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Sundance Guest Ranch

28/06/2015 10:46:35 AM

Your Rustic Home in British Columbia’s Thompson River Valley If you’re in the mood to experience Canadian hospitality, Sundance Guest Ranch is where you should be. Located outside Ashcroft, a small town with history dating back to the Gold Rush Days, Sundance is a three-star working ranch in Thompson River Valley. There are 22 rooms, which are simple, yet comfy enough to guarantee a good night’s sleep. You’ll especially need plenty of ample rest if you’re planning on enjoying the dude ranch’s top activity: horseback riding.

Sundance Guest Ranch

If this inspires you to head to Sundance Guest Ranch, read on to find out why it has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the years 2013 and 2014.

The Sundance Guest Ranch Experience

Sundance truly offers its visitors a memorable experience promising its guests that” A feat it promises through its tagline “the first time, it's a vacation - after that, it's coming home”. Situated just four hours from Vancouver, BC, the ranch is accessible through three scenic routes. These will give you an idea of what you’re going to enjoy at the dude ranch, starting from panoramic views of the Thompson River Valley to the varied terrain promising ensuring you the ride of your life. If you enjoy horseback riding, this is the perfect place for you. Sundance Guest Ranch usually breaks up its guests into groups based on their horse riding experience. However, you can always request to be grouped with your friends and family members regardless of everyone’s abilities. That way, you can have more fun with the people you love. If you’re worried about safety, don’t. The ranch won’t let you leave without an experienced wrangler. In addition to instructing you on how to enjoy your ride safely, they’ll share their 30 years of experience in the riding the area, ensuring that you enjoy mesmerizing views that can stop you in your tracks.

Horseback Riding

If you’re visiting the dude ranch in summer, you don’t have to worry about hot temperatures on horseback. The ranch will skip afternoon rides and offer beautiful evening rides instead. Meanwhile, you can soak in the guest ranch’s heated pool, catch up on some reading on one of the outdoor decks, or simply sleep through the heat in your air-conditioned room. Once the sun sets, you can saddle up for a twilight ride after which you can enjoy a generous table filled with a variety of refreshments. Now that you have worked up an appetite, this is the best time to discuss the dining experience at Sundance Ranch. For breakfast, you’re welcome to you can select from a large variety of dishes at the breakfast buffet or order the daily special from the grill. As for the other two meals, you’ll indulge your senses in charcoal-grilled steaks or pick from international cuisine offerings. Complementing your meals is a selection of wine and the view of their 100 horses running in the pastures. If you are in the mood for a lively atmosphere, the adults-only BYOB bar lounge is perfect. Featuring a stone fireplace and large bar, the lounge is a social hub. On Saturday nights the lounge features a weekly country-rock dance with DJ.

Sundance Guest Ranch Lounge

Why Sundance Guest Ranch Should Be Your Next Destination

If you’re in the area up till October 18th, 2015 and want another home away from home, Sundance Guest Ranch is the perfect fit. The following are some perks you can enjoy while staying at the ranch.
  • Affordable Daily Rates – Adults are charged $275 while children are charged starting from $35. For these rates, you get to enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and two horseback rides per day. You also gain access to all the ranch’s facilities.
  • Rustic Yet Comfortable Rooms – Though you may want to rough it up a little at Sundance, the guest ranch ensures that you remain comfortable. Featuring a rustic design with wood décor, the rooms are air-conditioned and come with comfy beds and private bathrooms.
Sundance Guest Ranch
  • Indoor Amenities – Aside from the pool and decks, you can enjoy the offerings of Sundance Ranch’s free-play games room, billiards room and movie lounge. If you want, you can schedule a massage with the ranch’s registered RMT.
  • Stag Getaway Packages – To have some fun before tying the knot, schedule a stag or stagette getaway at the ranch. In addition to western themed games, you’ll get complimentary Happy Hour drinks, Saturday night dances, and a karaoke machine.
  • Range of Specials – For this season, Sundance Guest Ranch offers different specials including a Kids Summer Special, a 10% Greenhorn Discount, Young Guns Package, and an Early Booking Discount.
  • Special Events Year-Round – To celebrate different events such as the end of summer school holidays or the Thanksgiving weekend, the ranch offers special treats to its visitors.

