Mother & Son Planting

No More Pork and Beans

  I was initially inspired to write this piece by my love of lululemon stretch pants under cowgirl boots, a good Colorado Kolsch, and lamb done better than my own Jewish mother could prepare. Pork and beans aside, there is still plenty of authentic dude ranch cuisine available on today’s menu, however, look for a…

Wednesday Night Program

Spring Escapes Across Colorado on Horse and Hay

The snow never came. We might as well start planning for spring, sunshine and smiley family travel across the state. Why not add a horse, a barn, comfy accommodations, delicious food and beverage pairings, and over 100 activities for all ages. Colorado Dude Ranch vacations might be one of the most affordable, adventurous and unique…

Horseback Riding

Why Disney Lovers LOVE Colorado Dude Ranches

    Disney embodies the magic of childhood and immersing yourself in a ‘new world’. Guess what, this is pretty much the recipe for a Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation too. Our guests have given us some valuable feedback who have traveled to both Disney resorts and Colorado Dude ranches. And their feedback might surprise you!…

Horses and Kids

Why Horses Sometimes Make the Best Doctors

  Do you know what veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, inmates with emotional issues, and teenagers dealing with clinical levels of anxiety all have in common? They all respond more positively to equine therapy than antidepressants. It’s true: horses sometimes make the best doctors and therapists. We point this out because even though there…

Horseshoes

How to Play Horseshoes Like a Pro

  When families come to us for a Colorado dude ranch vacation, it’s normally because they want to break the vacation mold and try something new. They yearn for horseback rides on the dusty trail, zip lines across sweeping valleys, and whitewater rafting down our rivers. But if you really want to take your Dude…

Dude Ranch History

A Quick History of the Dude Ranch

  One of the questions we are used to hearing from people who are on their first Colorado ranch vacation is: “who came up with the idea for this, anyway?” After all, ranches have been around for a long time, but they were (and many times still are) businesses designed to raise cattle, along with…

Horses and Kids

Book a Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation: It’s Good For Your Health!

  [maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://www.coloradoranch.com/request-a-brochure/?_ga=1.217974613.296415248.1492098360″ text=”Request A Free Brochure ” ] Have you ever gone on a vacation and come back feeling worse than when you left? That’s unfortunate, but it happens. The stress of travel and planning meals, activities, etc can leave you tired out and worn down. In other words, they can create the…

Mountain Strolling

How to Fit More Vacation Into Your Vacation

  [maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://www.coloradoranch.com/request-a-brochure/?_ga=1.217974613.296415248.1492098360″ text=”Request a Free Brochure” ] We like to remind families, couples, and anyone who needs a break from day-to-day life that it’s hard to beat a Colorado dude ranch getaway. That isn’t just because we offer a unique mix of thrills, scenery, and even garden fresh meals. As it turns out,…

Booking Your Ranch Vacation on a Budget: Insider Tips

Booking Your Ranch Vacation on a Budget: Insider Tips [maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://www.coloradoranch.com/request-a-brochure/?_ga=1.217974613.296415248.1492098360″ text=”Request a Free Brochure” ] Visiting a Colorado dude ranch is likely to be one of the most affordable vacations you’ll ever book. That’s because you can save money on international travel, cruise ship fees, along with the huge (and often unexpected) expenses…

Cowboy Clothes

Why Cowboys and Cowgirls Dress the Way We Do

[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://www.coloradoranch.com/request-a-brochure/?_ga=1.217974613.296415248.1492098360″ text=”Request a Free Brochure” ] Come visit a Colorado dude ranch, and one of the first things you’ll notice is that we don’t necessarily dress the way your friends and neighbors do. Most of the men and women you’ll find living and working on our ranches are dressed in traditional Western gear,…