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Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa in Durango, Colorado

Breathe in crisp mountain air, exhale the stress from your busy world, and drink in breathtaking views of towering mountains and lush forest at Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa. In the heart of Colorado's San Juan National Forest, this remarkable dude ranch is your escape from it all to the tranquility of the country. Charming one- to four-bedroom log cabins are spacious, quiet and bright, offering cozy warmth. A brilliant glow illuminates the separate living room and the stone fireplace comforts you throughout the night as you rest in deeply plush beds. Enjoy a full kitchen and dining area, as well as an expansive wooden deck with a classic country swing, perfect for an evening watching the sun set behind the mountains. At Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa cast off from the world and discover yourself all over again.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Old Lodge at the Lake, then spend the day reconnecting with nature. Horseback ride over endless forest trails, or head up into the mountains for more advanced riding. Become a true "dude" at the ranch and spend a day sorting cattle, which will delight the whole family. Hike and mountain bike through the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness, and then relax with a fly-fishing trip along Vallecito Creek and Pine River. Spend an exciting day on the nearby Animas River and experience the rush of whitewater rafting, or perhaps relax and pamper yourself with a day at Wit's End Spa. In the afternoon take in the mountain beauty in its entirety from high above in a hot air balloon or zipping through the skies in a glider. With evening setting in over the Colorado wilderness make your way back to the Old Lodge for the fabulous nightly dinner. Serving everything from full classic barbecues to world cuisine, each meal offers the perfect end to a wonderful day at Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa.

Location of Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa

Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa
254 County Road 500 KRW Vallecito Lake
Durango, Colorado

Nearest Airport: DEN

Amenities for Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 34 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Hiking Trails
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Horse Stables
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Fishing Pond
  • Barbeque Area
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Tennis Court
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • Televisions
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Walks
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Volleyball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddleboating
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Nearby
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Wits End Guest Ranch Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 22 hours ago

This place really is THE oasis in the desert SW. Stay was excellent, bed and room beyond comfortable and service at the pool great. The attentiveness of the staff makes this small resort feel like a country club. Just don't ask for a Long Island Iced Tea at the pool bar. Seemed what I got was a John Daly instead. There was a wedding happening here this weekend, but service elsewhere did not seem to suffer. Sunday Brunch seems a big event here, and we were woefully underdressed as resort guests but the brunch was quite good. HOWEVER....On check-in I waited 20 minutes for someone to check me in and when they did finally arrive (too busy in the gift shop), they did not hand me the breakfast cards with my reservation. Most appalling, when asking for a late check out the guy seemed completely confused as to what to do, but when his colleague chimed in from across the other desk to say $50, he charged me for two additional hours. Note last year we stayed until 6pm NO CHARGE. I thought this was a nice touch, but this year, this was a complete unnecessary rip off after paying perhaps the highest nightly rate in the foothills for this weekend. When I asked for it to be removed, I was just outright ignored! As a return guest I was highly annoyed at being nickeled and dimed at a resort I spent over $1,200 at for 3 nights. Yes the place is exclusive and small but keep treating return guests like this and you can kiss my business and referrals goodbye.

palmster - Newtown, PA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I spent our anniversary at this resort and it was beautiful. Our room was casita style and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a pool and 2 hot tub areas, and horseback riding (we did not go riding but a fabulous setting for a ride). There are 2 restaurants on site, one casual and one more formal. Our first night we went to the casual restaurant and we were given a menu that had a nice selection of tacos, salads and entrees including a flat iron steak. We both ordered the steak. Our steaks arrived, not looking at all typical of flat iron steak but very appealing. They were the best steaks ever!!! We kept remarking that the beef in AZ was beyond greatness! Then we got the bill and our $21 flat iron steaks were the filet of steak not even on the menu but on the menu for the upscale restaurant. Twice the price. We should have known:). We did not say anything because sometimes surprises are just meant to be. That steak dinner was our anniversary dinner and we would never have ordered it at that price. We were so happy for this unexpected surprise. The second night my husband had tacos that he said were very good and I had the harvest salad that was delicious. We really liked this place and would absolutely go back.

Honeymoonjunkie - Victoria, BC

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great way to get away! Beautiful scenery, great food, and so much to offer! Loved it and never wanted to leave! Love the pool at sunset. Couldn't get a better, relaxing view! The pool was warm, hot tub relaxing, and room was amazing!

Candice L - Indianapolis, Indiana

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Our time at Hacienda del Sol was 'soul refreshing' and I think we'll be referring to it in the future as 'Hacienda del Soul!' The setting is simply spectacular - a little oasis in a beautiful desert environment. Our room was also lovely - with southwest decor and design detail that was beautiful. It was very difficult to leave, but we did so feeling rested and refreshed, having enjoyed the beauty of nature from our own little balcony. We enjoyed sunrises and sunsets, desert birds with nests in the saguaro cactus, and even spotted a herd of javelinas in the distance! We would come back in a heartbeat and have already recommended this lovely resort to family and friends, something we rarely do.

Marilyn C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is amazing. The Casitas are a great getaway. They are spacious and some have outdoor showers. The resort has multiple pools. There is a bar / restuarant and a fancier restuarant--the Grill. I recommend reservations for either. The bar restuarant has outdoor seating and often entertainment. When we were there they had a blues singer performing. The Grill has a Sunday brunch that is to die for. It's $$$$ but worthy of a try at least once--a special occasion is nice here. Lastly make time to stroll around the grounds and read the history of the resort. It was an old girls school many years ago. It's fascinating. Also the owners seem to have a knack for metal sculpting. There are many fun sculptures all over the grounds. It's a fun, getaway weekend for couples.


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