Cantering across the desert landscape, joining in with the line dancers, watching a thrilling rodeo, sleeping out under the stars, huddled around a campfire swapping stories, living like a true cowboy. Ranch holidays are full of laughter and new experiences, and Western & Oriental have a passion for bringing the authentic Wild West to you. Our experienced Ranch America by Western & Oriental team have decades of experience in organising ranch holidays.
There is so much to consider when planning your ranch holiday, and we are here to help. From what state to visit, whether you want a working, guest or resort ranch to which ranch will suit your riding ability best. For families we have ranches that offer dedicated children's programmes, and we can also recommend ranches with luxurious amenities such as spas to unwind in.
We offer three types of ranch holiday, working ranches which are, as the title suggests, fully functioning ranches meaning that driving cattle and helping to muck in with the wranglers are all on the cards. These are more suited to experienced riders and often offer rustic accommodation. Guest ranches are often family owned and as such offer a smaller, more intimate holiday experience. They provide a traditional western experience for riders of all abilities, as well as a whole host of other activities and comfortable accommodation. Resort ranches offer a more up-market ranch holiday, a favourite with with those who want a taste of horse riding, but don’t want to sacrifice luxury. They often include tennis court, spas and extensive facilities and make the perfect unique holiday for families and honeymooners.
Horse riding is not the only pastime to enjoy on a ranch holiday, from white-water rafting to mountain biking, eating from a chuckwagon and fishing, there are so many activities on offer.
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