Hmm… Unique wedding ideas? Let’s see. How about…

“We could go to the beach.”

“Nah, it’s over-done and besides, Uncle Jim took everybody to the beach a couple of years ago.”

“But what about a beach like Hawaii? Or Thailand?”

“Are you kidding?? Too expensive! No one will be able to come.”

“Alright… What about just a wedding at home?”

“Booooooring. No one will WANT to come.”

“Hey! You know what, I heard someone at the office talking about going to a wedding in Colorado at a dude ranch.”

“A dude ranch? Are you serious? Well… tell me more.”

A Wedding You’ll Never Forget

Maybe when you think “dude ranch” or “guest ranch”, “wedding” is not the first thing that comes to mind. You might think horses, cowboys, and campfires, but – wedding? Really?

Yes, really. At Colorado Trails Dude Ranch, we’ve entertained wedding parties for one of those once-in-a-lifetime, all inclusive family vacations that can’t be replicated anywhere else. The beautiful San Juan Mountains surrounding the ranch are serene and romantic, but at the same time there’s enough outdoor adventure to keep the rowdiest of your wedding guests amused. Best of all, Colorado Trails Dude Ranch provides kid friendly vacations so that everyone amongst your family and friends won’t feel strange about bringing their kids along.

One of the Very Best Wedding AND Family Vacation Ideas

If you’re one of those families that seems to have a hard time getting together, plan your wedding at our guest ranch and enjoy a veritable family reunion. Horseback riding, fly fishing, and white water rafting make the trip one of your family’s adventure trips, yet the pool, hot tub, western dancing, theatre outing, and candlelit dinner also gives everyone at the dude ranch a chance to relax together and rekindle family ties.

On, a user-generated vacation review site, two of our former wedding party guests gave our ranch rave reviews. Here are a couple of excerpts:

“We went to the ranch for a wedding and did not know what to expect. What a wonderful surprise… We had a wonderful time and hope to go back some day.”

“I took my family to Colorado Trails Ranch for a once in a lifetime wedding experience. I can’t say enough about the quality of the service at the ranch… Highly recommended for all ages!”

When you suggest Colorado Trails as a wedding spot to your sweetie or your family, show them this post to alleviate their skepticism. Then come to our guest ranch for a fabulous, fun-filled family vacation!