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Book your Long Weekend Getaway at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

3/10/2020 11:48:14 AM

Located just a few hours northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, is a unique vacation destination.  Harmoniously blending adventure and exhilaration with relaxation and tranquility, Echo Valley Ranch is truly a magical place.

The 160-acre, interior mountain ranch location provides the perfect surroundings for breathtaking outdoor exploration. Guests can choose from on site eco-friendly adventures, or off-site touring with a host of local partners. Each outdoor excursion is designed to give visitors the opportunity to participate in the activity at their level (from beginner to advanced) and stay safe while discovering the beauty of the area.

Each accommodation style, from standard and premium lodge rooms, to cabins and the Royal Suite, provide guests with luxurious style, incredible views, and the comfort and warmth that makes Echo Valley special. The hosts at Echo Valley ensure that each guest feels at home, plus adding the extras that make your stay exceptional.




Guests are always delighted with the homegrown, organic, gourmet meals served each day at Echo Valley. Raising their own cattle and pigs, and incorporating all-natural ingredients into each dish prepared, the meals at Echo Valley are designed to invigorate, and provide optimum health benefits. The flavorful, delicious meals that guests enjoy are served ‘family style’ in their open kitchen. Sharing stories and forming friendships over a meal shared together is a highlight of the Echo Valley experience.

Offering a unique, authentic experience that will without a doubt refresh the body and mind, Echo Valley redefines luxury. With spectacular scenery in the Canadian wilderness, activities that focus on connecting with the natural balance of nature, and spa treatments that transport you to total relaxation, Echo Valley Ranch is an experience not to be missed. This Canadian oasis is awaiting your escape, and the team are ready to ensure your experience at Echo Valley Ranch is nothing short of magical.

“Echo Valley can custom-fit your Echo Valley experience to best suit your degree of pampering. From as little as $240 per person per night, all the way to that once-in-a-lifetime-all-inclusive-escape-that-truly-redefines-extravagance, we've got what you're looking for. Even if you didn't know you were looking for it.” 




For those looking for their next long weekend getaway look no further…

Your Long Weekend Getaway Awaits

British Columbia is filled with pristine nature and stunning landscapes, and a long weekend is the perfect time for a getaway. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is a great destination at any time of the year, whether you want adventure, romance, or wellness and relaxation. Heaven on Earth is closer than you think ~ only 5 hours from Vancouver and 2.5 hours from Kamloops. For all pricing please refer to our rates page or get in touch with our reservations team anytime for assistance.

A Special Treat in the Spring

There's nothing like the fresh green of Spring after the Winter and not many things British Columbian's love more than the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Whether you treat yourself to a refreshing retreat or treat mom to a very special Mother's Day gift, this BC getaway weekend will give you a chance to connect and re-connect while enjoying all the fresh hues of green in our beautiful valley.

Canada Day in Echo Valley

O Canada! Our beautiful, breathtaking country turns 153 years old in 2020, and we invite you to be part of the Echo Valley Canada Day Celebration. Nothing but pure relaxation, pristine nature, gorgeous views - and of course delicious farm-fresh meals. Add campfires and s'mores, leisurely nature walks, and good company, for a perfect weekend. A Canada Day celebration among friends, with the Marble Mountain Range as backdrop.




Make Memories on BC Day Weekend

Soak up the summer sun and enjoy cool nights around the campfire during the best weekend of our Summer Family season. British Columbia proudly presents breathtaking nature and wilderness. Adventure and wellness come naturally in Echo Valley and we invite you to spend the BC Day Long Weekend with us, to truly indulge in what is one of the most beautiful places in BC. Whether you crave adventure or relaxation: we'll make your British Columbia Day Long Weekend trip memorable.

Welcome Fall on Labour Day Weekend

Spend the last long weekend of the summer in Echo Valley and catch the first breath of crisp Fall air. Relax. Breathe. Repeat. The change of the season is one of the most beautiful times in our valley; try out something you never have before and leave your getaway rested and ready for whatever September brings your way. How about gold panning or target shooting? We can't wait to hear which adventure you choose!



*See original long weekend source information HERE *

So start packing your bags and book your long weekend getaway today!

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today.


Valentine’s at a Guest Ranch

1/20/2020 11:09:00 AM

For many couples, February 14th is a special day set aside to rekindle the spark of romance that flames a relationship. Whether a new couple, or long-time soul mates, a romantic get away at a guest ranch can without a doubt be a memorable experience whereby you ignite not only campfire flames, but a passion for the life you share together. There are several things to consider when selecting which guest ranch would be your perfect, romantic winter destination. With an abundance of options for accommodation styles, activity levels and interests you may have as a couple, you will need to do some research when planning. Below are just three guest ranch Valentine’s Day Specials to get you started:

Southern Cross Guest Ranch, considered “One of America’s Best Dude Ranches” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, features quality All-Inclusive vacations in a horse lover’s paradise. The ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program with unguided riding opportunities and is also home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. Conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and within an hour’s drive from Atlanta the ranch prides itself in providing good old southern hospitality, delightful accommodations, delectable cuisine and stimulating activities all year round. Here you will rediscover life’s more simple pleasures.

