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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!

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Breakfast with White Stallion Ranch

2/26/2020 3:47:29 AM

There is nothing quite like homemade pancakes on a lazy weekend morning. Why not make them healthier by adding the super-food oats! The folks over at White Stallion Ranch in Arizona have provided us this yummy recipe for Oatmeal pancakes that is sure to please breakfast lovers.  This Oatmeal Pancake recipe is easy, delicious and healthy!

Great food is always an important part of any vacation. 

Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients

2 cups old-fashioned oats 

2 cups buttermilk 

3 beaten eggs 

2 tablespoons sugar 

4 tablespoons butter (not oil) 

½ cup flour 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:

Combine oats and buttermilk and let stand overnight

Combine the eggs, sugar and oil in a small bowl and beat together. Add to the oat/buttermilk mixture

Add flour, salt and baking soda. Add a bit of cinnamon if you like!

Cook on a hot griddle.

Enjoy!




White Stallion Ranch is a traditional dude ranch located in Tucson, Arizona. Nestled at the base of the beautiful Tucson Mountains on 3,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert you will be surrounded by rugged mountains, cactus and unspoiled desert. With several different rides to choose from first-time trailblazers to life-long riders will have ample time to enjoy the beauty of the desert from atop a horse. The True family has one of the largest privately owned herds in Arizona which means they have the right horse for every guest.

The True family and their staff look forward to having you and your loved ones visit them on your next vacation. 




Happy Trails!

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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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Find Your Ideal Guest Ranch Vacation

11/5/2019 8:25:28 AM

Are you tired of booking the same type of vacation every year? Are you interested in booking something new and exciting for you and your family or friends? How about a dude ranch vacation this year? Let RanchSeeker guide you to a new destination, a new experience, that will not only invigorate you physically, but will nurture your spirit of adventure and open up new horizons.

There are several ways to use our website. You can either use our quick search on the homepage or our SEARCH FOR RANCHES tab




Use our SEARCH FOR RANCHES tab to help you plan your ultimate dude ranch vacation in a snap! RanchSeeker dude ranches offer a wide variety of activities from horseback riding for beginners to daylong treks for the more experienced rider, from swimming in pristine lakes to heated indoor pools; tennis, hiking, water rafting and so much more.

Dude ranch vacations are ideal for singles, couples, families and other diverse groups.

Our SEARCH FOR RANCHES function takes all of the guess work out of planning your next dude ranch vacation and keeps it simple with our easy-to-use- search form. You don’t need to wade through pages and pages of information before deciding on your ideal dude ranch. You can either use our Basic Search or the Advanced Search tool.To get started choose a geographical region that appeals to you. Are you interested in Western Canada, North West USA, Mexico or another region? Once you have decided just check off the region and if you are unsure of where you want to go that’s ok too just pick all of the regions. Next choose what type of guest ranch experience you would like to have on your next dude ranch vacation. 




After that, choose which activities and services are important to you on your dude ranch vacation. Do you want a ranch that offers fly-fishing, overnight pack trips, a swimming pool, a wedding venue, spa services, birding, cowboy cookouts or yoga? There are so many activities to choose from so be sure to check every box that interests you. Now you are ready to think about price. You can select as many options as you want based on how much you would like to spend per night at one of RanchSeeker’s dude ranches.

Finally, when would you like to go? Do you want a dude ranch vacation in the winter so you can cross country ski or take a sleigh ride or would rather the fall, spring or summer? Choose a month or several months that appeal to you for your guest ranch vacation. Once you are done be sure to click on SEARCH and a list of all of the dude ranches that match your specific search criteria will be returned. Now comes the fun part. You can read about each ranch and add them to your “list” and then make direct contact with the ranch owner/operator by sending them an enquiry and ask them for more details if necessary and/or make your dude ranch reservation. Our dude ranch listings feature photos, special offers and many of them have You Tube videos so that you can get a better idea of each ranch.




 What are you waiting for? Check out our website today and book your next guest ranch vacation. 

Happy Trails !


New Mexico Horseback Riding Tips

10/22/2019 11:29:22 AM

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 Trails Guest Ranch is a small ranch (only 4 cabins) so guests are guaranteed a truly personal atmosphere.




