Dude ranches are carefully managed to ensure they are sustainable, balanced environments, which also benefit the local community. The dude ranches with Top50 Ranches have taken a hands-on approach to what is now known as eco-tourism.
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Three words are the core of Sylvan Dale’s mission "to apply practices in our daily work routine that support a sustainable operation in harmony with the natural environment.”
Colorado's dude ranches are incredibly family-friendly places. Consider all the fun activities, from horsebackriding to trapshooting to chuckwagon dinners, your family could have during this Colorado vacation.
S'mores and more here! (http://www.sylvandale.com/). We've still got a few spots open, and some special discounted weeks like our Adults only Getaway! To experience the best "down-home hospitality" in Colorado, give us a call at (970) 667-3915 or (877) 667-3999, or email Karen at KarenB@sylvandale.com
ParentMap's Out and About editor Elisa Murray discusses ways that families can have fun together this summer without distractions from electronics or work.
"A similar experience…can be had at a local dude ranch."
"A similar experience -- though a little pricier -- can be had at a local dude ranch in Washington, Oregon or Montana [or Colorado]. You’ll learn to horseback ride, tie flies and round up cattle together -- and nights will be about gourmet camp food, campfire sing-alongs and star-watching -- not Facebook." (KING 5 News)
There’s More to a Ranch Vacation Than Just Riding Horses
Think a dude and guest ranch vacation is just about riding horses and eating hotdogs and beans? Think again. Although riding horses is synonymous with ranches, Colorado’s dude and guest ranches serve up a complete vacation experience that offers something for everyone.
Ten Things You May Not Know About Colorado Dude and Guest Ranches
Something for everyone: Ranches offer everything...
And another thing you might not know is not all dude ranches are tucked far away in remote locations, requiring a trek to reach. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is just 7 miles west of the city of Loveland—short on drive time, long on adventure. Enjoy the feel of 'remote' without the long journey! http://www.sylvandale.com
The Destination What began as a cattle ranch in the early 1900s, situated in the hinterlands between Phoenix and Tucson, has blossomed into a modern 3,000-acre ranch, with many of the original adobe structures still intact today. That's White Stallion Ranch, home of one of the largest herds of horses in the state and one of the only working ranches in the area. But as authentically Old West as it may be, this family-friendly getaway boasts a number of modern amenities: a fitness center with pool and sauna, a sunken lighted tennis court, a large recreation area, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a movie theater, to name just a few. Think of it as a dude ranch for the 21st century.
A great value for a short AZ dude ranch vacation. At Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, we're offering 40% off Dude Lite week, June 16—22, 2013.
Although exquisite cuisines are not really the primary goal when one visits a dude ranch, foodies may love the idea that many ranches are now offering gourmet meals. Just like in hotels and other tourist destinations, creative chefs are now serving scrumptious dishes in enchanting and natural environments.
A dude ranch can offer a vigorous vacation for adventurous travelers. Read about dude ranch vacations and what dude ranches are like. ...Today, the main goal of the dude ranch is to enrich both body and mind.
We are winding down our "Dude Lite" week (http://bit.ly/dude-lite) and getting ready for our 67th Dude Vacation season. We still have some spots open and specials for certain weeks (http://bit.ly/ranch-specials). Come on out for action and adventure—and some ranch chores—just to keep you in shape of course!
Try mixing a safari with a luxury stay, a petting zoo and a natural retreat. What do you get? Some form of a dude ranch vacation, probably. Dude ranches, or “guest ranches” as they are sometimes called, are a uniquely American vacation option. Dude ranch visitors, or “dudes,” experience the cowboy way in a beautiful setting.
Dude ranch vacations are perfect for individuals travelling on their own. Whether it's through choice or due to a lack of suitable travel companion, ranches can offer the perfect holiday for those flying solo.
Our Adults Only Dude Ranch week (http://bit.ly/adults-dude-week) is the perfect opportunity for singles to discover something unique and exciting for their vacation.