What would a membership at Rancho El Chonete mean to me? Let’s see!
Our company is relatively new! We have looked at many business models that have succeeded and failed here in Costa Rica over the 50+ years of business experience the owners have been here. We have taken a family-owned working cattle ranch cordoned off a few hectares so that we can provide a very unique vacation to tourists that love Costa Rica. Camping is a billion-dollar industry and I know at some point you have contributed to that industry or you would not be here on our site. Rancho El Chonete is going to add substance to the glamping industry which is almost non-existent here in Costa Rica today. We put together adventures and experiences you will not find at the local tourist traps. Instead, we are doing it with a special objective in mind.
The best of all worlds to the survival of this company and ranch was to set up our members-only private ranch so that our members can experience something very special, attention to details that would never be found at a hotel-motel or B&B. We are not just another bed and breakfast; OH-NO! Here the experience or adventure never ends. This is where you will want to return time and time again. WE KNOW, that when the membership term is close to an end you will be interested in renewing it! (So don’t worry we have of course planned for it, current members receive a discounted renewal!)
It is not just the perfect temperature or blue nonpolluted skies or the pristine views nor the cool refreshing river full of fish that is flowing by. It is more than relaxing with a book by the on-location lagoon or the Safari that you took today or the specially prepared breakfast included in the membership. We have mentioned that those that travel will have their very own access to the Rancho El Chonete online concierge. These are all just tiny aspects of what peace and serenity you will find staying on our property. The list of activities is very large for your typical dude ranch and really non-ending; because we are much more than just a horse ranch. This is all part of your membership! We hope you will see what we are trying to convey to you here!
As well, let us point out that with membership comes buying power that no public hotel can offer. What do we mean by that? It means that off ranch adventures which can be found if you search for a lower price can be purchased at the ranch for an even lower price. Why? Because your Membership Matters to the restaurant’s and other off ranch tour operators that you will most likely discover and enjoy.
The membership is for a group of up to 4 persons. That will provide you 5 weeks of use. Like Costco or Sam’s club, membership is for a specific period of time. You can use your membership freely like those companies, accept we allow a 5 year period of use. Come one week a year. Come 3 weeks skip a year or two and then use 2 weeks. Whatever fits your busy life schedule. You have 5 years to enjoy our Costa Rican hospitality with 35 nights to relax and count the stars.
Currently, the ranch is under construction as you have seen. The opening could happen very soon or later depends on you! We are offering a below-market, introductory, discounted membership. The capital from your purchase will help cover day to day expenses experienced by any company and to complete the projects you have seen or heard about. It is what provides the salaries of our workers and buys the equipment and tools for those projects. In addition, it provides the ability to continue with the maintenance of the gardens and sanctuary. It is what helps us grow! It pays the vets for the animals and buys new horses for your use.
It is not there to sit in the bank and make the bankers happy. The faster you come on board the sooner the ranch can complete the current work. The more members join the more projects we can complete. There are things on the drawing board today that do not even exist here in CR. You will have the time of your life as you enjoy a Rancho El Chonete membership. You will have access to the ranch even though some of the projects for your enjoyment will take some time to complete. If it is not available this year, don’t worry it will be next year if that is when you return visit takes place. We want you to know that your experience upfront will still be most rewarding and well worth the price. Not one person outside the company has come to the ranch and not said what you guys are doing is phenomenal! It is amazing here!
You and your membership are most important for the Membership Matters part of our ranch. There are plenty of Autistic Children that need our help. Together we make a difference in the world; a world outside of our comfort zone. We support those that are forgotten in life and pushed aside because they are not as normal as we feel or think they should be. We can help, you can help! Your MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
It all boils down to you! Would you like to have a chance to meet people that play like you, think like you, and walk down life’s path of adventure like you. Are these the type of people who you would consider to be friendly enough to bring in to your life if only for a week? Or meet them again next year. Plan your vacations to this ranch together. The possibilities are endless for our new members!
Meeting future husbands and wives. We are not Match Makers! But why is that, not on our list of activities?
We started this by presenting an idea; by asking what would a membership mean to me?
We are priced right now well below the typical Market price for a Dude Ranch. So money is really not the issue standing in your way we hope.
We also hope we have answered most of the questions you may have above and elsewhere here on this site. If not let me present to you some FAQ’s about the ranch.