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Ferro's Blue Mesa Ranch

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Address: 3200 Soap Creek Rd, Gunnison, CO 81230
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+1 970-641-4671

Take your summer vacation at the beautiful Blue Mesa Reservoir with tons of...

Take your summer vacation at the beautiful Blue Mesa Reservoir with tons of outdoor activities. Stay at our ranch in one of our spacious housekeeping cabins with a TV and personalized horseback rides, guided fishing trips, liquor store, game room, unique country store with fishing and camping supplies, groceries and one-of-a-kind souveniers. We'll make you feel like family with our western hospitality. 27+ year business with same owners. We love groups: family reunions, anniversaries, bachelor parties, church group rides, girl and boy scouts, etc. We cater to special events. Marina nearby and close to SW Colorado areas of interest. Adj to Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Gunnison Nat'l Forest/ West Elk Wilderness. Fall hunting horse leasing. All amenities are reasonably priced in a place where you'll want to come back to in the heart of Curecanti Nat'l Recreation Area on Colorado's western slope in John Wayne's "True Grit" country where the movie was filmed!

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Beautiful ride

My wife and I and 3 children ages 5 to 13 took a beautiful 2 hour ride with John the owner. They were very accommodating allowing a 5 yr old to ride double and my 9 year old to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Lowell S
Fort Myers, Florida
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We're from New York City and this was a very interesting experience - staying in a cabin in an RV park. The staff was very friendly and made our stay a memorable one. The small cabin which we stayed at comes with a full eat-in kitchen with plenty of closet space and a parking spot. Very nice stargazing views a... More 

Thank kapelner
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

My friend and I were in Gunnison in August, and came to Ferro's for a last minute ride. John treated us to a ride, while Kay manned the store. We absolutely loved our time out on the ride with John - it was just the 3 of us for 2 hours, and it flew by. The scenery was beautiful, we... More 

Thank Catherine D
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I and 3 children ages 5 to 13 took a beautiful 2 hour ride with John the owner. They were very accommodating allowing a 5 yr old to ride double and my 9 year old to trot. Unbelievable vistas over the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Highly recommend.

Thank Lowell S
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We took a large group and John and Jackson were just awesome. They were great with the kids and made us feel like family. The actual trail we took was absolutely beautiful and John was very knowledgeable about the land. It was a little further drive since we are staying in Gunnison, but it was worth it!! The drive out... More 

1 Thank einahpetsm
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

John and Kay, owners of Ferro's, have been running this since I was 7 or 8. This year I turn 36, and they offer a great spot to stop in and get last minute conveniences before entering some Colorado wilderness. The horse tours are a great opportunity to get introduced to riding horse and they offer the more experienced riders... More 

Thank Phill C
Lakewood, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2014

My wife and I have been going up to Ferro's Resort for the last (5) years. John and Kay are great people and we will continue to make the trip in the summers. Plenty to do!

Thank Steve C
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We have been going to Ferrro's Blue Mesa Ranch for close to 10 years. Always go in September and take a string of horses on a pack trip for Elk season. These horses have always been reliable, healthy and broke enough that any green horn could handle them. We live and sleep with these horses for 7 plus days and... More 

Thank Bob F
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2014

My name is Mark and I've been a pastor for over 33 years. I've been going to Ferro's off and on for over 20 years and have never met nicer people then John and Kay, who have a deep love for their animals. I have owned horses I've trained horses and I have found no better working and riding animals... More 

Thank Mark C
1 review
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

The place is trashy and dirty and not at all what i would expect from the ad,it looks nothing like what i would stay at. The horses do need shoes because its so rocky up there and the owners dont tske care of anything. The accomidations are discusting and i would never recommend the place .other customers said they would... More 

4 Thank sablegirlzz
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

When we pulled up to the trashy, junk-laden property, we were greeted by a barking, growling dog, which a woman had to come control before it would let us step out of the car. The facility was filthy, with discarded items piled around the decrepit buildings and trailers. Most importantly, the horses did not appear to be cared for properly.... More 

Thank Heather C
Kay F, Owner at Ferro's Blue Mesa Ranch, responded to this review

Heather, the person who wrote this negative review, must have done so without regard to a long standing personable and successful business, only to show her disdain regarding an accident her sister-in-law endured while riding a horse. It's very unfortunate that this accident happened at the very end of their ride, a stone's throw from the facility. They all said... More 

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