Whose relationship doesn't need more play time? Spend a romantic weekend with your special loved one 'Horsing Around' this Valentine's Day at Southern Cross Ranch.

Horses & Romance Couple's Package - February 14-17

-All meals (3x daily) with unlimited snacks and beverages

-Matching couple's Southern Cross Souvenirs

-Incredible Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

-2 Tickets to Stefan Thomas Museum of Art 

-2 Tickets to the movies

-One 2 hour ride for two daily 

(one for each night staying)

2 nights* from $289 pp (arrive Fri or Sat**)

3 nights from $379 pp (arrive Thursday or Friday) 

*Only 5 rooms available for 2 night bookings

**No Sweetheart dinner available for Saturday arrival

Please click here to request quote and availability. 



Horseplay for Couples - February 14th

Two Hour Horseback Ride for Two

Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

Feb 14th - $199/couple

Expiration date: 01/31/2020

See original offer HERE 




The Ranch at Rock Creek, in stunning Montana, is offering a stress-free couple’s adventure this year.

Big Sky Love Celebration

STAY 4 NIGHTS, RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY 5TH NIGHT

Valentine's & President's Day Weekend | February 13 - 17, 2020

Retreat to wild Montana for powder-filled days and fireside nights. Embrace lofty luxuries like all-inclusive skiing with our Ski Concierge, two daily guided activities, Relais & Châteaux pairing menus and celebration events – like a Champagne and caviar social hour, art in nature class with our artist-in-residence and a romantic sleigh ride through our pristine winter landscape. 

Warm up with artisan hot cocoa or toddies in our Great Room, named one of the world’s best hotel bars by the Forbes Travel Guide Verified List and book a couple’s treatment in the Granite Nature Spa. Whether you cuddle up in a cozy cabin, a hybrid glamping tent or a Granite Lodge suite, one long weekend at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch will forge lifelong memories.




Celebration Details:

Our all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, all gourmet meals, snacks, premium wine, beer and spirits (excluding reserve wines and liquor), on-ranch activities, daily children’s activities, guides, gear and round-trip ground transportation to and from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports upon request.

Rates start at $1,800 per accommodation, per night, based on standard occupancy, plus 20% Ranch Fee.

Stay restrictions may apply, based on availability.

See original offer HERE  

And finally, for those of you who live in Ten Sleep area in Wyoming Red Reflet Ranch is offering a Valentine's Dinner Special

Bring your sweetheart to the Red Reflet for Valentine's Day and enjoy the romance of the Bighorn Mountains with gorgeous views of our red rock cliffs in sunset while experiencing a special Valentine's dinner complete with champagne and wine pairings.

For more information about this special and to make a reservation click HERE

Red Reflet  is both a working ranch and luxurious Guest Ranch/Resort, that utilizes over 25,000 acres of land which range from 4,200' to 8,300' in elevation, and encompassing many spectacular landscapes.





If you’re are looking to have a Valentine’s Day or winter break together that is full of adventure, then a guest ranch vacation may be a wonderful fit. If your ideal escape is a more laid back, relaxing and tranquil environment, it is easy to find a guest ranch offering serenity and beautiful surroundings as well. Some couples share special interests such as photography, food and wine tastings or specific types of horse-riding experiences. 

With a little advance planning, these can all be incorporated into your romantic getaway for two. Getting away together to celebrate the love you share, while enjoying an incredible guest ranch experience is nothing short of fantastic.So, this year why not consider booking a romantic getaway with that special someone at a guest ranch? 

Happy Trails!

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Homestead Holidays at The Ranch at Rock Creek

11/18/2019 8:32:00 AM

If the ultimate ranch vacation would include the perfect balance of luxury, beautiful surroundings and a spirit of the Old West, then The Ranch at Rock Creek  exceeds these standards by a mile. Located in Montana, the surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable western experience.

When booking a ranch stay many guests opt to stay in the Granite Lodge, a spectacular blend of authentic western style, with the polished elements of today’s luxurious amenities. The Lodge is also the base location for the dining room, great room, bar, pool and spa.




The Ranch also offers two other incredible lodging styles; glamping and private log homes. Glamping is above and beyond traditional tenting, although the canvas roofed homes provide an element of being part of the natural surroundings. Each unique glamping cabin offers comfortable, private accommodations, while not losing the elements of an outdoor experience. At the Ranch, they also offer 10 unique, upscale, private log homes that cater to couples or families looking to truly enjoy a luxury ranch feel, with incredible scenic views from every lookout.




