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Spend Thanksgiving at a Canadian Guest Ranch This Year

9/14/2011 2:19:58 PM

With its spectacular sunsets and brilliant harvest moons, a Canadian Thanksgiving guest ranch vacation will surely become a cherished memory for years to come for your family. Canadian guest ranches are surrounded by magnificent scenery whatever time of year but especially so during the beautiful fall season when the trees are ablaze with crimson red, orange and burnt amber leaves.

What better way than to spend a Thanksgiving Holiday with your family or friends by staying at a guest ranch and enjoying lovely sunny days and crisp autumn nights together. Instead of toiling in the kitchen all day, why not relax and let the friendly staff and trained chefs of a Canadian guest ranch do all the work by providing a delicious and traditional Thanksgiving feast for your family or friends. Canadian guest ranch’s often offer special package prices for the Thanksgiving holiday period which can be less than during the summer season.

With so many activities to choose from they are an ideal vacation to spend with family and friends. From horseback riding to fly fishing, water rafting, hiking and spa treatments there is something for everyone Here are just some of the guest ranches in Canada offering Thanksgiving packages.

Tod Mountain Ranch Heffley Creek, British Columbia, Canada

Special Offer: Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend - $745 per person

Arrive Friday after 4pm for Dinner. Enjoy a variety of trail rides on Saturday and Sunday with one last ride on Monday morning. Take advantage of the facilities and activities at the ranch throughout your stay and enjoy a special Thanksgiving Feast prepared by our resident Chef on Sunday. Depart Monday after lunch.

Offer valid: October 7, 2011 through October 10, 2011  


 Sundance Guest Ranch Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada

Thanksgiving Weekend October 7-10, 2011 - Two Rooms Available!

What can we say about this one? Many of our regulars think this is the best riding of the year. Glorious food, including a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, and a long-running, always hotly-contested horseshoe tournament!


 Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Clinton, British Columbia, Canada

A Cariboo Thanksgiving, October 8th to 10th

At Echo Valley we've created a special weekend filled with adventure, activities and fine food and we invite you to come and celebrate in the spectacular landscape of BC's Cariboo. You'll enjoy two nights at the ranch including a welcome bottle of wine in your room and a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. In addition to exploring the ranch and meeting the resident Border Collies, choose between a half-day horseback ride through the trails of the Gold Rush days, or a half-day hike, perhaps to explore the Cariboo grasslands or to strike out to the top of Mt. Bowman.


    So take the stress out of planning a huge Thanksgiving meal and spend some quality time with family and friends at a Canadian guest ranch.

Happy Trails, RanchSeeker’s Dude Ranch Finder will help you plan your next guest ranch vacation.

Guest Ranch Vacations and First Time Riding a Horse

9/8/2011 9:59:50 AM

So you have decided to go to a guest ranch for your next vacation but it will be the first time riding a horse. That’s okay as most guest ranches offer lessons to those who haven't ridden a horse before  sending them out on a group ride. Horseback riding is a lot of fun but it is important to learn a few basics before riding a horse for the first time.


 A Few Basic Horseback riding tips for Beginners:

1)      Before booking a guest ranch vacation find out whether the guest ranch that you want to go to offers lessons for first time riders. If it is your first time riding a horse let them know in advance that you would like some lessons.

2)      Take sensible riding clothes with you on your guest ranch vacation. If you don’t have riding boots you don’t need to buy them unless you want to. Most guest ranches have boots that you can use in various sizes. It is important that you wear something with a sturdy heel. Take a couple pairs of jeans with you as your legs can chafe against the saddle if you don’t wear long pants.

3)      If it is your first time riding a horse, wear a helmet when possible to protect your head in case you fall.

4)      Horses have blind spots so avoid approaching a horse from behind or from the front to avoid getting kicked from a startled horse. It is better to approach them from the side where they can see you.

5)      In the beginning use a mounting block to get onto your horse and always mount from the left-side.

6)      When you are riding a horse on your guest ranch vacation try to remain calm and relaxed. Horses are very sensitive creatures and they can feel if you are uncomfortable and not in control. Be patient and take deep breaths until you feel at ease.

7)      When riding a horse keep your heels tilted down while in the stirrups as this will prevent you from flying over the horse’s head if your horse has to come to a sudden stop.

