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Three Bars Guest Ranch's 2018 Equine Photography Workshop

2/27/2018 8:22:00 AM

Are you a photography aficionado? Do you love the great outdoors and horses? If so, then Three Bars Ranch has the ideal vacation package for you. From May 27st-June 2nd the ranch is offering their 2018 Equine Photography Week! Join them and award-winning photographer Ryan Courson for a week long equine workshop.

With the Canadian Rockies as your backdrop, and a heard of 80 horses as your subjects, you will have all of the opportunities and assistance that you may need in capturing some incredible equine images. In between customized shoots, you can enjoy all the amenities and activities offered at Three Bars Ranch.

Workshop cost are $2790.00 per adult, + 6.2% tax. Packages include all meals, upscale log cabin accommodations, unlimited horseback riding, and all other ranch activities, plus custom horse shoots, workshops and coaching by Ryan Courson. for more info on Ryan and his photography visit www.ryancourson.ca

Three Bars Ranch Equine Photography Workshop https://www.threebarsranch.com/events/

Be sure to let the ranch know that you heard about this exciting workshop through RanchSeeker’s Blog.

Voted Canada’s # 1 Guest Ranch 4 years running Three Bars Ranch considered “THE Adventure Ranch of The Canadian Rockies” is located just south of Banff in Cranbrook, Super Natural British Columbia. Three Bars specializes in 3 – 6 night all- inclusive riding and non- riding packages. Here you will find an abundance of nature, clean, rushing water, green fields, and breathtaking mountain views. There is a wide range of activities to choose from like horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, and tennis. Every day is a new adventure for you and your loved ones to experience!

At the end of the day a spacious log cabin awaits you where you can kick-back and relax on your porch while enjoying all the western charm that your cabin affords you. There are cabins suited for couples and families alike.  Aside from all of the modern amenities that are included there is also an indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and Jacuzzi ideal for soothing sore muscles after a long ride.

When you choose to vacation at Three Bars Ranch you are choosing to experience something more than just your regular vacation you are choosing a “real ranch for real people!”

Happy Trails!

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A Coffee Creek Guest Ranch Valentine's Special

2/6/2018 10:45:00 AM


                                                                                            Northern California's Finest Guest Ranch...
                                                                                            ...118 years of receiving guests who leave as friends



Lodging for 2 nights, 3 days, all your meals and horseback riding are included at a special rate of $975.00 per couple.

Complementary bottle of wine is also included.

For more information please call 1-800-624-4480. Please check the website for exact dates of our Romantic Weekend Schedule.

Gift Certificates are also available for purchase.

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

Coffee Creek Ranch, located in Northern California, is 367 acres of natural, pristine wilderness that lies along the banks of the Coffee Creek. For fly fishing enthusiasts, this is a dream location. If pack riding or shorter trail riding is more your style, they tailor to suit your needs to ensure your expectations are exceeded. Everything about Coffee Creek, from their comfortable and cozy cabin accommodations, to their freshly prepared, delicious hearty meals says they want to be sure their guests stays are truly enjoyable. With budget friendly options, Coffee Creek is definitely a contender for one of the best guests ranches in California.

Happy Trails!

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Look What’s Happening in March at New Mexico’s Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch opens for the season in March and we still have availability. Plus there are several March events in New Mexico to take advantage of!

The beauty of being located in Southwestern New Mexico in the Gila National Forest is our weather. March typically finds most of the country in the grips of unstable spring weather. However, you will find our days to be warm, dry, and most importantly, sunny! It’s the perfect escape for those looking to get out of the cold. For families, it is the perfect place for a spring break adventure! For those who are looking for adult only time, we do have some stays available outside of spring break weeks.

Not only do we have lovely spring weather, but New Mexico itself has some wonderful events for you to enjoy. Read on below for March events in New Mexico.

March Events in New Mexico

First up in March is Cowboy Days at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The museum is located in Las Cruces (4100 Dripping Springs Road Las Cruces, NM 88011). If you are flying into El Paso International Airport, it is a great pit stop on your way to the ranch. Cowboy Days are the museum’s largest event. They take place the weekend of March 3 and 4, 2018. The museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and you are welcome to come learn more about New Mexico’s ranching traditions. Admission is only $5 for this family friendly event.

Flying into Albuquerque International Sunport? Then be sure to check out the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Spring Show. Located only 6 miles from the airport, it  offers a wide selection of artists and craftspeople. The Festival takes place March 9, 10, 11, 2018 at EXPO New Mexico (300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, 87108). The festival is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and admission is only $8 (children under 12 are free). More than 185 artists from all over the country are represented! This is a family friendly event with something for everyone. New Mexico is known for its art scene. Take some time to check out the state’s first major art event of the year.

We still have availability for the first 3 weeks of March and the first week of April, so contact Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch today. Take advantage of both the beautiful spring weather and March events in New Mexico!

