Ranch Adventure Vacations

Bob Marshall Wilderness Adventures

April 21st, 2017
By Leah Bright

RIch Ranch offers Bob Marshall Wilderness Adventures

The Bob Marshall Wilderness, named after Bob Marshall himself, is located in western Montana as the fifth-largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. It extends for 60 miles along the Continental Divide and consists of over 1 million acres and remains road-less, with the only permanent structures being some old ranger stations and horse bridges. You might see some of these structures while riding out with the JJJ Wilderness Ranch or the Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch. Sounds like a great location for your next horseback riding vacation, right? Wait, there’s more. You’ll have a chance to ride to a long… Read More

Specials near the Border for Cinco de Mayo

April 13th, 2017
By Leah Bright

Rancho de los Caballeros Giddy-up Cowgirl for Cinco de Mayo

Arrrrribaa!! Cinco de Mayo is less than a month away! If Taco Tuesdays are a weekly celebration at your house than heading south for Cinco de Mayo may be something of interest. Did you know, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces back in 1862? Nowadays the date has become a celebration of Mexican-American culture. This year celebrate big by going to a South Western dude ranch vacation close to the Mexican border. At these ranches decorations are up year round, but it’s called interior design. Horses (and possibly donkeys) are ready for you to… Read More

Experience Luxury the Wild West Way!

April 7th, 2017
By Colleen Hodson

Experience Luxury & Romance at Mountain Sky Ranch

When most people envision a dude ranch, they picture hard work, cattle and rustic cabins. But many dude ranches actually offer plush amenities, top-of-the-line spas, world-class golf courses, five-star cuisine and more. If you’re seeking to experience luxury in a breathtaking setting, check out these four member ranches where you can have it all. Red Reflet Guest Ranch, Wyoming Red Reflet Guest Ranch identifies itself as “a ranch for the senses,” and there’s no question why. The staff has mastered the art of luxury hospitality while showcasing the best recreational activities and most breathtaking scenery in Wyoming. The location of… Read More

Mother May I… Go on a Ranch Vacation for Mother’s Day?

March 31st, 2017
By Leah Bright

Medicine Bow Lodge Mother's Day

Mom stands facing away from a line of kids. She then chooses a child and announces, “Brian, you may take 3 giant baby steps forward.” The child responds, “Mother may I?” Mom then states, “Yes” or “No,” depending on her whim, and the child complies. If, however, the child forgets to ask “Mother may I?” he goes back to the starting line. First one to touch Mother wins, or in this case, first one to take Mother on a ranch vacation wins.   There are a lot of games to play on a ranch vacation for this special holiday, “Mother… Read More

Put Your Vacation Days to Use in 2017

March 23rd, 2017
By Colleen Hodson

Did you know more than half of American workers end the year with unused vacation time? In fact, in 2015, Americans wasted a total of 658 million vacation days – more wasted days than ever before. Whether it’s work stress, financial stress or the fear of leaving someone else to our tasks, there’s always something holding back working people from well-deserved breaks. But most people don’t realize the power of a plan. When you plan vacations in advance, you can make sure to maximize vacation time without feeling pressured at the last minute when you realize you never broke free… Read More

Down at the Ranch

March 16th, 2017
By Colleen Hodson

California's Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

In an age of digital overload, polarized politics, and the overwhelming rush of modern life, there’s a place you can go to recharge, rejuvenate, reconnect, and embrace a more simple time. There’s a dude ranch waiting for you out there, and more than likely it’s close to a national park if you want the best of both worlds (ranch and park worlds, that is). Whether it’s the high mountain range or vast desert valleys, grab your boots and hat and spend the morning in the saddle, the afternoon with a drink by the pool, and a quiet evening of reflection… Read More

Ranch Vacation Retreats & Specialty Weeks for 2017

March 9th, 2017
By Leah Bright

Triangle C Ranch Specialty Weeks

Ladies and Gentleman! Youth of [most] all ages! Step right up and get hooked on your next ranch vacation! We are here to offer you the most wonderful of specialty weeks for this summer! From 7AM to midnight, Scrapbooking Retreat Poker games, whiskey tasting & wagon rides, Cowboy Games Week Chris Cox instruction & ranch responsibilities, Youth Camp Ladies Scrapbooking Retreat ~ Caliente, California March 16-19, 2017 March 23-26, 2017 You’ll love this weekend getaway at Rankin Ranch with scrapbooking from 7 a.m. to midnight without any distractions!  The ranch offers a unique and beautiful atmosphere for a unique getaway. … Read More

10 Awe-Inspiring Panoramas That Define Rustic Luxury

March 1st, 2017
By Smith Fork Ranch

Smith Fork Ranch Camping Glamping

  Let’s face it: there are few places in the world as beautiful as Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. And there are few places better to enjoy the spectacular sights here than Smith Fork Ranch, where we’ve perfected the “rustic luxury” approach to an all-inclusive guest ranch vacation. We could tell you what we mean by “rustic luxury” … but it’s probably easier to show you.   Smith Fork Ranch — where the rainbow ends?   “Rustic Luxury” — historic buildings, lovingly restored with a painstaking eye for detail.   Smith Fork Ranch’s equestrian program offers the perfect way to explore. Whether you’re… Read More

Kids and Cattle Drives on a Family Vacation

February 23rd, 2017
By Leah Bright

Bull Hill Cattle Drive Kids

Take your family this summer to experience a ranch vacation and maybe a cattle drive (or 2).  On this vacation you will develop a deeper appreciation for cattle and cowboys.  Your question might be “Can I take my children on a cattle drive too?” The answer to that question is a very big yes, yes you can. Adults are not the only ones able to go on such adventures, your kids can too. The DRA accredited ranches below will get your kids and cattle drives together for a unique ranch vacation. Take a look at the different ages, riding abilities… Read More

Love Letters to the Ranch

February 14th, 2017
By Drowsy Water Ranch

Drowsy Water Horse Love Letter to Patches

When did you last write a love letter?  Was it to a cute boy in second grade?  That one girl across the street in fifth grade?  Maybe is was to your husband or to your wife.  Here at Drowsy Water, we get a lot of love letters.  They float into the mailbox occasionally and we save them for ages, keeping them in a special envelope and bringing them out to read when we’re feeling sentimental. Sure, Ken is a great singer when you put him next to a fire under the stars, but the letters aren’t to him.  Randy Sue… Read More

Low Altitude Spring Break Vacation in the South West

February 9th, 2017
By Leah Bright

Flying E Ranch is a low altitude dude ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona

For many travelers staying at a low altitude destination is a must, especially if you only have a week to get acclimated to your destination. Fortunately, there are many dude ranches located below 5,000′ that would be a great South Western haven for spring break. Each ranch is a unique destination ranging from the type of activities offered to the particular family and ranch history. Don’t just visit one, visit them all!   Burnt Well Guest Ranch Profile        Website Lodge Altitude: 4,200′ Nearest Airport: Roswell Nightly Price Range: $239 – $301 About: Burnt Well Ranch is a working cattle/sheep ranch…. Read More