Top50 Ranches Awards World's Best Ranches For Excellence!

BY Kate Hammaren | Fri 29 Jan, 2016

The highly respected ranch vacation go-to, is delighted to award the world’s best ranches a top accolade in their Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence, 2015!



Chosen from hundreds of online reviews written for the traveller, by the traveller, the Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence have been designed to celebrate all aspects of a dude, guest or working ranch vacation.

Ranch vacations are fast becoming recognized as the most diverse and life-changing vacations available, and these awards recognize the top 50 establishments that deliver to their guests exceptional service, stunning locations and accommodations, outstanding food and wine, and life-changing experiences amongst other attributes.



Featuring 10 categories, each category has been divided into a number of awards to celebrate everything the discerning guest, family or traveller requires for their perfect ranch vacation.

In its inaugural year, the Top50 Ranches Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence aims to create a benchmark for consistent quality across ranch vacations all over the world, allowing establishments big and small the chance to shine in the areas in which they excel, helping guests new and old make what could be a life-changing decision.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence! Check out which ranches won which award below! Ranch Vacation Awards of Excellence Winners, 2015


  • CATEGORY: Family Friendly

Best Ranch For Families With Young Children ALISAL RANCH
Best All-Round Wholesome Family Experience DEEP CANYON GUEST RANCH
Best All-Round Activities For The Entire Family ELK MOUNTAIN RANCH
Most Family-Friendly Ranch LAZY L&B RANCH
Best Ranch For All Age Ranges RED HORSE MOUNTAIN RANCH
Best Ranch For Multi-generational Families LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH



  • CATEGORY: Location, Location, Location!

Most Amazing Location BADGER CREEK RANCH
Most Spectacular Riding Views BULL HILL RANCH
Most Picturesque Surroundings IDAHO ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANCH
Most Luxurious Custom Travel Destinations BG POLO & EQUESTRIAN RESORTS



  • CATEGORY: All Part Of The Service 

Most Friendly & Professional Staff LATIGO RANCH
Most Welcoming People LOS BANOS RANCH
Most Attentive & Accommodating Host & Wranglers MAJESTIC DUDE RANCH
Most Caring Owners MALIBU DUDE RANCH
Most Outstanding Service MOUNTAIN SKY GUEST RANCH
Most Enthusiastic & Helpful Wranglers THREE BARS RANCH
Most Exclusive Guest Service & Hospitality VISTA VERDE



  • CATEGORY: Social Life On The Ranch

Best Ranch For Making New Friends BAR W GUEST RANCH
Best Ranch For Group Vacations TEXAS RANCH LIFE
Most Exciting & Extensive Range Of Activities THE RESORT AT PAWS UP



  • CATEGORY: Runnin' With The Herds

Most Authentic Hands-On Ranch Experience CHICO BASIN RANCH
Most Authentic Working Ranch Riding Experience ROWSE'S 1+1 RANCH
Most Authentic Western Experience TOMBSTONE MONUMENT RANCH
Most Authentic Argentinian Gaucho Experience ESTANCIA LOS POTREROS



  • CATEGORY: Home On The Range

Most Comfortable Cabins TOD MOUNTAIN RANCH
Most Impressive Property TRIPLE CREEK RANCH
Best Fold Into Ranch Life BURNT WELL GUEST RANCH
Best Robust Experience THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK
Best Ranch For Experiencing Cowboy & Native American History GERONIMO TRAIL GUEST RANCH



  • CATEGORY: It's All In The Detail

Best Attention To Detail & Personal Service BRUSH CREEK RANCH
Most Organized Horse & Hospitality Experience THE HIDEOUT LODGE & GUEST RANCH
Most Detailed & Customized Experience RED REFLET RANCH
Most Traditional Ranch With Traditional Family Activities RANKIN RANCH
Most Individualized & Flexible Itineraries That Embrace Nature ZAPATA RANCH



  • CATEGORY: Into The Wild

Best Escape To Nature ECHO VALLEY RANCH & SPA
Best Escape From The Real World ESTANCIA RANQUILCO
Best Range of Outdoor Pursuits HIGH LONESOME RANCH
Best Ranch For Fly-Fishing NORTH FORK RANCH
Best Social Escape C LAZY U RANCH



  • CATEGORY: Ridin' High

Best Riding Trails PARADISE RANCH
Most Well-Trained Horses RANCHO LAS CASCADAS
Most Plentiful & Varied Riding SWEET GRASS RANCH
Best Ranch For Learning To Horse-ride WHITE STALLION RANCH
Best For Matching Horse & Rider BITTERROOT RANCH



  • CATEGORY: Horsemanship & Life Coaching

Best Place To Discover Buck Brannaman Horsemanship MCGINNIS MEADOWS
Best Life Coaching Experience BONANZA CREEK
Best Opportunity To Learn Horsemanship FREE REIN GUEST RANCH


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