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Find your best holiday: at a ranch

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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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Good deal at a warm Southwest ranch

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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 why [...]

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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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Men’s Journal really seems to like dude and guest ranch adventures—they’ve just launched the third video in their video series, ‘Remote and Refined.’ This short armchair sojourn takes viewers to the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming—a giant playground for anyone who loves the outdoors—and to one of our Ranchweb member ranches.
The [...]

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C Lazy U hosts a Thanksgiving holiday weekend special

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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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Fourth of July package at Brush Creek Ranch

Tips from the rancher
Here’s news from one of Wyoming’s newest ranches: Bring family and friends together for a July 4th vacation celebration of a lifetime at Wyoming’s The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, an ultra-private guest ranch, set on a 15,000 acre working cattle ranch in south Central Wyoming. Authentic western fun includes something for [...]

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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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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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