GATEWAY, Colo. – April 12, 2016 – Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – a luxurious world-class destination in the heart of the American West – is thrilled to announce Palisade Ranch, an on-property ranch designed to provide the ultimate western experience for those seeking wild adventure. Guests visiting Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort will explore Western Colorado by horseback, drive cattle, learn to rope and discover what life is truly like in the Wild West. The ranch will open on May 1, 2016.
“The Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa will further showcase the resort’s core values of discovery, curiosity and providing an authentic western immersion,” said Rudy Sharp, General Manager at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. “We are excited to launch this groundbreaking extension at our resort that will allow families, guests and couples to enjoy authentic ranching culture and make unforgettable memories.”
A permanent addition to the property, Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort will allow guests to indulge in their curiosity for the spectacular American West every year through ranch experiences such as daily trail rides, ranching education, roping lessons and historic tours through the land that ranching families of the 1800’s worked to support the region’s mining industry. Visitors will be able to saddle up, drive cattle or gaze at the stars before returning to their luxury accommodations.
With rates starting from $1,399, the Palisade Ranch program offers one-, three-, or five-day packages available May 1 through September 30, 2016 including daily meals, activity credits, all ranch experiences, a fireside cook-out, resort transportation, internet access, use of the fitness center and resort bicycles, along
with a complimentary snack basket. For guests who are amongst the first to book the all new Palisade Ranch Experiences, Gateway Canyon Resort & Spa will donate a portion of their package to the Tug McGraw Foundation. Until April 30th, 2016 mention “McGraw” when making Palisade Ranch reservations and Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa will make the donation directly to the foundation. Noble House Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the Tug McGraw Foundation because of their commitment to helping our veterans return to civilian life, raising funds and awareness for people living with traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and brain tumors.
Ross Bronson, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa’s equestrian manager, will be in charge of day-to-day operations for the new property. A 15-year veteran of the ranching industry, Bronson grew up riding horses in Southeast Idaho and started training them at the age of 14. Under the direction of his father, he developed his own training techniques by studying and observing some of the top trainers in the country.
Brian Redmond will also be involved in management of the property. Redmond brings ample ranch experience, including employment on many large cattle ranches in Colorado and Wyoming. Raised on a family ranch south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Redmond was in charge of the cowherd at home when he was 14 years old, responsible for calving to weaning and managing the pastures. His background boasts management of cattle in an area that spread five miles wide and 22 miles long, with a track record of increasing profitability for the ranch through herd and pasture improvement.
Founded by John Hendricks, founder and former chairman of the Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is dedicated to nurturing guests’ minds and spirits through lifelong learning programs and adventures within an inspiring natural environment. Whether spending an evening discovering the galaxies, nebulae and star clusters under one of the darkest night skies on the planet with resident Curator of Curiosity, Zubulon Miracle, or an afternoon taking a Bentley Supersport through the scenic rural byways of the American West, the resort awaits travelers ready to awaken their adventurous spirit.
Located in the spectacular red rock canyons of western Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa caters to the most discerning traveler with 72 luxury guest rooms and suites, including 14 private casitas – while delighting guests with savory dining options at Entrada Restaurant, wellness-focused treatments at The Spa, canyon air tours and trips aboard a luxury helicopter, privileged access to more than 100 years of automotive history and design at the Gateway Auto Museum and a variety of self-selected experiential activities offered through the on-site Adventure Center and Driven Experiences programs.
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa was recently awarded the 2016 Forbes Travel Guide’s Four Star rating, and last year was ranked the top resort in the world by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is also home to the Curiosity Project, comprised of luxury learning vacations at the resort and a digital subscription service for deep-dive factual content to launch as curiosityclub.com October 2-7, 2016. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is located just minutes from the renowned Moab Desert of Utah and one hour southwest of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, which offers multiple non-stop flights daily from Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is an independently owned destination resort property managed by Noble House Hotels and Resorts. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the importance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
For more information, please call Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa at 1-866-671-4733 or visit www.gatewaycanyons.com.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning across the U.S. From luxury resorts in San Diego, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating more than 40 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. For more information, visit www.NobleHouseHotels.com or call Noble House Hotels & Resorts at 877.NOBLE.TRIP.