For more information about Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch check out their listing on RanchSeeker.

Happy Trails!

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Spend This Valentine’s Day at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

1/23/2018 10:42:00 AM

Situated on 1100 acres of land that encompasses the scenic beauty of North Idaho guests at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch experience true western hospitality during their stay. Open year-round visitors to the ranch can choose from several different “Adventure Vacation Packages” all of which include lodging, daily horseback rides and three country gourmet meals per day as well as evening entertainment and access to all ranch amenities.

Guests can choose between either a cabin or one of the lodge rooms for their accommodations. Each cabin is different so be sure to explain your vacation needs when booking. All cabins and lodge rooms are comfortably rustic and are guaranteed to provide you with a great night’s sleep. A vacation at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch will reconnect you with nature and take you back to a time when things were simpler. Your ranch stay can be as relaxing or as action packed as you want.

Throughout the year the ranch features special offerings and although anytime during the year is an ideal time to visit for those looking for something special to do this Valentine’s Day Western Pleasure Guest Ranch has you covered.


"Join us at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch for our winter Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert series! Sleigh rides can be scheduled at 5:00 or 6:00 each evening and dinner will be served at 6:30. Musical performances will follow dinner. A no-host bar will be available for you to purchase beer and wine. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (208) 263-9066.

February 14, 2018 – This evening, local artist Maria Larson will perform soft jazz favorites to set the mood for this romantic evening. Menu TBA. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

February 17, 2018 – This evening, local artist Maria Larson will perform soft jazz favorites that the whole family will enjoy. The menu this evening will feature Ranch-Raised Beef Prime Rib and Chef's Choice Chicken. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free."

This year choose Western Pleasure Guest Ranch for your romantic getaway.

*Sleigh rides and dinners are available anytime throughout the winter season by reservation. *

Please be sure to mention that you heard about this Valentine’s Day Special through RanchSeeker first.

Happy Trails!

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A Valentine’s Day Getaway at Southern Cross Guest Ranch

1/17/2018 10:31:00 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 beautiful 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. 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 simply relax and read a good book before retiring to a cozy room with your partner.

Southern Cross Guest Ranch, considered “One of America’s Best Dude Ranches” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, features quality All-Inclusive vacations in a horse lover’s paradise. The ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program with unguided riding opportunities, and is also home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. Conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and within an hour’s drive from Atlanta the ranch prides itself in providing good old southern hospitality, delightful accommodations, delectable cuisine and stimulating activities all year round. Here you will rediscover life’s more simple pleasures.

For those of you still looking for a Valentine’s Day getaway Southern Cross Guest Ranch is offering the following special. If you happen to live nearby you can also book a special Valentine’s Day romantic dinner with that special someone.


Happy Trails!

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Don’t Miss out on These Guest Ranch Thanksgiving Specials

11/16/2017 11:21:00 AM

Thanksgiving is a time-honoured celebration that year after year brings families and friends together around a festive table to share traditional foods like roasted turkey, baked autumn vegetables and other favourite family side dishes. It is also a time to give thanks and to count one’s blessings and for many it marks the beginning of the holiday season, including Christmas and New Year’s. Often, Thanksgiving signifies a lot of work for those that have to plan, shop for and prepare everything that goes into organizing such a big occasion. This year why not put the shopping lists and roasting pans away and choose one of the following guest ranches to celebrate this special holiday.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana 

The Ranch at Rock Creek combines modern luxuries with rustic ranch living and is nothing short of exceptional in every way. From the spectacular Montana mountains that surround the ranch, to the luxurious accommodations and fine dining prepared by their in-house chef – every element of The Ranch at Rock Creek experience has been carefully considered to exceed guest expectations.

Your Ranch at Rock Creek Holiday itinerary combines American traditions, like feasts and football, with wild pursuits and fireside luxuries. Each morning and afternoon, try your hand at outdoor adventures including mountain biking, hiking expeditions, shooting, archery, horseback riding, fly fishing, the ropes course and geocaching. Thanksgiving Dinner in the Granite Lodge features multiple courses bursting with locally sourced Western delights. Families have more time to enjoy themselves when The Ranch takes care of the activities, amenities and first-class cuisine.

Celebration Details:

The all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, all gourmet meals, snacks, premium wine, beer and spirits (excluding reserve wines and liquor), on-ranch activities, daily children’s activities, guides, gear and round-trip ground transportation to and from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports upon request.

Rates start at $1,800 per accommodation, per night, based on standard occupancy, plus 20% Ranch Fee.

Minimum three-night stay, based on availability.

*The above offer can be viewed at The Ranch at Rock Creek’s website . Please be sure to mention that you heard about it first on RanchSeeker’s blog.


