How About Visiting a California Dude Ranch?

Published: 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.

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