Smith Fork Ranch
Scale of 90-100
This once-dilapidated 1890s property was authentically rebuilt as a gracious wilderness retreat in a peaceful box canyon, overlooked by some of the highest peaks in the Rockies. Accommodations consist of three cozy cabins, the six-person River House on a high bank above a stream (ideal for families) and a two-story log guesthouse with four bedrooms and an optional additional suite. The main lodge evokes the Old West with a massive stone fireplace and an array of Native American artifacts. Excellent cuisine is served in a fireside dining room or in a canvas-topped open-air pavilion. Other amenities include multiple hot tubs and a billiards room. Outdoor activities are highlighted by horseback riding, guided hikes and fly-fishing for trout on ponds, a mountain stream and the famed Gunnison River. The property is closed from November to the end of May.
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Good to Know
Avid anglers pursue the Smith Fork Grand Slam, which entails catching all four resident species of trout: brook, brown, rainbow and cutthroat.
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, $8,750.
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.