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Parent to Parent: Unplug and reconnect with family

Parent to Parent: Unplug and reconnect with family | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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."

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"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)

 

Visit http://www.sylvandale.com to discover a 'dudeferent' kind of family camp. :)

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Meet Your Host - Meet Your Host- Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado - Equitrekking

Meet Your Host - Meet Your Host- Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Learn about Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, which has been serving up Legendary Western Hospitality since 1946 in an interview with ranch owner
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From Equitrekking: Learn about Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in this interview with ranch owner, Susan Jessup.

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Dude ranches lead the way in eco-friendly tourism

Dude ranches lead the way in eco-friendly tourism | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

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.

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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.”

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Dude Ranch Blog - Adult Only Dude Ranch Weeks Travel Deals - Equitrekking

Dude Ranch Blog - Adult Only Dude Ranch Weeks Travel Deals - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Adult Only Dude Ranch Weeks Travel Deals at guest ranches in Colorado, Idaho
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Join us for the Great Grown-ups Getaway, Aug. 18-24, 2013

http://bit.ly/adults-dude-week

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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch- Colorado Dude Ranch - Equitrekking

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch- Colorado Dude Ranch - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Loveland, Colorado dude ranch vacations rated Best Family Vacation by Frommers. Top pick by travelers for family reunions, weddings, business retreats
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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is pleased to join the Equiktrekking community!

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sylvan dale ranch earns 2013 tripadvisor certificate of excellence

sylvan dale ranch earns 2013 tripadvisor certificate of excellence | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Loveland, CO – May 28, 2013 – Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, a horse and cattle ranch and year-round vacation destination today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.
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Adults-Only Weeks at Colorado Dude Ranches | Colorado.com

Adults-Only Weeks at Colorado Dude Ranches | Colorado.com | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Colorado's dude ranches are known for amazing family vacations, but for a few weeks each year, the ranches host adults-only weeks perfect for romance.
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— Need some time away from the younger crowd?

— Want to have fun with other like-minded adults?

Join us for the Great Grown-ups Getaway during our Adults Only Week, August 18-24th 2013—and save 10% off our regular dude vacation pricing!

 

http://www.sylvandale.com/colorado-dude-ranch-vacations/fall-and-spring-dude-ranch-program/adults-only-week.html

or (http://bit.ly/adults-only-week)

 

 

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Dude Ranch Blog - Patriotic Dude Ranch Photo Journey- Happy 4th of July! - Equitrekking

Dude Ranch Blog - Patriotic Dude Ranch Photo Journey- Happy 4th of July! - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

Many dude ranches have special festivities on July 4th, like star spangled stampedes, parades, egg toss competitions, pig roasts and group trail rides.

http://www.equitrekking.com/articles/entry/patriotic_dude_ranch_photo_happy_4th_july/

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Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations for the Family | Colorado.com

Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations for the Family | Colorado.com | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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.
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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

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Parent to Parent: Unplug and reconnect with family

Parent to Parent: Unplug and reconnect with family | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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."

sylvandale's insight:

"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)

 

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Explore the Unexpected Side of Colorado’s Dude and Guest Ranches — Colorado Dude Ranch Association - Dude Ranches in Colorado

Explore the Unexpected Side of Colorado’s Dude and Guest Ranches — Colorado Dude Ranch Association - Dude Ranches in Colorado | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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...

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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

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Old West Dude Ranch + Breakfast - White Stallion Ranch - LivingSocial Escapes - LivingSocial

Old West Dude Ranch + Breakfast - White Stallion Ranch - LivingSocial Escapes - LivingSocial | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

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.

 

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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.

Details at: http://www.sylvandale.com/colorado-dude-ranch-vacations.html


Looking for a fabulous family vacation and great savings? Give us call.
Limited space available. Please call (877)667-3999.

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Dude Ranches Offer Relaxation for City Slickers | dasbiber

Dude Ranches Offer Relaxation for City Slickers | dasbiber | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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"Guests can really unwind from the very first day..." We couldn't agree more!

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321 Fun ~ Mariah's Life: Going to a "Dude Ranch" for the weekend!!

