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11/05/2020
The Ranch at Emerald Valley End of Season Letter - 2020
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What a season; I knew that our bond was tight with our returning guests, and this year brought much comfort to all!  Not only did we have the good fortune to welcome back many familiar faces, but we were delighted by the number of new friendships that were created.  In extraordinary times like these, our guests have had experiences that genuinely made meaningful memories.

It has been a season full of budding flowers, beautiful weather, changing colors and fanciful fetes at the Ranch! Early spring, guests shared their stories of the beautiful Columbine flowers lining the trails; this was especially evident along the McNeil Trail. They came in an assortment of colors this season: traditional blue, gold and a delicate white.  Not to be outdone by the Columbine, the Aspens were in rare form this fall as their leaves were even more spectacular as their hues transformed into vibrant shades of gold, especially on the trees to the west of Emerald Valley.

Chef Randi and her team never disappoint, and we look forward to the changes they have in store for our 2021 season. If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times… that WILD MUSHROOM TOAST exceeded our expectations!

It has been a heartwarming sight to witness so many families unplugging this season, challenging each other in activities such as archery or corn hole, or saddling up the horses for an invigorating trail ride. Seeing daily families and strangers become friends throughout their stay has been very rewarding, so I look forward to welcoming those who have yet to visit and welcoming back our EVRepeaters!

Over the next few months, we encourage you to keep in touch. One last bit of news before we speak again. Our own Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway will be rolling up Pikes Peak again in May of 2021. I know that you like to be ahead of the game, and I encourage you to visit CogRailway.com, sign up and stay up to date while planning your next trip west!

 We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones back in 2021 when we dust off our spurs and re-open on Friday, April 30.  

Cheers,

Craig Hilton
Manager, The Ranch at Emerald Valley
 
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