The Birth of Smith Fork Ranch
Starting in the late 1960s, the Bar X Bar passed through the hands of a series of absentee owners, and fell into disrepair. When the Hodgson family bought the ranch it was a virtual ghost ranch. But they fell in love with its rustic charm and unmatched scenic beauty, and began a careful restoration.
Each building, most built between the 1920s and 50s was taken down, each log numbered, and re-built from the inside out. In the process, we inserted our own sense of classic style and taste, a sense of place, an adherence to enduring quality and, above all, honoring the ranch’s history.
Our passion and mission is to preserve and nurture the authentic western lifestyle and experience, and to share it with our guests at Smith Fork Ranch here in our magnificent corner of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.