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Where to Stay

Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts

All levels of accommodations are available in the region. From distinctive B&Bs, inns and lodges, to budget motels or the familiar hotels such as Best Western, Ramada, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and more.

Most properties can be pre-booked either direct or through accommodation-only reservation companies. Voucher schemes and direct booking of regional accommodation can be made through Choice Hotels International, Days Inn, Discover America and Guest International, among others.


The Rocky Mountain Region is blessed with some of the most beautiful and pristine scenic areas in the world. For the outdoor-oriented visitor, the desire to experience the basic beauty of the environment is best served by including camping as a vital part of an overall holiday!

Full Service Campgrounds: National and State Parks:
  • Reservations recommended
  • Swimming
  • Rest rooms
  • Hot showers
  • Convenience store
  • Coin laundry
  • Utilities hookups
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Mini golf
  • Full menu café
  • Reservations not accepted
  • Sites are limited
  • Camping permitted in designated areas
  • Camping often limited to 14 days
  • Contact the Park’s visitor information office



Dude and Guest Ranches are located throughout the region and offer a surprising variety of stays. Many require a minimum stay of three days to a week and most include all meals and activities. There are generally three classifications of ranches: ranch resorts, dude ranches, and guest ranches.

Many ranches and lodges book through Tour Operators in Europe and you can book directly through these operators or you can contact specific ranches and lodges directly via phone and fax.

Below are the types of amenities each type of Ranch/Lodge may offer:

Ranch Resorts: Dude Ranches:*
  • Swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Gourmet food
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Ranch activities
  • Riding
  • Fishing
  • Trail rides
  • Cookouts
  • Freshly prepared food

*Many require a min. stay of one week

Guest Ranches: Lodges:
  • Shorter stay than Dude Ranches
  • Riding
  • Fishing
  • Trail rides
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Most are located in or near National Forests
  • Relaxed accommodations
  • Minimum stay
  • All inclusive
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing



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