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Check out Red Reflet Ranch's Exclusive Event

9/10/2018 11:59:00 AM

Do you live in Wyoming or are you thinking of going on a guest ranch vacation at a Wyoming ranch soon? If so, 

Don't Miss Out on this Exclusive Event!

 

 

"Depth of Winter"

Craig Johnson's new award winning novel in the Longmire series

 

 

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

 

 

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Novel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Stamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, WY with a population of 25.

 

 

Feast like a Mexican Drug Lord while listening to capturing passages out of "Depth of Winter" read by Craig himself!

 

As Craig will spark your imagination with his skillful writing, our Chefs Clint Loftin and Randy Young will spark your tastebuds with the flavors of South American cuisine.

The sweet finish will be sought after by pastry Chef Stephanie Shaw.

 

 

 



September 29th 2018

Join Craig for a cold Rainier at 5:00pm and have him sign his new novel



Dinner at 6:30pm - by reservation only-

 

Limited seating, reserve your spot here

for $40.00 + beverages, tax & gratuity

or through email:redreflet@gmail.com

or phone:307-366-2340


Be sure to mention that you heard about Red Reflet Ranch's exclusive event on RanchSeeeker's blog.
Happy Trails!
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Dude Ranch Vacation Packing List. What to Wear? What to Pack?

9/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

This week’s blog post is courtesy of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch.  You can see the original post here. 

So you’ve booked your dude ranch vacation and are counting the days until you arrive. Now you’re asking yourself, what do I wear to a dude ranch? What do I pack for a dude ranch vacation? It can be difficult to know where to begin when packing for such a unique vacation. Read on for some advice on what to pack for a dude ranch vacation and a dude ranch vacation packing list.   




What To Pack For A Dude Ranch Vacation

First on your dude ranch vacation packing list is what to wear.

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is a small, informal ranch so dressing for meals is not required. In fact, guests often come to breakfast in their pajamas. We want you to be comfortable.

When you hit the trail, the weather is a big factor to take into account. Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is located west of the Continental Divide in the mountains of southwest New Mexico. We are at 6,500 feet elevation and that means summer days are pleasantly dry (no humidity!) and comfortably warm, while mountain evenings are cool and crisp. It is not uncommon to get 40-degree temperature swings from daytime high to nighttime low!




No matter what the weather, a cowboy hat with stampede string is recommended. Not only will you look cool, but it will keep the sun off you. And a stampede string will ensure that the hat stays on your head.

As far as jeans, we recommend Wrangler brand jeans as they don’t have the double sewn, inside leg seam. This helps to reduce skin chafing. If you don’t have Wranglers, bicycle shorts or pantyhose can also help prevent chafing. When it comes to shirts, both long and short sleeves are recommended. Because of the temperature swings, layering is a good idea. Even if it is warm, long sleeves are still good protection from branches and the strong sun.

Dude Ranch Vacation Packing List

The only thing we are strict about is riding/cowboy boots. We require boots with a heel and smooth sole. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pair of cowboy boots, we do have some to lend (please ask about sizes). Boot socks or tall socks that go as high as your boots will keep you comfy in your boots. Tennis shoes or hiking boots/shoes will come in handy if you decide to do some exploring around the ranch. Some guests choose to bring water shoes for wading/swimming/playing in the rocky creek during our picnic rides.

In the spring and fall, a heavy riding coat will keep you warm on those cool mornings and evenings. The rest of the year, a medium weight jacket will be just fine. Rain gear isn’t a huge necessity in New Mexico but we do provide full length riding rain slickers for all guests for those unexpected afternoon rainstorms.

It is a matter of personal preference if you want to bring riding gloves and chinks or chaps. We ask that guests not bring their own tack. We have excellent quality tack that is comfortable for our guests to ride in AND fits our horses. This is what you will ride in during your stay at our ranch.




Personal items to pack include a toothbrush, shampoo, lotion, band-aids, & other toiletries, camera, sunscreen, ChapStick, and sunglasses. You don’t have to worry about towels & other bedding, we provide those. Hairdryers are not provided & use is discouraged. We are off the grid and they draw too much current on our electrical system.