The Bottom Line

Whether you want a couple’s getaway, a Western themed stag/stagette party or a place where the whole family can enjoy during summer, Sundance Guest Ranch is one place you should seriously consider.  

RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Red Horse Mountain Ranch

08/06/2015 2:16:02 PM

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is located on 300,000 acres in Harrison, Idaho and is the ideal retreat for those looking for relaxation, adventure, and a little western hospitality. Here you will find just the right blend of outdoor adventure and rustic luxury on your all-inclusive guest ranch vacation. All Inclusive family dude ranch vacations are available from June through August and couples dude ranch vacations are available in September and October. Special ranch weeks include Wine Tasting and Girl’s Getaway weeks. There is also a Kid’s Program for ages 3 and up. There are a wide range of activities to choose from at the ranch. You can take in the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains from atop a horse or go on a self-guided hike or guided hike to explore the many trails around the ranch. There is also 3D archery, fishing, geo-caching, kayaking, mountain biking, sporting clays, and white-water rafting to fill your days. At Red Horse Mountain there are packages to suit everyone in your group.

Idaho Guest Ranch
Red Horse Mountain Ranch

When the sun goes down you can socialize with fellow guests during cocktail hour and after a dinner join in on the evening activities or simply sit in one of the hot-tubs and marvel at Montana’s star filled sky. Once you are ready to turn in for the night there are private guest cabins or lodge suits to choose from. Private cabins feature 1-2 bedrooms, multiple baths, sitting rooms, microwaves, refrigerators, private decks, and semi-private hot tubs. Lodge suites feature luxurious queen bedrooms, sitting areas, private baths, microwaves, refrigerators, and beautiful views of the surrounding valley. With all inclusive packages, a wide range of outdoor activities, great food, and fantastic amenities, Red Horse Mountain Ranch truly has something for everyone. Start your family tradition this season at Red Horse Mountain Ranch.

Happy Trails!

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

26/05/2015 12:59:33 PM

Where Every Day is Better than the Last

Formerly the Wood V-X Cattle Ranch, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch is one of Idaho’s renowned ranches. Winner of the Gene Kilgore 2015 World’s Best Ranches Award and recognized as one of Equitrekking Top 20 Ranches, the ranch offers a variety of cabin rental and packages for all seasons. Whether you’re heading to Sandpoint, Idaho alone, with friends or with your family, this is the place to be. The following lines will explain why.

Western Pleasures Ranch

The History of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

The ranch was founded by Riley Wood in 1942 as a cattle ranch. He formerly lived and farmed in Colorado before discovering an ad for the land in Northern Idaho. After traveling with his wife Gladys there, they fell in love with the area and moved to Gold Creek with the rest of their family. By 1957, his son Jim purchased the 960 acres and started expanding the ranch, establishing the ranch as it is today. Currently, the ranch is run by Jim’s daughter Janice and her husband Roley. Janice had grown up on the ranch long before it became the Western Pleasure dude ranch. After marrying her high school sweetheart, they moved away to pursue Roley’s career. However, they returned six years after he earned a degree in business administration. Now, their children, Danielle and Isaac are continuing the legacy and settling their own families at the ranch.

What to Expect During Your Visit

If you decide to head to Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, trust that every day will be special. There is just so much to see and do there that you won’t be bored despite the lack of technology. A Variety of Horses Raised on the Ranch – You get to enjoy riding horses that were born on the ranch. In fact, the Ranch Matriarch Katie has given birth to ten of the best horses on the ranch and has some of her grandchildren helping out. Whether you’re riding on their backs or being pulled by them in sleighs, rest assured that you will be in safe hooves.

Ranch Horses

Exciting Trail Rides – The ranch offers two-hour guided trail rides for people who haven’t chosen its inclusive package or those not staying at the ranch. During one of these, you can enjoy wonderful views of natural beauties such as the Lake Pend Oreille and the Cabinet Mountains.

