We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the open space, adventure, tranquility, and beauty that Zapata has to offer during this unprecedented time. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we have created the following comprehensive list of protocols to mitigate any risk surrounding Covid-19, to allow you to enjoy your vacation without worry. There is so much to immerse yourself in at the ranch, and we’re happy to facilitate this by following completely all state protocols. While many of our protocols have changed, our commitment to giving you a vacation of a lifetime has not. Thank you for trusting us with your health and vacation and deciding to stay with us.
We kindly request that all guests wear a mask outside of their room at all times when near others. When you’re out riding or hiking and away from other people, feel free to remove your mask.
We are not offering airport shuttle services, but are happy to provide and assist with rental car and taxi reservations.
Please do not enter any buildings other than your room, including the office, dining room and kitchen.
Our usual daily housekeeping services are temporarily suspended.
We will be using contactless check-in. Upon booking, we will send you a map that will outline directions and designate the meeting location, as well as call-in points. Upon arrival, we will give you a tour of the lodge and grounds, please be sure to observe six-feet of social distance.
We will also be using contactless check-out.
Check out hours have been modified to 9am MST to allow for a deeper cleaning.
Be sure to close the front gate when you come on and off the ranch.
Please use the restroom in your bedroom as the main lodge restroom is closed.
Access to the corrals or other areas on the ranch is limited to guests on a guided tour.
All meals will be hosted outside on the deck of the main lodge. The sunsets are beautiful and look out for wildlife visitors amongst the cottonwoods! If weather conditions hinder outdoor dining, we will navigate the best option for indoor dining, which may include designated dining times. You and your party will be asked to sit at a designated tables, but are welcome to combine with other guests if you’d like to. Dining tables will observe state law and be eight-feet apart and all parties need to consist of six or fewer persons. Food will be individually plated or served family style, depending on the meal, by table.
We are excited to share the ranch, surrounding area, and the nature and wildlife with you. Prior to arriving, you will have a conversation with Skye, our Head of Programs who will work with you to create your customized itinerary. A few of our rides depart from areas on the ranch that are a short drive from the main lodge. We will ask you to drive your own vehicle to the day’s starting point, following one of ours. There is no need for a 4WD vehicle. Our afternoon activities include self-guided hikes and tours, or guided hikes, naturalist walks with our expert historian and ecologist John, off-ranch fly fishing (this can also be an all day activity), and roping and leatherworking lessons. All tack and equipment, including vehicles used for guided hikes, will be completely sanitized after every guest’s last ride and/or at the end of each day.