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Smith Fork Ranch

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97 Editor Rating
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:

  • Bar
  • Biking
  • Children welcome
  • Fitness center
  • Fly fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Meal plan offered
  • No a/c
  • Restaurant
  • Skiing
  • Spa

Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Editor’s Choice: All-inclusive Spruce Cabin weekly rate for two, $9,280.

Standard Inclusions:

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:

To learn more or call +(970) 921-3454. Contact Andrew Harper Travel to book this hotel as part of your next vacation.

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.



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