Your Home Ranch Wedding

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Accommodations for you and your guests ~

Explore lodging options

Tucked in the aspens surrounding our main lodge, each of our cabins is unique in setting and design with a charming combination of rustic exteriors and inviting interiors.The Home Ranch can occupy 45 guests comfortably with a wide variety of accommodations as seen in the list below. Each cabin is appointed with antiques, Native American rugs, down comforters, wood-burning stoves, hair dryers and robes. 

For full lodging details and a description of each cabin please visit our lodging page. 

  • 6 Lodge Rooms (each sleeps 2-3)
  • 2 Studio Cabins with a Loft (each sleeps 2-4)
  • 3 One Bedroom Cabins with a Loft (each sleeps 2-4)
  • 1 One Bedroom Cabin (sleeps 2-5)
  • 1- Two Bedroom, Two Bath Cabin (sleeps 4-5)
  • 1- Three Bedroom, Three Bath Cabin (sleeps 6)


Complete Historical Wedding Details 

Welcome to the Home Ranch and congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for considering our home as a venue for such a special occasion. The Home Ranch is dedicated to providing the best service and experience possible to you and your guests. Overview As a luxury dude ranch in the summer and fall, and a warm and welcoming cross country ski resort in winter and spring, The Home Ranch is an idyllic Rocky Mountain hideaway, nestled in the aspens, amid the timeless beauty of the Elk River valley. The only Relais and Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado, we are renowned for our singular charm, refined comfort, exquisite cuisine and genuine hospitality.

For more than 30 years The Home Ranch has welcomed longtime returning guests, generations of extended families, and annual gatherings of old friends to our beloved guest ranch in Clark, CO. Our timeless setting amid the Elk River Valley and the slower pace of life in this corner of Colorado allows the time and space for people to reconnect and truly unwind. Our guests experience an atmosphere of homecoming here, and a genuine spirit of family and friendship. Many of our guests have the feeling that the ranch is their own retreat. We encourage that feeling here – and we are devoted to taking care of our guests as if they were part of our own extended family. The natural beauty of the valley, the community spirit of The Home Ranch, and its peaceful, homelike setting, has a way of slowing things down, bringing folks together, forging new friendships, and rekindling lifelong bonds. It allows a time and a space for pause and renewal, warm gathering places to reconnect, and healthy outdoor adventures and activities that allow folks to get back in touch with nature.

During your stay we welcome you to enjoy: 

  • The highly-praised gourmet cuisine of executive chef Clyde Nelson at every meal
  • Lodging in one of our 8 private cabins or 6 lodge rooms
  • Experienced wranglers, hiking guides, fly fishing guides, ski guides, gear, and equipment 
  • Exceptional horseback riding and equestrian lessons 
  • Colorado fly fishing at our Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge
  • Colorado cross country skiing: skate skiing, classic, backcountry skiing, & snowshoeing 
  • Great live music, roaring campfires, health, and happiness for your whole family

Event Planning

We are committed to ensure this event is as memorable and spectacular as a wedding should be! The Home Ranch can comfortably occupy 45 guests on ranch. This includes lodging and meals. While we have the space to host a wedding with more than 45 guests, anything over 45 guests will require you to be responsible for renting any items (i.e. tables, chairs, tents, plates and flatware, glasses, etc.) necessary to comfortably host all of your guests. This being said, The Home Ranch has great relationships with rental vendors and would be happy to assist you with this process. We also have many wonderful suggestions for any overflow guests you may have. 

Dining & Gourmet Cuisine

Strange bedfellows these two phrases. When some people think of “dude ranches” they picture a guy named Cookie whipping up bacon and beans in the sagebrush. Well, we are sorry to disappoint anyone who has such a colorful imagination, but as the only Colorado dude ranch with a membership in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, we won’t beat around the bush: our food is truly amazing. The exquisite food at The Home Ranch has been called “haute mountain cuisine” and designated as “cooking of the highest standard.” We have been duly praised by Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food and Wine, and we believe all who come to The Home Ranch should receive a culinary getaway of the highest order. People often wonder why our executive chef, Clyde Nelson, isn’t in some big city. The answer is simple. Clyde is “allergic to cities.” That is our great fortune. Clyde has always been a high country chef, drawn to life in the mountains, and steeped in the culinary traditions of the Old World. Clyde filters his classical, slow food aesthetic through a New Western approach, drawing on the seasonal bounty of the Rocky Mountain region. He grows his own produce in the summer and sources his game as close to home as possible. Our talented Chef has established a fabulous wedding menu and options that will cater to your every taste bud! We want to make sure your wedding menu is exactly what you are looking for so our Chef would be pleased to sit down with you to discuss the menu for your big day!

Our kitchen caters to guests with special dietary considerations. Just let us know in advance.

