Smith Fork Ranch Honored With Andrew Harper’s Hideaway of the Year

CRAWFORD, CO — (MARKET WIRE) — 02/02/2006 — Smith Fork Ranch, a luxury guest ranch in western Colorado, has been selected as a 2006 Grand Award Hideaway of the Year winner, presented by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

Announced in the January 2006 issue, Smith Fork was heralded as “…one of the world’s most captivating hideaway hotels and resorts…” Winners are selected upon the criteria of being an intimately-sized property in a calm and beautiful setting. They are ranked on level of outstanding comfort, commitment to service and the firsthand experiences of Hideaway Report’s readers.

Smith Fork Ranch was singled out from the thousands of vacations retreats, hotels and resorts in the United States. The prestigious Little Nell in Aspen was also given the 2006 honor. They are one of just seven United State properties chosen along with 12 winners internationally.

Over the past 27 years, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report has earned a reputation as the “…connoisseur’s guide to luxury hideaways and secret places.” To ensure independent ratings, Andrew Harper’s identity has never been revealed and there is no advertising in his publication.

Hidden in a remote valley embraced by thousands of acres of wilderness, Smith Fork is a charmingly rustic ranch that evokes the style and spirit of the Old West. Far away from every day concerns the spot is a haven for unlikely luxury. Guests are accommodated in the rustic tradition with breathtaking views in every direction and served highly acclaimed cuisine using local organically grown vegetables, fruits, poultry and regional game. Activities include outstanding fly fishing on miles of private waters and a stable of well-trained riding horses with expert guides for fishing, riding, hiking and endless other outdoor activities.

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