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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 ranch and horseback riding vacations.

Blue Sky Sage Horseback Adventures in Wyoming: All You Want for Christmas Is... a "Mustang Horse Adventure"!

Reserve either of the July 2017 Mustang Horse Adventures ride weeks by December 15 to get a free gift!
Blue Sky Sage Horseback Adventures Wyoming

Blue Sky Sage specializes in horseback riding vacations that offer qualified riders the opportunity to ride safely at faster gaits across the open range. This active riding style is a hallmark of the company, and Blue Sky Sage is one of very few companies still offering this type of vacation in the United States.

An unparalleled horseback experience in Wyoming for the advanced rider on your Christmas list - make a reservation for either of the July 2017 Mustang Horse Adventures ride weeks by December 15 and we'll send a gift package for you to put under the tree!

Mention "Equitrekking" to Bobbi during your inquiry to claim this travel deal.

Contact Bobbi by phone at 307-260-7990. Email Bobbi. Learn more about Blue Sky Sage vacations.

Rancho Las Cascadas- Choose your length of stay – Center based progressive riding adventure

Experience a unique and different ride every day.
Rancho Las Cascadas travel deal

Rancho Las Cascadas can be discovered on a central Mexican mountain plateau at 7,500 ft. bordered by three waterfalls (Las Cascadas) that give the ranch its name. Located just 90 minutes North of Mexico International Airport.

Most popular ride amongst our guests! You’ll experience a unique and different ride every day. Length of rides and levels will be decided new every day with our competent ranch staff, taking in consideration your riding levels and fitness.

Cost: USD 259* per night

Contact us today and mention "Equitrekking". Learn more on the Rancho website or by calling +52 55 18 01 01 01.

Tsylos Park Lodge- Places like this do still exist

A Wilderness Adventure Lodge for Fly Fishing, Horse Riding & Wildlife Photography trips in Beautiful BC, Canada
Tsylos Park Lodge

Our storybook “Canadian Wilderness Lodge” offers you that genuine “off the grid” wilderness experience that you crave. Whether you’re a group of friends, an adult family, or spending some romantic time with your mate, it truly offers you a wilderness hideaway far from the crowds.

Yes, there are still sweet spots like this… if you know where to look. In fact, even hardcore horse riders who have traveled the globe tell us they are amazed there is still a place like the McLean’s Tsylos Park Lodge. Just a one and half hour charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, you'll find the best Horseback Riding, dry fly fishing, or wildlife photography amidst the pristine beauty of the Canadian wilderness.

Our Lodge Horseback Riding Packages includes:

  • Flight from Vancouver to Tsylos return
  • Seven nights’ accommodations
  • All meals, one guide to eight riders, 5.5 days horse riding
  • Chilko lake boat tour, canoeing, kayaking, hiking
  • Daily cabin service
  • Wine with dinner.

A seven Night Fly Fishing Package is available as well as a seven night grizzly bear photography trip and pack trips.

If you are ready to disconnect to reconnect at Tsylos Park Lodge, check dates and availability for your trip to a little bit of paradise. Learn more by emailing Karen. Visit the Tsylos website. Call 800-487-9567 or 250-483-4368.

 

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Rancho Los Banos deals

Rancho Los Banos- Pre-Winter (Dec 2-17) and Mid-Winter (Jan 5-Feb 15) Specials

Book your December 2-17 or January 5- February 15 Rancho holiday with us and save $$ off your total rate. Five night stays or greater: $175 per night per guest based on double occupancy. Three and four night stays: $185 per night. Single occupancy add $20 per night. A 50% deposit is all that is needed to secure this great offer. Experience our terrific, mild, 70 degree, sunny daytime winter season in the Sonoran Desert. Experience true Mexican hospitality, ambiance and food and a desert environment unlike any you have ever seen. Take advantage of a great deal to stay at one of the world's best riding ranches. This is an all-inclusive, special discount package including weekend roundtrip shuttle from Tucson.

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577. Email Manuel. Visit Rancho Los Banos' website.

Rancho Chilamate

Rancho Chilamate, Nicaragua- Book before Dec. 30th, 2016 for travel in 2017 and receive a complimentary one and a half hour post ride massage

Looking for an exotic destination for your next riding adventure? Take a closer look at Nicaragua in Central America.

A long standing local horse culture and emerging tourism market makes Nicaragua a great equitrekking destination. Rancho Chilamate not only provides outstanding horse rides to the nearby beaches, they also feature a gorgeous Hacienda with 4 guest rooms for your stay.

Book your stay and ride at Rancho Chilamate before December 30th, 2016 for travel in 2017 ~ and get a complimentary one and a half hour post ride massage. Mention "Equitrekking" when making your reservation to claim this travel deal.

And you might also want to check out the new 320 acre Equestrian Community, Big Sky Ranch in the same area, featuring an exceptional collection of home sites and new Equestrian Center under construction. 

Learn more! Call 505-8849-3470. Email the ranch. Visit Gros Ventre River Ranch's website.

Gros Ventre River Ranch

Gros Ventre River Ranch Jackson Hole, Wyoming- A Horseback Riders’ paradise!

The Gros Ventre River Ranch offers its guests a chance to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Enjoy horseback riding, exclusive fishing on the river and in our stocked ponds, hiking in the Teton Mountain Range, and a cocktail and fine dining at the end of the day.

Enjoy your own log cabin with views of the Grand Tetons. While all accommodations are set amidst pines and aspen trees, it is a quick walk to our corral area, stocked ponds and main lodge. Carefully prepared meals may include prime rib, grilled chicken and trout, fresh vegetables, and homemade breads and desserts. We also take the fine dining outside for cookouts around a campfire, beside the river, or on the dusty trail.

Riders at the Gros Ventre River Ranch have access to 45,000 acres of trails in the Teton National Forest and Wilderness area. We assign each guest a horse for their stay, compatible with their riding ability and comfort level. Take advantage of a riding lesson, a leisurely photo-op ride or a more demanding advanced ride. For families, children seven or older can accompany you out on the trail while the younger ones can have a lead around the ranch property. We keep our rides to six to eight people per wrangler and divide them into various groups based on riding levels and interests. Our experienced wranglers will guide you through fields and meadows full of wildflowers, across creeks and up to ridge tops overlooking the entire Jackson Hole Valley. For the adventurous, all day rides take you into the Gros Ventre Wilderness in search for moose, big horn sheep, elk and deer.

Open June-September 2017. Call now or email to book a trip of a lifetime! 

Learn more! Call 307-733-4138. Email the ranch. Visit Gros Ventre River Ranch's website.

Gros Ventre River Ranch

Gros Ventre River Ranch Jackson Hole, Wyoming- Early Season Discounts and Flexible Short Stays for 2017

Gros Ventre River Ranch is an all-inclusive ranch that provides horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, and wildlife viewing to families, couples, and singles. Join Gros Ventre River Ranch for early season specials! Until mid-June each year, this Jackson Hole Ranch offers discounted pricing and daily rates.