Trail Riding

Variety of Summer Packages – You can determine how to celebrate your summer through the ranch’s special summer packages. In addition to the Lake to Lodge Kayak Adventure on Lake Pend Oreille, you can opt for the seven-night Ranch, Raft and Rest package, Mountain to Lake Spa package, or the Kootenai River Fishing package. These packages start from $925 plus Idaho Lodging and Sales Tax, making them quite affordable.

River Rapids

Equally Exhilarating Winter Packages – To enjoy winter to the fullest, you can choose the Log Cabin Getaway Schweitzer Ski package, Lodge Room Getaway Schweitzer Ski package, Snowmobile package, Spa package, and Cross-Country Ski package. Other winter activities you’ll love are sleigh rides and Nordic trails.

Winter Guest Ranch

Fun Children’s Packages – Children will love the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch’s Children’s Program. Designed for children aged 8 and 18, the program offers them hands-on experiences with horses and their care. Children will also receive trophies and ribbons which they can show off back home. On the other hand, you have the Youth Horsemanship Program for children between 10-16 years, whose parents aren’t on the ranch. All you need for these programs is the right apparel, cowboy boots, a riding helmet, and a sleeping bag.

Kids Ranch Activities

Adrenaline Pumping Adult Retreats – Tap into your inner cowgirl or cowboy during a five night getaway. Scheduled between September 6th and 11th, 2015, the Adult Horsemanship session will offer you the opportunity of cozying up in the lodge’s rooms while enjoying wholesome ranch cooking, horseback riding lessons and trail riding. Wide Range of Amenities at the Lodge – While staying at the ranch, you can avail a number of amenities including the Greet Room for dining, the upstairs Loft, the Recreation room, outdoor hot tub, and playground among others.

Hot Tub

The Bottom Line

With bed and breakfast stay during summer starting from $145, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to book your next holiday at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. You can save further by opting for one of the available packages, but make sure to book early to get a spot at this wonderful Idaho dude ranch.

RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: White Stallion Ranch

16/04/2015 8:16:18 AM

White Stallion Ranch is a traditional dude ranch located in Tucson, Arizona that has been in the True family for almost fifty years. Nestled at the base of the beautiful Tucson Mountains on 3,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert you will be surrounded by rugged mountains, cactus and unspoiled desert. With several different rides to choose from first-time trailblazers to life-long riders will have ample time to enjoy the beauty of the desert from atop a horse. The True family has one of the largest privately owned herds in Arizona which means they have the right horse for every guest.

Arizona Guest Ranch
White Stallion Ranch

The ranch offers activities for guests of all ages and interests from hiking to taking part in a real western rodeo or spending the day visiting local attractions like the Saguaro National Park or going hot-air ballooning, or golfing. After dinner join other guests around a moonlight bonfire with a cowboy singer and learn about astronomy using large telescopes. There is also line dancing lessons, nature and animal programs, watercolor classes with their resident artist Ute Vaughn and Loop Rawlins’ Wild West Show of Trick Roping, Whip Cracking & Gun Spinning. When not in the saddle, you’ll find plenty of resort-quality amenities to enjoy. Take a dip in their heated pool or relax in the outdoor hot tub. If you feel like exercising there is a fitness room and sports courts. If you are ready to relax then check out the rec room and movie theatre or head to the ranch’s bar where you will find an excellent selection of fine wines, domestic and imported beers, and spirits. Kids and adults alike love the petting zoo and you just might find yourself visiting your new animal friends every day. The White Stallion ranch is an authentic western guest ranch that has been carefully blended with the service and quality of a fine resort. The True family and their staff look forward to having you and your loved ones visit them on your next vacation. Happy Trails!

RanchSeeker Photo of the Week: Flying E Dude Ranch

24/03/2015 10:00:01 AM

Flying E Dude Ranch is located 4 miles west of Wickenburg, near the famous Vulture Peak rock formation and home of the historic Vulture Gold Mine. It is known as “the riding ranch” where the past meets the present and long-time ranch traditions are carried on by your hosts Andrea and Steve Taylor.

