Horse ranches top vacations

Let’s discuss about travel locations perfect for horse riding vacations. Mixing nature, horse riding and relaxation in to the perfect vacation. This are the best places for a horse riding holiday, most of them are from the US but there are some other cool places outside the US.

Easily accessible from Santa Barbara, California, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a family-owned working dude ranch. The 10,500-acre ranch is consistently awarded as best luxury dude ranch for numerous reasons. The upscale ranch offers 73 cottages, all with working, wood burning fireplaces, and all without phones or televisions. Horseback riders can access 50-plus miles of riding trails; a 100-acre, spring-fed lake; two 18-hole championship golf courses; tennis courts; a pool; and spa.

The Cherokee Park Ranch is a family owned dude ranch nestled in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. They cater to families with kids of all ages, horseback riding, river rafting, rodeos, fishing, music, dancing, cow wrangling, swimming, ropes/challenge course, skeet shooting and mountain biking. Your kids will have a full day’s worth of counseled activities should parents desire “time off!” For young ones under two, this family ranch offers a unique opportunity: bring your own full-time baby-sitter, free of charge.

Rankin Ranch in California, USA, combines history, horses and western hospitality – with bargain rates to boot. Located in the beautiful little valley of Walker’s Basin deep in the heart of the Tehachapi Mountains, this working cattle and guest ranch is one of the oldest and largest family-owned ranches in California, and is the ideal choice for families looking for an authentic working ranch vacation on a budget. Flexibility makes this such a great value ranch, thanks to a ‘no minimum stay’ policy and tiered pricing – nightly rates start from just $165 for adults, $80 for non-riders and $80 for children. With meals, activities, lodging, riding* and taxes included, working ranch vacations at Rankin Ranch offer unbeatable value. *Horse riding not included for non-rider rate.

A few details about horse ranches. Since dude ranches are typically family owned (some for many generations), they are super kid friendly. Ranch staff interact with kids and adults, making you feel like part of their family. Kids become friends with the wranglers, cooks and other families. Ask a wrangler and they’ll tell you that many guests become close and time their annual family vacations to be together year after year. Working cattle ranches usually have fewer guests and are great for learning about ranch life. You can even watch or join cattle drives. “You’ll be in the saddle a lot. You can also learn to round up livestock on horseback. If the ranchers have to feed the cows, you can help. You’ll be immersed in ranch atmosphere,” says Hodson.

If you liked your horse ranch holiday you may think at getting in to horse riding as a every day activity. Starting with horse riding is not as expensive as it was in the past. Horses for sale are becoming less expensive and the maintenance is not very big compared to 10 years ago.

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