Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations

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Surprising Malibu Dude Ranch

NEWSFLASH
I admit I was intrigued when I saw this on the website for Pennsylvania’s Malibu Dude Ranch:
“Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next rodeo star?? Sign up for one of our speed events and compete against other guests during our guest participation rodeos, held during major 3-day holiday weekends.
I knew the ranch [...]

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Ranchweb and The Ranch at Rock Creek in the news

Nice article in Britain’s The Sunday Telegraph highlighting a dude ranch fantasy trip to The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. Author Ian Henderson and his daughter tried living on a working ranch in the Montana mountains. We must admit, though, that this is one of the more luxurious working ranches in the West (Henderson [...]

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How to plan your ranch vacation

SMART RANCH TRAVELER
Or maybe a better title for this particular story is How to NOT plan your ranch vacation. If you want to de-stress even before you take your family on a gust ranch trip, then here’s a term you’ll want to study: The all-inclusive vacation.
What a great concept for time-stressed parents. No hassles, no [...]

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Happy Trails for Ranchweb

Just saw the latest issue of Luxury Las Vegas, a hot new upscale magazine. On page 49 you’ll see the first pages of a multiple spread story that features Ranchweb’s own Gene Kilgore, discussing the benefits of a ranch vacation.
And there’s more good news for the dude ranch vacation business: five Ranchweb member resorts got [...]

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Yoga + riding at Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch

TIPS FROM THE RANCHERS
A relaxing yoga session sounds great anytime, but it’s even better in a setting as lovely and peaceful as a dude ranch. And since horsemanship is at the crux of Colorado’s C Lazy U Ranch experience, C Lazy U is offering for the second year its unique combination: A yoga and riding program. It’s [...]

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Ranch chic: what to pack for a dude ranch trip

TIPS FROM THE RANCHERS
Summer vacation’s coming up faster than a freight train. Got to plan in order to pack right. What should Mom, Dad, and the kids wear to the ranch? And do you need to do any shopping first?
Well, a guest ranch vacation is different, and requires a fresh set of expectations and plans. [...]

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A Texas Hill Country hideaway

Running-R Guest Ranch
DUDE RANCH DEALS
Established on an old cattle ranch in Bandera, Texas , the Running-R Guest Ranch
is small–by design. The idea: you come as a guest and leave as a friend. “If you come here with your family, look forward to watching your children enjoy real freedom, to run and play and truly use [...]

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Sun-drenched Arizona dude ranch getaways

SMART RANCH TRAVELER

Never mind that our winter season hasn’t been as snowy and miserable as it was last year. That doesn’t mean you still couldn’t use some fun in the sun and time to stop and smell the desert wildflowers.
It’s easy to  get away for a last-minute vacation at a warm, sunny Arizona dude ranch [...]

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Anglers’ paradise: Deschutes River, Oregon

We know you anglers out there–even in the dead of winter, you’re thinking about the next time you’ll be out on the water with a rod in your hand.
Maybe you got some cool new hand-tied flies for Christmas, or other gear that you’re eager to test (see our story on the 10 Best gifts for [...]

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Eco-friendly and ‘green’ dude ranch vacations

Green dudes
What better way to vacation ‘green’ than to visit an eco-friendly dude or guest ranch. After all, ranches have had years of practice in being careful stewards of their lands in order to be successful.
In recent years, many dude or guest ranch ranches have gone beyond their regular practices of ensuring streams stay clean [...]

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