Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations

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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.

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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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 plan [...]

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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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Home, home on the Facebook range

TIPS FROM THE RANCHERS
If you haven’t stopped by the Ranchweb Facebook page lately, give it a try. You’ll connect with some awesome people and enjoy their exchanges. They’re moms, dads, kids, ranch owners, horse lovers and lovers of all things Western, from Patsy Cline to polo.
Our Facebook fans are thoughtful, funny, philosophical, kind, upbeat, and [...]

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Getting the family ready for a guest ranch vacay

So, last week we told you how to plan ahead for your guest ranch trip. Now the question is: How do you get the family ready for this unique vacation?
Simple: ask Ranchweb.
Gene Kilgore, chief wrangler here at Ranchweb, has visited most of the guest ranches in the West and beyond, and has learned a few [...]

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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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Getting ready for a guest ranch vacay

SMART RANCH TRAVELER
Hey Mom, let’s say you did all the right planning. You surfed the web and picked your place: you found THE perfect ranch for your family’s special package of needs. Okay, smartypants, now what?  How do you actually get the family ready for a guest ranch stay?
Well, Ranchweb can be a great resource [...]

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Ranch vacation planning for Moms

Searching out the right ranch for your kids can be a little daunting, thanks to an amazing range of choices. And you can’t just Google up the perfect spot for your family. Fortunately, there’s a lot of help out there. Our partner website, Ranchweb.com offers several special features to help narrow your choices.
With moms, finding [...]

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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 with [...]

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Angling for The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

GREEN DUDE
Kelly Williams of Colorado writes to tell us about a great accomplishment that the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (a member of RanchWeb) recently announced. Brush Creek Ranch recently received the highly sought after designation as an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge. “I’m sure you are familiar with this prestigious recognition that only [...]

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