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Resorts and Ranches of Colorado and New Mexico

Operated by: Luxury Gold

9 Days from $8,325 per person
MAY - AUG 2022
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  1. Day 1 Arrive in Denver. Arrival Flight

    Welcome to Denver, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The capital of Colorado, it is famous for its romantic 19th century architecture, modern restaurants and overall laidback culture. Colorado itself is celebrated for its deserts, canyons and alpine mountains, attracting a new group of nature-loving travellers every year. On arrival, your private transfer will take you to your AAA Four Diamond hotel, where you can relax and freshen up, before meeting your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests at 18:00. End the day with drinks and dinner featuring simple, classic American comfort food with locally sourced ingredients at the Corinne, a favourite local restaurant.

    hotel Le Meridien Denver Downtown.
  2. Day 2 On to Colorado Springs. Relaxed Start

    On the way to Colorado Springs, stop at the United States Air Force Academy and get a glimpse into the life of a cadet. Then visit Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark and public park, which is made up of 1,300 sandstone formations. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. Afterwards, join a Local Expert for a guided visit through the park. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

    hotel The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.
  3. Day 3 Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Relaxed Start

    Enjoy a relaxed start with a choice of breakfast options, before heading over to Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a thrilling scenic ride aboard this just-restored iconic attraction. Once at the top of Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains’ southern Front Range, you’ll understand how the views inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write what is now one of the most patriotic songs - “America the Beautiful.” This afternoon visit the brand new U.S. Olympics and Paralympics Museum. Dedicated to America's greatest athletes and their incredible stories behind their Olympic endeavors. Led by an experienced guide, take part in a 45-minute storytelling experience which highlights the origins of the ancient and modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, the legacy of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and the stories behind the artifacts. This evening, choose to dine at one of the Broadmoor’s award-winning restaurants. From Italian cuisine, to English inspired dishes and classic American options, the choice is yours.

    hotel The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.
  4. Day 4 Colorado Springs to Vermejo Park Ranch. Relaxed Start

    Start the day with a delicious breakfast at one of two on-site restaurants. Today, Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you head to Vermejo Park Ranch. Often referred to as a private national park, it stretches from the Great Plains to the summit of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in total across 590,000 acres. The ranch is owned by businessman, environmentalist and founder of CNN, Ted Turner. You’ll stay here for the next three nights. In the evening, take a step back in time and experience turn-of-the-century luxury, as you meet your fellow travellers for cocktails in the lounge of the historic Casa Grande. Once Ted Turner’s private quarters, Casa Grande is a 25,000-square-foot stone mansion restored by Jane Fonda, then Ted Turner’s wife. It blends Southwestern accents with 1900s grandeur. As you navigate through the marble column hallways, you’ll feel transported to an elegant 1920s soirée. This historic home boasts a billiards room, renovated chef’s kitchen, and conservatory. Move to the main dining room for a gourmet, à la carte Southwestern dinner experience.

    hotel Vermejo Park Ranch - A Ted Tuner Reserve.
  5. Day 5 Explore Vermejo Park Ranch. Relaxed Start

    After a hearty breakfast, join your Traveling Concierge for a morning hike, where you’ll have the chance to take in the ranch’s natural surroundings. It is home to over 8000 elk, 4000 mule deer, pronghorn, bison, black bears, cougars and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Relax over a glass of wine and expertly-prepared fresh cuisine in the ranch's main dining room, with staff at your service to ensure a truly memorable experience. Later, test your fly fishing and deep nymphing skills. This world-class fishing sanctuary holds 19 fishable lakes and over 30 miles of streams. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, before sitting down to a family-style feast at the ranch. Popcorn at the ready – end your evening on the main lawn of the lodge, for a Cinema Under the Stars experience.

    hotel Vermejo Park Ranch - A Ted Tuner Reserve.
  6. Day 6 Activities at the Ranch. Relaxed Start

    Today is a day for adventures. Take in Vermejo’s natural wonders and diverse landscapes on a guided horseback ride. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch with wine.Your Journey, Your Way. Experience Vermejo Ranch your way by choosing from a variety of activities. Test your aim with a robust archery course featuring eight unique stations and numerous natural obstacles that is suitable for all skill levels. Alternatively, you can enjoy one of the ranch's many other activities, including mountain biking, geo-caching, obstacle course, and disc golf. This evening, enjoy cocktails while participating in lawn games, then indulge in one of Chef Giovanni's famous cookouts on the mansion's verandah.

    hotel Vermejo Park Ranch - A Ted Tuner Reserve.
  7. Day 7 Taos and Santa Fe.

