Double G Ranch
A ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY FOR HORSE AND NATURE LOVERS
DOUBLE G RANCH is situated in the heart of Western – Colorado on a high plains plateau between Montrose and Ridgway – a hideaway laidback in silence and privacy but still close to the airport, shops and plenty of restaurants.
The ranch features 40 acres and is very close to the open public land with more than 3000 acres, perfect for horseback-riding in solitude and beauty.
Our ranch is located a 20 minute drive from Montrose. The town offers a variety of shopping possibilities and an airport with connecting flights – operated either by United Airlines or American Airlines – to Denver, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles and Newark; which can vary. Ridgway is also a 20 minute drive from our ranch and it is a pittoresque cowboy-city with magnificent restaurants and art galleries – everything you need during your holidays.
The ranch offers five newly renovated rooms and suites furnitured in a transition style (a stylish mix of Colorado Country Life and New York Loft Style) for max 12 guests. The house contains four open fireplaces, which create a warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere.
Our guests can enjoy their days and evenings in our beautiful open living / dining area (+/- 600 sq.ft) and in the separate guest-lounge with a bar, pool-table and open fireplace.
A very special highlight of the ranch is the spacious deck towards the east and south and containing a big hot-tub where you can relax after an exciting day. On this deck you can enjoy the stunning Colorado weather with 300 days of sun, the incredible view of the mountains and elk and deer which graise near the house.
In the morning the scent of a delightful breakfast of a german – american mix attracts our guests to enter the kitchen island. Lunch – on request – (or lunch boxes for the daily trips and rides) will be served in the open kitchen / dining / living area or in summer on the spacious deck.
Dinner (priced separately) will be served on a long inviting banquet table. Our meat is high quality organic. Steaks and burgers as well as all kinds of BBQ meats are presently provided by our neighbors who run a sustainable open range farm. Seafood is coming from the best stores in Montrose. As well our guests have the choice to enjoy. the gastronomic highlights in Ridgway, Ouray or Montrose.
The climate of Colorado is another big plus:
+/- 300 days of sunshine with low humidity, clear blue skies throughout the year, clean air, perfect champagne snow, breathtaking sunsets as well as a starlit sky during the night will make your body and soul excited and happy.
Example of a
DOUBLE G RANCH-WEEK
The day starts with a delightful breakfast. If you decide to horsebackride you now will be introduced to our horses, the main actors on our ranch. Early birds are very welcome to feed and take care of the horses together with us.
You may also choose to participate (on separate expenses) in the many tours that highlight Colorado as well as Utah with it´s desert national parks. Those tours you can do on your own or accompanied by us.
The horses are trained by our hostess Sandra influenced by the training methods of a “Natural Horseman“ concentrating on the trust between horse and human. Those methods are created by horse-trainers such as Buck Brennaman (The Horse Whisperer) , Monty Robert , Pat Parelli, Ray Hunt, Sam Powell and Tom Lyons.
Sandra will introduce our guests to those methods and this definitely will be a personal highlight of the ranch – week.
Riding style is western riding (riding experience of 3 – 5 years is required) on well trained horses and control of all horsewalks is requirement.
You will experience wonderful guided rides and trailrides in breathtaking surroundings.
Last not least Ralph Lauren has been attracted to our wonderful area by owning a ranch nearby.
For non-riders we offer as well a unique ranch experience. You will find the perfect mix of adrenaline and relaxation. We offer countless varieties of activities . Enjoy the pristine flora and fauna of the Black Canyon National Park as well as wide plains, canyons and the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.
We will exceed your expectations with our high standard, our individual and personal care and a grand variety of activities. We will offer you fun, action, adventure and relaxation and as many activities as you wish.
Come to Colorado and enjoy ultimate and unforgettable vacations.