Ranch Photos to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Bright lights, snowy landscapes, evergreen trees, and horse drawn sleigh rides make us think of the holiday season. Whether you’re planning to celebrate at home or are thinking about getting away, these photos of holiday traditions and decorations at ranches across the U.S. will help inspire you for the upcoming season!
by Jocelyn Pierce
Festive lights and decorations at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, where the preferred tree topper is a cowboy hat.
No reindeer for Santa at Rancho de los Caballeros in Arizona! Arriving by horse drawn wagon to deliver Christmas cheer to guests.
This hearth with wreath, stockings, lights, and of course Christmas cookies, is a cozy place to curl up with a book. Relax inside, or enjoy the winter wonderland at The Resort at Paws Up.
Cowboy Christmas carols at Lone Mountain Ranch in Montana helps everyone get in the holiday spirit.
Even the ranch dogs are dressed for the occasion in their holiday best at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Wyoming.
Can’t help but hear "Jingle Bells" on a snowy sleigh ride at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado.
One of the best parts of celebrating the holidays at a ranch is all the great food! Adorable cookies from the Home Ranch taste just as good as they look.
Skating on the outdoor rink and sleigh rides through frosty forests at The Resort at Paws Up are just a few outdoor activities to enjoy the winter season.
Elegant trees and decorations in the lodge at Vista Verde Guest Ranch.
New to Tanque Verde's Christmas celebrations this year is a "Cactus Cookie Decorating Contest"
Amos and Andy take guests on an old-fashioned sleigh ride at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Idaho, which offers a sleigh ride, dinner, and concert series.
Check out more great ranches and horseback riding vacations for winter travel and year-round vacations in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and top ranches at Top20Ranches.com. For upcoming travel discounts, including on winter vacations, check out Equitrekking Travel Deals.