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Very cool Mariah!

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Dude Ranch Blog - Location, Location, Location- Convenient Dude Ranch Vacations - Equitrekking

Dude Ranch Blog - Location, Location, Location- Convenient Dude Ranch Vacations - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Convenient Dude Ranches located near major airports, including Denver, Durango, Jackson Hole and beyond. Enjoy short drives to these guest ranches
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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (http://www.sylvandale.com/) is not only a short distance from Denver, we're also at the same altitude, 5280, so there's no uncomfortable adjustment required.

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Dude Ranch Blog - Dude Ranch Vacations Are Trending for Multi-Generational Families - Equitrekking

Dude Ranch Blog - Dude Ranch Vacations Are Trending for Multi-Generational Families - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Learn why dude ranch vacations are trending for multi-generational families and why grandparents are taking their children and grandchildren to dude ranches.
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How to Plan the Perfect Dude Ranch Vacation

How to Plan the Perfect Dude Ranch Vacation | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Interested in taking an all-American dude ranch vacation? Here are five travel tips to help you plan your ranch escape and pick the right ranch vacation for you.
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Dude Ranch Blog - Summer Dude Ranch Resources- Planing Your Ranch Vacation - Equitrekking

Dude Ranch Blog - Summer Dude Ranch Resources- Planing Your Ranch Vacation - Equitrekking | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Dude ranch vacation planning resources from Equitrekking and our industry partners. Find the best summer family ranch vacations and guest ranches.
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Dude Ranch Vacations For Foodies | RanchSeeker Blog

Dude Ranch Vacations For Foodies | RanchSeeker Blog | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

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.

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Home-cooked meals, even when you're not at home! http://www.sylvandale.com/about-our-western-heritage/culinary-spotlight.html

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Colorado Dude Ranches -Dude Ranches in Colorado | Colorado.com

Colorado Dude Ranches -Dude Ranches in Colorado | Colorado.com | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Colorado’s dude ranches offer vacation experiences that range from upscale resort-like properties to rustic, working ranches where guests can take part in everyday ranch chores.
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We fall somewhere in the middle...semi-rustic romantic working ranch, with incredibly delicious food!

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9 Tips for hiking with kids - Epic Moms

9 Tips for hiking with kids - Epic Moms | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Try these tips for hiking with kids to keep them chugging down the trail. Bring a buddy, pack snacks and water, do a little art project along the way, tell jokes, and more.
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With our 3200 acres to explore, you'll find plenty of opportunities to put these great tips to use!

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Good tips for young parents who is into hiking and the great outdoors

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HowStuffWorks "How Dude Ranches Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Dude Ranches Work" | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

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.

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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!

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Adults-Only Weeks at Colorado Dude Ranches | Colorado.com

Adults-Only Weeks at Colorado Dude Ranches | Colorado.com | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
Colorado's dude ranches are known for amazing family vacations, but for a few weeks each year, the ranches host adults-only weeks perfect for romance.
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Our Adults Only Dude Vacation week offers a tremendous opportunity for adults to spend time alone, or with other adults, and with 10% off the regular all-inclusive price.

 

Calling all adults…we've reserved the week of 8/16 just for Grownups…leave the younguns at home and save! http://www.sylvandale.com/colorado-dude-ranch-vacations/fall-and-spring-dude-ranch-program/adults-only-week.html

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Dude, Where’s My Horse? Tips for Dude Ranch Vacations | ashleystravel.com

Dude, Where’s My Horse? Tips for Dude Ranch Vacations | ashleystravel.com | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it

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.

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We got your horse right here! http://www.sylvandale.com/adventure-vacation-destination-outdoor-adventures/colorado-horseback-riding-vacations/meet-our-mounts-horse-bios.html

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Dude ranch vacations are perfect for solo travellers

Dude ranch vacations are perfect for solo travellers | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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National Parks | National Parks Traveler

National Parks | National Parks Traveler | Dude Ranch Vacations | Scoop.it
How many times have you started planning your national park vacation only to realize that you started too late and all the lodgings are booked for the dates you wanted to travel?
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