Arizona Dude Ranch

Winter-time is the ideal time to visit this Arizona dude ranch. With warm and dry days and cool and refreshing nights this make it the perfect location to escape the snow and freezing temperatures. While visiting the dude ranch you enjoy scenic horseback rides on the 20,000 acres of rolling hills or hike up Vulture Peak and do some bird watching or simply relax by the pool. There are many fun activities to do at the ranch but you could also visit the Grand Canyon which is only a four hour drive or check out scenic Sedona and red rock country which takes 2 hours. Fying E Dude Ranch provides you with comfortable, western guest rooms for your dude ranch vacation that include wet bars, refrigerators, private baths, twin or king-size beds, along with electric heat and air conditioning. Meals are served up family-style in the dining room and there is a saloon where adults can enjoy BYOB Happy Hour and appetizers before chow time. Whether you choose to ride, help out on the ranch, see the sights, or just kick back and allow the magic of the desert to relax and inspire you, Flying E Ranch promises an original western ranch experience! Happy Trails!

More Spring Dude Ranch Vacation Specials

16/03/2015 11:26:34 AM

If you are searching for the ultimate last minute spring special deal for a dude ranch vacation you will find it here. I am sure that these exciting deals will make you think about packing your bags tomorrow.  Here is a closer look at another list of spring specials at a number of great dude ranches.

1. Laughing Water Ranch

North West Montana is one of the most welcoming places to spend your spring holidays and  even better with Laughing Water Ranch as your host. Located at the foothills of the Whitefish Divide, just a few miles away from Glacier National Park, it is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an extraordinary experience. The beautiful trails expand over 220 acres so you have plenty of scenic views to enjoy. Laughing Water Ranch offers 10% off for families of  5 or more.

Laughing Water Ranch

Laughing Water Ranch opens its doors after winter with a slew of events. The festivities start on May 10th with Cattle Drive Week. It’s less about cattle and more about a close-to nature experience. From May 10th to May 16th, head out onto the range and help bring in the cows from the hills for 3 days and 2 nights. Accommodations are in cabin tents with campfire cooking and old fashioned story-telling.

Cattle Drive

Next is Ladies Week, starting on May 17, just as the Cattle Drive Week ends. Bring your ‘besties’ and enjoy a whole week of awesome food, unlimited horseback riding and a multitude of exciting activities from May 17th to 23rd. Perfect for a stagette or birthday. Also remember there are NO calories on vacation. Wink Wink! If you need to rebuild your riding confidence, then Riders Confidence Week is for you. It is scheduled for May 24th - 30th where they will will help you regain your confidence in a secure, private environment with the help of expert wranglers. In July, Wild West Week begins. This week is filled with all things wild and western including, but not limited to cowboy action shooting, mule packing, gold panning, roping lessons and an exclusive treasure hunt. Additionally there is an extra day for a trip to the Professional Rodeo on Saturday night.

2. Bar W Ranch

The Bar W Cattle drive was designed to give guests the “best of all cattle drives”. It’s not an ordinary Cattle Drive at Bar W Ranch; it’s a learning experience that begins with horsemanship lessons to gathering up the cattle, sorting branding and more. The trip covers more than 50,000 acres, so perfect for avid riders. Every guest also gets a free raffle ticket to The Dude Ranchers’ Association Educational Trust Scholarship Fund Raffle where they have a chance to win a 2 week stay at Bar W Ranch. The Spring Cattle Drive starts June 6, 2015. Reserve your spot now!

Bar W Ranch Cattle Drive

3. Sugar & Spice Ranch

Thinking of a mother-daughter holiday this spring? Sugar and Spice has got you covered with this special package. During the spring break, you can enjoy the complementary rates of $2,199. This price is inclusive of all meals, equipment, riding, evening activities, deluxe amenities and lodging. Other packages include special weeks like WOW (Women Only Weekends) where you can enjoy the same facilities at $530 per person.

Sugar & Spice Ranch

4. Lone Mountain Ranch

In the list of all the amazing packages, Lone Mountain Ranch is last but not least. The spring special package includes a 4-night and 3-day stay including 3 day tickets to Big Sky Resort and transportation. All meals are included as well as their sleigh ride dinner. The offer is valid for new reservations during March and April. Price $1620 per person. For anyone who wants a hassle free vacation, this is the choice for you.

