Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations

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

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 school [...]

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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 accordingly. [...]

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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 out of [...]

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C Lazy U hosts a Thanksgiving holiday weekend special

HOT DEALS
COLORADO
C Lazy U Ranch
C Lazy U is hosting a Thanksgiving holiday weekend special. Why? Well, there’s a LOT to be thankful for this Thanksgiving—and we can’t think of a better place to enjoy it than at the C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado!
The ranch invites you to “Bring your attitudes of gratitude and share the [...]

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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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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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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 spring [...]

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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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Brush Creek Ranch, Lost Valley ranch news

Newsflash
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

Wyoming’s newest guest ranch, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch aims to offer something different. In talking to Michael Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the ranch, we ask him what sets the ranch apart. “We want to be different from a typical [...]

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Newsflash: Colorado’s Zapata Ranch featured

Green Dudes
The media has finally found out what we’ve known all along:  Zapata Ranch is terrific. Built on an original homestead site, Zapata uses utilizes its own grass-fed beef and bison, along with local San Luis Valley produce. Their style is ‘down home, gourmet and meals are served family-style’. Below we list a sample of [...]

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