Meet Your Host

Learn about the lives of dude ranch owners and equestrian vacation guides from around the world.

Meet Your Host- Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in California

February 9, 2013
Meet David Lautensack, the general manager of Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, a Solvang, California resort and guest ranch that's been welcoming guests since 1946. Located on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, Alisal's giant sycamores, rolling hillsides and grazing cattle make for a peaceful setting. It's this setting that has… Read more »

Meet Your Host- HorseWorks Wyoming

February 5, 2013
I've been told that I grew up to do what I said I would as a child – marry a cowboy... MaeCile Brown, one of your hosts at HorseWorks Wyoming. Dreaming of taking a working ranch vacation with authentic cowboys? Want ride sagebrush flats to grassy slopes with canyon views?… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Tsylos Park Lodge

January 3, 2013
Learn about Tsylos Park Lodge from owner Karen McLean, who grew up at this Canadian wilderness lodge on Chilko Lake in British Columbia. Canadian Bud McLean and his American wife Corinne dreamed of having a fishing and hunting lodge for themselves and future generations of their family. Committed to conservation… Read more »

Meet You Host- B & B Ranch, Guest House & Spa

November 24, 2012
Located in Central New York State, only 10 minutes from Cooperstown, B & B Ranch, Guest House & Spa offers luxury, private club style equestrian vacations with gourmet food, riding instruction, and miles of trails through stunning Fly Creek, New York farm country. Riders may hack out through open pasture, forest… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Mountain Lodges of Peru

October 14, 2012
On a seven-day Peru equestrian vacation, travelers can experience the only lodge to lodge horseback ride to Machu Picchu, a once in a lifetime trip that combines ancient history, authentic culinary delights, exotic flora and fauna and local culture. This has been a dream in the making for Mountain Lodges of… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Colorado Trails Ranch

September 29, 2012
Think the dude ranch vacation on which you're taking your family doesn't have a long-term impact? Jeanne Ross went to a dude ranch as a 10 year old little girl and grew up to be the general manager of Colorado Trails Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch located in Durango. Her… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Crossogue Equestrian in Ireland

September 9, 2012
Located on the great plain of the Golden Vale and known for its lush, patchwork countryside, County Tipperary in Ireland is rich, vast and varied. It's here in this picturesque Irish setting that Mark Molloy, a longtime horseman, trains and breeds strong Irish horses and invites travelers for cross country… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Manu Expeditions in Peru

September 7, 2012
Learn about Manu Expeditions Nature Tours and Rides, lontime Peru tour operators who take riders into the Inca heartland. Ride inn to inn and on wilderness pack trips to the High Andes of Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu to visit ancient cultures and take in Peru's vibrant history. Equitrekking: What inspired you… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Dartmoor Riding Holidays

September 3, 2012
Cowboys in the UK? Yes, sir! Phil Heard is a beef and sheep farmer and a British cowboy, who drives cattle though England's wild moors in "War Horse" country and invites guests to come with him for the ride with Dartmoor Riding Holidays. Phil Heard's working farm, Meldon, is located… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Double E Ranch

August 24, 2012
Ever wanted to leave the corporate world for a life in the great outdoors, perhaps on your very own ranch? Meet Debbie and Alan Eggleston who are living the dream on a working cattle ranch boardering the Gila National Forest in Southwest New Mexico. Debbie used to have an office job… Read more »