During this time, beginner, intermediate and advanced horseback rides go out twice a day, and fly fishing guides offer group clinics and private lessons on our stocked fishing ponds. In addition, the ranch offers a guided hike for guests looking to discover wildflower filled meadows, ranch lookouts and more!

Take advantage of:
Flexible stays during the Early Season 3 night minimum from June 11-25, 2017. Stays begin on Sunday or Wednesday.

Gros Ventre River Ranch rates are 12% less from peak season rates during the early season. Please see the rates page for more details on this Jackson Hole lodging deal.

Learn more! Call 307-733-4138. Email the ranch. Visit Gros Ventre River Ranch's website.

Sundance

Sundance Trail Ranch, Colorado - Our off-season rates are in!

That’s right! The summer season has come to a close and our Country Inn and Ranch B&B stays are in full swing. Join us for a single night or a full week and see just how wonderful the ranch can be throughout fall and winter. The air is crisp, the aspens are turning, the fireplace is burning and our cooks are preparing some of their best comfort foods. Bring your significant other for a romantic getaway, the family for a week of mountain fun or come by yourself for a quiet, relaxing reset. We’d love to have you!

Learn more by visiting Sundance Trail Guest Ranch's website or by calling 970-224-1222 or emailing Sundance Trail Ranch

 

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Rancho Las Cascadas

Rancho Las Cascadas, Mexico- Choose your length of stay – Center based progressive riding adventure

Rancho Las Cascadas can be discovered on a central Mexican mountain plateau at 7,500 ft. bordered by three waterfalls (Las Cascadas) that give the ranch its name. Located just 90 minutes North of Mexico International Airport.

Most popular ride amongst our guests! You’ll experience a unique and different ride every day. Length of rides and levels will be decided new every day with our competent ranch staff, taking in consideration your riding levels and fitness.

Cost: USD 259* per night

Contact us today and mention "Equitrekking". Learn more on the Rancho website or by calling +52 55 18 01 01 01.

CM Ranch summer discounts deals

CM Ranch, Wyoming: 10% Discounted Weeks in 2017 and the Fall Travel Special

CM Ranch's expansive ranch lands are contiguous with the Shoshone National Forest and Fitzpatrick Wilderness, allowing for seemingly endless private riding and fishing in country of stunning, unspoiled nature. Hike to glacial lakes and top mountain vistas. Prepare yourself for the picturesque views that can soften even the most ironclad of hearts.

Here are 2017 discounted rates:
10% Discounts in 2017 when you mention "Equitrekking" for the following weeks: June 4 – 11, June 11 – 18, June 18 – 25.

And August 27 – September 3 Adult week special: 10% off: Join us for evening wine and cheese rides and a Bucking Horse Beer Crawl.

Fall Special: 5 day special: September 3 – 8, 2017. $1215.00 per person, +taxes and gratuity.

Learn more! Call 307-455-2331. Email CM Ranch or visit CM Ranch's website.

Wyoming dude ranchers association

Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association- Get the free brochure!

The Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association has member Guest and Dude Ranches that have made a commitment to quality and providing an Authentic Western Wyoming Ranch vacation. What you can expect at all of these ranches are unspoiled endless views, clean air, great genuine Western hospitality and everybody going the extra length to make sure you have a great vacation. 

Learn more or get matched with your next Wyoming Dude Ranch Vacation by visiting requesting a free brochure, by emailing Kari or call 888-896-9372. 

Home Ranch riding

Home Ranch- Discover your Colorado Winter Vacation Dream

A Peaceful Paradise, 18 miles North of Steamboat Springs with luxury cabins, gourmet food, and private cross country skiing.

When Colorado's legendary snowfalls blanket the Elk River Valley in powder, The Home Ranch transforms into a sparkling white wonderland and becomes one of the most beautiful cross-country ski resorts in Colorado ~ with some of the best Nordic skiing in the world at your doorstep, luxe rustic accommodations, and one of the West's best chefs preparing your every meal.

Stay here and ski it all: Backcountry, Classic, Skate, Steamboat, Tele - and never once get behind the wheel of a car. We'll take care of every detail. Enjoy one of the finest all-inclusive Winter vacations on planet earth. You can fly direct to Steamboat Airport (HDN) from many major markets. We'll pick you up and bring you home. 

Learn about all-inclusive vacations this winter at The Home Ranch. Join for Christmas and New Year's Vacations 2016/17 from December 20 - January 3.

Contact Home Ranch by phone at 800-688-2982 or 970-205-9049. Email Home Ranch. Learn more about Home Ranch.

Vee Bar Ranch winter rates

Vee Bar Guest Ranch- Winter & Spring Escape Package

Enjoy the Vee Bar in the fall, winter, and spring! The Vee Bar has been open for bed and breakfast since 1994, but this package allows guests to participate in more activities and meals at the ranch. The Vee Bar staff will make sure that you get the most out of your vacation while exploring the Vee Bar, the Snowy Range Mountains, and local attractions. Guests will need their own transportation to and from some of the activities off property. A three-night minimum stay is required to purchase this package. See our Escape Package Sample Schedule for activity and meal details.

Package Includes: lodging, meals, horseback riding, guided hiking/snowshoeing, evening entertainment on select nights, and two free-drink coupons (per person).
Prices: $260 per adult (18 and older), per night.
$220 per child (18 and under), per night
Free for children ages 5 and younger
See details for exclusions and inclusions.

Learn more visiting Vee Bar's website, by emailing the Vee Bar or calling 307-745-7036. 

Vee Bar Ranch winter rates

Vee Bar Guest Ranch- Ski Packages Are Back–and space is going fast!!

Stay at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Ski at Snowy Range Ski Area!

The Ski N’ Stay bed and breakfast specials are back! It is a deal you won’t be able to beat and an experience you will cherish forever! At the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, a homemade breakfast is included every day! The cabins along the banks of the Little Laramie River are the perfect place to get cozy, read a book, or play board games with other members of your party. After a day of skiing, enjoy the clear Wyoming sky and count stars from the outdoor hot tub. The John Wayne Saloon is the stage for a game of billiards, cards, or board games from our collection. For the non-skiers in your party, or for the days you don’t ski, the Medicine Bow National Forest provides miles and miles of snowshoeing and cross country ski trails. Give our office a call at 800-483-3227 to schedule your winter vacation!

See rates and details for the two-day package and three-day package.

Learn more visiting Vee Bar's website, by emailing the Vee Bar or calling 307-745-7036. 

Enchantment Equitreks Specialty Weeks Horseback riding

Enchantment Equitreks-  Add a yoga session to your ride and receive a yoga bag made from recycled feed bags

Enchantment Equitreks offers special weekends and week long clinics combining horseback riding and yoga. Join one of the following vacations.

