Home Ranch- Colorado Dude Ranch



54880 County Road 129
Clark, CO 80428
Tel: 800.688.2982
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The Home Ranch, located 18 miles north of the lively Western town of Steamboat Springs, CO in the stunning Elk River Valley, is the only Relais & Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado, as well as an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. This celebrated ranch offers equestrian travelers an all-inclusive horseback riding vacation and gourmet getaway, with a host of adventures, activities, and entertainment available both on and off the ranch. The all-inclusive vacation package rate at The Home Ranch includes: refined lodging, gourmet dining at every meal, the on-ranch activities of riding, fly-fishing, and hiking, live entertainment, an excellent children’s program, and shuttles to and from Steamboat Springs and the Hayden (HDN) airport.

Since its inception in 1980, The Home Ranch has been distinguished by the exceptional beauty of its Rocky Mountain setting, its singular charm and style, the quality of its horsemanship program, and its outstanding gourmet food and service. The Home Ranch lodge and cabins sit among extensive aspen groves that overlook vast hay meadows with lovely views of the surrounding mountains.

The wild and scenic Elk River flows through the property of this Colorado dude ranch. The spectacular Elk River Valley is one of the last unspoiled alpine valleys in the American West; a great bowl of beauty that touches the National Forest lands on the east and west. The Home Ranch and its neighbors have worked together to place over 8000 acres of the Upper Elk River Valley in permanent conservation easement, ensuring that most of this extraordinary agricultural landscape will remain unchanged. The unique location of this luxury Colorado guest ranch provides equestrian travelers with rustic elegance, breathtaking scenery, and immediate riding access to the million-acre Mt.Zirkel Wilderness Area and Routt National Forest. The Western horseback riding program is deeply infused with the spirit of Natural Horsemanship and the ranch maintains a herd of 100 horses, most of whom were raised on the ranch. The guest ranch is easily accessible to the traveler from Steamboat Springs, by air (HDN) or auto; yet at the same time, its thousands of acres of spectacular wilderness lie within easy access.


Your all-inclusive dude ranch vacation at one of the best dude ranches in Colorado puts the wild and scenic Elk River, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, and the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, at your doorstep. It also gives you and your family immediate access to some of the best adventure travel outfitters in the Steamboat Springs Colorado area. The Home Ranch makes an ideal home base for all kinds of adventure travel options, in every season of the year, and offers its guests a wide variety of adventures and activities to suit any age, taste or desire. Included in the on-ranch activities are wrangler-led horseback riding, guided hiking, and fly fishing every day of the week, morning and afternoon. The Home Ranch offers full day excursions for those who want to head out deeper into the wilderness. The exceptional children's program is available every day from 8:30 a.m. until 9.pm. and the tireless and enthusiastic counselors create fun adventures for kids and teens alike. Live entertainment and music in the evenings is one of the highlights of the week and includes impromptu concerts, Cowboy theatre, and the beloved Home Ranch Barn Dance.

Off-Ranch Activities with outside outfitters include: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Rock Climbing, and Hot Air Ballooning. Dog Sledding and Snowmobiling are offered in the winter.

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The Home Ranch accommodations include your choice of 8 charming cabins or 6 well-appointed lodge rooms. Each of the lodge rooms and cabins is distinct in setting, layout and furnishings, and affords a variety of living and sleeping arrangements for singles, couples, groups, or family vacations.

The all-inclusive vacation package rate includes: lodging, gourmet dining at every meal, guided adventures and activities for every age and inclination, the excellent children's program and counselors, and valet shuttles to and from and Hayden (HDN) airport, and to all of The Home Ranch multi-sport destinations throughout the Steamboat Springs Colorado area.


Exquisite gourmet cuisine at every meal under the direction of revered Relais & Chateaux chef Clyde Nelson, one of the West’s finest chefs.

Area Attractions

Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Elk and Yampa River valleys, Steamboat Ski Area, Routt National Forest, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area and the Continental Divide, Steamboat Lake, The historical mining community of Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat Pro Rodeo in the summer, road biking in the Elk River Valley, June wildflower viewing, etc...



At a Glance

The Home Ranch, located 18 miles north of the lively Western town of Steamboat Springs, CO in the stunning Elk River Valley, is the only Relais & Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado and an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. This celebrated ranch, featured in the first edition of "1,000 Places To See Before You Die," offers equestrian travelers an all-inclusive horseback riding vacation and gourmet getaway to an unforgettable Rocky Mountain paradise.


Clark, CO (18 miles from Steamboat Springs, CO)


Hayden Airport (HDN)

Riding Style/ Ability

Western: Natural Horsemanship philosophy and instruction for all levels, including cattle work


Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring



Rates/ Payment Methods

Rates vary on size of party and type of accommodations. Home Ranch accepts Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover. Please visit The Home Ranch website for rates and lodging information.