Finally, we don’t carry a liquor license so bring what you like as far as beverages (beer/wine/liquor). We do provide water bottles to carry when riding or hiking.

So are you all ready to get started on your dude ranch vacation packing list? Check out our page for items  ( https://www.geronimoranch.com/our-ranch/items-to-bring/ ) to bring and print out our handy dude ranch vacation packing list below to keep you on track.

Dude Ranch Vacation Packing List


                          


Happy Trails!

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Cowboy Skillet Texas Hash

8/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

Just because your dude ranch vacation is over doesn’t mean that you can’t still eat like a cowboy at home. Skillet Texas Hash is a popular dish among cowboys since it kick starts the day off with lots of protein and nutrients to provide enough energy for the long day ahead. You may not be rustling up any cattle but everyone whether they spend their days out on the range or in an office can benefit from a hearty morning meal.

This delicious, savoury Texas hash recipe comes together quickly and could even be made ahead and heated up in the morning. Using a cast iron skillet will ensure that your hash will cook evenly, and (if seasoned properly) will give it amazing flavor.

An added bonus is it can all be prepared in just one pan which means less clean-up afterwards. Some people even enjoy this recipe for dinner too.


Skillet Texas Hash

Ingredients

6 to 8 red potatoes cubed

4 strips of bacon (turkey or pork) chopped (can substitute ground chorizo or sausage meat)

1 white onion diced

2 bell peppers chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3/4 cup prepared salsa (optional)

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

sour cream and sprigs of fresh cilantro to garnish

Olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste


                                                            

Instructions:

Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place bacon ( or chorizo or sausage meat) into the skillet and cook until bacon is crisp, 4- 5 minutes.

Meanwhile put potatoes, onion, bell peppers, garlic, cayenne pepper and cumin into a large bowl and toss to combine. Coat with olive oil and toss again. Add salt and pepper, to taste. 

Pour the contents of the bowl into the skillet. Continually stir potatoes until cooked thoroughly and begin to crisp *approximately 25 minutes*. Stir in the salsa (if using), then sprinkle cheese on top and broil 3- 4 minutes until bubbly. Carefully remove the hot skillet from grill and garnish with sour cream and cilantro. 

Serve while hot.

Yield:4-6 servings

Sounds yummy doesn’t it?

If you make this be sure to add a comment to our comment section and send us a picture.

Happy Trails!


The Perfect Combination

8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Often when one thinks of a guest ranch vacation top notch spa treatment don’t immediately come to mind as well. But that would be a mistake. Nowadays many guest ranches have invested in modern spa facilities that are frequently featured in travel articles that make the top 10 best spa resorts list. Imagine indulging in a relaxing massage after a day spent in the saddle horseback riding. Or you could simply book a stay at one of the ranch resort spas and fill your days up with various spa treatments as you gradually unwind surrounded by a spectacular wilderness setting. 

If you are need of some pampering consider the following ranches:

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Echo Valley Ranch is truly unique. First off, it features two world class spas on site both of which offer treatments from different areas of the globe. Secondly, it has a Thai inspired element that includes a building designed by a famous Thai architect. It’s the only guest ranch of its kind. If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind western adventure with first class accommodations, healthy gourmet food and outstanding spa treatments then Echo Valley Ranch is for you. “Echo Valley Ranch is a delightful contradiction. It’s unnaturally natural, yet quietly luxurious.”

Spa Treatment Menu.




The Ranch at Rock Creek

Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. They balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. The surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable western experience.

Experience luxurious wellness in the wild. Their award-winning Granite Spa features signature spa treatments as well as the opportunity to take part in yoga classes, meditation, natural movement training and forest bathing.

Signature Spa Treatment Menu   

Additional Spa Treatments 




When it comes time to book your next vacation whether you are just looking for a spa destination or a guest ranch that offers lots of thrilling activities as well as top notch spa facilities add Echo Valley Ranch & Spa or The Ranch at Rock Creek to your list. 

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation. 


Never Ridden a Horse Before?

