The Best Dude Ranch Spas

    Best Dude Ranch Spas

     Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. However, research shows that it takes a few days for a person to TRULY begin to relax on a vacation. But a day at the spa on a dude ranch definitely can’t hurt in speeding up the process of de-stressing! Here are some lush dude ranch spas that will leave you feeling recharged and renewed during your vacation:

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort | Solvang, CA

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has a top-notch spa center. Offering nine different massages that will cater to everyone from the mommies-to-be to the cowboy and cowgirls before and after their rides. Along with their broad range of massages, Alisal also offers three different facial treatments: an antiaging facial, vitamin-C infused and a customized rejuvenating facial. Whether you schedule a whole spa day or slip in after a long day of riding, Alisal’s spa center will SURELY relax you during your dude ranch vacation!

C Lazy U Ranch | Granby, CO

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     C Lazy U Ranch’s massages and facials are to-die-for! In addition to these, they offer a detoxifying and toning body wrap. This peaceful treatment begins with an exfoliation followed by a cocoon-like body wrap that will immerse your body in nutrients to detoxify and brighten your skin. C Lazy U also offers a decadent body scrub treatment that is the perfect solution after a dusty trail ride. This scrub will leave your skin looking supple, refreshed and deeply moisturized! And last, but certainly not least, C Lazy U offers copper tub soaks that every cowboy and cowgirl will enjoy. Soak away any stress while enjoying views of the Continental Divide. (Pro tip: Order a bottle of wine or champagne in advance for ultimate relaxation!)

Lost Creek Ranch | Moose, WY

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     Want to relax in the beauty and solitude of the Grand Tetons? Lost Creek Ranch is the place to do it! Nothing beats a rejuvenating mineral bath and facial after your first day in the saddle. After your cozy, peaceful bath, melt away your worries and tired muscles with an open-air massage (you didn’t come this far to be inside!). Once you’ve concluded your spa treatment, grab a light snack and some fruit and enjoy the mountain views by the pool. Lost Creek is any weary traveler’s dream come true!

Rancho de los Caballeros | Wickenburg, AZ

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     Rancho de los Caballeros offers a seemingly endless menu of spa options: bath soaks, body scrubs, wraps, massages, manicures, pedicures, and even hair and makeup services! This ranch has one of the most diverse facial menus with services designed specifically for the needs of dry, sun-damaged skin (you are in Arizona after all). A must-have treatment with immediate results you will be able to see and feel is the oxygenating facial. This revolutionary treatment improves circulation and eliminates toxins leaving the skin absolutely illuminated. Rancho de los Caballeros hasn’t forgotten about the cowboys that need to be pampered! Their spa also offers a grooming facial that includes a customized treatment along with grooming of the eyebrows, ears and nose. This will be a perfect Arizona retreat!

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch | Tucson, AZ

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     Relieve your mind, relax your muscles and reduce your stress at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. Their massages include a therapeutic “Ranchers Dream Aroma Touch Therapy” massage which uses eight therapeutic grade essential oils to reduce and eliminate your daily stresses. This treatment also enhances your immune system, reduces inflammation and will create balance in your body. Follow this with one of their lavish body wraps and facials that will replenish your skin and leave you revitalized and hydrated. Tanque Verde Guest Ranch’s spa will surely help you wind down after an adventurous day in the desert.

The Broadmoor's Ranch at Emerald Valley | Colorado Springs, CO

Best Dude Ranch Spa

     The Spa at the Broadmoor boasts an infinite list of spa treatments and services: hydrotherapies, facials, massages, body treatments, waxing services, and hair and makeup services. We’ve narrowed it down to their three decadent packages: The “Queen Bee” package beings with a divine honey-based wrap with an agave nectar massage. This package is followed by a manicure and pedicure. Your second option is the “Wine Down” package. This begins with a 30-minute sugar scrub, succeeded by a 50-minute Swedish massage with olavie wine therapy oil, and ends with a signature manicure and pedicure. The third package is the “B.F.F.” This well-rounded package opens with a 50-minute massage, followed by a 50-minute custom facial, and concludes with a pedicure. No matter which package you select, you will certainly be left rejuvenated and restored. 

