Top Summer Ranch Vacations
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Highland, New York
Rocking Horse Ranch brings the Southwest to New York! Family fun awaits around every corner at this award-winning, ranch-style resort located only 90 minutes from New York City. Set off on a horseback riding expedition through the lush landscape with riding professionals. For some water-fueled fun, visit Big Splash Indoor Water Park, home of the 250-foot long Gold Rush Flume Ride. The private lake adds to aquatic adventures with water skiing, kayaking, paddle boating, and Big Banana Boat Water Rides. After you're done exploring the area, enjoy an array of amenities. Stroll through award-winning gardens, try rock climbing, and enjoy all-inclusive dining from the Hudson Valley's top chefs. At the end of the day, wind down by taking in a nightly show from the area's premier entertainment. The glitz of New York City combines with the rustic recreation of the Southwest!
600 Route 44/55, Highland, New York 12528
Resting at the base of the spectacular Shawangunk Mountains, you'll enjoy stunning scenery when your ride through the peaks.
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After recreation, indulge in relaxation at the Spa at Rocking Horse after a relaxing afternoon. Choose from a list of massages including aromatherapy, deep tissue, Swedish, and Reflexology!close
Over the river and through the woods, to 4UR Ranch you should go!
The summer months can get pretty hot in Colorado, and what better way to beat the heat than fishing, fishing, and more fishing? Every night (after a scrumptious dinner) the 4UR Ranch manager and fly fishing guide conducts an evening lottery. The winner chooses their station along Goose Creek and the second chooses theirs and so on down the line for the morning cast. In the afternoon, the order is reversed and every angler gets a prime spot on the renowned trout stream. You plumb the depths for the big one to your heart's content, but don't think that that's all that the ranch has to offer- that's just the start! Ride through Rocky Mountains on horseback, relax in the onsite hot spring spas, or play a round at the nearby Rio Grande Club golf course.
Kids will hardly realize you’re gone when they’re at the 4UR Kids Program. They’ll be making friendships while sack racing, bobbing for apples, horseback riding, painting, fishing, animal tracking and more.
Unwind in the game room or at the bar, mountain bike, hike, shoot trap and sporting clay and visit the nearby mining town of Creede.
From Southern Colorado, take Hwy. 285 for a scenic and unforgettable drive. Travel to South Fork and follow the signs to Creede, but don’t actually enter the town. The 4UR Ranch is on the left side of the road after Cottonwood Cove, 13 miles from South Fork and seven miles from Creede. If you fly into the Alamosa airport, 4UR Ranch can provide shuttle transportation.close
Big Creek Lodge
Big Creek, British Columbia
While you probably don't think of Canada when they hear the word "cowboy", one trip to Big Creek Lodge and you won't be able to think of anything else!
The gorgeous 4-Star Lodge sits in the center of the Chilcotins, which provide majestic views everywhere you look. As one of the the most remote parts of British Columbia, Big Creek is ideal for anyone who seeks to escape from city life and reconnect with their natural side. You'll do this by hiking, trail riding, ranch riding, cattle work, round up, gold panning, snowmobile tours, cross country skiing, and fishing, among other! When you're not getting closer to Mother Nature, you'll be inside in one of the five supremely comfortable rooms, all of which feature a cozy interior, floor heating, and a private bathroom with a hot shower!
Box 20 Big Creek, BC VOL IKO
To the north of the Ranch lays the small community of Big Creek, which maintains a population of 50 or so people.
There are no cities or towns all the way to the coast, so that the clean Pacific air flows through untainted by any pollution.close
Rawah Guest Ranch
With plenty of all-inclusive packages, Rawah Ranch is happy to take care of the little things, leaving you to focus on what's important: making memories!
