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The Home Ranch is Colorado’s only Relais & Chateaux affiliated guest ranch offering discerning guests comfortable cabins and lodge rooms, inspired dining and a breadth of year-round activities on 4,000 acres. Located in the pristine Elk River Valley the ranch is nestled against the western continental divide. Now in our 38th season, the ranch remains in the hands of its founders, the Stranahan family.

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Brooks Bradbury





(970) 879-1780


Winter: $650+, Summer: $1,000+ per night

Minimum stay

Summer: week long stay, Sunday to Sunday Winter: 2 night minimum, 7 night minimum during the holidays


25% to confirm reservation

Payment Methods

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Personal Checks


Shuttle service is provided to and from Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN). Helicopter service is available.


Relais & Chateaux, Orvis, Dude Ranchers’ Association


The ranch offers 8 cabins and 6 lodge rooms, each with private bath, daily housekeeping and amenities. The cabins each have private hot tubs, wood burning stoves and hardwood floors. All accommodations are non-smoking.

Food & Dining

Chef Jonathon Gillespie and a talented culinary team utilize a bounty of ranch raised and grown foods including herbs, produce, beef, pork and poultry. Our ‘haute mountain cuisine’ is inspired by the season and by our table-to-farm dining in season. The Home Ranch rates include breakfast, lunch, refreshments, evening hors d’oeuvres and dinner each day. An award-winning wine list, and selections of beer and spirits are offered at additional fees.


Summertime activities include horseback riding, Orvis-endorsed fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, a swimming pool and nature walks on the ranch property with experienced guides..Transportation is provided to off-property activities including hiking, rock climbing, ballooning and stand-up paddleboarding.

Winter activities on the ranch include horseback riding, cross country skiing on 30 kilometers of groomed trails and snowshoeing with knowledgeable guides and equipment provided. Transportation is provided to off-property activities including downhill skiing in Steamboat Springs, dog sledding and snowmobiling. Additional fees may apply for off-property activities.

Kid's Programs

In the summer, the Home Ranch features a comprehensive and flexible children’s program with activities geared to group size and ages. Barn animals, crafts, games, swimming nature walks, scavenger hunts and fishing are just a few of the activities available for the younger ones. There is an early children’s dinner offered four days a week with supervision available while the adults enjoy a later dinner. Note: only children 6 and over are eligible to come to the ranch.



7200 feet


The Home Ranch is located 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs in northwest Colorado at an elevation of 7,200 feet.

Closest Airports

The Home Ranch is a 4 hour drive from Denver International Airport (DIA). The ranch provides complimentary transportation to and from Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN), an hour’s drive from the ranch.

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