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(Clark, CO ) Oct. 11, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Home Ranch recognized as the #2 Resort in Colorado.  With a score of 98.21, the 14-room guest ranch was particularly lauded for their beautiful surroundings and food.

Condé Nast Traveler Contributor Corbin Chamberlin exclaimed, “Absolutely worth it.  Maybe it was the fresh Colorado air or surrounding nature, but I left the place feeling 10 years younger.  The Home Ranch is a memory maker.”  He also named Chef Jonathon Gillespie the hotel’s hero stating, “Never in my life would I have expected the food to be this good.”

Co-General Manager Selina Heintz, who has been with the Home Ranch for 12 years said, ”we want our guests to feel like they are coming home, whether it’s their first or 10th visit.  We are so honored that our guests have acknowledged our love for what we do and our dedication to The Home Ranch experience through this designation.”

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

Ann and Steve Stranahan created The Home Ranch in 1979 with the intention of offering families a unique, high quality Western ranch vacation. Through the years, they developed three distinct seasonal experiences.  A seven-day family-oriented summer program featuring horsemanship classes, riding, fly fishing, hiking, biking and junior wrangler programs; an adults-only fall program offering horse and cattle programs along with culinary oriented weeks. Such popular offering include:  “Whiskey & Fishing” and  “Yoga & Horses” for women.   In the winter, The Home Ranch offers 20 miles of cross country ski trails and 4,000 acres of back country skiing.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16.

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 designated 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.  For reservations or more information visit or call 970.879.1780.

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