7/24/2018 8:33:57 PM

Even if you have never ridden a horse before you can still book that dream guest ranch vacation. Most guest ranches offer horseback riding lessons so that 1st timers can feel confident saddling up before joining more experienced riders out on the trails. Horseback riding is a thrilling activity, but it is important to learn a few of the basics before setting off on your ranch adventure.




Horseback Riding tips for Beginners:

1)      Before booking your guest ranch vacation find out whether the ranch that you want to go to offers lessons for first time riders. Let them know in advance that you would like to book some lessons with their experienced wranglers.

2)      Be sure to pack sensible riding attire.  If you don’t own any riding boots it isn’t necessary to buy them unless of course you want to. Most guest ranches supply cowboy boots in various sizes that you can use while staying there. Also, make sure that you take a couple pairs of jeans with you since your legs need to be covered to prevent chafing while in the saddle. 




3)      Request the use of a helmet whenever possible to protect your head in case you fall. And should you fall off try to get right back into the saddle to rebuild your confidence; however, if you really feel like you can’t then it’s best not to force yourself. You can always take a few more lessons and try again. But the key is to try again.

4)      Approach a horse diagonally from the front whenever possible to avoid their blind spot. Also use your voice to let your horse know that you're approaching them. Make sure you don’t make any sudden movements and use a gentle walking pace. You don’t want to creep up on them as horses are easily startled.

5)      For first time riders it is a good idea to use a mounting block. Position your horse in an open area then place the mounting block just under the stirrup on the left-side. Then make sure that your horse is paying attention and standing still as you don’t want him/her to walk off while you are trying to get on. Have someone hold the reins for you if you don’t feel comfortable yet doing that yourself. Finally put your left foot into the stirrup and pull your body up and over into the saddle.

6)      While riding your horse try to remain calm and relaxed. Horses can sense when you’re scared, nervous or relaxed and happy. If you give off a nervous vibe your horse may become jumpy, flighty and generally less compliant. Horses are predominately “flight” animals and your nervousness may be interpreted as a perceived threat nearby. Take a deep breath or chat with the other riders out on the trail to calm yourself and remember that horseback riding is fun!

7)      Keep your heels pointing slightly down to prevent your foot from sliding down in the opposite direction and getting caught up in the stirrup. This is important because if you do fall off you don’t want to be dragged by your horse. Also make sure your behind is firmly seated in your saddle to ensure a better riding position.

8)     Make sure you that keep your head up and look in the direction that you want your horse to go otherwise you will be sending a mixed message. Maintain a good posture and avoid waving your arms in the air since horses can be easily spooked. 




9)      To stop, pull your reins back and sit deep in your saddle. Don’t pull too hard as a horse’s mouth is very soft and sensitive. You can also accompany this action with a ''whoa.”'  Keep in mind if you pull back for too long you will be signalling to your horse that you want to back up. 

10)   Don’t forget to engage with your horse. Be affectionate with them. Before setting out make sure that you learn your horse’s name. Tell your horse what a good girl or boy they are and stroke them. Just like you talk with your dog or cat do the same with your horse. Give them treats like apples, sugar cubes or carrots if the wranglers give you the okay.




These are just a few of the skills and tips that you will learn about horseback riding if you are new to the sport. Once you have mastered the basics you will find that riding is a wonderful way to spend your time while on vacation. Although there are many fun activities to do at a guest ranch time in the saddle is by far one of the most enjoyable. Sit back, relax, take in the spectacular scenery and make a new friend.

Remember every rider was once a beginner!

Happy Trails!

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Labor Weekend Special at Coffee Creek Ranch

7/24/2018 4:40:04 PM


It’s not too late book this Labor Weekend Special at this spectacular California ranch.

Coffee Creek Ranch, located in Northern California is 367 acres of pure, natural, pristine wilderness. Here you will find snow-capped mountain, cascading waterfalls, lush meadows, sparkling lakes and one of Northern California’s finest guest ranches. For fly fishing enthusiasts, this is a dream location. For horseback riding enthusiasts the ranch offers a variety of horseback riding activities from the twice a day 2-hour ride to Wilderness Pack Trips in the Trinity Alps Wilderness area. If overnight pack trips or shorter trail riding is more your style, the ranch will tailor your time in the saddle to suit your particular needs.  Everything about Coffee Creek Ranch, from their comfortable and cozy cabin accommodations, to their freshly prepared, delicious hearty meals is designed so that guests get the most out of their guest ranch experience.   




