It’s time to make reservations!
There’s something special about staying at a dude ranch. I know this from experience, having stayed at a dude/guest ranch myself with my family in beautiful Wyoming.
In searching for holiday vacations, I discovered Red Reflet Ranch. The 25,000+ acre working ranch and luxury resort located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, is offering 33% off its rates until April 4, 2020. The peak season rate per night for the all-inclusive ranch is $825 per person double and is currently being offered at $550 per person double. Guests stay in private luxury chalets with kitchens stocked to order, WIFI, DirectTV, hot tubs, and steam showers. Rates include all activities, meals, lessons, guided hikes, horseback riding, use of ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and all beverages (beers, over 100 wines and spirits).
“Guests can explore the ranch by horse and ATV, work cattle, sled, enjoy abundant wildlife, and indulge in gourmet cuisine,” said Laurence Kaplan who owns the ranch with her husband Bob Kaplan. “We have many activities for children, families, and corporate groups. Our dining includes lots of ingredients from the ranch’s butcher shop, organic greenhouse and gardens.”
Guests are encouraged to experience as much of the ranch as possible by horseback. They will be matched to a horse that meets their experience and riding ambition and provided with all the tack and equipment necessary. The ranch’s extensive training facilities, including an indoor riding arena, outdoor riding arena, outdoor round pens, stable, and dedicated horse pastures that are overseen by the resident horse trainer. Lessons for roping, barrel racing, or just improving your recreational riding, are always available and included in the rates.
When there is cattle work to be done, guests are welcome to “cowboy” the herd by riding with the wranglers and moving them as needed. From cattle drives to branding, opportunities to experience the true western lifestyle abound at Red Reflet Ranch. Spring branding, checking newborns, giving inoculations, and sorting and pairing are but a few of the daily activities.
By Roger Darnell
In the winter season, hiking trails, canyon trails and paths all around the ranch are filled with fresh powder snow, providing endless opportunities for downhill sledding and tobogganing.
By Will Porada
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