Category Archive for: ‘Colorado Family Dude Ranch Vacations’

Bears Invade Dude Ranch! (and Mooses too!)

Guest Ranch take-over!!! –After successfully keeping momma black bear and her cubs out of the dumpster and the kitchen all summer, Sundance Trail Guest Ranch has been been completely overrun with bears… and mooses*!! -Take home a bear as a memory of your ranch vacation! Or maybe a Christmas present from your family vacation. Looks like there’s a whole herd …

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Guest Ranch Horseback Riding – My Daydream

Guest Ranch Horseback Riding is seldom as intense as Dorothy May Winfield expresses here, but this poem beautifully catches those blissful moments of being “in the zone” with your horse. Thanks, Dorothy (and Stewart!) – please say hello to Scotland for us. We hope to see you again next year! Mounting my quarter horse, I steel myself for the journey, …

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Ponderosa Promenaders

Dude Ranch Square Dancing in Red Feather Lakes!

A little while ago, a journeyman square dancing caller named Mark Hammett somehow got entangled with a local group of crazy people, and the result is the Ponderosa Promenaders Square Dancing Club. The Promenaders meet every week. Cyril somehow managed to get Ellen, Dan and Justin off the dude ranch to enjoy part of the winter in weekly lessons, and …

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New Dude Ranch Barn Manager

God dropped Mr. Justin Ripley onto our laps just when we most needed him (Notes about LeAndra’s latest adventures coming soon; I’m waiting for pictures.) And what a gift he has been. Careful, we now have two Justin’s: “our” dude ranch Justin the barn manager, and “LeAndra’s Justin” who is our neighbor, friend and local Department of Wildlife Officer. Our …

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Colorado B&B Dude Ranch Murder Mysteries

What do Pepi Roni (the pizza magnate), Judge Waylin Payne (of Roadkill, Colorado) and the science fiction author H. G. Wells have in common? Why, they’ve all been murdered right here at our Colorado B&B – dude ranch! One of our favorite winter time activities is Murder Mystery weekends. Once a month or so, when we have 8 to 12 …

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