LABOR DAY WEEKEND SPECIALS

Celebrate the Labor Day Weekend at Coffee Creek Ranch with our ALL-INCLUSIVE vacation specials starting August 31st to September 3rd, 2018. Availability goes fast so book early!

$350.00 pp - 2 nights, 3 days

$550.00 pp - 3 nights, 4 days

$750.00 pp - 4 nights, 5 days

They are also offering 25% off these special rates for kids 3-5 yrs old!




Come enjoy all that CCR has to offer, such as horseback riding, gold panning, fishing, line and square dancing, bonfires, bingo, fabulous meals and much more.

BOOKING DEADLINE:   August 15th, 2018




To book this special please click here:  'Daily Cabin Rentals & Labor Day WeekendSpecials' for your 2, 3 or 4 night stays.

*Please note: All specials include horseback riding but do not include private lessons (please see the Non-Guest Riding Rates for prices). Rates and specials are subject to change and must be booked by the deadline dates – these special rates do not apply when booking through a travel agency, so hurry these special weeks book up FAST!





Be sure to mention that you heard about this special first through RanchSeeker.

Happy Trails!

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Do you Like to Cook?Try These White Stallion Ranch Recipes

7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort. Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity while riding through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood film-makers to the ranch for over 70 years. The ranch is situated between Phoenix and Tucson, making it easy accessible from Arizona’s two major airports. 




While staying at White Stallion Ranch you will be treated to delicious home-cooked meals prepared by the ranch’s chef as well as healthy snacks.  Here are just a few to try out at home.

Spicy Granola

  (1batch)                                                                           (double batch)

4 cups old-fashioned rolled Oats                                                8c

1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut*                                    2c

1 cup sliced almonds                                                                  2c

1 cup pecans                                                                              2c

1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon                                                                    3t

½ tsp. Nutmeg                                                                           1t

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter and ½ cup honey                   1c marg + 1c honey

2 cups mixed dried fruits such as cranberries, cherries,         3 or 4 c for taste

currants, golden raisins, apricots, prunes and/or dates    

¾ cup brown sugar, packed                                                 1 1/2 c

*Available at natural food stores

Preheat oven 350 degrees

In a large bowl stir together oats, coconut, nuts and spices.  In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring occasionally.  Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and toss to combine well.  Mix in brown sugar well.

Spread granola evenly in 2 shallow baking pans and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, stirring frequently and switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.  In large bowl, combine granola with dried fruits and cool, stirring occasionally.  (Granola keeps in an airtight container, chilled, 1 month.)

Makes about 10 cups.



(the granola at the ranch may look different than it appears here)

TRAIL MIX

2  lbs. Peanuts (dry roasted, etc.)

1  8-1/2 ounce pkg. pretzel chips (use air crisps if you can’t find pretzel chips)

1  7 ounce pkg. small twisted pretzels

1  5-3/4 ounce pkg. thin pretzel sticks

1  5.6 ounce pkg. corn nuts

1  cup vegetable oil

1  cup melted butter

2  Tbsp. chili powder

2  Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

5  drops green Tabasco sauce

1  Tbsp. garlic salt

1  Tbsp. Lowrie’s seasoned salt

1  tsp. ground cumin

Mix nuts and pretzels in large roasting pan.

Mix oil and melted butter, chili powder, Worcestershire, Tabasco sauce, garlic salt, seasoned salt and cumin; pour over pretzels, mixing well.

Bake in a 350º oven for 1 hour, stirring often.  (If you use air crisps instead of pretzel chips then only add them the last 20 minutes of baking)



( pretzels go great in Trail Mix)

For more recipes from White Stallion check out our past blogs:

Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin Recipe

White Stallion Ranch’s Hatch Green Chili & Cheese Breakfast Casserole


( Mealtimes at White Stallion are always  special)

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation!


