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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!

Best Location AVERILLS FLATHEAD LAKE LODGE 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 5* Service SIWASH LAKE 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 Cattle Drive DOUBLE RAFTER CATTLE DRIVES 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 Best Desert Escape RANCHO DE LOS CABALLEROS

  • CATEGORY: Ridin' High

Best Horses BEAUMONT HIGH COUNTRY EXPERIENCE 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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