Majestic Dude Ranch
What We Love
- The rate includes all meals, drinks (including wine), river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, the use of a mountain bike, a tour of Mesa Verde and access to the local rodeo
- Cabin refrigerators can be stocked in advance
- Authentic cattle roundups
- Proximity to Durango and Mesa Verde National Park
- A baseball diamond and batting cages
What To Know
- This package is for a 6-night stay
- Family-friendly vibe; there are hayrides, gold panning and group counselors for kids 4 through 17
- Altitude is about 8,000 feet
- All activities are optional
- Even in the summer it gets chilly after sunset
- Located on a dirt road 5 miles from a small town; nightlife is scarce
- There are no TVs in the cabins, but cell phone reception is good and WiFi is free
- Valet parking is free
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Mancos, Majestic Dude Ranch is on a river and within the region of Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center and Mesa Verde National Park Entrance. This family-friendly ranch is within the region of Point Lookout Trail and Knife Edge Trail.
Make yourself at home in one of the 19 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your room comes with a Tempur-Pedic bed. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and supervised childcare/activities.
Satisfy your appetite at the ranch’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
How to Get There
Our Grandfather took his kids, grand kids, and great-grand kids to Majestic Dude Ranch for our family vacation 2018. We are not the easiest to please with an age range from 1 to 87 years old, a variety of injuries, and some particularly picky people. I cannot stress enough how great everything was. My grandfather had a recent surgery, but the staff made sure he was a comfortable as possible every step of the way. The went above and beyond to meet our family photo requests and set up a poker tournament for us.
My own little family of four in the group, including two toddlers, had an amazing time. Michelle was happy to take our girls to play so my husband and I could go mountain biking and horse back riding. Robert, the owner, and his wife brought their 2 year old son over so our almost 2 year old daughter could dance with him.
Every day was exhausting in the best possible way. by day three, my 3 year old wanted to eat with her friends, the other guests children. It was like summer camp for families. We did a lot of activities as a family and a lot separately. There are a few options for every time block, so you get to hang out with different members of your family and guests based on mutual interest.
Highlights for us were my kids playing with Michelle, riding lessons with Cindy, Nancy taking care of every fire with a smile, and James in the dining room making every meal as comfortable as eating at home. I can't wait to take my girls when they can ride the big horses instead of just the miniature ones, though there is nothing cuter than a toddler sitting on a mini horse learning to say woah and pull back on the reins. (THANK YOU CINDY!!!)
We weren't sure about spending a week of summer vacation at a Dude Ranch... away from the beach and our type of "vacation and relaxation." But we couldn't have been more surprised and pleased. It was the best vacation our family of four has ever taken and we would go back again and again if f we could. from Robert the owner, to Mr. Lee head wrangler, every single person we met were the nicest, friendliest people ever. The way the activities are coordinated also allowed for an incredible experience with other guests; some of which will be our forever friends. The food was incredible and you are never left hungry. Our two boys, ages 7 and 10, played and enjoyed themselves from 8am - 10pm every day and never once touched an electronic. It was such an educational, yet fun vacation for them and we are so grateful and lucky to have visited. We cannot recommend the Majestic Dude Ranch more... so much that I contemplate quitting my job and applying for a summer job at the MDR in Mancos! Just beautiful and life changing. Stop reading about it and book it! Oh... and the most incredible orthopedic beds in the cutest cottages ever! I have a bad back and never had such a good sleep!
We visited Majestic with over 40 family members. We had people from 4 months to late 60s. Everyone had a fabulous time. The staff were uniformly wonderful and friendly. They went out of their way to engage and encourage participation. The Majestic Event and Human Foosball were favorites.
The food was also outstanding. They were very accommodating of vegetarian and allergy alternatives. Snacks & an assortment of beverages were available 24 hours.
I can't think of one negative thing to say about this ranch and the staff.......we held our 3rd family reunion here and what can I say everything and everyone was amazing from the time we arrived to the time we left ...... the food was behind delicious ! The cabins very cute,clean the beds so comfortable I didn't want to get up in the morning..... the activities a blast and great for every age I have not laughed so hard in so long ....... the staff and owners I can't put into words how friendly and amazing they were so patient with the kids so kind hearted every single one of them ...... they truly made this years family reunion one we will never forget!!!
Our eleven member family, ages 5 to 72, spent a delightful week here in late June. From the time Robert, the Owner picked us up in Durango until he delivered us to the airport after our wonderful week, we all were happy, agreeing it was the best vacation ever. Activities for all ages, morning to night, friendly professional staff, excellent food---we all left very satisfied and talking of returning soon.