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Featured Ranch Vacation Deals and Discounts on Horse Riding Vacations

Interested in taking a family ranch vacation, horse safari, cattle drive, all-inclusive trip or riding holiday in Ireland, Peru, Mexico, Colorado or Wyoming? Check out the latest travel deals on dream riding vacations and dude ranches!


Featured Travel Deals

This month's featured deals give you bargains and special vacation discounts for Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming horseback riding vacations.


Tsylos Park Lodge
- Valentine Package for Two at Tsylos Park Lodge!

Surprise your special someone on Valentine's Day with this summer vacation package.

Book by Feb 14th to get this Special Offer valued at $300 per person.
Tsylos Park Lodge Travel Dealas

Special offer valued at $300 per person

Join Tsylos Park Lodge and connect with your friend, spouse, sibling or parent. Share a unique vacation with your special valentine!

Tsylos Park Lodge offers a charming wilderness lodge surrounded by pristine beauty with miles of places to ride. No fences, just wide open spaces and amazing landscapes.

Ride stunning trails from the lodge and return each day to icy cold drinks, a wonderful evening meal, and a relaxing soak in the hot tub viewing a million stars.

The Sweet Hearts Package for Two offers:
• Round Trip air transportation Vancouver, BC to Tsylos (Sunday and following Sunday)
• Seven nights’ in a beautiful private suite for two
• Six days horseback riding and one day Chilko explorer trip by boat
• Wonderful meals prepared by our in-house chef
• Fully stocked bar of beer, wines, and spirits
• Optional 1 day taste tester for river fly fishing with boat, guide and license included
• Stunning scenery

Offer is eligible for Tsylos Park Lodge:
One week horseback riding vacation $2795 USD per person Sunday to Sunday

Trip Dates: June 28-July 5th, 2015.

Trip offer expires: Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2015. Inquire now! Email Karen or call 1-800-487-9567. 


Fine Print
Horseback Riding vacations are available for select dates only and are subject to availability. All rates are quoted in US Dollars, are based on double occupancy and are subject to all applicable taxes. Not included in any package is gratuities, beverages from the bar or GST tax. Special rates have no cash value, are nontransferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Offer available through direct phone or email with Karen only.  

Elkhorn Ranch in Arizona- Discounts for 2015 Season

Escape to sunny Arizona with these travel deals and special workshops.
Elkhorn ranch deals arizona

About 50 miles southwest of Tucson, Elkhorn Ranch is a longtime Arizona dude ranch nestled in secluded Sabino Canyon. This Arizona guest ranch offers unparalleled horseback riding and comfortable living for around 32 guests.

Extended Stay- Relax and Ride!
Enjoy two week rate that discounts your visit about 5% off of the normal weekly rate, or three week rate that drops about 12% normal from the weekly rate.

Kids Stay Kids Through High School
No charge for children 5 and under, and 45% discount for kids 6-15 & 35% discount for teens 16-18 off of normal weekly rate … Elkhorn Ranch is a great Family Vacation Destination! There’s still room at Thanksgiving, as well as some spring school holidays weeks! Give us a call to check availability!


Winter & Spring 2015 workshop weeks include the following programs at no extra charge:

  • Digital Photography & Natural History January 2016 guided by stewart aitchison & ann kramer. 
     
  • Horse Sketching – Breyer to Barnyard! February 1 - 8, 2015 led by ruthie stoner. This week is now full - Hope you’ll try next year!

For more information or to book a reservation, call at 520-822-1040. Email Mary. Visit Elkhorn Ranch's website.

 


The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch, Wyoming- Book now for the popular summer season

All-inclusive, upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park.
The Hideout Wyoming landscapes

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). This Equitrekking Top 20 Ranch offers a variety of activities for riders and non-riders, including trapshooting, archery, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours and more.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world, the owners and management are actively involved with the well-being of guests, providing the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff, horses and personal attention.

Every year The Hideout books up long before the start of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As the ranch does not plan to increase the number of guests per week, please book your vacation long ahead of the season.

Learn more. Email The Hideout or call 800-354-8637 or 307-765-2080.  

 

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Top Travel Deals!

stone horse travel in mongolia

Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia- Discount for Groups and Couples–– 10% off for 3 or more people booking together and 5% off for 2 people booking together. Return Guests get 10% off!

Return Guests- 10% off
Anyone returning to take part in another horseback riding expedition with us gets an automatic 10% discount off the current price. A $240.00 to $420.00 savings depending on the trip booked. No time limit on that, so think about it. If you liked the horse riding in Mongolia, come join us again, we’d love to have you back. And tell your friends about us.

Referrals from former Stone Horse guests- 5% off
This is for anyone who contacts us to join a horseback riding trip and was referred to us by a former Stone Horse guest. Let us know who told you about us and when they came with us and we’ll give you an automatic 5% discount off the price of a trip. A $120.00 to $210.00 savings depending on the trip booked. So, if you’ve heard about Stone Horse and the trips we do, don’t hesitate, join us in 2015.

Check out the 2015 Expedition Schedule for Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Khentii Mountains Expeditions. Stone Horse has eight different trips lined up beginning in mid June and running through mid October, from the wildflowers of summer to the brilliant colors of autumn. 

