My wife is desperate to spend a vacation on a working ranch but i don't really know where to start in finding a good deal. Has anyone got any ideas on a company that provide these sort of trips or is it best to book flights and the ranch seperately? I am looking for something that is good value rather than deal with one company for ease but pay £1000 more!!
Thanks in advance
Just put "ranches vacations" in google and hit enter.
You'll get a list of about 20 websites that focus on dude ranches in Montana, Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming where your wife will fill right at home.
Personally, I'd choose either a dude ranch south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming or in eastern Texas. These are most likely to be the most authentic because of being located close to actual historic areas famous for cattle drives and bronco busting.
Sorry, I meant to say "feel" right at home, not "fill" right at home.
Hiya, I may be a bit to late, ahh better than never, I s'pose.
You are looking what what is called a "Working Guest Ranch"
As said above they are scattered all over Wyoming, Colorado and TX. I bet there are even a few in CA.
My suggestion is to look though the ones listed after goggling.. I would go for a smaller place unless you want to farm out your kids to the Ranch Kids Programs.