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SPECIALS & RATES

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Low Season Rates

Ranch vacation rates during March and April are 10% lower than our high season rates, making it a perfect time for new guests to come experience the ranch for the first time. Or, for returning guests, to get to know the Valley during a different season.

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Colorado and New Mexico Residents

We are delighted to extend an additional discount of 15% off stays in March and April to any residents of Colorado and New Mexico.

Combined with the existing 10% low season discount, that’s a total of 25% off our typical rates! This discount for locals is available on any ranch vacation or overnight package throughout the months of March and April at the Zapata Ranch and is only available over phone or email. Please note the discount can only be applied to new bookings.

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Overnight Stays

Just seven miles from the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Zapata Ranch is an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding region, including hot springs, hiking trails, Zapata Falls, and the nearby national park.

Overnight stays include breakfast and dinner, served on our patio.

Please note that no ranch activities are included and cannot be added a la carte.

These rates are only available 30 – 60 days prior to arrival date.

Double occupancy rates start at $280 per night.

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Zapata Ranch Vacations

Escape to nature and immerse yourself fully into the Zapata Ranch’s spectacular setting adjacent to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Our knowledgeable wranglers will guide you on your fully customized experience of the ranch, riding in the Dunes, amongst our conservation bison herd, or helping out with ranch work. Other activities can include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking in the nearby mountains, ecological tours of the ranch, fly fishing, and more.

These packages require a three-night minimum from May – October.

Our all-inclusive pricing starts at $375 per person per night.

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Chico Basin Ranch Vacations

A visit to the Chico is for those who want to experience how ranching was done one hundred years ago. Come explore our 80,000-acre cattle ranch and work alongside our crew to implement our rotational grazing program. You’ll learn about the day-to-day life of authentic ranching, gather huge herds of cattle, and see a wide diversity of prairie wildlife such as pronghorn, coyotes, porcupines, hawks, and deer.

Our all-inclusive pricing starts at $332 per person per night.

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Join an Upcoming Workshop

Spring Photo Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 6 – 11, 2022

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 11 – 13, 2022

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 18 – 20, 2022

The Power of Pilates with Natalie Sutto, RN, NCPT

Zapata Ranch

24 April – 1 May, 2022

Yoga and Horseback Retreat with Tammy Pate

Zapata Ranch

May 1 – 8, 2022

Discover Nature with Ted Floyd (Presented by Swarovski Optik)

Zapata Ranch

May 22 – 25, 2022

Restorative Retreat

Zapata Ranch

May 25 – 29, 2022

Branding Week

Zapata Ranch

June 19 – 26, 2022

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

Zapata Ranch

July 10 – 17, 2022

Natural Fabric Dyeing with Designer & Textile Artist Edie Ure

Zapata Ranch

July 24 – 31, 2022

Somatic Riding With Cassandra Ogier and Silver Bramham

Zapata Ranch

31 July – 7 August, 2022

Food as a Doorway to Memory: A Writing Workshop with Molly Wizenberg

Zapata Ranch

August 14 – 21, 2022

Foundations of Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

Zapata Ranch

28 August – 4 September, 2022

a man in a black hat rides a horse who is jumping over a log on the ground

Intermediate Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

Zapata Ranch

September 4 – 11, 2022

A woman works on the anatomical study of a horse.

Advanced Painting Horses with Jill Soukup

Zapata Ranch

September 11 – 16, 2022

Harvest Weekend

Zapata Ranch

September 16 – 18, 2022

The Strenuous Life Retreat with Ed Roberson

Zapata Ranch

September 18 – 23, 2022

Harvest Weekend

Zapata Ranch

September 23 – 25, 2022

Discover Nature with Ted Floyd (Presented by Swarovski Optik)

Zapata Ranch

October 7 – 9, 2022

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

Zapata Ranch

October 9 – 16, 2022

Join an Upcoming Workshop

Spring Photo Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 6 – 11, 2022

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 11 – 13, 2022

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

Zapata Ranch

March 18 – 20, 2022

The Power of Pilates with Natalie Sutto, RN, NCPT

Zapata Ranch

24 April – 1 May, 2022

Yoga and Horseback Retreat with Tammy Pate

Zapata Ranch

May 1 – 8, 2022

Discover Nature with Ted Floyd (Presented by Swarovski Optik)

Zapata Ranch

May 22 – 25, 2022

Restorative Retreat

Zapata Ranch

May 25 – 29, 2022

Branding Week

Zapata Ranch

June 19 – 26, 2022

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

Zapata Ranch

July 10 – 17, 2022

Natural Fabric Dyeing with Designer & Textile Artist Edie Ure

Zapata Ranch

July 24 – 31, 2022

Somatic Riding With Cassandra Ogier and Silver Bramham

Zapata Ranch

31 July – 7 August, 2022

Food as a Doorway to Memory: A Writing Workshop with Molly Wizenberg

Zapata Ranch

August 14 – 21, 2022

Foundations of Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

Zapata Ranch

28 August – 4 September, 2022

a man in a black hat rides a horse who is jumping over a log on the ground

Intermediate Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

Zapata Ranch

September 4 – 11, 2022

A woman works on the anatomical study of a horse.

Advanced Painting Horses with Jill Soukup

Zapata Ranch

September 11 – 16, 2022

Harvest Weekend

Zapata Ranch

September 16 – 18, 2022

The Strenuous Life Retreat with Ed Roberson

Zapata Ranch

September 18 – 23, 2022

Harvest Weekend

Zapata Ranch

September 23 – 25, 2022

Discover Nature with Ted Floyd (Presented by Swarovski Optik)

Zapata Ranch

October 7 – 9, 2022

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

Zapata Ranch

October 9 – 16, 2022