Posts Tagged ‘luxury ranch vacations’

RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Red Reflet Ranch

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Next time that you are looking for a working ranch which is also a luxurious resort why not consider Red Reflet Ranch located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming? Situated on 27,000 acres in the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains you will find landscapes that vary from red rim rock to rolling foot hills to aspen forests, limestone canyons, and mountain meadows. The ranch features outstanding facilities, superb food and an experienced staff all in a beautiful natural setting.

Your vacation at Red Reflet is all-inclusive and offers you unlimited activities. You can do as much as you want or simply choose to relax it’s up to you.  When cattle operations allow guests are invited to try their hand at being a “cowboy” by riding with the wranglers to look over the herd and to move them as needed. Other experiences include cattle drives to branding and gathering. Horseback riding is always a favourite activity at the ranch as well. All riding levels can be accommodated and an experienced wrangler will match you to the perfect horse for your riding ability. Enjoy the many trails on the ranch and explore the breathtaking scenery and natural wonders. You can also take lessons for roping, barrel racing or get some tips on how to improve your riding skills.

Wyoming Guest Ranch

Red Reflet Ranch

Other fun activities include taking an ATV out for a spin in a guided or unguided tour on one of the many trails available at the ranch.  Or how about fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and rifle and skeet shooting to fill your days? And for the more adventurous there is rock climbing and zip lining on the ranch’s private 4 course fast Zip Line. When you feel like doing something less active you are welcome to help the resident chef prepare the meals and learn new techniques while doing it or spend the afternoon cooling off in the outdoor pool which has a spectacular view of the Canyon and Red Cliffs. These are just a few of the activities available so be sure to check everything out before going so you can start planning your days.

Guests at the ranch enjoy 5 star luxury while staying in one of the chalets. The various expansive and well equipped chalets sleep from 4-20 people depending on your vacation needs and are built like a home featuring incredible views and luxurious living spaces. The wraparound terraces are ideal for stargazing at night and if you use the ranch’s Meade telescope you can even see the Milky Way and various galaxies! Mealtimes at the Red Reflet Ranch are always memorable occasions too since almost everything on the table has been grown or raised on the Ranch and then prepared by their resident executive Chef.

So next time you are considering a vacation with your spouse, family or friends consider The Red Reflet Ranch where your western experience will far exceed expectations for you and everyone in your group.

Happy Trails!

RanchSeeker’s Photo of the Week: Vista Verde Ranch

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Nestled in the Elk River Valley is Vista Verde, a luxury dude ranch just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Come enjoy the splendour of the Rocky Mountains with your family, friends, in a group, alone or on a romantic getaway with that special someone. Dude ranch season runs from June through late-October and it operates as a winter ranch from mid-December to early-March. During the spring and the fall the ranch closes down for “mud season” as Colorado locals fondly like to call it.

Accommodations at Vista Verde are first class! Quiet, peaceful and luxurious cabins are available with one to three bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Cabins feature living rooms, wood stoves and private hot tubs on the deck. The spacious, deluxe rooms are conveniently located in the lodge and have sitting areas, balconies and spectacular mountain views. Amenities include a swimming pool, classy Indoor Riding Arena, Kids cabin and a fitness center.

Colorado Luxury Ranch Resort

Vista Verde Ranch

The first part of the summer is set-up for family vacations, and September and October is for adults only. While Vista Verde pride themselves in providing an in-depth horsemanship experience they also offer a wide array of fun activities to choose from. Try your hand at fly-fishing in clear mountain lakes or rushing streams or hop on a mountain bike and choose from three different two wheeled adventures. There’s also hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, rafting and kayaking. When you feel like slowing down there are photography lessons, yoga, spa treatments and weekly cooking lessons and wine tastings.

Wintertime Colorado becomes a Winter Wonderland. Take a sleigh-ride or strap on some skis and try a variety of styles of Nordic skiing from classic to skate to back country. There’s also snow-shoeing, “fat” biking (bikes with wide tires that allow you to bike across snowy terrain) and snow tubing. The ranch also offers their riding program during the winter months as well as photography lessons, yoga, spa treatments and weekly cooking lessons and wine tastings.