Yoga Weekend
$1,500 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS, 3 DAYS OF YOGA AND RIDING
When you feel the need for a quick escape from the demands of a busy schedule our yoga weekend is just the place to slow life down. Every equestrian has felt the rejuvenating powers of being horseback in nature. We want to combined that healing with the grounding of yoga. Reconnect to your center with Aroma Therapy Hatha or enliven your evening with Vino and Vinyasa. With two yoga sessions daily and a creative list of classes to choose from we can build just the restorative weekend you are looking for. 

Yoga Retreat Week

$2,800 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS, 5 DAYS OF YOGA AND RIDING, 1 DAY IN SANTA FE
When you truly need to immerse yourself in the restorative powers of equine and yoga, this retreat balances your mind, nourish your body and lighten your soul. Each yoga session is hand crafted by our own Nicole Fitzgerald to suit your experience and needs. Our trail guides select each ride with your riding style and level in mind. In addition to your two yoga sessions per day we also offer a therapeutic massage and an introductory into Equi-Yoga. Essentially this week is about you and what you need to find peace and balance.

Learn more by visiting Enchantment Equitreks website, by emailng Justyn or call 575-430-7514.

The Hideout

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch, Wyoming- Advanced Riding Program – All about Riding!

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.

This program is designed for the more experienced riders who are looking for the next level of horses and more challenging riding. This type of riding consists of cattle work and trail riding at a faster pace. Participants do have to be tested at the beginning of their stay and show that they are able to control their horse in all gates and over various terrains. These programs are guided by some of our more experienced cowboys and wranglers. No matter the level of riding we do at The Hideout, we adopt a Natural Horsemanship Culture respecting our horses under all circumstances.

We adapt the speed and riding to the challenging terrain in this area. Experienced equestrians will notice immediately where one can go fast or not. They know that even the best horse will run out of breath faster at high elevations.

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

Mustang horse adventures wyoming

Blue Sky Sage Horseback Vacations- Join the Mustang Horse Adventure in Wyoming

The wild horses of Wyoming that roam free in the high desert truly epitomize our tagline; Freedom - It Leaves Hoof Prints. Leave your own hoof prints as you ride out to find the mustangs in their home ranges. For advanced skill level, physically fit riders only. The jagged Wind River mountains are the backdrop to this spectacular country. Framing the view for the Mustang Horse Adventure are glacier-covered Temple Peak and Roaring Fork mountain, both at over 13,000 feet in elevation. 

$2800.00 U.S. Per Person
July 1-7, 2017 (Saturday through Friday)
July 11-17, 2017 (Wednesday through Tuesday)
August 24-30, 2017 (Thursday through Wednesday)

Learn more! Email Bobbi Wade. Call 307.260.7990. Visit their website.

Mustang horse adventures wyoming

Blue Sky Sage Horseback Vacations, Wyoming- Guys Ride Too!

While most of our riders are women, we welcome men who join their partner or spouse, or are solo, for select weeks that will fulfill the desire for adventure, horsemanship, and camaraderie. Blue Sky Sage offers Guys Ride Too! weeks each season, for mixed groups of adult men and women or groups of friends/family who are looking for more than the typical "nose to tail" dude ranch ride. These rides are open to couples and individual men and women who prefer to be with a mixed gender riding group, and can be customized to some extent.

The schedule varies from day to day, but you can plan on breakfast between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. each morning, hitting the saddle by 9:00 and riding, with short breaks, until lunchtime. Arrival back at the horseback riding camps home base along the river is between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. just in time for cocktails and hors de' oeuvres! 

Guys Ride Too! Mixed Group Rides
$2600.00 U.S. Per Person
July 21-27, 2017 (Friday through Thursday)
September 3-9, 2017 (Sunday through Saturday) "Alumni Week" 

First reservation for the week will determine whether the ride will be for Advanced Skill Level or Novice/Intermediate Skill Level Riders.

Learn more! Email Bobbi Wade. Call 307.260.7990. Visit their website.

Mustang horse adventures wyoming

Blue Sky Sage Horseback Vacations- Girls Ride Out in Wyoming

Better than "girls' night out"! Join a group of like-minded "cowgirls of the sage" to eat, drink, laugh and RIDE! You can live out your Cowgirl dreams at this adult horse camp for women with Blue Sky Sage, as you swing into an easy lope across the wide-open spaces of Wyoming. This horseback trail riding week is very Horse-oriented, with lots of "saddle time", no set daily schedule or regimen, and plenty of time to truly rest. 

$2600.00 U.S. Per Person
June 21-27, 2017 (Wednesday through Tuesday) Novice/Intermediate Skill Level Riders
August 4-10, 2017 (Friday through Thursday)
August 14-20, 2017 (Monday through Sunday)

First reservation for each week will determine whether the ride will be for Advanced Skill Level or Novice/Intermediate Skill Level Riders.

Learn more! Email Bobbi Wade. Call 307.260.7990. Visit their website.

Tsylos Park Lodge

Tsylos Park Lodge –Places like this do still exist

Our storybook “Canadian Wilderness Lodge” offers you that genuine “off the grid” wilderness experience that you crave. Whether you’re a group of friends, an adult family, or spending some romantic time with your mate, it truly offers you a wilderness hideaway far from the crowds.

Yes, there are still sweet spots like this… if you know where to look. In fact, even hardcore horse riders who have traveled the globe tell us they are amazed there is still a place like the McLean’s Tsylos Park Lodge. Just a one and half hour charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, you'll find the best Horseback Riding, dry fly fishing, or wildlife photography amidst the pristine beauty of the Canadian wilderness.

Our Lodge Horseback Riding Packages includes:

  • Flight from Vancouver to Tsylos return
  • Seven nights’ accommodations
  • All meals, one guide to eight riders, 5.5 days horse riding
  • Chilko lake boat tour, canoeing, kayaking, hiking
  • Daily cabin service
  • Wine with dinner.

A seven Night Fly Fishing Package is available as well as a seven night grizzly bear photography trip and pack trips.

If you are ready to disconnect to reconnect at Tsylos Park Lodge, check dates and availability for your trip to a little bit of paradise. Learn more by emailing Karen. Visit the Tsylos website. Call 800-487-9567 or 250-483-4368.

Banff Trail Riders

Banff Trail Riders- Mention "Equitrekking" when you book a Banff Trail Riders 2017 backcountry trip and get 10% OFF!

Banff Trail Riders offers backcountry trips in the spectacular Rocky Mountains from 2 - 6 days in duration staying in lodges or wilderness campsites. In fact, they've been helping travellers into the wilderness on horseback since 1962 and led the Equitrekking team on a pack trip for their Emmy-winning PBS TV show. Mention "Equitrekking" when you book a Banff Trail Riders 2017 backcountry trip and get 10% OFF!

