I spent a 3-day weekend at the ranch in the early fall with three girlfriends. My friends and I had such a wonderful time--I just can't stop telling people about it. First, Kathy and Brian and the rest of the crew--Tyler, Lanie, and April-- are utterly delightful--just the best hosts ever. Extremely warm, kind, and just great people. Second, i was very impressed with the quality of the horses. A lot of "dude-ranch" style places have only the nose-to-tail variety of horses. These horses were very well-behaved, but also fun to ride. Kathy does everything she can to incorporate you into the daily workings of the ranch--letting you feed the baby animals (pigs, goats, and a fawn while we were there), saddle up the horses (but only if you want to), brushing them down, giving them a bath. My friends and I were in completely hog heaven. The rooms were comfortable and quiet, the food really good and very ample, and the wranglers top-notch.
I have to comment on "Squeezers'" review. It sounds as though he/she had a very bad experience and I really just can't imagine this happening at this ranch. I never felt anything but completely welcome at the ranch, and was just amazed at how much energy Kathy puts into making it a place where everyone can feel comfortable. What I observed was extremely kind, generous people who obviously love the land and animals very much trying to make their world available to people who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to experience all of this. I would most definitely recommend this ranch, and can't wait to go back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An Old West adventure open year round. New elegantly rustic log lodge with large fireplaces, 14 rooms, and spacious lounge & dining. An all-inclusive guest ranch vacation for all ages. Lodging, meals, horseback riding, cattle drives, fishing, hunting, fossil digging, a gold mine to explor and many other ranch activities to enjoy. Whether a get-away by youself, a romantic vacation with a loved one or a family adventure... a variety of fun activities and special outings await you. ... more less
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