Tumbling River Ranch is known for exceptional food, outstanding programs for kids, warm hospitality, but what we are the proudest of is the crew that we are able to put together each and every summer. We have a two-generation tradition of hiring staff that want to be at the ranch and be with our guests. Started by the on-site owner that are there every day to work with the staff to make sure our guests feel our western hospitality. Owner, Megan does all the hiring herself and truly believes it makes a difference to find those kids that understand she and her husband and their ranch. Scott and Megan hire kids they enjoy being around and want around their three kids. Each staff member has a strong commitment to the ranch and excessing guest expectation.
Our staff get to know our guests before they even arrive. We encourage our staff to know where our guests are from, each family member’s names and why they have chosen us for their dude ranch vacation. Our staff eat each meal among our guests, they’re at all of our activities and evening activities and more importantly are a huge part of our culture. We are the true family ranch…no levels of management, no departments…just a family feel that works together. Our guests find our staff to be energetic and service-oriented. Each room, has profiles so your family can learn about these awesome kids who will be a big part of your week.
Extremely family friendly, not too large (50-60) guests, food that’s way up on the scale, activities that make you explore the beautiful creation around the Ranch, and staff that you really get to know and appreciate. Hospitality is exceptional.
The personal touch is intrinsic to this family run company and the staff they employ are totally engaging with the guests.
What keeps us coming back though is the staff. Each year, we meet a group of new wranglers and guides as well as some returning staff. They are such a great group of people that we can now call family and friends.
Jason and Kelley Sikes
We spent a fabulous week in early June at TRR. The scenery, amazing staff,great food and fun activities created the perfect environment for our best vacation yet. The wranglers were knowledgeable and patient, which made even the young riders (and their moms) comfortable. The owners and staff were nothing short of amazing in every way--service, friendliness, engagement with children...there just are not enough good things to say.
President, Conlin Travel
At Conlin Travel, we book many family and multigenerational family vacations. I can say, without hesitation and to the person, families we sent to Tumbling River Ranch come back saying it was the best family vacation they have ever had. When children are happy, parents are happy and that’s guaranteed to happen at Tumbling River Ranch.
I wish I didn't have to leave! Tumbling River Ranch is such a special place. Our main focus was to get to ride while at TRR and we were taken on the most amazing rides I have ever been on. The scenery will forever be etched in my mind. The wranglers do an amazing job of taking care of all levels of riders and make the trail rides so fun as well as breathtaking. I highly recommend the overnight pack trip- it was a highlight! I could go on and on....I will just say it is a place you need to go and experience for yourself and you will be so happy you did. I hope to go back again!
Chief of Wilderness Stewardship, National Park Service
In September of 2016 I coordinated a 4 day wilderness stewardship training session at Tumbling River Ranch for 24 National Park Service personnel. Our group was extremely impressed with all aspects of TRR, including the conference faciliites, quality food, comfortable and economical lodging, friendly and competent staff, and Megan and Scott's hospitality and attention to sevice. The serene location at the foot of the Mount Evans Wilderness in the Colorado high country served as the perfect venue to meet our training objectives. I hope to host another training session at TRR someday in the future.