Smith Fork Ranch
Scale of 90-100
This once-dilapidated 1890s enclave has been authentically rebuilt as a gracious wilderness retreat in a peaceful box canyon midway between Aspen and Telluride, overlooked by some of the highest peaks in the Rockies. Accommodations consist of four cozy cabins and a two-story log guesthouse with five bedrooms. Wonderful River House rooms, situated on a high bank above a tumbling stream, are ideal for families. The main lodge evokes the Old West with a massive stone fireplace, leather sofas and a fine array of Native American artifacts. Excellent cuisine is served in a fireside dining room and canvas-topped open-air pavilion; also hot tubs and billiard room. Spa, horseback riding, guided hikes and superb fly-fishing for trout on streams, ponds and nearby Gunnison River. Closed November to end of May.
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Smith Fork Ranch Features:
- Children welcome
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- No a/c
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: All-inclusive Spruce Cabin weekly rate for two, $9,280.
Gourmet meals; Unlimited use of on-ranch facilities and equipment; Two guided activities per person per day; Ranch-organized activities
Learn more about Smith Fork Ranch:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.