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Dude Ranch Specialty Weeks You Didn’t Know Existed

September 1, 2015
These unexpected themed weeks make for a unique and memorable dude ranch experience. by Jocelyn Pierce Sure you’ve heard of horsemanship weeks, weeks devoted to yoga, and weeks for adults only or women only, but these options below are anything but typical. Learn about Native American culture, explore your creative… Read more »

My First Mexican Gallop- What a Ride!

July 28, 2015
Where did you first enjoy a gallop? A traveler from the Cayman Islands takes a fast ride at Rancho Las Cascadas in Mexico... and falls in love!  by Paula Ross My first visit to Rancho Las Cascadas was many years ago, but vivid and clear, as if it were just… Read more »

Dude Ranches that Welcome RVs

July 27, 2015
Hitting the open road with your RV and want to stop at a dude ranch? No problem! These ranches welcome RVs (and horses) so you won’t miss out on the dude ranch experience on your next RV trip. by Jocelyn Pierce Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, Arizona Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch… Read more »

3 Great Dude Ranch Breakfast Rides

July 24, 2015
There’s not much better than a piping hot breakfast…unless it’s a piping hot breakfast served cowboy style on the trail! Before starting a full day of horseback riding and ranch activities, get your fill with the most important meal of the day and a jumpstart from a cup of cowboy… Read more »

Celebrate the Fourth of July at these USA Guest Ranches

June 27, 2015
You can't get much more all-American than by celebrating July 4th at a dude ranch. Get inspired with photos from ranches across the USA that welcome guests to join in their festivities during the Fourth of July.  While many ranches offer celebratory barbeques, parades and rodeos, horseback rides, hay rides… Read more »

3 Great Dude Ranches for American Quarter Horses

June 16, 2015
Muscular, compact and celebrated since Colonial Times in America, Quarter Horses can excel in jumping, racing, western pleasure or reining. Keep reading to find out some of the top ranches to visit to enjoy this special breed. Strong, fast and versatile, American Quarter Horses are a favorite breed both in… Read more »

Special Events This Summer & Fall at Dude Ranches

June 15, 2015
Summer is here, which makes getting in the saddle at a dude ranch sound oh-so-good! Check out these special events happening at dude ranches across the USA and get ready to ride! The 4th of July Celebration at Rankin Ranch July 2-5. 2015 Fourth of July is a very special… Read more »

Kansas Cattle Ranch Invites Guests to Experience Ranch Life

May 11, 2015
Several years ago, the Moore family was looking for a way to increase the ranch income without putting more stress on the existing natural resources or changing their lifestyle. The answer was to allow a limited number of guests to come along with them on their daily routine. Now from… Read more »

Top 11 USA Ranch Vacations for Solo Women Travelers (and Singles)

May 9, 2015
Top picks for the best USA dude and guest ranch vacations for solo travelers–– men and women–– and when to go. by Darley Newman If you’re a solo female traveler or venturing to a dude ranch on your own, you want to find a ranch where you feel comfortable, don’t… Read more »

Bar W Guest Ranch: A Year-Round Pick for Solo Travelers

May 9, 2015
This Montana guest ranch on Spencer Lake in Whitefish is popular among single and solo travelers. by Darley Newman One of the draws is Bar W Ranch’s small, family atmosphere, but also the scenic rides. Guests traverse mountains, foothills and open prairies in Montana Big Sky country. Riding events also… Read more »