2015 Top50 Travel Series Ranches

BY Jody Dahl | Tue 24 Feb, 2015

Our team has visited a lot of ranches. We took notes, shot video, gallopped some horses, indulged in massages, indulged in some soaks, moved some cattle, at delicious ranch grown food, hiked thru the woods and atop peaks...and now...it's YOUR turn! Check out the featured video ranches and book your ranch getaway today!

Red Horse Mountain Ranch, ID

Imagine the work it takes to coordinate 5000 riders of all ages in one summer season. That might seem like a challenge, but Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, makes it all look easy.  Join Discover Ranches as we take a look behind the scenes to see how this ranch prepares its wranglers for riders of all ages and levels.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch Resort in Idaho is known for its all inclusive dude ranch vacations including an extensive list of guided adventures, well appointed accommodations, first rate western hospitality, and a famous Kid’s Program for ages 3 and up. Located on 300,000 acres, the ranch is a 1.5 hour drive from the Spokane International Airport, near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Book Today: www.RedHorseMountain.com  (888)689-9680

 

 

The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, WY

“Circle of Sustainability,” Discover Ranches turns its lens on The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch where sustainability runs through every aspect of their business. The ranch resort, located in Saratoga, WY, is known for its majestic scenery, limitless luxury, and endless adventure.  But what most people don’t know is that Brush Creek began as -and still is-  a working ranch, so responsible conservation and cultivation of the land is paramount to their philosophy.

The ranch prides itself on unforgettable ranch vacations where visitors can disconnect to reconnect with minimal impact on the environment.  During their vacation, they witness- and become a part of- good stewardship of the land so that it can be maintained for wildlife and enjoyed for generations to come. Book Now: www.BrushCreekRanch.com 307.327.5284

 

 

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge, MT

Ties to the mob, surprising acquisition of boats, and its rodeo lineage... Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge is much more than just “the ranch on the lake”.

Bring your family and friends to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork for an unforgettable, all-inclusive Montana dude ranch vacation. Averill's has been hosting guests from around the world for over 65 years and they welcome you and yours to their ranch, their home, and the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake to experience the family vacation of a lifetime! Book Today: www.FlatheadLakeLodge.com; 406-837-4391

 

 

The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch, WY

Several years ago, Marijn left her comfortable and cosmopolitan life in Brussels Belgium to move with Peter and their sons Edward and Victor to Shell, Wyoming. Despite Wyoming not being Marin’s destination of choice and her fear of horses, Marijn worked hard to overcome her fear and today is a very talented horsewoman. This episode is a testimonial that anyone who has the will and determination can change, overcome fears and improve their life, no matter their age or background.

The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, canoeing, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc. Book today: www.TheHideout.com; 800-354-8637

 

 

Deep Canyon Guest Ranch, MT

Imagine a charming, quaint B&B set on a ranch amidst the pines and that’s Deep Canyon.  All meals are served in the main house where you’ll get to know the other guests and the owners who couldn’t be a sweeter couple.  The ranch accommodates only a small number of guests at at a time so you really feel like part of their family.  It’s like night to your day in the city; expect solitude, privacy, wildlife, freedom in horseback riding, and exclusive access to the Rocky Mountain Front.  If you just want a getaway that’s low key without a lot of action and activities, this is your place. Book Now: www.DeepCanyonGuestRanch.com 406.466.2044

 

 

Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, Nebraska

To really experience life on a working ranch, you have to live it.  And that’s what guests do when they visit Rowse’s 1+1.  In its latest episode, Discover Ranches reveals a day in the life of this working ranch located in Burwell, Nebraska.
 
“They just want to live out their dreams.”  Says owner and rancher Tammy Rowse.
 
There are no luxurious spa treatments, yoga,  or nose-to-tail rides.  Guests participate in daily ranch life, which sometimes can be very challenging, and includes working cattle, riding, roping, branding, driving the herd, and sorting cattle.  But it’s clear that work is what guests are there for, and they certainly aren’t deterred— as evidenced by the ranch’s number of return clientele. Book Now: 1plus1ranch.com 308.346.5530

 

 

Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado

If you’ve ever wanted to take part in the age-old ranching tradition unique to the American cowboy, then look no further than Discover Ranches latest episode featuring Chico Basin Ranch.  

Located near Colorado Springs, CO, Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000 acre family-run working cattle ranch operating on the high prairie with sprawling ranges of short grass and sandsage- homes to diverse populations of wildlife.

This week’s episode takes a look into the process of what goes into branding, like getting the cattle ready, starting the fire for the branding iron, sharpening the knives, and sending in the ropers.  The branding tradition is kept alive and well by the caretakers of the ranch, and the best thing is- all visitors to Chico Basin can participate in any of it! Book Now: ChicoBasinRanch.com 719.683.7960

 

 

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

Many adjectives can be used to describe Montana:  rugged beauty, unbridled freedom, western charm… those words can also be used to describe Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek.  But what’s Montana charm without fly fishing? With over 1500 fish per river mile, no wonder it’s the unofficial state sport!

The Ranch at Rock Creek is an all-inclusive, official Relais and Chateaux luxury ranch resort and the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch in the world (for the 2nd year in the row now) offering western adventure with comfort and amenities.  They offer an abundance of activities including fly fishing, spa treatments, hikes, horseback riding, a high ropes course, shooting ranges, and world-class, regionally inspired cuisine. Book Now:  TheRanchatRockCreek.com 877.786.1545

 


 

 

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