Tumbling River Ranch

Company: Tumbling River Ranch
Location: Grant, Colorado

About the Company:
Thank you for your genuine interest in a summer internship position at Tumbling River Ranch. We are a beautiful guest ranch in central Colorado–only 62 miles southwest of Denver. Our ranch is in the middle of the Pike National Forest, adjacent to the Mount Evans wilderness area. We are a second generation, family run ranch since 1975. The ranch is at 9200 feet, and is a first-class facility. Tumbling River has been “a best” from 5280 magazines, a “top choice” ranch from Gene Kilgore with Kilgore Ranch Vacations and awarded Trip Advisors 5-Star Excellence award, but our finest tribute of all is that half of our guests each week are return guests that come back to the ranch each year. Many who return are second-generation guests who want their children and grandchildren to experience the magic of Tumbling River Ranch! Our friendly atmosphere and unparalleled service (a 1:2 staff-to-guest ratio), our historic, first-rate lodging, and our exceptional, home-cooked meals have remained staples of the Tumbling River Ranch experience for over 70 years. We welcome our guests to our ranch, our home, to experience the best vacation for the ENTIRE family at Tumbling River Ranch!

About the Internship:
We expect a lot out of our interns, and in return you will have a truly memorable summer enjoying our guests each week. Our interns are encouraged to enjoy the ranch and the activities we offer, fun things like horseback riding, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking, and enjoying the mountains (we are close to Denver, Boulder and Breckenridge, which makes for some great day-off trips). To be a successful intern at Tumbling River, you should be prepared to serve guest first and foremost. Also, you should be prepared to work very hard and enjoy what you’re doing! Our favorite interns have the attitude of “being an employee of Tumbling River and wanting to help out wherever needed” Taking part in an internship at Tumbling River will be very rewarding, and will give you the opportunity to put forth the skillset you have been investing in at your university in real-life situations. 

A Qualified Intern Is:
Good at building one on one relationships with guests
Someone who has a positive attitude always
Someone who loves kids, people and service
A hard worker and able to work long hours, sometimes varied hours
A problem solvers
Someone who enjoys working on a team and jumping to help the collective team
Someone who can meet the summer date requirement
Someone who is flexible and able to adapt activities to the needs of guests
Someone who is reviving university credit for a required internship.

Internship Compensation:
The internship at Tumbling River Ranch is paid at a competitive hourly rate.Housing will be provided at Tumbling River Ranch, payment for housing will be taken out of pay at a daily rate on each check. Housing at the Ranch is bunkhouse style, bed linens, pillows, and towels are provided. Storage space is very limited. We will supply a suggested gear list to summer interns. Washers and dryers are provided at no charge. Cellular phones do not work at the ranch; however, we provide a staff phone with unlimited long distance. Wifi is available for staff who have a capable device, however please be aware that the Wifi at Tumbling River is limited. We only have 2 T1 lines and we have 50 guests a week that use it a ton. Be prepared to use the Wifi to check email and not much else. You will not have the ability to stream videos, music or movies.

Final Notes:
If you are looking for an internship that fully immerses you in all aspects of the operation, then Tumbling River Ranch is for you! Hours can be long in the summer on the ranch, and the work can be hard. We looking for students eager and ready to implement the skill set they have been learning at their universities.