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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch Spring Discounts

2/4/2019 9:28:00 AM

Guest ranches in New Mexico take advantage of over 500,000 acres of national forests and rich history to attract visitors. With four centuries of Native American, Spanish and South-western cultures New Mexico is a melting pot of culture. Typically, one thinks of New Mexico as an arid state; however, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a substantial area. Aside from horseback riding you can choose from endless recreational activities and enjoy New Mexico’s colourful history, art and flavourful cuisine. On your next guest ranch vacation why not consider visiting Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch?




Now is the time to book your stay to save! Geronimo Trail is offering some great Spring Discounts  

 Book Now and Save up to 25% on select weeks in March and April! 

Join Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch for the western vacation of a lifetime and enjoy:

Warm sunny weather - 280+ days of sunshine per year and turquoise blue skies allowing you to get out of the cold and dreary and back to your happy self again.

3 delicious home cooked meals a day prepared for you.

Private, beautifully decorated accommodations and comfortable beds so you can unwind and catch up on much needed sleep.

Well-trained, responsive, well cared for horses and quality saddles so you can enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Take a step back in time and learn about the history of the area: Explore 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings, view pictographs and find pottery shards and other artifacts.

Don’t miss out on the few available weeks left in March and April with this great discount!

*Must book by February 28th.

*For new 2019 reservations only.

Contact the RANCH via RanchSeeker for specific details.

Horseback ride through awe inspiring deep canyons that will not only take you across crystal clear streams but also lead you to fascinating archaeological sites just full of interesting historical anecdotes.  

View pit houses, cliff dwellings, pictographs, pottery shards, and other artifacts from the Mimbres people, who once populated this land from 200-1150 AD. This area is also the birthplace of Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches’ homeland. During your visit your Informed guides will tell you all about Basque Sheepherders coming through the area, Cowboys, Outlaws and even Tin Mining as well. 




With an emphasis on horseback riding this small family owned guest ranch promises some of the most breathtaking scenery of untouched land in America that you will ever see. Here, you will also find abundant wildlife viewing opportunities, great food and a pleasant climate. When the sun sets guests are treated to a clear starlit studded sky free of any light pollution which means that the Milky Way as well as some planets can often be viewed as well.




Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, open March through mid-November, is a real western adventure! Take advantage of their spring discount and book your last-minute getaway now!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!

Happy Trails!

 



Love Is in The Air: Ranch Specials

1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

February 14th is just around the corner and although any time during the year is a great time to visit one of RanchSeeker’s guest ranches Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reason to book a last-minute getaway with that special someone in your life. Take romance to the next level and book a vacation stay where you will be surrounded by nature, wildlife, clean air and a star-filled night sky. Book a spa appointment for two, get outdoors and ride a horse or try one of the various fun activities available for your enjoyment. When the sun dips below the horizon enjoy a romantic dinner and afterwards take in the breathtaking view of a star-filled sky or relax in a hot-tub before retiring to either a cozy room or private cabin with your partner. Here are 3 guest ranches that are offering Valentine’s Day specials:  

Southern Cross Guest Ranch:

Whose relationship couldn’t benefit from some more play time? Spend a romantic weekend with your special loved one 'Horsing Around' this Valentine's Day at Southern Cross Ranch. Take romance to the next level and book a vacation stay where you’ll spend time outdoors either riding a horse or trying one of the various fun activities available for your enjoyment. 




Horses & Romance Couple's Package - February 14-18

-All meals with unlimited snacks and beverages

-Matching couple's gifts Southern Cross Souvenirs

-Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

-2 Tickets to Stefan Thomas Museum of Art 

-2 Tickets to the movies

-One 2 hour ride for two daily 

(one for each night staying)

1 night from $169 pp (Thursday night only)

2 nights from $259 pp (arrive Thurs or Sat) 

3 nights from $389 pp (arrive Thurs, Fri, Sat) 

Request More Info: Southern Cross Guest Ranch




Horseplay for Couples - February 14th and 16th

Two Hour Horseback Ride for Two

Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

Feb 14th - $169/couple***

Feb 16th - $209/couple***

***Ride & Dinner only option currently sold out - Please call or email to be added to 1st come 1st serve wait list.

Expiration date: 01/31/2019

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-round guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta. Home to over 200 quality Paint and Quarter horses, the ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting.




