Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Singles Week at the Majestic Dude Ranch

Come join the fun for "Singles Week" which runs Sept. 18th - 24th at the Majestic Dude Ranch. Book online and enter the code MDFRIEND to get 20% off your stay on the ranch for that week!

Join in activities such as horse back riding, fly fishing, archery, line dancing, white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, screenings under the stars, swimming and much more!

Come enjoy the cool air, changing fall colors and possibly meet someone special.  Book your trip today!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Come see fall colors and a movie crew at the Majestic Dude Ranch!

Now that the kids are back to school – it’s time to treat yourself to a fantastic week at the Majestic Dude Ranch.  Due to an overwhelming level of success and support, we’ve decided to extend the season and keep the property open until the second week of October. The colors of the foliage and the turning of the seasons is simply too beautiful to be missed, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s during the day to 50s at night and snow not arriving until December in these parts.

In addition to all the activities and amenities that have already made the summer a smash, we’ll be hosting a Singles week from September 18th - 24th. Come and meet other singles in love with the outdoors and leave with some great new friends.

Beginning on September 24th, a feature film, entitled “Out West” will be shooting scenes on the Ranch and guests will have a unique opportunity to watch and interact with the cast and crew, which includes Lou Diamond Phillips (“Young Guns”, “Stand by Me”) and Parker Posey (“Superman Returns”, “Waiting for Guffman”).

As always, our first rate staff will be on hand to make your stay the best it could possibly be. Don’t let the Back to School racks fool you, it’s still time to relax and enjoy nature at the Majestic Dude Ranch.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Movies Under the Stars

Here at the Majestic Dude Ranch, we have a host of activities including everything from hay rides to horseback riding.  One thing I am proud to include on the ranch is a weekly movie screening under the stars.  Before becoming a ranch owner, I owned the historic Crest Theatre in Los Angeles. After 7 years of owning the theatre, I was ready to escape the rat race of the big city and start this exciting new adventure here in Mancos, Colorado.  I still love movies and I get a kick out of sharing them with our guests!  We have an outdoor screen and a section of western movies on DVD that we show at the ranch including 3:10 to Yuma (1957 version) and Blazing Saddles (30th Anniversary Special Edition).  No western series would be complete without several films from the legendary John Wayne!  We have a bunch of his best films on DVD including True Grit, The CowboysFort Apache, Rio Bravo and The Searchers.  We also picked up a Roy Rogers DVD box set that includes 20 films!

Our screenings also feature fresh popcorn free of charge!  This is quite a change for me since selling popcorn was how I kept the theatre afloat!

Let us know if you have any western film favorites that you'd like to see on your visit to the ranch!  

Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer Scrapbook 2011

Sorry it has been a while since we've posted.  This summer has been action packed and filled with rides on the trail, line dancing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking, archery and much more!  We earned some great reviews on Trip Advisor and Top 50 Ranches!  The guests have had a great time and will hopefully take away memories that will last forever.  Many of them are already making plans to return next summer!!  Check out our slide show and make plans to come visit the ranch.  You have a horse and a cozy cabin just waiting for your arrival.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Save Money on Your Next Dude Ranch Vacation!!!

So you’re finally realized that there is no better vacation than a Dude Ranch – what took you so long?  Dude ranches have resulted in more tears (fact based on Kleenex sales in the US) than any other vacation – yes, people cry when they leave.  So why do people continue to bake themselves in warm weather spots like Hawaii, the Caribbean instead of visiting the pristine, serene mountain ranges of the great American West.  Biggest reason is cost - so we’ve taken the liberty to show you how much money you’ll actually save, yes save, by the dude ranch experience in 2011:

Let’s use Hawaii as an example:

250.00 hotel room
200.00 meals
200.00 surfing lessons
10.00 suntan lotion
3000.00 Surgery to remove skin cancer lesions


Ok, so maybe, just maybe you’ll survive without the surgery but you’re still looking at paying $700.00 per day, staying in a hotel that isn’t nearly as nice as your home and meeting the same people you’d typically see in your hometown.  At a dude ranch (especially the Majestic Dude Ranch), you’re looking at staying in a spacious cabin with porch, rocking chairs and surrounded by massive pine, aspen trees in the lush 8,000 elevation next to the gorgeous La Plata Mountain range, which is also known as little Switzerland.  And instead of getting burnt to a crisp and chafed from surfing, you’ll be riding into the sunset on horseback, taking a $3000.00 full-suspension mountain bike on our 2 million acres of public access land, whitewater rafting off the famous Animas River, tying your own fly and catching a trophy trout same day, using our brand new Malibu kayaks at our spacious lake, enjoying gourmet meals and enjoy a good night’s sleep on our new Tempur-pedic mattresses in all master bedrooms. 

All this only costs $1,950 for a 6 night stay per adult.  That breaks down to a cost of only $325.00 per day with meals and activities included!!!!  In this harsh economy, you can’t beat a deal like that!  Besides you won’t have to worry about skin cancer, shark attacks or a drain on your wallet. Get back in touch with nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Kleenex not included.

Happy Trails and Warmest Regards,

Your Friends at the Majestic Dude Ranch!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Exciting News...

Happy and sad to report that the Majestic Dude Ranch just sold today to Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg for an undesclosed sum. Mark plans on using the ranch as a corporate retreat for his employees. "Ride by day, code by night" is the new Facebook corporate mission statement. I will now concentrate my efforts on making the major leagues this year. Wish you all the best and hope to see you soon at the ballpark.  By the way today is April 1st...Never mind!