho, Bikes and Brews Whiskey and Fishing, Colorado Mountain Harvest Week, Horsemanship Week with Curt Pate, Cattle Round Up, or Women’s Yoga and Horses. Don’t miss out on Seven Glorious Weeks at the Home Ranch!   Share this:

The Home Ranch Round-Up 2017 – Results

It was a perfect day for a ski race. We would like to thank everyone that joined us for the Second Annual Home Ranch Round-Up.                                             Find the full results here. We look forward to having you join us again in 2018.   Thank you to our 2017 sponsors. Share this:

At Home in the West

                                                   January 2017 Dear Friends and Family, When a place is called ‘home’, it immediately brings to mind families and generations and traditions. Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, we have joyfully welcomed so many families back to the ranch, those returning to continue their longstanding traditions–along with those arriving for the first time. It is serendipitous to welcome guests back after quite some time, including those who first arrived long ago as children when their parents … Continued

Winter is Coming

  Dear Friend, The snow is beginning to fall here in the Elk River Valley and we will soon reopen for our winter season. We look forward to you seeing you in this very special winter season at the ranch. A few rooms remain available for Christmas week, and the New Year’s Week is nearly fully reserved. You may be delighted to know that as a result of guest feedback we will be offering a horseback riding program this winter. Michael Moon and our wranglers will be leading short trail rides, as weather permits. Guests are always welcome to join … Continued

The Joys of Summer on a Dude Ranch

August 2016 Dear Friend, One of life’s greatest joys is welcoming families here in the summertime! We are inspired by your genuine smiles and the sweet moments you share together. We love helping you explore the ranch individually, and when you reconvene for meals to share the details of your day with each other. Thank you to the many families who return year after year to experience the magic of the Elk River Valley. We are grateful and sustained by your enduring support. Thanks, too, to those families who have arrived for their very first ranch vacation here in Clark, … Continued

In Celebration of “Clyde the Horse”

While coming in on the morning wrangle this spring Clyde the horse passed on to greener pastures. Many of our Home Ranch horses have profoundly affected the experiences of our guests and wranglers, but like his namesake “Clyde the Chef” “Clyde the Horse” embodied The Home Ranch experience during his 23 years in the Elk River Valley. Clyde was born in South Dakota, but came to the Home Ranch early in the summer of 1993, before he was even weaned, with a shipment of broodmares purchased by Tim and Barb Assmann.  I can still remember Tim unloading this group of … Continued