Want to have the most unique experience of your life?
Spend some time this winter with the
High Plains Drift Inn!
Come with us for the perfect blend of adventure and full service pampering you have always dreamed of. A vacation that’s actually a vacation!!! We will take care of all the work, all the boring logistics, leaving you to relax and enjoy every moment to the fullest.
The majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado are known world wide for their incredible snow and with three ski resorts within an hour drive of us, we are right in the heart of it. Right you want to be too!
But you want Something more than just ski trip; don’t you? After all anyone can stay hotel at a ski resort. We offer something more, something truly special, a priceless adventure out of the ordinary… a nonstop week of horse riding, gun shooting, skiing/boarding, eating, site seeing and all around western experience you can’t get anywhere else.
Scroll down for a brief summery of activities Or click on the links for daily details
Pick up from Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport. After pick up we will get something to eat and head out to ranch.
After a good nights rest hopefully you are now on the same time zone as us and we can really get going! Early risers can head out to help feed the animals or those not so ambitious can head to the dining room for a cup of hot coffee.
After a hearty cowboy breakfast we will load up and head to town to get everyone outfitted with boots, skis or boards. Then we will go see some sites
The bell rings bright and early! Pull on those base layers, we are hitting the slopes!Spend the day skiing with one of our trusty mountain guides. We will split up in groups according to ski/boarding preferences so whether you are looking to find every jump on the mountain or just want to cruise the greens you will have a comrade.
Of course if you would rather explore uncharted territory on your own, there’s nothing stopping you but your own fear, go on, live large! When your stomach starts getting louder than your ipod head down to the lodge where lunch and hot cocoa is waiting.
Hope your legs can stand it cause we have another ski day planned! After having two hard days in a row we figure your muscles are probably begging for mercy so how about we slip on a bathing suit and into some hot springs? Pagosa Springs is the world’s deepest hot springs.Containing 23 different minerals the therapeutic waters of this spring are sure to ease your tired muscles, my father says he gets 20 years younger every time he visits.
I hope your soak was good I don’t want you to have any excuse for missing the target with that cowboy six shooter. That’s right we are going to get out some old fashioned guns and play cowboy. Any Annie Oakleys or Clint Eastwoods in the group? All you gentlemen better be ware! In my experience those women that are so shy, quiet and timid about shooting are often crack shots! Concentrate, you don’t want the ladies to show you up! And after shooting how about a jeep ride in the Rocky Mountains!
We are heading to an even bigger ski area! Taos Ski Valley is my personal favorite in the area, it has a little bit of everything and a LOT of advanced runs. Another thing I like about Taos is that it has some great shops, museums and Art galleries! We can either see some shops before lunch and hit the slopes in the afternoon or whoever would like to give their legs a break can pull on their walking shoes and check out the town instead of skiing. Once the die-hard skiers get down off the slope we will meet up at a Mexican restaurant that overlooks the old town square. Year ago horses and wagons passed where our cars are now parked.
On top of there being more shops and art galleries than you can count, there is also Kit Carson’s home, the Millicent Rogers Museum, the Governor’s Home and a real Native American Indian reservation!
Are you tired yet? Well, we will let you sleep just as long as you want this morning. But I wouldn’t sleep in too late we have things to do and horses to ride! And if there is snow on the ground we might even pull you on your skis with the horses! Skijoring!
Wow! Its Saturday already? Where did the time go so fast? I don’t know either it always amazes me how fast time can fly. Speaking of flying, as much as I hate to say it, I think its time for us to get you back to the airport. Well this is goodbye I hope you had a great time with us and hopefully we will see you again when the snow flies!
* This itinerary is only a suggestion, depending on what your interests are we can change any day’s activities for something else. There are so many things to do in the area, just let us know what kinds of things you would like and we can make suggestions. Anything from Ice fishing, Indian ruins, site seeing, museums, Ghost towns, Train rides, cross country skiing, art galleries and antique shopping. We know the best places!