Why Smith Fork Ranch Is The Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Escape

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with us at Smith Fork Ranch! Early September is one of the most gorgeous times of year in the North Fork Valley – and that’s saying something. The leaves start to change color. The temperatures cool down a bit. And our little slice of Rocky Mountain paradise takes on an otherworldly glow. Those are just a few reasons why Smith Fork Ranch is the place you want to be for your long Labor Day weekend. Here are a few more. 

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Great Fall Deals

What’s better than three perfect all-inclusive nights at Smith Fork Ranch? How about a fourth night … for free? For the fall season (Aug. 28-Oct. 31, 2016) that’s just what you’ll get. Added bonus for Coloradans – Smith Fork Ranch is offering 20% Off Fall Rates for Colorado Residents. Check out the rates page for more details and call 970-921-3454 for reservations.

Fly Fishing Heaven

Smith Fork Ranch provides premier fly-fishing, with more gold medal fishing water nearby than any other five-star destination in Colorado. September is a great time to try to land the big one, with browns or brookies plentiful in the three private miles of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River that runs through the ranch. No need to bring your gear – we’ve got it all here. Learn more.

Endless Outdoor Adventure

Fly fishing not your thing? No worries – there are countless outdoor activities at Smith Fork Ranch, suitable for all ages and proclivities. Ride the trails that surround the ranch on horseback, with a panoramic vista around every bend. Take aim on our sporting clay center or archery range. Take an exhilarating ride through the mountains on one of our bikes. Take a trip to the nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Or simply stroll SFR’s beautiful grounds, enjoying the soothing sights and sounds of the North Fork Valley. Learn more.

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Chef Marcus’ Culinary Wizardry

Don’t expect typical ranch fare at Smith Fork Ranch. Executive Chef Marcus Parrott has a passion for creating artisanal food with a focus on local production – a large portion of the ingredients he uses come from North Fork Valley farms just down the road from the ranch. Some of it doesn’t even have to come that far, thanks to our organic farmstead. And of course, we’re serious wine lovers here too, with a carefully curated, Wine Spectator award-winning cellar stocked with more than 400 fine vintages from around the globe. Learn more.

Rustic Luxury

Smith Fork Ranch has a rustic feel – but you won’t exactly be roughing it while you’re here. Guests stay in restored historic log buildings, furnished with American primitive antiques, custom-designed furniture and original art from the best western and Native American artisans. Luxurious amenities include handmade soaps and organic lotions, plush robes and towels, feather beds and down comforters, daily housekeeping, an on-site concierge service, hot tubs and Wi-Fi. And did we mention our full-service spa?

Remember: If you can’t make it for Labor Day holiday, we’re open all fall through Halloween! Check out our special fall rates and call 970-921-3454 for reservations.

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