With temperatures dropping and snow flurries imminent, the winter season is poised to get underway December 15, 2009, at The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch – a swank mountain retreat located along the Colorado/Wyoming border in the Little Snake River Valley and an idyllic setting for winter recreation.
Visitors to the craftsman-style lodge and spa, situated on a working cattle ranch spanning 200,000 acres, have access to an array of activities included in all-inclusive winter packages offered by Three Forks at special rates, as well as skilled guides to help guests traverse and explore this spectacular terrain. Highlights include:
Cross-Country Skiing: A favorite activity for winter visitors to Three Forks Ranch, cross-country skiing offers a combination of wide-groomed trails and backcountry experiences. With 50 kilometers of trails, skiers glide through the alpine forests and take in exhilarating views, all while experiencing a vigorous workout. Trained experts will guide guests through this unspoiled mountain paradise.
Downhill Skiing: Three Forks Ranch provides complimentary transportation to Steamboat Springs – just 75 minutes away and known for world-class skiing. Upon request, guests can be personally driven by a Three Forks guide, who will expedite lift transportation and equipment rental, and offer instruction.
Snowshoeing: Those with an adventurous spirit can deviate from the groomed trails and take a step back into the history of the Sierra Madres – a time when snowshoes were the means of transportation for mountain men and trappers.
Snowmobiling: Three Forks Ranch is sheer Nirvana for snowmobilers, with mile after mile of open powder. All rides are guided and snowmobilers traverse the backcountry on safe, environmentally sound four-cycle vehicles.
Dog Sledding: With a little instruction and lots of encouragement, guests can guide a team of dogs along the South Fork of the Little Snake River. This two- to three-hour adventure allows visitors to witness some of the most spectacular scenery at the ranch.
Sleigh Rides: A pair of strapping Belgian Quarter Horses – Jack and Jill – pull an open sleigh piled with warm furs and stocked with hot toddies. Day or evening pre-dinner rides for one or two couples are offered.
After a long day of fun-filled winter activities, Three Forks Ranch’s magnificent 35,000-square-foot lodge is a welcoming haven – with its beautifully appointed guest rooms, a luxurious spa and a warm, inviting lobby anchored by dual fireplaces.
All-Inclusive Winter Packages
The lodge’s special winter packages are offered through March 15, 2010 and include all lodging, meals, round-trip transportation to Mt. Werner Ski Area in Steamboat Springs, lift tickets, ski rental, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, sledding, backcountry skiing, spa access and spa treatments, plus round-trip ground shuttle service from Hayden, Colorado or Dixon, Wyoming airports to Three Forks Ranch.
*Guests can book a four-night stay during the winter and pay for only three nights (Offer not available from December 20, 2009 to January 3, 2010: required minimum five-night stay, the fifth night is free.)
*Deluxe guest room accommodations range from six nights and five days at $5,100 per person (includes five spa treatments per person, three meals per day and winter activities); to three nights and two days at $3,000 per person (includes two spa treatments per person, three meals per day and winter activity line-up).
*Suites range from six nights and five days at $6,600 per person (includes five spa treatments per person, three meals per day and winter activities); to three nights and two days at $3,750 per person (includes two spa treatments per person, three meals per day and winter activity line-up).
Guided skiing at Steamboat Springs and dog sledding excursions are not included in the pricing. Those interested should contact Three Forks Ranch for detailed information on costs, reservations and availability.
For more information, please call 970-583-7396 or visit the Web site at www.ThreeForksRanch.com.