An important part of any vacation is the food. The meals served at Rock Creek are nothing short of inspiring. Carefully selected menus are expertly prepared daily, using fresh local, organic ingredients. Paired with fine wine and drinks, guests can enjoy sumptuous meals in the dining room, or Silver Dollar Saloon. A favorite meeting place is also the Blue Canteen, where fresh brew and morning baked goods, light lunches and other snacks are served in their canvas sided canteen.

When thinking of booking a guest ranch vacation horseback riding is what usually jumps to mind; however, aside from experiencing life from atop a horse there are always lots of other fun activities to choose from as well. The Ranch at Rock Creek also offers various enticing ranch specials throughout the year like the following:




See the original source offer HERE

Find your homestead away from home in a luxury log cabin or lodge suite tucked into a pristine winter wonderland. Discover our natural wonders as you enjoy over 20 included winter activities, including downhill skiing, skating and snowshoeing. We’ve planned a week of festive events designed to make this a once-in-a-lifetime winter adventure for families, couples or groups of friends who want to escape the city for a stress-free and quintessential country Christmas at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch.

December 21-25, 2019

Make treks through new-fallen snow this Christmas as you escape lift lines and city crowds in favor of a true winter wonderland. Our week of holiday events balances Montana’s natural winter wonders with the quintessential comforts of a country Christmas.

Families and couples revel in a stress-free holiday where we provide transportation, gear, guides and over 20 included activities, such as downhill skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy a fireside drink in a luxury log cabin next to your ranch-harvested Christmas tree or a cozy lodge room filled with the smell of fresh-baked cookies and pastries.

Celebrations at the world’s first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star guest ranch always feature elegant ranch-to-table dining, festive social hours and first-class homestead hospitality. The mountains are calling this December, and Santa is sure to answer. Will you? 




Celebration Details:

Our all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, all gourmet meals, snacks, premium wine, beer and spirits (excluding reserve wines and liquor), on-ranch activities, daily children’s activities, guides, gear and round-trip ground transportation to and from Missoula, Butte and Anaconda airports upon request.

Twice daily winter activities include downhill skiing and snowboarding at Discovery Ski Area with Ski Concierge, gear and transportation.

Rates start at $3,000 per accommodation, per night, based on standard occupancy, plus 20% Ranch Fee.

Stay restrictions may apply, based on availability.

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today.


Echo Valley Ranch Thanksgiving Long Weekend Package

9/2/2019 8:52:00 AM

When? October 12th - 14th 2019

Enjoy a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving 2019 at one of BC's top ranch resorts. You will feel at home with the family atmosphere at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. While you enjoy the crisp fall weather, and watch the colours change on the trees, we'll prepare a traditional 5-course Thanksgiving feast (including pumpkin pie!) for you and your loved ones. Come and visit us for a luxurious Thanksgiving Getaway!




The 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday package includes:

Two nights lodging in one of our Standard Rooms, Premium Rooms or Unique Cabins 

A Traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast 

All meals prepared by our executive chef including a glass of wine or beer with your dinner 

Daily Thai yoga (Ruesri dat ton) stretching classes 

Daily turndown service with treats and weather update 

Use of all ranch facilities including: indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, walking/hiking trails, large games room featuring: pool table, shuffle board, darts, card table, Karaoke and a large TV screening room 

Cookies all day long 

Wi-Fi access 

Not Included

Travel to and from the Ranch 

Liquor 

A wide variety of activities such as horseback riding, gold panning, or spa treatments are available for an additional charge 

Service charge of 10% 

Applicable taxes 

Pricing

Room Category 2 night package Additional Nights
Per Person Double Room
October 12th - 14th 2019
Lodge Rooms $480 $240
Premium Rooms $550 $275
Unique Cabins $630 $315
Extra Person $450 $225


All rates per person double occupancy in Canadian Dollars; Single supplement is 20% 

All Rates subject to 10% Service Charge and applicable Sales Tax 

All activities at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa are always subject to weather 




Guests can drive directly to the ranch (approximately 5 hour from Vancouver). For our guests who want to fly in: Pilots or aircraft charters can land directly on Echo Valley Airport (CBJ4), our ranch's own paved 3400 ft. runway. 

*Original Source THANKSGIVING

Find out more about the ranch here: ECHO VALLEY RANCH & SPA

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!


Love Is in The Air: Ranch Specials

1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

February 14th is just around the corner and although any time during the year is a great time to visit one of RanchSeeker’s guest ranches Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reason to book a last-minute getaway with that special someone in your life. Take romance to the next level and book a vacation stay where you will be surrounded by nature, wildlife, clean air and a star-filled night sky. Book a spa appointment for two, get outdoors and ride a horse or try one of the various fun activities available for your enjoyment. When the sun dips below the horizon enjoy a romantic dinner and afterwards take in the breathtaking view of a star-filled sky or relax in a hot-tub before retiring to either a cozy room or private cabin with your partner. Here are 3 guest ranches that are offering Valentine’s Day specials:  

Southern Cross Guest Ranch:

Whose relationship couldn’t benefit from some more play time? Spend a romantic weekend with your special loved one 'Horsing Around' this Valentine's Day at Southern Cross Ranch. Take romance to the next level and book a vacation stay where you’ll spend time outdoors either riding a horse or trying one of the various fun activities available for your enjoyment. 




