Fishing and Family Ranch Vacations

Fishing is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your time while practicing the Art of Relaxation. It helps to clear your mind, but it also provides you with something on which you can focus. And it only becomes more enjoyable when you take your kids along with you. Family vacations offer one of the best opportunities to introduce your child to angling, and several of the dude ranch locations offer the perfect place to do so. Although the types of fish living on or near these ranches vary from one location to the next, most ranches will harbor at least one species that is a great target for young anglers.    But, understand that kids rarely enjoy sitting on a dock all day, staring at a bobber – they want to catch fish. So, it is important to be successful on this initial fishing trip to ensure that your... Read More

2nd Honeymoon at a Ranch Vacation

This summer, while the kids are singing around the campfire and making new friends at camp, take the time to rekindle romance on a second honeymoon dude ranch style. Imagine a week of new adventures, gourmet meals and quiet evenings sipping wine beneath the stars. There’s a dude ranch experience for every couple. From a pampered retreat in British Columbia to a rustic pack trip in Wyoming. The Dude Ranchers Association can help couples find their perfect ranch based on location, activities, amenities, riding style and specialty weeks. Lovebirds can choose from the lush valleys of Idaho, the snow capped peaks of Montana, the red sands of Arizona, or even the peaceful forests of Arkansas. Many ranches offer adults-only weeks which can include 5 course dinners, wine tastings, or photography workshops. The adventurous couple could try whitewater rafting, rock climbing, desert tours, or even a multi-day cattle drive. The laid-back couple may prefer... Read More

Affordable Ranch Vacations for Your Family

Seeking an affordable and inexpensive dude ranch vacation across the West? Ranches of the DRA offer unmatched value in dude ranch vacations for families on a budget and for those who want to save money by getting all the adventure of twice daily riding, fishing, kids programs, and 3 meals a day all for one price. Imagine how much more you would pay to piece together these activities in a Western town. On top of all the excursions, these all-inclusive vacations offer a little something extra by becoming a part of the family. Here are some of the DRA picks for the best budget and cost effective ranch holidays. Want even more of a discount? Ask these ranches about rates for less traveled times, large groups and military. 1.     The Red Rock Ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a family owned western dude ranch with polished amenities. Head to this authentic Wyoming... Read More

Last Minute Ranch Vacation Packages for this Summer

 Found some time off for this summer? Check out these packages available at dude ranches in the west.   Photo by 7D Ranch 63 Ranch Lvingston, Montana The 63 Ranch history dates from 1863 (hence the name), and in 1982 it was the first dude ranch in Montana declared a National Historic Site. This Livingston, Montana dude ranch sits at 5,600 feet elevation below Elephant Head Mountain, 50 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, 12 miles outside of Livingston. Making its home in some of the prettiest country in the west, the Ranch adjoins the two-million acre Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and the rolling across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. The backdrop is breathtaking. View Rates & Book your vacation with the 63 Ranch   7D Ranch Cody, Wyoming Wyoming’s premiere family guest ranch since 1958. The 7D Ranch has a... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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.           2.Gastronomie Délicieuse Spécialiste des... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More