Girls just wanna have fun, right? Combining wellness, women and the wild is a recipe for a good time, so if you’re looking for the ultimate in girls’ getaways, check out these fantastic ranch vacation retreats for 2018
Ultimate Cowgirl Getaways
Girlfriend Getaway Weeks – Red Horse Mountain Ranch, Idaho, USA
Gather the girls, grab your gear and head out to the ranch vacation of a lifetime! All-inclusive Girlfriend Getaway Weeks at Red Horse Mountain Ranch are the perfect opportunity to indulge in some adventure with friends or family – each of you even has your own horse for the trip. Experience exciting ranch activities, luxury accommodation, gourmet meals and of course relax with some free drinks. Ages 11 and up.
Top50 Tip: Don’t ride? No problem! You’ll still be spoilt for choice by the ranch’s myriad activities on offer
Cowgirl Weekends – Sundance Guest Ranch
British Colombia, Canada
20-22 April, 19-21 October, 2018
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway for your group of friends, or on your own, these all-inclusive dude ranch vacation Cowgirl Weekends at Sundance Guest Ranch are not to be missed. Enjoy horseback riding, delicious meals, cozy accommodations – and have a go at line dancing, the wranglers are on hand to show you how!
From $285 per person
Top50 Tip: Bring warm, comfortable layers for riding, and bring your own riding boots and helmet if you have them
Cowgirl Spring Roundup – The Resort at Paws Up
26-29th April, 2018
Gather the girls and ring out your inner cowgirls on an all-inclusive ranch vacation to Montana. The Resort at Paws Up’s Cowgirl Spring Roundup is a week to immerse yourself in cowgirl life at the ranch. Learn the ropes from some incredible Cowgirl Hall of Famers – try out horsemanship workshops, relaxing trail rides, exhilarating cattle drives, then relax around the roaring campfire in the evening before retiring to your luxury accommodations on the Wilderness Estate.
From $663 per person per night
Top50 Tip: Got a huge group? They can take up to 60 cowgirls!
Wild West Weekend – Red Reflet Ranch
17-20 May, 2018
An all-inclusive girls’ weekend with a difference! Pack your adventurous spirit and get over to Red Reflet Ranch for an extended ranch vacation weekend of horseback riding, zip-lining over the red rock canyon, shooting like Annie Oakley, roping, ATV driving and more! And if all that tires you out, you can wind down with yoga, pilates or stream-side meditation – topped off with delicious, gourmet ranch cuisine.
$1,950 per person
Top50 Tip: Join any or all of the activities, pressure-free, it’s a retreat for you to enjoy
Cowgirl Up! – Bar W Guest Ranch
20-26 May, 30 September-6 October, 14-20 October, 2018
Ladies grab your best friends, sisters, daughters and partners, and saddle up for an all-inclusive Cowgirl dude ranch vacation of a lifetime to Bar W Guest Ranch. Experience Western life and turn your hoof to some cowgirl skills, or simply relax and let vast Montana surround you. Enjoy a complimentary two-hour spa package and Vintner’s presentation, and get the party started with a vibrant night of two-stepping at the local saloon.
Top50 Tip: Bring your swimsuit to soak in the hot-tub after a fun-filled day of adventure
Women Only Guest Experience – Latigo Women’s Week
First week of June, 2018
Ride the Rockies, hone your horsemanship, meet new friends and have new adventures on the Women Only Week at Latigo Ranch. As a bonus, you can spend some time with genuine Working Women of the West, and hear their fascinating stories to the background of contemporary cowgirl and Western songs.
Top50 Tip: This is the place to go to get seriously immersed in genuine Cowgirl culture
Cowgirl Getaway – Lone Mountain Ranch
30 September-5 October, 2018
This Fall, head to Big Sky Country for an all-inclusive, fun-filled week of dude ranch vacation adventures on a Cowgirl Getaway with Lone Mountain Ranch. Enjoy historic creek-side cabin lodging, farm-to-table cuisine, evenings around a glowing campfire, sunset trail rides with wine tasting, live Western music – just to name a few of the experiences that leave the girls returning year after year! Disconnect from daily life, reconnect with your ladies in nature.
From $485 per person
Top50 Tip: Make the most of the free massage included in your package to really wind down after a day’s adventuring
Healing With Horses
Reach Out To Horses Reiki For Horses Clinic with Anna Twinney – Bitterroot Ranch
3-10 June, 2018
A women’s ranch vacation retreat with a difference; through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, the Reach out to Horses Clinic at Bitterroot Ranch will allow you experience first hand how all contact with your horse forms a communication system. Gain trust, identify and understand how horses talk through body language, and build a partnership for competition, pleasure riding and more.
Top50 Tip: Ideal for women wishing for a deeper connection with their animals
Letting Go Cowgirl Retreat – Bonanza creek
29 July-2 August, 2018
Immerse yourself in an all-inclusive cowgirl retreat that will help you to let go and discover a new look on life. ‘Letting Go’ at Bonanza Creek Ranch is the perfect ranch vacation for those looking for great horseback riding, a new relationship with horses and some enlightenment. Enjoy your beautiful cabin in the mountains of Montana, scrumptious ranch-cooked meals and some well-deserved pampering.
From $2,600 per person
Top50 Tip: The ideal solo getaway, or go with a friend
Women in the Rockies Retreat – C Lazy U Ranch
9-13 September, 2018
Get away on a women’s wellness retreat to remember, at C Lazy U Ranch. This year, this ranch vacation retreat will focus on connecting wellness goals with mindful living strategies, nature and horses. Deepen your connection with your horse and yourself, with short meditations and workshop activities focused on your personal wellness goals.
