2021 Private Land Hunt Information
$6450 per Hunter
$2000 Deposit per hunter required to book hunt
Where we huntRipple Creek Lodge's Private Land hunts are conducted on the Villa Ranch, in GMU 11 just west of Meeker, Colorado. Ripple Creek Lodge will be accepting only archery clients for the 2021 season on this exclusive property.
Either-sex elk licenses are over the counter in GMU 11 for the Archery season. In 2021 Ripple Creek Lodge will only be accepting clients for the archery season.
The Villa Ranch is a working cattle ranch approximately 13 mile northwest of Meeker, Colorado. The ranch encompasses over 2,500 acres of excellent elk habitat. In additional to the private ranch Ripple Creek Lodge's private land hunts also have access to over 13,000 acres of the Windy Gulch Wilderness Area. This Wilderness Area is BLM managed public land that is almost completely land locked by private land and only accessible on foot or by horseback.
Each hunting party will have exclusive use of the Villa Ranch ranch house. The ranch house can sleep up to 6 hunters, has a large family room, kitchen and wireless internet access. There are three bathrooms rooms in the ranch house with modern fixtures. Laundry services available if needed.
MealsMeals are served in the ranch house dinning room. The meals are served family or banquet style for both breakfast and dinner during your entire stay. A pack lunch will be provided to each hunter for their day out in the field.
HorseOur seasoned stock will carry you into the backcountry each day of your hunt. Ripple Creek Lodge has a strict weight limit of 250lbs on our horses to insure a safe trip into our hunting areas. Please be prepared to ride for at least a few hours each day on rugged trails in order to reach our remote hunting areas.
What to expect
Colorado's weather is very extreme during the fall months. We often see the lows well below freezing at night and mid 50’s to 60’s during the day time. It is essential to be prepared for all temperatures and moisture conditions. Layering warm waterproof clothing is the best way to accomplish this. Dress with a thermal base layer, followed with a light weight t-shirt, then a warm hoodie or sweatshirt and covered with an insulated waterproof shell.
Please allow to arrive at the Ranch one day prior to the beginning of the hunt so that staff can size you up to a horse and saddle and your body can acclimatize to the Rocky Mountain elevation.