The Ranch at Emerald Valley
Colorado Springs, United States of America
Just a short drive up the mountain from The Broadmoor Hotel, The Ranch at Emerald Valley forms part of their 'Wilderness Experience'. This luxury camp, surrounded by 100,000 acres of Pike National Forest, combines a unique retreat with outdoor adventure.
At a Glance
Ten beautifully appointed log cabins with wood burning stoves
All the tranquility of a ranch but direct access to all the amenities of The Broadmoor including golf, spa and swimming pools
All meals included from The Broadmoors' award-winning culinary team
Guests can enjoy as many activities as the fly-fishing, biking, horse-back riding and archery
Chose from one, two or three-bedroom private cabins ideal for couples or families
The afternoon goodies are well worth heading back to the ranch house for, the peach jam filled donut holes are heavenlyAnna Bleasdale
Enjoy a mug of cowboy coffee (unfiltered) brewed over embers of the fire pit each morning from 6.30am.Camilla Swift
Twice a week BBQs are hosted with live music, lobster tails, steak, trout and salmon.Camilla Swift
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Ranch at Emerald Valley or take a look at our itineraries to The Rockies
Refined is not necessarily the first word that springs to mind when conjuring up images of a ranch, but The Ranch at Emerald Valley manages to surpass expectations, offering rustic yet luxurious ranch-style accommodation with plush furnishings, tasteful decor and a mouth-watering menu of delicious, home-cooked dishes.
Emerald Valley's location right in the heart of Pike National Forest makes it ideal for exploring the great outdoors, whether on foot or by horseback, and delivers many an opportunity for adventure for families and couples alike.
The one, two or three bedroom cabins are beautifully appointed with gas fireplaces, rich furnishings and modern amenities, and provide the perfect base from which you can fill your day with fly-fishing, guided hikes, riding, or exploring the scenic bike trails. With numerous activities to be enjoyed in the surrounding valley, the ranch is equally well suited to younger guests and families, as well as those who simply enjoy a more active vacation.
That's not to say that a stay at The Ranch can't be relaxing; curl up by the fireside and sink into a good book, enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub or indulge in some delicious wine and take in the beautiful Colorado sunset.
Dining at The Ranch is usually a social affair and provides a perfect opportunity to unwind after a day of exploring the surrounding forest. Meals are prepared using quality, local ingredients and the menus vary from season to season. The chefs are happy to cater to any specific dietary requirements guests may have, and after a successful session of fly-fishing they can prepare a tantalising dish from your fresh catch.
There are 10 beautifully rustic cabins at Emerald Valley, each with ensuite bathrooms and gas fireplace. Cabins include: two stand alone one-bedroom cabins (Pine and Fir), four quad-plex one-bedroom cabins (Cedar, Pinon, Ponderosa and Aspen), two stand alone two-bedroom cabins (Copper and Lakeside), one ADA cabin attached to the main lodge (Longs Peak), and one larger three-bedroom cabin which can sleep up to 10 people (Hill House).
There are no specific childcare facilities at The Ranch at Emerald Valley, however with a range of activities on offer this is ideal for a family stay, children will have plenty to keep them entertained. Some of the activities do have minimum age requirements so please speak to your specialist to tailor your stay to your needs if traveling with children. The minimum age for riding for children is 7-years old.
Guests at The Ranch at Emerald Valley have use of the two hot tubs, perfect for a post activity relax. There is also a cosy fire pit with chairs around overlooking the lake and also in the courtyard. There is a well stocked fly fishing lake on site as well as volleyball court, archery and horseshoes. Spa treatments are available by prior arrangement. A selection of board games are available in the cosy bar / lounge area. Guests at The Ranch at Emerald Valley also have access to all the facilities and amenities of The Broadmoor hotel, including tennis courts, a golf course and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Please note that transportation back to the Broadmoor would be only by shuttle which are at set times during the day.
The surrounding mountains and Pike National Forest provide the perfect natural playground for hiking, biking, horse riding and fly-fishing, all of which can be enjoyed from the ranch. The riding is on mountainous terrain making it ideal for beginners to intermediate and for family trail rides. More advanced riders might find the riding a little slow going. There is also archery available and there is a canoe for messing around on the lake.
Location & Directions
Colorado Springs, United States of America
Located in the South West corner of Colorado Springs surrounded by stunning mountain scenery of the Southern Rockies.
When to go
The ranch is open from the start of May though to the end of October. Weather can be more inclement in late September and October, however, the Fall colors are beautiful at this time.