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 at a ranch vacation. 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.
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 a round of golf, learning to fly fish, taking a sunset trail ride, or indulging in spa treatments and tai chi.
With all-inclusive packages, planning and budgeting for a ranch getaway is simple. As the kids start talking about heading off to camp, get ready for a romantic escape to a dude ranch. Start with the list of ranches below from a variety of states and then give the Dude Ranchers’ Association a call to help plan your 2nd honeymoon ranch vacation. 307.587.2339
Colorado – Badger Creek Ranch
Badger Creek Cattle and Guest Ranch offers horseback riding through beautiful landscape just for fun, or riding out with the cowboy crew to check fence, doctor and sort cattle. Join a cattle drive as the ranch moves the herd through summer grazing.
Montana – Upper Canyon Outfitters
Upper Canyon Outfitters is nestled on the banks of the Ruby River, between three mountain ranges. Join the family who has been exploring these beautiful and wildlife-rich mountains since 1910. The ranch is proud to offer a truly unforgettable Western Montana experience.
New Mexico – Creek Ranch
Creek Ranch is a small guest ranch with 6 bedrooms and an average of 4-6 guests at a time, located in the Pecos River Valley South of Santa Rosa (I40/Route 66) in Northeastern New Mexico – the land of enchantment. Back in the heydays of the Wild West, Billy the Kid roamed around here.
Washington State – Bull Hill Ranch
Bull Hill Guest Ranch, located in northeastern Washington State, sits at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains near British Columbia, Canada. Sweeping panoramic views of neighboring Idaho, Lake Roosevelt and Canada provides one of the most picturesque backdrops in the Pacific Northwest.
Wyoming – Lost Creek Ranch
Nestled between towering mountains just north of Jackson,Wyoming,the Lost Creek Ranch & Spa is a family-owned Western-style guest ranch that belies all expectations with world-class luxuries, gourmet meals and a state-of-the-art spa facility. The service is exceptional.