3 Tips for the Best New Mexico Horseback Riding Adventure

For the original blog post click HERE 

There’s no denying that horses played a powerful role in shaping American history. To this day, these mighty, compassionate animals hold a special place in the heart of New Mexico. We welcome all riders to experience one of the last strongholds in the American West on the New Mexico horseback riding adventure of a lifetime! Read on for three essential tips that will prepare you for your journey. For an even more personalized vacation, our ranch owner, Meris, will send you a free guest ranch itinerary. Submit your preferred travel dates and how much you’d like to ride, and we’ll create a customized trip for you within the next 24 to 72 hours!

3 Tips for Your New Mexico Horseback Riding Adventure

1. Get to Know Your Horse

Horses aren’t just a part of history. They are an important part of life to this day on many ranches like Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! By taking the time to get to know your horse, you will gain a new respect for your equine partner as they carry you on their back through the rugged terrain of the Gila National Forest. Unlike many dude ranches, we get to know our guests on a personal level so that we can match everyone with their ideal horse. Your hosts and wranglers, Meris and Seth will be happy to give you pointers along the way to improve your riding and your relationship with your horse. You’ll also have plenty of one-on-one time with your horse, so you can brush and feed them if you’d like!




2. Ride in Comfort

Before you ride, come prepared with the proper clothing and gear. The last thing that you want is to get too hot, cold or uncomfortable during the middle of your ride. Because of varying elevation and daily temperature swings in the mountains of the Gila National Forest, we recommend wearing light layers. Long sleeves are good protection from the strong sun. You’ll want to wear comfortable jeans and riding or cowboy boots with a heel and a smooth sole. We also recommend pantyhose or padded bike shorts to help prevent chafing. The proper clothing always makes for a much more enjoyable ride.

3. Choose Your Ranch Wisely

When it comes to planning your guest ranch vacation, remember that not all ranches offer the same level of western hospitality and personalization. Always verify that the ranch is a member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association , like Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. Membership in this association means that a ranch meets the highest standards of excellence in the dude ranch vacation industry. See what some of our guests have said about their experience on Trip Advisor.

Enjoy Unlimited Riding at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

After a day exploring the region’s history and culture by horseback, extend your cowboy adventure into the night. Join us for an authentic Western meal and a campfire beneath the stars. With the beautiful surroundings of the Gila National Forest, you’ll never experience anything more dazzling than how brightly the stars shine at our ranch. Unlimited horseback riding in the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest, three home-style meals a day, and comforting amenities are always included with your stay.




Learn more about Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch 

Happy Trails!

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Ranch at Rock Creek

10/22/2019 11:01:00 AM

Thanksgiving is a time-honoured celebration that year after year brings families and friends together around a festive table to share traditional foods like roasted turkey, baked autumn vegetables and other favourite family side dishes. It is also a time to give thanks and to count one’s blessings and for many it marks the beginning of the holiday season, including Christmas and New Year’s. Often, Thanksgiving signifies a lot of work for those that must plan, shop for and prepare everything that goes into organizing such a big occasion. This year why not put the shopping lists and roasting pans away and book this Thanksgiving offer at The Ranch at Rock Creek to celebrate this special holiday.

Located in Montana, a popular guest ranch destination, The Ranch at Rock Creek is the ideal dude ranch vacation choice for those looking for a western adventure situated in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys.

The following special celebration was originally posted HERE 




November 26-29, 2019

Chef Josh Drage invites you to enjoy his orchestration of Montana’s bountiful harvest. Delight in traditional culinary offerings inspired by the heart, soul and bounty of our beloved Western Montana. The Ranch at Rock Creek is a special place to host warm and memorable gatherings for families of any size. Rejuvenate and reconnect in splendid accommodations surrounded by Big Sky Country adventure and wildlife.

Our itinerary combines American traditions, like feasts and football, with wild pursuits and fireside luxuries. Each morning and afternoon, try your hand at outdoor adventures including mountain biking, hiking expeditions, shooting, archery, horseback riding, fly fishing, the ropes course and geocaching. Thanksgiving Dinner in the Granite Lodge features multiple courses bursting with locally sourced Western delights. Families have more time to enjoy themselves when The Ranch takes care of the activities, amenities and first-class cuisine.


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

Minimum three-night stay based on availability.




Learn more about The Ranch at Rock Creek 

If you can’t make it this year to celebrate be sure to add The Ranch at Rock Creek to your vacation bucket-list since the ranch is open year-round giving you and your loved ones lots of time to plan that perfect guest ranch vacation.

NOTE**** The Thanksgiving Special has been filled but stay tuned for an upcoming blog about winter specials.

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

Happy Trails!