Horses & Romance Couple's Package - February 14-18

-All meals with unlimited snacks and beverages

-Matching couple's gifts Southern Cross Souvenirs

-Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

-2 Tickets to Stefan Thomas Museum of Art 

-2 Tickets to the movies

-One 2 hour ride for two daily 

(one for each night staying)

1 night from $169 pp (Thursday night only)

2 nights from $259 pp (arrive Thurs or Sat) 

3 nights from $389 pp (arrive Thurs, Fri, Sat) 

Request More Info: Southern Cross Guest Ranch




Horseplay for Couples - February 14th and 16th

Two Hour Horseback Ride for Two

Sweetheart Dinner with Champagne and Roses

Feb 14th - $169/couple***

Feb 16th - $209/couple***

***Ride & Dinner only option currently sold out - Please call or email to be added to 1st come 1st serve wait list.

Expiration date: 01/31/2019

Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a premier year-round guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland and within an hour drive from Atlanta. Home to over 200 quality Paint and Quarter horses, the ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting.




The Ranch at Rock Creek:

The perfect ranch vacation combines luxury, beautiful surroundings and the spirit of the Old West. At The Ranch at Rock Creek these standards are exceeded by a mile. Located in Montana, the surrounding mountains are the idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable western experience. The harmonious blend of western hospitality, with affordable luxury is what makes Rock Creek a special place. The long-standing history of the lodge is a credit to its scenic location, and hard-working ranch folk that seek to impress.

                                      

Book the following romantic special for Valentine’s Day or until March 31st. Who says that you can only celebrate on February 14th?

Romantic Winter Getaway

Make this winter a season of renewal with a luxurious couple’s respite in alpine Montana. Enjoy private adventures, farm-to-table dining, spa treatments and cozy fireside moments while we handle the gear, guides and details. 

Offer Details:

Experience More: Stay 3 nights, receive a complimentary 4th night from now until March 31, 2019 and receive complimentary experiential amenities:

Enjoy a half-day, privately guided outdoor winter activity, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, nature trek; or a full-day of guided downhill skiing at Discovery Ski Area.

Choose either two (2) one-hour restorative massage treatments or two (2) side-by-side 45-minute Hiker’s Refresh treatments in the Granite Spa.

Learn about the farm-to-table meals prepared by our Relais & Châteaux chefs while enjoying Montana craft beer pairings, regional wines or tea.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are fully included in your winter stay at The Ranch.



Red Reflet Ranch: 

If you live near Ten Sleep, Wyoming don’t miss out on this extraordinary culinary feast on February 14th. And if you are looking for a romantic getaway why not include this special night with a few days away with that special someone.

This luxurious resort, situated on 27,000 acres in the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains has 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.


                                         

 

 

                         Social hour begins @ 5:30/Dinner will start at 6:30pm

 

Appetizers

 

*Delicious individual Coquille Saint Jacques at your table*


 

Salad

 

Red Reflet's signature Artisan salad with select fresh ingredients

and Raspberry Vinaigrette 

served with warm Brioche Swirl Rolls

Intermezzo

 

Have your pallet cleared and refreshed by a

*Strawberry Elderflower Sorbet*


Entree of your choice 

 

*Veal Oscar*

Sweden's King Oscar II favorite Entree

topped with Crabmeat and Bernaise sauce

 

*Chef Clint's Award Winning Osso Bucco*

slowly braised and complimented by Gremolata

 

*New Yorker's Famous Poached Seabass*

seasoned with the refined flavors of Ginger, Soy and Cilantro

 

*Chef Randy's Fire Roasted Beef Barbacoa*

Beef sirloin marinated in citrus, garlic and herbs.

Then, cooked on an open fire!

All Entrees are served with Yukon Gold Potato Roses

and Herb Roasted Seasonal Vegetables


Round up the evening with one of Stephanie's


Dessert Creations

 

*Passion Fruit and Mango Verrine* 

*A Slice of Heaven*

Pistachio Joconde layered between fruity Raspberry Coulis

and Vanilla Bavarian Cream

 

*Chocolate Cannoli Cheesecake Mousse Torte*

 

Dessert for 2 for $10 extra

*Chocolate Ravioli*

filled with creamy Mascarpone on Cherry Sauce

 

Wine Pairing ($20)

Add the perfect glass of wine to each course 

**coffee & tea included

** starts @ $55 per person plus tax and gratuity



RESERVATION

or call us to reserve a table at 307-366-2340 ( Be sure to mention that you heard about it first on RanchSeeker)

 





So what are you waiting for this February surprise that special someone in your life with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day getaway.