8)      When riding a horse ,keep your head upright and sit firmly in your saddle and maintain a good posture. Don’t wave your arms around in the air.

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.

10)   Most importantly try to have fun and enjoy your surrounding s and your horse.


 These are just some of the basics that you will learn about horseback riding if it is your first time riding a horse. Once you feel comfortable with the basics you will find that horseback riding is a fun way to spend time on vacation. There are many other activities at a guest ranch aside from riding but spending time with horses is definitely one of the most enjoyable.

Find your next guest ranch vacation today using our Dude Ranch Finder

Autumn Guest Ranch Vacation Specials

8/30/2011 11:28:45 AM

How about a guest ranch vacation in the Fall? It has never been so affordable than now with several guest ranches on RanchSeeker offering great Fall discounts.

Elk Mountain Guest Ranch Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

Special Offer: Adult Only Weeks - No additional charge for single stays at the guest ranch

Weeks of September 4 and 11, 2011 are Adult-Only Weeks. Limited to 20 guests with a focus on riding and relaxing. Additional 10% charge for single occupancy is waived during these weeks.

Offer valid: September 4, 2011 through September 18, 2011


 Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch Yucca, Arizona, United States

Special Offer: 25% discount for stays in October and November at our guest ranch

Special 25% discount for stays between October 2-6, October 23-28 and November 13-17. No minimum night stay requirement. Offer valid on reservations made after August 24, 2011.

Offer valid: August 24, 2011 through November 17, 2011


    Tod Mountain Guest Ranch Heffley Creek, British Columbia, Canada

Special Offer: Labour Day Weekend At the Fall Fair & Rodeo

$845 per person. Arrive Friday after 4pm for Dinner. On Saturday after breakfast we will head to Barriere to the Fall Fair & Rodeo. Spend the morning exploring the various exhibits and shows. Enjoy lunch straight out of the chuckwagon and then take in the Rodeo, Chariot Racing and Chuckwagon Racing. After the Rodeo we will have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the guest ranch. Enjoy a full day of riding on Sunday and take one last morning ride on Monday. Depart Monday after lunch.

Offer valid: September 2, 2011 through September 5, 2011

Special Offer: Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend - $745 per person

Arrive Friday after 4pm for Dinner. Enjoy a variety of trail rides on Saturday and Sunday with one last ride on Monday morning. Take advantage of the facilities and activities at the ranch throughout your stay and enjoy a special Thanksgiving Feast prepared by our resident Chef on Sunday. Depart Monday after lunch.

Offer valid: October 7, 2011 through October 10, 2011


     Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures at Rancho Los Baños northeast Sonora, Arizona, United States

Special Offer: Pristine Wilderness Backcountry Horseback Riding

$898/guest for 7 nights/8 days, all inclusive, double occupancy, with 4 full days of riding (4-6 hours), in addition to 2-3 days of riding at 3 hours/day. Non full days of riding can be made full days of riding for $30/day/guest. Single occupancy rate is $1038. With 30,000 acres as your playground, backcountry horseback riding at Rancho Los Baños guest ranch offers world-class riding, full of challenge, thrills, and fun in remote, rugged, vast mountains, hills, canyons and unsurpassed, unspoiled nature.

Offer valid: August 15, 2011 through May 15, 2012

Special Offer: Couples' Four Night Adventure Special

Offering 4 Nights/5 Days ($990/couple) guest ranch packages for couples, all inclusive daily rate. Enjoy hiking,backcountry horseback riding, trekking, canyoneering, bouldering, mountain biking, boxed canyons, petroglyphs, wildlife spotting, ecotours, jeeping, Dark Skies, birdwatching, kayaking (lake/river), fishing, rest and relaxation, tranquility, serenity and a pristine, scenic wilderness that is unlike anything else out there.

Offer valid: August 15, 2011 through May 15, 2012

Special Offer: Ladies' Special (Especial de las Señoritas)

Take advantage of our Ladies Special: $115/night, all inclusive Daily Rate, based on double occupancy, minimum four night stay, for two or more Ladies. Enjoy hiking,backcountry horseback riding, trekking, canyoneering, bouldering, mountain biking, boxed canyons, petroglyphs, wildlife spotting, ecotours, jeeping, Dark Skies, birdwatching, kayaking (lake/river), fishing, rest and relaxation, tranquility, serenity and a pristine, scenic wilderness that is unlike anything else out there.