This discount means even more, because right now Canadian exchange rates are so favorable to US travelers. 

Learn more! Email Banff Trail Riders. Call 800-661-8352 or 403-762-4551. Visit their website.

Lone Mountain Ranch

Lone Mountain Ranch- Skier's Getaway Package 

Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy a quiet ski escape at Lone Mountain Ranch this winter. Keep it simple and recharge your battery for a night with our bed and breakfast getaway or extend your stay with our all-inclusive skier's package. Enjoy authentic lodging, a night by the fire, fine dining, and over 85 kilometers of Nordic trails. Valid Sundays through Wednesdays until April 3, 2017

Mid-week B&B packages starting at $189 per couple.

Learn more! Call 800-514-4644 or 406-995-4644. Email Lone Mountain Ranch. Visit Lone Mountain Ranch's website.

Lone Mountain Ranch

Lone Mountain Ranch- Big Sky B&B Package

The Big Sky Bed & Breakfast includes lodging and breakfast for two, allowing you the freedom to plan the rest of your day exactly how you'd like it. Take advantage of every aspect of the ranch, from our expert guides to our full-service restaurant and saloon, venture into Yellowstone National Park for guided backcountry touring, or be the first up the tram at Big Sky Resort.

Weekend B&B packages starting at $249 per night for two.

Learn more! Call 800-514-4644 or 406-995-4644. Email Lone Mountain Ranch. Visit Lone Mountain Ranch's website.

Western Pleasure dude ranch spa

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch- Mountain-to-Lake-Spa-Package

Enjoy all the amenities of a year round, full service guest ranch and experience the pride of 60 years of ranching and the heritage of five generations at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Idaho's Northern Panhandle, near Sandpoint. This riding and spa package includes:

Five nights lodging at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
A day at The Spa at Seasons in Sandpoint
Three mouth watering meals a day
Horseback riding
Dinner cruise on Lake Pend Orielle
Access to boutique shopping
Pristine views and relaxation.
You will find that the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and the Spa at Seasons will provide the perfect atmosphere to reconnect with old friends and to create lasting memories.

THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE FIVE-NIGHT PACKAGE IS A VALUE AT $1525.00 PER PERSON PLUS TAX.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Janice. Visit Western Pleasure's website. Call (208) 263-9066. 

Western Pleasure dude ranch ski

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch- Log Cabin Getaway with Skiing

Ever wanted to ski down remote hills and perfectly groomed runs in the secluded wilderness and then, at the end of the day, return to a warm cabin and sit in front of a crackling fire? With our Schweitzer Ski Vacation package, you can do all of that and more. Start out your trip with a hearty country gourmet breakfast in the Grand Lodge and then travel a few miles to Schweitzer Ski Resort, North Idaho, Sandpoint’s premier ski facility.

After a long day of skiing, return to Western Pleasure Guest Ranch for warmth beside a crackling fire inside your secluded cabin. This all inclusive ski package includes two nights lodging for two in one of our cozy, log cabins, one day of skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride for two, and a hearty ranch breakfast served in the main lodge two mornings.

$535.00/Couple (plus taxes)

If this sounds like so much fun you would like stay longer then just add $225.00 per day to the package and you will receive an extra night lodging and an extra day of skiing for two.

If you don’t have time for a two-day ski vacation, you can always opt for our one-day ski vacation option. The one-night, all inclusive ski vacation package includes everything offered in the two-night package above, but with a one-night stay. The one night option is available Sunday through Thursday.

$385.00/Couple (plus taxes)

Packages not available December 20th – January 1st

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Janice. Visit Western Pleasure's website. Call (208) 263-9066. 

clew bay trail ride ireland

Clew Bay Trail Ride in Ireland- Ride the Wild Atlantic Way! 20% discount on all vacations booked before January 31, 2017

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 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.

Mention "Equitrekking" and get 20% off on all vacations booked before Jan 31, 2017.

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

C Lazy U winter travel deals

C Lazy U, Colorado- Post Holiday Rate Special Jan 1- 8, 2017

Located in Granby, Colorado, C Lazy U Ranch has something for everyone. Extend your holiday stay at C Lazy U with this Post-Holiday Rate Special! You’ll still enjoy luxury lodging, gourmet food and most ranch activities, as well as a modified kids program. Or, treat yourself to a post-holiday vacation before you have to go back to work and school. Either way, you’ll save on a winter holiday that DudeRanch.com ranked as the BEST Dude Ranch to Visit in Winter!

DATES: January 1-8, 2017
RATES: $395 adults, $275 kids age 3-17; per person per night
Includes a modified Kids Program: eat meals as a family, counselors supervise kids between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner
2-night minimum stay

Learn more! Call 970-887-3344. Visit C Lazy U's website. Email C Lazy U.

C Lazy U winter travel deals

C Lazy U, Colorado- Martin Luther King Weekend January 13- 16, 2017

Located in Granby, Colorado, C Lazy U Ranch has something for everyone. Enjoy the long Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and escape to C Lazy U for some adventure and fun with the kids!

DATES: January 13 – 16, 2017
RATES: $355 for adults, $175 for children age 3-17; per person per night
2 night minimum

Enjoy our inclusive package that includes three gourmet meals each day, most activities on ranch and cozy accommodations in our newly renovated cabins. All meals and activities are done as a family so it’s a great way to escape and spend some time with your kids.

Learn more! Call 970-887-3344. Visit C Lazy U's website. Email C Lazy U.

Shangrila Guest Ranch Virginia

Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Three-Day Backcountry Pack Trips

Trail ride and camp out with horses for two nights on our back country pack trip adventure! Enjoy a hands on primitive camping trip through the backcountry of Virginia. Get to know your horse as you ride for 3 days, learn about responsible horse packing practices, outdoor cooking, wildlife and plant life. Relax under the stars just like the cowboys!

This is a very primitive, high adventure pack trip. Ride all day out to a cabin and camp your first night in canvas “glamping” tents or bring your own tent. Get a real old west feeling by learning to cook by an open campfire. Sit out under the stars and get to know your wranglers and fellow campers, away from technology. On your second day, wake up to authentic cowboy coffee, learn to tack up your horse, pack a lunch and ride out to your second secluded primitive camping spot. Cook dinner by a chuck wagon, just like explorers of the old west! Ride back to Shangrila Guest Ranch the afternoon of your third day and go home to tell your friends about the incredible, authentic backcountry experience that you had!

*Please not that this is a primitive camping experience and amenities will be limited. Partcipants 18 and over only. Price $195 per person per night. See details.

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

stone horse travel in mongolia

Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia- 2017 Mongolia Horse Riding Tours Schedule – Plan your Vacation now!

