The Home Ranch Announces a Winter Whiskey Weekend with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, January 18-21, 2019

Clark, CO (12/18/2018) – Nordic skiing enthusiasts and whiskey lovers should check out The Home Ranch‘s Winter Whiskey weekend, offered from January 18-21, 2019.

The 14-room Relais & Chateaux-designated guest ranch has teamed up with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey to offer nightly tastings.  Stranahan’s Head Distiller, Rob Dietrich will conduct fireside tastings of each of the company’s four expressions and share the story of how Stranahan’s Colorado‘s Whiskey became the first distillery in the state.

By day, Home Ranch guests’ – can enjoy 20 miles of groomed trails or spend the day back country skiing on the ranch’s 1500 acres of pristine landscape.   By night, Dietrich leads guests in tastings that include the original Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Diamond Peak, Sherry Cask and possibly the most recent Snowflake release.

Other special weekend features include snowshoeing, a sleigh ride, winter horseback riding, Après ski storytelling and live music from Michael and Dawn Moon.  Michael is the Director of Ranch Operations and he and his wife Dawn have recorded numerous CD’s.  Two of their song were featured in the 2017 movie “Our Souls at Night” – starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

Guests will also enjoy the highly-praised cuisine of Chef Jonathon Gillespie.  The Home Ranch was built by Ann and Steve Stranahan in 1979 and Steve’s brother George started Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey in 2004.

Prices begin at $805 per night double occupancy and guests can choose to stay in either one of the six lodge guestrooms or the eight cabins located on the property. There is a two-night minimum stay requirement during the winter season, excluding Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Home Ranch Winter Ranch Vacations are all inclusive and include private accommodations, all ranch activities including equipment, all meals including evening hors d’oeuvres, live musical entertainment, and transportation to and from Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) and to and from Steamboat Springs for downhill skiing or shopping.

For reservations or more information visit or call 970.879.1780.

About The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch, located in Clark, Colorado, is an all-inclusive 14-room luxury guest ranch set against the western Continental Divide amid the grandeur of the upper Elk River Valley. With the Rockies as a backdrop, discerning guests enjoy unparalleled scenery, inspired dining and a breadth of activities ranging from fly-fishing and horseback riding in the summer to cross country and downhill skiing in the winter. Deep in the heart of Colorado, the ranch sits on 4,000 acres of private property at an elevation of 7,200 feet. The Relais & Chateaux affiliated Home Ranch is an Orvis endorsed fishing lodge. The ranch is a 50-minute drive from Yampa Valley Regional Airport and a four-hour drive from Denver. In 2018, The Home Ranch was named the second best Colorado resort in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.


About Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a 94 proof, small batch whiskey distiller in Denver, Colorado.  Stranahan’s was the first modern micro distillery to legally make whiskey in Colorado, and an early craft whiskey distiller in the United States.   Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is the result of a meeting in 1998 between  Jess Graber, a volunteer firefighter and George  Stranahan, the founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery.  Graber was fighting a fire at Stranahan’s barn when the two met.  They struck up a conversation about whiskey, and were soon in business together.  The first batch of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2006.  Since 2011, Rob Dietrich has served as Stranahan’s head distiller.  Based in Denver, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey  is sold almost exclusively in Colorado maintaining its local allure.

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