Offer valid: August 15, 2011 through May 15, 2012

Special Offer: Five and Six Night Adventure Specials 5 Nights/6 Days: $599/guest double occupancy; $699 single occupancy, all inclusive. 6 Nights/7 Days: $705/guest double occupancy; $825 single occupancy, all inclusive. Enjoy hiking,backcountry horseback riding, trekking, porching, bouldering, biking, boxed canyons, petroglyphs, wildlife, ecotours, jeeping, Dark Skies, birdwatching, kayaking (lake/river), fishing, rest and relaxation, tranquility, serenity and a pristine, scenic wilderness that is unlike anything else out there.

Offer valid: August 15, 2011 through May 15, 2012


 Happy Trails!  

Guest Ranch Activities after Dark!

8/24/2011 10:44:49 AM

There are numerous activities to enjoy while visiting a guest ranch and after the sun goes down the fun continues.Guest ranch activities will vary from guest ranch to guest ranch so be sure to check with the individual ranch that you are booking with in advance. Here are some examples of what you will be able to do after dark on your next guest ranch vacation.

1)      Cookouts and Campfire Sing-Alongs. Many guest ranches have at least 1 cookout per week where guests gather around together to enjoy such culinary delights such as barbecued steak, sausages, corn, potatoes and fresh salads. After a filling meal guests can join staff members around a warm crackling fire to sing along to old favourites and new songs accompanied by guitars and even the odd harmonica or two. You may even get to roast marshmallows on a stick and finish your night off with a few s’mores. For example Red Reflet Guest Ranch has campfire programs with a cowboy singer to delight its guests


 2)      Western Dancing. After dinner break out your dancing shoes and join in the fun with some western dancing. It doesn’t matter if you know the steps or not as someone is sure to show you the way. Country dancing at a guest ranch is informal and since there are many different versions that go by different names from region to region there is always something new to learn. For example on Thursday nights Harmel’s Ranch Resort offers dancing with professional square-dance caller Walt Cranor.

3)      Spa Treatments. After a long day mounted on a horse or hiking through the mountains you may wish to indulge yourself in a spa treatment found at many guest ranch spas today. Spa treatments could include Eastern techniques or Western techniques that are sure to pamper your body and soul. For example at Sorrel River Ranch & Spa they satisfying guests seeking a destination spa retreat with revitalizing spa treatments and renewing body massages.

4)      Go Into Town. Many guest ranches are close to major towns or cities. You could decide to dine away from the ranch that night or just head into town for dessert and a drink. Exploring new places and meeting the locals is always fun to do. For example at Colorado Trails Guest Ranch they feature an evening at an old fashioned Melodrama in Durango.

5)      Movie Night. Guest ranches often have cozy home theaters so that guests can unwind at night by watching a movie. Often with lots of titles to choose from you can catch-up on movie night while on vacation. 6)      Games. Get in touch with your inner child and play one of many games that you can find in guest ranches like scrabble, Pictionary, checkers or pool. Great family fun. For example Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch has a games night as part of their weekly entertainment.

7)      Late Night Swim or Jacuzzi. Wash away any aches and pains that you may have after a long day’s fun at a guest ranch by enjoying a late night swim or Jacuzzi. Nowadays most guest ranches have either swimming pools or indoor/outdoor Jacuzzis and some ranches are situated close to lakes.


 8)      Just Relax. Guest ranch vacations are all about relaxing as well as participating in lots of fun activities.

So grab a book, snuggle up in a comfy chair or just kick back and relax with your partner and enjoy the clean air, starry skies and breathtaking views. To find your ideal guest ranch vacation use RanchSeeker’s Dude Ranch Finder

How About Visiting a California Dude Ranch?

8/17/2011 8:02:48 AM

California dude ranches take advantage of the comfortable climate and variety of picturesque landscapes to attract visitors. With an expansive central valley, hot deserts and hundreds of miles of scenic coastline California dude ranches offer beautiful natural attractions. Imagine horseback riding along the beach or through the mountains or relaxing on the beach or learning to surf by day and by night enjoying home cooked meals and good company around a warm campfire with new friends. 

