Posts Tagged ‘all inclusive vacation’

Where does the 4UR Get its Ingredients?

September 15th, 2017 by 4ur ranch

Fresh Beets

Fresh Beets

         At the 4UR, something we take a great deal of pride in is our food and the ingredients that go into it. Chef Blake Bond has taken special attention in developing his menu, especially in regards to utilizing the resources in the local San Luis Valley. In the recent years our local farming community is experiencing a change, they’re getting

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Create a Family Tradition

May 8th, 2012 by Gail

Parents are faced with many decisions, from what they’ll feed their children to where they’ll send them to school.

One important task is to determine how to spend vacations. Will you go to Disney, Legoland, or one of those giant water parks? Will you go camping or head to a great city? There is no wrong answer. Diverse experiences are what make up a life.

family ranch vacationYet if you’re looking to start a family tradition, you may want to choose a destination that instills certain values. Appreciation for nature, for one, and respect for it. A place that fosters both Independence and togetherness. The kind of place you’ll want to visit again and again, year after year.

Generations of families have spent their summer vacations at 4UR Colorado Family Guest Ranch. Generations of children have experienced the joy of learning to ride a horse or catch a fish with a fly. They’ve spent summer days discovering that they can do things they never dreamed they could do. They’ve explored the Southern Rockies and learned about themselves.

colorado family guest ranch

Watching the next generation.

We have guests at 4UR Family Dude Ranch who came here as children and now come here with their own children. Now that’s a family tradition worth creating.

Vacation With or Without Kids

May 1st, 2012 by Gail

There are two types of vacations: those with children, and those without children. At 4UR all-inclusive Colorado Guest Ranch, you can have either type.

kids at 4UR family dude ranch

Kids at 4UR.

During most of the season, it’s true, we are a Family Vacation Ranch. Children love to come here and go horseback riding, swimming, and hiking. They enjoy art and craft programs, nature explorations, and cookouts. While here, kids have lots of time to explore and spend time with other children (in both structured and unstructured activities), and lots of time to explore and spend time with their parents.

4ur kids program in horseback riding, fishing, nature programs

Kids at 4UR.

We still have space available during our TWO FOR ONE KID’S SPECIAL, June 9-16, 2012. If you bring two children aged 9 and under to our Family Dude Ranch that week, you’ll only pay for one of them.

Of course, some folks like to vacation without children. These are parents who need a break, parents whose kids are grown, and folks who aren’t parents at all. They enjoy sitting by the pool with a Corona in hand, without danger of being splashed by frolicking children. They like to linger over dinner and conversation, without worrying about getting the kids to bed.

Adults only weeks at 4UR all-inclusive Colorado guest ranch.

Adults only at 4UR.

If that sounds like you, please consider our ADULTS-ONLY WEEKS, August 18-25 and August 25-September 1, 2012. We still have a couple of spaces available.

Adults only weeks at 4UR Colorado Fly-fishing ranch

Just for adults.


Our Colorado Guest Ranch is a great place for families and a wonderful place for adults. Horseback riding, fly-fishing, and delicious food are appreciated by everyone, no matter your age.



Food Tastes Better After Riding a Horse

April 20th, 2012 by Gail

Food tastes better after riding a horse. It really does. That’s why it’s possible to ride to your breakfast, ride to your lunch, and ride to your dinner here at 4UR Family Guest Ranch.

Horseback ride to a steak feast.

Wray manning the grill during the Thursday night steak feed.

Since this is an all-inclusive luxury ranch, the meals you find at the end of the trail are veritable feasts. We know that any time in the saddle sparks an appetite, and we aim to feed. Has coffee ever tasted so good? Or that beer? We hope not!

On Thursday night, dismount and feast on grilled steak, potatoes, and fresh corn on the cob. Savor the fresh, mountain air with every bite. Listen to Damon pluck out a few tunes on his guitar. The setting is as beautiful as the food is tasty.

All-inclusive Colorado guest ranch, horseback riding.

Ride a horse to a glorious setting, where grilled steak awaits.

Join us at our all-inclusive Colorado Family Guest Ranch this summer; it’s a feast for all senses.

The Ultimate Fly Fishing Vacation

April 11th, 2012 by Gail

We strive to create the ultimate fly fishing vacation here at 4UR Colorado Guest Ranch.

