It’s easy because your host takes all the fuss out your vacation. They have everything all planned out and ready to go.
At the French Broad River Dude Ranch you can horseback ride through the beautiful Tennessee countryside. They also can set you up on a rafting or tubing trip down the river or you can help move the cattle, horseback lessons, roping lessons, groom horses, walk around the ranch. The kids have their own special activities.
Get away from the crowds at Indian Creek Guest Ranch in Idaho. Hike to the ghost town of Ulysses. Tour a historic gold mine. Photograph a bighorn sheep. Take a private fly fishing lesson on the trout pond. And of course, there is plenty of horseback riding and much more.
If you have a hankering to work with the cattle then you can get your wish at Wyoming’s Powder River Experience. This is a working ranch and you can join in on the daily checking of water, cattle and fences.
In the summer you participate in a cattle drive. Another specialty is overnight trips to the back country in a rustic log cabin deep in the hills.
For a wintertime family guest ranch vacation you can’t go wrong with Pine Grove Ranch and Family Resort in New York. The whole family can enjoy snow tubing, downhill skiing and outdoor ice skating. They also offer horseback riding, cattle drives and a whole host of games and activities for the kids.
The Buffalo Crossing Restaurant and Family Fun Ranch is a 1,000 acre working buffalo ranch in Shelbysville. They have over 500 head of buffalo. Tour the farm on a trolley ride through the buffalo.
Explore the reproduction 18th century blacksmith shop, smokehouse and other buildings. See over 100 kinds of animals at the Animal Exhibit. And of course, sample the menu of buffalo meat at the restaurant.
If you want to wake up to the sound of horses galloping and wranglers urging them on. If you long for the feel of the saddle and blaze of the sunset across a tree lined ridge.
A family guest ranch vacation will fill the need. Whoowee! What an exciting vacation idea. It doesn't get any better than this.