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5 Great Autumn Adult-Only Ranch Vacations

August 3, 2016
Fall is a beautiful time to travel and ride at USA ranches. Many open their doors for special adult-only weeks, complete with wine tastings, spa treatments, dinner cruises and lots of great trail riding. Check out these ranches offering special adult-only weeks this fall (many of which are discounted!) and… Read more »

10 Authentic American Ranch Experiences in Colorado

April 4, 2016
Seeking a truly American ranch experience? From the quirky to the cool, check out these ten experiences travelers can enjoy at Colorado ranches, including cattle drives and brandings, Native American culture, national parks, cowboy poets, barn dancing and more. by Darley Newman Whether you're traveling from the UK, Germany, China… Read more »

Convenient Colorado Dude Ranches

March 22, 2016
Getting to a remote dude ranch can seem daunting, but there are many ranches in Colorado, which definitely take you away from it all, but not at the expense of time. These ranches are close to airports, making them convenient to fly and then drive or get a ranch shuttle… Read more »

Unplugged Ranch Vacations- 5 Ways to do it at Colorado Dude Ranches

March 2, 2016
One of the newest requests for many travelers is a place where they can unplug and have a technology free vacation. This is especially requested by parents, who want their kids to enjoy nature, immerse themselves in new experiences and enjoy actually talking with other people and family members. Our… Read more »

Spring Break Ranch Vacations

February 24, 2016
Saddle up for Spring Break on these ranch vacations, whether you want to play in the Colorado snow or Arizona sun! by Darley Newman Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, there are lots of options for spring break dude ranch retreats. While ranches in California combine family-friendly activities… Read more »

Tips For Building A Dude Ranch Driving Tour

February 13, 2016
Travel ideas for building a road trip around your next dude ranch vacation, combining affordable car travel and accessible public lands with lots of fun activities. Crude oil prices are at record lows, and prices at the gas pumps are continuing to drop as a result. One obvious impact on… Read more »

Ranches to Visit for the Holiday Season

December 2, 2015
Thinking of getting away this Christmas or New Year’s? Celebrate in style with these ranches that offer a relaxing getaway from the hustle of the holidays. by Jocelyn Pierce Christmas and New Year’s weeks are perfect for families looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays with lots of… Read more »

Ranch Photos to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

December 1, 2015
Bright lights, snowy landscapes, evergreen trees, and horse drawn sleigh rides make us think of the holiday season. Whether you’re planning to celebrate at home or are thinking about getting away, these photos of holiday traditions and decorations at ranches across the U.S. will help inspire you for the upcoming… Read more »

How Much Do Ranch Horses Eat? A Lot!

December 1, 2015
Think your family eats a lot? Learn about how much the ranching family at Drowsy Water Ranch in Colorado consumes... horses included! by Gretta Fosha The time of year for feasts is here! At Drowsy Water Ranch, this feasting business is nothing unusual. Sure, we make sure our guests are well… Read more »

Ranch Vacations for those with Dietary Restrictions

September 23, 2015
Just because you have a dietary restriction doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor! Check out these ranches that are sure to have delicious eats for everyone. by Jocelyn Pierce Traveling with dietary limitations can at times be frustrating, but now more than ever it is common to have a… Read more »