Ride in Mongolia! The 2017 Mongolia Horse Riding Tours with Stone Horse Expeditions will include five 10 Day Gorkhi Terelj National Park Rides between June and September, and the shorter Autumn Horse Trek (8 Days) in October. And, think about our Naadam special if you want to come during that time of season.

The Khentii Wilderness Expeditions of 12 and 14 days will be in August and early September. The special wilderness conservation holiday, the trip for responsible travelers who want to actively help with wilderness preservation, is planned again for early August.

Gorkhi Terelj National Park Riding Tours – 10 Days from June 15 – 24, July 01 – 10 (with Naadam Special), July 16 – 25, August 18 – 27, September 21 – 30

Gorkhi Terelj National Park Autumn Horse Trek – 8 Days from October 08 – 15

Khentii Mountains Wilderness Horseback Expeditions – 14 Days from September 02 – 15

Wilderness Conservation Adventure, Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area – 12 Days from August 01 – 12

Learn more at Stone Horse's website. Email Sabine.

Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek- Montana Romance Retreat & Memorial Day Escape 

Book a 3-night stay between now and November 22, 2016 and receive $900 in additional value

Enjoy outdoor activities such as fly fishing, horseback riding or yoga and take in spectacular panoramic views from private mountain summits. Your exceptional farm-to-table culinary experiences will be highlighted by a special gathering with a Ranch chef. Relax in your rustic, yet elegant accommodation which is complemented by the serenity of the Granite Spa and sublime Big Sky grandeur just outside your door. Learn more.

Learn more! Email The Ranch at Rock Creek. Call 877-786-1545. Visit their website.

Arizona Dude Ranch Association

Arizona Dude Ranch Association- Special Upcoming Offers at Arizona Ranches, where you can ride year round

Ride year round in Saguaro-studded deserts, tall pine forests, or open mountain meadows. Come experience the beauty and history of the Old West with an Arizona dude ranch vacation!

Arizona dude ranches offer a variety of specials over the winter and spring, a great time to visit Arizona and soak in the sun! Here is a sampling. To see a full list, visit their AZDRA website.    

White Stallion Ranch-  Special from now through Dec 15, 2016
It's not too soon to start planning a getaway before the winter holidays take over your life. With these great prices, space will go quickly. Take a look at these super 4 and 7-night packages. Lodging, all meals, ranch activities, use of all amenities, and courtesy airort transfers are included. Depending on your choice of dates, some of the highlights might include a steak cookout, breakfast ride, all day ride into Saguaro National Park, a hayride to a cookout lunch, guided hikes, an exhibition ranch rodeo, and a variety of evening programs.
Join us in this relaxing, stress-free, desert oasis! No worries about what to do, where to eat, or what to wear. It's blue jean country and attire is always casual. Shed those winter blahs and enjoy some beautiful horsebck riding, delicious food, and delightful camaraderie. It's the perfect fix to brace yourself for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Four Nights:
Double - $720 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Single - $784 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Deluxe Single - $1,056 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Third person in a room - $432 tax and 15% service charge
Seven Nights:
Double - $1,197 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Single - $1,305 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Deluxe Sungle - $1,758 per person + tax and 15% service charge
Third person in a room - $726 + tax and 15% service charge             

Learn more, request a free brochure or get help in picking a ranch by emailing the Arizona Dude Ranchers Association. Visit the site for more specials.

Hideout Ranch, Arizona
Wanting to battle the back-to-school doldrums? We can arm you with bright blue sunshine. Hoping to enjoy someone else’s cooking on Thanksgiving? Sit back and relax as a traditional holiday dinner fills the Red Dog with mouth-watering aromas. Thinking to pop a cork and welcome 2017 somewhere completely different? We’ll pour you a glass...

Come Hideout… on horseback with us November 19-30 (including Thanksgiving), and December 26-January 1 at a special 30% discount for a minimum three night stay:
$385 per night – double occupancy
$210 per night – single occupancy

Learn more, request a free brochure or get help in picking a ranch by emailing the Arizona Dude Ranchers Association. Visit the site for more specials.

Circle Z Ranch

Circle Z Ranch, Arizona- Holiday Special: now through December 18, 2016

20% off our published rates! from Sunday to Sunday stay: $1,662 and Sunday to Thursday stay: $1,109.

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating vacation before the busyness of the holidays. Trail riding in the spectacular Arizona desert will clear your mind, while the home grown Circle Z hospitality will ensure all your needs are met. This special is ideal for singles and families, and includes our scenic and fun trail rides, fabulous meals, exquisite lodging and plenty of time to enjoy family and friends. We challenge you not to relax!

*Prices include tax and service charge
*Prices per person for a standard room. Rates are different for cottages and suites.
*No other discounts apply.
*This discount does not apply to the horsemanship clinic.

Circle Z is a historic guest ranch in scenic Southern Arizona, offering phenomenal horseback riding on well trained horses over hundreds of miles of trails.

Learn more or make a reservation by calling 888-854-2525. Visit Circle Z Ranch's website. Email Circle Z Ranch.

Circle Z Ranch

Circle Z Ranch, Arizona- New Years Special: January 4-January 15, 2017

215% off our published rates! from Sunday to Sunday Stay: $1,765 and Wednesday to Sunday Stay: $1,178

Take in the beauty and peacefulness of the Southern Arizona desert during the winter months. This is our quietest time of the guest season, so take advantage of this special! Ideal for fully enjoying all the amenities we offer, including scenic and exciting trail rides, fabulous meals, exquisite lodging and ample space for enjoying time with family and friends.

*Prices include tax and service charge
*Prices per person for a standard room. Rates are different for cottages and suites.
*No other discounts apply.

Circle Z is a historic guest ranch in scenic Southern Arizona, offering phenomenal horseback riding on well trained horses over hundreds of miles of trails.

Learn more or make a reservation by calling 888-854-2525. Visit Circle Z Ranch's website. Email Circle Z Ranch.

Circle Z Ranch

Circle Z Ranch, Arizona- Adults only Special: January 29-February 12, 2017

10% off our published rates! from Sunday to Sunday Stay: $1,869 and Sunday to Thursday Stay: $1,248.

Pack your finest western wear and join us for a special time where we celebrate our grown-up guests. This adults only special is ideal for guests traveling solo, with friends, or as couples. We guarantee a quiet and relaxing time. We plan your week, you plan your attire!

*Prices include tax and service charge.
*Prices per person for a standard room. Rates are different for cottages and suites.
*No other discounts apply.

Circle Z is a historic guest ranch in scenic Southern Arizona, offering phenomenal horseback riding on well trained horses over hundreds of miles of trails.

Learn more or make a reservation by calling 888-854-2525. Visit Circle Z Ranch's website. Email Circle Z Ranch.

Circle Z Ranch

Circle Z Ranch, Arizona- End of Season Old Hand Week: April 30-May 7, 2017

15% off our published rates! from Sunday to Sunday Stay: $1,765 and Sunday to Thursday Stay: $1,178.

