Easter Weekend Ranch Vacations

Hop in the saddle for Spring! This Easter weekend, why not treat the family to a fun-filled ranch riding vacation? 

With Easter right around the corner, we thought it was a good idea to share some of the great family friendly guest ranch destinations that are planning special celebrations for the holiday. Here are a few ideas for an unforgettable Easter weekend on the ranch.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, CO

family wagon ride at sylvan dale guest ranch

Specializing in family reunions, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers an abundance of group activities perfect for the fam. 

Celebrate springtime in the Rockies at this 3,200-acre guest ranch. Just an hour north of Denver, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch offers plenty of relaxation and outdoor adventure while being a quick jaunt away from activities in the city--so you and the family can catch an Easter service and be back at the ranch in time for a delicious holiday brunch. At this all-inclusive ranch vacation, guests enjoy horseback riding on registered American Quarter horses, fishing, wagon rides, among many other outdoor activities. Bring the kids and the Easter baskets--Sylvan Dale hosts an annual Golden Egg Hunt, where the Easter Bunny has been rumored to make appearances. 

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, CA

riding through wildflowers at the alisal guest ranch and resort

Spring at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. 

At this 10,000-acre resort and guest ranch in Solvang, California, guests are encouraged to unwind and unplug in the beautiful scenery and natural setting of Santa Ynez Valley. With over fifty miles of horseback riding trails, plentiful wildlife watching opportunities, and fun-filled outdoor recreation activities of all kinds, there is plenty to keep your group busy over the long weekend. As part of their Easter weekend celebration, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort guests are invited to a gourmet Easter brunch made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, courtesy of Executive Chef Anthony Endy. There's also an Easter egg hunt complete with a visit from Peter Cottontail. 

Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, AZ

driving the horses of rancho de los caballeros

There's a perfect horse for everyone in your group at Rancho de los Caballeros. 

You may already know that Spring is the perfect time for an Arizona ranch riding vacation, but we'll remind you again. At this family-owned historic guest ranch in the beautiful High Sonoran Desert, guests have over 20,000 acres of unspoiled desert scenery for trail riding and wildflower viewing. Catering to riders of all levels, the ranch expertly matches riders to horses best suited to their ability level. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, like team penning, trail riding, trap and skeet shooting, and more. Don't miss their one of a kind cowboy Easter celebration--complete with an Easter morning egg hunt where the Easter Bunny rides in on horseback and their famous Ranch Easter Brunch.

Find more great horseback riding vacations for the family in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide.

About the Author: Mary Katherine Morris is an equine photographer, artist, and writer living in Birmingham, Alabama. Follow her on social media: Instagram: @marykatherinemorris Facebook: Mary Katherine Morris Photography. Visit her website at marykatherinemorris.com.