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September 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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
81122
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 5 days ago

Make your reservations, this place is wonderful. The location is excellent - and it is a quiet, relaxing place to get away from it all. The main building is a converted school from the 1930's that became a report for the Hollywood elite in the 1950's. Now, it was upgraded and they built many buildings in the Southwest style that house the guest rooms. The rooms are great and the bathrooms are huge, original, and welcoming. We had an additional outside shower. The grounds are immaculate and the pool area is inviting. We stayed two nights, the rates were low, and this was the highlight hotel of our entire trip.

sabledad - Miami, Florida


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been at the Hacienda almost a year ago, and I'm planning on going back. I was just thinking about my nice experience and decided to write the review. Customer service was excellent. I had time to stop by early in the morning, before check-in time, and the valet was kind and welcoming and showed me the grounds. Beautiful compound, the room was spacious and comfortable, the views and surroundings breathtaking. My husband arrived very late and we had a light dinner at the bar. He ordered a burger and liked it, I was able to order a dish from the restaurant menu and loved it! The next day, after a nice hike, we had brunch, and we were glad the light dinner and morning hike gave us a robust appetite! Everything was delicious, and beautifully presented. I cannot wait to go back!

Cristiana G


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, scenic, comfortable with fabulous views and hospitality begin to describe the experience at the resort. The resort is tucked away close to the mountains and offers majestic views south into the valley while embracing the mountains to the north. The service was very good and the rooms exquisitely furnished including freshly baked cookies made on-site. Brian at the reception happily assisted in printing and scanning documents that needed to be forwarded on a time-sensitive matter. Kudos Brian and thank you! Will definitely plan on returning.

JDSoui - Phoenix, Arizona


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch accommodations and top notch service at this lovely southwestern historic resort.The service is amazing, from the valet, to the reception, to the dining rooms to the housekeeping. Friendly and at your service. Best . We stayed in a Catalina King room with Mountain view. Lovely. They even have a charger plug in the room safe so you can charge your iPad while its locked up! They have thought of everything to make your stay pleasant. IF you want a horseback riding vacation I recommend a dude ranch as the riding here is minimal and you probably wouldn't want to go out more than once, but because it was historically a girls riding school at the turn of the century, it retains its ranch like feel. Southwestern adobe style buildings, with amazing gardens and courtyards and patios. Restaurants are very good. we had a lovely meal in the Grill on Saturday night with an amazing Spanish Classical guitarist, Eduardo. Casual meals in the other restaurant and a nice bar where we did Tequila tasting. Coffee is available in the lounge at 5 am and we sat and read the papers and it was very pleasant. (Coffeemakers are also in each room, but I never like those). Beautiful views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Exceptionaly clean. Can't go wrong here. Nice pools although small. Bar at one pool. We went for a weekend with friends and had a great time. Patrick gave us a wonderful tour of the property and knew all of the history!

Swgirl12 - Tucson, Arizona


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling with your dog, this hotel could not be more welcoming and accommodating. It is also a 5 star resort with excellent accommodations and restaurants. You can take your dog anywhere except for the indoor Grille restaurant. The Terraza restaurant is a patio restaurant where you can order from both menus. Our server was charming. We were seated at a high top table on tall wrought iron chairs with no cushions. My dog was a bit unsettled on the ground and wouldn't relax so I asked if they might be able to bring out one of the wicker dining chairs from the indoor patio for him to lay on. I should mention that he is a non-shedding miniature schnauzer. They couldn't have been nicer and brought it out and he immediately settled down so we could enjoy our dinner and time on the beautiful patio enjoying the food and mountain view. Now to the rooms. We stayed in room #1, which is an older room but has been updated. Very charming and comfortable. The beds were wonderful, great night's sleep! It has an outdoor walled patio with a fabulous west view for sunsets. You can sit out there with your pet and don't have to worry about them wandering away. Also, for your dog, they supply a dog bed and food bowl and complementary doggie treats and portable water dish. A plus is the mini fridge. The grounds are wonderful for exploring. The staff was so helpful, courteous and attentive. Unfortunately we were only there for one night, but as we have family in Tucson, I am already looking forward to many more stays at Hacienda del Sol. In the past we have stayed at other hotels in the area, but Hacienda has surpassed them all.

LY214 - Lake Arrowhead, California


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