The Ranch at Rock Creek:

The perfect ranch vacation combines luxury, beautiful surroundings and the spirit of the Old West. At The Ranch at Rock Creek these standards are exceeded by a mile. Located in Montana, the surrounding mountains are the idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable western experience. The harmonious blend of western hospitality, with affordable luxury is what makes Rock Creek a special place. The long-standing history of the lodge is a credit to its scenic location, and hard-working ranch folk that seek to impress.

                                      

Book the following romantic special for Valentine’s Day or until March 31st. Who says that you can only celebrate on February 14th?

Romantic Winter Getaway

Make this winter a season of renewal with a luxurious couple’s respite in alpine Montana. Enjoy private adventures, farm-to-table dining, spa treatments and cozy fireside moments while we handle the gear, guides and details. 

Offer Details:

Experience More: Stay 3 nights, receive a complimentary 4th night from now until March 31, 2019 and receive complimentary experiential amenities:

Enjoy a half-day, privately guided outdoor winter activity, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, nature trek; or a full-day of guided downhill skiing at Discovery Ski Area.

Choose either two (2) one-hour restorative massage treatments or two (2) side-by-side 45-minute Hiker’s Refresh treatments in the Granite Spa.

Learn about the farm-to-table meals prepared by our Relais & Châteaux chefs while enjoying Montana craft beer pairings, regional wines or tea.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are fully included in your winter stay at The Ranch.



Red Reflet Ranch: 

If you live near Ten Sleep, Wyoming don’t miss out on this extraordinary culinary feast on February 14th. And if you are looking for a romantic getaway why not include this special night with a few days away with that special someone.

This luxurious resort, situated on 27,000 acres in the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains has landscapes that vary from red rim rock to rolling foot hills to aspen forests, limestone canyons, and mountain meadows. The ranch features outstanding facilities, superb food and an experienced staff all in a beautiful natural setting. Your vacation at Red Reflet is all-inclusive and offers you unlimited activities. You can do as much as you want or simply choose to relax it’s up to you.


                                         

 

 

                         Social hour begins @ 5:30/Dinner will start at 6:30pm

 

Appetizers

 

*Delicious individual Coquille Saint Jacques at your table*


 

Salad

 

Red Reflet's signature Artisan salad with select fresh ingredients

and Raspberry Vinaigrette 

served with warm Brioche Swirl Rolls

Intermezzo

 

Have your pallet cleared and refreshed by a

*Strawberry Elderflower Sorbet*


Entree of your choice 

 

*Veal Oscar*

Sweden's King Oscar II favorite Entree

topped with Crabmeat and Bernaise sauce

 

*Chef Clint's Award Winning Osso Bucco*

slowly braised and complimented by Gremolata

 

*New Yorker's Famous Poached Seabass*

seasoned with the refined flavors of Ginger, Soy and Cilantro

 

*Chef Randy's Fire Roasted Beef Barbacoa*

Beef sirloin marinated in citrus, garlic and herbs.

Then, cooked on an open fire!

All Entrees are served with Yukon Gold Potato Roses

and Herb Roasted Seasonal Vegetables


Round up the evening with one of Stephanie's


Dessert Creations

 

*Passion Fruit and Mango Verrine* 

*A Slice of Heaven*

Pistachio Joconde layered between fruity Raspberry Coulis

and Vanilla Bavarian Cream

 

*Chocolate Cannoli Cheesecake Mousse Torte*

 

Dessert for 2 for $10 extra

*Chocolate Ravioli*

filled with creamy Mascarpone on Cherry Sauce

 

Wine Pairing ($20)

Add the perfect glass of wine to each course 

**coffee & tea included

** starts @ $55 per person plus tax and gratuity



RESERVATION

or call us to reserve a table at 307-366-2340 ( Be sure to mention that you heard about it first on RanchSeeker)

 





So what are you waiting for this February surprise that special someone in your life with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day getaway.

