For over 90 years this 700 acre family guest ranch…
Starting at $400 per person per night
United States Highway 285, Shawnee, Park County, Colorado, 80475, United States
Starting at $250 per person per night
Established in 1985, North Fork Ranch rests quietly along one-half mile of the tranquil North Fork of the South Platte River. This 520 acre ranch sits at an elevation of 8100 ft. and adjoins the Pike National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness and Mt. Evans Wilderness. The Continental Divide with its 14,000 foot snow-capped peaks is always visible to the west. The fresh evening air will sway your curtains and the quiet of the mountains will give you a magical night of sleep.
Unique Features: If fly fishing is your passion, you’ve found the perfect spot! Only fifty yards off the back porch of this stunning Colorado fishing lodge you’ll find the tranquil North Fork of the South Platte River teeming with Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout. Fish you will remember for a lifetime. Whether you are there for the day, multiple days, or the entire week, you will always want “one more day.”
Accommodations: Relax and unplug in the cozy lodges or spacious cabins. Lodging options include everything from one-bedroom suites to three-bedroom family units with cathedral ceilings, sitting areas, and stone fireplaces. Enjoy the comfortable, laid back feel of a crackling fire, warm your toes while sipping hot chocolate, read a book or just close your eyes and unwind.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Stonehenge House. The ranch’s largest accommodation sleeps 12: a six-bedroom, three-bath lodge, with three large common areas, each with wood-burning fireplaces. The Stonehenge was originally built as a private mansion. Built right into the surrounding hillside, it is a southwestern showpiece of Colorado lodging. This exceptional property has private porches that look out over the Ranch.
Dining: Exceptional family dining with a gourmet flair is sure to satisfy every appetite. Meals are served in the main dining room within the Lodge, except for those occasions when they serve up a special outdoor meal at the ranch or on the trail! They’ll start each day with a savory breakfast to give you the fuel you’ll need to participate in the morning’s activities. Breakfasts vary daily but might include eggs benedict, brandied french toast and maple link sausage, breakfast burrito, or stack of pancakes and bacon.
Activities: Your visit can be action-packed with Colorado fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, shooting and swimming, or you can savor peaceful, wooded walks, reading on the porch, relaxing and meeting new friends. Enjoy your horseback riding vacation with experienced ranch wranglers winding through the mountain valleys surrounding North Fork. A fine string of horses ensures that there will be a horse suitable to your riding skills.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but they may be able to arrange an in-room massage. With all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: The ranch is located on the North Fork of the South Platte River. It’s a beautiful setting filled with meadows and wildflowers. You will be ideally situated to explore scenic Colorado on horseback, take quiet hikes or step it up with adventurous mountain bike rides over backcountry dirt roads while absorbing the surrounding alpine beauty. Nearby outings can include a visit to nearby Breckenridge and whitewater rafting or jeep tours.
Closest Airport: Denver, Colorado is 1.5 hours away, transportation available, or Colorado Springs is 2 hours 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: Yes, this is an excellent choice for a beautiful wedding.
Meetings: Yes, they can easily host a successful business meeting for you.
Extra Info: Enjoy exciting whitewater rafting! After a hearty breakfast or breakfast to go you can travel across South Park, to the Arkansas River. Boats are organized so that family members raft together to experience the whitewater ride of a lifetime. Children ages 8 and older are welcome.