During this very special week, we celebrate all of our old hands, many who have been loyal to our ranch for decades! But no matter if you have been coming for 30 years or for 1 year, please join us for this well planned week. We will include a rodeo at our new Z Bar property, a Cinco De Mayo party complete with Mariachi’s, plus a Saturday afternoon at the Sonoita Horse Races! Break out your finest for an eventful week at the historic Circle Z!

*Prices include tax and service charge.
*Prices per person for a standard room. Rates are different for cottages and suites.
*No other discounts apply.

Circle Z is a historic guest ranch in scenic Southern Arizona, offering phenomenal horseback riding on well trained horses over hundreds of miles of trails.

Learn more or make a reservation by calling 888-854-2525. Visit Circle Z Ranch's website. Email Circle Z Ranch.

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch deals

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch- Trail Riding, Western Adventure, History and Unforgettable Scenery

Join Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch for a riding vacation and enjoy scenic beauty in the mountains of the breathtaking, untouched Gila National Forest in SW New Mexico. See the land Geronimo was born and grew up in. Discover 1,000 year old Mimbres cliff dwellings and pictographs. From atop your well-trained horse watch abundant herds of elk, as well as mule deer, and javelina. Come enjoy the warm hospitality, delicious food and extraordinary peacefulness the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch offers. Open March through mid-November.

Learn more or make a reservation by emailing Meris or calling (575)-772-5157; or visit Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch's website.

Elkhorn Ranch travel deals

Elkhorn Ranch, Arizona- Kids Stay Free Through High School & Special Workshop Weeks

An Elkhorn Ranch, vacation is a relaxing adventure ... Park your car, lose your keys in the bottom of your bags, and let friendly capable horses, grand and intimately beautiful country and the simple joy of time with good friends fill your day. You’ll enjoy half and all-day rides, tailored to your experience and interests, comfortable living in Elkhorn’s cabins amidst curious Sonoran vegetation and birds, hearty healthy good, and camaraderie.

2016 & 2017 Season Specials
Season Dates: Sunday, November 13, 2016 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Extended Stay Relax & 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

Winter Quiet November 27 - December 18, 2016
Enjoy a quiet week amidst the holiday season and a 5% discount off of the normal weekly rate.

Extended New Year's Special - January 2 - 8, 2017
Ride into the New Year! Special pricing for this 6 night week ($1380 adult, $775 kids 6-15, $926 kids 16-18, $1278 additional adult).

Workshop Weeks
Add creative flair and camaraderie to your week, at no extra charge

• Strings and Spoons Music Week - January 8 - 15, 2017
• Photo and Natural History Week - January 22 - 29, 2017
• Friends of Western Art Week - April 2 - 9, 2017

Learn more by visiting Elkhorn Ranch's website. Call 520-822-1040. Email Mary.

White Stallion Ranch Arizona Travel Deals

White Stallion Ranch, Arizona- December Travel Deal! Now to Thursday, Dec 15th, 2016

How about a little present to yourself? It’s not too soon to start planning for December! With these great rates, space will go quickly. Rates include lodging, all meals, horseback riding (except Sunday), airport transfers from the Tucson International Airport, and use of the ranch facilities. Depending on your choice of dates, a few of the highlights will be a steak cookout, breakfast ride, all-day ride in the Saguaro National Monument, our signature Indian Oven dinner, guided nature hike, a rodeo exhibition, and a variety of evening programs.

Four Nights – Five Days
Double: $720.00/person * ($180.0/extra nights)
Single: $784.00/person * ($196.00/extra nights)
Deluxe Single: $1.056.00/person * ($264.00/extra nights)
Third Person in Room: $432.00/person ($108 extra nights)

Seven Nights – Eight Days
Double: $1,197.00/person * ($171.00/extra nights)
Single: $1,305.00/person * ($186.43/extra nights)
Deluxe Single: $1,758.00/person * ($251.15/extra nights)
Third Person in Room: $726.00/person ($103.72 extra nights)

*rates are subject to 8.1% tax and 15% service charge

Escape to a stress free, save haven for a few days. No worry about what to do, where to eat, or what to wear. It’s blue jean country, and the attire is casual. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking and rock climbing, delicious food, and delightful camaraderie. It’s the perfect fix to gear up for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

To book your vacation, contact White Stallion Ranch or call 520.297.0252 and in the USA 888.977.2624.

White Stallion Ranch Arizona Travel Deals

White Stallion Ranch, Arizona- New Year’s Resolution Special

Here’s One New Year’s Resolution You’ll Want To Keep . . .

White Stallion Ranch New Year’s Resolution Special Monday, January 2, - Friday, January 6, 2017 

If a riding vacation is on your bucket list, this is it. It’s never been more affordable. Make the most of winter in Arizona while experiencing a riding adventure with plenty of relaxation. This four night package includes lodging, all meals, horseback riding, ranch activities and airport transfers from Tucson.

There will be a breakfast ride Tuesday morning, a lunch cookout Wednesday with our hay wagon as your transportation, plus lots of specialty rides like Wine and Cheese, all-day and half-day rides as well as team penning. In addition there will be many daily scenic desert and mountain rides. Guided hikes are available every morning plus we have rock climbing for an additional fee. Evening entertainment varies, but we will make sure we have country/western line dancing and a cowboy singer around the bonfire.

Cost: $720 per person sharing a double or $784 single for four nights. Tax and 15% service will be added.     

To book your vacation, contact White Stallion Ranch or call 520.297.0252 and in the USA 888.977.2624.

White Stallion Ranch Arizona Travel Deals

White Stallion Ranch, Arizona- The Art of Dutch Oven Cooking

There is a science to this ancient cooking method and with a little help you will be cooking like Lewis and Clark! Join us from Monday, Jan 2 to Friday Jan 6th, 2017.

Whether you are a hiker, camper, fisherman, hunter or backyard enthusiast this is the perfect workshop for you. Have you ever wished you could put together your outdoor meals in a Dutch Oven, but had no idea where to begin? As part of this class, the White Stallion Ranch provides each guest with a Dutch Oven to keep.

Dave Lookingbill provides your education from start to finish. You will be guided through seasoning your Dutch Oven, cooking breakfast, lunch, dinner and a dessert during your four night stay. A special wine tasting evening will help you pair the best vino to your meal. There will be some class work and lots of hands-on experiences.

Dave was born and raised on rural Idaho farmland, where his mother instilled a love of good food and slow cooking in all of her children. Dave’s life as a wrangler and farrier covered most of the American West when he found himself at Saguaro Lake Ranch, in Mesa, Arizona 40 years ago. It was there he found a big, old Dutch Oven and began experimenting with traditional recipes. Dave was soon catering Western events as a featured cook, and today his friends will tell you there’s nothing he can’t make in a Dutch Oven. . . .