Book this trip or learn more. Contact Keith and Sabine at SKYPE: fishandnotch or Tel. +976 9592 1167. Email Stone Horse or learn more on Stone Horse's website.

c lazy u ranch president day weekend

C Lazy U Ranch, Colorado- President’s Day Weekend Reduced Rates & Special Romance Package

 C Lazy U is a family owned and operated, luxury guest ranch located in Granby. During President's Weekend, Feb 13-16, 2015 enjoy reduced holiday weekend rates of $375 per adult, $250 children 6-17 and $225 for children age 3-5; per night

Added perks include rose petals and chocolates on your bed on Valentine’s Day; Romantic “adults only” Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one; Fully supervised kids program during the day and through all adult dinners... So bring the family for a fun weekend while also getting a chance to treat the one you love to a special Valentine’s Day that he/she will never forget.

Upgrade to our Romance Package which includes-- Cuddle and Bubble – Copper Tub Soak for two with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries; 1 dozen red roses in your room for your loved one on Valentine’s Day... Call for pricing!

Contact C Lazy U today at 970-887-3344. Email C Lazy U. Visit the C Lazy U website.  

Poronui stables new zealand horse riding vacations

Poronui Luxury Horse Riding Holidays in New Zealand- The Equestrian Explorer Package

Nestled in the secluded Taharua valley, Poronui is a luxury wilderness lodge where guests may enjoy fishing, hunting and horseback riding treks with top-notch accommodations, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. From September 1st to May 31st, bring your own horse or ride one of Poronui's on the Equestrain Explorer package: three nights share twin accommodation, two nights at Poronui Lodge and one night "Glamping" at Poronui's rustic-luxe Safari Camp, two days guided trekking, gourmet meals and more! Ride horses through native beech forest, manuka scrub, pine and eucalyptus forest and open grassland. Enjoy breath taking views of the Taharua Valley, Kaimanawa and Kaweka Ranges, and Mohaka River. 

Enjoy all the comforts of home, gourmet meals and fine local wines. Go "Glamping" at Poronui's Safari Camp so you can get a taste of the early years in New Zealand - when immigrants settled in isolated wilderness beside wild rivers like the Mohaka and Taharua that run through Poronui.

Learn more by emailing Poronui or visiting Poronui's website.

Limpopo Horse Safaris

Limpopo Horse Safars- New! Fly in Directly from Johannesburg Airport 

Now guests may fly in directly from JHB to Limpopo for only $530 USD* (320 GBP) return, when Limpopo has minimum numbers, making it just a one-hour flight rather than the 6 hour road trip to reach this remote and beautiful riding vacation destination.

Join Limpopo Horse Safaris, who we filmed with for Equitrekking, in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of southeastern Botswana on a horseback safari. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations, dramatic rock formations and wonderful wildlife viewing. Guests often see lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, a multitude of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, as well as over 350 species of birds.

Learn more and request an itinerary by emailing Louise or visiting Limpopo Horse Safaris website.
* Prices are based on the GBP, meaning US pricing is subject to changes in currency conversions.
 

Rancho Los Banos travel deals

Rancho Los Banos- January 6-28 Rancho Specials

Spend sunny and warm days at the Rancho, in wintertime. Offer valid for stays between Jan 6-28. Nightly Rate of $165 per guest based on double occupancy, Four night minimum stay required, all inclusive, with weekend roundtrip shuttle from Tucson, AZ included [Weekday shuttle add $30 per guest]. Plenty of riding, hiking,scenery and nature in one of North America's most remote and scenic ranches. Experience trail and backcountry riding at its finest. On your way through some of the most beautiful country you have ever seen you will be challenged, awed, thrilled and entertained. Come to the warm winter sun of Sonora and discover a spectacular riding and hiking guest ranch!

Rancho Los Baños is a private 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch and working cattle ranch located at the foot of the Sierra Madre, the Mexican Rockies, just 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in northeast Sonora, Mexico. This adventure guest ranch was recently honored with features in Men's Journal and The Guardian for its scenic nature and pristine wilderness enveloped by some of the most unique, inspiring, diverse and spectacular desert landscapes anywhere.

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577 Emai Manuel Visit their website Rancho Los Baños on Equitrekking

Salamander Resort and Spa fox hunting packages

Salamander Resort & Spa – Foxhunting Bed & Breakfast Package

Enjoy luxurious deluxe resort accommodations and a full Hunt Country breakfast in either the relaxed setting of your room or in the resort’s restaurant, Harrimans. Your horse will be ready to ride at time requested for a full day of searching for foxes or simply enjoying the surrounding acreage.

And for your horse:
Overnight boarding in a spacious 12 x 12 stall
Turn-out
Feeding (owner supplied)
Hay (owner supplied or stable hay available)
Bedding
Stall cleaning
Night check
Usage of the arena with ThorTurf footing
Access to miles of trails through the Virginia hunt country

*Bookings required 10 days in advance.

Please call 800-651-0721 to make your reservation. For more information, email Salamander or  or visit Salamander Resort & Spa’s website

 

Last Minute Travel Deals!

