Where Should I Go on My Next Ranch Vacation? Part Two

Published: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM


This week’s blog post RanchSeeker will be picking up where we last left off. If you missed out on our last post be sure to check it out here. Our previous post highlighted Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia and Idaho. This week we will be focusing on the following destinations and ranches:


Once you’ve experienced Montana, you’ll understand why they call it “Big Sky Country.” The majestic beauty of the state is apparent wherever you go—just as apparent as that big Montana sky! When it comes to experiencing a true western vacation, nothing can compare with Montana dude ranches. And these Montana ranch vacations are available in every corner of Big Sky Country. Take in a magnificent view of Yellowstone National Park; experience the awesome beauty of nature at Glacier National Park; or just relax in the historic charm of the Whitefish area.

Montana ranch vacations offer something for every member of the family: ride horses in spectacular settings; experience the cowboy life at a working cattle ranch; fish from sun up to sun down; hike till you run out of trails; take in the scenery from a mountain bike; cross country ski and snow shoe in majestic mountain terrain; or experience the thrill of white water rafting. Montana dude ranches offer all this and so much more! Some popular ranches are the Bar W Guest RanchHawley Mountain Guest Ranch, Horses N Courage, and the Ranch at Rock Creek

Ranches in Montana take advantage of the national parks (including the well-known Yellowstone National Park) and the mixture of mountainous and prairie landscapes to attract visitors.

If you’re looking to experience authentic ranch life on a dude ranch, many Montana ranches will take you along on cattle drives, show you how to brand the animals, and let you help out with the daily tasks.

Photo courtesy of The Ranch at Rock Creek

New Mexico

New Mexico has earned its nickname as the “Land of Enchantment,” and once you visit a New Mexico dude ranch you’ll understand why! This spectacular Southwestern state features breathtaking scenery that includes the 3-millionacre Gila National Forest as well as a genuine Old West experience. 

Your New Mexico ranch vacation will expose you and your family to a mix of cultures that create this “Land of Enchantment.” From the Spanish influence of adobe dwellings to the Native American art and history that thrives here, you’ll experience the modern-day version of the Old West at each New Mexico dude ranch! Geronimo Trails Ranch offers lots of excitement for those interested in a New Mexico ranch experience.

Photo courtesy of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch


Wyoming’s nickname is the “Cowboy State,” and it’s no wonder. This beautiful region is filled with wilderness areas and a true Old West feel. Wyoming dude ranches live up to the Cowboy State name in every way imaginable. From cattle drives to cross country skiing, your Wyoming dude ranch vacation will offer something for everyone in the family: spectacular scenery, horseback riding, fly fishing, pack trips, wildlife viewing, hunting, snowmobiling and much more. Whether you prefer the forested beauty of Jackson or the Western history and tradition of Cody, your Wyoming dude ranch vacation is sure to serve up memories that your family will treasure for a lifetime.

Ranches in Wyoming take advantage of the Rocky Mountains in the west, the high plains in the east, and so many other breathtaking landscapes to attract visitors. Imagine hiking up the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming during the day, then relaxing at night with at a local cowboy cookout. There are so many activities, both indoor and outdoor, that you can partake in during the stay at a Wyoming ranch. 

From Yellowstone to Cheyenne, from the Bighorn Mountains to Medicine Bow, you’ll find Wyoming dude ranches in every part of this magnificent state. Ranch Seeker makes it easy to browse through everything these beautiful ranches have to offer. Finding the perfect Wyoming dude ranch for your family is just a click away!

Check out these Wyoming ranch favourites: Gros Ventre River Ranch, Klondike Ranch, New Haven Working Cattle & Guest Ranch, Red Reflet Ranch, Spotted Horse Ranch, and the Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Photo courtesy of The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Don’t forget that RanchSeeker’s website provides several ways that you can search for your dream western vacation all of which are user-friendly but if you prefer you can also contact Ashlie@ranchseeker.com for additional assistance.

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Happy Trails!


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