Menu Options

The Home Ranch has a few options available to you for your wedding reception menu. For parties of 45 or less we are happy to offer the option of a plated or a buffet station meal. For parties with more than 45 participants, we will help you create a menu for a buffet station to please all members of your group! If you are looking for something a little bit lighter, we also have the option of serving heavy or light hors d’vours throughout a period of the evening. Prices for passed hors d’vours are dependant on the chosen menu. For guests staying on ranch, the cost for the reception dinner is $15.00 per person. For off ranch guests attending the reception dinner, the cost is $75.00 per person. These rates are based off of our normal menu items and number of guests, and may need to be re-negotiated if the menu item chosen is out of our norm or guest counts increase or decrease. The Home Ranch also has a wide menu available for rehearsal dinners and can meet with you to determine what you would like to have served.

Depending on the number of participants, we can plate this meal for parties of 45 or less, or we can offer a beautiful buffet selection for parties over 45 people. Whether it is a casual “cookout” barbeque menu you are looking for, or an upscale fine dining experience, we will do our best to cater to your exact desires. As long as your menu selection is not above and beyond what the Home Ranch normally serves, we will include the rehearsal dinner for any guest staying on ranch. For off ranch guests, the rehearsal dinner is $50.00 per person attending. These rates are based off of our normal menu items and number of guests, and may need to be re-negotiated if the menu item chosen is out of our norm or guest counts increase or decrease. Cakes & Wedding Desserts The Home Ranch is fortunate enough to have a Chef with an extensive talent to include wedding cakes! Our Chef would be happy to discuss options for your cake if you would like to have The Home Ranch make it for you. Pricing is determent upon number of guests and the design of your cake.

Alcohol Packages

The Home Ranch has the ability to bring in most alcohols and any special requests for your wedding if it is not already stocked in our on-site bar (4-5 different alcohols per event). Alcohol rates and packages can be negotiated and made specific for your event. Typically, if the alcohol is being paid for by the wedding party, a running tab is kept for each drink and bottle consumed and then is paid for at the end of the stay. This can be arranged for specific times or throughout the entire event. The Home Ranch strives to achieve a wine list appropriate for all pallets and occasions. Due to this our menu and prices can change unexpectedly/seasonally. Our Somelier would be happy to meet with you to discuss your bar menu to make sure it is exactly what you are looking for.

Average drink costs: Soft Drinks: $2.00 Specialty Soft Drinks/Bottles: $3.00 Beer: $5.00 per bottle (average) Liquor: $12.00 per shot (average) Wine: House Red & White by the Bottle: $28.00 – $50.00 House Red & White by the Glass: $12.00 Red Wine by the Bottle: $28.00 – $130.00 Red Wine by the glass: $10.00 – $18.00 White Wine by the Bottle: $28.00 – $130.00 White Wine by the Glass: $10.00 – $18.00 Champagne, Prosseco, Sherry, Tokai, & Port: Prices vary upon selection Please let us know if you would like to see a complete list of our current wine and champagne selections.

The Ceremony

Traditionally, the best location to have a wedding or any large event in the late spring (May) or fall seasons is behind our main lodge, just below the deck. This location sits on a level green field of grass, overlooks our pond, and has breathtaking views of the valley with Aspen trees shimmering in the background. When it comes to photos, memories, and special moments, this location is perfect! If you are looking for an indoor location for a smaller group, we have plenty of options to show you! In the winter the snow turns The Home Ranch into a winter wonderland but requires smaller parties for indoor ceremony and reception locations.

Choose from our living room with a grand fireplace, our scenic dining room (can seat up to 45), or our “Rec. Room.” Site Fee We want to make sure your wedding is everything you want it to be. With this said, we will assist with the ceremony location, set-up and take-down to ensure it is as worry and hassle free as possible for you and your guests. The Home Ranch will provide a location for your on and offranch guests to celebrate this everlasting moment with you for a site fee of $5,000.00. 2015