Creede Colorado Fly Fishing and Dude Ranch

Goose Creek makes it easy. One of the only entirely private tailwater trout streams in the country, Goose Creek runs swift and clear. It starts at the southern edge of the 4UR property as a small waterfall below Lake Humphreys dam. As it flows north it gently twists and turns, resting now and again in deep pools until it joins the Rio Grande.

Fly fishing on Goose Creek.

It’s a remarkable experience to stand in waders, playing with the line, catching fish. And catch fish we do, every day, at every station. Some stations are nestled in steep, alpine canyons. Other sections of the river run through wide, open pastures.

Every angler learns where he or she will fish the night before, when Aaron Christensen escorts a shake bottle from table to table after dinner. The lottery winner gets first pick of station, followed by other anglers until the lowest lottery draw selects. In the afternoon, the order is reversed. All stations are good, however, for the fish swim past them all. Colorado Family Guest Ranch offers superlative fishing.

Guests may hire one of our dedicated fishing guides, or fish their stretch alone. It’s as you like it, here at 4UR Colorado Guest Ranch. And that’s how we like it.

The Softer Side of Roughing It

April 3rd, 2012 by Gail

Ah, Nature.

Luxury Family dude ranch vacations.

Hot coffee, whenever you want it.

People come to our Colorado Family Guest Ranch so they can connect with the great outdoors. They come to hike the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They come to ride horses and stand in the cool, clear waters of Goose Creek, fishing rod in hand. They come for the fresh air and the astounding beauty of the place.

All this could be had in the backcountry. The same people who come to 4UR could, instead, don backpacks spend a week camping. In fact, we know some do, at other times.

The beauty of 4UR is that our guests have an all-inclusive vacation. They get the great outdoors, the horseback riding, the hiking, the fishing, but they also get luxurious services.

What’s included in an all-inclusive Colorado Guest Ranch Vacation at 4UR?

  • Three gourmet meals a day (including non-alcoholic beverages), picnic baskets when you like, coffee and tea delivered to your room in the morning, ice delivered to your room in the afternoon. We will make you a cake to celebrate a special occasion, and we’ll do our best to accommodate special dietary needs.
  • Daily maid service, nightly turndown service, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, use of computer, and transportation to and from Alamosa Airport.
  • Horseback riding and natural horsemanship lessons, private fly-fishing, and sporting clays and trap shooting.
  • Guests may use the pool, the natural hot springs, the fitness center, and bicycles.
  • Supervised daily children’s programs are open to all children.

In addition, we offer massages, guided fishing, and wine and alcoholic beverages. These are not included in the base rate.

A vacation at 4UR is the softer side of roughing it, to be sure. It’s wonderful.


Winter at a Colorado Dude Ranch

March 27th, 2012 by Gail

Just what happens to the horses of our Colorado Dude Ranch during the winter? They relax, they enjoy the scenery, and they eat. They’re well cared for. It’s a good life.

Damon and his wife and daughter recently took some photos while out feeding the herd. Enjoy, and dream about the upcoming summer at 4UR.

Colorado guest ranch horseback riding.

4UR all-inclusive Colorado guest ranch horses.

horseback riding Colorado dude ranch.

Children on the Mind at 4UR

February 22nd, 2012 by Gail

Children are on the mind these days at 4UR Colorado Guest Ranch.

Colorado Guest Ranch Kids Program

Beautiful baby Shelby and happy Grandma Kathy!

Kathy Adelman, office manager extraordinaire and all around “Ranch Mom”, is now a grandma! Congratulations to Grandma Kathy, Grandpa Jimmy, Papa Casey, and Mama Joni. Baby Shelby Leone Adelman is beautiful!

As any parent knows, welcoming a child into the home is one of the most incredible experiences in a lifetime. The birth of a child is a life-changing event: overwhelming, awe-inspiring, humbling. We wish the very best to Joni, Casey, and Shelby as they start their life together as a family.

Shelby’s arrival reminds us of the Two For One Kids Special at 4UR. It runs June 9-16 and August 11-18, 2012. We’re full during the August special, but we still have openings in June.

With the Two For One Kids Special, one child (aged 5 – 10) stays for free when another child stays for the regular price. If you have only one child (aged 5 – 10), she or he will stay for half price.


Your children will challenge themselves and thrive at 4UR.


Have a Colorado Family Vacation this summer. Bring your children to 4UR, and spend your time horseback riding, hiking, and swimming. It’s an all-inclusive vacation: parents enjoy gourmet cuisine while children feast on tasty favorites. Parents can spend a few hours each day on their own, while children explore the world of 4UR in the Kids Program. Its the best of everything, for everyone.