Lone Mountain Sleigh Ride

Upcoming Spring Dude Ranch Vacation Specials

09/03/2015 12:20:50 PM

Still “just” thinking about going on that vacation you have been dreaming about forever? Maybe, this spring is the time for you to finally enjoy that trip. With all these amazing package deals you have a wide selection of vacations at a discount. Here are 3 of the top dude ranch vacation deals available this Spring:

Echo Valley Ranch

If you want to make the upcoming Easter a sweet treat for yourself and your loved ones, Echo Valley Ranch is the place to be. The Echo Valley Ranch Easter special features a holiday designed for your family. Kids can enjoy arts and crafts activities, meet the animals a trip to the Echo Valley’s zoo, partake in a fun-filled egg hunt on Easter Sunday and much more under the supervision of people you can trust.

Easter Family Special

To provide an exceptional and relaxing experience, Echo Valley Ranch offers an ultramodern spa with top-notch amenities. If you are an outdoor person, there are natural panoramic views of the amazing scenery of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region for you to wallow in and enjoy. You can also enjoy exploring the nearby area by hiking on the many varied, beautiful nature trails or go horseback riding.

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

British Columbia ranches offer everything you need for a magical escape for the nature lover. It is time for you to say goodbye to your routine for a few days and indulge yourself in the luxury of some well- deserved fun and relaxation

Marble Mountain Ranch

If you want something more than a a typical spring holiday at a dude ranch, Marble Mountain Ranch is the perfect holiday destination for you. Marble Mountain Ranch offers a wide range of activities included in their Easter all-inclusive package. The Easter package includes two new events along with American Competitive Trail Horse Competitions. Do you have your own horse? Marble Mountain Ranch will also allow the public to bring their own horses during this time. Keep in mind, these are the only two weeks where you get such an opportunity, so don’t miss out on it.

Marble Mountain Ranch

They have a special collaborative program with ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association). The competition hosts two rides, with competitions and fun trail courses. These include: * CTC (on Saturday, 23rd May 2015) * Arena Obstacle Course, AOC (on Sunday, 24th March 2015) For guests who would like to extend the trip, there are other programs to enjoy the week before the event from May 18 to May 24, 2015. The extended week will allow you to delve into the ranch completely, forgetting there is a world outside it. Ride on your own horse or one at the ranch; it’s all up to you. At Marble Mountain you can experience multiple exciting programs at a reasonable price. If you can’t make it to Marble Mountain this Spring, there is another session planned for Fall. Extended week for the Fall session begins from Sept. 7 to Sept. 13, 2015 and ACTHA Rides will be happening on September 12 & 13, 2015, respectively. Your stay at the ranch will include adventure filled activities such as trail rides and competition, fishing, shooting, cooking with one of the executive chefs and training for all the activities.

Coffee Creek Ranch

Encircled by the National Forest and adjacent to the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area in Northern California, Coffee Creek Ranch is the spot where you should be spending your seasonal vacations. What makes this place different from all other ranches is its unique location where you can experience forests, mountains and water in a meandering stream excellent for fishing The spring special at Coffee Creek Ranch offers a week long holiday package from March 28 till April 10 at just $995 for adults and children above six years of age.

Coffee Creek Ranch

At Coffee Creek Ranch, you can enjoy a lot more than just a horseback riding experience, you can also try trap shooting, archery, hiking, horseshoes, indoor and table games, river rafting and more. The exclusive amenities provided by the ranch to all the guests include, but is not limited to a world class spa,  baby-sitting service,  bicycles and high speed internet.

Lone Mountain Ranch Duck Recipe

05/03/2015 4:58:20 PM

Are you looking to have friends or family over for an upcoming dinner party? This duck recipe is the perfect dish for a crisp, cool evenings and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! We know because our guests love it when it's on our menu at the ranch. You will impress everyone with your cooking skills with this beautiful gourmet dish. Lone Mountain Ranch is located only 20 miles from the Northwest Corner of Yellowstone National Park, America’s first playground. During both summer and winter seasons, this Montana dude ranch offers a variety of opportunities to explore and discover this memorable National Park. Lone Mountain Guest Ranch hosts guests for 4 to 7 nights, offering an all-inclusive package with meals, accommodations in a cozy cabin or the Ridgetop Lodge and numerous activities in both winter and summer seasons. The cuisine at Lone Mountain Guest Ranch is inspired by the bounty of the Northwestern Rockies and takes advantage of locally produced offerings when possible. Directions:

  1. Break down whole duck. Take breast and score, set aside.
  2. Duck Rillettes – take duck leg and confit in duck fat for 4 hours with 2 sprigs of thyme and 1 clove of garlic. Pull from oven and cool. Remove skin from leg, and meat from leg. Take leg meat and chilled fat and roll into balls. Bread with classic flour, egg, bread crumb technique.
  3. Crispy Duck Skin – Take skin from legs and deep fry for 45 seconds at 350 degrees
  4. Foie Gras – take 2 oz foie gras and sear in nonstick pan with NO OIL. Set aside and rest
  5. Cassoulet – take 2 duck breast prosciutto, sweat down with 1 finely diced leek, 2 stalks of finely diced celery, and 1 carrot finely diced. Add in 1 quart fully cooked white beans, ½ quart chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Huckleberry Balsamic Gastrique – 1 cup fresh huckleberries, 1 cup balsamic vinegar, ½ cup sugar. Bring to boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Puree in blender, push through a fine mesh sieve, and cool.

Lone Mountain Ranch Duck


White Stallion Ranch 2015 Specials

21/01/2015 12:39:15 PM

A fine resort, White Stallion Ranch is a 50-year-old traditional dude ranch that flaunts a personal touch and excellent hospitality. Nestled in Tucson, Arizona, the ranch is famous for beautiful views of the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and privately owned herds. However, if you truly want to appreciate these wonders, you need to be on the saddle. This is why the ranch has prepared four specials which you can book to free the cowboy/cowgirl within the city slicker.

White Stallion Ranch

#1) Take a Bridge Vacation with Dennis Dawson

Date: February 9-13, 2015

Cost: $1,119 per person for double occupancy $1,419 per person for single occupancy

Package: The package entails four breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, an assortment of snacks and refreshments during the games, bridge games, and a happy hour with an honor bar. You can opt for horse riding for an extra charge. If you’re one of the 50 million bridge players worldwide, you’re bound to be familiar with the name Dennis Dawson. Dawson is a Grand Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League and a Bronze medalist at the World Championships. Winner of over 14,000 masterpoints across 200 regional events, he’s one of the best teachers you can get, especially since he imparts logical explanations and relies on a hands-on approach. In addition to two classes a day with Dennis Dawson (except on the first and last day), you can immerse in the ranch’s hospitality during Happy Hour and meal times. To further enjoy the ranch’s offerings and be part of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, visit the ranch between January 31 and February 15.

#2) Ultimate Wild West Cactus Cowgirls

Date: April 12 - 17, 2015

Cost: $1,700 per person for double occupancy $1,857 per person for single occupancy

Package: With this package, you’ll get lodging for five nights-six days, meals, horseback riding and daily lessons, a margarita welcome party, country dance lessons, a ‘yoga for riding’ class, and Tucson International Airport transfers. If you’re a lady who wants to bask under the Arizona sunshine while riding a horse through 300-acres of open land, book the Ultimate Wild West Cactus Cowgirls offer. Whether you’re a skilled rider or a newbie, you’ll discover the beauty of horseback riding while learning important ranch skills such as target shooting and horse grooming. You can, however, skip ranch chores and entrust them to the professionals while you enjoy the sights of hedgehogs, palo verde trees and other flora and fauna famous in Tucson’s desert.

#3) Summer Bonanza for Spring of 2015

Date: May 17 – June 14 2015

Cost: $690 per person for double occupancy for four nights, five days $767 per person for single occupancy for four nights, five days $1,145 per person for double occupancy for seven nights, eight days $1,696 per person for single occupancy for seven nights, eight days Additional nights are charged extra while Single Deluxe packages are priced differently.

Package: The package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding except on Sundays, daily ranch activities, cookouts, and transfers from the airport. Summer just got special at White Stallion. The dude ranch offers its visitors the chance to enjoy the desert while it is in full bloom sans the scorching heat. While on horseback, prepare to discover a wide range of palo verde trees, cholla cacti and other beauties worth immortalizing in a photograph. If fauna isn’t your thing, you can get adrenaline pumping by helping the ranchers herd newborn longhorn calves before settling for the night after a hearty meal and a lot of fun with other guests.