Shangrila Guest Ranch Virginia

Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- 20% Off your 2015 all inclusive vacation package when booked January 11th-31st 2015!

Shangrila Guest Ranch provides all inclusive horseback riding vacation packages, hourly and day trail riding. Known for its personalized service, the guest ranch has a variety of trail riding opportunities and a down home atmosphere. With some of the most beautiful trail riding in Southern Virginia, let one of our horses be your accomplice in your escape from the fast, stressing pace of daily life. Quality horses, peaceful country setting, personal service; make for an unforgettable guest ranch experience! 

Mention "Equitrekking" to get this deal! Vacation may be for any time during the year but must be booked by the above dates to receive the special discount. Restrictions: Minimum 2 night stay and double occupancy required. Deposit is non-refundable. Vacation may be rescheduled upon 30 days prior notice to original arrival date. After that time deposit is forfeited.

Learn more by visiting Shangrila Guest Ranch's website. Emailing Shangrila Guest Ranch or calling 434-517-0888.

arizona dude ranches

Get off the grid at an Arizona Guest Ranch this Winter with these Travel Deals! 

The Arizona Dude Ranch Association offers guests a taste of the real Western lifestyle, with member ranches ranging from smaller remote properties, where riding is the main activity, to larger resort ranches with all the amenities. Check out these special experiences and travel deals at member ranches. For a full listing of deals, check out the Arizona Dude Ranch members' special offers page.

Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona

Lone Star Long Weekend no through - February 1, 2015...  Learn more and view more details.

Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona
- Cowgirl True Girlfriend Getaway Weekend Thursday March 5, 2015 - Sunday March 8, 2015
Visit the AZDRA website for more details.

Check out the full details for these deals and more great discounts on the AZDRA Specials page.

Hondoo Utah Riding Vacations Travel Deals

Hondoo Rivers & Trails, Utah- 10% discount for groups, couples, or multi-ride bookings.

You may have seen Pat Kearney of Hondoo Rivers & Trails on Equitrekking's Utah episode! She has been exploring Utah on horseback for over 30 years. Join Pat to ride in Utah’s red rock canyonlands surrounding Capitol Reef National Park! Choose from camping trails rides or inn-to-inn horseback riding vacations. 

10% discount for groups, couples, or multi-ride bookings if you mention Equitrekking.

Learn more at Hondoo's website. Email Pat or call 800-332-2696.

 

2015 Ranch & Riding Holiay Discounts

Swan Mountain Outfitters Pack Trips

Swan Mountain Outfitters, Montana- Book now to get 10% off your Montana horseback pack trip with 6+ people. 

These riding trips launch from the Swan Valley which lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Swan Mountain Outfitters offers 3, 5 and 6 day horse-pack/fishing trips into the famed Bob Marshall Wilderness (affectionately known as the “Bob”). What this means for you is you’ll experience firsthand some of the most unspoiled natural wilderness settings imaginable.

Book now to get 10% off your Montana horseback pack trip with 6+ people. Tell them you saw this on "Equitrekking" to get the discount! This is a limited time offer.

Learn more by visiting Swan Mountain Outfitters' website. Calling 406-387-4405 or Email Swan Mountain Outfitters.

great american adventures monument valley horse tour

Great American Adventures- 2015 Dates Announced, including NEW Gettysburg Civil War Horseback Adventure & Tour

“Ride Where Legends Rode” as you embark on Great American Adventures' award-winning four and five-day riding tours of the historic Old West, located at various historic sites.
2015 Dates Have Just Been Announced:
Gettysburg Civil War Horseback Adventure & Tour | Gettysburg, PA, April 2 – 9, 2015 NEW!
Comanche Moon | Palo Duro Canyon, TX, May 3 – 8, 2015 
The Great Train Robbery & Horseback Ride | Silverton, Colorado, Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2015
Billy the Kid’s Regulator Ride | Lincoln, NM, October 4-9, 2015
Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride | Tombstone, AZ, October 18 – 23, 2015
John Wayne’s Monument Valley Ride, AZ, Nov 2 – 6, 2015

Learn more on Great American Adventures website. Email Steve. Call 505-286-4585.

kindred spirits costa rica riding vacations deals

Kindred Spirits- Yoga Horse Retreats in Costa Rica!

7 Day Retreats Schedule 2015: February 22- March 1st, 2015 and March 21st- 28, 2015

$2000 per person: lodging, meals & yoga clinic with horses all included (for a private room single person a $200 suppl.)

Yoga in Harmony 2 Day 3 Night Retreat: Please ask for scheduled dates throughout the year.

$565 (for a private room single person a $150 suppl.)

If you would like to have a private Yoga Horse Retreat at different dates, please Email Kindred Spirits. Learn more on Kindred Spirits' website.

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Kindred Spirits- February 22nd to March 1st, 2015 Training Horses at Liberty Clinic in Arenal, Costa Rica

A combination of clinic and retreat, to learn, connect and transform. A process of Self Realization through the training of Horses at Liberty, creating a powerful human-horse connection. Learn the Carolyn Resnick Method Waterhole Rituals in this clinic with, Linda Salinas a certified instructor in the Carolyn Resnick method and begin a magical relationship with your horse without tack, restraint or force. You will learn how to begin your relationship at Liberty, form a lasting bind, develop mutual trust, inspire respect, encourage willingness and magnetically connect with your horse. Check out the clinic options and the early bird discount.

