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Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

Vista Verde Winter Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Outdoors

A little bit luxury, a little bit old West, explore a private winter wonderland with a weekend at Vista Verde Ranch.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

Combining luxury and the great outdoors, Vista Verde Ranch boasts 540 acres of untouched Colorado wilderness in the Elk River Valley near Steamboat Springs. Nestled under the Rocky Mountains, enjoy an adults-only weekend in a true winter wonderland. 

This award-winning dude ranch is both first-class and friendly, with private cabins spaced along the hillside ready to welcome you home. Each cabin is unique and includes spacious living rooms as well as wood-burning stoves, all paired with gorgeous mountain views. While you may not want to leave the cabin once you discover your private hot tub out on the deck, adventure awaits just out your front door. 

Explore the property with an introduction to backcountry skiing lesson before an afternoon horseback ride and greeting the ranch's herd of horses. Your options are endless, with nighttime snowshoeing, a cooking class, ice fishing and more available to all ranch guests throughout the property. Take a few laps up the hill on a snowmobile and tube down, or have some downtime with a massage or the Great Room fireplace. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to lead your own pack of sled dogs, and skip the lift lines with a full day of powder cat skiing in the nearby backcountry. 

You’re sure to work up an appetite, which is why every day at the ranch ends with a happy half-hour followed by the main event, dinner. Whether it’s one of their casual, family-style meals, or their more formal plated dinners, enjoy delicious food paired with delightful wines as well as the opportunity for conversations with other guests. With all your activities complete, you’ve earned not only a good meal, but unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. 

ITINERARY

Day One
  • Picked up from home via black car
  • Depart Los Angeles via private aircraft
  • Arrive to Yampa Valley Airport 
  • Transportation from Hayden, Colorado to Vista Verde Ranch situated north of Steamboat Springs
  • Arrive at the ranch and strap on some skis for a quick intro to backcountry skiing lesson
  • Lunch on property 
  • Snowy afternoon horseback ride though the glistening pastures, followed by greeting the herd of 100+ horses in Winter Pasture on the feed sleigh
  • Check into your private cabin at the ranch and enjoy a rest before dinner
  • Happy hour in the Great Room followed by 3-course formal dinner

Day Two
  • Breakfast at the resort
  • Downhill inner tubing - adult style - with returns up the tube hill via snowmobile 
  • Lunch on property  
  • Your choice of a cooking class with Executive Chef Jonathan, a one-horse open sleigh ride taking you on a magical loop throughout the snow-covered meadows, hot coco or coffee provided, or a guided backcountry skiing or snowshoeing tour in the National Forest surrounding the ranch
  • A late-afternoon spell of downtime 
  • Happy half-hour in the Great Room followed by a casual dinner 
  • Optional nighttime snowshoe tour offered after dinner, great star gazing opportunity 

Day Three
  • Begin the day with an early morning, all levels yoga class in the heated Barn Loft
  • Breakfast at the resort
  • Your choice of a horsemanship clinic and a snowy trail ride around the ranch, a guided backcountry skiing or snowshoeing tour in the National Forest surrounding the ranch, or simply read and relax by the fireplace in the Great Room
  • Lunch on property
  • Depart the ranch and head west to learn how to dog sled, then take out your own pack
  • Return eastbound towards Steamboat for dinner at the Ranch
  • Finish the evening with s’mores and night caps around the fire in the Great Room

Day Four
  • Breakfast at the resort
  • Full day adventure cat skiing Colorado’s fine, dry powder as can only be accessed via snow cat 
  • Lunch provided midday
  • After a full day of fresh tracks, transfer back to Hayden for your flight home
  • Depart Hayden via private aircraft 
  • Transported home via black car

Accommodations, activities, and restaurants are subject to change in the travel industry. Any necessary modifications will be updated here and Manifest will ensure the modifications are in keeping with the original intention and quality of the outlined trip.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Black car service between your home and a private terminal at Van Nuys Airport
    • Round-trip flights on private aircraft to/from Hayden
    • All transportation in Colorado as per the itinerary
    • Three nights at Vista Verde Ranch
    • All meals, activities, fees, and gratuities as per the itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Vista Verde Guest Ranch 
    • Private, quiet, luxurious cabins are located along the base of the hillside, and range from one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms with living rooms, wood stoves and private hot tubs out on the deck. Each cabin also offers a refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages and coffee maker. 
    • In addition to activity specific related facilities and supplies, the ranch also offers a fitness center, massages by appointment, weekly yoga, culinary, and photography classes, a seasonal swimming pool, and a Great Room with great views of the “Sunday Pasture” and a great roaring fire 

WHAT TO BRING

    • 3 Days of winter attire  
    • 3 Casual outfits for evenings
    • 1 Pair of snow pants 
    • 1 Snow jacket
    • Base layer tops and bottoms  
    • Additional warm layers as desired
    • Versatile footwear including snow boots and shoes suitable for horseback riding, cowboy boots will be available for rent if you prefer 
    • Goggles and helmet for downhill skiing, rentals available if you prefer 
    • Wool or fleece warm winter hat 
    • Wool or warm winter socks 
    • Heavy and light pairs of gloves
    • Personal toiletries
    • Swimsuit(s) for your private hot tub 
    • Small day pack or bag 
    • Sunglasses 
    • Water bottle
    • Camera

FAQ

Is there flexibility on which day we cat ski? 
For those powder enthusiasts among you, Manifest will be watching the weather as this trip approaches. If a given day of the trip is forecast to be a better ski day than the currently intended day, we do have flexibility to rearrange the other activities and accommodate this. 

Should I bring my own skis or downhill snowboard?
We recommend using our partner’s Armada specialty powder skis and/or Never Summer snowboards for your full day in the backcountry. Separate cross-country skis will be available for the ranch based ski touring. If you feel confident in your equipment’s ability for backcountry powder skiing, you are able to bring your own boots, skis or snowboard. However, due to the size of the aircraft cargo, please ship them in advance. Please contact your Manifest Customer Care Representative as we do have an industry partnership for this service and will cover this expense for you.

What if I have no experience with horses? 
Vista Verde Guest Ranch is well accustomed to accommodating all levels of riding skills, and will have no trouble accommodating your individual skill level. In fact, they have several more advanced horsemanship options and an indoor arena should you be interested in exploring different equine encounters. Additionally, if you know horses are not your area of interest, please communicate that with your Manifest Representative, and we will be happy to work with you to plan a ranch activity that is more to your liking.  

Will I be sharing a hotel room?
This trip is designed for two guests to be sharing a king bedded private, luxury cabin at Vista Verde Guest Ranch. If you or your travel companion prefer separate beds or prefer not to share a room, please let your Manifest Customer Care Representative know in advance, so we can work through that adjustment with you. 

Can you explain the Ranch’s technology policy to me? 
To help you embrace your inner Wild West, there are no phones or TV’s in the accommodations, but wireless internet is available in the Main Lodge at no charge. You are welcome to bring your devices as you see fit. 

dollar 7,630 pp

double occupancy (members only trip)

Jan 15 - Jan 18,

2021

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