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The Leading Guide to Guest and Resort, Fly-Fishing, and Cross-Country Skiing Ranches in the United States and Canada, 6th Edition.

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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Winter ranches for snow fun, value vacation

SMART RANCH TRAVELER Admit it—you love winter. The real thing: crisp, clean air, clouds scudding over snow-dusted mountains; inside, a hot drink beside a crackling fire awaits. Or not. Maybe at your home winter is all traffic jams and rain-slicked highways, with a cooling cup of bad coffee at your desk. So get the heck […]

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Give the best gift of all: a family dude ranch trip

SMART RANCH TRAVELER With high gas prices and a still-sluggish economy, families these days have to plan ahead to work a vacation in without stressing the budget. Turns out that staying in one place—a place that offers a variety of activities in one location—means big savings and less stress. And there’s no better time to […]

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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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Ranch getaways for grownups only

The other day, my friend C was telling me about how her six-year-old daughter has learned how to really push C’s buttons, and that on those occasions, a long soak in a bubble bath just wasn’t enough of a getaway. It’s true. No matter how much we love the little ones, sometimes you just need […]

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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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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 […]

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Selecting the best dude and guest ranch for the kids

Smart Ranch Traveler Moms are often the ones who end up doing the background research for any vacation. That’s especially true when they’re hunting for a dude or guest ranch vacation for the family. Any mom would agree: it’s always good to start your selection process early. But even August isn’t too late-ask about cancellations. […]

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Ranch vacation bargains: spring specials

Shoulder seasons are always a good time to troll for travel bargains. And for a dude ranch vacation, this spring brings a saddlebag full of great deals.  Here are a few 2009 ‘Spring specials’; for more, go to the www.ranchweb home page and click on the Bargains link. Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana: Spring Fly Fishing […]

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