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Vista Verde Ranch

Colorado, United States

Guided fly fishing on the Elk River near Vista Verde Ranch vacation ranch Colorado
Guided fly fishing on the Elk River near Vista Verde Ranch
Kid, tween, and teen programs keep the younger set engaged and having fun
The green view
Luxury cabins

Just north of the well-known ski town of Steamboat Springs, Vista Verde offers an all-inclusive luxury guest ranch experience in a relaxed and casual environment. With a diverse selection of activities, Vista Verde is much more than just a riding ranch. For anglers looking for a way to fit fishing into their family vacation, Vista Verde is your answer. During the summer guided hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and yoga accompany trail riding and in-depth horsemanship clinics. In the winter back country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and sleigh rides complement snowy horseback rides. In both seasons, AAA Four Diamond accommodations feature private hot tubs, wood stoves and fabulous views, with gourmet dining, wine tasting and cooking classes adding to the experience. Creative kid, tween, and teen programs make it enjoyable for the whole family, with special times set aside for adult only escapes.

Capacity: 52
Open: June-October and December-March
Altitude: 7800
Location: 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reservations: 970-879-3858
Rates: Summer stays run Sunday-Sunday and all-inclusive rates range from $2,795-$4,695/person for the week. All-inclusive Winter vacation packages begin at $1,300/person for a 3 night stay.
Minimum Stay: Summer- 7 nights, Winter- 3 nights
Deposit: A 25% deposit is required to secure most reservations. 90 days prior to arrival an additional 25% will be collected. In the event of a cancellation more than 90 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be returned less a $100/person cancellation fee. Less than 90 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be returned less a $100/person cancellation fee if we are able to rebook your space. Sometimes life happens, so we recommend purchasing trip insurance, such as Travel Guard.
Payment: Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Fly Fishing: Our small size allows us to cater to the specific needs and desires of our anglers. The ranch guides are very knowledgeable about the local waters and strive to create a unique angling experience that you’re sure to remember! While you’re out after that perfect catch, the other members of your family can be pursuing their own interests! Of course, there’s nothing quite like getting the whole family on the water together; so whether you’re a novice or experienced angler, Vista Verde is a wonderful place to partake in the quintessential western fly fishing experience while still enjoying a luxury ranch vacation.
Transportation: Ranch suburbans provide shuttles to and from the Steamboat/Hayden airport or at a designated meeting spot in Steamboat Springs.
Travel Agents: Yes
Lodging: Vista Verde style is first class and friendly, whether you choose to stay in a private cabin or deluxe lodge room. The quiet, luxurious cabins are all private and range from one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms with living rooms, wood stoves and your own hot tub out on the deck. The spacious lodge rooms are very convenient and have sitting areas, balconies and gorgeous mountain views, paired with the rustic feel of a Colorado dude ranch.
Kids' Program: 6 and up
Food/Dining: The culinary program at Vista Verde Ranch is designed to impress even the most experienced palates. The meals range from gourmet cookouts to more formal plated entrees, and wine service is offered every evening. The chefs also offer cooking classes and wine tastings. Special dietary needs are happily accommodated.

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