Smith Fork Ranch

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    Traditional Ranch

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453 Needle Rock Road
  • Aspen
  • Telluride
  • Hotel with In-Room Kitchens
  • Hotel with Kids' Clubs

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

CB! Approved Hotels and Resorts

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.

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