#4) December Special 2015

Date: Nov 29 – Dec 17, 2015

Cost: $690 per person for double occupancy for four nights, five days $767 per person for single occupancy for four nights, five days $1,145 per person for double occupancy for seven nights, eight days $1,277 per person for single occupancy for seven nights, eight days Additional nights are charged extra while Single Deluxe packages are priced differently.

Package: The package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding except on Sundays, daily ranch activities, cookouts, and transfers from the airport. If you want to break free from the stress of the city, head to Tucson’s own authentic dude ranch. Let your hair down by dressing casually and forget about the winter blahs by enjoying a ride through the wild, wild desert surrounding the White Stallion. If you book early, you may even enjoy some great activities such as a steak cookout, breakfast ride, a visit to the Saguaro National Monument, and even a rodeo exhibition. As you can see, there is just so much that you can do if you decide to head to The White Stallion for your upcoming holidays. Just remember that rooms are limited, so make sure to book your own beforehand. To get in touch with the ranch, visit http://www.whitestallion.com/ or call at 520-297-0252.  

Thanksgiving Weekend at Tod Mountain Ranch

09/10/2014 11:48:56 AM

Tod Mountain Ranch is the ideal spot if you are seeking a luxurious, and rustic ranch that truly focuses on the experience of riding horses. Located within the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Tod Mountain Ranch is a welcoming place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace offered within the valley of Louis Creek. This Fall, Tod Mountain Ranch is offering a very special promotion to encourage guests to visit during Thanksgiving weekend.

Choose from either a 2 or 3 night stay (at discounted rates of $545 / $745 per person plus applicable taxes), with plenty of trail riding, and lots of hearty, healthy meals - including an amazing Thanksgiving dinner to share together on Sunday evening. With a horse personally allocated to you during your stay, cabin accommodations, all ranch activities and meals included - this promotion will fill up fast. Contact the Tod Mountain Ranch today to reserve your space!

Tod Mountain Ranch

The ranch host, Tracey, along with her team, work diligently to ensure each guest that comes through the ranch doors is treated to an unforgettable experience. Tracey and the other experienced wranglers are on hand to assist guests, from beginner to novice riders with skill level appropriate, safe, enjoyable riding. With daily rides through the nearby old logging roads, cattle trails, forests and mountains, the horse riding is unparalleled, and the views are spectacular. The Total Immersion Experience at Tod Mountain Ranch also includes the hands on experience of caring for your horse during your stay, including tacking up, grooming, saddling and evening turning out. Tod Mountain is a great choice for friends, couples and even solo travelers. As an adult oriented ranch destination, visitors can be sure that they will have all the rest and relaxation they need, in addition to activities such as hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking and golf nearby should they so choose. Children are also welcome at the ranch, with riding times varying dependent on their age, and comfort level with the horses.

Horseback Riding

Meals served at Tod Mountain Ranch are prepared by their in house chef, using locally sourced, fresh, healthy ingredients. Enjoy their juicy steaks and baby back ribs, gourmet selections, fresh breads and delicious sweet treats - all prepared from scratch, with home style cooking. For special diets, contact them in advance and they are happy to cater to your needs. Served family style in the main dining area, outdoors on the deck, or even packed away to enjoy on a trail ride, Tod Mountain Ranch dining is sure not to disappoint.

Tod Mountain Ranch

Accommodations at Tod Mountain Ranch are designed to provide comfort and privacy for each guest. Guest Ranch cabins and Dude Ranch cabins are both spacious, and furnished with rustic decor, yet with all the modern amenities needed to make your stay comfortable. Whether you are looking for adventure, or need time to just relax and unwind, Tod Mountain Ranch will cater to your needs. The surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop to enjoying incredible riding. The team at the ranch work hard to provide as much trail riding time as each guest wishes during their stay. With a focus on exceptional horse riding, and a memorable experience, Tod Mountain Ranch is certainly a unique, and enjoyable destination.  

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