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Starting at $750 per room per night
Cherokee Hills Drive, Larimer County, Colorado, United States
Starting at $350 per person per night
Warmly welcoming guests since 1886, Cherokee Park Ranch is a family-owned, all-inclusive Colorado dude ranch vacation and horseback riding destination nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Accommodations include lodge suites and six outlying cabins. All lodging units have porches with swings for you to sit and relax as the river flows nearby. Elk, mule deer, coyotes, and bald eagles are just a few of the native animals you may see from your front porch.
Unique Features: USA Today voted Cherokee Park Ranch, “America’s Best Dude Ranch Vacation.” Come see why! An historic establishment, first opened in 1886, abounding in western character and charm. Located on the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre River; remote, yet easily accessible from Denver.
Accommodations: Accommodations are replete in western charm and comfort, and all are adorned with front porches, hummingbird feeders, and blooming flowers. There are four spacious suites in the main lodge, varying in size from two to three bedrooms each. The Beaver, Cherokee, Pawnee, Cheyenne, Birdhouse, Cache, Outlaw and Porcupine cabins all overlook the river and can accommodate 2-6 guests each week. Three of our Colorado cabins have fireplaces, and all have private baths.
As Suite As It Gets: Go for the Cheyenne Cabin which has a large deck with a swing and rocking chairs, providing the perfect place to sit and relax while listening to the Cache La Poudre river flowing nearby. The main bedroom has a king size bed, sitting area, hardwood floors, and full bath, all warmed by a freestanding gas stove fireplace. Enjoy views of our green, aspen tree-sprinkled meadows and peaceful creek.
Dining: Pull up a chair at the table for some Colorado dude ranch dining on your outdoor family vacation! All meals are designed to satisfy all cowboy appetites, both hearty and light. They boast splendid home cooking served family style. Enjoy a savory philly cheese steak, homemade seasoned fries, coleslaw, and then top it off with one of their famous gooey seven layer bars. The chefs use locally sourced, fresh ingredients and can accommodate all dietary restrictions at no extra charge.
Activities: As you can guess, there’s a lot of horseback riding on a Colorado dude ranch adventure vacation, but they also have plenty of non-riding activities to satisfy every taste in your party. They invite you to enjoy fly fishing, skeet shooting, cattle team penning, art classes, hay rides, square dancing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, tubing the river, roping lessons and so much more! All of these activities are part of your all-inclusive rate. River rafting, a ski boat trip, and on-site massages are offered at an addition fee at your discretion.
Spa & Fitness: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with an incredibly talented massage therapist. She will whisk you away to a place of tranquility as she helps heal and relax your body. She also incorporates essential oils to help with physical, mental and emotional wellness. She will tailor each massage to fit the needs of each individual.
Location: Livermore is a small foothills town nestled thirty minutes northwest of Fort Collins. Residing at an elevation of 5,896 feet, it has an estimated population of 2,360 in 2020. The town resides in the northern stretch of Larimer County, not so long from the Wyoming border. There’s a general store in an unincorporated community that supplies the surrounding rural population.
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away. DIA has all of the major car rental agencies available. They suggest getting a quote from Expedia or Travelocity for the cheapest rates. If you’re the type that likes the freedom to explore on your own, a car rental is a must.
Children’s Programs: Yes. They pride ourselves on creating the ultimate kid-friendly western vacation by offering a kids’ programs for 2-12 year-olds. They will keep them busy with arrowhead hunting, bow and arrow shooting, boat building, critter petting, crafting, horseshoe painting, kickball playing, gold panning, fort making, hiking, scavenger hunting, s’more making, teepee camping, and of course, daily horseback riding!
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they do not host weddings.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: This little slice of cowboy heaven is surrounded by green mountains, mossy rocks, colorful wildflowers, twinkling streams, a flashy river, and a bright blue sky. In addition to the many traditional western activities such as horseback rides, square dances and rodeos, they also have a a hot tub, a fire pit, a guest laundry facility, an indoor riding arena, and a petting zoo.