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Find your best holiday: at a ranch

SEASONAL To many people, holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance. — Phillip Adams As we slide into November, we find the mood has changed along with the weather. The World Series is over and football is king. The year’s biggest holidays are near, when the kids will be out of […]

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What to wear at the ranch

TIPS FROM THE RANCHERS Riding into the mesquite. Fly fishing in a rushing mountain stream. Mountain biking down an alpine slope. Getting a mani-pedi in the spa by the pool. Whether you’re planning a dude ranch vacation that includes lots of lounging or lots of miles in the saddle, you’re going to have to pack […]

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Good deal at a warm Southwest ranch

HOT DEALS Cold there? Fly here! says the home page of Arizona’s Tanque Verde Ranch.  You can’t argue with that logic. The Midwest and East Coast are even now gripped in the clutches of various storm systems that— even when the snow stops falling—will leave behind a mess of clogged roads and snow-blocked cars. So […]

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Arizona’s Elkhorn Ranch: ride, revive, reconnect

Tucked against the saw-toothed Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, Arizona, is a traditional family-owned and operated guest ranch offering horseback riding and relaxation for some 32 guests. A few days ago, I talked to co-owner Mary Miller recently about what makes Arizona’s Elkhorn unique.  The Miller Family has owned and operated Elkhorn Ranch continuously since […]

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Act now for deals in Arizona

HOT DEALS Tired of the constant barrage of election news and political commercials? Maybe what you need is a quick getaway to a place that seems timeless–filled with autumn leaves, brisk air, peace and quiet. If you plan a trip now, you can find some great low-season deals in northern Arizona. Low season in Arizona’s […]

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A Roundup: Rx for stressed-out doctors and lawyers

Ask any doctor, lawyer, or other high-powered professional how they choose to relax from their challenging work and chances are they’ll opt for something physically demanding that they can do out in the fresh air. And if the activity is unique, all the better. In that case, the best medicine for doctors or lawyers just […]

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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 […]

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GUEST RANCHES ROUND UP SPRING BREAK FUN FOR FAMILIES

VACATION DEALS Whether your idea of a family getaway is outdoor adventures under a warm sun, or cozy digs in a snowy landscape, guest ranches from Arizona to Colorado are inviting families to pack up and head for the corral this spring break. Gene Kilgore, the legendary expert on guest ranches, has compiled a list of […]

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A special spring at Arizona’s Elkhorn Ranch

RANCH PROFILE You know TripAdvisor, that popular travel website where guests can comment on their lodging experiences? Listen to TripAdvisor’s comments about Arizona’s Elkhorn Ranch: “Perfect family vacation” – 5.0 of 5 stars (Expatriat2012   March 27, 2012)”… an absolutely amazing week at Elkhorn! If you enjoy being in nature, this is your place. Beautiful nature […]

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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 […]

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