Get inspired for your 2017 honeymoon with a ranch vacation experience you won’t soon forget. Think outside the sand box of a beach destination and go for adventure recreation at one of these honeymoon paradise. These DRA accredited ranch vacations will exceed your expectations and make many opportunities to creatively start your journey together.
1. 9:00 AM to 6 PM Spa Treatment
The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a 10,000-acre, working cattle ranch and full-service resort in Solvang, California. Alisal offers 73 cottages with wood burning fireplaces and a host of outdoor activities. Honeymoon ranch activities include two golf courses, horseback riding, six tennis courts, 100-acre private lake for fishing and boating, extensive children’s activities, barn yard activities, and an outdoor high and low ropes course with a rock climbing wall for team building. Before, after, or instead of these robust activities, the Alisal Spa is open from 9 – 6 daily and offers body treatments, massages, facials and spa waxes.
2. Private Guided Trail Ride with a Picnic for Two
Light the fuse at Rawah Ranch in Glendevey, Colorado. The ranch will take care of everything you need – classic ranch activities, live entertainment, luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and the privacy and awe-inspiring surroundings your romance deserves. All you have to do is show up with the one you love.
Your all-inclusive romantic getaway includes champagne and roses in your cabin upon arrival, a private guided trail ride with a romantic picnic for two and a private massage for each partner. This, plus everything else Rawah Ranch has to offer: The best fly fishing in Colorado on private waters, hiking, biking, trail running, communing with nature, cowboy fun, live Western entertainment, ranch games, line-dancing, skeet shooting and more.
3. (Optional) Dusk ’til Dawn Recreation
On any given day at Cherokee Park Ranch, in Livermore, Colo. you can do as much or as little as you would like on your honeymoon. You get to build your own vacation and set the tone for each day of your trip. You can relax, immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, and just enjoy each other and the beautiful Colorado weather. Or, you can choose to participate in the unlimited activity options CPR offers. Activities can keep you entertained from dusk ’til dawn, including horseback riding, fly fishing, going on a hayride, square dancing, hiking, biking, swimming, whitewater river rafting, tubing the river, skeet shooting, taking an art class, getting a massage, and more – the list goes on!
4. Cave Exploration & Museum
For that out of the box honeymoon, the Blacktail Ranch is rich in archeological sites including an extensive cave system dating back to the last Ice Age, a Sun Wheel, a Medicine Wheel and numerous tipi rings from the more recent Native Americans. As part of your honeymoon stay at the Blacktail Ranch, there will be fantastic Montana cave tours along with visits to other historic sites. You’ll also enjoy an on-site museum which houses artifacts from the cave and early pioneering days.
In 1946 the ranch owner, Tag Rittel was a youngster and discovered one of the most amazing archeological finds in North America, a cave whose inhabitants date back to the Ice Age, maybe earlier. Tag has spent his lifetime exploring and mapping the cave and it’s 5 miles of passageways. Over the years he discovered lots of bones and some stone artifacts, and when he opened the ranch to dude ranch vacationers, he started taking them on tours of the cave wonders.