Join our 2021 Team - Family, Friendships, Fulfilling and Fun - Help us make a difference
Rich in history and tradition, the 4UR Ranch has been delighting families for generations. Our high guest return rate has given the ranch a friendly and inviting family atmosphere that we are very proud of. Come join the 4UR team and experience a real taste of the west, and a once in a lifetime experience.
The 4UR ranch is an exclusive guest ranch nestled in the San Juan Mountain range of southwest Colorado.
About 4UR Ranch
For many generations, we have been providing a first class family vacation with a variety of activities, and amenities. Since being open in the late 1870s, the 4UR has received much recognition. Most recently, we have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a deeply appreciated honor. While we have a rich and extensive history, we are always improving and looking for innovative and unique ways to offer the most exciting experience to both our guests and our staff. Fly fishing is one of our main attractions with over 6.5 miles of private water on Goose Creek, and 1.5 miles on the Rio Grande River. We have four fly fishing guides on staff to give our guests the ultimate experience on our waters by providing lessons and guided trips. Our horseback program allows our guests to have a personalized learning experience at the barn. From lessons in the high country, to work in the arena, our wranglers make this program a fun learning experience. Additionally, our philosophy of Natural Horsemanship helps us cater to novice and experienced riders alike. The 4UR also offers its guests an extensive guided hiking program, a well coveted culinary experience, shooting sports and so much more. As a staff member, you will have access to all guest activities during your off-time.
Our Staff is the single most important factor in our guest’s vacation experience. Year after year, every compliment we receive pertains to our staff and the excellent job they do. We truly appreciate the effort that everyone puts forth to make this team as special as it is. One of our favorite aspects of the ranch is how unique our situation is. Staff works together, has fun together and lives all within a few hundred yards of each other. This situation transcends the typical work experience and reaches a level of friendship and camaraderie that more closely resembles family. Furthermore, housing, meals, wifi, and amenities are built into the work agreement; no need to worry about cooking or where to live. There is no doubt that your experiences will last a lifetime as well as the friendships and bonds that you will make at the 4UR. Our company culture is one of honesty, community, action and openness throughout. We would love to have you be a member of our family and look forward to your application.
The Employee Experience
Living and working at the 4UR Ranch become one in the same when you spend a summer out here in the mountains. Shortly after beginning work here, you'll see why most employees would say that the daily grind doesn't exist at the ranch. When employees aren't working they are enjoying everything the ranch has to offer including: hiking, biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, the quaint town of Creede and the hot springs & pool. One of the greatest things about working at 4UR Ranch is getting to take advantage of all these activities that our guests enjoy on a daily basis. And of course the people are hard to beat; every summer lifelong friendships are made between kindred spirits who enjoy the nostalgia of these Colorado mountains. Its always special to see the family that our staff forms; going from being strangers to deep, rich friendships. We see a wide range of staff that comes from all edges of the US; we also have had staff members join us from England, Russia, Thailand and Russia to name a few.
Every review or compliment the 4UR receives always refers back to our tremendous staff and the job they do. People are what make this place so special every year. We promote a culture of honesty, respect, and openness throughout. Our staff is our number one asset and we look forward to welcoming you to our family.
We are looking for staff members who are cheerful, enthusiastic and genuinely friendly. Our staff members must have a positive outlook toward the ranch and have the desire to help our guests have a wonderful vacation. Interacting with guest is both a regular occurrence and a rewarding one too; it's what makes staying here and working here such a unique and fulfilling experience.
Room and Board
No need to worry about where to live, employee housing is provided to all our staff. We have four cabin buildings, and everyone will have roommates. Additionally, staff cabins are all located along the west bank of Goose Creek. We supply all bed linens, pillows, and towels; laundry facilities are also provided. Staff also has the pleasure of three meals a day, prepared by the gifted 4UR kitchen staff. If teamwork, hard work, and staff camaraderie are what you are looking for, the 4UR will be the experience of a lifetime.
We pay hourly plus overtime, room and board is included in the contract. Staff is welcomed to use guest facilities and activities during their off time. A few examples of those activities include horseback riding, trap shooting, fly fishing and the hot springs spa. We also encourage your family and friends to visit the ranch.
Getting Here and Getting Around
The 4UR Ranch is located in the San Juan Mountain range of Southwest Colorado. We are 1 hour west of Alamosa, and 2 hours North of Durango. If you decide to fly or take a bus into Alamosa, we will be there to pick you up. Although it can be a long drive from your home, it’s very convenient to have a vehicle.
Activities on the ranch include fly fishing, horseback riding, swimming pool, hot springs spa, mountain biking, hiking, and trap/sporting clays shooting. In the town of Creede, we have the renowned Creede Repertory Theater as well as excellent food and drink found in the local eateries. During the summer, there are several music festivals in the area as well as local rodeos. Furthermore, the nearby town of Monte Vista host the annual Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorado's oldest pro rodeo. If you are interested in visual arts, there are plenty of opportunities and places to indulge in your craft during off time. Additionally, the ranch takes up a new personality at night as the stars and milky way conquer the sky. We also encourage any musicians to bring their instrument along as there are always several staff members that will be looking to play.
How to Apply
We are monitoring the developments with Covid-19 with extreme caution and tact. We are taking steps to make the 4UR a safe and comfortable environment for our staff and guests. We are currently excepting applications for all positions for the 2021 guest season. We plan on opening on June 6th and would like staff to arrive on May 19th. If you are interested in applying for the 2021 season, please call us at 719 658 2202 or send an email: employment@4URRanch.com.