The Zirkel Mountains, the big range that you see from the ranch, are covered in snow, but only a few patches are on the ground here today. We’ve had a couple of snowy systems come through dropping several inches, but warm weather keeps following. As I look out my office window, the dogs are basking on the porch in 50 degree, sunny weather. This may very well be the perfect Sunday.
We’ve had a great fall mixed with hunters, leaf peepers, hikers, and a few simply looking for a little R&R. In the off-season, our guests seem to really love going up to South Fork trail or Fish Creek Falls to hike, take a dip at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and stroll around downtown Steamboat. Back at the ranch, we’ve had countless starry-night hot tub frequenters and fires in the wood stove.
Scott and I have settled back into fall life. He goes to work in town everyday and travels occasionally to sell, introduce, or train others on how to use his products for Assess2Perform. I’ve begun a new business on the side called Brown Maverick Equine Transport, and I’m enjoying taking trips to haul horses and have also begun to volunteer coach with the Steamboat Springs High School Girls’ basketball team. With taking care of ranch items and my other two new projects, I’m staying busy, to say the least. Tori (wrangler-summers ’16 and ’17) is staying with us through the winter, and she’s a big help around the ranch.
Scott and I took several trips down to Paonia, Colorado, to drop our horses off at their pasture for the winter. There’s a caretaker there, and a large green pasture where they graze, sleep, play and eat all day.
Speaking of horses, it’s always amazing how quickly the winter turns into spring and we begin readying the ranch once again for another wonderful summer. Whether you’ve never vacationed with us before or it’s been a few years, we’d love to have you! We are continuously striving to improve upon the experience and the property, and we’d love to share this beautiful place with you. So, if you have any questions about what that experience entails, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email. We can't wait to see you for the summer of 2018!