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Straight from the Horse's Mouth about Ranch Vacations

Enjoy a taste of the authentic American West where horses, hats, history, honesty, hospitality and heart abound. With over 100 carefully chosen member ranches, the Dude Ranchers' Association (DRA) has one to match your dream vacation – perfectly, all while protecting lands, parks, forests and wildlife. Our Dude, Resort and Working Ranches are in the most picturesque regions of the USA and Canada near historic sites and national parks for a photographer’s heyday! Each has its own unique history, incredible horseback riding tailored to the rider’s age and ability, and exciting outdoor adventures like white water rafting, paradise fishing on scenic rivers, fun hay rides, hikes, golfing. Blue skies, starry nights and the sounds of silence are also included in your dude ranch vacation. Lounge in a hammock until the dinner bell rings and then breathe pure clean air as you rediscover the brightest shining stars peeking out from the...
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Five Reasons to Take Your Family on a Dude Ranch Vacation

Everything They Want, Everything You Need! Horseback riding and high-end luxury. Cookouts and craft wine. Zip-lining and line dancing. Rodeos and rafting. On a dude ranch vacation, you can have it all… and more. Indulge in the finest cuisine, pamper your senses, or satisfy your sense of adventure. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll find it here. 1. Focus on the Family Your teenager’s a thrill seeker. Your little one wants to explore. And you’re caught between craving some peace and quiet, and some quality family bonding time. Dude ranches pride themselves on their ability to provide all of it: plenty of activities for all skill levels, opportunities to get close to nature, and chances to slow down, team up, and enjoy time together as a family.     2. Delicious Food Home to cowboy barbecues, farm-to-table fresh cuisine, and elegant wine selections, dude ranches offer an impressive culinary scene to rival that of...
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Cinq raisons d’emmener votre famille en vacance à un Dude Ranch

Tout ce qu’ils veulent, tout ce dont vous avez besoin Équitation et luxe. Cuisine en plein air et vin artisanal. La tyrolienne et la danse en ligne. Le rodéo et le rafting. En vacances à un Dude Ranch, vous pouvez tout faire … et plus encore. Laissez-vous tenter par la meilleure cuisine, choyer vos sens, ou satisfaites votre envie d’aventure. Quoi que vous cherchiez, vous le trouverez ici.  1. Focus sur la Famille Votre adolescent est un chercheur de sensations fortes. Votre petit veut explorer. Et vous hésitez entre votre désir de paix et de tranquillité et un moment de cohésion familiale de qualité. Les Dude Ranch sont fiers de leur capacité à satisfaire toutes ces envies : beaucoup d’activités pour tous les niveaux de compétences, des opportunités de se rapprocher de la nature et des moments plus calmes, retrouver l’esprit d’équipe et profiter de moments en famille.    ...
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Fünf Gründe warum ein Urlaub mit Ihrer Familie auf einer Dude Ranch eine großartige Idee ist

Alles was sie wollen, alles was Sie brauchen Reiten und Luxus. Im Freien zubereitetes Essen und Wein von lokalen Weingütern. Seilrutsche (auch Flying Fox genannt) und Line Dance. Rodeos und Rafting. Im Urlaub auf einer Dude Ranch können Sie all das haben … und mehr. Genießen Sie die feinste Küche, verwöhnen Sie Ihre Sinne, oder befriedigen Sie Ihren Sinn für Abenteuer. Was auch immer Sie suchen, Sie werden es hier finden. Fokus auf die Familie Ihr Teenager sucht den Nervenkitzel. Ihr(e) Kleine(r) will auf Erkundungstour gehen. Und Sie sind gefangen zwischen der Sehnsucht nach Ruhe und Frieden, sowie auch etwas Zeit zusammen als Familie. Dude Ranches sind stolz auf ihre Möglichkeit all das zu bieten: viele Aktivitäten für alle Schwierigkeitsgrade, Möglichkeiten mit der Natur in Kontakt zu kommen, sowie auch Chancen mal runter und zusammen zu kommen, um Zeit als Familie zu verbringen.       Köstliches Essen Als Heimat des Cowboy-Barbecue,...
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Tutto quello che la tua famiglia vuole, tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno tu

