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Our Colorado family dude and guest ranch has everything you need for an authentic “out West” vacation. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, river rafting, hot springs, delicious meals and more await you. We have summer adventures for everyone: families, adults, teens and children.
Want to get away during a quieter time of year and “do your own thing?” Got a group or event or planning a wedding? Come see us in the fall, winter or spring!


We are surrounded by fourteeners Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton, and nestled against the gorgeous Chalk Cliffs.


We often run specials and discounts, so check out what’s going on!


Everything you need to know about our seasonal rates, accommodations, and how to make a reservation.







"We brought our young teenagers here two years ago for the first the end of the week, they didn't want to leave. Last year we returned with even more family members who insist we return again...We've made family memories to last a lifetime (and) laugh all year long recalling funny things that happened at the Dude Ranch. What more could you ask for...The Perfect Dude Ranch!"
"We have been taking our family to DVR for over 20 years...After several years in attendance, we decided to go to Disney World one year instead...It was unanimous that DVR is where everyone wanted to return each summer from then on."
"There is no place on earth that provides the sense of rest for my soul that I feel when I drive through the entrance to Deer Valley each summer...Whatever your soul is needing on this trip - from a high country horseback riding to a quiet afternoon by the pool - it is available and acceptable at DVR."
"We had a great time! Everything exceeded my already high expectations! The kids loved the riding...but also the pool, the western town, meeting new friends, the hayride, even watching Grandma and Grandpa try square dancing."
"My favorite place to stay in Colorado!!!  Deer Valley has been going strong since 1954 and I hope they keep going for at least another 60 years."
"Disney World doesn't hold a candle to Deer Valley. This place gives families a chance to relax, explore, experience, and connect with each other as well as (with) new friends."
"We love to stay at dude ranch because it is comfortable, meaningful, and an incredible deal. It is way cheaper than a family counselor, and a lot more fun."
"Deer Valley Ranch is amazing!! We hope to go back again--it was that fun!! Deer Valley Ranch is our new family favorite!"
"We just completed our 7th trip to DVR...our home-away-from-home...better service than (we) have encountered in 5-star hotels."
"We are intentional about vacations and Deer Valley Ranch is intentional at making your experience a lifelong memory, one that you will want to reproduce year after year."
"This was our fourth family vacation at Deer Valley. Our grandkids keep asking to come back."
"I found this family dude ranch four years ago and we have returned each year since...It has a wonderful Christian flavor to it. All of my family...look forward to our one week vacation at the base of the Continental Divide below the Chalk Cliffs every year...Yep, BEST FAMILY VACATION I HAVE FOUND IN 63 YEARS!"
"All of our family loves Deer Valley Ranch, and I've had the added privilege of staying the fall...and in the spring. It's a time when you can enjoy the stillness of nature and snow on the Collegiate Peaks that surround you.  All of the staff are the same, happy, gracious people that serve their guests no matter what time of the year you visit."
"The Men of Southern Gables thank you again for your wonderful hospitality, food and serve at our (recent) retreat.  We are so blessed to have our long-standing relationship with you and we pray it will continue for many more years to come!"
"Once again you have exceeded our expectations in helping us have a FANTASTIC Spring Break ski trip!  Deer Valley Ranch is just wonderful, as it always is: the cabins, vistas, facilities, service and especially the neighborly deer. Our kids had an awesome time!"