Ranch Dining at its Best.
Healthy & Homemade
Red Horse Mountain Ranch is usually known for its famous kids program and our amazing menu of guided adventures, however over the past few years the dining has taken a gold medal. In the spirit of a great Rocky Mountain ranch, Grandma’s recipes are alive and well, but we’ve added a little flair to bring out the flavors and the freshness of the West. At Red Horse Mountain Ranch the kitchen is no exception to the principles we operate with; always fresh, plenty of options, and absolutely make everyone feel at home. Vegan, gluten-free, or any other food requirement, will find it difficult to shed a few pounds on this ranch vacation.
AIn the morning, the chefs usually have a hot pot of coffee brewing around 6:00 a.m. for the early risers. You’ll always find fresh fruits, muffins, cookies, cereals, fountain drinks, and juices available in the lodge throughout the day and evening. The snack bar is well-stocked with granola bars, trail mix, yogurt, and bagels for anyone looking for a quick bite. We can promise that during your stay there is plenty to go around.
Lunches are served buffet-style and are light meals for most; fresh salads, carved meat and fresh-baked breads for sandwiches are the usual. For those late risers with an appetite, there’s always a main dish or two from the chefs just for good measure. And don’t worry; if you’re signed-up for an all-day adventure, you are able to pack a lunch to go that will go with you on the fun in the sun.
Dinners are not where we end our day, but get ready for the next day’s adventures. Usually, dinners are served buffet-style, allowing you to choose your own portions for yourself and your children. Meals vary throughout the week, featuring BBQ, roasted chicken, fresh cut fish, and grilled meats, particularly our own grown beef.
One night each week, the chefs will prepare a special Wine Dinner for our adult guests, highlighting regional wines chosen specifically for the meal. Meanwhile, your children will be well provided for with a balanced kid-friendly meal, including fresh fruit and vegetables (but leave room for s’mores around the campfire!)
A wealth of snacks are always available in the lodge, including such things as fresh baked goods, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, string cheese, juice, milk, cookies, and trail mix. Guests are more than welcome to help themselves at anytime.
Reviews of our Dining
A truly wonderful experience with that comfortable home from home feel whilst being totally looked after by the dedicated, enthusiastic and superb team! This vacation was a long term dream and ticked every box in the excellent column! Relaxation, freedom, amazing scenery, delicious food and so much laughter, we would totally recommend this ranch for the family who wants precious time together plus activities to suit all. From lazing in the hammock to all day rides (to suits all levels), exhilarating fun for the children to cozy nights around the campfire, concluding every day with drinks on the balcony and a fantastic meal surrounded by fellow ranch goers! Not to mention then snuggling down in a huge bed with luxurious linen! The only down side was having to leave!”Nottingham, United Kingdom, TripAdvisor
I wanted to take the kitchen staff home! Cooked to order breakfast served by the most cheerful servers was delicious. Lunch which was a buffet was so good with the freshest salads, great soups, and hot dishes – meatloaf was especially good! Dinner was a buffet (except for the 5-course dinner) – for a foodie like us, the food was heavenly. The desserts were really phenomenal – carrot cheesecake, italian chocolate cake.TripAdvisor, October 15th, 2011
I totally got out of my comfort zone! I mean this in a very good way! I came alone to the Ranch (never been to a Dude Ranch before) seeking a new adventure. I have ridden for a long time but I’d never in the mountains before – purely midwestern flatlands. I also forgot, until I got there, that I have a major fear of heights. The mountains were much steeper than I anticipated. FORTUNATELY.. the Ranch staff and horse I rode gave me the tools and the trust I needed to help me overcome my fears and have the most amazing time of my life. By the end of the week, I was flying around the mountains with the rest of the experienced rider guests.Yes, this place is great for families and if you are looking for a place to relax and have fun. But it’s also a place where they allow you to challenge yourself if you want that too.And I agree with everyone else – the food, customer service, other activities, and accommodations (especially the beds and the food!) were superb.Oh and they do your laundry every day! A real plus! But for me, I learned lessons from each one of the staff (and my horse!) about horses and about life that I try to incorporate in my life as much as possible. It was truly a remarkable experience! Thank You RHM!Tripadvisor, January 8, 2011