Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs Colorado
Vista Verde Ranch Steamboat Springs Elk River Valley Colorado Family Resort Lodgings Accommodations
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Contact: Stephanie Wilson

Accommodations: Lodge Rooms and Cabins for up to 40 people.

Address: Vista Verde Ranch, P.O. Box 770465, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477 USA

Telephone: 970.879.3858,
Toll Free: 800.526.RIDE (7433)

Fax: 970.879.6814

Activities/Attractions: Steamboat Springs is located in Northwest Colorado, about 160 miles northwest of Denver. Known for its World Class skiing facilities, Steamboat Springs was originally a summer resort. Travelers in the early 1900s visited Steamboat Springs in the summer months for the natural hot springs and vast hunting and fishing opportunities.

Today summer activities span the spectrum, with three championship golf courses, an indoor-outdoor tennis center, biking, hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, and horseback riding right in town. The City of Steamboat Springs is home to world-class skiing, year-round recreational opportunities, and a vibrant western culture - all surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world.

  • Steamboat Springs is known for its authentic Western feel and small town hospitality
  • Year-round visitors enjoy a comfortable climate and four distinct seasons
  • Downtown altitude is 6,695 with the surrounding mountains rising to over 10,500 feet
  • There are over 70 diverse restaurants and bars, as well as unique shops and boutiques
  • Nearby reservoirs, rivers, wilderness, and four Colorado State Parks also provide excellent boating, fishing, camping, and rafting

Vista Verde is a ranch but offers comfort for our guest like a resort. While visiting, you will have the opportunity to enjoy various areas of the ranch that will enhance your vacation experience. The Fitness Center offers a couple cardio machines as well as a multi-gym for strength training.

Sweethearts Parlor features a hang-out area with a pool table as well as our massage room. Coyote Corral is where you'll find the Fountain Deck and the Kid's Hut.


"Our family can't praise you enough for making us feel so at home and comfortable. Vista Verde certainly stands tall. The variety of available activities and programs, the quality and enthusiasm of all the staff, the comfort of the cabins and rooms, the excellence of the food and wine, and the beauty of the countryside all add up to a ranch of unparalleled excellence. You all deserve praise for running such a first-class resort!"

"After all these years of our friends telling us we had to come out to the ranch, we finally decided to take them up on their advice and try it.  Now we know why they've been coming back year after year!  It's infectious and we didn't want to leave.  It's definitely the best vacation we've ever taken."

"Staying in our cabin we felt as if we were houseguests and the cabin was simply an extension of your home. This has been a super vacation and exceeded our expectations. We hope to be here again and share in your and all the staff's hospitality. You have a knack for choosing some outstanding young people!"

"We want to congratulate you on keeping the VVR the same high quality "resort" it has been for so many years. Incidentally it was our 5th Christmas at the ranch. Everything is just the same, if not better. Most memorable of all is the consistent kindness of you all, the staff! With many thanks to all the staff for all they do."


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"Your cabins strike the balance between homey and luxury, and we appreciated you helping us pick the one that worked best for our family.  The housekeepers were wonderful and we really liked the little notes they left us each night!"

"From the first breath-taking view of Vista Verde to the last lope of the last horseback ride, your ranch was everything you said it would be and more. Many thanks for the best family vacation the "Stan Fam" has ever experienced!"

"We are certain you have heard this all before, but we feel the need to let you know that our actual Vista Verde experience far exceeded any expectations we had envisioned. The beautiful scenery, the absolutely wonderful staff, the entertainment, the unbelievable meals, the first-rate accommodations, the homey, comfortable atmosphere, your attention to detail all combined to make this the most memorable escape we have ever had!"

General Information: Welcome to Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs ... where  you will enter a relaxing sanctuary tucked away in the incomparable Elk River Valley in the Rocky Mountain high country of Colorado. The lush alpine setting of this luxury dude ranch provides the backdrop for the elegant accommodations, fine dining and wide array of summer and winter activities that are hallmarks of a Vista Verde vacation.

With a capacity of about 40 guests, there is a unique opportunity to get to know the staff and the other guests throughout your stay. This is what makes dude ranching such an unusual vacation experience! We invite you to tour our website, explore the many paths that await you here, and plan the perfect escape from the real world.

  • Our cabins and lodge rooms are authentic log structures, to be sure, in keeping with our Western locale
  • The quiet, luxurious cabins range from one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms with living rooms, wood stoves and private hot tubs out on the deck
  • The spacious lodge rooms are very convenient and have sitting areas, balconies and pleasing mountain views
  • Amenities include snack bars, refrigerators stocked with complimentary beverages, coffee makers
  • Hairdryers, robes, plus much more
  • Daily maid service is included
  • And you read it right, there are no phones or TV's in the accommodations
  • And, although it flies in the face of being on vacation, we do have wireless internet access and a guest phone available in the Main Lodge for all of you who need to plug in
  • The Ranch is largely surrounded by the National Forest, the ranch offers direct forest entry from virtually all directions
  • Our professionally trained chefs are adept at every offering from checkered tablecloth cookouts to white tablecloth fine dining, from cowboy coffee to Crème Broulee, and from what pleases the kids to what satisfies mom
  • With our diverse offerings, you could easily call us an adventure ranch instead of a dude ranch. There truly is something for everyone

As a Vista Verde guest, you will be joining us at our home during your stay, and we hope you will form friendships and memories that last long past your departure. We definitely don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have a good time and we think you will, too.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$3200-3600/person/week
For children under 12, deduct $600

For your ease and convenience, our rates are all-inclusive. By that we mean our elegantly appointed cabins and lodge rooms, the three bountiful meals per day prepared by our talented chefs, and the wide variety of guided activities available to you each day are all included. Our rates include not only the ranch activities & services, but the gratuities too and even beverages.

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"We were surprised and amazed at how easy you made planning our day. Each time Jim came around to find out what we wanted to do that afternoon we felt like royalty. We could name it and he would just smile and tell us who to meet and when and off we'd go. Does he ever say no?"

"We've come in the summer and winter and we've come with our kids and without.  It would be hard to pinpoint our favorite time.  The New Year's stay was really wonderful because of the Progressive Dinner on New Year's Eve.  And as much as this is a special family vacation for us, we also really enjoyed the adult only week in September when it was just the two of us and there were fewer guests so it was easier to get to know all of them."