About Us

Bird’s Eye View

Your Home (away from home) On The Range

Located just 40 miles north of Steamboat Springs on the Colorado-Wyoming border but a world away from “real life,” the expansive 200,000-acre Three Forks Ranch embodies the true West — rich in history, resources, and opportunity. With only 15 guest rooms, our Lodge and Spa is a luxury getaway, replete with the most decadent amenities and superior personalized service. Our decades-long commitment to sustainable land use and conservation is evident in the tens of thousands of pristine, private acres at your disposal to explore with abandon.


By the Numbers


acres of pure, picturesque Rocky Mountain landscape.


square feet of luxurious lodge.


square-foot, full-service spa with, tempting treatments for the mind, body and soul.


staff members to cater to your every whim.


miles north of Steamboat Springs, situated on the Colorado-Wyoming border.


decadent deluxe rooms.


sumptuous suites.


other places on earth like Three Forks Ranch.

Why Here

After spending many years searching for the perfect Western property, David Pratt set his eyes on Three Forks Ranch. Looking for an active cattle ranch with mountains, river, and solitude — and an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty — his alluring dream took shape in this Sierra Madre paradise.

Not content to keep the place to himself, he then set out to share it with the world. The urge was irresistible.

"What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been — the most beautiful place you can imagine? Now, imagine that it’s all yours, that you can have your run of it. Wouldn’t you want to share it with your family, with your friends? That’s the purpose of The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch: to share our paradise with you."

David Pratt

What We Offer

Whether whisking down our private powdery slopes in the winter or casting a line beside the cool waters of the Little Snake River under a summer sun, an adventure at Three Forks Ranch is always in season.

Saddle up, tie a fly, grab a bike, lace up your boots, or grab a pair of skis for an unforgettable outdoor adventure in an idyllic wilderness.

Settle into a beautifully appointed suite with sweeping, postcard-perfect views of our secluded slice of heaven.

Warm your soul by the fire with a glass of wine in hand, experience the ultimate in relaxation with a massage in our Roaring Forks Spa, and savor world-class cuisine inside our elegantly appointed dining room — or down on the water during one of our famous riverside lunches.

No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you will be greeted warmly and personally guided. At no other destination will you receive the bespoke, world-class service that Three Forks offers.

Our Family

From the moment you arrive at the Lodge and Spa’s front doors, you’re welcomed warmly by our staff and paired with one of North America’s most talented, knowledgeable, and friendly guides. At no other ranch will you receive the personalized, individualized service and guiding that Three Forks offers. These exceptional relationships are our gold standard.


Since the 1800s, Three Forks Ranch has attracted and impressed anglers, outdoorsmen, vacationers, and explorers from far and wide. We are proud to continue our ranch’s long, rich tradition of beauty, adventure, and remarkable accommodations — all enhanced by the exceptional personalized service that defines our brand.

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Cattle Driving Black Angus

Cattle Operations

The Lodge and Spa is only one jewel in Three Forks Ranch’s crown. We’re also a working cattle ranch complete with progressive management, pasture rotation, and excellent cattle handling facilities. Our experienced cowboy crew is stationed at cow camps throughout the ranch, and all are capable of doctoring cattle on the range. Thanks to our robust practices, we have developed a very strong herd of Black Angus mother cows, and our steer calves are always at the top of the sale offering.

For inquiries about our cattle operations and grazing leases, please email Livestock Manager Shawn Foster at ShawnF@threeforksranch.com.

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Water Flowing In Stream

Conservation & Sustainability

Three Forks Ranch will forever pay homage to the rich history and natural wonders that surround us. We pledge to protect and preserve our resources while providing a superior personalized vacation experience for each and every guest. The wellbeing of our guests and our surrounding natural environments have been considered in every operations decision since 1999. From minimizing food waste to implementing the most extensive and expensive river restoration project in North America, we endeavor to honor the land and its resources such that they flourish and thrive — the way Mother Nature intended.

Philanthropic Commitment

The Lodge and Spa at Three Forks Ranch exists because we wanted to share our Western paradise with the world. Our family’s calling to warmly welcome others — to revel with us in nature’s grandeur amid luxury amenities — is also reflected in our robust commitment to philanthropy.

We routinely open our doors (and riverbanks, bike paths, and ski runs) to organizations that are near and dear to us and our guests. Every year, we donate more than $250,000 of Three Forks Ranch experiences to a long list of local and national causes that benefit the arts, medical research, animal and river conservation, wounded veterans, and many more. We are proud to support worthy efforts that enrich the larger world and give hope to people in need.

To inquire about philanthropic opportunities, email us at lodgemanager@threeforksranch.com.

"To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with."

Mark Twain