Dude Ranch winter Vacations

BY Jody Dahl | Fri 07 Oct, 2011

Visit Triple Creek Ranch in Montana, they specialize in families with teens. Grab your camera and go on a photo safari hunting for wildlife and rare birds – capture their beauty before they disappear forever.There are plenty of activities to do in the snow! Saddle up and go horseback riding in the fresh snow, take a snowmobile expedition, put on snowshoes or go ice-fishing. You can also take cooking lessons from their gourmet chef if you're not into hitting the slopes. For a luxury ranch trip with gourmet food and wines, Triple Creek is hard to beat.

At C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado, you can have great fun tubing, sledding, snowmobiling, or if you fancy something a little slower try cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or winter ice fishing. After an adventurous day kick back in one of the coolest tent spas ever. In this authentic tent setting, treat yourself to massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, and the "Cowboy Soak" - a relaxing moonlit soak in deep copper tubs overlooking the creek - complete with champagne and strawberries!

Bar W Guest Ranch in Montana offers cross-country skiing in the breathtaking Glacier National Park. If it’s action and adventure you hanker after, Bar W’s plethora of winter sports will satisfy every adrenaline junkie! From dog sledding, and romantic sleigh rides through the snow, to ice-fishing, skating, and a full range of incredible winter sports. Then, go relax at the day spa! If you're travelling as an individual, you will quickly feel part of the family.

Stay in the comforts of Tod Mountain Ranch, British Columbia, Canada, with homemade meals and enjoy ski and snowshoe activities nearby at Sun Peaks Ski Resort. A highlight is their relaxing indoor fireplace for a cosy night in their game room with shuffleboard, pool table, card table, dice, and board games. The TV lounge offers a DVD library and satellite TV with fireside lounge complete with book and magazine library.

Snowshoe in Yellowstone National Park right past elk and moose with a trip to Lone Mountain Guest Ranch, Montana. Rated Top Nordic Ski Resort you'll love their back-country ski and snowshoe tours. Yellowstone National Park has endless trails to offer right next door. Ski literally with elk and wildlife within metres of you, during this ultimate snowy adventure. Then head back to the lodge for a gourmet meal and fine wines. Step back into Montana's past on Big Sky's original sleigh ride dinner while the snow falls down around you on a magical winter ride.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana, is a guest ranch that achieves the perfect balance between invigorating exercise and relaxing tranquillity. Skiing and hiking on the ranch is perfect for families of all ages and abilities plus downhill sledding, skeet shooting, snowball fights, and hockey or ice skating on one of the ranch’s frozen ponds.

Being one of the world's most luxurious resorts, The Ranch's sleigh rides are truly unforgettable. With their grand sleigh and gorgeous horses, you can snuggle up for an intimate sleigh ride for two. Bundle up in a blanket, soaking in the wintery landscape with your loved one sipping on hot-buttered rum. Back in the Ranch's luxurious cosy lodge warm yourself by the crackling fire.

Discover the serenity and joy of a winter escape at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, Canada and touch the magic of a Cariboo wonderland with our Winter Getaway. The Cariboo is one of Canada’s premier Winter holiday destinations with pristine landscapes smoothed with snow; vistas sparkling into the horizon and all the excitement of cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, and more. Then snuggle up in front of a roaring log fire or indulge in one of the spa's signature therapies. Relax, feel cozy, and enjoy warmth and luxury in the heart of a winter wilderness.

If skiing is your family’s passion, Latigo Ranch, Colorado offers Nordic ski lessons and use of 60 kilometres of Nordic ski trails, most of which, guests will have to themselves! Complete with tubing hill, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding, the slopes offer the ultimate in adventure throughout the day. Back at the ranch snuggle up in front of a blazing fire and get a good night sleep in your queen size bed.

Winter in Greenough, Montana is a time for any sport that makes use of a land blanketed by white. The Resort at Paws Up offers over a hundred miles of lightly traveled wilderness trails for a diversity of unique Montana winter vacation excursions. For those who yearn to explore the great outdoors of Big Sky Country, they feature unforgettable adventuress like dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, private indoor equestrian lessons and even ice skating - all in winter wonderland full of peace and magic. If given some time off, Jack Frost would certainly choose to spend his holidays relaxing here after weeks of winterizing the world.

For more winter getaways or horseback riding holidays, check out www.top50ranches.com for your ideal dude ranch vacation.

Find Top50's Winter Vacations also at East Midlands Rider, UK!

TAGS: winter sports, winter dude ranch vacation, echo valley ranch and spa, latigo ranch, the ranch at rock creek, tod mountain ranch, bar w guest ranch, c lazy u ranch, triple creek ranch, colorado, montana, canada, winter getaways, the resort at paws up

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