Consider a trip to a ranch for an adventure not tied to horse riding. These types of getaways are typically more luxurious and offer guests the opportunity to indulge in local wines and dinner. Others are more simple and provide a relaxing retreat.
Although horseback riding is the main activity at some of our favorite ranch locations, there are also plenty of other activities that can keep non-horse riding guests busy. Some of these include fishing, hiking, and roasting marshmallows at the fire pit.
320 Guest Ranch
The ranch features a variety of accommodations, including log cabins, mountain chalets, and wrap-around porches. Wood-burning fireplaces, wrap-around porches, and fireplaces are some of the features that make this a great choice for social distancing. Each cabin is its own, and there is no main lodge.
The beauty of Big Sky country is easily appreciated on the back of a horse. Riders can enjoy a variety of trails and expert guides to help them find their inner cowboy. One-hour or full-day trips are available, and lunch is served at the lakeshore.
Tanque Verde Ranch
Situated on 60,000 acres of beautiful desert terrain, the Tanque Verde Ranch is an authentic cattle ranch. It features a variety of accommodations and is surrounded by the majestic Rincon Mountains.
The guest rooms at Tanque Verde Ranch have been designed with traditional features such as fireplaces and adobe walls. The private outdoor spaces provide a tranquil environment to listen to the morning birds.
One of the most popular activities at Tanque Verde Ranch is the lunchtime ride to the beautiful town of Cottonwood Grove. Riders can enjoy a variety of walking and loping activities while getting a taste of the desert. After the ride, everyone enjoys a barbecue lunch.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Urbanites who are looking for a rural escape can find one in New York’s Catskill Mountains. The Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable getaway.
One horseback ride is included in the rate, and kids are free on daily pony rides. The Barn Buddy program allows children to get close to the horses and learn saddling and grooming skills. The facility also has a petting zoo, tractor rides, a fire pit, and a variety of other activities. In addition to these, the ranch has a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a mini-golf course.