Articles Tagged 'Dude Ranch'

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Questions to Ask Before Booking a Dude Ranch Vacation

Have you read our recent blog article Dude Ranch vs Guest Ranch. What IS the Difference?! Regardless of whether it’s a dude ranch or guest ranch, the experience each ranch vacation offers is unique. From the size (8 guests to 100+) to the activities (horseback riding to yoga), to the food (g...

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Ranch Vacation Tips: Dude Ranch versus Guest Ranch

What is a dude ranch? Why do you call it a dude ranch? How do you define a dude ranch? Is it dude ranch or guest ranch? Well, let Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch answer that for you! by Kelly Burns First, let us tell you a little about the history of ranch vacations. In the late 1800s, rancher...

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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...

Why Do They Call it a Dude Ranch?

Fourth-generation rancher Danielle Otis of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, shares the history and meaning behind the term, "dude ranch."  Recently, I was asked an interesting question by an individual who had never heard of a dude ranch. The question was, is a “dude ranch” ju...

Our Favorite Summer Ranch Vacation Photos

Summer is prime dude ranch season in states like Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and beyond. We checked in with ranches in these states to bring you some of the best shots from summer. If you got out to ride this summer or perhaps you didn't, these photos should bring a smile to your face. USA ranc...

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Top Jackson Hole Dude Ranches

These top Jackson Hole dude ranches grant diverse choices for families, groups and solo travelers, from trail rides to Vaulting to the ranch where the ABC comedy “Modern Family" filmed. If you want to go dude ranch hopping, the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming is a good pick. While most people...

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Ten Ranch Vacations for Cowgirls

Gather up your female friends and family for these ladies-only ranch getaways. By Karen Braschayko Whether lifelong best friends, sisters or recently bonded coworkers, sharing a love of horses and a desire to retreat in nature is fertile ground for a great cowgirl getaway. These vacations are ...

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Six Guest Ranches with Photography Workshops in 2017

Enlarge your photography skills with beautiful horses, diverse natural settings and expert coaches by combining a dude ranch stay with a unique photography retreat. By Karen Braschayko When it comes to vacations, personal wishes fall on a spectrum. Where some want a pool chaise with a beautifu...

Equestrian Travel Articles

Seven Guest Ranches for Snowy Winter Adventures

De-stress from the holidays with horses, mountain views and winter fun at a guest ranch. By Karen Braschayko If the post-holiday doldrums have you wishing for secluded, cozy log cabins and hearty home-cooked food, it’s a great time to plan a winter ranch vacation. Winter is just beginn...

Equestrian Travel Articles

7 Guest Ranches That Offer Top-Notch Skiing

Learn about these seven ranches that offer incredible skiing outside their back door for a memorable winter vacation. Skate, classic, backcountry, alpine-you name it, they have it! by Jocelyn Pierce Maybe you want to combine a dude ranch vacation with world class skiing. Or, maybe you want the...