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It’s summertime which means it’s time for you to take a relaxing or adventure-filled vacation at one of these ranches located right in the USA. Grab your fluffy slippers or your saddle because whether you’re going for action or relaxation, these ranches have a little something for everyone!

Brush Creek Ranch / Saratoga, Wyoming 

Photography courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch

You’ll right at home in this ranch set deep in Wyoming’s Sierra Madre range where you can feast your eyes on vast Western landscape for miles upon miles.  This luxury guest ranch features a 38,000 square foot lodge, a luxury spa and a wide selection of finely appointed cabin suites and residences, and lodge rooms. Choose from the plethora of outdoor activities such as fly fishing, mountain biking, yoga, campouts and wagon rides. When you’re looking to wind down, head to their lavish spa with high end amenities and choose from their soothing menu of treatments. Top off the night with a gourmet meal and cocktails atop the Ranch’s hilltop.

Malibu Dude Ranch / Milford, Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of Malibu Dude Ranch

You may recognize this ranch due to its original owner Lee Thursby who is famous for appearing in Camel cigarette ads in the late 1930s. He decided to name the ranch after his favorite beach in California—Malibu beach. This ranch sets near the Delaware River where you can share your private getaway with friends, family or with a loved one. The activities are endless and active including horseback riding, rodeos, archery, rifle range, horseshoes, hayride and a saloon with dancing, just to name a few. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style with a hearty menu that will hit the spot after hitting the hiking trails and mountain biking.

 

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch / Emigrant, Montana

Photography courtesy of Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Immerse yourself in the Montana Rocky Mountains where the nearest airport is 41 miles away. While you’re getting in touch with your nature side, enjoy activities like sporting clays, a round of golf, tennis or whitewater rafting. The weather doesn’t get hotter than 85 degrees on average, so if you’re home climate is like an oven, this ranch is your perfect getaway. There’s a spa for a girl’s getaway and delicious, freshly-baked bread and desserts each day.

 

Burnt Well Guest Ranch / Roswell, New Mexico

Photography courtesy of Burnt Well Guest Ranch

This ranch is unique due to Billy The Kid said to have roamed the wide open landscape. It’s a small, family-owned and operated ranch that offers warm and cozy company in place of no cell phone service, but who needs that anyway on a vacation getaway? The married owners, Kim and Patricia Chesser, have dedicated many decades to making sure their guests stay at Burnt Well Ranch is enjoyable, happy, fun and memorable. Though there are no staff, Kim and Patricia make sure you eat lavishly and have a great time on the ranch. If you’re looking for the ultimate authentic working ranch experience, this is it.

 

Alisal Ranch / Solvang, California

Photography courtesy of Alisal Ranch 

Nestled and tucked away in the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara Wine Country is the perfect hideaway for a retreat or resort experience. Set on 10,000 acres of working cattle ranch, you’ll get the most authentic experience of a ranch retreat with a resort twist. Don’t leave the kids at home for this vacation as there’s a petting zoo they’ll love as well as steer head roping lessons.  Take time for yourself to golf, bird watch, relax in the spa or take a steamy dip in the hot tub. Wake up to freshly baked cinnamon rolls and a lavish breakfast.