Bayfield, CO 

Wit's End Guest Ranch

254 Country Rd 500
Bayfield, CO 81122 US
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Rates: $5417 to $5826
Total Rooms: 4


Circa 1870. When the owners of this guest ranch bill their place as "luxury at the edge of the wilderness," it isn't just a snappy slogan, it's true. If a half million acres of wilderness and stunning views of snow capped mountain peaks don't entice you, the historic lodge's interior should. Picture polished exposed beams and wood-paneled or log walls, a mix of Victorian and country French furnishings and just enough antlers to create that rustic, lodge atmosphere. Each guest room includes a stone fireplace. There is also an assortment of cabins to consider, some more than a century old. The cabins include a living room, stone fireplace, kitchen and a private porch or deck. There is a full-service, fine-dining restaurant and a tavern often hosting live musical groups from nearby Durango. Now an Orvis endorsed fly-fishing lodge, the inn offers fly fishing in ponds, rivers and lakes. The San Juan River is rated third in the nation for fine fly fishing. (Fly-tying clinics and instruction are offered and there's a fly-fishing lodge.) Other activities include hay rides, mountain biking, dog sled rides, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and watersports. Horseback and trail riding, of course, are a major part of the fun. The ranch offers a full children's program with many interesting activities. As is typical of dude ranches, rates are quoted for weekly visits.Publicity and Awards: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Quicksilver, Family Feud, Country Inns, Country Living, Learning Channel, Homes & Garden, Great Country Inns & Network, Prize of Wheel of Fortune.Location: Mountains, Waterfront, Dude ranch and meadows.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $5417 to $5826
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 4 total guest accommodations and 34 cabins.
The types of beds available include Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: High season - 7 days, low season - 2 to 4 days.
Cancellation: Full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival, no refund afterwards
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Dinner.
Types of meals: Continental Plus Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch, Gourmet Lunches, Dinner, Gourmet Dinner, Banquet Service and Restaurant on Premises.
Amenities In Room: Reading Lamps, Refrigerator, Snack Bar, Clock Radio, Telephone, Turn-Down Service, Desk, VCR, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, luxury furniture and decor.
Amenities On Site: Bicycles, Library, Parlor Games, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Stables, Swimming, Tennis, Hot Tub/Spa, VCR, full children's program, riding and tours.
Transportation Services: Airport Pickup.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, French, Italian, German


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Seminars, Meetings and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Live Theater, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Skiing Downhill, Sports Events, Major College, Water Sports, snowmobiling, Jeep tours, fly fishing program, retail shop and boutique.