Our cooking workshop leaves plenty of time to enjoy the many amenities of the ranch including some amazing trail rides. The ranch offers a heated pool, fitness center, recreation room and guided hikes. Your tuition includes a margarita welcome party to meet the chef, lodging, all meals, ranch activities, horseback riding, airport transfers from Tucson, the Dutch Oven classes, tax and service charge.

Cost: $1,025/person based on double occupancy, Single $1,275.00 inclusive. Prices include tax and service charge.

To book your vacation, contact White Stallion Ranch or call 520.297.0252 and in the USA 888.977.2624.

Bar W guest ranch deals

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Western Cattle Drive Adventure

Retreat to the beautiful Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Northwest Montana a cattle drive adventure vacation. 

2017 Dates: June 3 – 10, 2017 and September 23 – 30, 2017

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’ll head out for four days and three nights to our base camp located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. You’ll ride as far as the eye can see over thousands of acres of Indian Territory. You’ll gather cattle, driving them over the open prairie and to the corrals to brand calves and care for the herd. You’ll feel like a real cowhand riding out long horns, cows, bulls, and possibly even bucking horses.

After returning to the Ranch from the cattle drive, relax in the hot tub or by the fire, then enjoy a homemade dinner you will not forget. The next day, adventure to the Canadian border for one last all-day ride and enjoy the lush, open meadows of Swisher Lake.

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099 or toll free at 866-828-2900 and emailing Bar W. Visit Bar W's website.

Bar W guest ranch deals

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Adults Only Dude Ranch Weeks for 2017

Please come and join us for a week of fun for the Bar W Ranch Adults Only Week. Singles, couples and parents alike are invited to unwind for a 6 night getaway.  Immerse yourself in nature while exploring Montana’s spectacular and diverse scenery by horseback. Relax, have fun, and let your stress evaporate into the fresh mountain air. Explore the mountainous terrain surrounding the Ranch and open meadows of Swisher Lake. Guests can saddle up and enjoy thousands of acres of Montana wilderness on horseback or enjoy arena activities including barrel racing, cow sorting, or horsemanship lessons. Your biggest daily dilemma will be choosing between the fantastic trail riding, working on horsemanship skills, or relaxing in the fresh Montana air.

If you’d like to spend some time out of the saddle we offer skeet shooting, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing lessons, archery, campfires, wagon rides, and more. Relax by the cozy fire or loosen up in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. Join us for a beautiful riding vacation at our The Bar W and prepare for lasting memories.

2017 Dates: May 28 – June 3, 2017, September 17 – 23, 2017 and October 8 – 14, 2017

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099 or toll free at 866-828-2900 and emailing Bar W. Visit Bar W's website.

Bar W guest ranch deals

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Photography Retreats. Sign up now for October 2017.

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.

Escape to the Bar W on Spencer Lake, in the fall, for a photography vacation of a lifetime. Catering to amateurs and professional photographers, the Bar W is offering an all inclusive 6-night photography week package – complete with a professional instructor.

This full week of unparalleled photo opportunities, both on and off the Ranch. This is your chance to photograph the splendor and beauty of Montana nature, as well as the wildlife provided by the Triple D Game Farm. Triple D’s facilities include over 120 exotic animals, typically including mountain lions, grizzly bears, wolves, and a variety of young cats. The week also includes a herd of running horses, cowboys and cowgirls in full regalia, fly fishing scenes, action shots, and incredible landscape photo opportunities.

2017: October 21 – 28, 2017

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099 or toll free at 866-828-2900 and emailing Bar W. Visit Bar W's website.

Siwash Lake Ranch Fall Vacations

Siwash Lake Ranch- Luxury Resort in the Heartland of British Columbia

Siwash Lake Ranch in British Columbia’s rugged is a haven for couples seeking the perfect blend of romance, relaxation and adventure. During the All-inclusive "Luxury Equine Experience, explore 80,000 acres of open range with professional guides—real Canadian cowboys and cow girls—and satisfy your desire for adventure.

Learn more on Siwash Lake Ranch's website. Call 250-395-6541 or Email Siwash Lake Ranch.

New Mexico Horse Adventures

New Mexico Horse Adventures- Wild Horse Rides

Experience a rare opportunity to ride out among real wild horses and watch them in their natural habitat. This is not a ride out to a sanctuary, but a ride out to a real herd of truly wild horses in the rugged New Mexico landscape.

Your guide, Steve Simmons, has been tracking and photographing wild horses from horseback for many years (link to article) and his articles and images have been published numerous times. This group has been there for generations, and are truly experiencing the life of a wild horse. You may see stallions with their mares and foals, and groups of bachelor stallions scattered around the landscape. Rarely, but occasionally, you may see a battle between band leading stallion and a young upstart challenging the old stallion for his family.

These rides are only for experienced riders who can independently handle a horse in a rugged landscape under challenging conditions. There are not nose to tail rides. You can bring your own horse, or ride one of Steve’s experienced Morgans. Learn more about this ride and riding with Steve in Photographing the Free Roaming Horse and Morgan Horses for Trail Riding.

For more info call 505-301-0917 or go to New Mexico Horse Adventures or e-mail Steve.

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

Marble Mountain Ranch discounts

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch, California- Active Military and Police Officers Discount

This Northern California guest ranch in Somes Bar offers primary family members of Peace Officers and Active Military a 10% discount from regular pricing on any of the ranch's offerings. Pick from your choice of Guest Ranch Vacations inlcuding the prime season saddle / paddle vacations, shoulder season short stays, or even Fall season stealhead fly fishing packages.

"We appreciate the service you offer, and wish to give back as we are able. If you are a wounded vet, you may call us privately about a personalized pricing program (1-800-552-6284)!"

Learn more about Marble Mountain Ranch. Emal Marble Mountain Ranch.

Cherokee Park Ranch

Cherokee Park Ranch, Colorado- Book all-inclusive during our "Low Season" and receive 15% off of your rates!

Book your all inclusive stay at Cherokee Park Ranch during our "Low Season" dates and receive 15% Off of your rates!

Cherokee Park ranch is an all-inclusive, family-friendly guest ranch located in the Rocky Mountains in Livermore, Colorado. Owning over 120 horses, most of which were born & raised right here, we have a horse for every shape, size, & ability. Come spend a week with us in one of our rustic cabins or historic lodge accommodations! You will eat incredible food, explore the Rocky Mountains horseback, square dance, fish, rodeo, learn how to rope, take a hay ride, skeet shoot, river raft, relax, swim, chase some cattle, sight see, mountain bike, treat yourself with a massage, learn to paint, create lasting memories, and so much more!

Our Early Season begins May 28th and runs until June 18th. During this time we offer ALL of our fantastic activities & our kids program at a 15% discount from our High Season (discounted rates shown below). We operate on a Saturday to Saturday basis.