These are all things you can do at California dude ranches Coffee Creek Guest Ranch, located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area of Northern California,this dude ranch boasts picture-postcard views of snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush meadows, and sparkling lakes. Rides are divided by ability levels. Breakfast rides are the most popular, with the all-day rides to a lake the most spectacular! For a unique experience, the all-day ride can be extended into an overnight pack trip returning the next day by lunch time. All 15 private secluded cabins have their own balconies.


 Howard Creek Guest Ranch, a registered historic site, is a 60-acre oceanfront farm bordered by miles of beach and mountains. Family owned and operated this California  dude ranch offers horseback riding on the beach or in the mountains. You can also whale watch from the beach go deep sea fishing or visit a winery close by among many other fun activities. Accommodations include cabins, suites and rooms, all different, but all furnished with antiques, large comfortable beds, handmade quilts or comforters, and views of the mountains, ocean, creek, and/or gardens.


 Marble Mountain Guest Ranch, located in Somes Bar, combine their equestrian program with thrilling dude ranch activities such as rafting, and fly fishing, sporting clays, and traditional ranch events. They specialize in family dude ranch vacations that keep everyone engaged with a variety of fun outdoor Western adventures. Guest ranch accommodations and lodging include fully furnished deluxe homes and housekeeping cottages (or cabins).


 California dude ranches offer many different exciting vacation opportunities from horseback riding to amazing scenic vistas.

Find your next dude ranch vacation using RanchSeeker’s Dude Ranch Finder

Packing for Your Guest Ranch Vacation

8/11/2011 10:24:04 AM

How many people find packing for vacations a drag? I know I do as I am never exactly sure of what I will need when I get to my vacation destination. I usually end up taking far too many clothes and shoes and leave out some of the more important essentials. To ensure that you enjoy your next guest ranch vacation here are some useful tips about packing for guest ranches. When packing for a guest ranch vacation be sure to take comfortable clothing and think layers that way you can always add more clothes if the weather is cooler at that time of year. Jeans are an essential item of clothing at a guest ranch so consider taking 3-4 pairs as they may get dirty while riding on the trails. If you have a pair of cowboy boots take them along; however, if you don’t not to worry most guest ranches have several pairs on hand in various sizes to lend to guests. 

Make sure you pack lots of comfortable shirts and shoes or hiking boots if you plan to take part in hikes around the area. Most people like to bring hats to protect themselves from the sun and some people also bring gloves as the air can be quite dry in some areas.


 When you book your guest ranch vacation ask whether they have an evening dress code. Most guest ranches are fine with casual attire. Also, be sure to take your bathing suit as many  guest ranches nowadays have swimming pools, hot tubs or are situated by rivers and lakes. Since most guest ranch activities are outdoors don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. What you bring on your guest ranch vacation will depend largely on the season of your vacation and the location of the guest ranch. If you are planning on a winter guest ranch vacation you will need warmer clothes, gloves, hats, thick socks and scarves. On a spring guest ranch vacation you may need rain gear so don’t forget to bring a long, light rain coat to protect yourself from getting wet while out on a ride. During summer months it can get quite hot so take some shorts and lighter pants and shirts for around the guest ranch.


 Many guest ranches supply you with shampoo, conditioner, soap and a hairdryer. Be sure to check with them beforehand in case you need to bring your own. If you are travelling in the warmer months be sure you bring along a good sunscreen and bug spray. Finally depending on your guest ranch itinerary, you may wish to bring these additional items:  

Binoculars
 Camera Battery charger
 Video Camera
 Books
 Chap Stick
 Hand cream  

Happy Trails, To help you find your next guest ranch vacation use our user-friendly Guest Ranch Finder

RanchSeeker's Dude Ranch Finder-Find Your Ideal Dude Ranch Vacation

8/3/2011 9:36:54 AM

Are you tired of booking the same type of vacation every year? Are you interested in booking something new and exciting for you and your family or friends? How about a dude ranch vacation this year? Let RanchSeeker guide you to a new destination, a new experience, that will not only invigorate you physically, but will nurture your spirit of adventure and open up new horizons using our Dude Ranch Finder. RanchSeeker’s Dude Ranch Finder will help you plan your ultimate dude ranch vacation in a snap! RanchSeeker dude ranches offer a wide variety of activities from horseback riding for beginners to daylong treks for the more experienced rider, from swimming in pristine lakes to heated indoor pools; tennis, hiking, water rafting and so much more.

