FInd Amazing Luxury and Beauty Off the Beaten Path
The quintessential Colorado luxury ranch experience - learn skills that will stretch your abilities, expand your perspective and appreciation of the natural and wild American West. Once-in-a-lifetime adventure, authentic western culture, and personal growth for kids, parents and the family as a whole. A beautiful natural setting surrounds your every move and is highlighted by the Gunnison National Forest, the West Elk Wilderness Area and Needle Rock. Enjoy unique and sophisticated farm-to-table meals served from a 2012 Wine Spectator award winning kitchen. If you are in the mood for a Western adventure, take in an all day horseback excursion, or practice your horsemanship skills in the 250 foot arena.
For those who want it all - luxury accommodations, exceptional farm-to-table cuisine, beautiful vistas, and a stable full of trained horses - then Smith Fork Ranch is the place to go. Included in one single starting rate, you'll find all this plus miles of trails, scenic sporting clays five-stand, mountain bikes, an archery range and adventure course, and private fly fishing that is some of the very best in the west! An all-encompassing Colorado vacation awaits!
With a herd of over 40 horses, there is sure to be a animal that fits your unique riding style. Smith Fork Ranch has access to over 1.7 million acres of the Gunnison National Forest and the West Elk Wilderness Area. Try a breakfast or lunch ride, or stick around for an all day excursion into the wilderness.
With several managed trout ponds and over three miles of private river, there are bound to be several spots where the fish are biting. Try to complete the Smith Fork Ranch "Grand Slam" by catching all four species of trout during your visit to the ranch. Along with the Gunnison River, other access includes the Roaring Fork, Crystal, Frying Pan and Lake Fork rivers.
Smith Fork is located on Colorado's Western Slope and offers stunning views of the mountainous landscape. One unique aspect of the area is Needle Rock, a volcanic remnant that towers 800 feet above the Gunnison River Valley and originated as the throat of a large volcano about 28 million years ago.
During an intimate weekend, take advantage of Smith Fork Ranch's abundant wine cellar with over 400 choices. Enjoy the hot tub with someone special and take advantage of cozy robes and plush towels provided by the ranch. Ease your tense muscles with a relaxing massage or spa treatments.
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
Whether you are taking the family on a getaway, or just sneaking off for a romantic trip for two, Smith Fork Ranch has accommodations to fit your needs. Try one of the tree themed cabins (Spruce, Aspen and Oak), or one of the luxurious river houses. The perfect blend of rustic Western living with luxurious modern facilities.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 9 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Crawford
- Nearby Water Gunnison River
- Open Dates May 24 to Nov 1
- Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field (ASE) / 48.7 miles
- Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) / 60.7 miles
- Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) / 70.7 miles
* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights
- Fitness Center
- Game Room/Arcade
- Fly Fishing
- Wildlife & Nature
- Hair Dryer
- Hot Tub
- Arts and Crafts
- Horseback Riding