How To Plan The Best Trip to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

6/26/2019 9:35:00 AM

The following blog was written by our good friends over at Geronimo Trails Guest Ranch 

Every Autumn, the skies of Albuquerque put on one of the most enchanting displays in the world. You’ll never experience anything like Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, so if you have yet to attend this magical event, then don’t put it off any longer. Read on to learn more about the 2019 festival. Before or after Balloon Fiesta, enhance your visit with an unforgettable New Mexico road trip. Located in the heart of Gila National Forest, there is no place in The Land of Enchantment quite like Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! Enjoy horseback riding, home-style cooking, hiking, history, and more. Check our availability and reserve your cabin, below.

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How to Plan the Best Trip to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

About the Festival

The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is a beloved autumn tradition. Each year, thousands of people from around the world gather to watch hundreds of hot air balloons take flight and paint the skies of New Mexico. This nine-day celebration features hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes. You can look forward to everything from your favorite cartoon characters to glowing balloons by night! Yet, there is more to this international fiesta than its amazing and artistic balloons. Here are a few special events that you can enjoy!

Mass Ascension

Mass Ascension is the most popular event of the festival! For many, this fantastic display is the highlight of their trip. Beginning at 7:00 a.m., all participating balloons launch into the skies. The launches take place in two waves, typically over a two-hour period. Get there early! This amazing event takes place shortly after Dawn Patrol.

Dawn Patrol

Early birds, you are in for a treat! Dawn Patrol typically begins at 5:45 a.m., depending upon the weather. During this time, a special choreographed inflation and launch takes place, complete with music. Glowing balloons fly in the dark sky until it is light enough for pilots to see their landing sites.

The Fireworks Show

End your festival experience with a bang! The festival’s brilliant fireworks show is always a treat. You can look forward to a kaleidoscope of colors brightening the night’s sky, along with spectacular glowing balloons. Please keep in mind that this event is weather dependent!

Tips for Your Trip to the 2019 Hot Air Balloon Festival

The events above are only a few highlights of the 2019 festival! Visit the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival website for a full list of calendar events.

The 2019 festival dates are October 5 through October 13. You can save money on your trip by purchasing your tickets in advance! Special ticket pricing is available now.

Make the Most of Your Trip at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Before or after celebrating at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime. Our guest ranch is surrounded by the boundless beauty of Gila National Forest, making it the perfect place to rest and relax after the excitement of the festival! Unlimited horseback riding, hiking, and three home-style meals are included with your stay. We always fill up quickly during fiesta weeks, so check our availability and plan your trip today. We can’t wait to host you at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!

Happy Trails!

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Welcome to Colorado’s Double G Ranch Part 2

6/11/2019 9:11:00 AM

If you haven’t read part 1 of this blog series be sure to check it out first before learning more about Double G Ranch. 

Aside from lots of summer activities to enjoy during the warmer months Double G is also a great place to visit when the temperatures drop.

WINTER

Colorado is a veritable winter wonderland during the colder months of the year. Guests experience abundant sunshine, Champagne Powder and low humidity while staying at Double G Ranch.


Hiking, Snowshoe-Walking and Cross-Country Skiing

The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) as well as the Middle Fork of the Cimarrons, Owl Creek Pass, Dry Creek, Black Canyon, Gateway Canyon and many other areas provide endless beautiful trails to explore and enjoy nature and wildlife.

Ice climbing

During the winter Bear Creek Falls, Ames Wall and Ouray Ice Park are in a word simply breathtaking!  If you have ever wanted to try your hand at ice climbing, then these locations are the ideal place to learn.

Snowmobile-Tours, ATV-Quad and Jeep-Tours

The trails around the ranch as well as the surrounding open State Park lands nearby are perfect for the adventurous people in your group seeking off-road fun! Upon request the ranch can hook you up with various rental agencies to suit your needs.



Downhill-Skiing (with and without Heli-Drop)

A short forty-five-minute drive from the ranch will have you skiing down the slopes at Telluride in no time which is considered one of the best ski resorts in Colorado. Aspen, just 3 hours away, as well as Vail, Breckenridge and Deer Valley are also skiing trips that you could combine with your ranch vacation. For those looking for the ultimate ski adventure Double G Ranch can organize a helicopter ride that will drop you off on challenging ski routes coupled with awesome powder conditions. Day trips include orientation, six runs and après ski and they can organize Heli-assisted and guided backcountry ski-tours as well.


Biking

Test your fitness level fat biking on frozen lakes and trails. You’ll spend many unforgettable hours outdoors under the Colorado sun.


