Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

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

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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!

RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Nestled in a peaceful valley along the banks of the Colorado River you will find the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch. Opened in 1912 it is considered the oldest continuously operating guest ranch in the state. Though the original log lodge and cabins have been modernized the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch has tried to retain the look and atmosphere of the “old west” so that you will feel like you are stepping back in time.

A vacation at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch means all your meals and many of the activities like horseback riding, “Gold Medal” fly-fishing/fishing, kid’s program, hayrides, camp-fires, mountain biking, evening entertainment are included in one weekly rate per person.  The ranch also has lots of great amenities like a hot tub, swimming pool, petting corral, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and most importantly a bottomless cookie jar.

Colorado Guest Ranch

Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch

The Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch is proud to maintain their own herd of over 100 horses. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to horseback riding or a very experienced rider or fall somewhere in between the ranch has the ideal horse waiting just for you! Their experienced wranglers will pair you with a horse suited to your level of riding that you get to ride all week. You will also will receive personalized riding instruction and helpful tips throughout the week to help you become a better rider.

For those seeking a real thrill the Bar Lazy J Ranch now offers a zip line that is one of Colorado’s longest and fastest zip lines and is the only one that crosses the Colorado River. You will be zipping along at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour that drop 82 feet in elevation and cross 1500 feet.  Now doesn’t that sound exciting?

A dude ranch vacation at the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch truly has something for everyone in your group from fun outdoor activities during the day to cozy camp-fires at night this Colorado guest ranch promises a true “Western Experience”.

Happy Trails!

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Colorado’s Rustic Retreat All Year Round

Hidden in a wild valley on a pristine mountain like, western Colorado’s gem Coulter Lake Guest Ranch promises a unique experience all year round. The small ranch near the Rocky Mountains is part of the White River National Forest, which is world-renowned for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Complementing Mother Nature’s gifts are the facilities and hospitality which you’ll enjoy to the fullest, whether you’re alone, with your family, or simply with your special someone.

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

The Who and What of Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

Over seven decades old, Coulter Lake has been welcoming visitors to the Rocky Mountains, creating memories to for those dropping by to enjoy their vacations, family reunions, weddings and getaways. Since 2008, Tim and Sue Weller have been managing the activities at the lake and welcoming guests to their new home for the next few days. Tim is an expert wrangler, which is why he leads the pack and oversees the hunting program. Meanwhile, Sue manages the kitchen, the cabins and activities on the ranch.

Together with the rest of the staff, the Wellers offer a unique experience to all vacationers, especially those seeking quality family time, trail rides, a broad range of summer and winter activities, and outdoor wedding locations.  Coulter Lake Guest Ranch provides comfortable accommodations for those who just want to relax during their visit and enjoy western gourmet meals served family-style.

Coulter Lake

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RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Rancho Los Baños Adventure Guest Ranch

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Are you looking for adventure on your next vacation? Why not consider Rancho Los Baños Adventure Guest Ranch, a genuine Mexican cattle ranch and wilderness preserve located a mere 55 miles south from the southeast Arizona town of Douglas. With over 30, 000 acres, exotic scenery and otherworldly landscapes you will be reminded of a National Park.

Adventure Guest Ranch

Rancho Los Baños Adventure Guest Ranch

Adventurous activities are abundant at this guest ranch. Enjoy stunning landscapes, scenery and wilderness while horseback riding through unspoiled lands or spend the day hiking through box canyons in the Canyonlands. There are also wonderful opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife viewing. Kayaking, mountain biking, 4X4 jeep excursions and stargazing are just some of the many activities to choose from or just kick back, relax and enjoy the complete peace, serenity and tranquility at the ranch.

Connected to the natural world instead of the wired world this ranch is a great way to disconnect and re-connect with loved ones. Accommodations have been built and designed for sleeping comfortably, with each room, cabin and tent offering privacy, space and tranquility. Your days will be spent mostly outdoors making new friends and new memories and admiring a spectacular star-filled night sky that you never get to experience in the city.

Rancho Los Baños Adventure Guest Ranch is the ideal place for avid nature lovers because of its varied and diverse habitats that include lake, river, mountain, high desert, box canyon and riparian ecosystems. With its close proximity to the United States, getting to the ranch is as simple as 123.So book your next guest ranch vacation here and experience an exciting, fun-filled, relaxing, memorable time. And last but not least enjoy Mexican hospitality and food that is second to none!

Happy Trails!

RanchSeeker Photo of the Week! Bar 10 Ranch

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Have you ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon but hate the idea that there will be tons of people there too? Here’s your chance to experience the canyon without the crowds by visiting the Bar 10 Ranch located on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Heaton family has been hosting guests at their guest ranch for decades providing overnight stays and numerous ranch activities.

 

Arizona Guest Ranch

 

At the Bar 10 Ranch there are lots of fun activities for everyone in your group. You can sign-up for a thrilling white-water adventure, rafting trip or take a one-of-a-kind helicopter tour and take in the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. If you feel like simply relaxing you can enjoy the “Grand” views from a secluded area while appreciating the country atmosphere and western hospitality of your hosts. If you are up for more adventure then climb onto an ATV which lets you explore the rugged beauty of America’s preeminent gorge or you can take in the scenery atop a horse and experience the true Old West by horseback riding through miles of scenic vistas. There’s also skeet shooting, hiking and evening entertainment to keep your days as active as you want them to be while on your guest ranch vacation.

So what are you waiting for? Book your guest ranch vacation at the  Bar 10 Ranch and enjoy the grandeur, the mystery, and the Old West flavor of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River on the fabled Arizona Strip.

Happy Trails!