The Spirit of the West (Paraplegia News, April 2003)
The Spirit of the West
(Paraplegia News, April 2003)
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, located near Red Feather Lakes, Colo., is a family owned and operated guest ranch with everything you need for a true western adventure.
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch has two Mobility Friendly Suites.
The accommodations were designed with wheelchair users in mind, as two suites are completely adapted. Apache cabin, attached to the main lodge, has one queen bed in the bedroom and two twins in the loft. The bathroom has a 42 inch wide door, roll-in shower (seat available upon request), hand-held showerhead and grab bars. The toilet also has grab bars, and there is knee clearance under the sink. Other conveniences are the lever-style handles and lowered mirror. The Apache also has a private porch.
Buffalo is the other accessible suite. It is located in the main lodge off the dining room and also has a private entrance. One bedroom has a queen and the other offers two twins; the bed sizes can be interchangeable to meet the needs of different-sized groups. The bathroom is identical to Apache, with the exception of a 36-inch wide door Both rooms are tastefully decorated in a forest green and candy-apple red décor.
All common areas in the lodge are accessible via ramp (where need be). Some of the summertime activities include fishing for rainbow trout at nearby lakes (two of which are ramped for access), jeep tours, rafting and trapshooting. If you want to explore the forest, an old logging-type road can be navigated by wheelchair users. The terrain is not always level but can be accessed by the adventurous. A deck is a great place for relaxing in the sun with a good book. The evenings feature a campfire and a cowboy singer.
During the fall and winter, the ranch is a cozy bed and breakfast, the perfect place for relaxing and getting away from it all. A special wintertime feature is the Murder Mystery Weekends, great fun for those with a bit of detective coursing through their veins.
The owners, registered nurses, welcome guests of all abilities and are comfortable with wheelchair users.