Discovered in the late 1940s by director John Ford, this former ranch was the setting for several old Westerns in the 1950s. The Colorado River rolls by right outside your door, and canyon walls reach for the sky in all their red glory; you can gaze at it all from your private riverfront patio. Rooms are Western in flavor, with log furniture, lots of wood, and Saltillo tile. Added attractions include an on-site winery, a movie memorabilia museum, as well as helpful staff who are happy to arrange guided rafting, hiking, biking, and off-road tours. Horseback riding, guided by real-life cowboys and cowgirls, is offered at the property. Its Cowboy Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The setting is fabulous, but you're 14 miles from town.