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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 »

C Lazy U: Luxury Ranch Vacations for Solo Women Travelers

May 9, 2015
Solo women travelers looking for a luxury guest ranch experience might want to check out some of the women-only events at The C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, which has been welcoming guests since 1919. by Darley Newman At C Lazy U, some of these special weeks that draw in… Read more »

Colorado Cattle Company Working Ranch Vacations for Solo Travelers

May 9, 2015
This working ranch in Northern Colorado, where we filmed for Equitrekking, welcomes solo men and women to experience cattle drives, brandings and special clinics with professional cowboys. by Darley Newman Guests at Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch can help out with ranch chores, gain experience in taking care of… Read more »

Enchantment Equitreks Horse Vacations for Solo Women Travelers

May 9, 2015
This boutique ranch 45 minutes east of Albuquerque 
caters to small groups and never has more than four riders. With around 90% of clients being single women travelers, ladies have a special affinity for this New Mexico ranch. by Darley Newman In addition to trail riding vacations, Enchantment Equitreks offers… Read more »

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch- Top Pick for Solo Travelers

May 9, 2015
With a limit of around 25 riders weekly, this Shell, Wyoming working ranch east of Yellowstone National Park welcomes many solo travelers, most of whom are horse owners or are active riders. by Darley Newman Equestrians appreciate The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch’s Authentic Horsemanship approach. Ranch staff work hard… Read more »