Bring a touch of luxury to your national park experience…
Starting at $500 per person per night
Grant, Park County, Colorado, 80448, United States
Starting at $400 per person per night
The Tumbling River Ranch is more than just your typical vacation, it’s a place where you can go to discover a new passion, explore incredible mountain scenery, and connect with those around you. It will change your perception of what a vacation should be! Set in the central Colorado Rockies, you’ll experience unparalleled natural beauty at every turn. The Cabins are loaded with charm and beauty and all the amenities you need to relax in comfort.
Unique Features: The trout of Boxwood Gulch are some of the largest in the Rocky Mountain West. The largest fish caught at Boxwood last season was a 34 inch-long rainbow trout weighing over 10 pounds! Trout above 24″ are very common, as are double-digit days. Target species include: Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, tiger trout, and even the elusive Palomino trout.
Accommodations: The ranch offers outstanding facilities, with a selection of cabins with fireplaces and private baths, and two historic lodges with spacious rooms and suites. While many of the guest cabins date back to the ranch’s beginnings in the 1940s, you can be assured that each accommodation is spacious, comfortable and full of personal touches. While you are staying in one of the mountain rustic cabin, you will feel all the comforts of home.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Pueblo House which was built as a summer home for the Coors family. It is as unique as it is beautiful, with space for the entire crew. The House features its own stocked pond, a game room, 7-guest bedrooms with fireplaces, and endless charm. The huge living room with massive fireplace is the perfect gathering spot for the entire family.
Dining: Meals are a source of pride. Everything is home-made. Fresh breads and tasty desserts guarantee that you and your kids will be more than satisfied. Typical dinners will feature a wide range of entrees, including tri-tip roasts, pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, smoked trout, barbecued chicken and ribs, and all you can eat! If you have special dietary restrictions, please contact the ranch ahead of time.
Activities: The horseback riding trails range from short to long, from beginner to advanced. Each day, guided rides are offered in the morning and afternoon. Some of the longer rides will stop for a picnic lunch in a wildflower-covered alpine meadow, or atop one of the local peaks, just above timberline. Guests can now fish at nearby Boxwood Gulch which is widely considered one of the best spots for fly fishing not only in Colorado, but in the Western United States. They also offer exciting whitewater rafting.
Spa & Fitness: Tumbling River offers body movement classes such as yoga, fitness classes that include weights as well as high cardio options. They have a resident massage therapist as well, which makes Tumbling River the perfect destination for reviving your mind, rejuvenating your body, and invigorating your spirit. Throughout the week, they also offer fitness classes. These classes range from trail running excursions to timed interval classes with body weight and dumbbells.
Location: Grant, Colorado is a Platte Canyon town that lies at the eastern start of Kenosha Pass on Highway 285. It’s connected to Georgetown and I-70 via Guanella Pass. There’s one restaurant, the Kenosha Cafe, which serves visitors year round. There’s also a general store, liquor store and post office in town. The elevation of Grant is 8,606 feet. The North Fork of the South Platte River flows by town.
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport is just 75 miles away, a scenic two-hour drive. If you are staying for a week, the ranch will be happy to pick you up at the Denver International Airport. The first available pick-up on Sunday is 1:00 p.m. Try to schedule your Denver arrivals and departures between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Most likely you will be relaxing in your cabin at the ranch within two hours.
Children’s Programs: Yes. Tumbling River is well-known as the premier kids ranch in Colorado, for good reason. The counselors gravitate toward the children’s interests and relish the opportunity to introduce them to the Western lifestyle, offering the rare opportunity to “unplug” and spend some quality time outdoors. They offer extensive, entertaining programs for children ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and teens ages 12-17. For those guests under 3 years old, nanny services and babysitting are available.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: They don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: The location is perfect for retreats! Tumbling River Ranch is in the heart of the Rockies, yet a quick hour drive from Denver. They have beautiful spaces to host meetings, conduct group work sessions, or enjoy activities like hiking, yoga classes, running/walking trails and fitness training. The ranch has a main dining room and a full commercial kitchen to handle meals and beautiful cabin accommodations with wood burning fireplaces.
Extra Info: Tumbling River Ranch’s unique location in the midst of Pike National Forest provides us with millions of acres of extraordinary scenery. If scenic vistas are your thing, you’ll never tire of the horseback riding offerings. They send out trail rides every day of the week except check-in/check-out day, and provide experienced, knowledgeable wranglers to accompany and assist you.