Learn more! Email Kindred Spirits. Learn more on Kindred Spirits' website.

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Kindred Spirits- Classical Spanish Riding and Trek Retreat in Costa Rica April 9th – 16, 2015 and July 9th – 16, 2015!

2 different dates to choose from FOR THIS ONE ON ONE experience with training & riding in Classical Spanish riding combined with a week of vacation, treks, beach & sun!

2015, a magic year for “Kindred Spirits” as we welcome Javier Breton Perez, rider from the “Spanish Royal School of Equestrian Art” to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica! Don’t miss this unique chance to further your equestrian knowledge with a true professional classical rider and trainer and enjoy the beauty and nature of Costa Rica.

2 full days of clinic with Javier Breton Perez.magine Spanish Classical riding & dressage by the beach on the Caribbean! Alta Escuela, Dressage, Doma Vaquera and Liberty Training. These are Javier Breton’s domains, that he masters with excellence. This wonderful 2 Day clinic will be followed by treks on our horses along the wild tropical beaches and into the deep tropical jungle & rainforest. 

To find out more, Email Kindred Spirits. Learn more on Kindred Spirits' website.

harris horses france travel deals

Harris Horses- Riding Holidays & Intensive Training in France from Sept- Nov and Feb- May

These riding holidays with Harris Horses are aimed at more serious riders who want to work at improving their skills as well as enjoying a relaxing break in the stunning Bordeaux wine region of South-West France. This area is one of the most famous Wine regions in the World, and people come from all over the world see the amazing Chateaux and taste the wines. Offered during February – May and September – November, when the weather is more temperate, riding consists of 2 sessions of intensive training with Johnny or Jackie Harris – approx 1 hour per session. This will be individual or shared with 1 other rider of similar ability.

Learn more by visiting Harris Horses website, emailing Jackie or calling +33(0)787864964.

Shangrila Guest Ranch Virginia

Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Cowgirls Retreat Week: Sunday, May 3– Friday, May 8th, 2015

Ladies, come join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch for a 5 night / 4 day cowgirl get-a-way! Enjoy horseback riding, wine tasting, shooting, archery, wagon ride, fishing and relaxing massage included in your all-inclusive vacation package.

Cost: $1,150/person

**Groups of 4 ladies or more: Receive 15% off per person!!**

Learn more by visiting Shangrila Guest Ranch's website. Emailing Shangrila Guest Ranch or calling 434-517-0888.

tanque verde ranch yoga horsemanship january 2015

Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona- Harmony with Horses

Tanque Verde Ranch is a ranch resort located in Tuscon, Arizona. Tanque Verde Ranch offers a unique opportunity to enhance your ranch vacation. We have created an exciting environment for our guests who are interested in advancing their knowledge and experience with horses. Families (12 years & up), friends and individuals can now customize their time here at the Ranch, creating their dream ranch vacation for reasonable rates. Harmony with Horses will provide you with extensive horsemanship skills, improved riding ability, better self understanding, and one of the most unique vacation experiences, right here on the Ranch.

$300 up to 2 people and/or $150/additional person (3 hours)

Advance reservations required. Learn more by calling (800) 234-3833 or emailing Tanque Verde or visiting Tanque Verde Ranch's website.

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Eatons' Ranch, Wyoming- Bighorn Mountains Bed and Breakfast is a Winter Getaway

Eatons’ Ranch is no longer just a summer destination. During the winter, Eatons' Bighorn Mountains Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect getaway or staycation. Spend a night or two enjoying the peace and tranquility of a winter’s day at the bottom of Wolf Creek canyon. Relax in comfortable cabins after exploring the Ranch along our numerous hiking trails. This guest ranch is also an easy drive away from snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the Bighorn National Forest.

Rates at Eatons' Bighorn Mountains B&B include lodging and breakfast the following morning. The restaurant is open for dinner for an additional charge Thursday through Saturday. Arrangements for our B&B and dining can be made Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.

Learn more about Eatons' Ranch. Call 307-655-9285 or 800-210-1049. Email Eaton's Ranch.

clew bay trail ride ireland

Clew Bay Trail Ride in Ireland- 20% discount on all trails booked before end of March 2015

The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders on quality Irish horses through the spectacular Clew Bay region along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Join a 3 or 6-day trail riding vacation through the ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Padraic. Visit the Clew Bay website. Call 00 353 98 25616. 

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Banff Trail Riders, Canadian Rockies Group Discount- Book 5 people for your 2015 Backcountry Trip before April 1st, 2015 and the 6th goes free

Experience Banff National Park by horseback! For 52 years Banff Trail Riders, formerly known as Holiday on Horseback, has been taking guests deep into the backcountry of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. Backcountry escapes take you and fellow adventurers to alpine lakes, mountain passes, glacier fed rivers, and secluded lodges or tent camps.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Banff Trail Riders or calling 800-661-8352 or 403-762-4551 or visiting Banff Trail Riders' website.

