Scullbinder Ranch: the Four corners Guides Basecamp

Are you interested in Colorado glamping in one of the most serene, stunning spots in the Southwest? The Four Corners Guides basecamp, Scullbinder Ranch, lies on a remote 35 acres at the tip of Weber Mountain, along the Mancos River. The Ranch borders extensive BLM lands to the east and north. Mesa Verde National Park lies to the west. And the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park lies on the south border of our property.

Scullbinder Ranch sits along a migratory route birds, humans and animals have traversed and utilized for centuries. You’ll find pottery from the Ancestral Puebloans (please leave it where you find it!). As well, you may discover rubbish left by a Mormon rancher, his two wives and 20 children. The one thing you won’t see are other people. We have no public wifi, and cell phones do not work at the Ranch.

Advanced Packraft Paddling & Expedition Planning Course

Join Us for An Extraordinary Colorado Glamping Experience or Retreat

Guests on our course or who schedule a private retreat are invited dine, shower and otherwise utilize the community spaces in the Main House from 7a.m. to 11p.m. It’s equipped with a kitchen, full and a half bathroom, large community space, kitchen and gear room.

With the exception of our no-frills offerings, we include one or more discounted nights at the Ranch when you participate in one of our courses, tours or private retreats. We offer private or shared waterproof canvas bell tents and our handcrafted Scullbinder Ranch cabin, renovated by Doom using almost all repurposed cedar wood and beams. All sleep spaces are equipped with beds, memory foam mattresses, down pillows, comforters, heavy wool blankets, lanterns and small tables.

We serve tea and coffee around 7a.m. and breakfast shortly thereafter. You’ll have a bagged  or picnic lunch in the field. And each night, you’ll dine with us on the Main House front porch. Meals and beverages are delicious and sourced primarily from Mancos-area farms and ranches.

After dinner, sit by one of our many fire pits and drink a locally-made beer or cider while you enjoy starry skies over Mesa Verde National Park. Our neighbor, MVNP was designated the 100th International Dark Sky Park in 2021.

Fine Dining at the Ranch or in the backcountry

Are you interested in a fine dining experience? We’ve partnered with Kendra Wilcox, a renown, award-winning chef from Telluride. With sufficient advanced notice, she can prepare any number of amazing dishes at the Ranch. To see her menu, please visit the fine dining menu page. Prices range from $100 to $125 per person per meal.

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