Many people who are thinking about going to a guest ranch for their next vacation wonder what else there is to do other than ride. There are numerous activities nowadays that guest ranches offer their guests other than horseback riding and activities vary from guest ranch to guest ranch so it is important to ask each ranch before booking your next guest ranch vacation.
At Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures at Rancho Los Banos you can hike through one of their many boxed canyons, the one above is on the way to the Bavispe River.
Guest ranches can be located in some of the most spectacular wilderness, mountain or rural areas so for hikers this is a great opportunity to explore new trails. You can also choose swimming in pristine lakes or heated indoor pools. There are even guest ranches that offer white water rafting for the truly adventurous at heart. For those of you that like to fish, how about trying your hand at fly-fishing in a glacier lake or river?
Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana offers: Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking – Ride class II – IV rapids for a half or full day – just twenty miles down the road
Your next guest ranch vacation may also include bird watching or wildlife viewing and for those so inclined skeet shooting. There are even trips to local must-see sites. As you can see there is a lot to do!
At the end of the day a you will enjoy typical western entertainment and hospitality at its best. Dinner might entail a traditional outdoor BBQ or gourmet cuisine and fine wines prepared by trained chefs. Your company will include guests from around the world.
If all this activity has you feeling weary why not pamper yourself on your next guest ranch vacation at one of the ranch resort’s spas. Offering a wide selection of aesthetic services, including massages, facials and pedicures a guest ranch spa treatment is a great way to relax and unwind among the tranquil setting of a ranch vacation
Finally, if you do decide to venture forth on a horse, most guest ranches offer horseback riding lessons and have expert wranglers to guide you safely and pleasantly on a new adventure of the spirit!
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