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Resorts and Ranches of Colorado and New Mexico - Summer 2021

Resorts and Ranches of Colorado and New Mexico - Summer 2021


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Prepare for a scenic adventure that truly reconnects you with nature, as you make your way from Colorado to Vermejo Park Ranch and New Mexico. Along the way, take a scenic ride to Pikes Peak, go horseback riding with your fellow travellers and delve into New Mexico’s Native cultures.

Day 1 - Arrive in Denver.
Welcome to Denver, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The capital of Colorado, it is famous for its romantic 19th century architecture, modern restaurants and overall laidback culture. Colorado itself is celebrated for its deserts, canyons and alpine mountains, attracting a new group of nature-loving travellers every year. On arrival, your private transfer will take you to your AAA Four Diamond hotel, where you can relax and freshen up, before meeting your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests at 18:00. End the day with a private Welcome Reception with drinks and dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Denver.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - On to Colorado Springs.
On the way to Colorado Springs, stop at the United States Air Force Academy and get a glimpse into the life of a United States Air Force Academy cadet. Then visit Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark and public park, which is made up of 1300 sandstone formations. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. Afterwards, join a Local Expert for a guided visit through the park. Enjoy your evening at leisure.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
Enjoy a relaxed start with a choice of breakfast options, before heading over to Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a thrilling scenic ride aboard this just-restored iconic attraction. Once at the top of Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains’ southern Front Range, you’ll understand how the views inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write what is now one of the most patriotic songs - “America the Beautiful.” In the afternoon, choose to pursue your own interests at the resort or head to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum where you’ll participate in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes guided tour by athletes in training. Learn about what it takes to train for these iconic games. In the evening, choose from 10 different dining options at the Broadmoor’s award-winning restaurants. From Italian cuisine, to English inspired dishes and classic American options, the choice is yours.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Colorado Springs to Vermejo Park Ranch.
Start the day with a delicious breakfast, you have two restaurants to choose between. Today, head to Vermejo Park Ranch. Often referred to as a private national park, it stretches from the Great Plains to the summit of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in total across 590,000 acres. The ranch is owned by businessman, environmentalist and founder of CNN, Ted Turner. You’ll stay here for the next three nights. In the evening, take a step back in time and experience turn-of-the-century luxury. As you meet your fellow travellers for cocktails in the lounge of the historic Casa Grande. Once Ted Turner’s private quarters, Casa Grande, is a 25,000-square-foot stone mansion restored by Jane Fonda, then Ted Turner’s wife. It blends Southwestern accents with 1900s grandeur. As you navigate through the marble column hallways, you’ll feel transported to an elegant 1920s soirée. This historic home boasts a billiards room, renovated chef’s kitchen, and conservatory. Move to the main dining room for a gourmet, à la carte Southwestern dinner experience.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Vermejo Park Ranch - A Ted Turner Reserve.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Explore Vermejo Park Ranch.
After a hearty breakfast, head out for a guided hike, where you’ll have the chance to take in the ranch’s natural surroundings. It is home to over 8000 elk, 4000 mule deer, pronghorn, bison, black bears, cougars and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Please note: a wide range of additional activities is available at an additional cost, paid by guests directly to Vermejo Park Ranch. Your Traveling Concierge will be available to make all necessary arrangements for you. Join your new friends for lunch with wine in the main dining room. Later, test your fly fishing and deep nymphing skills. This world-class fishing sanctuary holds 19 fishable lakes and over 30 miles of streams. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, before sitting down to a family-style feast at the ranch. Popcorn at the ready – end your evening on the main lawn of the lodge, for a Cinema Under the Stars experience.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 6 - Activities at the Ranch.
For those wanting a mindful morning, opt for a yoga lesson in the courtyard of the lodge. Today is a day for adventures. Take in Vermejo’s natural wonders and diverse landscapes on a guided horseback ride. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch with wine, before continuing your active day with a 3D archery course. Test your aim with eight stations, 3D targets, and natural obstacles. In the evening, enjoy cocktails while participating in lawn games, before heading for dinner. Indulge in one of Chef Giovanni's famous cookouts on the mansion's verandah, for your last meal at the ranch.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast, ,