 And keep in mind...

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones, Engineer

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!


 

Make 2019 a Bucket List Year!

12/27/2018 6:08:00 AM

Soon we will be bidding farewell to 2018 and ringing in the New Year. For many, it is all about making resolutions which often include: go to the gym, lose weight, eat healthier food, try something new or tick off items from your bucket list.

If life as a cowboy/cowgirl and reconnecting with nature has always been something you’ve dreamed of, then the following article which first appeared in Ranch & Reserve Magazine’s 9th issue will be of interest: 

“If a Guest Ranch Vacation Isn’t on Your Bucket List It Should Be” 

In the spirit of the New Year upon us, I have decided to repost with applicable updates:


The Oxford Dictionary defines “bucket list” as follows:

Noun

Informal

A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime: making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list

Origin

Early 21st century: from the phrase, “kick the bucket ‘die’ ” popularized by the 2007 film “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman


Ever since “the Bucket List” hit movie theaters worldwide, a bucket list movement has been on the rise and continues to evolve among younger and older generations alike. Websites with titles like “10,000 Things To Do Before You Die” and “100+ Creative Bucket List Ideas You Should Add To Your List” are popular search engine phrases for those looking for inspiration and ideas to help create their own personal bucket list.

Nowadays, more and more people suffer from the never-ending pressure of their day-to-day responsibilities, commitments and overwhelming time constraints. Whether it’s a student working towards a degree, a hardworking employee with perhaps a family to raise or a simple case of trying to schedule a “date” with a significant other, life doesn’t leave much time to dare to dream and plan those things you would like to do before, yes….I’m going to say it…kick the bucket!

Health, monetary and career goals along with those endless to-do lists may already be a part of your daily routine, however, a bucket list allows you to delve deeper and ask yourself what do you really want to do, experience, see and learn in your lifetime? There is nothing too big, insignificant or random when making a bucket list.  In fact, it can be an incredibly enlightening experience. From a very young age we are taught to consider others before ourselves and as we grow older this can often result in setting aside or putting off things that perhaps at one time were very important to us.

An encouraging and positive aspect of bucket lists is that they are fluid in nature. During a lifetime, priorities will change and things that at one time or another were at the top of the list, may not be so later on. My bucket list is a perpetual work in progress, a constant subtracting and adding of new experiences and goals that I would like to achieve, although there are many “givens” that consistently remain throughout this process. As I grow as a person and am exposed to all the wonderful choices that this wide world has to offer, I find that a bucket list enables me to approach life with an enthusiastic “joie de vivre” as I strive to live life to the fullest.

Everyone’s bucket list is unique. Perhaps it includes an extreme activity like sky diving, swimming with sharks, or bungee jumping. But a bucket list can also be about learning a new language, living abroad, swimming in the ocean for the first time, learning to ride a horse or visiting a country that appeals to your inner self.  The act of making a bucket list allows your imagination to roam freely as you identify and make accomplishing these goals an integral part of your life plan. As C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

An endless…. literally endless list of possibilities exist out there, so when making up a bucket list perhaps a guest ranch vacation isn’t one that immediately comes to mind…..but oh how it should!  Guest ranches provide an unbeatable opportunity to engage in an array of exciting and challenging activities, quite often conveniently close to home or far away in colourful locales. Experience the thrill of trail rides among absolutely breathtaking scenery as you decompress, reconnect with nature and get in touch with your inner “cowboy or cowgirl.”  With so many excellent dude ranches to choose from, the following is a short list only to consider when planning your next bucket list guest ranch adventure.

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch 

Open meadows, tall Ponderosa forests and an abundance of wildlife awaits you at this New Mexico guest ranch. Horseback riders or hikers will marvel at the deep canyons and crystal clear streams that are all part of the Gila National Forest. While you explore the area you will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history associated with the region. Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is a small ranch (only 4 cabins) so guests are guaranteed a truly personal atmosphere.



Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch


The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch 

Wyoming is the perfect playground for those looking for an exceptional experience! With 650,000 acres to explore this upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch is the ideal vacation choice. Trapshooting, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking,4X4 tours as well as many other opportunities await the adventurous. Be sure to book well in advance so that you don’t miss out since this guest ranch fills up quickly due to returning guests and word of mouth.



The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch


Southern Cross Guest Ranch

Considered “One of America’s Best Dude Ranches" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Southern Cross Guest Ranch, is a wonderful All-Inclusive vacation in a horse lover's paradise. It is conveniently located in Central Georgia’s Historic Heartland and is within an hour’s drive from Atlanta. The ranch is best known for its exceptional hands-on horseback riding program, unguided riding opportunities, and peaceful, comfortable setting and is also home to well over 150 quality Paint and Quarter horses. There are various activities to choose from while staying at Southern Cross Guest Ranch where horseback riding is the featured activity.



