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The view of the West Elk Range and Smith Fork Valley from Needle Rock in Spring

This spring take a break unlike any you have before.  Enough of the crowded beach resorts and the chaos.  Fly into the great Rocky Mountains of Colorado and stay at Smith Fork Ranch.  For one special month (May 19th – June 20th, 2011) we will be offering a unique variety of custom packages for you all, our friends, to come back to Smith Fork and take full advantage of springtime in the Rockies!

Learn to blow glass at a nearby studio

Raft the mighty waters of our nearby rivers, hike the peaks for epic views, fly fish the incomparable Gunnison River during the great salmon fly hatch, learn new horseback riding skills in our arena, even learn a new craft – pottery perhaps, painting, or glass blowing from world renowned masters.  The choice is yours.

The road to the Ranch in spring

Follow the road back to the Ranch this spring and take that horseback ride you didn’t get a chance to take last trip or land that big fish in the Gunnison or just kick back and relax with a creekside massage and spa treatment followed by a romantic fireside dinner on the Pavilion.  Spring and early summer are a unique time to be at SFR – the great winds from Utah have settled, the flowers are blooming, the mood is serene, and the activity options are endless.

Some of our friends from last year hiking through the great green woods

Let your friends at Smith Fork Ranch help you experience the extraordinary wonders of the Rockies and this special region of Colorado in spring.  We can customize a trip just for you complete with favorite activities, new adventures, and surprises!


Enjoy a comfortable suite in one of our historic cabins, each room uniquely decorated with American antiques and custom furnishings and every room has a view!

Ring or email reservations – 970.921.3454 – info@smithforkranch.com – for more details and availability.

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For several years SFR has enjoyed the beauty and serenity of a winter morning in the Rocky Mountains all to ourselves.  So we thought next year why not share the fun with all of you – and open for winter!  We will be offering a variety of nordic activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling.


photo courtesy of James Ray Spahn Photographer

In addition, we will have indoor pursuits for those more inclined to a seat by a toasty fire or warm oven, such as puzzle and card game tournaments, knitting and cooking classes, learning to tie flies, or just enjoying the solitude of a good book, a hot drink, and a fire.  We will help you master the art of enjoying yourself at our one of a kind destination amongst incomparable Rocky Mountain surroundings.

Never tried cross country skiing before?  No worries!  We will have the equipment and knowledgable guides to introduce you to this wonderful sport.  Wanting to move a little faster?  Experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling in the wilderness!  Even a simple snow shoe expedition in the white woods is a thrill.  And returning to the lodge for a warm cider or coco and homemade soup is incredibly satisfying.

A Colorado mountain winter may have a chill some days but nearly every day the sun is out and the possibilities are endless.  And next year we’ll have great holiday packages available complete with unique classes, special events, and plenty of merriment!  Some special holiday events in the works include our Holiday Bazaar with a wide variety of local artists, craftsmen, and vintners, cookie and tree decorating, and speciality dinners and brunches.

courtesy of James Ray Spahn Photographer

So when you start thinking about Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years Eve and the holiday planning begins again, consider Smith Fork Ranch – where we’ll take care of everything and you can just have FUN!

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Subscribe to the fabulous and delicious edibleASPEN and be entered to win a trip for two to Smith Fork Ranch – including accommodations, gourmet farm to table cuisine, and ranch amenities!*

Visit http://www.ediblecommunities.com/aspen/ for more details and to subscribe!

And visit http://www.smithforkranch.com for more information on our Western Colorado luxury guest ranch!

Winner will be announced February 14th – enter to win today!!!

Savor farm to table cuisine from our organic farmstead garden and surrounding farms

Fly fish our three plus miles of private waters in pristine surroundings

Enjoy multi-course seated dinners with wine pairings from our cellar of over 500 wines

Horseback ride through thousands of acres of the surrounding forests and wilderness

Relax in our comfy beds with deluxe sheeting and down comforters

*some black out dates apply; tax, alcohol, guided activities, excursions, and service charge are not included

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Recent guest and diamond expert Rordan Shane, of The Shane Co., shares his proposal story (which took place here at Smith Fork Ranch) with the world.

Tom Shane’s World – The Big Moment

Congratulations Rordan and Amanda!

Do you have any memorable romantic moments from SFR?  Or would you like to make some?

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