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Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona- Warm Up Ranch Days through May 16th, 2015

Tanque Verde Ranch is a ranch resort located in Tuscon, Arizona. Salas $309/night* | Casitas $349/night* | Haciendas $419/night*

This package includes use of the indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, pickle ball, sand volleyball and basketball courts. We are surrounded by 60,000 acres of the Saguaro National Park and have 645 acres of Tanque Verde Ranch land to explore as well.

Lodging with 3 hearty meals daily.
Ranch activities can be enjoyed ala carte.

*2-night minimum required. Package requires a minimum of double-occupancy, and is based on limited availability for new reservations only. Rates may vary based on room type and dates selected. Package may not be combined with any other offers or specials and may be discontinued without notice. Not applicable to groups. Additional per-person rates apply for parties with more than 2 people. Rates subject to AZ state sales tax.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Tanque Verde or visiting Tanque Verde Ranch's website.

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Spring Break 2015

Friday, March 27th to Friday, April 3rd and Monday, April 6th to Sunday, April 12th

Head up to Rankin Ranch for Spring Break 2015. You don’t have to stay the whole week…the minimum stay is just one night and you can arrive and depart on any day of the week. The supervised children’s program will be in full swing with great activities for the kids, trail rides will lead you through the lush mountain and meadow cattle country, and there will be fun entertainment each night. Also, you won’t want to miss the Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3rd! All inclusive rates of $150-$225 per person per night. This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Annual Art Week– Great Ranch Activities with Complimentary Art Lessons, May 17- 22

The ranch supplies endless art opportunities with gorgeous natural surroundings. Bring your sketchbook, watercolors, and more to capture the moment. Accomplished Bakersfield artist, Iva Fendrick, will provide daily instruction to learn new techniques. You will enjoy all of the regular ranch activities (horseback riding, swimming, hiking, etc.) with the added bonus of complimentary art lessons. All inclusive rates of $160 per person per night (double occupancy). 

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Kickoff – 15% OFF Friday, June 5th to Wednesday, June 10th

Rankin Ranch is located 2.5 hours North of LA. Start the summer off right with a great ranch vacation! There’s horseback riding, swimming, planned activities for the kids, and more. Parents and grandparents always appreciate the supervised children’s program which has planned activities for the kids throughout the day. You can relax by the pool or come along as the kids make wooden boats and race them in the creek. All of this and more at 15% off the regular season rates.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Cowgirl Weeks June 5-12, 2015 & Oct 1-6 2015

Don't come alone! — DO bring your mom, your aunt, your sister, your daughter, your best friend, your neighbor, your co-worker, but NO guys! This unforgettable stay is for ladies only.

Making friendships with other "Cowgirls" and bonding with your Sylvan Dale horse makes this adventure a top of the "bucket list" experience! Getaway is limited to 20 cowgirls — book early to secure your place. Sylvan Dale Ranch is a family owned horse and cattle ranch located 1 hour north of Denver and 15 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park, offering horse riding adventures and trophy trout fly-fishing on 3,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Learn more by emailing Sylvan Dale Ranch, calling (970) 667-3915 or Toll-free (877) 667-3999 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Cowboys Only: Blazing Saddles Dude Ranch Vacation, June 14-19, 2015 

Blaze the trail with your father, brother, grandson, or best friend! This Cowboys Only Getaway Package includes 5 nights lodging, 14 natural and hearty ranch-style meals and a variety of activities including: Riding Adventures, Team Sorting, Overnight Pack Trip, Trap Shooting, White Water Rafting, Fishing, Gymkhana, Local Brewery Tours, Nearby Golf Courses, and more!

Sylvan Dale Ranch is a family owned horse and cattle ranch located 1 hour north of Denver and 15 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park, offering horse riding adventures and trophy trout fly-fishing on 3,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Learn more by emailing Sylvan Dale Ranch, calling (970) 667-3915 or Toll-free (877) 667-3999 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

Bar W cattle drives

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Spring and Fall Cattle Drives June 6th - 13th, 2015 and September 19th-26th, 2015

“Cowboying on the Great Divide” is scheduled for this spring and fall hosted by the Bar W Guest Ranch. It’s all about horses, cattle, great country, and you! At the Bar W, we have created a cattle drive adventure that rounds out all of the experiences of a cattle round-up. Having participated in traditional cattle drives, we wanted our guests to experience the “best of” what a cattle drive offers. We’ll begin at the ranch with horsemanship lessons working with cattle, getting your seat and making sure you and your horse are a match. Then we head out to the Blackfeet reservation for the next four days to our base camp. Over this four day trip on 50,000 acres, you’ll ride as far as you can see to gather up the cattle, drive them back to the corrals, sort the mother cows and calves, brand, inoculate, and doctor the young males. You’ll feel like a real cowhand riding out for different herds – long horns one day, then cows and we may even go out for some bucking horses before heading back to the ranch. We’ll round out the week with a ride to the Canadian Boarder -smooth beautiful country along Lake Koocanusa, to Stryker Peak or Krinklehorn territories - mountainous rides with steep climbs.

Prices for Double Occupancy range from $2,295.00 to $2,820 per person depending on the room you choose. Please call the ranch (866-828-2900) and ask for more details and our suggested clothing and equipment list.

