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Dude Ranch Resorts- Western Hospitality with Resort Amenities

September 2, 2017
Wish you could combine Western hospitality with modern resort amenities? Check out these five great dude ranch resorts in Montana, California, Colorado and Arizona. A dude ranch resort offers the traditional dude ranch activities with additional amenities like a spa, fitness center, golf, tennis courts, an ice cream bar and… Read more »

10 Things to Love About Montana Ranch Vacations

August 28, 2017
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 »

Adults-Only Dude Ranch Vacations Autumn 2017

August 20, 2017
by Karen Braschayko These ranch weeks offer fall fun tailored for adult guests. For grownups seeking a quiet break after a hot, busy summer, a dude ranch vacation in the cool mountains can be a refreshing diversion. Many guest ranches offer customized adults-only weeks once the kids are back in… Read more »

What Not to Pack for your Dude Ranch Vacation

August 13, 2017
There are some fairly trendy infusions into the travel industry lately. The simple relaxing vacations that once motivated people to temporarily abandon work stresses is giving way to an increasing emphasis on high-end luxury and upscale entertainment. In a lot of ways this has muddied up things for both guests… Read more »

Top Dude Ranch Sunsets

July 30, 2017
Stunning sunsets from dude ranches across the American West, including Arizona, Colorado and Montana. by Darley Newman There's something special about a beautiful sunset. It can add much to your travel memories, especially when seen in the beautiful American West at a dude ranch. Check out photos of top dude… Read more »

Air Out Your Spirits at the Laramie River Ranch

July 27, 2017
A vacation away from technology at Laramie River Ranch on the Colorado and Wyoming border, riding horses with Rocky Mountain National Park views. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home.” John Muir  Guest ranches have provided a means… Read more »

North Idaho Dude Ranches Photo Journey

July 3, 2017
Interested in taking a ranch vacation in Idaho? Travel with us on this photo journey through North Idaho’s scenic panhandle with Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Located on 1100 acres with tall pines and pretty views of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is in Idaho's scenic… Read more »

Wyoming Dude Ranches Photo Journey

July 3, 2017
From mountains to buttes to canyons, take a photo journey with Wyoming dude ranches through diverse terrain in The Cowboy State. One of the great things about exploring the state of Wyoming on horseback is the variety of terrain for riding adventures. The least populated of the lower 48 states… Read more »

A Dubois Wrangler’s Story of Life Changing Ranch Work in Wyoming

July 2, 2017
A Minnesota raised cowgirl finds working at a Wyoming ranch to be much more than just a summer job. I was in awe of the mountains and of our horses. The snow was grazing the underside of their stout draft bellies. They flexed their powerful muscles pulling themselves along through… Read more »

Patriotic Dude Ranch Photo Journey- Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2017
Whether it's fireworks, time away from the office, parades, concerts, family gatherings or barbecues, America celebrates Independence Day.  For many people, the Fourth of July means time to horseback ride and for dude ranch guests, this couldn't be more true.  Many dude ranches have special festivities on July 4th, like star… Read more »