Lake Mancos Guest Ranch
 

Tucked up against the San Juan Forest is a cluster of distinctive red buildings. Lake Mancos has an unusual heritage for a dude ranch - it's original buildings were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. The mess hall for the camp still houses our lodge and dining room. Now decorated with horse collars, wagon wheels and Navajo blankets, it has a unique charm that has appealed to several generations of guests. The lodge is a great gathering place for visiting around the huge circular fireplace or singing tunes played on the 1885 piano. Lake Mancos Ranch has operated as a dude ranch since 1956. Our brand of western hospitality means you are treated like family. Beginning with the first handshake everyone is on a first name basis and the hugs goodbye are often tearful. The coffee pot's always on, the cookie jar is bottomless and you are always invited to help yourself. We are a summer operation specializing in a family program with lots of fun filled activities for children, parents and grandparents. Riding is everyones' favorite activity, but hiking, fishing, rafting and gold panning are also popular. Our ranch pool and hot tub are just perfect for end of the day relaxation. Our meals are hearty, featuring home made breads and desserts, fresh caught trout, a steak fry and weekly cookouts by the stream.

Geographical Area:
USA-Colorado
Destination:
Guest Ranch
Country:
United States
Address:
42688 CR N
City:
Mancos
State/Province:
Colorado
Zip:
81328

Credit Cards Accepted:
Master Card
Price Ranges per Night:
$251 and $300
Months Open:
June
July
August
September
Exceptions to Months Open:
January
February
March
April
May
october
November
December
Min. Stay (days):
3
Max. Guest (non-group):
55
Max. Guest (group):
55
Accommodation Description:
Modern cabins have 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, king beds, refrigerator, separate living rooms and covered porches. Some smaller accommodations for 1 - 3 people.
Transportation:
Airport pickup in Durango or Cortez no charge
Nearest Airport:
45 mins.
Nearest Hospital:
30 mins.
Languages:
English
Cuisine:
Hearty home-cooked meals with plenty of choices for the big eater or lighter appetite. Bottomless cookie jar!
Entertainment:
Evenings are casual with impromptu fireside stories, western music, or cowboy poetry. New activities this year include star gazing with state of the art telescopes, overnighting in an Indian tipi, and Western movie night.
Activities and Services:
Big/Heavy Riders
Computer/Email services
Corporate Groups/Meetings
Fly Fishing
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding Lessons
Hot Tub
Loping permitted
Mountain Biking
Programs for Children
Riding arena
Spin Fishing
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible
Whirlpool Spas
White Water Rafting
Mountain Setting
Association:
Dude Ranchers' Association (DRA - International)
Additional Services:
Play horseshoes, basketball, volleyball or ping-pong; enjoy scenic 4x4 trips
Membership:
Dude Ranchers Association, Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association

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