Encompassing more than 500 acres of forest, meadow and pasture in Rocky Mountain high country, this working hay and cattle ranch offers an opportunity to go beyond the basics of horseback riding. Specialized clinics focus on balance and rhythm, and even the art of horse whispering. Of particular note are the cattle drive weeks offered throughout the year; after getting comfortable with your horse through trail rides, arena sessions and a special horsemanship clinic, you will have the chance to herd cows down the Elk River Valley. The log cabins are sophisticated where it counts, with lodgepole pine beds, antiques and western art. Each also has its own hot tub on the deck. Better yet, all-inclusive really does mean just that, with rates including fine wines, photography workshops and, in the winter, ski lessons, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and much more.