 And keep in mind...

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones, Engineer

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!


 

Guest Ranch Vacations: Get Right With Winter Fun

12/10/2018 9:06:00 AM

The following blog was originally posted in Ranch & Reserve Magazine's winter edition.

Once again, a magical time of year is upon us. With shorter days come colder temperatures and the scattered remnants of fall will soon be covered by a glistening white blanket of snow. For some, winter means hunkering down at home and bundling up under thick duvets until spring pokes up its welcome head in March or perhaps booking a vacation at some tropical destination. But for others, it signifies a world of exciting outdoor activities in the crisp fresh air, that are only available during a few months of the year. Snow enthusiasts embrace the opportunity to cross country ski, hit the slopes for downhill skiing, snowshoe across pristine snowy landscapes or tackling varied terrains on a snowmobile. And for die-hard equestrians and newcomers alike, nothing compares to the sound of crunching snow underfoot as rider and horse hit the trails surrounded by snow-capped mountain ridges or valleys.  



(photo courtesy of The Ranch at Rock Creek)

Of course, wintertime also represents the opportunity to chill out, pun intended, as well as indulge in culinary delights. Above all, it is a festive season that brings families together to celebrate time-honoured traditions that are enjoyed from generation to generation. But it’s also that time of year when people are thinking about fresh beginnings and are more open to new experiences as the year comes to a close.  It is the ideal time to shake things up and try something different.  This year, instead of staying at home, heading to a beach or ski resort, consider choosing a guest ranch for an exhilarating winter vacation.  The Ranch at Rock Creek, Latigo Ranch and Western Pleasure Ranch provides exceptional outdoor winter activities to choose from, cozy accommodations, hearty gourmet meals and the opportunity to create everlasting memories and new family traditions for the whole family to enjoy!

The Ranch at Rock Creek,  a Forbes Travel 5-star dude ranch located in picturesque Montana, offers year-round adventure-packed vacations. Families or couples seeking the ultimate winter experience can choose from a list of over twenty thrilling activities that include UTV tours, downhill skiing at nearby Discovery Ski area, and ice skating. Of course, relaxing by a roaring fire, treating yourself to spa treatments (for an additional fee) and feasting on gourmet food are all part of the all-inclusive luxury vacation experience here. Rates also include equipment, gear and professional guides so that you can leave all your bulky gear at home.  If a stress-free adventure-filled vacation with just the right amount of relaxation is what you are looking for this season, then The Ranch at Rock Creek fits the bill. 

At a Glance:

Experience More This Winter: Stay 3 nights between December 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 and receive a complimentary 4th night (excepting peak holiday weeks and seasonal celebrations).

Included excursions to Discovery Ski Area with ski concierge

Twice-daily guided on-ranch adventures are included in your stay

Special winter activities and year-round activities: horseback riding, shooting sports and photography classes

Reduced winter season rates

Special winter activities and events are subject to change due to weather, snow and safety conditions

The Ranch at Rock Creek also offers two festive holiday celebration specials. For more details: 

https://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/special/holidays-at-the-ranch/ 

https://www.theranchatrockcreek.com/special/new-years-eve-in-montana/ 



( photo courtesy of The Ranch at Rock Creek)

Two hundred inches of snowfall (on average), fifty kilometers of groomed XC Trails and two hundred square miles of back-country powder are what you can expect at Colorado’s Latigo Ranch  during the winter months. Whether you come for just the day to ski or stay for a week, you’ll enjoy world-class trails as well as good old-fashioned ranch hospitality. This skier’s paradise, as well as all the other exciting winter activities, keep guests coming back year after year. Snow-shoeing, sledding, fat biking and tubing guarantee fun times will be had by all while enjoying the great outdoors. 