Southern Cross Guest Ranch

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A Vacation at a Guest Ranch is FUN!

10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Are you tired of booking the same old type of vacation year after year? Looking to do something other than lazing around at the beach or exploring a new city and its sights? If so, read on. Aside form being a whole lot of fun a guest ranch or working ranch vacation will not only awaken your sense of adventure but also provide abundant opportunities to try something new.

Let RanchSeeker help you find the ideal ranch experience for you and your family, significant other or group of friends. Our website represents every type of ranch vacation available to fit your specific needs. Whether you are looking to travel during the summer, spring, fall or winter RanchSeeker has the ranch for you. With wide open spaces, unsurpassed breathtaking scenery and good old-fashioned hospitality, a vacation at a guest ranch will give you the chance to live a western way of life if only for a short while. 




Ranches listed on www.ranchseeker.com  offer a variety of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, water rafting, cross country skiing, swimming, archery, ice-fishing, tubing, sleigh rides and so much more. Since each guest ranch is unique be sure to use our Search For Ranches tool to find your perfect match. 

Accommodations vary from ranch to ranch. You’ll find everything from rustic to luxurious rooms or cabins as well as chalets ideal for larger groups. And mealtimes are always a special event at any guest ranch. Whether you dine on hearty home-style cooked meals or gourmet fare prepared by an in-house chef you will be delighted by the variety of delicious choices available to choose from.



Photo courtesy of Red Reflet Ranch :

Guests enjoy 5 star luxury, extensive amenities, outstanding cuisine, and expansive chalets.

Built like a home with incredible views and luxurious living spaces, you’ll enjoy the highest level of comfort, convenience, and relaxation throughout your stay.


If you have always wanted to experience life as a cowboy be sure to check out the various working ranches on our site such as:

Laramie River Ranch 

Superior horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies. Fly fishing, cattle penning, and naturalist-led adventures round out your days. Comfortable accommodations, home-style meals, and evening entertainment make this a vacation you will never forget.




The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch 

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an upscale horsemanship, riding and working cattle guest ranch, located in the hamlet of Shell, WY (population 83), at the entrance of the majestic Shell Canyon and Big Horn National Forest in North-Central Wyoming. The Hideout is upscale when it comes to lodging, culinary experience and personal attention. Horsemanship, excellent riding, working cattle, hundreds of miles of trails, fly-fishing, trapshooting are some of the activities available at this resort.




Klondike Ranch  

More than a Wyoming dude ranch, we invite you to join us in the activities of our historical, working cattle ranch. You’ll get to enjoy riding, working cattle and camping out under brilliant Wyoming skies, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and taking in the vast beauty of the Bighorn Mountains.




The above 3 options as well as several others on RanchSeeker will have you feeling like an authentic cowboy in no time. 

Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of riding across the Arizona desert surrounded by cacti while the sun dips below the horizon offering up one of those famous desert sunsets that must be seen first-hand to be truly believed…a magnificent moment that should be on everyone’s bucket list. The following 2 ranches will have you going back year after year.

Stagecoach Trails Ranch 

We have worked hard to create a special, friendly atmosphere where you can get a glimpse into the old west while enjoying the beautiful NW Arizona desert and all the peace and quiet one could hope for. Set up like a little Western town, our dude ranch will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time living the life of a true cowboy.




White Stallion Ranch 

Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Ride through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years. Recognized nationally for excellence in service and value.




The above ranch links are just a small sampling of what you will find on RanchSeeker. Be sure to check out our next blog post to learn more about other guest ranch vacations available for you to book. Or better yet why not click on Search For Ranches and start exploring now. Your next exciting vacation is only a click away. 

Happy Trails!

Let RanchSeeker help you find your ideal guest ranch vacation today!


The Perfect Combination

8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Often when one thinks of a guest ranch vacation top notch spa treatment don’t immediately come to mind as well. But that would be a mistake. Nowadays many guest ranches have invested in modern spa facilities that are frequently featured in travel articles that make the top 10 best spa resorts list. Imagine indulging in a relaxing massage after a day spent in the saddle horseback riding. Or you could simply book a stay at one of the ranch resort spas and fill your days up with various spa treatments as you gradually unwind surrounded by a spectacular wilderness setting. 

If you are need of some pampering consider the following ranches:

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Echo Valley Ranch is truly unique. First off, it features two world class spas on site both of which offer treatments from different areas of the globe. Secondly, it has a Thai inspired element that includes a building designed by a famous Thai architect. It’s the only guest ranch of its kind. If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind western adventure with first class accommodations, healthy gourmet food and outstanding spa treatments then Echo Valley Ranch is for you. “Echo Valley Ranch is a delightful contradiction. It’s unnaturally natural, yet quietly luxurious.”

