With regrets and apologies for any inconveniences you may have incurred, this letter will serve to inform you that, pursuant to the Little Sand Wildfire this summer, the V.A. Poma Ranch has recently been sold and will no longer
operate as a guest ranch.
Dear Friends and Guests,
You came as strangers and guests for a Colorado experience and to share a little piece of heaven and our hospitality at the Poma Ranch--each of you left as a friend. We've shared wonderful mountain views, dew covered mornings, blue, sun blossomed skies, thunderstorms, gentle snows, extraordinary valley vistas and we've closed many-a-day with picturesque sunsets.
We've relaxed, de-stressed, had fun; hunted, explored, walked the trails, fished the Weminuche, watched and listened to the birds; became friends with the resident snowshoe rabbit, the ducks on Martin Lake and greeted the traveling Canada geese in the spring and fall.
You pitched in to help when I needed anything…wood chopped, lawn mowed, cabins cleaned or repaired, fences built and mended, irrigation, and even getting the cows back in the pasture when I was short handed. In our sharing (that includes my parents Vic and Ethel), we got to know each other and you left as cherished friends to be treasured forever.
Rainbow over the Ranch
Mother was an accomplished painter and her legacy is preserved in her works at:
We hear from many of you over the holidays and when good or bad things happen in your family. Best of all, you came back, often with friends who expanded the circle of our mountain experience. Many of you started coming just after my parents bought the ranch in the late 60's and have supported and remained loyal to the Poma Ranch all this time. I am most appreciative.
It was an honor and privilege to extend the legacy of my parents and establish one of my own in their name. I am very grateful for our precious friendships.
You have greatly enriched my life in many ways and for that I am grateful. The sadness of leaving our beloved V.A. Poma Ranch is softened by the treasured memories which all of you provided. Thank you all for the blessing of your continued support and your precious love and friendship.
In Mother Ethel's name and from my heart, I extend this prayer to you:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine softly on your face.
May the rains fall gently on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
In gratitude and with love and friendship, I bid you farewell, my cherished friends.
Vic & Ethel Poma