Are you looking for a bit more adventure on your next vacation? What about quality family time or an environment that encourages participation and learning? Are you looking for something that your kids will find fun and exciting while you find rest and relaxation? Before you book your next beach vacation, consider one of the many dude ranches across the west. A family ranch vacation is the kind of vacation your family will be talking about for years to come.
Dude ranch vacations started because ranchers wanted to share the beauty of their land with guests from all walks of life. Every ranch is different, run by different families, located in different areas. However, there are two things you will find at every one. The first is great hospitality – you’ll become part of the family. The second, fun learning experiences for all.
The ranches that you could consider visiting are all working ranches. These families have been working the land for generations. They move cattle. They harvest hay for winter months. They run regular maintenance around their land. So, if you are looking for a new experience, your family is welcome to join in the daily routine and truly get an understanding of what it is like to live on a true western ranch.
Ranch life isn’t all about working. There are plenty of other activities to keep every member of the family occupied all day. Let your kids explore ranch. They can learn archery, swim in the nearby lake, or take up horseback riding. Kids are always encouraged to try new things, learn new skills. While the kids are out and about the ranch, you can relax next to the lake, or take a refreshing nature walk. Or, if you’d rather, join the kids in archery or riding.
A family ranch vacation encourages families to do activities together. With many riding activities, such as mountain trails, full day or half day rides, cattle drives, or guest rodeos, families can spend all day exploring their new surroundings on horseback. It is easy to create your own adventure in the wilderness of the West.
When researching where to go on your next family vacation, consider the possibilities of exploring somewhere new. Consider all the fun your family will have learning new skills together, sitting around a campfire together, or riding through the forest together. You’re sure to have a vacation unlike any other when you visit a dude ranch.