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Scenes from Montana Brandings at The Ranch at Rock Creek

August 19, 2014
Learn about branding cattle in Montana from The Ranch at Rock Creek, a historic guest ranch where luxury meets the authentic “True West." Beyond the necessary business aspects of marking cattle, brandings are big springtime social events in Montana’s ranch country. The valley snow has melted and green grass permeates… Read more »

10 Things to Love About Montana Ranch Vacations

August 10, 2014
Why taking a ranch vacation in "Big Sky Country" is ohhh so good!  by Darley Newman With spectacular mountain ranges, lush valleys, rushing rivers with "blue-ribbon" trout fishing, protected open spaces and longtime dude ranches, the sparsely populated state of Montana is a great place to saddle up for a… Read more »

Best Dude Ranches for Teenagers

August 9, 2014
Top dude ranches to satisfy even your most cynical teen with special programs including horse riding, ropes courses, archery and more for your family ranch vacation. by Darley Newman Would your teenager find spending a week in nature, riding horses and playing games at a dude ranch “cheesy?” Many dude… Read more »

R Lazy S Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

August 5, 2014
A blogger and horse enthusiast visits the R Lazy S Ranch, which has been welcoming travelers to its scenic Jackson Hole location since 1947. by Margaret of embeetravels Only a mile from Teton Village near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the R Lazy S Ranch sits at 6400 feet, and looks across… Read more »

Mexico Ranch Vacations Photo Journey

July 28, 2014
Enjoy a colorful photo tour of Rancho Las Cascadas, offering Mexico ranch vacations from a central Mexican mountain plateau just 90 minutes North of Mexico International Airport. Rancho Las Cascadas, an Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch, has an enviable location on a mountain plateau at 7,500 feet bordered by three waterfalls,… Read more »

Through the Ears on Horseback at American Dude Ranches

July 12, 2014
Does your world look best when seen "through the ears?" Check out this photo journey from on horseback at dude ranches across the USA. by Darley Newman We love seeing the world from in the saddle and know you do too. Many of our nation's pretty landscapes can be found… Read more »

10 Things to Love about Wyoming Ranch Vacations

June 16, 2014
From Old West saloons to stunning scenery, things to love about taking a ranch vacation in Wyoming. by Darley Newman Wyoming is known as the Cowboy State and for good reason. There are ranches sprinkled throughout the state, especially near Jackson Hole, Dubois and Cody. While some ranches are working… Read more »

Dreamy Dude Ranch Interiors- Photo Journey

May 24, 2014
Dreaming of a dude ranch getaway? Imagine yourself relaxing by a warm fire, perhaps with a nice glass of wine, after a day spent in the wilderness? Looking to add a little ranch style to your home? Check out these photos of dreamy dude ranch interiors and escape to the… Read more »

10 Things to Love about Dude Ranch Holidays

April 12, 2014
What you might enjoy about a dude ranch vacation with your family, group or on your own. by Darley Newman I love a good vacation. Who doesn't? And for me, mixing the fresh air and beautiful scenery in great outdoors with Western hospitality, history, active adventures and friends is a… Read more »

Play Cowboy on this Century Old Working Cattle Ranch in New Mexico

April 7, 2014
78,000 acres of wild high country, 3000 head of yearling steers and just four guests! Can you handle playing cowboy here? Learn about N Bar Ranch in New Mexico and get swept away with these dreamy Western photos. by Darley Newman If you want a working ranch vacation where you… Read more »