Lots of opportunities exist to rest and relax while staying at the ranch. After working up a healthy appetite adventuring outside, dine on gourmet contemporary cuisine and sinful desserts. Once dinner is done, engage in a friendly game of ping pong or foosball with your fellow guests in the main lodge, or take a dip in the hot tub and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding mountains. At the end of the day retire to your modern log cabin and cozy up beside a crackling fireplace or wood-burning stove. Latigo Ranch is truly a winter wonderland.

At a Glance:

Winter Rates

December 22, 2018 — March 17, 2019

Daily Rates Per Person (Inclusive)

Adult (14+): $200*

Children (6-13): $130*

Children (5 & Under): Free

Daily Skiing & Fat Biking Rates

Reservations Required

Trail Fee $20

Lunch: $25

 *Rates Include All Tax & Gratuity



( photo courtesy of Latigo Ranch)

Last but certainly not least scenic North Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch,  situated on 1100 acres, embodies the true spirit of the west throughout the year. However, when the temperature drops, and the snow begins to fall, the ranch is transformed into a veritable winter playground. Whether you prefer to spend your time downhill or cross-country skiing, fat biking, or relaxing in the spa Western Pleasure Guest Ranch features five distinct experiences to choose from. All packages include a hearty ranch breakfast served in the main lodge for the duration of your stay. 

At a Glance:

Log Cabin or Lodge Room Getaway Schweitzer Ski Packages:

This all-inclusive ski package includes one day of skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride for two.

Two-Night All Inclusive Log Cabin Ski Vacation Package:

$620.00/Couple (plus taxes)

Two-Night All Inclusive Lodge Ski Vacation Package:

$500.00/couple (plus taxes)

*Packages not available December 20th – January 1st*


Spa Package:

Kick off your vacation with a romantic sleigh ride for two. Then, indulge yourself with a day of absolute pampering while you enjoy the services at the Highlands Day Spa North Spa in Sandpoint. Your “Just the Two of Us” package includes a foot bath and foot massage (25 minutes) and a relaxing 55-minute full body massage for each of you.

Two Night Cabin Rate:

 $675.00/couple (plus taxes)

Two Night Lodge Room Rate:

 $585/couple (plus taxes)

*Packages not available December 20th – January 1st.



(photo courtesy of Western Pleasure Ranch)

Snowmobile Package with Selkirk Powder Co.:

Adventure seekers, whether newbies or experts, can satisfy their need for speed snowmobiling along the splendid back-country wilderness trails.

Two Night Cabin Rate:

$770.00/couple (plus taxes)

Two Night Lodge Room Rate:

$640.00/couple (plus taxes)

Additional people may be added for $200.00 per person

*Packages not available December 20th – January 1st

 Cross-Country Ski Package:

Enjoy the snow without the hassle of crowded mountain slopes by utilizing the 10+ kilometers of groomed ski trails located around the ranch for your peaceful cross-country skiing pleasure.  This package also includes your own private horse drawn sleigh ride.

Two Night Cabin Rate:

$440.00/couple (plus taxes)

Two Night Lodge Room Rate:

$350/couple (plus taxes)

*Package not available December 20th – January 1st


Fat Bike Package:

Explore the 10 + kilometers of trails on a fat bike, ideal for snow packed terrain and winter fun. A private horse drawn sleigh ride rounds off your stay. 

Two Night Cabin Rate:

$520.00/couple (plus taxes)

Two Night Lodge Room Rate: 

$430/couple (plus taxes)

*Package not available December 20th – January 1st


This season let RanchSeeker  help you find an exciting alternative for your winter getaway. Now more than ever, we could  all benefit from some time out and what better way to do that than at a guest ranch rediscovering invigorating outdoor winter activities surrounded by such immense beauty?

Happy Trails!


Cyber Monday Sale Southern Cross Guest Ranch

11/26/2018 5:36:38 AM



Bargain hunters don’t miss out on Southern Cross Guest Ranch’s Cyber Monday Sale with SAVINGS of over $450!

The wait is over!  The ranch’s immensely popular Cyber Monday Sale is here today! 

2-Night Vouchers Are On Sale Monday, November 26

Save over $450 on 2-night stays in 2019.