A Southern Cross Guest Ranch Thanksgiving, Madison, Georgia 

Conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and within an hour’s drive from Atlanta the ranch prides itself in providing good old southern hospitality, delightful accommodations, delectable cuisine and stimulating activities all year round. Here you will rediscover life’s more simple pleasures.

Thanksgiving at Southern Cross is their most popular week of the year and often sells out months in advance. In fact, many of their guests during this time period, return year after year and even book up for the following year while still at the ranch. In addition to their All-Inclusive schedule of meals and horseback riding, they also cook 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 of the traditional “fixin’s” make this a truly memorable meal.

Also take advantage of Southern Cross Guest Ranch’s Cyber Sale Monday on November 27th at 12 noon EST. (while quantities last)


The 2017 Voucher and Certificate Choices...

Save up to 43%!

Two-Hour Horseback Ride with Lunch or Supper - Stock Up with 5 certificates (up to $101 value each or $505), save up to 40%!... $299 for five (or $145 for two)

 The Very Popular Two-Night, Two-Person All-Inclusive Plan Voucher (up to a $978 value) Save up to 43%!... $554 per stay

Certificates are valid for most dates in 2017 and expire 12/19/2017. Additional restrictions apply. Please see the full terms and conditions including blackout dates here . Price includes all taxes and the new Georgia Hotel-Motel Fee.

However you choose to pass the holiday this year RanchSeeker would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Trails!

Cowgirl Up Special at Bar W Guest Ranch

9/19/2017 10:19:22 AM

If you want to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the rolling ridges of the countryside, Bar W Guest Ranch is where you should be. Stretched over 3,000 acres on Spencer Lake in Whitefish, Montana, the ranch is open all year round to extend true western hospitality to all its guests, be it through its accommodation options or variety of activities. And speaking of activities The Bar W Guest Ranch has an exciting opportunity coming up so read on to find out more.

Last Minute Special Vacancy

Cowgirl Up:

Ladies grab your best friends, sisters, daughters, and partners and saddle up for the vacation of a lifetime! The Bar W Guest Ranch is offering a 20% discount on our best room, the “Aspen Suite,” during our ever-popular Cowgirl Up week scheduled for October 1-7, 2017.  

Retreat to the beautiful Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, MT for our 6 night all-inclusive get-away.  This special package combines the best of both worlds, an iconic Western experience paired with some favorite indulgences including a 2 hour spa package and Vintner’s presentation.  

Explore thousands of acres of trails, improve your horsemanship skills, work cattle, or simply kick back relax and let Montana surround you. In addition to the trails, novice and experienced riders will enjoy working cattle, barrel racing, and roping. Cowgirls will can also try their hand at skeet shooting, archery, fly casting, and hiking! After a full day of adventure ladies can soothe their muscles in our hot tub or head into town for a vibrant night of two-stepping at our local saloon.  

The Aspen Suite is located in our main lodge and offers a king size bed, luxurious bathroom complete with a jetted tub, shower, and large vanity area, a separate but attached room with a set of bunk beds, and a private balcony.  The Aspen Suite can accommodate up to 4 adults.  Call today and grab the last room while it lasts-866-828-2900.

Please be sure to mention that you heard about this special through RanchSeeker!

Happy Trails!

What do a Guest Ranch & a Ballooning Event have in Common?

9/11/2017 10:21:59 AM

One wouldn’t normally think that a guest ranch vacation and attending the largest ballooning event on earth would have any common ground but in this case it does. Read on to see what Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch in New Mexico had to say in their recent blog post about this thrilling combined vacation opportunity.

It’s Time for Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017!

Are you planning a trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017 this October? If so, consider adding on a stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! We are located approximately 4 hours south of Albuquerque and still have availability during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017. The Fiesta runs from October 7-17, 2017.

For nine days in October, visitors from all over the globe will descend on Balloon Fiesta Park. The must see attraction is watching the New Mexico skies fill with hundreds of balloons


“The Largest Ballooning Event on Earth”

There is nothing quite like observing the daily Mass Ascension as the sun brightens the horizon on crisp October mornings. When hundreds of balloons rise to dot the clear desert skies over Albuquerque it is truly a sight to behold. Balloons of all shapes and sizes also add a unique spin on the spectacle.

Ask any New Mexican and they will tell you that autumn is one of the best times to visit New Mexico. The mornings are crisp and cool while the afternoons are warm with highs in the 60s and 70s with calm winds, perfect for ballooning!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Had your fill of balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017? Head on down to Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch for a mountain escape. Autumn is when the New Mexico wildflowers are at their peak after receiving all the summer rains. It is also elk season and you can often hear elk bugling at dawn and dusk. Let our horses guide you into the beautiful Gila National Forest. Ride through deep canyons, across crystal clear streams and atop mountain overlooks where you can gaze upon the brilliant fall colors. As you are planning your trip to New Mexico, check out our Area Attractions page. It includes some other New Mexico attractions our guests have enjoyed.


