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Five Ideas that Embrace Winter: Colorado Dude Ranch
Photo courtesy of Vista Verde Ranch.
Photo courtesy of Vista Verde Ranch.
Perhaps the first thing to note about this luxury dude ranch near Steamboat Springs is that it has a capacity of just 45 guests -- so you know you're in for a unique guest experience.

Guests can enjoy all the horse-riding they want on the 500-acre ranch. Price also includes gourmet meals, snacks, beverages including wine and beer, airport transfers, gratuities, and many outdoors activities. In winter, that means guided backcountry skiing, snowshoe tours and cross-country trails (plus necessary gear), sledding, sleigh rides, a photography workshop, cooking classes, kids programs, teen programs during holidays, and evening entertainment.

Families can stay in the lodge or in a luxury log cabin with up to three bedrooms, a woodstove, a private hot tub on the deck, and complimentary beverages in the fridge. Dinner options range from family-style meals to full-service fine dining. At Christmas, each family decorates their own tree in the lodge, and guests can take a horse drawn sleigh ride to go caroling.

As if all this weren't enough -- transportation is provided to and from Steamboat for skiing or boarding at this popular Colorado ski resort. -Continue to Yellowstone in Winter

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