Never having ridden a horse before, my family entered into this week long vacation with a bit of excitement and anticipation. It turned out to be the best vacation we have ever had. The accommodations were fantastic, the food spectacular, the wranglers awesome, the scenery breathtaking. Everyday was a new adventure with the care and attention to our every need met by the owners and the wranglers. We went with another family. There were 10 of us with 6 teenagers. The T-Cross was perfect for us. Although they do have wireless internet, there is no cell phone service or TV which made our vacation even better!! It was wonderful. The kids were having fun socializing, playing games, and riding. Our days were full, and wonderful. The electronics were never missed. They learned how to shoot a rifle, fly fish, ride, and care for the horses. They had fun square dancing and swing dancing. The rodeo was a totally fun evening giving us a whole different respect for horses.
We went on full and half-day rides to the most breathtaking places. Packing a lunch for a full day ride, we would rest on the edge of a beautiful lake to eat ( and even nap) with the mountains all around us. It was so peaceful and inspiring. We highly recommend the overnight ride to Five Pockets. A highlight to our trip.
We enjoyed the company of the other guests at the ranch and became close with many of them.
The only thing we wished for ..... more hours in the day.
If you are planning a trip to a guest ranch, the T-Cross is it!! Look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The T Cross Ranch, located in the greater Yellowstone area, has been providing guests with an unforgettable all-inclusive experience for close to 100 years. Comfortable cabins are furnished with rustic elegance. Fabulous meals featuring made-from-scratch breads and organic ranch-raised beef satisfy every appetite. The surrounding country is unforgettable, with the Absaroka mountain peaks soaring to over 13,000 feet around the ranch. This land has been carved naturally by water, wind, and glaciers. Horseback is the only way to see this pristine country. With a string of over 60 horses, there’s the perfect mount for every guest. Our wranglers are experienced cowboys with literally thousands of miles on horseback under their belts. This is western riding in its purest form, the way it originated, the way few people experience it. ... more less