The Vista Verde Ranch family will treat you and your travelling companions to personalized service and true Western hospitality. Their friendly, experienced staff is waiting to help you have an unforgettable Colorado dude ranch vacation. The ease of planning an all-inclusive vacation with so much to choose from will have you coming back year after year.

Happy Trails!

Thanksgiving at The Ranch at Rock Creek

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The Ranch at Rock Creek is nothing short of exceptional in every way. From the spectacular Montana mountains that surround the ranch, to the luxurious accommodations and fine dining prepared by their in house chef – every element of The Ranch at Rock Creek experience has been carefully considered to exceed guest expectations.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Many guests choose Rock Creek because they have always dreamed of trail riding in the Montana mountains. Some come to experience the soul soothing treatments and tranquility offered at the Granite Spa. Others are keen to participate in the many other outdoor adventures available nearby, such as hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. The Ranch at Rock Creek is an experience that leaves almost every guest who visits, with a longing to return. It is an amazing place to relax, refresh or awaken your senses.

Horseback Riding

Depending on whether you are a solo traveller, a romantic couple seeking a getaway, or family and friends getting together – Rock Creek can cater to your every need. With accommodations that range from ‘glamping’, to large, spacious log homes and even a historic, restored barn – Rock Creek provides luxury, with a rustic setting. Each style of accommodation provides incredible views, privacy and the modern amenities needed to feel at home.
The Ranch at Rock Creek Dining

Rock Creek always has something extra special prepared for the most adventurous of their guests, the children! The “Little Grizzlies Kids Club” offers daily activities designed to help kids learn about the natural Montana surroundings, while having fun. Rivers and Ponds, Cowboys and Horses and Plants and Rocks are the themes and topics they cover. Give yourself time to explore, or relax, while the trained staff at Rock Creek take care to teach your children through games, crafts, and outdoor activities.

The meals prepared at Rock Creek are renowned as world class. Influenced by seasonal produce, locally sourced meats, and organically grown vegetable and herbs, the expert culinary team prepare not only dining room meals that impress, but also weekly special event dining and off ranch excursion picnic lunches.

When the day is done, many guests enjoy getting together at the Silver Dollar Saloon to share a drink, or a story of their day’s adventure. It’s the perfect way to unwind, and forge new friendships in a relaxed atmosphere. The combination of natural beauty with the exquisite destination of The Ranch at Rock Creek, is the perfect solution to a well deserved vacation.

This fall, Rock Creek is welcoming guests to join them in celebrating Thanksgiving November 26-30, 2014 with a bountiful selection of well prepared dishes by Chef Josh Drage that will without a doubt be a culinary delight. For a truly unforgettable gathering with friends or family, plan to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend together, enjoying the unparalleled comfort of the accommodations, the rejuvenating treatments at the Granite Spa and special seasonal activities that make Rock Creek an outstanding destination.  The Ranch at Rock Creek is an extraordinary place to visit that will not be soon forgotten. Plan to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays now by reserving your space for their special promotion.

Spend Thanksgiving at Echo Valley Ranch

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Imagine a place of balance between natural beauty, and luxury. A place where there is no sacrifice to their high standards of care, or to the surrounding environment. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is a unique, eco-friendly ranch destination that offers world class accommodations, an incredible spa, and trail riding and outdoor experiences that are unforgettable. It is the perfect oasis for time to yourself, or to share with family and friends. 

Echo Valley Ranch

Located in beautiful British Columbia, Echo Valley is surrounded by mountains, valleys, forests and streams. If you choose to just sit on the deck and breath it all in, you can’t help but feel the tranquility begin to take its place within your soul.

Echo Valley Ranch Deck

With over 40 head of horses, and wranglers that are committed to the enjoyment and safe riding of every guest at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, riding the trails is an experience you won’t want to miss. Other adventures that are available to satisfy even the most insatiable of outdoor enthusiasts are fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and paddling.

Horses

The cool, crisp Autumn air can work up quite an appetite. Healthy and hearty meals are prepared fresh each day for guests to enjoy family style. You’ll even get to observe meals being prepared by the in-house chef in their open kitchen, using many ingredients grown on the premises. Organic, nutritious and delicious are how best to describe the wonderful tastes and flavors you will experience at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa.

