Wind River Ranch Promo
|Wind River Ranch and Ministries
Estes Park, Colorado
A Christian Family Dude and Guest Ranch
|"Memories are made here- Memories that not only last a lifetime, but nourish a lifetime."|
|-- Ken Gire, Christian Author and Speaker--|
Wind River Ranch
Are you tired of being tired after your vacation?
Where to eat? What to do? Will everyone enjoy it? How do we get there? The decisions are endless and exhausting.
At Wind River Ranch, we take care of all the details for you. Our executive chef will prepare your meals, our wranglers will guide you through scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, and our exceptional staff will help your family rest, relax, and renew in a Christian atmosphere that is truly family friendly.
For over 80 years, guests have enjoyed the jaw-dropping beauty of Wind River Ranch. The ranch is perfectly placed between the majestic Longs Peak (14,259') just beyond our front gate and the Twin Sisters Mountain range as our back yard. God's beautiful creation surrounds you; from the soaring spires of Rocky Mountain National Park to gentle meadows blanketed with wildflowers. Wind River Ranch is the ideal spot for a summer vacation, far away from the heat and busyness of life.
A few of the reasons our guests return year after year:
At Wind River Ranch, you can be as active or relaxed as you want to be.
It's your vacation - why not enjoy it!
|Items to note on our site:
Please take a minute to view our new Promo Video found in the top right corner of this home page. You will also find two Testimonial Videos just below the Promo Video. At Wind River Ranch, we know that where you stay is very important to the overall experience. This is why we just completed master bedroom and master bathroom remodels on our deluxe cabins. Please go to the Cabin tab on the home page and check out the cabin blue print tab found to the right of the main Cabin tab. Here you can see photos and the unique layout of each cabin. The ranch has updated the mattresses, added elegant western bedding and remodeled each master bedroom and master bathrooms with granite counter, copper sinks, slate walk in showers, and many other touches. We want your cabin to feel like Home.
|Please call and book a vacation with us, our phone number is 1-800-523-4212.|
THE HISTORY OF WIND RIVER RANCHWind River Ranch was founded by an itinerant pastor named E.J. Lamb. Our current recreation hall sits where his homestead once sat. The only thing left from the original house is the fireplace in the recreational hall. The ranch is blessed to have the original log barn that was built somewhere around 1889.
The ranch was originally used as a mountain retreat when it was founded in the late 1880’s. E.J. Lamb put in a road continuing past the ranch at the time and was even able to charge a toll. It is rumored that he charged a toll coming and going. The ranch was then a working cattle ranch covering over 500 acres. Somewhere around 1930 the ranch was transformed by the Hutchinson’s into a Dude and Guest Ranch. In 1997 Wind River Ranch was transformed into a Christian Family Dude and Guest Ranch and is currently operated by a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization called Wind River Ministries.The ranch has only had 7 owners that we know about. This is due to the fact that nobody truly wanted to move away from the view of the Rocky Mountains that is found on this property. The current property encompasses 110 acres and is nestled between the Twin Sisters Mountains and the majestic 14,259 feet tall Long’s Peak. Wind River Ranch is beautifully located in what is now known as the Tahosa Valley.
If you are curious what the word “Tahosa” means, it is an old Indian word for “refrigerator magnet.” Other than that last little bit of trivia, the rest of the history shared above is true to the best of our knowledge. Please come and be part of the continued traditions of dude ranching here at Wind River Ranch and soak in the same views that drew E.J. Lamb to build his homestead here on this special piece of property.
- L. Schumacher , age 8, Texas
Family Camp SPECIALS for 2014
WEEK 12 - 20% Discount
WEEK 13 - 25% Discount
*EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX *