Articles Tagged 'Guest Ranches'

Equitrekking Reveals Top 20 Dude Ranches

Dude Ranch Blog — 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 »

Horse Riding Apache Country at Double E Ranch

Equestrian Travel Articles — August 25, 2012
I rode a Mexican Mustang named Pancho through areas that would have felt downright claustrophobic during the days of Apache reign. by Darley Newman, originally published in her column in True West magazine While astride Pancho in southwestern New Mexico beside the Gila National Forest, his hooves noisily splashing through Bear… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Double E Ranch

Meet Your Host — 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 »

Luxury Camping - What You Might Love About Glamping

Dude Ranch Blog — August 20, 2012
Glamorous camping is a luxurious new option for connecting with nature and living outdoors on your next dude ranch vacation. by Karen Braschayko  The view from the glamping tents on the Ridge at Siwash Lake Ranch in British Columbia, Canada. Celebrities like Justin Bieber want to try it, the Real… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Drowsy Water Ranch

Meet Your Host — August 12, 2012
Located in North Central Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park and 90 miles west of Denver, Drowsy Water Ranch is a Colorado dude ranch owned and run by the Fosha Family. For over 85 years, this family dude and guest ranch vacation destination has been inviting guests to this spectacular area… Read more »

Tanque Verde Ranch Chuckwagon Breakfast Ride

Darley's Travel Blog — July 31, 2012
A horseback ride at an Arizona dude ranch makes a chuckwagon breakfast even yummier. by Darley Newman, as published in her Trail Rider column in True West magazine. Tanque Verde Ranch’s history of bandits and cattlemen, mixed with Apache warriors, Spanish explorers and gold prospectors, makes for interesting legends, but… Read more »

Rancho Las Cascadas Riding Vacation

Equestrian Travel Articles — July 2, 2012
Seeing the heart of Mexico as it was 100 years ago–– where people live simply, close to the land, and the horse is still a treasured mode of transportation.  by Rosemary Passantino On the way from Mexico City airport to Rancho Las Cascadas, a boutique hotel and horse ranch in the… Read more »

Ups and Downs of Ranching Dreams

Expert Equestrian Articles — February 20, 2012
Who hasn’t fantasized about riding off into the sunset on your own horse through beautiful Western terrain that is all yours for as far as the eye can see? by Darley Newman. Originally published in True West magazine. Yet running a ranch is a 24/7 existence with a lot of… Read more »

Hawaii Horseback Riding Ranches & Cowboy History Video

Darley's Travel Blog — January 18, 2012
Learn about Big Island horseback riding and the history of cattle drives and paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys. by Darley Newman This Equitrekking video clip, from our Great American Ranches TV special, showcases great places to saddle up and relive the history of the American cowboy in Hawaii. Learn about wrangling cattle in… Read more »

What is Western horse riding? - Travel Tips

Travel Tips — December 8, 2011
Taking a dude ranch vacation? Learn about Western riding and hear a beginner's take on what it's like to ride Western style. by Darley Newman Many people who are new to horseback riding wonder about differences between English and Western riding. In our Equitrekking Great American Ranches TV special, we explored… Read more »