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Elk Mountain Ranch

Buena Vista

 Elk Mountain Ranch fly fishing vacation ranch in Buena Vista Colorado

Welcome to Elk Mountain Ranch, a family dude and guest ranch located in the Colorado Rockies. The Dude Ranch has been the Murphy family's home and passion since 1985. Tom and Sue, would like to invite you to vacation in their little piece of heaven, where family flourishes, souls are renewed, and precious memories are made.

Capacity: 30 guests
Open: June through September
Altitude: 9,600 feet elevation
Location: Colorado's highest elevation guest ranch at 9,600 feet. Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Sixteen miles outside of the quaint town of Buena Vista. Known as the White Water Capital of Colorado and also home to the largest collection of 14er's in the lower 48 states and adjacent to the Browns Canyon National Monument. A 10 mile dirt road is your gateway to adventure. Ranch is completely surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. Remote ranch with off-the-beaten path charm.
Reservations: 719-539-4430
Rates: Peak season rates - June 16 - August 18, 2019
Adults $2295
Children 8-12 yrs $1695
Children 3-7 yrs $1295

Off season rates - June 2 -16 and August 18 - September 14, 2019
Adults $2095
Children 8-12 yrs $1495
Children 3-7 yrs $1195

Weekly package rate includes meals, lodging and activities.

Additional costs -
Sales tax 6.4%
Optional staff gratuity (8-18% customary)
Airport transfer to/from Denver is available for $485 for family group up to 5 persons
Minimum Stay: 7 days Sunday to Sunday
Deposit: We request a deposit of $800 per person. The deposit is refundable (less 10% administrative fee) if notice of cancellation is received at least 60 days in advance of arrival date.
Payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Personal checks and Traveler's checks.
Transportation: As a convenience to our guests who may not be driving or renting a car, we offer airport, Amtrak, or hotel pickup and return to Denver each Sunday. The charge is $475 roundtrip per family group of five or less. Denver pick up is at 12:30 p.m. and return by 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. Please plan your travel schedule accordingly.
Travel Agents: 10% commission to travel agents with agency check 8% when paying with a credit card
Lodging: The Main Lodge houses facilities for dining, a lodge room with large fireplace, loads of games and puzzles, piano, library, enclosed porch and sun deck.
Kids' Program: We are a very family-oriented guest ranch. In concert with our regular ranch activity program we offer a full kids' program for children ages 3-7 years of age. Two children's counselors will offer youngsters a supervised, fun-filled day of activity. Children 8 and older are usually able to participate in our regular ranch activities, but are always welcome to join this program.
Food/Dining: Our superb, varied, & full-course meals will delight both hearty and discerning appetites, and are sure to be a highlight. Trail ride cookouts, steak fry, country candlelight supper, and fabulous desserts. Children's items offered (we have kids too!) Relax on the lodge deck before dinner and enjoy our daily appetizers. Coffee, teas, cocoa, fresh fruit and cookie jar always available. Special diets and special occasions are happily accommodated.

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