While many newlyweds will opt for a getaway in the Caribbean during the winter months, let us fill you on a hidden gem located just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Vista Verde Ranch, a luxurious ranch resort, offers the perfect balance of romance and excitement. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination for those adventurous at heart.
Upon arrival, you’re greeted by kind staff members who without hesitation offer to show you around. Their spirit mixed with the warmth of the lodge will make you feel right at home. After you get settled in, you’re invited to join the other guests and staff for a cocktail hour before dinner which is the perfect way to kick off your honeymoon.
At dinner, a staff member will come around and assist you and your honey in deciding your activities for the following day. Winter at the ranch is action-packed. From snowmobiling and snowshoeing to horseback riding lessons and trail rides, there are different activities to keep you busy each day. It’s okay if you’re inexperienced in an activity. The guides at Vista Verde Ranch are patient and extremely helpful in assuring you not only have a great time but that you’re safe and use proper technique in all activities. The ranch has all the necessary equipment you don’t have to weigh down your bags and can make room for an extra change of clothes. Vista Verde Ranch even provides you with a packing list.
Fuel up every morning, afternoon and evening with the amazing cuisine prepared fresh by the in-house executive chef and his team. Each day you’ll be surprised with new options that will excite your palette. And, depending on the dates of your stay, you may get to enjoy a 5-course exquisite dining experience with paired wines. There are also a handful of cooking classes, wine, and beer tasting events that you can partake in throughout the week. What better souvenir is there than taking home new cooking skills and of course, many memories.
For those with a sweet tooth, Vista Verde Ranch didn’t forget about you. The pastry chef is just as talented and leaves a jar of cookies out in the lodge to be enjoyed throughout the day. Grab one, or two to indulge in with hot cocoa by the fire.
Most nights after dinner the ranch puts on optional entertainment including trivia, live music, and dancing. Trust us when we say you’ll go to bed will full bellies and warm hearts each and every night.
If you’re worried about getting some alone time as newlyweds, don’t! When selecting your type of stay, be sure to ask Vista Verde Ranch about their honeymoon package. We recommend choosing to lodge in a private cabin. Many come equipped with their own hot tub and breathtaking views of the horses and mountains — perfect for winding down with a glass of wine or beer after a full day of activities. Need some extra R&R? Book a massage for you and your spouse.
Booking your honeymoon at Vista Verde Ranch is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. But, you don’t have to say goodbye. Many guests depart with a “see you later” and return year after year to experience the personalized service at this all-inclusion ranch resort.