Don’t Miss Out on The Ranch at Rock Creek’s Special Offers

7/2/2018 1:32:45 PM

If the ultimate ranch vacation would include the perfect balance of luxury, beautiful surroundings and a spirit of the Old West, then The Ranch at Rock Creek the exceeds these standards by a mile. Located in Montana, the surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable western experience.

When booking a ranch stay many guests opt to stay in the Granite Lodge, a spectacular blend of authentic western style, with the polished elements of today’s luxurious amenities. The Lodge is also the base location for the dining room, great room, bar, pool and spa.

The Ranch also offers two other incredible lodging styles; glamping and private log homes. Glamping is above and beyond traditional tenting, although the canvas roofed homes provide an element of being part of the natural surroundings. Each unique glamping cabin offers comfortable, private accommodations, while not losing the elements of an outdoor experience. At the Ranch, they also offer 10 unique, upscale, private log homes that cater to couples or families looking to truly enjoy a luxury ranch feel, with incredible scenic views from every lookout.




An important part of any vacation is the food. The meals served at Rock Creek are nothing short of inspiring. Carefully selected menus are expertly prepared daily, using fresh local, organic ingredients. Paired with fine wine and drinks, guests can enjoy sumptuous meals in the dining room, or Silver Dollar Saloon. A favorite meeting place is also the Blue Canteen, where fresh brew and morning baked goods, light lunches and other snacks are served in their canvas sided canteen.




When thinking of booking a guest ranch vacation horseback riding is what usually jumps to mind; however, aside from experiencing life from atop a horse there are always lots of other fun activities to choose from as well. The Ranch at Rock Creek also offers various enticing ranch specials throughout the year like the following:


Luxury Spa & Nature Retreat

Book four nights between September 4 and November 15, 2018 and receive two Granite Nature Spa treatments and two mind & body wellness classes, such as yoga, meditation, forest bathing or natural movement training.

Relax on a worry-free self-care vacation while you enjoy $800 in added value along with their standard Ranch at Rock Creek inclusions; all farm-to-table meals, premium wine, beer and spirits; twice-daily activities; gear, guides and airport transfers. An ideal trip for babymoons, friends’ weekends and birthday getaways.

SPECIAL INCLUSIONS

Two (2) Granite Spa treatments, including facials, bodywork, body treatments and nail treatments. Each treatment may have a value up to $200.

Two (2) mind & body classes, including yoga, meditation, forest bathing and natural movement training. Each class may have a value up to $200.

Select from over 20 treatments and classes.

**For the original source article about this special click HERE**  

Don’t forget to mention that your heard about this offer first on RanchSeeker.




Whiskey & Water Weekend

Experience a one-of-a-kind event that pairs the love of whiskey with the ranch’s passion for fly fishing. Join the ranch for a weekend dedicated to sipping slow-aged spirits and casting on Blue Ribbon Rock Creek.

September 20-23, 2018

Take some time this September to slow down and savor nature’s alchemy – namely aged spirits and fly fishing where a river runs through it. As Charles Waterman said, “The world is covered by water. A fly fisherman’s job is simple: pick out the best parts.” Join us as we do exactly that while reveling in first-class cuisine, casting and telling fish tales over a fine whiskey or two.

In addition to The Ranch’s all-inclusive dining, activities, luxury accommodations and amenities, this weekend’s special events include fly tying lessons, casting and cocktails along Rock Creek, a “One Fly” competition paired with our expert guides, a a multi-course bourbon pairing dinner featuring locally sourced meats and produce procured at the height of Western Montana’s growing season.

Customized itineraries are crafted for all guests, and they can cater to friends or spouses who wish to enjoy our other included signature experiences, like horseback riding, hiking and shooting ranges. Stay tuned as the full itinerary of events becomes available.

CELEBRATION INCLUSIONS

Custom itineraries and twice-daily guided activities

Casting and cocktails on Rock Creek

“One Fly” competition

Farm-to-table, multi-course bourbon pairing dinner

Fly tying lessons

**For the original source article about this special click HERE**   

Don’t forget to mention that your heard about this offer first on RanchSeeker.




