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Coulter Lake Guest Ranch


 Coulter Lake Guest Ranch fly fishing vacation ranch in Rifle Colorado

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch is open year-round to provide vacation trips of a lifetime! The ranch is one of the few guest ranches located directly on a pristine mountain lake. We offer summer vacations with an emphasis on horseback riding for people of all riding abilities. Other activities include swimming, boating, fishing, volleyball, horse shoes, hiking, or simply relaxing on your porch! Fall brings the changing aspen trees and big game hunting. Winter brings snowmobiling, ice fishing, show shoeing, sledding, and more. Coulter Lake is a perfect location for family vacations, family reunions, weddings, business meetings, team building, or simply a get-away to unwind.

Capacity: The ranch will hold 30 people when everything works out perfectly!
There are a variety of beds in the 6 cabins available for rent.
Open: Coulter Lake Guest Ranch is open year-round. We offer trailrides from mid-May through the end of September. We have hunters at the ranch from mid-September through mid-November plus some turkey hunting in April and early May. Snowmobiling and winter activities are the heart of our winter program. Normally the snow stays from early December through March or April.
Altitude: The ranch is located in the White River National Forest at 8100 feet. Most of our activities year-round are between 7000 and 9200 feet.
Location: Coulter Lake Guest Ranch is located 20 miles north of Rifle, Colorado in the White River National Forest at 8100 feet. Directions to the ranch can be emailed to those driving.
Reservations: 970-625-1473
Rates: Summer Package Rates:
6 night all-inclusive package: $1,650 adults; $1,350 youths (6 to 14); $695 kids (4 and 5)
3 night all-inclusive package: $925 adults; $750 youths (6 to 14); $425 kids (4 and 5)
Kids 3 and under are free

Cabin Rentals:
$85 per night per person. This price includes lodging and meals only. Plus tax.
Minimum Stay: No Minimum Stay Check-In On Any Day
Deposit: 50% Deposit To Book Package Deals
Payment: Cash, Credit Cards and Personal Checks
Transportation: Airport transportation is available. Contact the ranch to discuss details.
The ranch is 90 miles away from the airport Grand Junction and approximately 4-1/2 hours from the airport in Denver.
Travel Agents: We are happy to work with travel agents. Please call or e-mail the ranch for details.
Lodging: Coulter Lake Guest Ranch is made up of 6 guest cabins, a lodge with common area and dining room, gift shop, barn and corral. Guests stay in our cabins which have from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Each cabin has a sitting area with couch and chairs, a private bathroom with shower, and a front porch overlooking the lake and mountains. All but one cabin has a fireplace. Our largest cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All of the bedding and towels are provided.
Kids' Program: Kids of all ages can enjoy the ranch activities. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride a horse by themselves. Those who are 4 and 5 will be able to sit on "their" horse and be led by one of our wranglers. They will be able to swim, boat, hike, play games, and more with our wranglers. All activities are age appropriate and reviewed with the parents. Babysitting is available at $10 per hour and with advanced notice.
Food/Dining: Hearty, family style meals are served in our dining room three times a day.
Outdoor cookouts can be arranged.

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