At a Colorado dude ranch, children bring a sense of excitement, wonder, and energy to every activity. From toddlers to teens, young people of all stripes seem naturally drawn to horses and our wide open skies. It’s not unusual for parents and grandparents to tell us they love coming back year after year because their kids & grandkids simply can’t get enough.
With all of that being said, though, we can understand why it feels good get away with just the ‘big kids’ (i.e. adults) once in a while, particularly when you’re traveling as a couple or with friends and trying to completely unwind. In fact, lots of people must be feeling the same way, because our adults-only weeks are becoming more and more popular every year.
A few of our ranches hold adult-only weeks during the summer, and nearly all of them have adults-only packages in September when kids go back to school. During this time you’ll find lots of single vacationers, couples looking to get away, and more than a few groups of friends. That’s because a Colorado dude ranch can be the perfect setting for a romantic trip, a reunion for old buddies, or simply a great time to fly solo and check ‘dude ranch’ off the bucket list.
What is it like to be here when the kids are gone? During our adults-only weeks, visitors can enjoy things like…
Let’s face it: kids share their joys and strife’s volubly. Whether they are your own children or belong to someone else, it can be nice to get away from the noise if you’re looking to completely unwind or connect with that special someone. There’s a lot of serenity to be found on a Colorado ranch at any time of the year, but things can be especially quiet and peaceful when our younger guests are away.
A Colorado ranch is one of the few places on Earth where kids and adults tend to enjoy the same activities. Grown-ups can get just as excited about hiking, horseback riding, and archery as teens or younger children do. But at the same time, adults often enjoy the more subtle offerings like fly fishing or reading a good book on the porch swing.
Probably the biggest draw of our adults-only weeks is that they give guests a chance to focus on the other adults who are around. This includes couples who want alone time, of course, but also old friends who don’t get the chance to hang out as often as they might like. We also welcome many single travelers who want to meet new friends with like interests such as enjoying the great outdoors.
Spending a week on a Colorado ranch without kiddos gives the trip a different feel. It can also offer adults the chance to slow down and try activities (like skeet shooting and whitewater rafting) that some children might not be ready for. Or, it can just be a chance to connect with others without the boisterous enthusiasm children often exhibit.
If you think you might want to try a Colorado ranch vacation (sans kids) for yourself, visit our website www.coloradoranch.com and reach out to us with questions at 1-866-942-3472.