Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado

We spent three nights at Latigo Ranch outside of Kremmling, Colorado this past June, and we fell madly in love with the place.

Here are six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.

1. Horse smell

I love the smell of horses. I didn’t grow up with horses, but I grew up around horses. In my area of the country, it seemed like everyone owned one except for me. It’s weird to be nostalgic for something you never owned, but I am. The moment I walk into a barn or am close to a horse I inhale deeply. It’s like coming home. Perhaps I was a cowgirl in a previous life.

Horseback riding at Latigo Ranch. Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.
A horseback ride with a view. Every ride at Latigo comes with a fantastic view.
2. Amazing food

It seemed like we were eating all of the time. We got up and ate breakfast and then went for a horseback ride and then ate lunch. After lunch, we’d take another ride followed by a dip in the pool and then it was dinner time. Everything we ate was homemade and delicious, plus, there were always healthy snacks available in the dining room and of course, cookies. Cookies are healthy, right?

Cook out at Latigo Ranch. Six reason to love Latigo Ranch.
This photo turned out kind of blurry, but trust me, the food is amazing!
3. Swim with Hummingbirds

The hummingbirds weren’t exactly swimming, but they were buzzing our heads as we swam. This has to be one of the only swimming pools with a view of a large herd of horses.

Latigo Ranch swimming pool. Six reason to love Latigo Ranch.
Ta da!
4. Dog love

When we travel we miss our German Shepherd Xena because she is the best dog ever. Thankfully there is no shortage of great dogs at Latigo Ranch with which to cuddle, and we loved on all of them every single day.

Kissing from Aspen the dog. Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.
Kisses from Aspen the Malamute.
5. Peace and quiet.

While they keep you very busy at Latigo Ranch, there’s a magical sort of peacefulness about this place. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but you sense it while you’re there.

Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.

6. Location, location, location

Latigo Ranch is located in one of the most stunning areas of Colorado. The ranch sits atop its own mountain and has views that are simply unparalleled. It gives one the sense of being very small while at the same time being part of this beautiful natural world.

drinking a glass of wine at Latigo Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado. Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.

Latigo Ranch, Kremmling, Colorado. Six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.
Watching the sunset at Latigo Ranch should be on your bucket list.

I will cover some of these topics at more length in an upcoming post, but there you have it, six reasons to love Latigo Ranch.

Read more about the ranch:

Latigo Ranch, a Colorado Dude Ranch, Day One

Latigo Ranch, Day Two, Cattle Drive

Thank you to Latigo Ranch for hosting us on this trip.


  1. Visiting a dude ranch is on my bucket list! This looks like the perfect one to try. The views look amazing, as do the food and wine.


  2. I would love to do the dude ranch vacation! Seems like the life. 🙂


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