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099, emailing Bar W and see what the Cattle Drive Package includes.

Elk Mountain Ranch Colorado family reunion

Elk Mountain Ranch, Colorado- Family Reunion Ranch Special

Ride, raft, fish & hike together. Sequester yourselves from the distractions of the outside world. Build memories to last a lifetime. Offering a 10% discount to family reunion groups of 10 or more. Weeks of May 31 and August 16 – 15% discount to groups of 15 or more. Never a better time; or value. High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest, this Colorado guest ranch offers weekly ranch vacation packages for 30 pampered guests.

Book this trip or learn more by contacting Tom and Sue Murphy at 1-800-432-8812 or by emailing Tom and Sue. Visit the Elk Mountain Ranch website.

drowsy water ranch colorado

Drowsy Water Ranch, Colorado- Summer 2015 Discounted Weeks & Adult Only Dates

For over 85 years Drowsy Water Ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley in Granby, has been providing folks and families from around the world with authentic Western vacations. The 2015 season runs May 31st to Sep 19th.

Discounted Weeks for 2015:
15% discount for weekly stays for the week starting May 31st.
5% disocunt for weekly stays for the week starting June 7th
10% discount for weekly stays August 23rd and August 30th weeks.
Weeks after September 6th are 15% discount for Adults Only, groups and special events.

Learn more about Drowsy Water Ranch. Call 970-725-3456/ 800-845-2292. Email Drowsy Water Ranch.

colorado trails ranch

Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango, Colorado- Summer 2015 Discounted Weeks 

Colorado Trails Ranch is an all inclusive family vacation adventure in the San Juan Mountains just outside of Durango. 2015 dates of operation will be from June 7th to September 20th. Rates start at $2,250 per adult for the week and include all meals, accommodations, virtually all the activities and the gratuity.

A 15% discount applies to the week of June 7th, a 10% discount applies to the week of August 16th and a 20% discount is from August 30th to September 20th. These discounts apply to full week stays only.

Learn more about Colorado Trails Ranch. Call 877.711.7843 or 970.247.5055. Email Colorado Trails Ranch.

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63 Ranch, Montana- June 14-20, June 21-27, 2015 Discounted 15%

2015 dates of operation begin June 14 and extend through September 12. The first two weeks (June 14 – 20, June 21 – 27) are discounted 15%!

63 Ranch is a longtime Livingston, Montana dude ranch that borders the immense Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and rolls across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. Horses out number guests by more than 2 to 1 at horseback riding ranches like this one. You’ll admire the quality and condition of the stock at this Montana dude ranch.

Learn more about 63 Ranch. Call 888-395-5151. Email 63 Ranch.

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63 Ranch, Montana- Adult Only Weeks Announced for August and September 2015

2015 dates of operation begin June 14 and extend through September 12. 63 Ranch's last three weeks (August 23 – 29, August 30 – September 5 and September 6 – 12) are designated as Adult Only.

63 Ranch is a longtime Livingston, Montana dude ranch that borders the immense Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and rolls across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. Horses out number guests by more than 2 to 1 at horseback riding ranches like this one. You’ll admire the quality and condition of the stock at this Montana dude ranch.

Learn more about 63 Ranch. Call 888-395-5151. Email 63 Ranch.

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C Lazy U Ranch- Celebrate the 4th of July in 2015 C Lazy U Style!

 Book your stay for the week of June 28 to July 5, 2015, and experience a fantastic dude ranch summer vacation, as well as an amazing fireworks display! C Lazy U offers the complete, inclusive summer vacation experience, with luxurious lodging, gourmet food served up three times a day, a renowned children’s program, horseback riding, fishing and so many other ranch activities you won’t know how to fit them all in! Add our 4th of July celebration to the fun — which includes a parade, fireworks and a special family flag for you to hang on your cabin — and it only gets better.

To register, contact C Lazy U today at (970) 887-5901. Email C Lazy U. Visit the C Lazy U website.  

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Slowdown – 4th of July Celebration – Patriotic Activities Galore

Wednesday, July 1st to Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Join the Rankin Family tor this long weekend as they celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday at Rankin Ranch with many families making this an annual tradition. There will be patriotic activities throughout your stay getting ready for the big day. On the 4th of July you’ll wake up to red, white, and blue galore. Enjoy the morning horseback rides, but after lunch it’s time for the family style Olympic Games with the Red, White, and Blue teams. The day would not be complete without an All-American BBQ and historic pageant starring your children. Regular season rates apply. Four night stay required. This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Slowdown – New for 2015! Sunday, August 23rd to Tuesday, September 1st

Special this year Rankin Ranch has added the Summer Slowdown. Just as the kids head back to school you can enjoy the lowest rates of the season with great ranch activities. Weeknight all inclusive rates of $160 per adult per night and weekends at $190 per adult per night (double occupancy). This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango, Colorado- Horsemen's Week Aug 30 to Sept 6th, 2015

Colorado Trails Ranch is an all inclusive family vacation adventure in the San Juan Mountains just outside of Durango. Horsemen's Week is a very special week for horseback riding vacations at Colorado Trails Ranch. This time is set aside to offer personalized riding instruction for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner who has never ridden before, or have your own horses and want to improve your riding or horsemanship skills - this is the week for you to visit Colorado Trails dude ranch.

