The Flying Dog Ranch is situated at the base of imposing Mt Sopris in Carbondale, Colorado. It was home to the sacred hunting grounds of the Ute Indians. This ground remains sacred to us today. The land was bountiful, the air pure and the setting spectacular. It nurtured its inhabitants. The Ranch retains these characteristics today. The Utes thrived for centuries in the Roaring Fork and Crystal River Valleys and lived in harmony with nature, family and friends. We aspire to live the same.
Though our paths to fulfillment and sustainability may now be more complex, the peaceful pursuits and desires of the inhabitants of this ground have changed little throughout time. We are merely the “caretakers” of this land. Dedicated to its preservation for those who follow.
We welcome and encourage our family, friends and the community of all who embrace this diversity of ideas to share with us in our “way of life”!
At present, the Flying Dog is the home of award winning craft beers and spirits. Highly acclaimed literature, photography and arts. Grass fed meats, organic foods and culinary delights. Conference facilities to accommodate weddings, yoga retreats and corporate retreats. Set in acres of botanical gardens. World renowned blacksmith ironworks. Six acres of indigenous tree nursery and testing grounds for bio fuel agricultural development.
Join us in experiencing the “Flying Dog Way of Life”!
~ “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir
Paul and I got married at the Flying Dog Ranch in June of 2009. We couldn't have had a better location if created one ourselves. The flowers were beautiful and the veiw was amazing. Lydia was a pleasure to work with. It was as close to a fairy tale wedding as anyone can get. I would happily do it all again but I wouldn't change a thing.