The Home Ranch

Green Team hanging out at campfire dinner
Biking in Zirkels Wilderness after work
Wranglers' day off
Great friends are made here at The Home Ranch
Making honey on the ranch
Winter time is fun too!
Exploring the Zirkels!
Ready for the barn dance
Classic hike up Hahns Peak
Morning Rides
Dressed up for the barn dance!

Summer or Winter, a beautiful Ranch in the Mountains to call Home!

The Home Ranch is a rustic guest ranch where we showcase exceptional guest experiences and fine cuisine all amidst a spectacular setting in the Elk River Valley. Off and on-ranch activities are many and we welcome those that wish to make the most of their time in the area.

Twenty miles north of the Steamboat Springs Ski Area.

About The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to fill its staff ranks. If you love working with people and appreciate the beauty of the Colorado Rockies, perhaps you would be interested in a job at our guest ranch. 

The Employee Experience

The employee experience here at The Home Ranch is one our employees never forget. The staff love to enjoy bonfires throughout the week and indulge in outdoor recreation while they are not working. Whether its a moonlight hike to the hot springs, backpacking through Zirkels Wilderness, or going out to dance, the staff are very active and take full advantage of their time here in beautiful Clark. The relationships last well after one leaves the ranch and often brings returners back to work another great season. 

Staff also join guests for a campfire dinner every week where they get to mingle and play yard games with the guests. Many guests look forward to returning and interacting with our staff. 

Ideal Candidate

We desire employees who love the outdoors, people, teamwork, and who are eager and willing to jump in to lend a hand wherever or whenever needed on the ranch.

We are a good fit for hard workers that will be comfortable in our more remote location.

Room and Board

We provide three meals to all staff daily. On site housing varies from small individual cabins to shared houses. The types available depends on needs, availability & gender. We supply the bed linens, towels, basic cooking items and furnishings. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Home Ranch is 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs, CO. Staff are welcome to bring their own vehicles.

If you are flying in, Hayden Airport (HDN) is the closest and we are happy to pick you up. Alternatively, you can fly into Denver and take a shuttle up to Steamboat. We will arrange for transportation from the shuttle to the ranch as well.

For Fun

On the ranch, staff enjoy horseback riding and ample hiking in the area's Routt National Forest and Mt. Zirkel Wilderness during the summer. In the winter, they enjoy learning how to cross country ski and snowshoe on our 30km of maintained trails.

Being located 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs gives staff the opportunity to enjoy the ski resort's world famous powder in the winter and great mountain biking in the summer, along with a free summer concert series, Steamboat Music fest, and Winter Wonder Grass.           

Our Jobs

Our Summer is from June through October while our Winter season lasts mid-December to late-March. In both cases, preference will be given to those who are available to stay the full length of the season.


Children's Counselor-Summer 2018


Team player that works with other counselors to ensure that all the children visiting the ranch have a wonderful time. Must be able to work, communicate, play with all ages of children 6-18. Camp experience, music, sports, and a willingness to ride horses are great - bilingual skills an extra plus.

Food & Bev

Dining Room Servers


Maintain a warm and inviting environment for our guests’ enjoyment with a high level of guest attention. Having a clear understanding of set-up and service procedures, ability to communicate in a team environment, while maintaining the company’s standard for excellence, resulting in the overall success of dining services. Available now and through summer 2018.

Food & Bev

Dishwasher/Prep Cook

Maintain clean and functional dish area, working in conjunction with chefs. Trash mitigation. Assist with meal preparation, Farm harvest, planting, and animal care.
Lodging & Housekeeping

Front Desk

This person is the go between guests and all other staff. They will be checking in guests and introducing them to the ranch. Plan and troubleshoot daily schedules. Keep current with social media objectives and any other matter that might arise. Knowledge of all ranch operations is essential.
Farm & Ranch

Greenhouse/Garden/Landscaper-Summer 2018


This person will work as part of a team that keep the ranch green and growing. Will work each day outside rain or shine. They will also learn about our farm, greenhouse, livestock, outdoor kitchen garden, and garden beds. If you have a green thumb, this role will keep you happy and learning!

Lodging & Housekeeping


We need reliable and trusting applicants to provide turnover, turndown, and daily services to guest rooms. Lodge upkeep and possible outdoor work is included. Must be able to drive, follow direction, and work efficiently as part of a team. Pride in your job and quality customer service is essential.
Food & Bev

Line Cook

Should be proficient with sauté skills, knife skills, soup making, from scratch cooking, etc. Self motivated, prioritizing, multi tasking. Follow specific directions in this team environment.

Ranch Hand- Summer 2018


Spend the summer outdoors. Ranch Hand duties will include fencing and fence repair, corral maintenance, barn and barnyard cleanup, trail maintenance, flood irrigation, and weed control. Basic knowledge in ranch equipment operation is preferred.

How to Apply

Please go to our website to apply for a position and complete the application package or fill out the contact form below. Indicate on the application the jobs, listed above, that interest you and for which you are qualified. 

Contact Info