My daughter and I stayed here in the fall for 4 days/3 nights. She has such a love for horses and we both love the outdoors. We stayed in the Doc Holiday room and it was awesome. It is a ranch and rustic, so you have to consider if that is your thing. For us, it was paradise. The room was so quaint, clean and comfy. Maybe it was running all over the place during the day, but the bed felt wonderful to us and we both slept like logs. There were flies in the room, but that was mostly from having the french doors open so much. We loved that feature! We would sit outside and watch the stars or the sun come up in the morning as the horses grazed in the fields. The flies tended to stay on the ceiling. In the day, we would swat what we could. It is a ranch.
My daughter was in heaven helping Gil tend to the horses and I was in my glory tending to the fire. It felt wonderful in the Oct. weather. The campfire was just so peaceful and relaxing to sit around and read or have a glass of wine. Others would join now and then, so you had company if you wanted it.
We didn't eat meals there as we went into town or had food we brought. The refrigerator and microwave were very handy for that. A lot of people did eat there and it smelled wonderful. We kept a cooler in our room for drinks and snacks.
Gil was the most delightful part of the visit, after the horses. I am sure he would agree. Just kidding. He is such an amazing man and was the best guide for horseback riding you could hope to get. We rode about four times and each ride was more and more fun. The last morning it was just Gil and us and it was magical riding the hills of Brown County and enjoying the warm fall air. It was a time my daughter and I will never forget. For me, this was on my bucket list and was such a delight to be able to do.
My daughter kept disappearing from sight and I would always just check where the horses were, and there she would be. It is nice as she as an adult could do her thing and I could do mine as well as doing things together. She was able to get her running in in the morning and I could sit on the deck and watch her and read. So fun. One time she did disappear and when I went looking for her, I found her coming back from the office. She had booked us an entire week next year. She didn't want to take a chance on missing out. Now, just hoping Gil is still there and working with the horses to make our visit complete.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rawhide Ranch is a guest ranch that offers you a taste of the dude ranches out west without the long drive and high price. It is a unique experience that will satisfy ones craving of horses, the outdoors, relaxation and reconnection with friends, family, co-workers or parishioners. We welcome large or small groups along with the family out for vacation. ... more less