by Julie Bielenberg
The Ranch at Emerald Valley is a cowboy-style outfit with 10 cabins and a main lodge at 8,200 feet in the Pike National Forest. Guests can fly fish, hike, mountain bike, explore mountains on horseback, participate in authentic western cattle drives, unwind in outdoor hot tubs, and enjoy gourmet cuisine and Rocky Mountain sunsets from a panoramic terrace. Just a short ride up the mountain from The Broadmoor, the Ranch at Emerald Valley is an all-inclusive retreat that combines the rustic charm of a wilderness enclave with The Broadmoor’s incomparable luxury and service.
This is a true, five-star, Western experience. From cuisine, to onsite fishing in the picturesque stocked fish pond, there is entertainment and activity for children ages six and older. There are lawn games, board games and card games in the main lodge, plenty of snacks and beverages between five-star meals, and most importantly, the most hospitable staff imaginable. You will feel so special at this location just 45 minutes from the Broadmoor’s Main Resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite activity indoor and outdoor
- Gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Gorgeous family cabins
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Sonya C
Very nice location and staff. Especially Craig the camp manager. We only had a short stay but our in room fireplace did not work the entire time. It was only fixed on departure day in preps for next guest. For the price/value of this stay, I would have certainly liked to take advantage of the fireplace in our cabin and would have expected it would be checked before our arrival. One other suggestion for improvement: Label the food items and post the ingredients for those of us that have food allergies. We made it clear we were gluten "and" dairy free before our arrival, but there were no food items already put out that met this criteria. Had to be made while others were already dining. And, simply labeling the food items (like done at the Broadmoor brunch) would be extremely helpful. Thank you! Sonya Cox
by Beth A
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by staying three nights at The Broadmoor Ranch at Emerald Valley. What fun we had - it was like camp for adults. Lots of outdoor activities - hiking, horseback riding, fishing, archery, tetherball (yes, like you played on school playgrounds), kayaking, canoeing, roasting s'mores, cowboy coffee. Each cabin has a front porch to sit and read on, while petting the ranch dog and cat. Beautiful amenities, comfortable beds, and amazing meals - all included (including gratuities) in the lodging fee - pricey, but better than the main Broadmoor as far as all-in cost. So stress-free, we really kicked back and decompressed and disconnected (there are no TV's and WiFi/network connections are spotty). We highly recommend it.