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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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Glamour meets camping at Paws Up

ULTRA RANCHES The Resort at Paws UP Take a ‘Safari’ without leaving the States. Remember all those Hemingway Africa stories where, after an adventure amongst the wilds, the tourists would nip into a luxury tent to change for dinner, and then emerge to find a lavish spread complete with fine wines? That kind of rustic […]

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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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Ultra ranches, continued

VACATIONSWYOMING The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch How do you define ultra? Ask the dictionary? ul·tra [uhl-truh] adjective 1. going beyond what is usual or ordinary; excessive; extreme. Well, when it comes to ranch resorts, we don’t need a dictionary to define ultra. Just visit The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. […]

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In British Columbia, Echo Valley Ranch earns TOP TripAdvisor awards

NEWSFLASH The Key to TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards: Invisible luxury It’s a new trend in hospitality, luxury you can’t see but certainly feel.  It’s a mix of tangible and intangible, visible and invisible at the same time, a rare quality that has brought repeated awards to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. Recently, the ranch garnered Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice […]

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Rancho luxurious: Montana’s Rock Creek

We’re continuing our series about some of the most luxurious guest ranches in the world, where lodging is top notch, cuisine is five-star quality, and activities almost unlimited. Today, we take you to Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek.   MONTANA Ranch at Rock Creek Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek serves up luxury along with some […]

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Ultra Ranches-luxury and service top the list

Triple Creek Ranch Montana When you talk about Triple Creek Ranch, the words “award-winning” always seem to come up. This luxury resort, set in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies, was recently voted the #1 Inn/Small Lodge in the US and #2 Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure’s 2012 Readers Choice […]

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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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HOT DEALS 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 […]

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