Smith Fork Ranch



Editor Rating
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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Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):

Editor’s Choice: All-inclusive Spruce Cabin weekly rate for two, $8,750.

Standard Inclusions:

Gourmet meals; Unlimited use of on-ranch facilities and equipment; Two guided activities per person per day; Ranch-organized activities

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

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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.