Latigo Ranch

Where: 30 minutes from the town of Kremmling
What: An all-inclusive hospitality ranch offering fly-fishing and packtripping in the summer and fat biking, sledding, and cross-country skiing in the winter
XC trails: 50 kilometers of trail groomed for both classic and skate skiers
Book it: Winter rates start at $200;

Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Where: 40 minutes from Steamboat Springs
What: A luxury dude ranch with cozy, hot-tub-equipped cabins, a serious focus on equestrian activities, and a welcoming-but-not-too-chummy staff
XC trails: 15 kilometers of mostly beginner paths for classic and skate skiers
Book it: Winter rates (three-night minimum) start at $1,650;

C Lazy U Ranch

Where: 15 minutes from downtown Granby
What: One of Colorado’s veteran—like, more than a century old—guest ranches that knows how to split the difference between hoity-toity and down-and-dirty
XC trails: 6.5 kilometers of groomed trail that winds through sweeping high meadows and atop beautiful mesas
Book it: Winter rates start at $450;