Articles Tagged 'Dude Ranch Vacations'

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View Fall Colors on Horseback on Ranch and Riding Vacations

As summer winds down, we have another great thing to which we can look forward... fall colors! Check out these great ranches and horseback riding vacations where you can view the changing leaves from on horseback.  by Darley Newman A beautiful rural scene from the Mad River Valley with the ...

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...

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10 Things to Love about Dude Ranch Holidays

What you might enjoy about a dude ranch vacation with your family, group or on your own. by Darley Newman I love a good vacation. Who doesn't? And for me, mixing the fresh air and beautiful scenery in great outdoors with Western hospitality, history, active adventures and friends is a grea...

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Short Dude Ranch Stays- 1 to 4 night flexible ranch vacations

Interested in taking a dude ranch vacation, but don't have a whole week to spare? These dude and guest ranches offer short stay options for flexible ranch vacations. by Darley Newman Modern travelers are often short on time. Many modern dude ranches have caught on, straying from the tradit...

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Dude Ranch Vacations Are Trending for Multi-Generational Families

With more active seniors and increasingly adaptable kids, families are hitting the road together and a favorite spot is the American dude ranch.  by Darley Newman More and more these days, multiple generations of families are getting together to take a vacation. According to travel market...

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Adult Only Dude Ranch Weeks Travel Deals

When its time for kids to go back to school, many dude ranches offer Adult Only Weeks. We've tracked down a variety of ranches in Colorado and Idaho offering discounts on August and September adult only weeks. As a special bonus, you may even get to view the changing leaves from on horseback!&...

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Location, Location, Location- Convenient Dude Ranch Vacations

Getting out into nature on a dude ranch vacation doesn't have to mean lengthy travel times. There are a variety of American dude ranches that are located near major airports, meaning once you fly into the area, you don't have a long drive. If you're traveling with a group or kids, this...

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Summer Dude Ranch Resources- Planing Your Ranch Vacation

Planning a summer ranch vacation? There are a lot of great dude ranches and guest ranches from which to choose, which can make the process of picking where to go difficult, but also fun.  Having researched and ridden at a variety of dude ranches over our years of filming Equitrekking and va...

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Gourmet Dude Ranches- Great Ranch Vacations for Foodies

Gourmet Dude Ranches with well-trained executive chefs, cooking classes and wine tastings. These ranch vacations are great for "Foodies." Warning: Do not read this post if you're hungry!  If smoked salmon ravioli with oven roasted winter vegetables in red wine whole butter sauce or ...

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Dude Ranch Vacation Adult Only Weeks

Taking a dude ranch vacation can be a great stress reliever no matter when you go, but to really unwind, many families are deciding to leave the kids behind on Adult Only Dude Ranch Vacations. In addition to a week without the kids around, Adult Only Weeks often include added perks for adults, lik...