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5 Great Reasons to go to a Guest Ranch

2/20/2019 9:18:09 AM

This year when planning your next vacation for your family, spouse or friends why not choose a guest ranch vacation? You don't have to be a cowboy or even know how to ride a horse to have a great time. Here are 5 reasons you should check out the ranches on RanchSeeker today. 

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 ranches also have swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas.



( Photo courtesy of White Stallion Ranch)

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 approach you could choose a spa package at one of the many ranch spa resorts 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.


                                                            

(Photo courtesy of New Haven Ranch)

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 alongside rushing rivers or even take a ride through an arid desert surrounded by green cacti. 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.



(Photo courtesy of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

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.



(Photo courtesy of Hawley Mountain Ranch

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.



(Photo courtesy of Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Still not sure whether a dude ranch vacation is what you are looking for?

Check out our SEARCH FOR RANCHES tab and read more about each ranch listed on RanchSeeker.  

Happy Trails!


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!


 

Make 2019 a Bucket List Year!

12/27/2018 6:08:00 AM

Soon we will be bidding farewell to 2018 and ringing in the New Year. For many, it is all about making resolutions which often include: go to the gym, lose weight, eat healthier food, try something new or tick off items from your bucket list.

If life as a cowboy/cowgirl and reconnecting with nature has always been something you’ve dreamed of, then the following article which first appeared in Ranch & Reserve Magazine’s 9th issue will be of interest: 

“If a Guest Ranch Vacation Isn’t on Your Bucket List It Should Be” 

In the spirit of the New Year upon us, I have decided to repost with applicable updates:


The Oxford Dictionary defines “bucket list” as follows:

Noun

Informal

A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime: making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list

Origin

Early 21st century: from the phrase, “kick the bucket ‘die’ ” popularized by the 2007 film “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman


Ever since “the Bucket List” hit movie theaters worldwide, a bucket list movement has been on the rise and continues to evolve among younger and older generations alike. Websites with titles like “10,000 Things To Do Before You Die” and “100+ Creative Bucket List Ideas You Should Add To Your List” are popular search engine phrases for those looking for inspiration and ideas to help create their own personal bucket list.

Nowadays, more and more people suffer from the never-ending pressure of their day-to-day responsibilities, commitments and overwhelming time constraints. Whether it’s a student working towards a degree, a hardworking employee with perhaps a family to raise or a simple case of trying to schedule a “date” with a significant other, life doesn’t leave much time to dare to dream and plan those things you would like to do before, yes….I’m going to say it…kick the bucket!

Health, monetary and career goals along with those endless to-do lists may already be a part of your daily routine, however, a bucket list allows you to delve deeper and ask yourself what do you really want to do, experience, see and learn in your lifetime? There is nothing too big, insignificant or random when making a bucket list.  In fact, it can be an incredibly enlightening experience. From a very young age we are taught to consider others before ourselves and as we grow older this can often result in setting aside or putting off things that perhaps at one time were very important to us.

An encouraging and positive aspect of bucket lists is that they are fluid in nature. During a lifetime, priorities will change and things that at one time or another were at the top of the list, may not be so later on. My bucket list is a perpetual work in progress, a constant subtracting and adding of new experiences and goals that I would like to achieve, although there are many “givens” that consistently remain throughout this process. As I grow as a person and am exposed to all the wonderful choices that this wide world has to offer, I find that a bucket list enables me to approach life with an enthusiastic “joie de vivre” as I strive to live life to the fullest.

Everyone’s bucket list is unique. Perhaps it includes an extreme activity like sky diving, swimming with sharks, or bungee jumping. But a bucket list can also be about learning a new language, living abroad, swimming in the ocean for the first time, learning to ride a horse or visiting a country that appeals to your inner self.  The act of making a bucket list allows your imagination to roam freely as you identify and make accomplishing these goals an integral part of your life plan. As C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

An endless…. literally endless list of possibilities exist out there, so when making up a bucket list perhaps a guest ranch vacation isn’t one that immediately comes to mind…..but oh how it should!  Guest ranches provide an unbeatable opportunity to engage in an array of exciting and challenging activities, quite often conveniently close to home or far away in colourful locales. Experience the thrill of trail rides among absolutely breathtaking scenery as you decompress, reconnect with nature and get in touch with your inner “cowboy or cowgirl.”  With so many excellent dude ranches to choose from, the following is a short list only to consider when planning your next bucket list guest ranch adventure.

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch 

Open meadows, tall Ponderosa forests and an abundance of wildlife awaits you at this New Mexico guest ranch. Horseback riders or hikers will marvel at the deep canyons and crystal clear streams that are all part of the Gila National Forest. While you explore the area you will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history associated with the region. Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is a small ranch (only 4 cabins) so guests are guaranteed a truly personal atmosphere.



Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch


The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch 

Wyoming is the perfect playground for those looking for an exceptional experience! With 650,000 acres to explore this upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch is the ideal vacation choice. Trapshooting, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking,4X4 tours as well as many other opportunities await the adventurous. Be sure to book well in advance so that you don’t miss out since this guest ranch fills up quickly due to returning guests and word of mouth.



The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch


Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Considered “One of America’s Best Dude Ranches" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Southern Cross Guest Ranch, is a wonderful All-Inclusive vacation in a horse lover's paradise. It is conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and is within an hour’s drive from Atlanta. The ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting and is also home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. There are various activities to choose from while staying at Southern Cross Guest Ranch where horseback riding is the featured activity.



Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Let RanchSeeker  help you find your ideal guest ranch bucket list destination!


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.


A Vacation at a Guest Ranch is FUN!

10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Are you tired of booking the same old type of vacation year after year? Looking to do something other than lazing around at the beach or exploring a new city and its sights? If so, read on. Aside form being a whole lot of fun a guest ranch or working ranch vacation will not only awaken your sense of adventure but also provide abundant opportunities to try something new.

Let RanchSeeker help you find the ideal ranch experience for you and your family, significant other or group of friends. Our website represents every type of ranch vacation available to fit your specific needs. Whether you are looking to travel during the summer, spring, fall or winter RanchSeeker has the ranch for you. With wide open spaces, unsurpassed breathtaking scenery and good old-fashioned hospitality, a vacation at a guest ranch will give you the chance to live a western way of life if only for a short while. 




Ranches listed on www.ranchseeker.com  offer a variety of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, water rafting, cross country skiing, swimming, archery, ice-fishing, tubing, sleigh rides and so much more. Since each guest ranch is unique be sure to use our Search For Ranches tool to find your perfect match. 

Accommodations vary from ranch to ranch. You’ll find everything from rustic to luxurious rooms or cabins as well as chalets ideal for larger groups. And mealtimes are always a special event at any guest ranch. Whether you dine on hearty home-style cooked meals or gourmet fare prepared by an in-house chef you will be delighted by the variety of delicious choices available to choose from.



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Guests enjoy 5 star luxury, extensive amenities, outstanding cuisine, and expansive chalets.

Built like a home with incredible views and luxurious living spaces, you’ll enjoy the highest level of comfort, convenience, and relaxation throughout your stay.


If you have always wanted to experience life as a cowboy be sure to check out the various working ranches on our site such as:

Laramie River Ranch 

Superior horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies. Fly fishing, cattle penning, and naturalist-led adventures round out your days. Comfortable accommodations, home-style meals, and evening entertainment make this a vacation you will never forget.




The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch 

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an upscale horsemanship, riding and working cattle guest ranch, located in the hamlet of Shell, WY (population 83), at the entrance of the majestic Shell Canyon and Big Horn National Forest in North-Central Wyoming. The Hideout is upscale when it comes to lodging, culinary experience and personal attention. Horsemanship, excellent riding, working cattle, hundreds of miles of trails, fly-fishing, trapshooting are some of the activities available at this resort.




Klondike Ranch  

More than a Wyoming dude ranch, we invite you to join us in the activities of our historical, working cattle ranch. You’ll get to enjoy riding, working cattle and camping out under brilliant Wyoming skies, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and taking in the vast beauty of the Bighorn Mountains.




The above 3 options as well as several others on RanchSeeker will have you feeling like an authentic cowboy in no time. 

Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of riding across the Arizona desert surrounded by cacti while the sun dips below the horizon offering up one of those famous desert sunsets that must be seen first-hand to be truly believed…a magnificent moment that should be on everyone’s bucket list. The following 2 ranches will have you going back year after year.

Stagecoach Trails Ranch 

We have worked hard to create a special, friendly atmosphere where you can get a glimpse into the old west while enjoying the beautiful NW Arizona desert and all the peace and quiet one could hope for. Set up like a little Western town, our dude ranch will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time living the life of a true cowboy.




White Stallion Ranch 

Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Ride through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years. Recognized nationally for excellence in service and value.




The above ranch links are just a small sampling of what you will find on RanchSeeker. Be sure to check out our next blog post to learn more about other guest ranch vacations available for you to book. Or better yet why not click on Search For Ranches and start exploring now. Your next exciting vacation is only a click away. 

Happy Trails!

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


Last Minute Fall Special at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

10/3/2018 10:20:20 AM

Looking for a last-minute getaway? Look no further. This fall take advantage of New Mexico’s Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch’s 10% discounted sale price during October and November. Wake up to beautiful sunny days and a turquoise blue sky.  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 fall discount and book your last-minute getaway now!

Happy Trails!

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


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.
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