Cinque motivi per portare la tua famiglia in vacanza in un Dude Ranch   Equitazione ed esclusività. Cucinare all’aperto e vino biologico. Il gioco della teleferica e la line dance. Rodei e rafting. In vacanza in uno dei Dude Ranch, puoi avere tutto … ed ancora di più. Lasciatevi prendere dalla più raffinata cucina, per coccolare i vostri sensi o soddisfare il vostro senso di avventura. Qualunque cosa stai cercando, qui la troverai   Focus sulla Famigila I tuoi figli sono in cerca di avventura. Il piccolino vuole esplorare. E tu sei preso/a tra desiderio di pace e tranquillità, e un po’ di tempo di qualità con la tua famiglia. I Dude Ranch sono orgogliosi della loro capacità di offrirti tutto: attività per diversi livelli di abilità, possibilità di avvicinarsi alla natura, la possibilità di rilassarsi, riunirsi e godere del tempo insieme.     Cibo Delizioso Qua è la casa dei barbecue...
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5 Reasons a Ranch Vacation is better than Disney

There’s no denying that a Disney vacation is at the top of most children’s list of travel wishes. Unfortunately for parents, a Disney vacation often means long lines, overcrowded parks and high expenses, all without much time for genuine family bonding. While amusement and theme parks are an easy, go-to solution for family vacations, there are other magical travel options that can offer exposure to new activities, interaction with nature, and discovery of culture and history outside of most families’ normal comfort zones. As the original all-inclusive destination for families, a dude or guest ranch vacation guarantees plenty of time to bond and spend time as a family, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Dude ranches give families the opportunity to challenge and revive their bodies, minds and spirits in some of the most breathtaking areas in the U.S., with a myriad of outdoor adventures such as rock climbing,...
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Dude Ranchers’ Association Welcomes Four New Accredited Ranches

Newest members all receive seal of approval for upholding the highest standards in the industry We added four new ranches to our impressive list of accredited ranches: The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in California, Creek Ranch in New Mexico, Badger Creek Cattle and Guest Ranch in Colorado, and Rancho De La Osa in Arizona. All four ranches went through a rigorous inspection and approval process and were found to meet the highest standards in the dude ranch industry. We represent a broad spectrum of guest ranches across North America, ranging from luxury ranches with five-star cuisine and spas to no-frills working ranches and are proud to have the below ranches as part of our membership.  These ranches combine the highest hospitality standards with the charm and unparalleled spirit of the Wild West. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort  – Santa Barbara, Calif. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort...
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Pet & Dog Friendly Ranch Vacations

A ranch is your next adventure vacation and there is no way your "best friend" can stay with your neighbor or at a boarding facility for a week or more. So, take your dog with you to a dog friendly ranch vacation! If your dog is fit for long distance mountain traveling, doesn't chase anything but toys and stays off the furniture, he or she may be a great fit on a dude ranch. Even if your have an older dog whose running days are drifting away, he or she can relax at the ranch while you're trail riding and join you later for an afternoon of fishing or a stroll around the ranch property. Ranch vacations are famous for their hospitality and the ranches listed below would love to treat you and your pet like family. However, ranches consider pets on a case by case basis and would like...
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Available Ranch Vacations for the Great American Eclipse

  The first total eclipse to span the United States in nearly four decades – The Great American Eclipse – will take place on August 21, 2017. The center of the eclipse path – where the moon completely blocks out the sun, creating a few minutes of night in the middle of the day – will pass over Northwestern Wyoming and Central Idaho. The most dramatic scenery for the eclipse can be found here. Countless visitors will no doubt flock to the area to try and find a prime viewing spot. The BEST destination for eclipse viewers is one of the area’s dude ranches. Why? Ranches are located in some of the most tranquil, untouched areas of the country. Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, you’re that much closer to nature. And there is a very good chance for clear skies in Wyoming & Idaho in August....
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4 Honeymoon Trends at a Ranch Vacation

Get inspired for your 2017 honeymoon with a ranch vacation experience you won't soon forget. Think outside the sand box of a beach destination and go for adventure recreation at one of these honeymoon paradise. These DRA accredited ranch vacations will exceed your expectations and make many opportunities to creatively start your journey together. 9:00 AM to 6 PM Spa Treatment The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a 10,000-acre, working cattle ranch and full-service resort in Solvang, California. Alisal offers 73  cottages with wood burning fireplaces and a host of outdoor activities. Honeymoon ranch activities include two golf courses, horseback riding, six tennis courts, 100-acre private lake for fishing and boating, extensive children's activities, barn yard activities, and an outdoor high and low ropes course with a rock climbing wall for team building. Before, after, or instead of these robust activities, the Alisal Spa is open from 9 - 6...
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