Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Fly Fishing’

Fantastic Family Fly Fishing at the 4UR Ranch

July 14th, 2016 by 4ur ranch

a sunny blue sky with green mountains in the background and a fly fishing guide in the foreground practicing his castThe 4UR Ranch has been delighting fly fishing families for decades with its incredible Colorado fly fishing experience. With over 6.5 miles of private tail-water on Goose Creek and 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande River, 4UR has become one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the West – attracting both novice and experienced fly fishermen.  This Colorado Fly Fishing resort has evolved into a catch and release destination with full service fly fishing guide instruction.

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4UR Ranch 2013 – What A Great Year

December 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Time sure flies and here we are with Christmas right around the corner and New Year’s Eve 2014 close on its heels. Looking back over 2013 and reflecting on what a great year it was for all of us, here at 4UR Ranch, we are happy to see that we’re not the only ones who thought that. Maybe it’s a little immodest but we wanted to share some of these great reviews with you because, thought they make us blush a bit, they also make us feel really good about all that we do here.

“I spent five days at the 4UR Ranch with my sister and brother-in-law hiking and fishing. The property is fantastic — quaint, rustic, but very high-end and comfortable. The scenery in this part of Colorado is great. Whereas the Rockies are just too imposing and inaccessible, these mountains can easily be scaled and enjoyed up-close.
Ranch owners Lindsey and Pete Leavell are so gracious. They make running a resort property look like it’s a stress-free walk in the woods. (I bet it’s not! Ha!)
Look no further than the 4UR Ranch if you want great food, a great environment, fresh air and a place to hike and fish. (And horse around.) LOVED IT!”

Guest reviews for 4UR Ranch

People sure seem to like it here – the scenery doesn’t hurt.

“I live in New Zealand, and the 4UR Ranch was the first stop on my itinerary before continuing on to Detroit to visit with family and friends. I chose the 4UR Ranch because it offered the opportunity to indulge two of my passions, horses and mountains. I have not been in the saddle for 20 years, so was a little anxious about how I would go. But the wranglers were spectacular, and helped me to regain my confidence quickly, and safely. I concluded my week with an amazing ride to the top of Table Rock, which at a little over 10,000 feet gave a spectacular panoramic view of the Ranch and surroundings.
The welcome by Pete and Lindsey Leavell , the Management, and Staff was warm and gracious. The food was top class, and the accommodation was clean, comfortable, and peaceful. I also enjoyed the opportunity to do some trap shooting, swim in the thermally heated swimming pool, and have a massage by an expert.
I give this place my highest recommendation to anyone looking for extraordinary scenery, gracious hospitality, horsemanship, and peace.”

There are many more I could post but humility prevents me from doing so – though it doesn’t stop me from pointing out that, out of the 20 reviews posted on TripAdvisor for 4UR Ranch, all of them are five-star … good thing we’re not the types to let a thing like that go to our heads …

See you all in 2014 – Happy New Year!

Our Dude Ranch gets Rave Reviews

March 23rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

We thought for this post we would share some of the excitement, complements and photos that our fans share on our Facebook page. We invite you to also become a fan on Facebook, so you can hear about special events at the ranch, see our photos from the season and more.

“My dream, if I could live there, I would die HAPPY” – Shafqat Ayaz

When our kids see [the Welcome to 4UR] sign they cheer ‘Yeah! It’s our favorite day of the year!'” – Amy Dempsey

“Just discovered you guys ~ MUST plan a family trip out to see you!” – Family Fresh Cooking

“I miss this place SO much!!!” – Laurie Kirkpatrick Revard

“Awesome fly fishing there” – Craig Weisenberger

The Ranch House circa 1946.

The Ranch House circa 1946.

“looks amazing! Jealous of my family coming in september…of course they leave the little college student behind! but do not worry i will be back! Have a safe rest of the winter!” – Maggie Ringenbach

TripAdivsor Reviews for 4UR Guest Ranch

By the way, we have 12 reviews, all of them 5 out of 5 starts. Just sayin’.

“A first-class experience in every respect. Handsome buildings and grounds, kind, thoughtful staff, outstanding fishing, and some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable. We noticed the little things too–everyone smiles and says hello, coffee is delivered quietly every morning, and leaves are swept instead of blown. These touches, plus amazing food, made our time at the 4UR truly special. We’re looking forward to returning the first chance we get!” – Jordan, visited September ’12

“Took advantage of their 3 night package in mid-September. 15 minutes after we arrived it seemed the entire staff knew our names. They do all the little things right. Fished one day with a guide and was glad I did. Goose Creek is not all that big but the fish are large, strong and wily. Still we still managed to put over a dozen in the net with the largest around 22 inches.
Even if you are not a horse person, set aside some time for a trail ride – Damon and his wranglers are top notch and the trail up the mountain offers amazing views. Quiet this time of year, mostly adults as the kids are in school. Great time to relax, enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and just forget reality for a little while. We will be back!” – Abqeddie, visited September ’12

See the rest of our five star reviews on Trip Advisor. Then, give us a call and book your visit to Creede!


Dream of Swift Waters and Big Fish

January 4th, 2012 by Gail

For the avid anglers out there, we invite you to dream of swift waters and big fish.

Spend a week at 4UR, and let your dreams come true.

That’s what you’ll find at our Colorado Vacation Ranch. Our fishing waters include miles of private tailwater trout streams (Goose Creek), the Rio Grande River, wilderness lakes and trophy ponds. You can stand in different water every day, surrounded by the incomparable beauty of the Southern Colorado Rockies. For many an angler, a week spent at 4UR is a dream come true.

Our fishing guides are patient and extremely knowledgeable. They’ll help you as much as you like. Novices, rusty anglers, and children may start with casting lessons on the lawn; you may spend one or several mornings or afternoons with a guide on your own stretch of water. If you know what you’re doing and crave solitude, they’ll get you started and leave you be.

Most of the fish in our waters wild. They were born in these waters. You’ll find rainbow, cutthroat, browns, cutbows, and brook trout. Guests frequently catch 16 to 18 inch fish–a satisfying experiencing indeed.

Some of us are passionate about our work. Some of us are passionate about the arts. Some of us are passionate about fly fishing. We spend the winter months tying flies, remembering the best moments of last season, and anticipating great moments to come. If this describes you, contact our Colorado Vacation Ranch soon.

Nature Rules

October 17th, 2011 by Gail

It’s amazing. Ski slopes are open just one month after we’ve closed our Colorado Family Guest Ranchfor the season.

It's only a matter of time before our Colorado Family Guest Ranch looks like this.

A few weeks ago, some of our guests were standing knee deep in Goose Creek with fly rods in hand. Others were embarking on trail rides in the Colorado mountains. Were they here this weekend, they could drive 33 miles south of here to Wolf Creek Ski Area, where they could downhill ski, snowboard, and cross country ski.

Wolf Creek is not yet open during the week. It’s scheduled to fully open for the season in early November. Yet with 21 inches of snow at the summit, they are able to open about a quarter of the mountain. The skiers among us are thrilled.

Throughout much of the Colorado Rockies, life revolves around the seasons. A Fly Fishing Ranch and Family Dude Ranch, 4UR operates from the beginning of June to the end of September. By the time we finish tidying up at the end of the season, ski areas are beginning to open. They’ll start closing as we make ready to open in the spring.

We like participating in this harmonious cycle. We feel connected to nature and her whims.