Smith Fork Ranch

453 Needle Rock Road

  • Hotel with In-Room Kitchens
  • Hotel with Kids' Clubs
  • $US 6300 per week

    Starting Based on 2-3 people

    • Category: Ranch
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Traditional

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    Smith Fork Ranch is a wonderful guest ranch experience. Guests feel pampered with private services and gourmet food/wine, although the accommodations and facilities are ‘rustic’ enough to make it feel like a real ranch. There is a kids program for younger children and older kids can join parents riding and fishing. There is less structure here then at other guest ranches – a nice combination of independence and group activities. Smith Fork Ranch is a great retreat for families over summer break.

    Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Fantastic atmosphere and views
    • Variety of onsite sports and activities
    • Families can ride and fish together

    Families Should Know

    • Some room categories are small
    • Focus of ranch is horseback riding and fishing
    • Lake swimming – no swimming pool
    • Kids must be 7 to participate in trail rides
    • Babysitting starts at $US 15 per hour
    • Kids’ Club (for 5 and up) is complimentary
    • Free WIFI in public areas and rooms
    • No air-conditioning
    • Isolated rural location midway between Aspen and Telluride
    • Resort is adults only during fall months

    Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

    • Baby Ready
    • Toddler Fun
    • School Age Action
    • Cool for Teens

    More To Know & Do

    Sports + Activities

    • swimming
    • horseback riding
    • fishing
    • hiking
    • whitewater rafting
    • glassblowing in nearby professional studio
    • campfires and staff sing-along
    • wagon rides
    • arts & crafts for kids 

    Local Excursions

    • Aspen
    • Telluride


    • weekly pricing includes meals, lodging, and activities
    • rooms and cabins, fully equipped kitchen in largest unit
    • daily housekeeping
    • laundery service
    • fitness center
    • snooker table/darts/game room
    • hot tub
    • stables
    • free WIFI available in all the buildings on the ranch
    • onsite trout pond/private river
    • guided fishing and horseback riding
    • archery/clay sport shooting range
    • teepee
    • kids’ club ages 5 and up
    • babysitting on request
    • onsite restaurant with kids menu available
    • in-room massage available
    • private parking
    • disabled access
    • private guest office with computer and phone