March 31st, 2020 by 4URRanch

A Vacation for the Entire Family By AnnKate Sledd   Can you remember your favorite vacation? The excitement of waking up early, getting in the car, and heading out to a week of fun.  It’s something everyone, young or old, can identify with. A vacation at the 4UR is

A Guest Ranch for Riders of All Skill Levels

March 3rd, 2020 by 4URRanch

When we say we work at a “guest ranch”, the questions that follow vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. The questions and misconceptions are even more abundant when talking about the Horsemanship Program at 4UR. Most come in the form of inquiries about the horseback experience offered.  “Are you a ranch … Read More

Here’s How Mornings go for 4UR Ranch Wranglers

September 27th, 2019 by 4URRanch

       The mornings for wranglers at the 4UR Ranch are about as adventurous as you can imagine.  After a breakfast at the lodge they head down to the barn to prepare for the day ahead of them.   The next step is to walk into the near pasture, where several horses have been kept … Read More

What do the Horses do in the Winter?

February 19th, 2019 by 4URRanch

Year after year we receive the question of “What do you do with the horses during the winter?” Well besides playing intense games of speed chess, they stay out in the pastures and are a critical part of the work day at the 4UR! Here’s how the day goes: every

4UR Guest Ranch in the Off-Season

November 15th, 2018 by 4URRanch

    Throughout the season a question we receive rather frequently is: “What do you do during the winter?” Well the short answer is — a lot. During the off-season the 4UR Ranch adopts a whole different personality. Staff is reduced to just a handful; it almost, at times, can seem like the Overlook Hotel. … Read More

Sourdough at the 4UR Ranch!

May 9th, 2018 by 4URRanch

             During the off season this year, some of the 4UR kitchen staff spent time in the classroom. Chef Blake and Chef Liz spent a week in California at the San Francisco Baking Institute or SFBI.  Five days of their trip was spent at the SFBI’s Artisan II course where … Read More

The 4UR’s Efforts in Environmental Sustainability

April 10th, 2018 by 4URRanch

  Importance of Sustainability Sustainability at the 4UR Ranch is something we take seriously. We’re constantly looking for new ways we can reduce our footprint on our environment. The land and these resources are essential to preserve since it’s what makes this place so special for all of us. It provides us with all these … Read More

Love at the Ranch, Part II

February 16th, 2017 by 4URRanch

This Valentine’s Season at the 4UR Ranch leaves us thinking about some of the most recent couples that have fallen in love at the Ranch. Every year a new match seems to be made. This summer we will get two see two couples that met at the ranch celebrate their relationships with June weddings! Here … Read More

Ice Cutting and Nordic Skiing at the 4UR Ranch

January 28th, 2017 by 4URRanch

This past weekend was a busy one at the 4UR Ranch as we welcomed the San Juan Nordic Club for a Nordic skiing clinic and Humphrey’s Ranch hosted their annual Ice Cutting event. This year was the second annual Nordic ski clinic hosted at the 4UR in conjunction with the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust … Read More

Holiday Sweets from the 4UR Kitchen

December 20th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Cooking during the holiday season can be a daunting task so we asked our amazing 4UR kitchen Chefs, Wray, Blake, and Liz to share some of their favorite holiday sweets and advice for keeping the kitchen a stress free place this season. Chef Wray Warner says the best piece of entertaining advice he ever received … Read More

The Small Arts Town of Creede, Colorado

August 10th, 2016 by 4URRanch

We at the 4UR feel very grateful to be situated near a small arts town rich in history and culture. Creede, Colorado is home to several art galleries, a true repertory theatre and master watercolorist, Steve Quiller. The 4UR Ranch is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the San Juan Mountains. It is tucked in … Read More

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at the 4UR

March 15th, 2016 by 4URRanch

Winter is already melting away  at the 4UR, here is a look back at a cross-country ski event, one of the many fun pastimes from early 2016! On Sunday January 10th, The Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) partnered with the San Juan Nordic Club held a Cross-Country Ski Clinic at the 4UR. They came … Read More