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Dude Ranch - Resorts and Lodges in California
Though known for its sun-kissed beaches and constant celebrity sightings, California really isn’t too far from the cowboy-friendly Southwest. Guests may explore the land on bikes, watch birds, or rock climb. Saddle up and ride over grasslands and along mountain trails in this diverse landscape. Be transported back to the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s and pan for gold like a real prospector. Channel your inner cowboy and participate in cattle round-ups and cattle drives! Properties like Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, Smoke Tree Ranch, and Rankin Ranch will bring out your inner cowboy.
You'll find all of the typical dude ranch activities at Smoke Tree, but this Palm Springs ranch is far from typical. It's not a rugged getaway, but a luxurious experience complete with trail rides, spa services, and fine dining. Try something unique for your vacation: an upscale ranch retreat.
Your inner cowboy will come out at this Southwest sanctuary! Explore the meadows and mountain trails on horseback or live the life of a ranch hand while helping out at Sarah's Farm. Bottle feed baby animals, toss hay to the lambs and goats, hold chickens, and feed leftover fruits and vegetables to the pigs!
California Top List Picks
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