Throughout the year there are lots of activities and events that guests can enjoy while staying at Double G Ranch.

Surrounding Activities

Lakes:

Ridgway-, Silver Jack – and Blue Mesa Reservoir

Rivers:

Uncompahgre-, Gunnison-, Colorado-, Rio Grande- and Animas River

Waterfalls:

Chipeta Falls, Box Canyon-, Cascade-, Middle Fork- and Bridal Veil Falls

Gold Mines:

Bachelor-Syracuse-, Old Hundred Gold- and Pride of the West Mine

Cities:

Montrose, Ridgway, Cimarron, Ouray, Silverton and Telluride

Canyons:

Black Canyon, Gateway Canyon and Box Canyon

and more:

Moab Desert (Utah), Mesa Verde (caves of the Native Americans), Hovenweep (Pueblo buildings), the One-Million-Dollar-Highway, the Great Sand Dunes in South Colorado and the Garden of the Gods


Nearby Double G Ranch you can enjoy plenty of attractions varying from weekly farmer markets to many live concerts. There is always an event going on: from beer-festivals to rodeos as well as marathon-runs.

For more information:

Ridgway 2019:

During the summer every Thursday  you’ll find Live Concerts and in September Rodeos and many more events.

Ouray 2019:

Starting from the beginning of June every Thursday you’ll find the Mountain Air Music Series and many other events.

Montrose 2019:

On July 4th there’s the Independence Day Parade & Fireworks as well as the Annual BBQ and the Black Canyon Quilt Show as well as many more events

  • Telluride 2019

In August Telluride presents a big jazz festival as well as the Chamber Music Festival and in September the Blues and Brews Festival takes place as well as many more events  


As you can see no matter what time of year you visit Double G Ranch you are sure to have the vacation of a lifetime!

Happy Trails!

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Welcome to Colorado’s Double G Ranch Part 1

5/10/2019 10:42:00 AM

Situated on 40 acres of land in the heart of Western Colorado the Double G Ranch features a completely renovated main building as well as two RV spots and horse accommodations. Located nearby you’ll find open public land which consists of approximately 3000 acres plus a State Park, and two reservoirs which are ideal for fishing, sailing, stand up paddling (SUP), and white-water rafting. The Divide Golf & Country Club as well as four other golf courses close by in Montrose and Delta are perfect for the avid golfer in your group. 


Since the ranch is only a short twenty-minute drive from Montrose guests can take advantage of a variety of shopping and restaurant offerings as well as several convenient connecting flights. United Airlines or American Airlines have direct flights from Denver, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles and Newark. Ridgeway is also only a twenty-minute drive from the ranch. This picturesque “cowboy city” boasts many different restaurants as well as interesting art galleries. Here you will find everything that you need during your holiday.

The ranch’s six newly renovated rooms and suites are furnished in a stylish mix of comfortable “Colorado Country Life” and chic “New York Loft Style” accommodating up to twelve guests in total. Four open fireplaces create a warm and cozy atmosphere for moments of relaxation after a fun-filled day spent outdoors. During the evening relax in their spacious open living/dining area as well as in the separate guest-lounge area complete with a bar, pool-table and open fireplace. A special highlight of the ranch is their expansive deck with easterly and southerly views of the stunning Colorado mountains. A large hot tub combined with mountain vistas, three hundred days of sunshine and wildlife viewing opportunities make for truly memorable moments. 


Mealtimes are always an event unto themselves to be looked forward to while on any vacation. In the morning the delicious aroma of German and American breakfast options attract hungry guests to congregate around the kitchen island. Lunch, upon request, (lunch boxes for the daily trips and rides are provided), are served in the open kitchen/dining/living area or during the summer months on the outside deck. Dinner (priced separately) is served on an inviting banquet table and consists of quality organic beef and seafood dishes. The steaks, burgers and various BBQ meat options are provided by the ranch’s neighbours who operate a sustainable open range farm. Guests can also choose to eat away from the ranch at one of the many restaurants found in Ridgeway, Ouray or Montrose.  

Since Double G Ranch is open not only throughout the warmer months but also during the winter this means that they offer an incredible array of thrilling activities for guests to choose from while on their Colorado guest ranch vacation. 

Summer is almost upon us so below you will find a list of exciting activities that you can take part in over the next few months. Be sure to check back in with us again for our next blog post which will not only outline the sensational winter adventures to be had but also provide other interesting details about this Colorado guest ranch experience.

