A Different Type of Vacation— A Guest Ranch Vacation!

Published: 12/16/2011 8:54:40 AM


Most of us at some time or another have taken a vacation and most probably it has either been to a ski resort, the beach, or camping in the woods. These are all great places to spend time with friends and family; however, don’t forget about visiting a guest ranch. A guest ranch vacation is a wonderful way to get back to the basics, spend time outdoors, and re-connect with loved ones. There is always a lot to do and if you want you can learn new skills as well.

 Never ridden a horse before? That’s okay most guest ranches provide horseback riding lessons for beginners and if you want to fine tune your riding skills there are opportunities to do that too. Do you want to help cowboys herd cattle or partake in a Rodeo? Then a working ranch vacation is perfect for you. Or how about learning to shoot a bow and arrow or skeet shooting? You can learn to do that on a guest ranch as well. Always wanted to go river rafting, kayaking or canoeing? You are in luck as many guest ranches are situated near rivers and lakes so don’t forget to pack your bathing suit for your next guest ranch vacation. If all these activities have you feeling weary book a spa appointment at one of the many top notch spas found in guest ranches around the world today.

How does a Thai or Deep Tissue massage, or a rejuvenating facial followed by a manicure and pedicure sound? Pretty good, right? Or you can unwind by a roaring campfire and sing old cowboy songs while you roast marshmallows. If you feel like kickin’ up your heels many guest ranches offer country-western dancing too.

 If you are vacationing with your children guest ranches often have exciting kid’s programs with qualified people running them so you don’t have to worry if you want to do separate activities once in a while. On a guest ranch vacation you can do as many activities as you want or as little as you want surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wide open spaces.

 Feeling hungry?

Nowadays, at a guest ranch, you will either find simple, delicious, home-style cooked food or gourmet meals prepared by the resident chef and often the vegetables and even beef are grown and raised right there on the homestead. With all these exciting activities and more why wouldn’t you consider a guest ranch for your next vacation?

For your next guest ranch vacation use RanchSeeker’s Dude Ranch Finder to find the ideal guest ranch for you.

Happy Trails!


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