Dude ranch vacations are ideal for singles, couples, families and other diverse groups.

Dude Ranch Finder


 Our Dude Ranch Finder takes all of the guess work out of planning your next dude ranch vacation and keeps it simple with our easy-to-use- search form. You don’t need to wade through pages and pages of information before deciding on your ideal dude ranch. To get started choose a geographical region that appeals to you. Are you interested in Western Canada, North West USA, Mexico or another region? Once you have decided just check off the region and if you are unsure of where you want to go that’s ok too just pick all of the regions. Next choose what type of guest ranch experience you would like to have on your next dude ranch vacation. We even provide a useful guide that explains about each destination category.


 After that, choose which activities and services are important to you on your dude ranch vacation. Do you want a dude ranch that offers fly-fishing, overnight pack trips, a swimming pool, a wedding venue, spa services, birding, cowboy cookouts or yoga? There are so many activities to choose from so be sure to check every box that interests you. Now you are ready to think about price. You can select as many options as you want based on how much you would like to spend per night at one of RanchSeeker’s dude ranches.


 Finally, when would you like to go? Do you want a dude ranch vacation in the winter so you can cross country ski or take a sleigh ride or would rather the fall, spring or summer? Choose a month or several months that appeal to you for your guest ranch vacation. Once you are done be sure to click on SEARCH and a list of all of the dude ranches that match your specific search criteria will be returned. Now comes the fun part. You can read about each ranch and add them to your “list” and then make direct contact with the ranch owner/operator by sending them an enquiry and ask them for more details if necessary and/or make your dude ranch reservation. Our dude ranch listings feature photos, special offers and many of them have You Tube videos so that you can get a better idea of each ranch.


 What are you waiting for? Check out our Dude Ranch Finder today and book your next guest ranch vacation. Happy Trails  

The Guest Ranch Experience

7/10/2011 8:44:55 AM

My husband and I recently returned from 5 days at a guest ranch in British Columbia and some of our friends asked us to describe our experience as they had never been to a guest ranch before on vacation. It made me think that their questions are probably quite common and that many people may also find it useful to hear a firsthand account of the guest ranch experience.  There are many types of guest ranches to consider when choosing a guest ranch vacation and for our vacation we went to a Guest Ranch Resort & Spa.


 We arrived on a Friday afternoon, and after being greeted warmly by all the staff and owners, we unpacked our bags in our cozy country room, with a spectacular view of the glacial mountains and ranch lands from our private balcony. It was July 1st (Canada Day)so there was a celebration at the guest ranch including a  huge western style BBQ and campfire and even camp songs and s’mores to be enjoyed with the other guests and staff. That night as we snuggled under the soft duvet, we relished the sounds of silence, the cool, fresh mountain air and the millions of twinkling stars in the sky.


 Our second day at the guest ranch started off with a hearty ranch-style breakfast and then a morning hike through the boreal forest where we spotted deer tracks and various species of birds. After a delicious, healthy buffet lunch we headed to the barn where we were assigned a horse for the week according to our skill level. Mounted on my horse Sky, we followed the head wrangler as our group left the guest ranch behind us and set off on one of the numerous and varied trails that surround the ranch. After a relaxing two hour ride that also included a few lopes, we returned to the barn where I bid Sky a good-night.  There was still 2 hours before dinner so we headed to the games room and played some pool and then caught the tail end of a movie in the home theatre room.


 At 6pm we joined the other guests and owners upstairs for a glass of wine before dinner and when the dinner bell sounded we eagerly took our places at the table and waited as the chef served the appetizer and then brought barbequed salmon on a cedar plank and tender cuts of meat with roast potatoes and asparagus. Dessert consisted of individual pots of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate soufflé and pleasant dinner conversation. After our meal had digested we ambled over to the guest ranch spa for a traditional Thai massage by Thai therapists, where for the next hour and a half we drifted in and out of consciousness as we enjoyed our full body treatment. When we were done I felt a deep sense of tranquility and felt the rigours of city life slip away.


