Tucked into the slender Goose Creek Valley of the San…
Starting at $600 per person per night
De Beque, Mesa County, Colorado, 81603, United States
Starting at $1,200 per person per night
High Lonesome a spectacular working cattle ranch with plenty of outdoor sports, laid-back luxury lodging, world-class local farm-to-table food, good people, and beautiful landscapes. Guests can enjoy fly-fishing for 5 species of trout, equestrian activities where families and friends can participate in real cattle drives, and glamorous camping in safari-style tents.
Unique Features: Home to over 25 of Colorado’s best wineries, nearby Palisade, Colorado give visitors the opportunity to enjoy guided wine tours, learn about the process of winemaking, enjoy music in the Colorado vineyards or rent a bike for an amazing adventure through the fruit and wine byway.
Accommodations: Western luxury lodging in private cabins and shared house suites offer space, privacy and choices. WIFI is available at the lodge headquarters, the main pavilion, and in most of the houses and cabins. All the accommodations have fully stocked kitchens. The sprawling ranch sleeps only 29 within over 400 square miles, giving an intimate, yet spacious feel to the experience.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Castle Rock Camp which is in the nearby Kimball Creek Valley and offers glamorous camping “glamping” in safari-style tents. King beds (or two twins), dressers, chairs and western elegance make for an elegantly comfortable stay. Thermostatically controlled heaters take the chill off the night air. The sounds of Kimball Creek will lull you to sleep and will be the first thing you hear in the morning.
Dining: Menus can range from classical preparations to family style. The custom designed barbeque pit is often used when they are serving outdoors or when they’re preparing anything that is perfect for grilling outdoors. Meals are served either in the HLR Pavilion, the Headquarters Dining Room near the fireplace, or Castle Rock Pavilion for a change of scenery.
Activities: Find your inner cowboy. You’ll ford streams, ride miles of mountain valleys and trails, and drive cattle. A trip to The High Lonesome Ranch will bond your family or group like never before. You’ll also bond with your horse, which is hand picked just for you and chosen to fit your riding ability. You’ll be kept busy with riding lessons, trail rides, western obstacle courses, team penning, roping, fly-fishing, sporting clays, wild horse viewing, picnics, and wildlife viewing. There will never be a dull moment.
Spa & Fitness: From relaxing during Spa treatments to horseback riding and fishing adventures The High Lonesome ranch is your go-to for Western Colorado vacation experiences.
Location: The town is located in a region of Colorado historically occupied by the Ute people. White settlers arrived in the region in 1880. The town is named after Dr. W.A.E. de Beque who explored the area with several companions in 1884 while looking for a suitable location for a ranch. The town was historically a location where wild horses, prevalent in the surrounding lands, were rounded up and sold. The history of the town is commemorated with a mustang statue near the town hall.
Closest Airport: Grand Junction, CO is 48 miles away.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: The Ranch sits on over 300 square miles that you and your guests can enjoy exclusively for your wedding day or extend the wedding festivities for a week or longer. Here, you will find a private setting, fresh air, and majestic views. An outdoor wedding offers plenty of space to accommodate all of your wedding guests with majestic backdrops of mountains, meadows, and stunning cliff faces.
Meetings: The High Lonesome Ranch has ample facilities to host your next corporate retreat. With a large banquet center, a conference room, and a variety of group activities to choose from, they can work with you to create the perfect company event for you.
Extra Info: The population of De Beque was 493 at the time of the 2020 census. In August 2001, the Town Board of Trustees designated De Beque as the only Wild Horse Sanctuary City in the West. The town now undertakes projects in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, as well as private organizations, to protect the remaining wild horses in the area.