 Sale begins at 12 Noon EST on November 26th

 Treat yourself or loved ones as a gift. Ideal for business contacts too.

 "One of America's Best Dude Ranches"  - TRAVEL+LEISURE

  --- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! ---

 Click BUY NOW  AT or AFTER 12 Noon on Monday November 26 for sale pricing!

BUY NOW 

 RIDE & DINNER VOUCHERS

Save up to 45%

Two-Hour Horseback Ride with Lunch or Supper - Stock Up now on 2019 certificates  (up to $112 value each), save up to 45%!....

Buy 2 for $149 or 4 for $245 for 4

View Details >> 

 


2-NIGHT STAY VOUCHERS
Save over $450

The Very Popular Two-Night, Two-Person All-Inclusive Plan Voucher 

(up to a $1044 value for 2 people). 

Buy 2 and stay for 4 nights! 

Just $589 including all taxes 



Don’t wait too long since the ranch stay vouchers usually sell out within 2 days. Please be sure to mention that you heard about this offer first through RanchSeeker.

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-round guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta. Home to over 200 quality Paint and Quarter horses, the ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting. The ranch invites you to experience their delightful accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and southern hospitality. The Southern Cross Ranch is a wonderful All-Inclusive vacation in a horse lover's paradise.

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!






Thanksgiving at Southern Cross Guest Ranch

11/8/2018 8:37:00 AM

Southern Cross Guest Ranch, conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland, is just under an hour’s drive from Atlanta. Upon arrival you will find a horse lover’s paradise which is home to more than 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. The ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and a peaceful, comfortable setting as well as good old-fashioned southern hospitality. 




Guests can choose from various things to do while on their all-inclusive vacation, but riding enthusiasts will be delighted to know that horseback riding is the featured activity at Southern Cross. For newbies lessons are available, if so desired, and each rider no matter what their skill level will be assigned their own horse for the duration of their stay based on individual skill level. For those looking for a real hands-on as well as bonding experience with their horse grooming and helping to tack your horse is encouraged by their well-trained staff. Daily riding excursions consist of small groups of three to seven riders and will take you across beautiful open pastures and lush wooded trails. The scenery surrounding the ranch is truly something to behold. 




When not in the saddle guests can either take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a soothing soak in the hot tub. Vacation time can also be spent relaxing with a good book, playing pool, darts or foosball in the game room, riding mountain bikes, throwing horseshoes, shooting basketball or simply taking a nap after a delicious home-cooked meal. For longer stays guests can take advantage of the ranch's convenient location to visit many of Georgia's local attractions like golf courses, shopping, fishing, skeet shooting, museums, and much more.




During the autumn months vivid colour displays of fiery red, burnt amber and orange falling leaves as well as spectacular sunsets and brilliant harvest moons are part of everyday life at the ranch. When November rolls around it also means that Thanksgiving is drawing near and Southern Cross makes this holiday an event to remember! It is such a popular week of the year that it often sells out months in advance. In addition to their All-Inclusive schedule of meals and horseback riding, the ranch also cooks up a large Thanksgiving feast. Oven roasted turkey, baked ham, lamb, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, corn, and green beans, as well as all the traditional “fixin’s” make this a truly memorable meal. This year why not put your shopping list away, pull out your suitcase and book a Thanksgiving getaway at Southern Cross Guest Ranch. Fill your days with fresh air, beautiful autumn-coloured infused scenery, fun activities, great food and make some memories that will last a lifetime.


                                                                           


If you can’t make it this year to celebrate be sure to add Southern Cross Guest Ranch to your vacation bucket-list since the ranch is open year-round giving you and your loved ones lots of time to plan that perfect guest ranch vacation. Make sure you bookmark the following link SOUTHERN CROSS GUEST RANCH since the ranch features lots of exciting special offers throughout the year.

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you book the ideal guest ranch vacation.


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!
Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation.

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!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!


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!


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)-

For the original source article with more details click HERE 

 

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.

Happy Trails!

