We hope you all had a fantastic New Year and are looking forward to 2016 as much as we are. 2015 for us at the Ranch exceeded all of our expectations. We executed many successful events, welcomed new guests as well as seeing many familiar returning faces.Thank you to every single one of you – guests, brides, grooms and staff for making it a year to remember. We have so many exciting things happening at the Ranch in 2016 and we wanted to share some of them with you here.
New for 2016 is our 3 new glamping tents which will replace our beloved teepees. We found that as much as people loved the idea of staying in a teepee the actual reality of it was just a little too much for most – not to mention chilly! Even though it’s summertime, at 9350 feet it gets pretty cool once the sun goes down! We will have 3 new custom built glamping tents for the 2016 season. Each tent will include a wooden floor, queen bed, twin beds and most importantly, a wood burning pot belly stove that will keep you warm and toasty all night long. Our aim was to try and take the hassle out of camping whilst still keeping it rustic and fun.
Last year we upgraded our 4 lakefront cabins to gorgeous brand new custom log cabins. We have 2 larger cabins that can sleep up to 8 people and 2 smaller cabins that can comfortably sleep 4 people. The main window in the larger cabins looks straight across the lake with an unobstructed view of Mt. Powell, the tallest peak in the Gore Mountain range. Trust me when I say, there is no better place to watch the sun come up than from behind these mountains while lying in bed with a cup of coffee, just taking it all in. Piney River Ranch is known for being the best hidden gem in Vail, Colorado and is no wonder that our guests anxiously await their summer vacation at Piney, year after year.
Now even though we have 4 brand new cabins and have 3 new tents, the yurt is still my absolute favorite thing. The highlight of 2015 was watching our guests discover the joy of the yurt. The yurt for those of you who don’t know, is our largest lodging accommodation. The exterior resembles that of a circus tent and can sleep up to 17 people. Don’t let that number scare you though – you don’t have to have a slumber party with 17 of your closest friends, but just know that you can if you so desire.
Waking up at Piney for most is a bucket list kind of thing. Trust me when I say that even though I have the pleasure of waking up there every day during the summer, the view still takes my breath away each and every day. CLICK HERE to check out our new videos and see for yourself.
We are now taking bookings for summer 2016, so don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime! CLICK HERE to book your next summer adventure at Piney River Ranch.