The experienced and accomplished wrangler staff at Colorado Trails Ranch has earmarked this week to show you everything you want to learn. For our novice guests, this week will rank as an adventure vacation. For the more accomplished horsemen, it will be more intense, yet still be easily rated a horseback riding vacation.

Discounted rates apply to this week. Not only will you be taking advantage of excellent personal riding instruction, but also enjoying 20% off of current regular rates.

Learn more about Colorado Trails Ranch. Call 877.711.7843 or 970.247.5055. Email Colorado Trails Ranch.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Adults Only Week August 16-22, 2015 

During the third full-week of August, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch transforms into a Adults Only Dude Ranch. Six comfortable nights lodging with 17 mouth-watering, ranch-style meals, for adults only (age 21 and older). There will be no crying over spilled milk this week!

Adults Only Week, the last full week in August is customized to especially meet the interests of adults, with adult oriented activities like wine and cheese tastings, country dance instruction, guided nature hikes, and trapshooting. Priced at $2,195.

Learn more by emailing Sylvan Dale Ranch, calling (970) 667-3915 or Toll-free (877) 667-3999 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

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C Lazy U Ranch- Women in the Rockies Sept. 20- 23, 2015

 Women in the Rockies is a wellness adventure at C Lazy U Ranch led by Duke health coaches Janet Solie, PA, MS and Trudi Kissiah, PhD with a focus on connecting your vision, values and voice combined with mindful living strategies, nature and horses. Over a year in planning, this promises to be a life-changing adventure for a small group of like-minded women. Bring your best girlfriend or sister to this retreat or make new women friends here!

C Lazy U Ranch is a luxury setting known for its location and well-trained horses. No previous riding experience is needed.

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

Rate: Value priced total is $1,650 for wellness coaching, lodging, meals and riding, service fees and taxes all inclusive. Not included are spa services, bar charges or your transportation to/from C Lazy U Ranch. Group size is limited so book your reservation early.

To register, contact C Lazy U today at (970) 887-5901. Email C Lazy U. Visit the C Lazy U website.  

Bar W Photography Week 2015

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Photography Vacation October 18-24, 2015

What do you get when you combine the splendor of Montana scenery, with majestic horses, authentic cowboys, and wildlife? The answer is a photographer’s dream vacation. The Bar W in Whitefish, Montana is offering an all inclusive package designed to be centered on photography. We are teaming up with the Triple D Game Farm to provide the perfect setting for a week of unparalleled photo opportunities. Montana's diverse terrain and wide variety of wildlife will certainly fill your photo album, but it’s more than taking pictures. This is a total package with three meals a day, lodging, horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and all photo shoots included. After a full day of riding, fishing and photography, relax with our informal cocktail hour in the lodge by the fire. Or, if you prefer, loosen up those sore muscles in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. So grab your camera and prepare to be awed.

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099, emailing Bar W and see what the Photography Package includes.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Thanksgiving Getaway- November 26-29, 2015

Three comfortable nights’ lodging and 8 ranch-style meals. This "over-the-river-and-through-the-woods" get-away is perfect for the whole family. After check-in on Thursday head to the Jessup Lodge for a complimentary beverage before sitting down to a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Fill the days with horse-drawn wagon-rides, hikes, trail rides, ranch chores, a draft horse workshops, fly-casting clinic, tour of the cattle ranching facilities, natural history and geology tours, and pond fishing. Lots to do…no pressure to do it.

Grab a cup of hot cider and allow yourself some football couch time, or snuggle in for a fireside chat with family and newly-made friends. Don’t miss the traditional showing of "The Wizard of Oz," for kids of all ages, complete with popcorn and sodas! You can have the best of both worlds — a traditional Thanksgiving with family and friends and none of the work that typically goes with it! We invite you to share our family table! The ranch is located west of Loveland, Colorado, 1 hour north of Denver and 15 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Learn more by emailing Sylvan Dale Ranch, calling (970) 667-3915 or Toll-free (877) 667-3999 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.


Various Dates Throughout 2014/ 2015

Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador- Special Value Discounts

Visit this 17th Century Luxury Eco-farm located 2 hours from Quito, Ecuador's capital city. Hacienda Zuleta has been recognized by National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler and dozens of other publications as one of the most exciting and authentic places to visit in South America.

Infants up to 3 years stay free • Children up to 12 years of age cost 50% of the rate • Extended stays (4-6 nights) 5% discount • Week stays (6 or more nights) 10% discount • Family & Friends (5-10 members) 5% discount • Groups (more than 10 members) 5% discount 

For more information or to book a reservationEmail Hacienda Zuleta. Visit Hacienda Zuleta's website.

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Castellare di Tonda- Intrepid Tuscany Riding Holiday

Castellare di Tonda Resort & Spa riding holidays in Tuscany, Italy are unique due to the quality of their horses, facilities, riding and experienced, friendly staff. Riding vacations have been designed to include a variety of landscapes; shady Mediterranean forests, rolling golden grain fields, vineyards and olive groves. Stop for a gelato while you ride through a cobblestoned medieval village. Visit ancient castle ruins in the middle of a forest still inhabited by wolves and wild boar, and enjoy taking your horse for paddle in the water of the estates own private lake.

