Romantic Couples Retreat in Colorado
Nestled between the Routt National Forest and Zirkel Wilderness, Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado is a secluded and sophisticated luxury guest ranch, ideal for couples looking to escape the bustle of urban life. Travellers can horseback ride across the 16,000 acres, take part in the resort’s wild yoga classes and help round up cattle. Come dusk, couples can enjoy the campfire or sample local wine from the extensive wine list. For the ultimate romantic retreat, couples can unwind together with a massage, followed by a bottle of champagne, hand-delivered to the private cabin.
Book now: American Round Up offers a seven night stay at Vista Verde in Colorado from £5,800 per person based on two people sharing, travelling in July 2022. Package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Denver with British Airways, accommodation, car hire and all meals, ranch activities, taxes and gratuities included. www.americanroundup.com
Family Fun in Wyoming
Deep in the Gros Ventre River Valley and surrounded by the majestic Teton Range, Goosewing Ranch offers travellers the ultimate family bonding experience, with daily rides into the wilderness and an array of water activities, from fly fishing to river tubing. After a day jam-packed with ranch fun, families can spend quality time together, singing and dancing at the evening cookouts. With weekly trips to the legendary Jackson Hole Rodeo, where visitors can watch bull riding and barrel racing competitions, Goosewing ranch is the perfect family holiday.
Book now: Original Travel offers a 12 night ‘Family Ranching in America’ round trip from £4,850 per person based on two adults and two children sharing, travelling on 13 June 2022. Package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City, accommodation including a stay at Goosewing Ranch, SUV for full duration, rodeo tickets, half day guided tour of Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge, horse riding, swimming and fishing. www.originaltravel.co.uk
Winter Desert Sun in Arizona
Set amongst 3,000 acres of the Sonoran desert and on the doorstep of Saguaro National Park, White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona blends classic western style with a relaxed ambience. With guaranteed winter sun and highs of 20 degrees celsius, guests can take full advantage of the resort’s outdoor heated pool and activities, from shooting to archery and even a petting zoo. The surrounding landscapes of rugged mountain ranges act as the perfect backdrop for a horse ride through the cactus-lined desert.
Book now: American Sky offers a seven night stay at White Stallion Ranch in Arizona from £2,299 per person based on two people sharing, travelling on 5 December 2022. Package includes return flights from London Heathrow, accommodation, air shuttle, full board, horse riding, rock climbing, target shooting, archery and e-bikes. www.americansky.co.uk
Reset and Recharge in California
Located in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains within the romantic seaside town of Carmel, lies Carmel Valley Ranch. Surrounded by picturesque gardens and woodlands, the ranch is a luxurious, modern escape. After guests have spent a day exploring the farm, they can enjoy an evening sipping homemade Pinot Noir from the resort’s vineyard or unwind in the heated outdoor baths.
Book now: Abercrombie & Kent offers a seven night stay at Carmel Valley Ranch in California from £4,425 per person based on two people sharing, travelling in August 2022. Package includes return flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco, accommodation and eight days car hire. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk
Earn Your Keep in Montana
Situated between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, Rocking Z Ranch offers travellers a combination of a guest and working ranch environment, inviting visitors to help out with real-life, ranch tasks. After a day earning their way; herding cattle, driving wagons and lassoing on horseback, guests can enjoy home cooked meals with the ranch family. Enjoy scenic riding trails at a leisurely pace or gallop over the mountaintops, before heading to the campfire for an evening of singalongs.
Book now: Inspiring Travel Company offers a seven night stay at Rocking Z Ranch in Montana from £3,129 per person, travelling on 28 May 2022. Package includes return flights from London Heathrow to Helena Airport with Delta Airlines, transfers, one night at DoubleTree Helena and six nights at Rocking Z Ranch on full board basis with scheduled ranch activities. www.inspiringtravelcompany.co.uk
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