     The services offered in dude ranch spas are good for the body, mind, and soul. Massages can not only help ease altitude discomfort but also help in boosting your immune system after traveling. Facials and body treatments will nourish your skin after riding in the sun all day and are a great treat for yourself to help you destress. No matter which dude ranch spa you visit, it will truly be a pampering experience you never knew you needed! For more information on dude ranches with spas contact a dude ranch specialist at the Dude Ranchers’ Association today! Email us at info@duderanch.org or give us a call 307-587-2339! We represent over 95 dude and guest ranches in the Western United States and Canada, we will help you find the ranch of your dreams!

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Your All-Inclusive Vacation Plans Changed. Now What?

All-Inclusive Vacation

     2020 has been a wild year…and we’re not even halfway through it yet. Cruise lines are no longer operating, Disney is shut down, and there’s talk of keeping beach resorts closed. What happens when your vacation destination cancels on you? You have all your vacation days just waiting to be used and you love your annual family vacations - and the all-inclusive ones make it so much easier on you. Your family needs to get outdoors because being stuck inside doing one more online class, trying to teach this “new” math to your kids just might push you over the edge. So, what can you do? What’s a good (or better) alternative? The answer: a dude ranch.

All-Inclusive Vacation

     Now hear me out! Some people don’t know what to think when they think of a “dude ranch.” The Dude Ranchers’ Association member ranches are all, for the most part, all-inclusive. This means meals, lodging, and most activities are all included in the weekly rate. We say “most activities” as spa services, alcohol, and some guided activities may not be covered. However, your all-day horseback ride, shooting sports, and *ehem* children’s programs are! That’s right - a lot of our ranches offer children’s programs for kids ages 3-17. The “kid wranglers” will keep the kids entertained and having fun while the adults can have fun on their own adventure. If you’d prefer hanging out as a whole family, that’s an option too! Go river rafting, explore the petting zoo, and splash around in the pool! The options for activities are almost endless at a dude ranch. To read more about dude ranch activities check out our Dude Ranch Activities blog.

All-Inclusive Vacation

     If you’re wanting more of a romantic adventure experience, dude ranches cater to that as well! What’s dreamier than cowboys, rodeos, and wide-open spaces with mountain views? (We’ve all seen the show Yellowstone at this point). Grab your hunny and your cowboy boots and head out West. Spend the day soaking in a copper tub in the mountains of Colorado or exploring the Arizona desert by horseback or in an ATV. Rekindle the romance by going on a horseback picnic lunch and taking in the breathtaking views. There’s nothing like an adventure and experiencing new places to reignite the romance that four-plus weeks in quarantine may have dimmed. 

All-Inclusive Vacation

     Lodging accommodations differ at each ranch, but they all have the same comfy and homey feeling when you walk in the door. Some ranches have a more rustic, western-chic decor and some have an adobe design and structure. DRA member ranches offer lodge rooms or private cabins for their guests, a few ranches even offer glamping tents and converted wagons. Relax and recharge in comfortable beds and beautiful bathrooms and enjoy a glass of wine with your envious views from your room or cabin. You are sure to feel right at home and get a good night’s sleep after a day full of adventures!

All-Inclusive Vacation

     Dude ranches are known for making people feel like they’re in a whole other world and helping them forget their worries. If you wanted to relax and find some peace of mind laying on a beach, we assure you, there’s nothing more awe-inspiring than riding through a green valley with the mountains stretched out above you. Become more grounded by taking a once in a lifetime yoga class with views that your friends will never believe. Let your mind become quiet as you listen to the trickling river while you fly-fish with the birds chirping above you. Learn a new skill besides horseback riding and take one of the amazing gourmet cooking classes some of our ranches offer or learn how to rope! 

     Still not convinced an all-inclusive dude ranch vacation is for you? Take into account that if you were to choose a destination vacation that is not all-inclusive you have quite a long list of planning to do. You would need to budget and plan for at least three meals a day, lodging accommodations for each night, activities that are diverse enough to please everyone in your group and the list goes on. Save yourself the headache and time and honestly consider an all-inclusive dude ranch vacation, it may be the best vacation you ever take! The hardest part of booking a dude ranch all-inclusive vacation is deciding which ranch to go to! Don’t worry, if you are having a hard time choosing between all of the great options, contact the ranch experts at the Dude Ranchers’ Association at info@duderanch.org or 307-587-2339 to make the process of choosing a destination much easier.

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