No matter what time of the year you decide to visit The Ranch at Rock Creek you are sure to have the vacation of a lifetime but these unique specials as well as other seasonal celebrations that the ranch offer gives guests the opportunity to experience something extraordinary. 

Let RanchSeeker help you find the ideal guest ranch vacation.

Happy Trails!


Why You Should Vacation at a Guest Ranch This Summer

6/25/2018 9:16:00 PM

Summer is finally here which means school is out and the days are longer as well as warmer. People everywhere are looking for that perfect destination for their summer vacation. The possibilities are endless. You could choose a beach or lakeside resort, travel overseas or go camping. All these popular options fit the bill but why not do something a little different this year…something a little more adventurous? Think Guest Ranch Vacation!

Great food, spectacular scenery, friendly hosts, and a plethora of activities to choose from are just some of the reasons why you should consider booking a guest ranch stay. Imagine evenings gathered around a campfire under a star-studded sky and days spent outdoors riding, fishing, kayaking or learning a new skill like shooting or archery. There are many reasons why a guest ranch vacation should be your vacation choice this year but here are just a few.



(photo courtesy of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch


Dude Ranches Offer All-Inclusive Value

Most dude ranches offer all-inclusive vacation packages which makes your vacation stress-free. Comfortable accommodations, meals, snacks and many activities are all included in your upfront costs. 

Dude Ranch Vacation Packages

Dude ranches aside from offering basic all-inclusive packages also offer customizable vacation packages. If you want to experience the life of a cowboy for a week you could choose a working ranch and help rustle up the cows, participate in a rodeo and saddle-up your own horse. Or if you prefer a more laid-back approach you could book a spa package available at several ranches and spend the week being treated to relaxing treatments and incredible views. There are so many options to choose from to make your dude ranch vacation tailor-made just for you.


(photo courtesy of Echo Valley Ranch & Spa)


Saddle up and Ride

Horseback riding aficionados will of course be delighted by the idea of a guest ranch vacation; however, those who are new to the sport will also find great joy in saddling up and experiencing the connection that develops between horse and rider as they ride through breath-taking scenery guided by experienced wranglers. Classes are readily available at most guest ranches to help first-time riders feel more comfortable before mounting up and hitting the trail or for those intermediate riders who would simply like to hone their riding skills. Regardless of your skill level you are sure to have an exhilarating time in the saddle and bond with your new equine friend.



(photo courtesy of Klondike Ranch


Reconnect with Nature & Your Loved Ones

We have never been more “connected” than we are now technologically speaking; however, this “connectedness” comes at a heavy price. We are far too often glued to our PCs, laptops, and smart phones even after office hours or while on vacation. We have forgotten what it is like to be truly present in the moment and to be completely focused on the people that are most important in our lives. Many guest ranches are off the grid so to speak, although the majority of them do offer WiFi in their main lodges for those that simply can’t go cold turkey.

Guest ranches provide a great opportunity to reconnect with nature. They are often situated in places that feature majestic mountainous backdrops, lush green forests or arid deserts that boast incredible sunsets and otherworldly landscapes. It is almost impossible not to feel the grandeur of nature or be awed by the natural beauty that envelops you while staying at one of these amazing locations.



(photo courtesy of Hawley Mountain Ranch

Learn New Skills

It is always fun to learn a new skill or revel in a sense of accomplishment as you master an activity that is unfamiliar or perhaps even challenging to complete. Guest ranches offer lots of exciting activities to choose from like archery, skeet shooting, rock climbing, rifle shooting, roping, fly fishing, white water rafting and zip lining to name a few. There are countless activities to try that are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Many guest ranches feature specialized activities owing to their terrain or resident expert on hand that add to their guests’ enjoyment.



(photo courtesy of Red Reflet Ranch)

Stargazing

Perhaps stargazing isn’t something that immediately comes to mind when planning a vacation, but when was the last time you were able to gaze up into the night sky and be dazzled by hundreds of twinkling stars and constellations overhead, uncluttered by the profusion of city lights and dense pollution? Due to their often-remote locations, guest ranches provide a unique opportunity to appreciate not only incredible scenery by day, but to be able to reflect upon the vastness and infinite beauty of the skies above.  Starlit evenings like these are cherished moments to share with those dear to you.



