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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 »

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 »