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A Dude Ranch Delivers A Genuinely Authentic Experience If you're searching for a family-friendly vacation that provides something for all to enjoy, you can't beat a dude ranch. Parents, children, and extended family members are able to relax and spend quality time together in an appealingly rustic location. Be it gathering together to watch a cattle drive go by or take part independently in guided, age-appropriate activities, all family members will enjoy the experience. There are a variety of activities to enjoy, so each family member will come home with memories to last a long time. What Makes a Dude Ranch Amazing? Dude ranches offer visitors an up close look at the operation of a real Western ranch. Several of the attractions that draw visitors every year include the cattle, horses, farm animals and a lot of down-home cooking. Large accommodations, a lot of open space for hiking, guided horseback tours, and Dutch oven cook-offs are just a few of the things that make dude ranches such an appealing destination. Families that want to experience the authentic flavor of the Old West will discover exactly what they have been searching for. Dude ranch programs are packed with activities that start with familiarizing guests with the ranch surroundings. Guests excited about horseback riding will spend some time in the stables getting to know the horses. Social activities help break the ice and get everybody in the mood for some days of jam-packed fun. When you know the people in your group hikes through scenic backcountry and whitewater rafting are a lot more fun. Mingling with kids their own age will be of great benefit to the younger members of the family and lasting relationships with these new friends will develop quickly. Animals Galore No visit to a dude ranch would be complete without time spent with the animals. After all, horses and cattle are two required elements of any authentic dude ranch. One popular activity is group penning, a rodeo-style activity where by riders maneuver cattle into a pen. This activity is ideal for novice riders to build confidence in their skills. The dynamic experience of group penning will be appreciated by even skilled riders. A cattle drive is another fun activity that numerous riders can engage in at the same time. Moving a herd of cattle from one spot to another is accomplished during a drive. This is still a necessary activity on many ranches, but traditionally it was done to rotate herds among a variety of grazing locations. Getting the cattle moving and herding them safely to their new location is the job of the horseback riders. This is an exciting activity to watch or be involved in. Vacation Value Package vacations give you a great value. Food, lodging and standard activities are included in a package vacation; premium activities, such as fishing, may require a small additional expense. These packages make purchasing your dream vacation easy since everything is itemized up front. You know exactly how much you have to pay with no surprises down the line. If you'd like to travel French Broad River Dude Ranch

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A Dude Ranch Delivers A Genuinely Authentic Experience during the off-season, some dude ranches offer discounted package packages. Unparalleled experiences and lifelong memories are what each visitor to an authentic dude ranch can come away with. Spending time outside surrounded by horses, cattle, and ranch hands puts you in touch with the authentic Old West and keeps alive an exclusively American spirit. You're sure to be taken away to a different time and place through the combination of the open range, the starry skies and the shimmer of a campfire. Family-friendly adventures await you and your loved ones! If you're searching for a family-friendly vacation that provides something for all to enjoy, you can't beat a dude ranch...

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A Dude Ranch Delivers A Genuinely Authentic Experience  

If you're searching for a family-friendly vacation that provides something for all to enjoy, you can't beat a dude ranch...

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