Spa Treatment Menu.




The Ranch at Rock Creek

Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. They balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. The surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable western experience.

Experience luxurious wellness in the wild. Their award-winning Granite Spa features signature spa treatments as well as the opportunity to take part in yoga classes, meditation, natural movement training and forest bathing.

Signature Spa Treatment Menu   

Additional Spa Treatments 




When it comes time to book your next vacation whether you are just looking for a spa destination or a guest ranch that offers lots of thrilling activities as well as top notch spa facilities add Echo Valley Ranch & Spa or The Ranch at Rock Creek to your list. 

Happy Trails!

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Don’t Miss Out on The Ranch at Rock Creek’s Special Offers

7/2/2018 1:32:45 PM

If the ultimate ranch vacation would include the perfect balance of luxury, beautiful surroundings and a spirit of the Old West, then The Ranch at Rock Creek the exceeds these standards by a mile. Located in Montana, the surrounding mountains are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable western experience.

When booking a ranch stay many guests opt to stay in the Granite Lodge, a spectacular blend of authentic western style, with the polished elements of today’s luxurious amenities. The Lodge is also the base location for the dining room, great room, bar, pool and spa.

The Ranch also offers two other incredible lodging styles; glamping and private log homes. Glamping is above and beyond traditional tenting, although the canvas roofed homes provide an element of being part of the natural surroundings. Each unique glamping cabin offers comfortable, private accommodations, while not losing the elements of an outdoor experience. At the Ranch, they also offer 10 unique, upscale, private log homes that cater to couples or families looking to truly enjoy a luxury ranch feel, with incredible scenic views from every lookout.




An important part of any vacation is the food. The meals served at Rock Creek are nothing short of inspiring. Carefully selected menus are expertly prepared daily, using fresh local, organic ingredients. Paired with fine wine and drinks, guests can enjoy sumptuous meals in the dining room, or Silver Dollar Saloon. A favorite meeting place is also the Blue Canteen, where fresh brew and morning baked goods, light lunches and other snacks are served in their canvas sided canteen.




When thinking of booking a guest ranch vacation horseback riding is what usually jumps to mind; however, aside from experiencing life from atop a horse there are always lots of other fun activities to choose from as well. The Ranch at Rock Creek also offers various enticing ranch specials throughout the year like the following:


Luxury Spa & Nature Retreat

Book four nights between September 4 and November 15, 2018 and receive two Granite Nature Spa treatments and two mind & body wellness classes, such as yoga, meditation, forest bathing or natural movement training.

Relax on a worry-free self-care vacation while you enjoy $800 in added value along with their standard Ranch at Rock Creek inclusions; all farm-to-table meals, premium wine, beer and spirits; twice-daily activities; gear, guides and airport transfers. An ideal trip for babymoons, friends’ weekends and birthday getaways.

SPECIAL INCLUSIONS

Two (2) Granite Spa treatments, including facials, bodywork, body treatments and nail treatments. Each treatment may have a value up to $200.

Two (2) mind & body classes, including yoga, meditation, forest bathing and natural movement training. Each class may have a value up to $200.

Select from over 20 treatments and classes.

**For the original source article about this special click HERE**  

Don’t forget to mention that your heard about this offer first on RanchSeeker.




Whiskey & Water Weekend

Experience a one-of-a-kind event that pairs the love of whiskey with the ranch’s passion for fly fishing. Join the ranch for a weekend dedicated to sipping slow-aged spirits and casting on Blue Ribbon Rock Creek.

September 20-23, 2018

Take some time this September to slow down and savor nature’s alchemy – namely aged spirits and fly fishing where a river runs through it. As Charles Waterman said, “The world is covered by water. A fly fisherman’s job is simple: pick out the best parts.” Join us as we do exactly that while reveling in first-class cuisine, casting and telling fish tales over a fine whiskey or two.

In addition to The Ranch’s all-inclusive dining, activities, luxury accommodations and amenities, this weekend’s special events include fly tying lessons, casting and cocktails along Rock Creek, a “One Fly” competition paired with our expert guides, a a multi-course bourbon pairing dinner featuring locally sourced meats and produce procured at the height of Western Montana’s growing season.

Customized itineraries are crafted for all guests, and they can cater to friends or spouses who wish to enjoy our other included signature experiences, like horseback riding, hiking and shooting ranges. Stay tuned as the full itinerary of events becomes available.

CELEBRATION INCLUSIONS

Custom itineraries and twice-daily guided activities

Casting and cocktails on Rock Creek

“One Fly” competition

Farm-to-table, multi-course bourbon pairing dinner

Fly tying lessons

**For the original source article about this special click HERE**   

Don’t forget to mention that your heard about this offer first on RanchSeeker.




