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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 »

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 »