Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, rated by both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler as one of the world’s top resorts, is now offering a western-style ranch. Here, guests can enjoy driving cattle, roping lessons, riding tours and fireside cookouts. Fifty-eight rooms, split between two western-style lodges and 14 casitas, make Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa the ideal place for luxurious relaxation and exploration. Stargazer casitas feature private decks with fire pits, indoor fireplaces and outdoor showers with vaulted open-beam ceilings. The resort easily can be accessible by private jet or commercial flights via Grand Junction Airport — only 55 miles away. If preferred, helicopters also can be used for tours and transfers.
An extensive automobile museum also is part of Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. The collection has an exclusive variety of opulent cars owned by John Hendrickson, who founded Discovery Channel. The resort can be privately rented for corporate events, family events and weddings. www.gatewaycanyons.com.