In the middle of Pike National Forest lies an exhilarating and extraordinary view of the Rocky Mountains. A view only more enjoyed from a beautiful horse and a relaxing stay at Tumbling River Ranch in Grant, Colorado. Located among cascading streams and bountiful wildlife, this all-inclusive ranch has welcomed generations of families to enjoy endless possibilities on Colorado’s majestic mountainside.
The historic lodge and ranch is a beautiful destination where the whole family can gather together for an unforgettable vacation. Specializing in multigenerational travel, Tumbling River Ranch is more than just a place to stay; it’s where you can reconnect with loved ones as you indulge in a variety of exciting activities or simply unwind and take in the refreshing scenery. The ranch was established in 1940, and purchased by the Gordon family in 1975, now in the second generation, the ranch has provided an abundance of opportunities for kids, becoming the premier ranch for children in Colorado. Here, your kids will be carefully looked after and allowed to explore great western adventures. They will experience the rare chance to unplug and spend quality time in the mountains. Your kids will catch their first fish, experience true mountain horseback riding, enjoy shooting and archery sports, swim in the heated pool, play sports, rock climb, take care of the ranch animals, work on skits for the talent show and of course, get their fill of s ‘mores!
Tumbling River Ranch’s children programs are not babysitting programs; they are active, engaging and fun and are available for infants, young children and also teenagers. The kid’s programs at the ranch are broken up into multiple groups to give children of all ages the opportunity to try new things; the youngest group is available for ages 3-5, followed by a group for 6-8, and 9-11, along with the teen program for children 12 and up. There is also a nanny program to watch after the younger children who cannot go off on their own yet.
“Children of all ages are welcome and they are divided into age groups and assigned counselors during their entire stay. Lindsay and Tommy had a blast and can’t wait to go back,” said Chris Conlin, President and CEO of Conlin Travel. “They went riding every day, went on hay rides, trout fishing excursions, and overnight campouts. The best aspect of this trip is that your kids are so well cared for. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy.”
The children programs are set up to use as much or as little as families like. At Tumbling River Ranch, the owners recognize that each family is different and vacations differently. If families want to do activities together, that works as well! The grown-ups don’t have to be left out either…parents can look forward to exciting activities such as fly-fishing on the blue ribbon waters, fitness and yoga, a guided hiking program every day, shooting sports, relaxing massages, enjoying the pool and hot tubs or sightseeing at the nearby towns of Breckenridge and Georgetown.
When you’re not exploring all the fun opportunities, you can unwind together in your spacious room or suite, enjoy a glass of wine, or cocktail in the Ranch Room bar, or curl up by the fireplace of your own private cabin. No matter how you decide to spend your time, you’re sure to find adventure as far as the eye can see at Tumbling River Ranch. Book your visit today and experience fun for every generation in your family!