“I’m boooored” will never be said at Marabou.
We spend so much time talking about the adult amenities, we’ve decided to aim this one at the kids and teens! Gang, it’s up to you if you want to bring your parents with. We’ve got so much to do, we wouldn’t be offended if you decide to divide and conquer, this is your ranch too after all! With so much to do, you’ll quickly see why you will never be bored.
Since we’re under a (huge) blanket of snow, let’s start with some of the awesome winter fun to be had. One of the biggest hits, for adults and kids alike, is our tubing hill. This tubing hill is no joke. The best part about sledding at Marabou is you get taken back up the hill by snowmobile. No walking uphill necessary. Hours can be spent on the hill giggling and hitting run after run.
Wiped out from the sledding hill and fresh air? Take a break and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or some popcorn in the movie theater. The Casting Room Theater is a state-of-the-art, 20-seat motion picture experience that rivals any theater anywhere. Or- For the budding actors and actresses in the family, the stage is available for kids’ skits and plays. Let the show begin! The Casting Room Theater building also houses our Kids’ Corral Activity Center, complete with board games, ping pong and craft activities that are fun no matter what age you are.
Obviously one of the biggest attractions in the winter is skiing at Steamboat Resort and leaving right from Marabou’s Mountain Camp. Sitting at the center of the base area, literally steps from loading on the gondola and getting first tracks on Steamboat’s renowned Champagne Powder™ it’s one of the best highlights of anyone’s vacation.
Wanting to stick around the ranch and burn a little energy? Try snowshoeing or cross country skiing on our miles of groomed trails. Quietly skiing on these trails is one of the best ways to check out some of the wildlife at Marabou, there’s a great chance you’ll be able to view our huge elk herd grouped together for the winter, see if you can count them all without losing track!
Ice fishing is another way Marabou gets the whole family together. Hook a 20” inch trout with light tackle and a short rod and get caught up in the excitement, see who can land the biggest fish. We use well-equipped rods and reels, sonar to locate fish, comfortable chairs, and rocking tunes! Trips are approximately 5 to 6 hours long and includes an awesome wild game barbecue lunch. Bragging rights are totally optional.
Don’t forget, the horses like to play in the snow as well. Join us for a Wednesday evening sleigh ride. Meet at the River House Lodge grab some hot chocolate to go, and curl up under a blanket as our draft team glides you through a winter wonderland. Need a little warm up? The hot tubs are just behind the lodge at the Pool & Fitness Center.
Of course these are just SOME of the activities available in the winter. Give us a call for more ideas, we’d love to show you around. Of course, there are a ton of summer activities too, but more on those this spring!
Hope to see you soon!