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The Premier Spot in Colorado for Family Vacations and Dude Ranch Fun!

Harmel’s Ranch Resort is your place to experience all your favorite summer mountain activities. The on-ranch daily activities include gold medal fly fishing on the famous Taylor River, scenic trail horseback riding, whitewater rafting, true rock climbing, swimming and massage therapy. Cabins accommodate from 2 to 9 people, great food, entertainment, meeting facilities, and WiFi. The ranch specializes in weddings and family reunions, giving families and engaged couples the perfect group event time and time again. There's no better place to experience the joys of mountain life, family togetherness and that great ranch atmosphere, than Harmel's Ranch Resort!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 37 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Crested Butte
  • Nearby Water Taylor River
  • Open Dates May 22 to Sep 19


When you stay at Harmel's Ranch Resort, you'll have it all! Everything you need is here at Harmel's Resort & Spa. Experienced guides will teach you about horseback riding, local fishing and whitewater rafting! Each meal is fully catered and the creek side spa will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.


Isn't it time to finally have that family vacation you're always dreaming about? Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation or both, the perfect combination is at Harmel's Resort & Spa. Rustic cabins with plush accommodations will suit every member of the family. Horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting and more await!


Harmel's is perfect to host a small conference or corporate retreat. Their indoor meeting room seats 30-35 people. Build your teams skills in a place you all can really relax! Make Harmel's Ranch Resort the site of your next business meeting, it'll go off without a hitch, and your team will love it!


Head to Harmel's Ranch Resort for some great family togetherness! Family reunions are just one of Harmel's specialties. Harmel's Ranch Resort has been hosting family vacations since 1958. They have many families that come year after year. Round up the cousins, grab the aunts and uncles, and get ready to have the family get together you'll never forget!


Want that picture-perfect wedding you've always dreamed of? Picture the enchantment of Colorado's mountains, surrounded by 1.6 million acres of pristine national forest land. The weather will feel dreamed-up at your sunny ceremony and scenic reception in a space set for up to 150. This storybook ending could be yours!


When you're at Harmel's Ranch Resort, you'll be literally surrounded by nature! Take a scenic horseback ride and take in the sites of the Rocky Mountains. Head to the Taylor River to go fly fishing! There's so much to do, you won't want to spend a minute inside on your next vacation to Colorado.


When you're at Harmel's Ranch Resort, head to the Taylor River and go fly fishing! A unique experience unlike any other, fly fishing will make this vacation stand out. Pack up your gear, or ask the friendly staff help you find all of the equipment you need.


Picture you and your loved one riding horseback into the sunset with the Rocky Mountains in the background. Well, that can become a reality when you stay at Harmels Ranch Resort. Book your vacation at the all-inclusive ranch and all you'll have to worry about is one another. Take your loved one to Colorado today.

Pet Friendly

Worried about having to leave your four legged friends behind? Don't be! Harmels Ranch Resort offers pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the resort.


Located amidst the Rocky Mountains, Harmel's Ranch Resort will inspire you to take care of the area. Take a hike near Taylors River or go for a horseback ride and learn all about the area and what you can do to leave it a better place when you leave than when you arrived.


Located in the Rocky Mountains and just steps from the tranquil Taylor River, Harmel's Resort & Spa puts endless trails at your doorstep. Go for a hike through the mountain forests - or ride horseback along the river! A veteran guide will lead the way! Let the mountains calm and soothe you!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

The cabins are cozy, and the amenities are modern! Rustic log cabins offer modern amenities to meet your vacation needs - whatever they may be! With 22 different floor plans cabins can accommodate from one to nine guests with ease. Each unit has a refrigerator and TV. Housekeeping cleans daily!

Dude Ranch

It's a classic experience that you'll never forget! A working ranch for over 50 years, Harmel's Resort and Spa specializes in western hospitality. Explore undisturbed nature on horseback through the incredible Rocky Mountains. Or just relax and wait for your classic cowboy dinner to be served!

  • Cribs
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Business Center
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
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Plan your next group event at Harmels Ranch Resort.

For more information please call +1 (866) 405 - 5760 or Send Inquiry.



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Food & Beverage Averages

Breakfast Buffet $7:30-9:30am
Plated Lunch $11:30-1:30pm
Plated Dinner $Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri
Dinner Buffet $Mon, Thu, Sat
2-hr Open Bar $4pm

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Nearest Airports

  • Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field (ASE) / 28.1 miles
  • Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) / 56.1 miles
  • San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) / 107 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Plan your reunion at Harmels Ranch Resort
Head to Harmel's Ranch Resort for some great family togetherness! Family reunions are just one of Harmel's specialties. Harmel's Ranch Resort has been hosting family vacations since 1958. They have many families that come year after year. Round up the cousins, grab the aunts and uncles, and get ready to have the family get together you'll never forget!
Dining Averages
Breakfast Buffet $7:30-9:30am
Plated Lunch $11:30-1:30pm
Plated Dinner $Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri
Dinner Buffet $Mon, Thu, Sat
2-hr Open Bar $4pm

What am I going to do?

Harmel’s not only has all of our adventurous activities to offer, but our resort also has some amenities that make us stand out just a bit more than the other guys. There is a nice playground area located near some of our riverfront cabins. We have a stocked pond located in our pasture area that is plentiful with smaller rainbow trout where you can use bait and keep what you catch; perfect for the smaller kiddos that shouldn’t be out in the river. Harmel’s boasts a nice rec room with chess, checkers, billiards, foosball, ping pong, etc located in the main office complex. And we have horseshoes and volleyball available if you would like to get the whole family in on some fun!

Fly Fishing on the Taylor River

You have just found one of the best cold water fisheries in the state of Colorado! Our 3/4 of a mile of waters including the Taylor River and tributaries has been said to be "twice the fishing at half the price" of the Frying Pan near Aspen. No guides required. Our fee to fish per person is $100/day or FREE if you are a guest of Harmel's. Come to enjoy our beautiful scenery and the wiley trout; stay to enjoy our comfortable accommodations, great food and friendly staff.      

Horseback Riding & the Stables

At Harmel's there is a mount to suit everyone from children seven years old to the most experienced rider. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail rides leave Harmel's three times per day - every day. From hay rides, riding lessons to wilderness rides, Harmel's has it all! Every trail ride is through the magnificent and rugged Taylor Canyon and into the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area on some of the same trails used over one hundred years ago by the original pioneers and of course the local wildlife.      

Whitewater Rafting

The Taylor River trips offer something for every member of your group or family, from mild to wild. This is a scenic narrow river that meanders through the Taylor Canyon. You travel through areas where the canyon walls rise straight up from the river banks and often there are bighorn sheep sightings along the river. If you are lucky, you may even see elk, deer or an occasional black bear.      

Rock Climbing for the Beginner or Expert

We offer a variety of climbing day activities to fit whatever your skill level or goals may be. Join us for a ½ day Intro to Rockclimbing Class, perfect for families or those with limited time. Make it a full-day of climbing either at a relaxed pace for the entire family, or for smaller groups looking to push their skill levels and intensity. Or for the more experienced, join us on a full-day course focusing on gear systems and safety, culminating with an ascent of an area multi-pitch test-piece, a technical alpine peak climb, or a day in the Taylor Canyon.      

Spring Creek Therapeutic Massage

So, you've been doing all kinds of fun and exciting activities the week at the ranch; fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting... Now, take the time to make the most of your Harmel's vacation by soothing those sore, tired muscles with a relaxing, rejuvenating massage by one of our friendly, knowledgeable and skilled massage therapists. More Info

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