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Best Guest Ranches
From the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the roaming prairies of Wisconsin to the vast woodlands of British Columbia, the following destinations exemplify everything a guest ranch should be. Though each resort features unique terrains and climates, they all encompass the guest ranch spirit, which celebrates outdoor activities and welcoming amenities set amidst breathtaking scenery. Saddle up and gallop through wildflower-filled meadows, rugged mountain trails, and lush forests. If you’d prefer to remain on your own two feet, trek through the nature paths or reel in schools upon schools of fish in the surrounding lakes and streams. When the winter wonderland arrives, engage in alpine adventures at the surrounding ski resorts or tour the famous national parks, including Yellowstone and Zion. After a fun-filled day, return to the ranch and pamper yourself with hot tub soaks, spa treatments, and private balcony naps.

C Lazy U Ranch

Granby, Colorado

View Website +1 (877) 856 - 3916

At the C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Colorado activities abound all year round! When the summer sun is shining, saddle up and explore the mountainous trails on your trusty steed or try your hand at fly fishing. Once the ranch is coated in a sea of snow, you can snowmobile through the pine-dotted terrain or snag a lift ticket for Winter Park Ski Resort. The 12,000-square-foot indoor riding arena hosts horseback adventures every season! Enjoy rustic elegance with a stone fireplace and a jetted tub.

View Website +1 (866) 940 - 1286

Colorado Cattle Company Ranch presents an alluring destination to aspiring cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country!

Both timid beginners and fearless veterans will find plenty to love here, as multiple levels of riding experience are handled on a daily basis. Your guide will help you select from the over 80 extremely well trained and well-mannered quarter horses, looking for your perfect fit. Don't worry- all employees are knowledgeable experts! They'll have you “roping live steers from horseback” in one week, if you're interested! You'll be saying "Yee-haw!" in no time!


Colorado Trails Ranch

Durango, Colorado

View Website +1 (855) 750 - 2166

Cradled by the San Juan Mountains, Colorado Trails Ranch combines outdoor activities and luxurious amenities. Lope through the ruggedly beautiful terrain on horseback, reel in trophy trout on the Florida River, or hike through the rocky trails. After your hunger for adventure as been appeased, satisfy your stomach with the aid of the ranch’s experienced chef. Immerse yourself in casual elegance in your Old West cabin, which features modern amenities like a hot tub and a sparkling pool.


Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort

Warrensburg, New York

View Website +1 (877) 619 - 0941

Billing itself as “Year round family fun, ranch-style”, Ridin-Hy Resort is focused on providing an amazing ranch experience for all ages.

With spectacular views of the Adirondacks just from the ranch, your family will be awestruck when they hit the trail to experience the mountains up close and personal. There are horses available for all skill levels, but each has a pleasant demeanor and the friendly guides will make sure everything goes perfectly. The cabins’ amenities almost defy hyperbole; they’re extravagant despite the rural setting. Family, friends, or romantic partner- Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort is ideal for all!


B & B Ranch

Fly Creek, New York

View Website +1 (866) 850 - 1093

Small in size but huge in fun, B & B Ranch is the perfect place for a horse-based retreat, be it for family for romantic getaway.

Set right outside of Cooperstown, New York, B & B Ranch is well-known for its Piedmontese beef, agricultural tourism, and equestrian fun. Your accommodations will be cozy and quaint, full of small-town charms and authenticity. When you’re ready for some exploration, the expert staff will make sure that you’ll find a horse that perfectly suits your level of expertise. Get out there and have an adventure at B & B, where your experience is their number one priority!


Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky, Montana

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Offering everything under Montana’s “Big Sky,” Lone Mountain Ranch is a secluded sanctuary where outdoor activities abound! Grab the reins and guide your trusty steed through the mountainous terrain. If you’d prefer to stay on your own two feet, hike through Yellowstone National Park or reel in some trophy trout. In the winter, cross-country ski through miles of Nordic trails or coast on over to Big Sky Ski Resort for some alpine adventures. Afterward, unwind with a massage studio session.


Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

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One of Idaho's best kept secrets, Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers fun for the whole family!

When you stay at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, you'll find an all-inclusive experience that is second to none. After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a wide variety of exciting activities. Whether you're an adult looking for an exciting trail ride or a family looking for the thrill of riding a zip line, you'll find something for everyone at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. And, with a Kid’s Program for ages 3 and up, even the little ones can join in on the fun!


Siwash Lake Ranch

70 Mile House, British Columbia

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Outdoor activities and understated elegance unite in British Columbia’s cowboy country at Siwash Lake Ranch. Hop in the saddle and explore the breathtaking Canadian backcountry on horseback, reel in schools upon schools of fish from the lake, or hike through the varied terrain of golden grasslands, lush woodlands, and river canyons. After an action-packed day, experience the luxury of your cabin, which features a stone fireplace, a sprawling sundeck, and awe-inspiring views!


Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Mount Carmel, Utah

View Website +1 (866) 306 - 8249

Resting on 400 acres of forested plateau and a gateway to Zion National Park, this ranch is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Horseback ride through the wildflower-dotted meadows, the red rock cliffs serving as the scenery. Daredevils can set out on a canyoneering expedition in the ruggedly beautiful caverns. If you’d prefer some aquatic adventures, whitewater rafting is right up your alley. Unwind with a refreshing dip in the ranch’s pool or soak in the hot tub!


Clear Creek Family Ranch

Orderville, Utah

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Located in Utah’s Color Country, Clear Creek Family Ranch offers a cavalcade of colorful activities for children and adults. Adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy hiking through the tree-lined mountain trails and exploring the nearby Zion National Park on either foot or horseback. Fish Lake National Forest is the perfect setting for a family fishing adventure. Once you’ve experienced the outdoors, return to the ranch and savor the scenery from your deck or curl up next to the fireplace.


Woodside Ranch

Mauston, Wisconsin

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Shaded by a grove of pine trees, the appropriately named Woodside Ranch brings the Old West atmosphere to the Midwest. With more than 60 horses to choose from, there’s a bronco for every buckaroo at this Wisconsin ranch. Explore the wooded trails on horseback or on foot before you toss in a line at Woodside Lake, which is teeming with bass, bluegill, and northern pike. After an action-packed day, mosey on back to the ranch, and cool off in the pool or feed the llamas at the petting zoo!