Rates:
Adults $1785 (7 Nights)
6-12 year olds $1360 (7 Nights)
2-5 year olds $977 (7 Nights)
Under 2 years No Charge
Details:
Rates include lodging, all meals, and all other activities.
The only extra charges are Colorado Sales tax (4.65% ) and a staff gratuity (15%).
The River Rafting ($60) and Boat Trip ($30) are optional activities you may choose to participate in.

Learn more by emailing Cherokee Park Ranch, calling 970-493-6522 or visiting Cherokee Park Ranch's website.

Elk Mountain Adult Week

Elk Mountain Ranch, Colorado- Special Deals for the Week of August 27, 2017

High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest, this Colorado guest ranch offers weekly ranch vacation packages for 30 pampered guests.

Week of August 27, 2017 10% discount off our already off-season rates. Sunday to Sunday stay inclusive of meals, lodging and activities for only $1795 per person.

Week of August 27, 2017 4 night stay inclusive of meals, lodging and activities for $1140 per person.

Learn more! Email Elk Mountain Ranch. Call 800-432-8812. Visit their website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Cowgirl Roundup - Ladies Only Getaway - June 4-9, 2017 & October 5-10, 2017

Sylvan Dale Ranch is a family owned horse and cattle ranch, offering horse riding adventures and trophy trout fly-fishing on 3,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Bring your mom, your best friend, your daughter, or your sister for an unforgettable stay! Making friendships with other “Cowgirls” and bonding with your Sylvan Dale horse puts this experience at the top of the list. Take advantage of ability-level riding instruction from our wranglers. You'll then be able to use the skills you've learned on adventure rides, team penning, the High Stakes Poker Ride, and the Overnight Pack Trip (summer only).
But… don’t think that you have to be an experienced rider to enjoy a great horse experience. Our riding program speaks to all ability levels and we will partner you with just the right mount.

We appreciate the need to gear down from busy and complicated lifestyles. Therefore, cowgirl relaxation is high on the list. Relax and reflect with a quiet walk along the river or head down to Cottonwood Gulch and get lost in the pages of your favorite book. Sign up for yoga or a massage followed by listening to the river flow. (Massage would be an add-on)

Learn more by emailing Karen, calling (970) 667-3915 ext. 11 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Great Grownup Getaway- August 13-19, 2017 & September 17-22, 2017

Sylvan Dale Ranch is a family owned horse and cattle ranch, offering horse riding adventures and trophy trout fly-fishing on 3,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills. The ranch's Western lifestyle has a way of slowing you down and gearing you up for a relaxing and fun-filled getaway during this kid-free week. Customized to especially meet the interests of adults, Sylvan Dale offers adult oriented activities like wine and cheese tastings, country dance instruction, guided nature hikes, and trap shooting.

Corrientes will be on hand for team-penning, and you won't want to stop once you try your hand at roping! The ranch will gear down the pace for adult only week so you can give yourself permission to escape to Cottonwood Gulch, or the Book Nook and lose yourself in the pages of your favorite book, or drift off for a nap, lulled by the soothing sounds of the river.
Here's your chance to follow through with that New Year's Resolution to care-take yourself and your relationships — western style! You deserve it!

Learn more by emailing Karen, calling (970) 667-3915 ext. 11 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Native American Week - July 16-22, 2017

Sylvan Dale Ranch is a family owned horse and cattle ranch, offering horse riding adventures and trophy trout fly-fishing on 3,200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills. The ranch welcomes you to join for a trip back in time! Gray Wolf, Shines and/or other historians transform part of the ranch into an authentic, historically accurate Cheyenne camp from the mid-1800s, complete with tipis, buffalo hides, tomahawks, saddles, rifles, buckskin and rawhide, old-time beadwork and much more!

Sylvan Dale's regular Dude Ranch program will still be in operation, with the added fun of Tipi Camp and Gray Wolf. After you’ve had your fill of horseback riding, trap shooting, white water rafting, hiking, and various other activities, you can head over to Cottonwood Gulch to spend time at Tipi Camp! You can learn about tomahawk & knife throwing, arrow making, fire making, Native American sign language, wild edibles, and of course the Great Plains culture.

Join Cheyenne historians for a week you’ll never forget!

Learn more by emailing Karen, calling (970) 667-3915 ext. 11 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Thanksgiving Getaway - November 23-26, 2017

This "over-the-river-and-through-the-woods" getaway is perfect for the whole family. After check-in on Thursday, head to the Heritage 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 workshop, 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!

Learn more by emailing Karen, calling (970) 667-3915 ext. 11 or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

drowsy water ranch colorado

Drowsy Water Ranch, Colorado- 2017 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 2017 season runs May 28th to Sep 9th.

Discounted Weeks for 2017:
15% discount for weekly stays for the week starting May 28th.
5% disocunt for weekly stays for the week starting June 4th
10% discount for weekly stays for the week starting August 20th.
Weeks starting August 27th and September 3rd 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.

C Lazy U yoga retreat

C Lazy U- 3-night Women’s Retreat with Cowgirl Yogini Cathy Woods May 11- 14, 2017

RATE: $385 per person per night plus tax and service charge.

What do you get when you combine a Yogini, horses and a world class ranch? You get a renewing, fun, awareness journey through yoga and horses.
Body, Mind, Equine™ is not really about “doing yoga postures on the back of your horse,” though we do a few stretches in the saddle. The program is about how to use yoga & yogic principles to improve your horsemanship from ground to saddle. Note:Cathy Woods does not claim to be a horse trainer or riding instructor; her goal is to assist students in becoming more aware, conscious riders.

This all-inclusive fun and educational program combines “body and breathing awareness” with “energy and present moment awareness”. Much of these skills can be applied to all areas of life! In this retreat you will greet the day with a gentle morning yoga class including good stretches for riders, followed by workshops on meditation, breath-work and exploring the parallels of yoga and horsemanship. Time is spent on the mat, ground work and energy exercises in the arena with horses, saddle time and of course trail rides!

All levels of yogis and riders welcome, including beginners.

Learn more! Call 970-887-3344. Visit C Lazy U's website. Email C Lazy U.

Resort at Paws Up Montana Roundup

The Resort at Paws Up, Montana- Cowgirl Spring Roundup April 2017

Immerse yourself in a weekend of true cowgirl culture April 27–30, 2017. The Cowgirl Spring Roundup is a three-day adventure led by four National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Honorees. During the days, you’ll learn how to rope, ride and shoot ranch-life photography with the best of them. And at night, you’ll unwind with fine food, wine and campfire stories under the stars. 

Learn more by visiting The Resort at Paws Up website, emailing The Resort at Paws Up or calling 877-959-3791.


Various Dates Throughout the Year

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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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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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.
 

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