Articles Tagged 'Montana'

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The English Cowgirl Visits the 63 Ranch in Montana

Ceri Howard, author of The English Cowgirl, fulfills her lifelong dream of visiting an authentic dude ranch with a vacation at 63 Ranch in Montana.  I’ve always dreamed of Montana. I can’t say with any certainty how or why it came about, especially since many people in Britain h...

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Montana’s “Secret Season” Vacation Travel Ideas

Late August and early September are one of the best times to visit the Whitefish area and Glacier Country in Montana. Days from the beginning of August through the middle of September are a comfortable 70-85 degrees with nights cooling off into the 50’s. The crowds thin out in Glacier Nation...

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Cattle Drives, Cowgirl Up and More at Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana

If your idea of a satisfying ranch vacation includes driving cattle across vast expanses in the American West, playing cowgirl with your girlfriends or learning new skills related to riding, painting, photography, yoga or something else, you are not alone. According to the annual travel industry f...

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Five Reasons to Visit Montana’s Bar W Guest Ranch This Summer

From one of America’s premiere national parks to charming Whitefish to kid-friendly fun, there are lots of reasons to head to the Bar W Guest Ranch for a Montana dude ranch vacation this summer. Here are five of the top reasons to go West, saddle up and be ready for adventure. ...

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Special Ranch Vacation Weeks in May and June 2018

From night sky viewing to western cattle drives, join these special weeks at ranches in May and June. Shangrila Guest Ranch, Virginia- Mother – Daughter Retreats in May and June Ladies and young ladies, come join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch for a 5 day / 4 night mother – daughte...

Meet Your Host- Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana

The Averill Family has been guest ranching for three generations in Montana on the shores of Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi. Their ranch resort, Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, specializes in upscale family ranch vacations, welcoming multiple gener...

8 Reasons to Enjoy Christmas at a Guest Ranch

Why not live out a bit of the horsey holiday dream? Experience Christmas on a dude ranch. by Karen Braschayko I confess that I have a deep weakness for Christmas movies, especially the kind with snowy forests in the background and storylines that wrap up neatly with a sparkly bow. Festive deco...

9 Great Ranches for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Leave work and worrries behind, and let a guest ranch take care of the Thanksgiving holiday magic. by Karen Braschayko When Halloween frolics past and leaves fall rapidly, our thoughts turn to family time around cozy fires and glorious Thanksgiving feasts. Of course, Thanksgiving c...

Retreat to Montana with Yoga and Horses

Tap into your creativity and find your zen with a cowgirl friendly yoga retreat in scenic Montana.  Margaret in Dancer pose with palomino quarter horse Gus. Photo by Lara Joy Brynildssen You wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee, courtesy of Chef Kate, who has slipped ...

Adults-Only Dude Ranch Vacations Autumn 2017

by Karen Braschayko These ranch weeks offer fall fun tailored for adult guests. For grownups seeking a quiet break after a hot, busy summer, a dude ranch vacation in the cool mountains can be a refreshing diversion. Many guest ranches offer customized adults-only weeks once the kids are back i...