Not just for dudes any more, the modern-day guest ranch puts you to work. And though we all know that food tastes better after a day on the trail, what cowboy doesn’t appreciate a chef-prepared meal—or a hot tub, for that matter?
Here are 23 of our favorite ranches from across the West and beyond.
The creak of the saddle, the cry of a hawk, and the clip clop of hooves cleanse the harried soul.
And a week spent with horses, and without TVs or cell phones, brings people together like nothing else—especially families.
Or just spend the week riding the lush meadows of the ranch and the spectacular surrounding mountains.
Price: $1,900, four-night minimum Guest total: 25 Canada Three Bars Ranch877-426-5230Why go: Those without the John Wayne gene will be happy here.
Even those who don’t ride will be smitten with the young registered American Quarter Horse foals.