Articles Tagged 'Dude Ranch'

Questions to Ask Before Booking a Dude Ranch Vacation

Dude Ranch Blog — July 8, 2018
Have you read our recent blog article Dude Ranch vs Guest Ranch. What IS the Difference?! Regardless of whether it’s a dude ranch or guest ranch, the experience each ranch vacation offers is unique. From the size (8 guests to 100+) to the activities (horseback riding to yoga), to the… Read more »

Ranch Vacation Tips: Dude Ranch versus Guest Ranch

Dude Ranch Blog — May 29, 2018
What is a dude ranch? Why do you call it a dude ranch? How do you define a dude ranch? Is it dude ranch or guest ranch? Well, let Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch answer that for you! by Kelly Burns First, let us tell you a little about the history of… Read more »

Special Ranch Vacation Weeks in May and June 2018

Dude Ranch Blog — April 9, 2018
From night sky viewing to western cattle drives, join these special weeks at ranches in May and June. Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Mother – Daughter Retreats in May and June Ladies and young ladies, come join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch for a 5 day / 4 night mother –… Read more »

Why Do They Call it a Dude Ranch?

Dude Ranch Blog — January 23, 2018
Fourth-generation rancher Danielle Otis of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, shares the history and meaning behind the term, "dude ranch."  Recently, I was asked an interesting question by an individual who had never heard of a dude ranch. The question was, is a “dude ranch” just for men or can anyone come? … Read more »

Dude Ranch Vacations Are Trending for Multi-Generational Families

Dude Ranch Blog — September 24, 2017
With more active seniors and increasingly adaptable kids, families are hitting the road together and a favorite spot is the American dude ranch.  by Darley Newman More and more these days, multiple generations of families are getting together to take a vacation. According to travel marketing firm MMGY Global, 37%… Read more »

Horse Ride Under the Hollywood Sign

Equestrian Travel Articles — September 2, 2017
Take a ride through Griffith Park, home of the famous Hollywood Sign, setting for many TV productions, and land of celebrity sightings. by Karen Braschayko  On a clear day, downtown Los Angeles is visible from the park's trails. Photo courtesy Sunset Ranch Hollywood. The Hollywood Hills surprised me. Maybe it… Read more »

Our Favorite Summer Ranch Vacation Photos

Darley's Travel Blog — August 19, 2017
Summer is prime dude ranch season in states like Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and beyond. We checked in with ranches in these states to bring you some of the best shots from summer. If you got out to ride this summer or perhaps you didn't, these photos should bring a smile… Read more »

Top Jackson Hole Dude Ranches

Darley's Travel Blog — June 1, 2017
These top Jackson Hole dude ranches grant diverse choices for families, groups and solo travelers, from trail rides to Vaulting to the ranch where the ABC comedy “Modern Family" filmed. If you want to go dude ranch hopping, the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming is a good pick. While most… Read more »

Ten Ranch Vacations for Cowgirls

Dude Ranch Blog — March 16, 2017
Gather up your female friends and family for these ladies-only ranch getaways. By Karen Braschayko Whether lifelong best friends, sisters or recently bonded coworkers, sharing a love of horses and a desire to retreat in nature is fertile ground for a great cowgirl getaway. These vacations are a chance to… Read more »

Six Guest Ranches with Photography Workshops in 2017

Dude Ranch Blog — February 13, 2017
Enlarge your photography skills with beautiful horses, diverse natural settings and expert coaches by combining a dude ranch stay with a unique photography retreat. By Karen Braschayko When it comes to vacations, personal wishes fall on a spectrum. Where some want a pool chaise with a beautiful view, others seek… Read more »