Day 7 - Taos and Santa Fe.
Move on to the town of Taos, set in New Mexico’s high desert. On the way, stop at the Old West town of Cimarron. Take a peek at the St. James Hotel, an old outlaw heritage that is said to be haunted by spirits from its “wild west” era. See the bar’s pressed silver ceiling, which has been punctured by over 20 bullet holes, and its original period rooms. Former guests include Annie Oakley, Kit Carson, Jesse James, Davy Crockett and Doc Holiday. Visit the Downtown Taos Historic District and stop at Taos Plaza, which is also recognised as a historic landmark. Locals gather here for live music and concerts. Here, you will have time to wander around and pick a restaurant for lunch on your own. Later, head for Taos Pueblo, a significant UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark, occupied for 1,000 years by the ‘Red Willow’ people of Taos. Meet your Local Expert, a pueblo resident, to explore the pueblo and learn about its history and about the life of the pueblo inhabitants. Then a brief stop at the most photographed and painted church in all of America, San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, famously photographed by Ansel Adams and painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. A beautiful drive through historic Embudo Valley along the Rio Grande River brings you to Santa Fe, one of the oldest capitals in the United States, filled with its own history. Your day ends at a new hotel, the historic La Fonda on the Plaza, a AAA 4 Diamond Hotel. Situated close to the Palace of the Governors and Santa Fe Plaza, it offers luxury comforts and a spa tub for your evening at leisure.(Breakfast)
Accommodation: La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Explore Santa Fe.
After a relaxing breakfast, our morning will include a tour around the City Different, as Santa Fe is known for good reason. Santa Fe is also designated by UNESCO as a Creative City in both Folk Art and Design categories. Join your Local Expert for a unique Santa Fe experience, combining architecture, history, culture and local treats. Walk next door to visit the Loretto Chapel and its famous Miracle Staircase. Also pay a visit to the Palace of the Governors. This afternoon, explore Santa Fe Your Way as you have a choice between three self-guided visits: the Loretto Chapel and its Miraculous Staircase; the Palace of the Governors, an adobe structure designated Registered National Historic Landmark and American Treasure; and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, an almost essential experience to appreciate New Mexico. Commemorate your travels with a Celebration Dinner at Mark Kiffin’s, James Beard award-winning The Compound restaurant, a corner stone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe for the past 20 years.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Depart Santa Fe.
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Take an organised transfer to Albuquerque International Airport, or extend your stay in Santa Fe.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

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Exceptional Dining

  • Denver: End the day with a private Welcome Reception at Courier Market Bar Kitchen.
  • Colorado Springs: In the evening, choose from 10 different included dining options at the Broadmoor’s award-winning restaurants.
  • Santa Fe: Your Celebration Dinner at the James Beard award-winning The Compound Restaurant will introduce you to a heritage rich in history and a menu full of regional influences. The centrepiece adobe home on Canyon Road was reimagined into the distinctive space it is today.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches with wine (LW) and 6 Dinners with wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Colorado Springs: Explore Garden of the Gods Park, a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.
  • Manitou Springs: Enjoy a thrilling ride aboard the restored Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest in the world. Wind past waterfalls, through aspen and pine forest while affording the best views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs.
  • Taos Pueblo: Join your Local Expert, a Pueblo resident, at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the history of Taos and more about the life of its inhabitants.

VIP Experiences

  • Vermejo Park Ranch: Enjoy a 3-night stay at CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner’s 599,000 acre ranch. While here, enjoy the grandeur of the 1900s along with spectacular natural surroundings and activities such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking, or 3D Archery.

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  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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Luxury Gold has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Luxury Gold and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Luxury Gold is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Luxury Gold will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Luxury Gold have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

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Luxury Gold is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Luxury Gold does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Luxury Gold only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Luxury Gold is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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