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Arizona Dude Ranches Photo Journey

January 22, 2013
Desert landscapes, mountain trails, Ponderosa pines... take a photo journey with Arizona dude ranches through diverse terrain in Arizona. Interested in seeing America's Southwest? Saddling up is a great way to do it. We've ridden in Arizona a few times, traversing the state to meet cowboys, endurance riders, Native American… Read more »

Dude Ranch Weddings in Wyoming, Montana and Colorado

January 5, 2013
Mix history, nature and western hospitality for wedded bliss–– dude ranch weddings! by Darley Newman Always dreamed of a wedding with horses? Seeking a beautiful backdrop with history in the great outdoors? Want photos of your bridesmaids in cowboy boots?  A variety of dude ranches offer unique destination weddings in… Read more »

Winter Sleigh Rides at Dude Ranches

December 23, 2012
Looking for a quintessential winter ranch experience... a cozy winter sleigh ride? Here are five great dude ranches that offer winter sleigh rides. by Darley Newman Want your own Currier & Ives postcard moment in a horse-drawn sleigh? With a little snow and the right destination, you can have it all.… Read more »

Ranch Recipe- Apple Berry Cobbler from The Hideout

December 18, 2012
Looking to warm up and indulge this holiday season? The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch, a longtime Wyoming dude ranch, shares a ranch recipe for scrumptous Apple Berry Cobbler- a great holiday dessert made with healthy berries!   Apple Berry Cobbler from the Hideout Fruit Layer 2 lb. total Blueberries, Raspberries,… Read more »

Ranch Recipe- Pumpkin Cheesecake from Vista Verde Ranch

November 9, 2012
Vista Verde Guest Ranch's Chef Chol shares a ranch recipe for scrumptous Pumpkin Cheesecake- a great holiday dessert! by Alana at Vista Verde Guest Ranch   There is just something about fall that says, “Bring on the pumpkins!” Muffins, pies, lattes… it’s seems everywhere you go, you find this autumnal… Read more »

Rent a Ranch- Group and Family Ranch Vacations

October 29, 2012
Ever wanted to have a dude ranch or guest ranch all to yourself? It happened to me and was oh so much fun. Tips and choices for family ranch vacations and group travel. by Darley Newman You’ve heard about renting a villa in Italy or apartment in Paris for a… Read more »

Kid Friendly Dude Ranch Vacations

October 17, 2012
Looking for a kid-friendly dude ranch vacation? Tips on how to find ranches where you can bring the kids and they can get introduced to horses, learn to ride and a whole lot more on a family ranch vacation. Plus, top-rated ranches for kids. by Darley Newman Dude ranch vacations… Read more »

Equitrekking Reveals Top 20 Dude Ranches

October 6, 2012
Check out our top 20 North American dude ranch picks on a brand new website and ranch vacation resource Top20Ranches.com The top dude ranches include geographically diverse picks from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Mexico, Montana, Texas, Georgia, Wyoming and Idaho. After spending the last six years traveling the world searching… Read more »

Hunewill Guest Ranch Cattle Drive, California

September 27, 2012
For over 102 years, generations of the Hunewill family have had their annual fall cattle drive. Learn how you can join in the fun on a California cattle drive vacation and about other great cattle drive holidays! by Darley Newman There are "City Slickers" type cattle drives put on for… Read more »

Ranch Horses at Sunset Photos

September 3, 2012
Being that it's Labor Day, we thought we'd pay tribute to the contributions that working horses make to our everyday and vacation lives. The image of riding off into the sunset is iconic for many and can be a reality at U.S. dude ranches and on worldwide riding vacations, because of… Read more »