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Experience a Montana Cattle Drive at The Bar W Guest Ranch

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Nestled between pine-lined ridges at the base of Spencer Mountain, Bar W Ranch  stands tall amidst the Montana countryside. Beautiful vistas, rolling ridges and the Spencer Lake close by are just a few of the reasons why people are attracted to this dude ranch. With a 6,200 sq. ft. lodge, cabin suites, horseback riding, and a range of summer and winter activities, which include cattle work, riding lessons, fishing, boating and swimming, sleigh ride dinners, and clay pigeon shooting there is always something fun to do. 

If you are looking for a vacation spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then this Montana ranch is where you should be. Open all year round you will experience true western hospitality on behalf of your hosts and their staff. And for those people wanting to experience the life of a cowboy the Bar W has their fall cattle drive (September22nd-29th) that shouldn’t be missed out on but don’t wait too long to book since there are limited spots left to fill.




Be Part of a Western Tradition

If the nostalgia of embracing a simpler time appeals to you, continue reading. The days are spent on the back of a horse, pushing cattle through the open range with a quintessential mountain backdrop in the distance. Evenings are enjoyed surrounding a campfire exchanging stories with a dozen new friends from all walks of life, and perhaps from all over the world.  When it’s time to turn in and you are storied out, head to your cot and sleeping bag in the authentic wall tent just feet away. Or, if you prefer, move your cot and sleeping bag outside and sleep under Montana’s renowned big sky. Either way, fresh mountain air and hard work is a time-tested recipe for a restful night’s sleep. Oh yeah make sure to look up and we guarantee if it is clear you will say, “OMG where did all those stars come from.”

In the morning your wake -up call will be a little different – well maybe a lot, sun beams streaming into your tent and the smell of cowboy coffee brewing over the campfire. If a Montana cattle drive is your definition of a legendary vacation here’s your insider’s guide. It’s the real deal!

The Whitford Family

This is a “work needs to get done” Montana cattle drive and we’ve partnered with the Whitford family who are descendants of the Blackfeet (Pikuni) tribe.

We’ll be rounding up approximately 400 head of cattle in different herds, across 50,000 acres over the course of our time on the range. Cows are not moved from point A to B, such as in moving them from winter pasture to summer pasture and back again. Instead, we designed it a bit differently to provide the full experience. We round up the cattle and drive them back to base camp where there is a set of corrals. Once in the corrals you’re invited to cowboy up, get your hands dirty, and assist in a variety of chores as a true ranch-hand.



(The Whitford Family)

Here is a list of tasks to be performed and insight as to their history and purpose.

1) Doctor the Unfortunate Males

This is a general term that involves castration. The idea is that only the best calve/bulls are chosen to build the herd in the future – the best blood line so to speak. In addition, an overall wellness exam and administering appropriate treatment. De-worming, castrating, and de-horning are routinely performed. If the cow shows signs of illness which appears to be more than the common cold an immune boosting vaccine is administered.




2) Brand Them

On the Blackfeet Reservation they still open range/free graze their cattle. The cattle are owned by three generations of Whitford’s who run their cows together. Each generation has a unique brand to identify their ownership. They use a hot branding iron, heated by a propane torch. The branding iron is then placed on the animal in a specific spot in accordance with Montana livestock authority brand requirements.




3) Tagging the Calves

You do this in the ear with a unique number or barcode. The purpose is for record keeping as the unique ID has valuable information on the specific cow including date of birth, lineage, and health related information.  It also serves as a helpful tool to identify the cow instead of referencing the cow as “the one with the black spot.”

 


Our spring and fall Montana cattle drives are appropriate for all riding abilities and are ideal for folks looking to embrace their inner cowboy or cowgirl. These weeks have a maximum capacity of 18 guests which enhances the camaraderie and promotes a team environment. The nature of the cattle drive is geared toward adults and we have enjoyed riding the range with groups, couples, and solo travelers. When you book your Montana cattle drive vacation you’ll also be immersing yourself in a Western tradition.

**For the original source article about the cattle drive click HERE*

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

Happy Trails!

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