The spa at Echo Valley is an experience all of its own. Treatments that are a blend of classic Western, with Eastern Thai, create a balanced and relaxed atmosphere. For a one of a kind resheshment for your body and soul, plan to participate in their early morning Thai yoga and other activities, provide your body with exactly the types of nurturing and pampering it deserves.

Echo Valley Spa

This Thanksgiving, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is preparing to share all of their outstanding services with visitors, plus host a Thanksgiving feast at discounted rates. The popularity of this BC ranch means that this offer will quite possibly sell out, so contact them right away to save your spot to enjoy an unforgettable Thanksgiving weekend.

For anyone that has never taken a ranch vacation, a visit to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa will confirm how wonderful it can be, and how relaxed you will feel when your stay is through. It will without a doubt be a destination you will want to return to again and again, to refresh your body and mind, and surround yourself with the splendor of BC’s natural beauty. Contact Echo Valley today to take advantage of their Thanksgiving weekend promotion, or to reserve time soon for yourself or your family to reconnect, refresh, and revive your spirit with fine foods, extraordinary activities and an spa that is world class.

Fall Leaves

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is a destination that will provide you luxury, in a natural setting that is eco-friendly, and inviting. With stunning accommodations and all you could ask for to fill your days, the only decision left to make is when you want to arrive!

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Monday, August 25th, 2014

It is uncommon to find the combination of a real working cattle ranch, great riding, world class fly fishing and old west hospitality. To make it simple, one need not look any farther than The Hideout. This lodge and guest ranch located in Shell, WY (east of Yellowstone National Park) is the perfect dude ranch experience if you are looking for upscale luxury, a culturally diverse atmosphere, personalized guest care and incredible natural surroundings.

With a 1:1 guest to staff ratio, each member of team at The Hideout is committed to ensuring the comfort, safety and enjoyment of visitors to the ranch. Most weeks, The Hideout hosts only up to 25 guests, thus ensuring each person staying can be assured a visit that exceeds their expectations.

While families are invited to stay at The Hideout, they do not offer ‘children’s programs’. Rather, youth are cared for as junior riders and are treated to equestrian training geared towards young adults. Some riding experience and good physical conditioning are recommended for an optimized trail riding experience. Children, adults and solo travelers are all encouraged to participate in the numerous adventures available to choose from including fishing, hiking, biking, trapshooting, canoeing and other non-riding activities.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

After soaking up the majestic beauty of the surrounding 650,000 acre area with rivers, open spaces, mountains and valleys – you will no doubt work up quite an appetite. The on-site culinary trained chef will impress you with meals prepared using fresh, local ingredients designed to satisfy even the most discerning palettes. Healthy and hearty, the fine dining at The Hideout is sure to be enjoyed.

The Hideout Lodge Dining

Dining at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Accommodations at The Hideout are available in three styles. Guests choose from cabins, casitas and homes that provide all the modern amenities needed, plus lots of pampering extras (not to mention extraordinary views) – ensuring a comfortable stay, with a good night’s rest to fuel up for the next day’s adventure.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch Accommodations

The Hideout offers multilingual staff so as to best care for guests from all over the world. This contributes to a culturally diverse staff, and a learning environment for guests as they become acquainted with other visitors traveling from afar. All guests are also encouraged to learn about the surrounding eco-systems, and how all can contribute to preservation and protection of the natural waters and lands around the ranch.

A dude ranch vacation can undoubtedly be a memorable experience to share with family, friends or traveling solo. Getting aways from the stresses and cares of daily living, to relax, unwind and breathe fresh air is as easy as booking yourself some time at The Hideout. Authentic hospitality, combined with the expert training from the wranglers, fly fishing guides,  culinary staff and lodge staff that ‘know the ropes’ of the area make traveling to this Wyoming guest lodge an experience unlike any other. Limited guest reservations per week make it essential to contact The Hideout as early as possible to reserve your stay. Chances are good that if you do visit this beautiful lodge, you will return again and again!