No matter what time of the year you decide to visit The Ranch at Rock Creek you are sure to have the vacation of a lifetime but these unique specials as well as other seasonal celebrations that the ranch offer gives guests the opportunity to experience something extraordinary. 

Let RanchSeeker help you find the ideal guest ranch vacation.

Happy Trails!


Why You Should Vacation at a Guest Ranch This Summer

6/25/2018 9:16:00 PM

Summer is finally here which means school is out and the days are longer as well as warmer. People everywhere are looking for that perfect destination for their summer vacation. The possibilities are endless. You could choose a beach or lakeside resort, travel overseas or go camping. All these popular options fit the bill but why not do something a little different this year…something a little more adventurous? Think Guest Ranch Vacation!

Great food, spectacular scenery, friendly hosts, and a plethora of activities to choose from are just some of the reasons why you should consider booking a guest ranch stay. Imagine evenings gathered around a campfire under a star-studded sky and days spent outdoors riding, fishing, kayaking or learning a new skill like shooting or archery. There are many reasons why a guest ranch vacation should be your vacation choice this year but here are just a few.



(photo courtesy of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch


Dude Ranches Offer All-Inclusive Value

Most dude ranches offer all-inclusive vacation packages which makes your vacation stress-free. Comfortable accommodations, meals, snacks and many activities are all included in your upfront costs. 

Dude Ranch Vacation Packages

Dude ranches aside from offering basic all-inclusive packages also offer customizable vacation packages. If you want to experience the life of a cowboy for a week you could choose a working ranch and help rustle up the cows, participate in a rodeo and saddle-up your own horse. Or if you prefer a more laid-back approach you could book a spa package available at several ranches and spend the week being treated to relaxing treatments and incredible views. There are so many options to choose from to make your dude ranch vacation tailor-made just for you.


(photo courtesy of Echo Valley Ranch & Spa)


Saddle up and Ride

Horseback riding aficionados will of course be delighted by the idea of a guest ranch vacation; however, those who are new to the sport will also find great joy in saddling up and experiencing the connection that develops between horse and rider as they ride through breath-taking scenery guided by experienced wranglers. Classes are readily available at most guest ranches to help first-time riders feel more comfortable before mounting up and hitting the trail or for those intermediate riders who would simply like to hone their riding skills. Regardless of your skill level you are sure to have an exhilarating time in the saddle and bond with your new equine friend.



(photo courtesy of Klondike Ranch


Reconnect with Nature & Your Loved Ones

We have never been more “connected” than we are now technologically speaking; however, this “connectedness” comes at a heavy price. We are far too often glued to our PCs, laptops, and smart phones even after office hours or while on vacation. We have forgotten what it is like to be truly present in the moment and to be completely focused on the people that are most important in our lives. Many guest ranches are off the grid so to speak, although the majority of them do offer WiFi in their main lodges for those that simply can’t go cold turkey.

Guest ranches provide a great opportunity to reconnect with nature. They are often situated in places that feature majestic mountainous backdrops, lush green forests or arid deserts that boast incredible sunsets and otherworldly landscapes. It is almost impossible not to feel the grandeur of nature or be awed by the natural beauty that envelops you while staying at one of these amazing locations.



(photo courtesy of Hawley Mountain Ranch

Learn New Skills

It is always fun to learn a new skill or revel in a sense of accomplishment as you master an activity that is unfamiliar or perhaps even challenging to complete. Guest ranches offer lots of exciting activities to choose from like archery, skeet shooting, rock climbing, rifle shooting, roping, fly fishing, white water rafting and zip lining to name a few. There are countless activities to try that are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Many guest ranches feature specialized activities owing to their terrain or resident expert on hand that add to their guests’ enjoyment.



(photo courtesy of Red Reflet Ranch)

Stargazing

Perhaps stargazing isn’t something that immediately comes to mind when planning a vacation, but when was the last time you were able to gaze up into the night sky and be dazzled by hundreds of twinkling stars and constellations overhead, uncluttered by the profusion of city lights and dense pollution? Due to their often-remote locations, guest ranches provide a unique opportunity to appreciate not only incredible scenery by day, but to be able to reflect upon the vastness and infinite beauty of the skies above.  Starlit evenings like these are cherished moments to share with those dear to you.



(photo courtesy of Stagecoach Trails Ranch

Accommodations

Depending on which guest ranch you book you can choose to stay in either cozy, western decorated themed rooms, spacious chalets, cabins or even luxury camping tents. It all comes down to personal preferences.

There are dozens of reasons why a guest ranch destination should be on your summer vacation to do list. Whether you are organizing a family reunion, a vacation with your immediate family, a getaway with friends or just some alone-time with that special someone a guest ranch vacation will not disappoint!



( photo courtesy of Bar W Guest Ranch)

Let RanchSeeker help you find your unforgettable summer vacation. We represent guest ranches all over the USA as well as in Canada,

Happy Trails!


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