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Visitor aged 62
Va.

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The staff is friendly and competent. The owners are generous and friendly.

What makes this riding program stand out...

The horses are reliable for novices to experienced riders. The wranglers are knowledgable and professional.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The atmosphere, luxury, fishing and riding.

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The Mays are great people and run a nice operation.

Would you return...

Yes... 12 th year in a row.

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Visitor aged 54
Virginia

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Dean and Karen met while working on a guest ranch. They chose their career and thier location based on their personal experience and enjoyment. They create a atmosphere at North Fork Ranch that shows their dedication so that each and every guest has the absolute best ranch experience.

What makes this riding program stand out...

The horses are well trained and well tended. The horses are respectful and respected. The program makes sure that the horses and riders are matched for skill and personality. The wrangles are highly entertaining and focus on horsemanship. The trails and terrain are varied to the ability of the rider, but the scenery is unmatched - no matter which ride you take!

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The ranch is a great family adventure, with something new each and every time you go back. Many new friends are made for a lifeime and frequently schedule vacation to meet up at North Fork Ranch. The lodging options are varied to meet specific needs from singles/couples to families. The food is AMAZING and ABUNDANT!

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North Fork Ranch is where you can have as much excitement or as much relaxation as you want. The program is marvelous for creating priceless family memories. There are activities for everyone to try and the fly fishing is challenging even for the experts. It is also a wonderful place for a romatice couples holiday. Lots of private benches along the river, a latenight hot tub, or a quite night watching for shooting stars.

Would you return...

Absolutely, We have returned many times. Our kids still beg to go back. When teenage boys want to spend time with their parents....you know it is a incredible place and experience.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Absolutely.... I highly recommend North Fork Ranch. I tell people about it every chance I get.

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Visitor aged 54
Illinois

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DEDICATION!!!!! Dean and Karen are two of the most dedicated and loyal people I have ever known. Though they make it look so easy, they work very hard to make NFR the experience of a lifetime for all who pass through the doors.

What makes this riding program stand out...

Variation!!! Everyday a new ride or new trail is offered. Every trail more beautiful than the last. Respect for their horses!!! As an animal lover, I appreciate how well they care for the horses and stables and how guests are educated before you even set out on your first ride. Personable, experienced wranglers who make sure every ride is memorable.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

It's heaven on earth to wake up in the middle of the mountains to a crackling fire, the smell of fresh brewed coffee and country music playing softly in the background. Every day is a new adventure shared with wonderful people. You arrive as a guest and you leave as a member of the May family.

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The ranch never deviates from that which makes it great, but yet is always evolving into something even better. It is the attention to detail that makes NFR so great!!! Dean and Karen May live and breathe their ranch and what they can do to make NFR the best it can be.

Would you return...

The first time at NFR will not be your last. At the end of the week when you leave, the desire to go back will not leave you. The hospitality, the breathtaking views, the amenities and especially Dean, Karen and their family....will make you return again and again.....I guarantee it!!!!

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

I recommend the ranch to everyone......so much so that I even carry their cards with me. It's an experience no one should miss.

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Visitor aged 56
Ohio

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Karen and Dean welcome you into their ranch as your second home. Each year we meet new staff and renew friendships with returning staff. The staff is always pleasant, polite and willing to go the extra mile for guests.

What makes this riding program stand out...

The quality of the horses, the awesome scenery and the knowledgeable wranglers.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

The value of the vacation is unbelievable. We have been regular guest since 1995. It's the best place to relax, spend time with family and friends and to meet wonderful people from all over the US and the world. There are activities for all ages. The food is superb!

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The North Fork Ranch is an opportunity to experience the West that you thought was only in the movies. I like to think of it also as a "land cruise". The accomodations are great, the food is delicious and plentiful, the horses and fly-fishing is next to none. My daughter learned to ride horses at the ranch and has become quite the fly-fisherman. Her ranch experience influenced her career choice to become a veterinarian.

Would you return...

We Love North Fork Ranch! We have enjoyed our many vacations at North Fork and will return many times.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

I highly recommend North Fork Ranch. Best owners, best run ranch, great fly-fishing, awesome horseback riding and white water rafting. Opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax and enjoy family, friends and food.

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Visitor aged 58
Illinois

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Very friendly and very much care about their guests. Go out their way to tailor your vacation and needs.

What makes this riding program stand out...

The variety of trails you encounter and the safety with the program

What about this ranch brings guests back...

Very kind owners who go out of their way to make this the vacation of your life. You forget your responsibilities at home and never want to leave. Each return just gets better. Would love to live there

Would you return...

Yes for all the reasons I mentioned above. Also GREAT FOOD

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

Always do

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Visitor aged 65
England,UK.

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Dean ,Karen and their cildren are my "American Family" I have seen their children grow to adulthood and the ranch improve its facilities year by year This year will be my 18th - they must be doing something right!

What makes this riding program stand out...

You have your "own" horse for the week.All abilities are catered for and trail rides vary in length and scenic beauty.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

Great hosts,friendly staff, fantastic food, beautiful mountain scenery and activities suiting all ages.

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Lots of things to see and do within a short drive of the ranch .

Would you return...

Yes. 2012 will be my 18th year - it gets better every time!

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Visitor aged too damn old
rhode island

Please provide one interesting tidbit about the ranch owners or staff...

when after a week my two kids said that it was better than a week at disneyworld you know that karen and dean are doing something right. the staff was just outstanding in every possible way.

What makes this riding program stand out...

great riding program, my children and wife always felt safe plus good horses.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

from the minute you arrive they treat you like family

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go on a diet before you go because the food is to die for, i ran every day and climbed a 14er while we were there, thought they would have to roll me back to the east coast, couldn't put my fork down.

Would you return...

of course! we might move there if their kids move out.

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Visitor aged 71
Wisconsin, USA

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The food was OUTSTANDING... we didn't have time to get hungry before there was a new tempting treat set before us.

What makes this riding program stand out...

willingness to accommodate your every need

What about this ranch brings guests back...

friendliness.. food... fishing and riding

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all the staff helps in all ways...

Would you return...

maybe... have to find someone who will ride or fish...

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

yes... especially the setting and the fishing

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Visitor aged 50
CA

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In the 11 years our family has visited this ranch (no other vacation place have we been so consistent) i've observed both Dean and Karen personally ensuring their guests were treated like family; each doing this at times when i knew they were feeling under the weather. They never missed a step. That is pride in their job and their business!

What makes this riding program stand out...

Great horses matched well to their riders. Also the country you ride through is beautiful and varied so no such thing as a boring ride.

What about this ranch brings guests back...

NFR (Dean and Karen) interview their summer college help very well. i observed every year that guests really enjoyed the service by these college kids and it usually ended in email and contact info exchanges at the end of the stay. Choosing young people that really represent the ranch well is very key and Dean and Karen have done this very well consistently over the years.

Another bit of information you'd like Top50 to know...

Choosing great staff that really cares about their guest's experience is HUGE. all the best properties know this already, but focus on this one thing can cover any "stuff happens" events during a visit.

Would you return...

we have returned for 11 years in a row.

Would you recommend this ranch to others...

we've recommended this ranch for years.

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