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Piney River Ranch, Vail

#16 of 79 in Things to do in Vail
Ranch · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The view has astonished people for years; the experience is gorgeous enough to match it. Piney River Ranch is a breathtaking site for for any high country event; our Wedding Deck reaches out over the shimmering waters of Piney Lake at the base of the striking Gore Mountain Range, the perfect vista for a truly memorable event.

Piney River Ranch's fantastic staff will help you create a custom event (and a custom menu), whether you prefer a casual western theme, a formal event or something altogether unique. A slew of new, upscale amenities at Piney River Ranch include a full bar, ADA-compliant restroom facilities, bride and groom’s lounges and, of course, unparalleled views.

We also offer activities that all of your guests can enjoy including canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and fishing. So whether you’re planning an elaborate wedding, a Rocky Mountain retreat or a daylong family excursion, Piney River Ranch is equipped with the quality and exquisite beauty to make any event as memorable as the occasion itself.
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  • Only open to the public during the day. You can rent stand-up paddle boards, canoes, etc. There is a trail to a waterfall.  more »
  • Free access to the ranch! With lots of the hiking trails. Bumpy road on the way down but worth it to get to the lake. My only complaint was the upper pine trail was NOT worth the time. The waterfall.....  more »
  • A beautiful area of the Rocky Mountains to go hiking with dramatic scenery, or stay overnight at a cabin or camping. Piney lake gives you access to light water sports - canoeing and paddle boarding. There are a few trails including one that takes you to waterfalls - but it a 4 hour round trip st least. The Ranch offers sleeping, Horseback riding, restrooms and has a restaurant. Great wedding destination! Beware: the road up to Piney Ranch is long and unpaved!
  • The ranch and views are 5 star but the food falls a bit short. Too much bun not enough meat. The potato salad was not cooked through. Worth the trip

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