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$300 per person per night.

Price does not include local and state sales tax.
Minimum: 2 guests
Maximum: 6 guests - if more in your party, contact us.
Minimum stay: 4 nights
Maximum stay: Call us to discuss your plans!

What's Included
Room and board with private bathrooms
Breakfast, snack lunch (on the trail) and dinner
Up to 6 hours of riding per day which, in addition to mustang viewing, may include: ride along the Rio Grande, ride through The Great Sand Dunes National Park, mountain trail rides, cattle work and pasture rotation. Each guests' visit will be tailored to their wishes and riding experience.

Payment Terms
We are a small operation and therefore do not accept credit cards or Pay Pal. Cashier's check or personal check is an acceptable form of payment. Please make checks payable to "Spotted Fever Ranch." If your visit is booked 30 days or more prior to arrival, one half of the total fee secures your reservation. The full amount of booking is due 30 days prior to arrival. If booking is 30 days or less prior to arrival date, the payment is due in full when the reservation is made.

Refund Terms
Guest cancellations prior to 30) days from the scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund. Guest cancellations with less than 30 days notice will receive a refund, less a 20% handling fee, if your original time slot is booked by another party. If your original time slot cannot be booked no refund can be made.
If Spotted Fever Ranch must cancel the reservation due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance all deposits will be refunded or applied to an alternative date. Guests are encouraged to take out their own trip insurance.
The Mustang Viewing can sometimes be affected by inclement weather due to the fact that it is at 8000' altitude and storms can develop quickly and unpredictably. Spotted Fever Ranch reserves the right to make the decision to not utilize riding horses to view the mustangs if determined that the conditions are not safe. These conditions could include high winds, lightning, thunderstorms or blizzards. In this instance the decision may be made to utilize vehicles and hiking to see the wild horses. If this can not be done safely or adequately, then Spotted Fever Ranch will allow you to rebook another visit of 2 nights at half price.

Arrival and departure information

In order to prepare for your arrival, check in time is no sooner than 3:00 pm on the scheduled arrival date. Departure time is no later than 12:00 noon on the scheduled departure date.

What to Bring
Riding gear should be jeans and boots. We do not allow shorts or open-toed or open heel shoes to be worn while riding or interacting with the horses. Boots should be sturdy riding boots or shoes that do not hinder a rapid mount or dismount from the horse. If you prefer riding in helmets, please bring your comfortable ones that you are accustomed to as we will have a very limited selection available.
SFR sits at approximately 8000 ft above sea level. The sun can be intense and the weather unpredictable. We highly recommend long sleeves, a hat, your favorite sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses. A light jacket is always recommended. We will provide slickers and saddle/horn bags for you to store your personal items while you ride. The nights are generally cool; a light jacket or sweat shirt is recommended for your comfort. Don't get fancy. We just want you to relax and enjoy. Don't forget your camera!
Non alcoholic beverages are provided. We offer beer and wine to guests over 21 years of age at no charge. We do not allow consumption of alcohol on the premises to anyone under the age of 21. We are not licensed to sell alcohol but we are happy to serve your favorite beverage if you choose to bring something other than beer or wine.

Due to the nature of the ranch animals and facilities, pets (other than riding horses) are not allowed.

Smoking is not allowed inside the home or in the ranch out-buildings.

Horse Boarding
If you chose to bring your own horses we are happy to provide boarding at a cost of $10 per day.

Special Requests
We want to make sure your trip is special. Expect a call from us prior to your trip so that we can ensure any special needs are discussed.

If we don't answer your e-mail within 24 hours it's probably because we are in the mountains making a good horse better!



Spotted Fever Ranch
12525 Rd R.5
San Acacio, CO 81151