 For the next few days we followed much the same pattern of hiking, riding, spa treatments, enjoying healthy, delicious meals with the other guests and relaxing in the hot tub or playing games or simply reading a book in the main lodge while taking the time to enjoy the spectacular view.  As our guest ranch vacation at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa came to an end I felt renewed and refreshed and ready to return to the city. It had been especially meaningful for us as we had spent the week with my sisters, who were also visiting Echo Valley Ranch, which is owned by our Father and his wife. As always a guest ranch vacation is a great way to reconnect with family and friends in an idyllic setting far from the distractions of city life.

Happy Trails  

Activities at a Guest Ranch Other Than Horseback Riding

6/23/2011 11:24:07 AM

Many people who are thinking about going to a guest ranch for their next vacation wonder what else there is to do other than ride. There are numerous activities nowadays that guest ranches offer their guests other than horseback riding and activities vary from guest ranch to guest ranch so it is important to ask each ranch before booking  your next guest ranch vacation.


 At Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures at Rancho Los Banos you can hike through one of their many boxed canyons, the one above is on the way to the Bavispe River.   Guest ranches can be located in some of the most spectacular wilderness, mountain or rural areas so for hikers this is a great opportunity to explore new trails. You can also choose swimming in pristine lakes or heated indoor pools.  There are even guest ranches that offer white water rafting for the truly adventurous at heart. For those of you that like to fish, how about trying your hand at fly-fishing in a glacier lake or river?


 Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana offers: Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking – Ride class II – IV rapids for a half or full day – just twenty miles down the road Your next guest ranch vacation may also include bird watching or wildlife viewing and for those so inclined skeet shooting. There are even trips to local must-see sites.  As you can see there is a lot to do! At the end of the day a you will enjoy typical western entertainment and hospitality at its best. Dinner might entail a traditional outdoor BBQ or gourmet cuisine and fine wines prepared by trained chefs. Your company will include guests from around the world. If all this activity has you feeling weary why not pamper yourself on your next guest ranch vacation at one of the ranch resort’s spas.

Offering a wide selection of aesthetic services, including massages, facials and pedicures a guest ranch spa treatment is a great way to relax and unwind among the tranquil setting of a ranch vacation Finally, if you do decide to venture forth on a horse, most guest ranches offer horseback riding lessons and  have expert wranglers to guide you safely and pleasantly on a new adventure of the spirit! Our Dude Ranch Finder will help you find the right ranch for you!  

Happy Trails,  

5 Great Reasons to Go on a Dude Ranch Vacation!

6/17/2011 10:00:30 AM

This year when planning your next vacation for your family, spouse or friends why not choose a dude ranch vacation? You don't have to be a cowboy to love a dude ranch vacation. Here are 5 great reasons to go on a dude ranch vacation!

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. Many dude ranches also have swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas.

Dude Ranch Vacation Packages Many dude ranches aside from offering basic all-inclusive vacation packages also offer customizable vacation packages. If you want to be a “real cowboy” for a week you can 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 dude ranch vacation you could choose a spa package that many ranches offer and spend the week being treated to relaxing treatments and incredible views. There are many vacation packages available that you can choose from to make your dude ranch vacation tailor-made for you.


Horseback riding If you love horses then a dude ranch vacation is definitely for you. Whether you are an experienced rider or will be riding for the first time responsible wranglers will help you find the right horse for you. Enjoy riding through forests, surrounded by majestic mountains, or through canyons or even the desert on your next dude ranch vacation. Many ranches will pair you with a horse at the beginning of the week who will be yours for the rest of your stay so be prepared to make a new friend.  

Dude Ranches Are Close To Nature A dude ranch vacation is all about the scenery – unplugging from technology and connecting with nature. Riding and hiking trails always lead to the very best of the surrounding landscapes that are inaccessible any other way. Re-connect with the world around you.


Spend Quality Time Together With today's modern dude ranches offering so many activities there is something for everyone of all ages.

Whether you are traveling with your family, spouse or good friends you are bound to find something that interests everyone in your group. Many dude ranches offer kid-friendly programs so be sure to ask them. Vacations are about making memories and spending time together. Still not sure whether a dude ranch vacation is what you are looking for?

Check out our Dude Ranch Finder and read more about each ranch listed on RanchSeeker.  

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