(photo courtesy of Stagecoach Trails Ranch

Accommodations

Depending on which guest ranch you book you can choose to stay in either cozy, western decorated themed rooms, spacious chalets, cabins or even luxury camping tents. It all comes down to personal preferences.

There are dozens of reasons why a guest ranch destination should be on your summer vacation to do list. Whether you are organizing a family reunion, a vacation with your immediate family, a getaway with friends or just some alone-time with that special someone a guest ranch vacation will not disappoint!



( photo courtesy of Bar W Guest Ranch)

Let RanchSeeker help you find your unforgettable summer vacation. We represent guest ranches all over the USA as well as in Canada,

Happy Trails!


Riding ADDventures for Teen Girls at Horses N Courage, LLC

6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Riding ADDventures for Girls is a therapeutic, horseback riding camp for the ADHD teen girl in your life! If she is looking for a riding adventure and wants a sisterhood with other teen girls who share in the same struggles of trying to squeeze their creative, energetic, ADHD self into the public-school mold. ADHD is NOT a failed version of normal... it is simply a different way of being!

                                                                                       

Our Riding ADDventures for girls is a 4-day, 3-night, experience! Your teen will sleep in a luxury camping tent under our big Montana, mountain sky!

 In the saddle your teen will learn horse safety and western horsemanship. Our primary focus is safety, fun and skill advancement. In that order!                                                                               


Out of the saddle, your teen will enjoy art projects, team building activities and powerful campfire conversations. Our intention is to give your teen tools to help her develop a healthier self-esteem, gain confidence and self-awareness. Mindfulness and compassion skills help self-criticism and will help your teen to become more confident!

It’s first come, first serve, so be sure and contact us early to reserve that tent ahead of time.




Dates

2018

July 26-29, 2018 (13-18 years)

2019

July 11-15, 2019 (14-16 years)

July 18-22, 2019 (13-15 years)

July 25-29, 2019 (16-18 years)-

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Some Additional Info about Horses N Courage, LLC 

Located in Sawmill Canyon in Lennep, Montana this family owned, and operated dude ranch combines dude ranching culture with good old western hospitality to make your vacation experience a memorable one. Open to guests from June 1st until September 1st Horses N Courage, can accommodate up to 8 guests at a time so that your stay at the ranch can be customized according to your vacation needs. You’ll arrive as a guest but depart as a friend.

The ranch offers unique accommodations for those looking for a different kind of ranch experience in the great outdoors. There is no cell phone coverage or WIFI available so that guests can disconnect in order to re-connect with each other as well as their surroundings. Choose from either a wall-tent or a cowboy-teepee.




Wall-Tents: Clean, cozy wall tents, sleep up to 4 adults comfortably and are furnished with comfortable cots, warm fluffy sleeping bags, extra blankets, throw rug, lantern, a mirror, lawn chair, small table with a wash bowl and a pitcher. The clean, old fashioned out house toilet is a short walk from your tent.

 Cowboy-Teepees: Teepee’s sleep one adult or 2 children comfortably, with a cot(s) and a fluffy sleeping bag, extra blankets, a table, lantern, throw rug, lawn chair, a washbowl, pitcher and a mirror. The clean, old fashioned out house toilet is a short walk from your teepee.

Shower: A large, wood-sided outdoor shower that is a self- standing little structure with propane heated water. It sits behind the cook tent, facing the trees, ensuring that you have the utmost privacy!

 Guests enjoy rustic, hearty ranch-cooked meals that are prepared outdoors and served with all the western fixing’s which include ranch raised natural beef, big mountain breakfasts and substantial lunches. All that clean fresh air will have you asking for seconds but make sure you save some room for s’mores around the campfire at night! If you require a special diet, be sure to note it on your contact form in advance, so that the ranch can accommodate your needs.

 So whether you are interested in the Riding ADDventures for Teen Girls package or just a guest ranch vacation be sure to mention that you heard about Horses N Courage first through RanchSeeker’s blog.

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