Take a break from the norm this spring and treat yourself or your family to a one-of-a-kind authentic adventure at a dude or guest ranch. Cliché spring break traditions like bikinis, tequila and crowds are out and horseback riding, skiing and miles of serene terrain are in. With ranches located in both warm climates like Arizona and cold climates like Colorado and Washington, spring breakers can choose to experience the “Old West” while basking in the sun or bundle up for one more romp in the snow. No matter which option you choose, we can help you find the perfect guest ranch for your spring break vacation.
As the original all-inclusive vacation, dude ranches offer value and numerous advantages over other all-inclusive vacation options, including no planning once you arrive, flexibility to customize your itinerary, and no additional costs once you arrive to your destination. Several DRA-accredited guest ranches offer customized packages tailored to families and students in search of a hassle-free spring break getaway. No matter which ranch you choose, a dude ranch vacation guarantees plenty of time to kick-back, spend time with friends and family, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Below are some Dude Ranches that you might want to consider for your spring break vacation.
C Lazy U Ranch – one of the DRA’s luxury ranches – is the perfect spring break getaway with endless opportunities for fun outdoors, from skiing and horseback riding to snowmobiling and sledding. C Lazy U Ranch is the ideal ski destination, offering guests plenty of powdery snow on its private mountain and access to a door-to-door shuttle that stops at nearby ski resorts.
As the seasons change in Idaho, so do the offerings at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. This spring, guests can enjoy bed-and-breakfast stays, secluded log cabin getaways and special group retreats. Skiing down remote hills and perfectly groomed runs is a great way to spend a day at the ranch. When the snow is not on the ground, a guided horseback ride on the ranch will provide a breath of fresh air!
Rancho de los Caballeros in Arizona is a historic ranch resort with the soul of a bed-and-breakfast. Spring breakers can ride the rugged trails, relax at the luxurious spa or pool, or play a round of golf at one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 U.S. courses. With 200,000 acres of open range, 100 saddle horses and a full team of wranglers, it will be an experience you and your group will never forget.
The K-Diamond-K is a 1600-acre guest ranch located 125 miles North of Spokane in Eastern Washington. At the ranch, visitors can sit back and relax, or join in and experience the many activities that go on behind the scenes of a working ranch. Spring break guests can take their pick from a variety of activities ranging from horseback riding, hiking, hunting, biking and fishing.