    Move on to the town of Taos, set in New Mexico’s high desert. On the way, stop at the Old West town of Cimarron. Take a peek at the St. James Hotel, an old outlaw heritage that is said to be haunted by spirits from its “wild west” era. Visit the Downtown Taos Historic District and stop at the historic Taos Plaza. Here, you will have time to wander around and pick a restaurant for lunch on your own. Later, head for Taos Pueblo, a significant UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark, occupied for 1,000 years by the ‘Red Willow’ people of Taos. Meet your Local Expert to learn about its history and about the life of the pueblo's inhabitants. Take a brief stop at the most photographed and painted church in all of America, San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, famously photographed by Ansel Adams and painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. A beautiful drive through historic Embudo Valley along the Rio Grande River brings you to Santa Fe.

    hotel La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe.
  8. Day 8 Explore Santa Fe. Relaxed Start

    After a relaxing breakfast, our morning will include a tour around the City Different, as Santa Fe is known for good reason. Santa Fe is also designated by UNESCO as a Creative City in both Folk Art and Design categories. Join your Local Expert for a unique Santa Fe experience, combining architecture, history, culture and local treats. Walk next door to visit the Loretto Chapel and its famous Miracle Staircase. Also pay a visit to the Palace of the Governors. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Museum of International Folk Art, which expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. Alternatively, you can explore the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, which many consider an essential experience when it comes to appreciating New Mexico. Learn about the life works of the artist recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism.” Commemorate your travels with a Celebration Dinner with your Travelling Concierge and new friends.

    hotel La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe.
  9. Day 9 Depart Santa Fe. Departure Flight

    It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Take an organised transfer to Albuquerque International Airport, or extend your stay in Santa Fe.

Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between three carefully selected activities
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Choose from a variety of additional activities including mountain biking, geo-caching, an obstacle course, and disc golf.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Test your aim with eight stations, 3D targets, and natural obstacles.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Take in Vermejo's natural wonders and diverse landscapes on a guided horseback ride.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Santa Fe: Lean about the life works of the artist recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism".
  • Santa Fe: Visit the Museum of International Folk Art which encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics.

Well-being

  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Exceptional Dining

  • Denver: Kick off your journey at a Welcome Dinner with your Traveling Concierge and fellow guests. Enjoy a flavours of classic American comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients at the Corinne, located inside your hotel.
  • Colorado Springs: Choose from ten phenomenal and award-winning restaurants at the Broadmoor for you dinner tonight. From Italian cuisine, to English-inspired dishes and classic American options, the choice is yours.
  • Casa Grande: Meet new friends for cocktails in the lounge of Vermejo Park Ranch’s historic Casa Grande, a renovated 25,000-square-foot stone mansion, followed by an à la carte, Southwestern dinner that's sure to impress.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: After an activity-filled day, join your fellow travelers for a relaxing al fresco evening on the mansion's verrandah. Sip on cocktails, play lawn games, and enjoy a savory cookout under the stars.
  • Santa Fe: Your Celebration Dinner at the James Beard award-winning The Compound restaurant will introduce you to a heritage rich in history and a menu full of regional influences. The centrepiece adobe home on Canyon Road was reimagined into the distinctive space it is today.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 2 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Journey Highlights

  • Colorado Springs: Explore Garden of the Gods Park, a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views and towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak.
  • Manitou Springs: Enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the restored Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest in the world. Wind past waterfalls and through aspen and pine forests while soaking up the best views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado Springs: Visit the brand new U.S. Olympics and Paralympics Museum. Dedicated to America's greatest athletes and their incredible stories behind their Olympic endeavors. Led by an experienced guide, take part in a 45-minute storytelling experience which highlights the origins of the ancient and modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, the legacy of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and the stories behind the artifacts.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Head out with your Traveling Concierge for a morning hike and take in the ranch's natural surroundings and wildlife.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Test your fly fishing and deep nymphing skills at this world-class fishing sanctuary that holds 19 fishable lakes and over 30 miles of streams.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Choose from a variety of additional activities including mountain biking, geo-caching, an obstacle course, and disc golf.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Test your aim with eight stations, 3D targets, and natural obstacles.
  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Take in Vermejo's natural wonders and diverse landscapes on a guided horseback ride.
  • Taos: Join your Local Expert, a Pueblo resident, at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the history of Taos and more about the life of its inhabitants.
  • Santa Fe: Lean about the life works of the artist recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism".
  • Santa Fe: Visit the Museum of International Folk Art which encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics.

VIP Experiences

  • Alamos: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you enjoy a 3-night stay at CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner's 590,000 acre ranch. The ranch is committed to restoring, sharing and safeguarding one of America's most spectacular wild places. Many travelers explore America's natural beauty, but only as a Luxury Gold quest can you spend three nights at this exceptional private reserve.While here, enjoy the grandeur of the 1900s along with spectacular natural surroundings and activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking, or 3D Archery.

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