Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dude Ranch Getaways

Get in touch with your inner cowpoke on your next vacation to a working Dude Ranch.  Dude Ranches offer vacations that are perfect for everyone, from the littlest rancher to Grandpa and Grandma. Horses, Hats, History and Hospitality - they're the foundation of every ranch. Here's a 'round up' some of the best Dude Ranch Getaways.

Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch – Located in Burwell, Nebraska
Satisfy your inner Cowboy with one of the world's most authentic working ranches. Learn to work cattle, ride the range and experience life as a real cowboy with real cowboys on this 7,000-acre ranch 200 miles from Omaha.  Rowse's 1+1 is widely known for its wide open spaces, genuine hospitality, phenomenal horses and unparalleled riding opportunities. From early morning till quitting time, it's you, your horse and companions, soaking up warm sun and fresh air. The noise and hustle of life back home just a memory. With limited numbers of guests each week, you will finally receive that quality riding holiday you've been looking for.  Named "Best Cowboy Experience" by Rustic Vacation.  The Rowse family will lead you through authentic cowhand experiences, such as branding calves, sorting pairs, gathering bulls, checking fence, putting out minerals, checking water tanks and other daily chores.  Three-fourteen-night stays with rates starting at $800.

Focus Ranch – Located in Slater, Colorado
Listed in USA Today’s round-up of ‘10 Great Places to be a Cowboy,’ Focus Ranch is a traditional working cattle ranch that invites guests to share in the day-to-day operation of the ranch. Horseback riding and cattle are the hallmarks of Focus Ranch.  Yet, the remote features of the ranch offer fly fishermen, photographers, hikers, naturalists, fitness enthusiasts unique opportunities to pursue their interests in a pristine setting.  The ranch was established in 1896 and is located on the Colorado/Wyoming border close to Steamboat Springs for shopping/dining.  Weekly Rates (May to October) start at $1,800/adult.  Kids rates depend on age.  Under 4 is free

Three Bars Cattle & Guest Ranch – Located in British Columbia
Run by The Beckley Family, Three Bars Guest and Cattle Ranch invites you to experience the ultimate horseback riding vacation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. We offer one of the most diverse activities programs available. Included is a complete range of horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, and tennis. We also have an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, and fitness facility. Enjoy your vacation experience with true western hospitality, Three Bars Ranch style.  Great for families with a friendly staff and kids program.  Rates: 3-6 night stays starting at $1,150/adult

Red Reflet Guest Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Located on 27,000 acres, Red Reflet is both a working cattle ranch and a luxury resort. Guests are encouraged to explore as much of the ranch as possible by horseback. Other popular ranch activities include 4-course zip line, rifle range,skeet shooting, ATVs, mountain biking, hiking & roller blade hockey.

The Red Reflet Ranch is an all-inclusive, year-round ranch/resort. Each season has its own special attractions and activities with the highest level of ranch activity taking place during spring and fall months. Appreciate the opportunity to customize your dream adventure. You control how much you get to experience.  Activities include heated pool, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, complete gym, 12 seat HD theater, lighted tennis court, basketball court, rifle range, adult and youth climbing walls, beach volleyball, skeet and pistol shooting, and many miles of trails, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes are included as well as Zip Line and Climbing Wall.  Rates vary depending on the month.  Summer season, 3-nights start at $1,860/person. Kids under 3=Free.

Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) is a great source to help you choose the perfect guest ranch. Whether you are looking for an authentic cowboy experience or a luxury resort, the DRA can customize the trip for your needs.  There are more than 100 DRA-accredited guest ranches in North America (two in Canada), all of which uphold the highest quality of services within the industry. Priced competitively with respect to other similar all-inclusive vacations options, all events, meals and activities are included in the cost of your ranch visit.

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