Summer Activities

Temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit and plenty of sunshine means that a variety of outdoor activities can be enjoyed during the warmer months. Colorado is truly a magnificent place to be during any season but especially during the summer.

Horseback Riding / Wagon rides

Because of the ranch’s location time spent in the saddle is truly spectacular. The beauty and solitude of the Colorado mountains and landscape is second to none. Ride across free-range cattle pastures where galloping is not only allowed but encouraged for those who are able and after an exciting two hour ride your hosts will welcome you with a well-deserved picnic. Other rides take you through scenic nature parks where abundant fauna and flora are present for your viewing pleasure. Deer, elk and many other wild animals will surely cross your path. 

*The ranch provides horses for guests, but you can also bring your own. The duration of each ride is determined by the ability of your horse. If you do bring your own horse, please be advised that they don’t need shoes on all the trails and the ranch can accommodate up to 10 guest horses. Price per day per horse including food is $20USD. *

**On request and if available you can also participate in small cattle drives. **


Hiking / Running

The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) as well as the Middle Fork of the Cimarrons Owl Creek Pass, Dry Creek, Black Canyon, Gateway Canyon and many other areas offer exciting trails for hikers to explore while reconnecting with nature and the surrounding wildlife.

Rock Climbing

Advanced climbers as well as beginners will find endless climbing opportunities to try out such as the Via Ferrata Climbing Trail in Telluride or in various other high rope courses found nearby.


Off Highway Vehicles (ATV, Jeep, Motocross & Bike Touring)

The trails surrounding the ranch as well as the State Park and open land areas are ideal for off road vehicles. Upon request the ranch can provide several contacts for all types of off-road vehicle rental companies. 

Fishing / Boating / Rafting

Only 10 minutes away from the ranch you will find the Ridgeway Reservoir. Onsite rental companies can provide everything that you need to try your hand at fly fishing, stand up paddling (SUP), motor-boating and water-skiing. For the more adventurous at the Uncompahgre River and Colorado River there are guided tours for white-water rafting and canoe trips. And for those seeking the ultimate “rush” 30 miles away from the ranch you can jump from a 60 ft high cliff into the clear lake in Blue Mesa Park. 


Golf

Only 5 miles away from the ranch avid golfers can take part in a round of golf at the remarkable “ Divide Gold & Country Club” which features unbeatable panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. Or choose one of the other 4 golf courses located in Montrose and Delta.


Adventure Activities

If you have ever wanted to soar through the sky in a hot air balloon, fly in a helicopter or see the world from above while strapped into a tandem paraglide then this is your chance. Double G Ranch can help you organize your ultimate bucket list items.

As you can see Double G Ranch has something for everyone seeking a vacation of a lifetime.

Happy Trails!

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Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Jackson Hole Location

4/24/2019 9:42:22 AM

Thinking about going to Gros Ventre River Ranch? Read on to discover why you should choose this Jackson Hole Valley Ranch. 

See GVVR’s original blog post HERE

There are numerous ranches to choose from in the Jackson Hole Valley, and even more if vacationers look to other areas in Wyoming, or to Montana and Colorado. We are asked frequently by potential guests, “So, what makes the Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Jackson Hole location stand out? Why should I stay with you? What is there to do off of the ranch?”




During your stay with us you’ll get to experience stunning horseback riding, excellent cuisine, and world class fly fishing. But that’s not all; GVRR is also an awesome home base for exploring the greater Jackson Hole area!




National Park Proximity

We are so fortunate to be close to not one, but two National Parks. Grand Teton National Park is about twenty minutes away and offers some of the best hiking in the country. Not an avid hiker? Instead of climbing the 3,000 feet up to Amphitheater Lake, walk the even perimeter of Jenny Lake or ride the ferry across it!

Gros Ventre River Ranch is also only an hour and a half from the South Gate of Yellowstone National Park, America’s first National Park. Yellowstone is truly an astounding place full of geological wonders. Take a day trip and drive the South Loop. You’ll see colorful springs, erupting geysers, and bubbling mud!

Thirty Minutes from the Town of Jackson, WY

We are in Kelly, WY just about thirty minutes from Jackson, WY. We love this distance. Town is an easy drive away, but on the ranch, guests feel relaxed and immersed in the natural beauty of Wyoming, away from the hustle and bustle. Many of our guests enjoy a trip into town during their time with us, so we do recommend renting a car. There is plenty to do: Listen to live music at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or spend an evening at the rodeo. If you’re here at the end of July, head to the Teton County Fair!

Happy Trails!

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