California Dude Ranches

Published: 6/25/2014 1:15:45 PM

 

When planning a vacation within the State of California, there are obvious, predictable tourist destinations. There are also some ultra expensive luxury vacations, specifically designed to be appealing to the rich and famous, yet unaffordable for most travelers, particularly families. However, many individuals, couples and families have crossed over the boundaries of what is common, exercised a little adventure, stayed within their budgets, and created lifetime memories by choosing an incredible California dude ranch vacation. A dude ranch vacation can be relaxing, with plenty of unscheduled time to just sit back and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings. It can also be an action filled adventure with horseback riding, fishing, hiking, rafting and more. California dude ranches abound with choices for travelers with either style of vacation in mind, and most often they offer the perfect blend of both.

California dude ranches
Photo Courtesy of Coffee Creek Ranch

The 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.

Coffee Creek Ranch

Howard Creek Ranch Inn is another California dude ranch offering truly amazing options for adventurous travelers. There are Pacific beaches, mountains, the California Redwoods and so much more awaiting to be discovered at this 60 acre ranch located on the Mendocino coast. With horseback riding that can include beach or mountain rides, and plenty of options for vacationers that seek relaxation too, Howard Creek Ranch is a true gem. With a lovely variety of unique comfortable rooms, a breakfast menu that is sure to delight and incredible outdoor activities - Howard Creek is a favorite that guests return to year after year.

Howard Creek Ranch Inn

Marble Mountain Ranch is unparalleled in their ability to offer ‘sea to summit adventures’. Whether it is  awe inspiring views on a mountain trail ride, steelhead fly fishing, white water rafting or even a jet boat tour into the Pacific ocean - Marble Mountain Ranch has it all! One can hardly believe that with all the activities, the superb dining, and the lodging that is sure to satisfy - they keep their regular prices affordable, and promote discounted rates for specials throughout the season.

Marble Mountain Ranch

California is a state with so much beauty, and variety. Taking advantage of the ‘natural playground’ at one of the dude ranches in California is an ideal way to leave the worries and stresses behind - and enjoy some family time, one on one time, or even just ‘me’ time. Travel back in time to the days of the ‘old west’, but with all the convenience and comforts we have to enjoy now at a dude ranch in California! When planning a vacation within the State of California, there are obvious, predictable tourist destinations. There are also some ultra expensive luxury vacations, specifically designed to be appealing to the rich and famous, yet unaffordable for most travelers, particularly families. However, many individuals, couples and families have crossed over the boundaries of what is common, exercised a little adventure, stayed within their budgets, and created lifetime memories by choosing an incredible California dude ranch vacation. A dude ranch vacation can be relaxing, with plenty of unscheduled time to just sit back and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings. It can also be an action filled adventure with horseback riding, fishing, hiking, rafting and more. California dude ranches abound with choices for travelers with either style of vacation in mind, and most often they offer the perfect blend of both.