Wedding Rates Due to our full occupancy during our summer season our available dates for weddings and events are limited to our fall/winter dates of October – December and winter/spring dates of January — May (dates are based on current availability). During the winter months, we can only accommodate parties of 45 or less due to indoor space restrictions. Our regular guest rates average $995-$3,375 per night (based on 2 people per room/cabin). This being said, The Home Ranch recognizes the fact that this is a big event for you and your family and a group of this size is eligible for lower rates: All Inclusive Rates*: Lodge Room: $650.00 per night (based on 2 people per room) Cabin: $750.00 per night (based on 2 people per room) Additional person: $200.00 per night *Rates are all inclusive in respect of our 45 max occupancy including: lodging, three meals a day (reception meal requires an additional $15.00 per person), and all on ranch activities and equipment offered at the ranch. The inclusive rate excludes: Bar & Beverage Sales (alcohol and soft drink products), Massages, Yoga Classes, & any Off Property Activities such as White Water River Rafting, Rock Climbing, Golf, Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Down Hill Skiing, etc. Please keep in mind The Home Ranch wants this to be a very special event for you and want to ensure you and your guests are comfortable with everything. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call me so we can determine what would make you 100% confident about choosing us as your location. To have the ranch exclusively to yourselves during your event, we require a minimum of 30 guests and a two night minimum stay. Wedding Event Rentals We work with Colorado Event Rentals based in Steamboat Springs and have developed two packages to accommodate larger parties. This is a base price, any changes will result in a price change. You will coordinate with Colorado Event Rentals to pick out specific colors, dinnerware and glassware. Wedding Reception for 80 guests – $8,000: 40’ X 60’ Tent with sides Lighting 12’ x 16’ Dance Floor and Stage Heaters Dinnerware Banquet seating Resin Garden Chairs Cocktail Tables Glassware Buffet Service Floor Length Linens with Coordinating Napkins Power Generator for Band/DJ and lighting Wedding Reception with 150 guests $11,500: 40’ X 80’ Tent with sides Lighting 16’ x 20’ Dance Floor and Stage Heaters Dinnerware Banquet seating Resin Garden Chairs Cocktail Tables Glassware Buffet Service Floor Length Linens with Coordinating Napkins Power Generator for Band/DJ and lighting Rehearsal Dinner & Barn Dance – $2,000.00 Lighting Cocktail Tables Floor length linens Off-Ranch Guest Rates: The following rates apply to any guest not staying on ranch, who wish to participate in the following events/activities (Note: Due to our size, our meals other than the reception dinner are limited to 45 guests each): Breakfast: $25.00 per person Lunch: $35.00 per person Dinner: $60.00 per person Reception Dinner: $75.00 per person Horseback Riding: $60.00 per person, per ride Nordic Skiing & $20.00 per person, per day without equipment Snowshoeing: $35.00 per person, per day with equipment Feed Sleigh Rides: $10.00 per person, per ride Massages: $130.00 60 minutes Yoga Class: $15.00 per person, per class (only available if scheduled prior to your event) Tax & Service Charge: The rates above for on and off-ranch guests do not reflect a 3.9% Sales Tax and a 15% Service Charge. Deposit & Cancellations The site fee is due upon acceptance and signing of the contract. An additional 25% non-refundable deposit will be due four months prior to your arrival date. The remaining 50%, to include all noninclusive charges, will be due no later than 10:00 AM upon the departure of your stay. Guests will be charged a 25% deposit upon booking. An additional 25% deposit is due 90 days prior to arrival. Final payment, to include all non-inclusive charges, will be due no later than 10:00 AM upon departure of their stay. If a cancellation is received outside of 90 days to their scheduled arrival there is a $100 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation is received within 90 days prior to arrival the entire deposit will be forfeited. If we are able to resell the entire reservation, we will return their deposit less the $100 per person cancellation fee. Our Commitment to You With breathtaking views, exquisite cuisine, and our genuine Western hospitality, The Home Ranch will ensure your wedding will be the most unforgettable experience of a lifetime for you and your guests. We would love nothing more that to have you and your fiancé bind your love together forever at our home. Please let us know if you have any questions, if you would like to receive further information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss details about the possibility of having your wedding at The Home Ranch. Best wishes, Selina Heintz The Home Ranch (970) 879-1780 Please see a list of recommended local wedding venues below for your convenience: Local Wedding Vendors WEDDING PLANNING One Fine Day Productions 1-866-663-3163 970-871-7431 The Main Event 970-879-9020 PHOTOGRAPHY Andy Barnhart 970-846-1163 Corey Kopischke 970-846-2141 Jackie Owen 970-846-1901 Kate Z Photo 970-846-9852 Rife Photography 970-879-7838 Natural Light Images 970-846-5940 FLOWERS One Fine Day Productions 1-866-663-3163 970-871-7431 Tall Tulips Flower Shop Amy 970-879-0555 HAIR, MAKE-UP, & SPA Waterside Day Spa & Salon 970-870-9060 Hair On Earth 970-879-2662 Life Essentials Day Spa 970-871-9543 MUSIC, BAND, & DJ’s Loose Change 970-879-8893 Flyte Sound DJ Service 970-875-1384 Worried Men 970-736-8124 Missed the Boat 970-819-5359 TRANSPORTAION Alpine Taxi 970-879-8294 Storm Mountain Express 970-879-1963 TUXEDO RENTALS Allen’s Tuxedo Rentals 970-879-0351 MARRIAGE LICENSES and List of Judges for Civil Ceremonies Routt County Courthouse, Clerk and Recorders Office 522 Lincoln Avenue Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


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