Romantic Ranch Vacations- 3 Dude Ranches for Romance

Three great ranches for romance. Step away from the modern world find love on horseback!

Whether it's for a honeymoon, anniversary, wedding or other special occassion, getting into nature, riding horses and eating well can help sparks fly and keep the romance in your relationship alive. What could be more dreamy than watching a sunset from on horseback? How about enjoying a picnic amid a field of wildflowers or from scenic bluff? What about snuggling down by a fireplace in a warm log cabin in the woods? These things and more are great ways to indulge on a romantic dude ranch vacation.

Here are three great dude ranches where you can rekindle with your love and make memories to last a lifetime.

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Between the ears, riding at Alisal Guest Ranch Resort, California.

What could be more romantic than a ranch getaway in Santa Barbara County wine country and the pretty Santa Ynez Valley. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers a variety of romantic ranch packages, including; the Alisal Signature Spa Package, Wine & Roses Romance Package and Couples Bootcamp.

Enjoy added perks like sparkling wine and roses on arrival, a couples massage, a picnic basket with wine, and horseback rides to a historic old Adobe.

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There are 10,000 acres for horseback riding adventures at Alisal Ranch.

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A Studio Room at The Alisal. Rooms range from Studios to Deluxe Suites.

Lone Mountain Guest Ranch, Montana

Looking for a romantic ranch vacation where you can bring the family? A big perk of family vacations at Lone Mountain Ranch in Yellowstone Country in Montana is that twice a week there are programs just for youth from 6pm-8pm so parents can enjoy a dinner all to themselves. Many parents know that time alone with each other is valuable, especially on vacation. With menu options like Amaltheia Ricotta Gnocchi, Lone Peak Fresh Hop Pale Ale Steamed PEI Mussels and Montana Cutthroat Trout, you'll be enjoying exquisite fare.

Consider adding an overnight pack trip in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem into your trip. There's nothing more romantic than sleeping out under a sky full of stars.

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Activities together, like fly fishing, can promote bonding, flirting and fun.

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Lone Mountain Ranch dining experiences feature healthy and regionally sourced foods.

C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Colorado

Another great choice for romance where you can bring the whole family is C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado, about two hours from Denver. They, too, give time for familiy togetherness and time apart from the kids. During dinner, kids can enjoy the company of other kids and counselors, while adults enjoy fine food and wine in the formal dining room. Feast on NY Strip with Gorgonzola Cream, Grilled Herb Crusted Colorado Lamb with Whole Grain Mustard Rice or Seared Salmon with Champagne Citrus Butter Sauce.

Put on your cowboy boots and ride the Colorado range. Then soak in the hot tub or get pampered at the ranch spa. There have been many a proposal and engagement at this Colorado dude ranch.

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The natural setting of a guest ranch promotes a slower, more thoughtful pace.

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C Lazy U Ranch is listed in the new edition of the "Top 1000 Places to See Before You Die"


Learn more about great ranches for romance, including great places for ranch weddings, in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and at