Lake Mancos Ranch is located at 42688 CR "N'' in Mancos, Colorado and belongs to the Dude Ranchers' Association. The ranch is at 8,000 feet overlooking the San Juan Mountains La Plata Range. There are horse trails for the over eight head of horses and 2 million acres of the Colorado National Forest.
There are a number of features to make your stay at the Lake Marcos Ranch more enjoyable. These include visiting the Mesa Verde National Park, go river rafting or visit the sleeping Ute ride. There is a children's cookout, adult team penning, cowboy' poetry and family activities. There are horseback rides for families, a kid's campout, mountain' biking and hiking opportunities at the ranch. The Lake Mancos Ranch has a breakfast cookout, swimming, panning for gold, fishing and an old fashion hayride for its guests. There are also kids' arena games and either all or half day rides into the high country.
The rates for the Lake Mancos Ranch include a six night package for Sunday through Saturday with all the horseback riding, activities and miles included. There are rates for non-riders as well. The season is from May 30 until September 25. The cost of the American Plan Rates is $1750 for adults, $1295 for those ages six to seventeen and $1045 for those ages four and five. The rate for children under the age of four is $200. The adult only season is from August 16th until September 25th. The sales tax of 5.25% and the 15% fee for the resort are not included in the pricing. The facility offers a three day minimum partial week when arrival is on a Sunday or Monday; these are based on available space.
The dining room at the Lake Mancos Ranch is in a western style and serves home cooked meals both in a buffet and a family style. There is a breakfast buffet, salad bar, vegetables and a range of fresh fruits to ensure that everyone finds something to suit their taste. There are even desserts available on the menu. In order to keep the atmosphere at the ranch family friendly guests are asked to keep alcoholic beverages in their rooms and the facility does not serve them.
The Ranch offers flexible choices for lodging including two or three bedroom cabins with a separate living room and a front porch. Most of the cabins come with two bathrooms. The rooms in the Ranch House at Lake Mancos Ranch are large and have their own private bathrooms. The master bedrooms in the cabins have King sized beds and a refrigerator. The facility provides maid service on a daily basis.
The Lake Mancos Ranch lodge has a circular fireplace and offers coffee and juice in the mornings. The lodge is adjacent to the sauna and hot tub; outside there is a heated swimming pool. The recreation hall is separate and offers activities for the children. There are also basketball, ping pong, volleyball, horseshoes and a variety of other games available.