From $2,423 per person
Top50 Tip: Ideal for women at all ages and stages, and all levels of riding experience
The Unbridled Retreat – White Stallion Ranch
25-28 October, 2018
The special, all-inclusive, women-only Unbridled Retreat at White Stallion Ranch is a ranch vacation devoted to reconnecting you to your courageous self, with the help of horses, nature, and like-minded women. Rediscover joy with Equine Gestalt coaching, then ride through the majestic desert with new-found confidence and clarity, which will transfer to your daily life.
Top50 Tip: Ideal for women in ‘mid-life awakening’, who are ready to break out of what’s holding them back
Farrah Green Parelli Natural Horsemanship Clinics – Trapper Creek Ranch
28 October-3 November, 2018
Take a week to hone your communication skills with 3 Star Parelli Trainer, Farrah Green at Trapper Creek Ranch, where you’ll enjoy upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle sessions on your guest ranch experience. Yoga, pilates and non-riding activities are also readily available, and you’ll wind down your day with a relaxing cocktail hour.
$2,825 per person
Top50 Tip: Bring bags of passion and enthusiasm!
Wellness in the Wilds
Wellness in the Wilderness – The Ranch at Rock Creek
1 April-7 June, 4 September-15 November, 2018
Why not treat yourself, your best friend, your mum or girlfriend to a fantastic all-inclusive trip to the Granite Spa at the world-famous Ranch at Rock Creek? Guests receive two complimentary Granite Spa treatments, and two complimentary mind and body classes worth $750, and all itineraries are designed on a bespoke basis to align with your personal wellness goals.
From $900 per person per night
Top50 Tip: It’s a good idea to book your treatments prior to your arrival at the ranch – due to the ranch’s remote location, the therapists may have to travel over the river and through the woods to accommodate guests
Yoga Retreats: Ranch-Style!
Stretch and Sketch Yoga Art and Horseback Riding Retreat
Tombstone Monument Ranch 6-9 April, 2018
White Stallion Ranch 9-13 April, 2018
Ladies, fire up your creativity and turn down your mind chatter! Your ranch vacation retreat will be divided between the historic Tombstone Monument Ranch and number-one-rated Tucson hotel, White Stallion Ranch. Enjoy days filled with yoga, sketching, watercolor lessons and demos, plus enjoy two horseback rides where you’ll sketch your experiences. The moment you arrive at the ranch, you can unplug from your busy routine, relax, unwind and tune into your creative self.
Top50 Tip: Limited to 12, so book early to avoid disappointment
Tammy Pate Horsemanship and Yoga Retreat – The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch
8-14 April, 2018
Take time out for yourself or with friends, and head to the wonderful Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch. Under the guidance of top clinician Tammy Pate, you’ll indulge in a few days of upscale riding, clinics, horsemanship and working cattle experience – both in the arena and on the range. At the end of a fulfilling day, wind down with yoga with Tammy, cocktail hour and lovely accommodations.
$2,595 per person
Top50 Tip: Don’t ride? No worries, The Hideout also offers fun non-riding activities
AdrenZen Spring – The Resort at Paws Up
4-7 May, 2018
If you and the girls want to ramp it up a notch, head to The Resort at Paws Up for their famous AdrenZen Wellness Weekend. Designed to engage both the body and mind, you’ll enjoy yoga, pilates, glide barre, cardio, muscle building, guided outdoor adventures, the art of juicing and more! When you need a minute to rest, meditate on the banks of the Blackfoot or have a massage, rounded off with gourmet cuisine and fine wine pairings.
From $673 per person per night
Top50 Tip: Full and half-day passes available, starting from $75 per person
Women’s Retreat with Cowgirl/Yogini Cathy Woods – C Lazy U Ranch
10-13 May, 2018
Find your inner cowgirl with ‘Body, Mind, Equine’ at C Lazy U Ranch! This is a renewing, fun awareness journey through yoga and horses, and on this exclusive ranch vacation retreat you’ll learn how to use yoga and yogic principles to be a horse trainer or riding instructor, or just how to become a more aware, conscious rider.
From $395 per person
Top50 Tip: All level of yogis and riders are welcomed, including beginners
Body, Mind Equine Memorial Day Retreat – Averill’s Flathead lake Lodge
25-28 May, 2018
Whether you want a solo retreat or a girls’ getaway to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, you’ll be led on a journey of awareness, growth, fun and adventure on this dude ranch vacation. Offering daily yoga and meditation sessions, as well as arena and trail time with horses, ‘Body, Mind, Equine’ teaches you how to become a more aware and conscious rider, using yogic principles to improve horsemanship from ground to saddle.
Top50 Tip: A special rate is being offered to non-retreat guests and there are plenty of other activities at this dude ranch for those not on the retreat
Yoga Retreat With Jana Lewison – Lone Mountain Ranch
13-17 September, 2018
Get the girls together and head out to the ultimate yoga retreat at Lone Mountain Ranch. Located in Big Sky Country, this picturesque setting is an ideal space to slow down and recharge. You’ll practice yoga each morning and evening, and learn meditation, restorative, and Vinyasa flow-style classes throughout this dude ranch vacation retreat.
Top50 Tip: A guided tour of Yellowstone Park is included in your package
Experience Yoga and Horses Retreat – The Home Ranch
30 September-6 October, 2018
This fantastic riding and yoga retreat at The Home Ranch will give you the tools, guidance, and support to work through your limitations, and realize a more joyful riding experience. This ranch vacation retreat is designed to balance your body, calm your mind, lighten your spirit, and improve communication between you and your horse. A great getaway for the favorite women in your life.
From $4,170 per person
Top50 Tip: Previous yoga and riding experience are not required to enjoy this retreat
Now you’re all set for your Cowgirl adventures of a lifetime, it’s time to pack! Check out our expert’s tips on what to pack for your ranch vacation, 10 suitcase essentials
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