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An All Inclusive Get-Away at the Home Ranch

Photos courtesy of the Home Ranch

cross country skiing at the Home Ranch

Just 26 miles from Steamboat Springs, The Home Ranch is nestled up against Colorado’s pristine Routt National Forest and Mt. Zirkel Wilderness. With idyllic views of Hahn’s Peak and 500 acres of undisturbed alpine meadows and glades, our guests enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the true American West.

Walk out the door from any building on our property, click into your cross-country skis, and explore over 15 miles of private, groomed trails along the Elk River Valley. Spend the day snowshoeing or out-of-bounds telemarking with one of our backcountry guides.

If skiing’s not your thing – or you’re plain tuckered out – enjoy winter horseback riding, sleigh rides, and snow tubing.

You can always mix things up by spending the afternoon fly-fishing in the Elk and Yampa Rivers. Then, at the end of the day, come home, warm up, and work out the day’s kinks in your private hot tub.

horseback riding at Home Ranch in winter
Four-star Hospitality, Dude Ranch Style
The Home Ranch is a proud member of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux Society. As one of only 475 estates in 55 countries, and the only Relais & Châteaux property in Colorado, Home Ranch is honored to stand amongst the finest hotels and restaurants around the world. It offers four-star accommodations, one-of-a-kind Haute Mountain Cuisine, and authentic ranch hospitality in an unforgettable landscape. Everything you need and desire is right there waiting.

Book your all-inclusive two- or three-night getaway at The Home Ranch.

Let them spoil you with down-to-earth luxury, Rocky Mountain style.

Rendezvous in Clyde’s Kitchen
For more than 20 years, Clyde Nelson, Executive Chef at The Home Ranch, has prepared his inspired brand of “Haute Mountain Cuisine” for their deeply appreciative guests. An original purveyor of the slow food movement, Clyde’s distinct Rocky Mountain style draws on the seasonal bounty of the region.

gourmet meals at the Home Ranch
Casual foodies and culinary connoisseurs rave about his amazing creations. Recognized by Food and Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, and Bon Appétit, Clyde Nelson is a definitive voice in contemporary American cuisine.

Gourmet Cuisine – All Day, Every Day
As a guest, every morning, you’ll awaken to the sweet scents and savory aromas pouring out of Clyde’s kitchen. Begin each day with a full gourmet breakfast. And, as you head out for a day in the snow, Clyde and his staff will outfit you with a delicious sack lunch, complete with a hot thermos and homemade cookies. If you stick a little closer to home, let Clyde spoil you with a scrumptious midday meal in the comfort of the lodge.

As the dinner hour approaches, join the community of guests for mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres during a lively cocktail hour. Then, mosey up to the family-style, grand ranch supper table for a humble yet delectable feast. Every meal will delight your senses and fill you with immutable pleasure.

For more information on The Home Ranch, visit or call 970.887.3344.

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