Contact Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch today to book your Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017 adventure!

*Find the original blog post here.*

Happy Trails!

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Blue Ribbon Fly-Fishing Special at The Ranch at Rock Creek

4/20/2017 4:13:33 PM

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. Avid fishermen and ‘newbies’ to the sport may be surprised to learn that the fishing opportunities at several guest ranches is quite special indeed. The Ranch at Rock Creek is no exception. Situated in a pristine valley, this Montana guest ranch offers year-round vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. With a capacity of up to 125 guests during the summer, accommodations range in size from one-bedroom suites to five-bedroom homes. Guests will also find themselves wowed by world-class ranch cuisine during their stay.

If you are yearning to fill your days with exceptional fly-fishing then The Ranch at Rock Creek  has the ideal 4 night 2017 Fly Fishing Adventure package just for you. For your non-angler travel companions a ranch ambassador will be on-hand to assist in planning a fun-filled vacation itinerary that includes other outdoor activities as well as time in the Granite Spa if so desired.

*The following information has been shared from The Ranch at Rock Creek’s website*

Book a four-night stay between April 1 and June 4 or September 5 and October 31, 2017 and receive over $1,000 in additional value.

Experience spectacular fishing and scenery on Montana’s best waterways. This special offer can be tailored to suit anglers of all experience levels. It includes daily casting lessons, a fly tying workshop, a complimentary full-day float and a complimentary off-ranch fishing excursion, as well as our standard all-inclusive amenities.

Special Inclusions

One (1) complimentary full-day float trip ($550 value)

Spring: Float trip on 14 miles of Rock Creek

Fall: Float trip on the Bitterroot or Blackfoot rivers

One (1) complimentary full-day, off-Ranch Rock Creek fishing excursion ($450 value)

Fly Tying Workshop and fly selection tips

Daily individual casting lessons

All gear and guides provided

Watch our fly fishing video 

Offer Details

Rates start at $1,800 per accommodation, per night based on standard occupancy, plus 20% Ranch Fee.

Offer valid on new reservations only for travel between April 1 and June 6 and September 5 and October 31, 2017, based on availability.

A four (4) night minimum stay is required. Offer is not combinable with other offers and promotions.

Standard RC Inclusions: luxury accommodations; all meals; premium wine, beer, spirits and other beverages; a selection of gear and guided on-ranch activities; round-trip transportation to and from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports upon request.

Be sure to mention that you heard about this 4 night 2017 Fly Fishing Adventure package first through RanchSeeker.

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

Happy Trails!

The Art of Dutch Oven Cooking at White Stallion Ranch

2/16/2017 3:57:32 PM

There is a science to this unique cooking method,

and after this workshop, you will be cooking in Cast Iron, just like Lewis and Clark.

Join the White Stallion Ranch for another cooking workshop from Sunday, March 12, – Thursday, March 16, 2017,

 or Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, January  6  2018

 For Cooking and Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you’re a hiker, camper, fisherman, hunter or backyard enthusiast this is the perfect workshop for you. Have you ever wished you could cook your outdoor meals in a Dutch Oven, but had no idea where to begin?  Dave Lookingbill provides your education from start to finish. You will be taught everything you need to know: from building and controlling your fire, seasoning the Dutch Oven, recipes and techniques for cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  There will be first-hand cooking experience for all, including demonstrations of techniques and tools.

Dave was born and raised in rural Idaho, where his mother instilled a love of good food and slow cooking in all of her children.  He had covered most of the American West as a wrangler and a farrier when he took a job at a Dude Ranch in Arizona over 40 years ago.  It was there he found a Dutch Oven and began experimenting with traditional recipes.  It wasn’t long before Dave was catering Western Events as a featured cook, and today his friends will tell you “There’s nothing he can’t make in a Dutch Oven…”

The Art of Dutch Oven Cooking

White Stallion Ranch’s Dutch Oven Cooking workshop leaves plenty of time to relax and enjoy the amenities of the ranch. Horseback riding, though not included in this workshop, may be purchased a la carte.  The ranch offers a heated pool, Redwood hot tub, fitness center, movie theater, recreation room, evening entertainment and guided hikes.

Your tuition includes;  a Margarita welcome party, 4 nights lodging, all meals, ranch activities, airport transfers from Tucson International Airport, four nights lodging and 3 days of cooking classes.

Double occupancy $1,100* per person  ~  Single occupancy $1,325*  

 including tax and service charge

Please call or send us an inquiry  for reservations

520.297.0252  or White Stallion Ranch

Don’t miss out this workshop fills up fast! Book today!

Workshop is Limited to 12 guests

to provide each student plenty of time with the Chef

Happy Trails!

 Be sure to let White Stallion Ranch know that you heard about the workshop through RanchSeeker.

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