During this week long horse riding package revitalize your spirit with a week of daily excursions horse riding in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany during the spring. Ride to San Vivaldo Monastery, Balconavisi hilltop village, Ghizzano and Pinocchio's house, Castelfalfi, an ancient cattle farm near Toiano, through the forest trails of the Carfalo national park, The Tonda estate... Enjoy seven nights accommodation; half board; picnic lunch on three days; wine with dinner; riding as per program; return shared transfers from Pisa airport, Florence airport or Castelfiorentino station (at set times); tourist tax; twice weekly apartment cleaning.

Prices for 2014 start at $1,628 USD* (1188 Euros). Learn more about the Intrepid Tuscany Riding Holiday. *Prices based on the Euro and subject to changes based on currency fluctuations.

Book this trip! Learn more about a variety of Tuscany riding holidays on the Castellare di Tonda website or by emailing Jess.

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Castellare di Tonda- Photography Workshop with Christiane Slawik

Award winning German photographer Christiane Slawik visits Castellare di Tonda for another week of intensive theoretical and practical instruction in equine photography. Step by step, Christiane shares her professional knowledge and tricks for taking amazing photographs of beautiful horses. See how a professional develops surprising images out of nothing. Get involved into the creative process of planning and preparing a perfect shot. Christiane gives you ideas, how to make each location special and how to have every single horse looking at its best.

Before photos are taken in portraits, liberty and riding, Christiane will discuss everything about each location, the horses and their individual tack or behavior. During the photoshoot, she will assist you and answer all your questions. The results of the shootings will be discussed in the group every evening at our restaurant and every participant will get copies of the shots taken throughout the day.

With her tremendous knowledge and experience, Christiane will inspire and motivate you more then you can imagine. After these workshops you’ll see horses, riders and stables from a different angle. No more snapshots! You’ll start taking photographs. Price per person: $1534 USD* (1120 Euros) *Prices based on the Euro and subject to changes based on currency fluctuations.

Book this trip! Learn more about a variety of Tuscany riding holidays on the Castellare di Tonda website or by emailing Jess.

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Rancho de los Caballeros- The Ranch Experience Package

Rancho de los Caballeros is a historic guest ranch, located about an hour away from Phoenix, situated on 20,000 acres of high Sonoran Desert. The Ranch Experience package is ideal for those who wish to pick and choose their Western activities for a more personal vacation. Package includes: Luxurious casita accommodations, Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, Ranch Credit of $120.00* per night stay, per person to be used towards activities (golf, spa, horseback riding or trap and skeet shooting) or dining. Access to all scheduled free ranch activities (tennis, nature hike or lecture, bird-watching tour, Hassayampa River Preserve tour)

Rates start at $620/night at double occupancy. Extra person, extra nights and single rates are available. Requires a 3 night minimum stay.

Package pricing does not include 7.3% tax and 15% gratuity in lieu of tipping.

*Activity allowance can only be applied to green fees with cart, scheduled horseback riding, skeet shooting, or spa service (excluding gratuities). Credit has no cash value.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Rancho de los Caballeros. Calling 800-684-5030. Visit Rancho de los Caballeros website.

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Alisal Guest Ranch Round-Up Vacations in California 

During select times of the year, the Alisal offers a special "Round-Up Vacation" Package. Golf, horseback riding on regularly scheduled two-hour rides, access to the Fitness Center and Spa, tennis and fishing are included in the regular price of the room. This package applies to only two people per room and is non-transferable.

The Round-Up Vacation Package is offered on stays of two or more consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday from September - May. It is also offered on weekends from November through March. Holiday and summer restrictions apply. Inclusive activities begin at 1:00 pm on the day of arrival and end at 12:00 noon on the day of departure. Golf carts, boats, lessons, classes and guides are not included. 

Book this trip! Learn more about what is included in this package at The Alisal Guest Ranch website. Call (800) 4-ALISAL or (805) 688-6411. Contact Reservations.

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Castle Leslie - 3 or 5 days Horse Sport Package

The Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. We welcome riders of all ability and offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides. The Equestrian Centre combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities you’d expect from one of Ireland’s best horse-riding locations. As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels.  So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie Estate is the place for you.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.
 

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Castle Leslie - 3 or 5 days Happy Hackers Equestrian Vacation Package

Happy Hackers is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure of exploring the countryside on horseback. This package involves daily estate riding. This is a 3 or a 5 day programme, 3 hours riding per day, 3 or 5 nights bed & breakfast and a 2 course meal each evening in Conor's Bar. Activity will be part of a group session.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.
 

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Castle Leslie - Learn to Ride in 5 days

For the beginners or riders who wish to improve their riding skills whilst enjoying some gentle hacks around the Estate. Each rider will receive a series of lessons culminating in a 2 hour ride around the Estate. This is a 5 day programme, 3 hours riding per day, 5 nights bed & breakfast and a 2 course meal in Conor's Bar each evening. Activity will be part of a group.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.