Here you can unwind on your porch and breathe in the refreshing natural air as you look out over the beautiful views. You can learn how to saddle up a horse and enjoy a relaxing horseback ride through the magnificent mountain trails. Or, you can become a fly-fishing master on the Laramie River as you reel in plenty of rainbow, brown and brook trout. Fitness lovers will be greeted to the open frontier where hiking excursions to the Rawah Wilderness or Roosevelt National Forest can start right from the ranch. And don't forget the dining experience you'll have is sure to resonate with you for some time to come as breakfast, lunch and dinner are all prepared by their chef in house from scratch every day. Pack your cowboy hat and experience a true ranch experience with Rawah!
11447 North County Road 103 Glendevey, CO 82063
Rawah Guest Ranch also offers overnight camping trips where you will enjoy a delicious campfire cooked dinner in a spectacular spot of the Roosevelt National Forest.
Startup some games and competition onsite with volleyball, can jam, corn-hole, croquet, bocce ball and many more lawn games outside!close
Rocking Z Ranch
Wolf Creek, Montana
Ever wanted to know how to work cattle from the back of a horse, learn the difference between a trot and a walk, or give a horse verbal commands? At Rocking Z Ranch, their experienced staff will make will show you the ropes on just about everything that comes with the ranch lifestyle.
While the trails here truly are unforgettable, Rocking Z isn't JUST horses. If you want to do something else, there’s plenty more that Rocking Z offers. Go swim in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or just enjoy your cozy accommodations, featuring natural gas fireplaces, air-conditioning, and all the modern amenities you’d expect.
2020 CHEVALLIER DRIVE, WOLF CREEK, MT 59648
Indulge your curiosity and become a member of their Driving Team where you'll be shown the ins and outs of the task.
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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as drinks offered onsite!close
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Spend your summer exploring in the isolated Gros Ventre River Valley at Goosewing Ranch.
This dude ranch in Jackson Hole provides comfortable lodging, complimentary wireless internet, as well as other amenities including a stone fireplace and hot tub. Leave all your worries behind and exult in the sense of freedom you’ll have in taking in the fresh mountain air. This location is home to some of North America’s most spectacular game including elk, moose, antelope, bear, and more. Saddle up and explore the terrain on a daily horseback ride, or venture the Gros Ventre Valley on a Polaris Ranger UTV for a more expedited trip. This area is home to excellent fly-fishing opportunities as well where you’ll be able to cast off at your own pace. Make this a summer to remember when you visit Goosewing Ranch!
24400 East Cottonwood Creek Road Kelly, Wyoming 83011
The Gros Ventre Valley sits 7,400 feet above sea level.
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Pack trips are also available where you’ll be taken on a guided trip consuming days and nights where you’ll have access to some of the most scenic areas in the United States.close
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort breathes life back into the Old West! Located on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal has been hosting families, couples, and groups since 1946. And, even after more than 60 years in business, horseback riding remains Alisal’s main attraction! Enjoy more than 50 miles of equestrian trails, including group rides, private rides, and breakfast rides to the historic Adobe Camp, not to mention lessons and even a rodeo. Once you’re done riding the trails, hit the links of one of two 18-hole championship golf courses, unwind in the 5,500-square-foot Alisal Fitness Center & Spa, do some angling in the spring-fed Alisal Lake, and let the kids get up-close-and-personal with the ponies and goats of the Alisal Barn Yard. Then, have a bite to eat in the distinguished Ranch Room before retiring to one of 73 ranch-themed guest rooms, many featuring high-beamed ceilings, Western art, and welcoming fireplaces. Unleash your inner cowboy!
1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, California 93463
When you're not riding, try some reeling! Enjoy catch-and-release fishing on the resort's private, spring-fed Alisal Lake, teeming with bass and bluegill! Plus, guided trips and fly fishing lessons are also available!
