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 […]

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A day trip ranch in the Bay Area

FOR MOMS AND KIDS Near Fairfield, California, Rush Ranch stretches across 2,070 acres of marsh and rolling grassland. For most of its working life, the ranch was operated by the Rush family, and they had great respect for the land. Unlike other landowners next to the Suisun Marsh, the Rush family did not dike or […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Ranch chic: what to pack for a dude ranch trip

TIPS FROM THE RANCHERS Summer vacation’s coming up faster than a freight train. Got to plan in order to pack right. What should Mom, Dad, and the kids wear to the ranch? And do you need to do any shopping first? Well, a guest ranch vacation is different, and requires a fresh set of expectations […]

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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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Mom, writer, dude ranch fan: Nancy Schretter

SMART RANCH TRAVELER At the recent Dude Ranchers’ Association Annual Convention in Cody, Wyoming, one of the keynote speakers was Nancy Schretter (at left), Managing Editor of The Family Travel Network. That’s the award-winning family travel site featured on the The Today Show, CNN, America Online, Parents Magazine and in USA Today. Ranchweb’s own Gene […]

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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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