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Guest Comments

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Enjoy these sentiments from previous North Fork guests:

Marlene Collins
“Thank you so much for hosting this retreat for women like me. This retreat met way beyond my expectations!! Your beautiful cabins and grounds were such a peaceful respite from my busy life raising teenager and working in our own business. I grew up fishing but never tried fly fishing (was on the bucket list) and I am totally hooked! The Casting for Recovery instructors were wonderful and to have a personal guide for 4 hours on your piece of the river was an unbelievable gift. (I dreamt fishing last night!)

Your menus were outstanding. Your portions generous as were the “snacks” that really could have doubled as meals in themselves. Your love for the ranch and all those who experience it were apparent from the get go and that goes for your staff as well.

It would be my delight to spend another night or two there in the future, I must share this beautiful slice of paradise with my husband. We’ll be calling you for your bed and breakfast rooms before too long. I Have already told several friends about your beautiful place.

My stay and experience at the North Fork Ranch will be the highlight of 2010. Thank you form the bottom of my heart!”

Bill Oberschelp
“What a wonderful way to spend time with my sons! The get together for my 80th birthday became real special once we arrived at North Fork Ranch. From arrival till we said goodbye at the airport, the subject of our conversation was about the ranch and its owners. The boys and I both agree that you are really great hosts. You made us feel part of the family and what a great cook you two are. The whole visit was way above our expectations, down to the staff and our fishing guides. Thanks for the birthday cake. It became a real appreciative touch. That really closed out this special birthday. Thanks for all you did to make our visit real special!”

Paul Phillips
“Dean and Karen, you have established an ambiance with your personality that is translated into all of your help that makes each visitor feel important, wanted, and at ease.

The food was wonderful, the special touches in the accommodations worthy of five star rank, the fishing the best in the West, and the reason for Dude Ranches – horses- truly outstanding! When we learned of the care with which your horses are selected, tested over a period of several years, trained, and finally certified as worthy of use by your visitors, we were astounded. The instruction for those who had never ridden was especially notable.”

Cheryl Crawford
“I’ve just returned home from the best vacation I’ve had in years. I wasn’t sure what to expect finding North Fork on the internet but I must say it was more than I could have imagined. Dean, Karen, and Kids have built the most beautiful home for their guests. What a beautiful location and what a wonderful staff. I’ll be back next year and many years to come.”

Edi and Larry
“As always, we enjoyed our stay with you again this year. Each year we return, we marvel at your warm welcome…our family away from home, the constant improvements you make…you have created a comforting oasis in those beautiful mountains…such a joy to become absorbed in the quieter, slower pace of life. We always want to stay another day, another week and return another year! Thank you…again…”
Lindsberg, Kansas

Jim & Georgina Howdle
“We have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime at the North Fork Ranch. Our expectations were greatly exceeded on ALL fronts: accommodation, activities, locations, hospitality etc etc etc. We booked a year in advance and right from the outset Karen was the perfect host advising on everything from accommodation for the night prior to a suitable celebrant for our wedding which we hoped to have at the ranch. We did have our special day on the ranch (right on the river) and Dean and Karen kindly agreed to be our witnesses, talk about above and beyond . . . The May family, and the people they employ, are truly special and they provided us with a most memorable holiday and wedding – guess where we get to go for our anniversaries!!! We really cannot recommend the North Fork Ranch highly enough and would be more than happy to speak with anybody contemplating taking their holiday at this amazing place (or should we keep it quiet?). All our love to Dean, Karen, their family and the excellent staff at NFR, see you again soon.”

J. Wattles
“The best two weeks we’ve ever spent…our kids are begging to return! See you soon!”
London, United Kingdom

E. McWhorter
“Just a note to tell you one more time what a FABULOUS time our family had at North Fork Ranch. We loved every minute of it! Everyone, all 15 of us, said it was the most fun we’ve ever had together…ever!! The well organized activities for all ages, horseback riding, fantastic fly-fishing, square dancing, not to mention the meals, accommodations and the setting just can’t be beat! We have memories we will cherish forever! Thank you!”
Birmingham, Alabama

Jan Prehm
“A friend and I stayed at your wonderful ranch in July. We had a fantastic time! Your family and the staff made us feel so comfortable. The food was outstanding, the accommodations were first class, and the surroundings were breathtaking! Thank you so much for some of the most special memories of a lifetime! I hope to return in the future!”

Sandy Reese
“North Fork Ranch is the perfect place for a worry-free vacation with our children and grandchildren. Dean and Karen are the most gracious and energetic hosts with activities planned for all age levels. Our eleven grandchildren, ranging in age from three to fifteen years, look forward to what has become our annual family reunion.” Lancaster, PA

Andy & Cummins Sherrill
“Your hospitable, loving, caring approach towards your guests really exemplified how much you enjoyed us, your work, and that beautiful place you call North Fork Ranch, a little piece of heaven. We are grateful for the time we spent with you and grateful for what you two have created in the North Fork and sharing it with us and others. Thanks for the experience. We do so much want to come again.” Statesville, NC

Vince & Judy Kadlec
“Karen & Dean, when we received your recent newsletter, I looked up the year we were at your ranch….1997!! When we read the newsletter, it is like renewing a friendship. We loved our time at your ranch and now to see your children all grown! It was a truly wonderful time! You and your staff were so gracious and made us feel right at home plus the beauty of your ranch. Love seeing the pictures & hearing about North Fork.”

Jim Beery
“My wife and I just concluded a week of fantastic riding, eating, relaxing, dancing, trap shooting, and meeting fabulous friends. For anyone thinking about this type of vacation, forget it, just go ahead and do it. Dean and Karen and staff will make you feel a part of their family. P.S. forget about diets for one week. This is my second year in a row visiting and we will be returning in soon.” St. Augustine, Florida

Bill Strader & Cindy Emory
“We didn’t know what to expect because we have never been on this sort of vacation before. We got more than we could have ever expected. The May family and their staff went above and beyond to make sure our week stay was the best. (we are going to try and may it back every year). Thanks again for a great time, Bill & Cindy” Middleburg, Ohio

John Goldsmith
“You can’t call room service. No phone. You can’t complain about the TV not working. No TV. It’ll drive you nuts just trying to find that one spot, under an Aspen in the rain, where cellular communication is possible and if your cell phone rings on the trail, expect to get a load of ‘grief’ from your wrangler and fellow dudes. BUT, if you want an unpressured week away from it all in the Colorado Rockies, in ultra-comfort (excepting the western saddle), with fantastic food, great company, incredible staff, a place where your family is welcomed as members of their family…this IS it. For an intimate (under 40 guests) dude ranch experience, nobody does it better… and it’s been that way every time (7 to date) we’ve visited.”
Naples, Florida

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