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You don't have to rough it in the Deluxe Suite, which features two full baths, a spacious sitting room, a wet bar, a wood-burning fireplace with complimentary firewood, and more modern amenities!close
Bend/Powell Butte, Oregon
Rustic yet refined, Brasada Ranch interweaves Old West adventure and modern luxuries. Located on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains, folks staying at the Brasada Ranch enjoy 300-plus days of sunshine per year for outdoor adventures. The Brasada Ranch Equestrian Center and Resort is home to some of Bend Oregon's best horseback riding. More than 50 horses come complete with instruction for all ages and abilities in indoor and outdoor arenas as well as trail riding experiences over 900 acres within the resort and thousands more on adjoining lands. Ride along mountains, rivers, lakes, meadows, and much more, comprising an incredibly scenic playground. When you're not riding, try relaxing! This Oregon oasis showcases eight warm and contemporary suites featuring the finest views the resort has to offer. Ideal for special occasions and romantic retreats, these 500- to 900-square-foot suites feature an array of amenities like fireplaces, large private terraces, decks, an outdoor hot tub, and a fire pit. Ride into relaxation at Brasada Ranch!
16986 SW Brasada Ranch Road, Bend/Powell Butte, Oregon 97753
Practice in the extraordinary equestrian resort arenas, attend group clinics, arrange private lessons, watch a world-class event, take a ride with your whole family, or simply saddle up and head out solo on these incredible Bend Oregon trails!
With more than 40 different guided fishing trip options along the Deschutes, McKenzie, Metolius, and Crooked Rivers, the Brasada Ranch has angling adventures for everyone!close
The Home Ranch
Travelers looking for an unmatched Luxury Ranch getaway in Colorado can end their search at The Home Ranch. Each season, the Elk River Valley becomes a new Rocky Mountain paradise for guests to explore, and the property's wide ranging selection of activities will keep you busy and entertained throughout your stay.
Whether you are looking for a classic Western ranch vacation for your entire family, an exceptional culinary getaway during harvest, or a late summer fly-fishing, The Home Ranch is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience. Fill your days with fun activities like horseback riding, hiking, and rock climbing during the summer months. When the snow begins to fall, you can explore at your own pace with a cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or backcountry skiing adventure. Regardless of the season, you'll enjoy inspired farm-to-table cuisine and fine wines. Start planning your own Summer Ranch Vacation to The Home Ranch today!
54880 County Road 129 Clark, Colorado 80428
Each cabin and lodge room offers a rich sense of place, with magnificent views of mountains, meadows, horses and aspens. At full occupancy, The Home Ranch is capable of lodging 50 people. It is an exceptional setting for large groups, family reunions, and smaller weddings. Please explore all of the lodging options below and find the accommodations that best suit your wishes and needs.
The Home Ranch offers an incredible list of activities to enjoy during your stay including horseback riding, fly-fishing, cycling, swimming, hiking, yoga, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and more! And that's just during the summer months! You'll also find activities and programs specifically for kids.close
320 Guest Ranch
Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Experience the best in the West at 320 Guest Ranch! Situated between Yellowstone Park and Big Sky Ski Resort on more than 320 acres of mountain range, forest, and two miles of the wandering Gallatin River, this classic Western ranch will bring out the cowboy in you. Marvel at all the skill and knowledge the expert wranglers have to offer, explore 2,000 miles of trails on horseback, and an savor an endless supply of fresh air and sunshine. There's also fly fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, kayaking, and more those in search of even more outdoor adventures. After a day riding the trails, please your palate with gourmet cuisine at 320 Steak House and sip a cold drink at the authentic saloon. Shack up in any of the rustic yet refined accommodations that range from historic cabins to luxury log homes. Wrangle up the family and prepare for an authentic Old West experience!
205 Buffalo Horn Creek, Gallatin Gateway, Montana 59730
The Summer Fun Getaway includes three nights lodging, a half-day trail ride into the mountains, a scrumptious hot breakfast, and more!
Get hooked on the area's fantastic fishing. Just outside your door is the Blue Ribbon Gallatin River, which is world-famous for its trout fishing. The ranch offers full- and half-day walk and wades, float trips, instruction, guides, and more!close