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Luxury Dude Ranches in the US

Wine tastings and spas means there's no need to compromise on comfort

September 16, 2022

magine combining the luxury of a Maldives or Caribbean all-inclusive with the breathtaking scenery of the United States.

Luxury dude ranches merge the outback experience with creature comforts that we need from a vacation. Typically, these farmsteads offer an all-inclusive, all-immersive package that includes lodging, meals, and activities such as horseback riding and fishing.

As travelers seek destinations that provide the opportunity to soak up the Great Outdoors. Let this guide to the best dude ranches in the US inspire your next staycation.

Triple Creek Ranch

Managed by the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, Triple Creek Ranch is located at the base of Bitterroot Mountain Range within the Montana Rockies. Designed for epicurean adventurers, the resort consists of deluxe log cabins and ranch homes. Cathedral windows, open fireplaces, and hot tubs provide an ideal sanctuary after a day of encountering the surrounding landscape. Activities at the ranch include horseback riding, archery, snowshoeing, and playing tennis. Culinary plating classes, wine tastings, and the chef’s table dining experience round off this luxurious retreat.

Photo by Darby Savasta - near Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Providing access to 6,500 acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness, the Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa places you at the heart of Colorado’s finest scenery. Elk roam the nearby pastures while friendly goats welcome visitors. Log cabins are furnished with Western decor and warmed with wood-burning fireplaces while suites at the High Lonesome Lodge overlook the Continental Divide. Take your pick from a wide selection of seasonal activities and year-round activities, or rejuvenate in the on-site spa. The Ranch House Restaurant specializes in Wagyu beef and locally sourced fresh produce.

Brush Creek Ranch

Wyoming’s Brush Creek Ranch presents a portfolio of all-inclusive guest houses set on 30,000 secluded acres of agricultural land. These are divided into family-friendly lodges, the adults-only Magee Homestead, and the secluded French Creek Sportsmen’s Club with indulgent yurts and cabins. The program spans wellness, outdoor activities, and dining – with cookery classes being a firm favorite. The interactive demonstrations typically last 2-3 hours with topics spanning the art of pasta, healthy eating, and mastering grilled meats and vegetables.

San Ysidro Ranch

Taste the best of California at San Ysidro Ranch, where romantic bungalows provide an escape from the demands of modern life. These vine-covered cottages are appointed with cozy fireplaces, private patios, oversized sunken spas, and open-air rain showers. A highlight of the offering, the California Wine Country Package, includes a private in-cottage wine tasting and a one-day bike rental with a gourmet picnic hamper. But, the highlight is the Vinatherapy Wine Wrap, performed at the ranch’s spa and guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch is sited on one of North America's old-time cattle ranches in Tucson, Arizona. Flanked by the Rincon Mountains with the Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest a short drive away, the possibilities for experiencing the state’s natural wonders are endless. Featuring traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe-style architecture, lodgings channel the essence of the southwest. Deluxe suites are kitted out with fireplaces, claw foot tubs, and mountain-facing private patios.

Contact me and we will locate the perfect luxury dude ranch for your getaway.

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