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Ranches with Children's Programs

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A ranch vacation with children'’s programs is one of the fastest growing trends in dude ranching. More than ever, adults with young (and not so young) children are looking for "safe havens" where their kids can play hard, have fun with other kids, learn about nature, and enjoy the outdoors.

Here on a dude ranch, kids will have the time of their lives. Some ranches have very extensive children’'s programs with counselors from breakfast until after dinner while others are designed to bring families together and integrate several activities and meals. 

Before finalizing your ranch vacation, be sure you know what level of program you desire and that you find those ranches that offer exactly what you are looking for. There are ranches that offer child care for infants, programs that begin for three year olds, and some that start their kids programs at eight, thirteen or even eighteen years old.

Which ever you select there is one thing for almost certain, your children will remember this dude ranch vacation for the rest of their lives, and like many other kids, they may want to return year-after-year-after-year to the very same ranch. And you know what? You might, too.




Tanque Verde Ranch — Tucson, AZ USA

Season: Year Round
Capacity: 69 Guest Accommodations
Rates: Rates vary seasonally according to room type and location and are based of the Full American Plan: all meals (3), all riding, all activities, and all facilities included. State tax and gratuity...
Activities: Offering an abundance of activities for all ages, there is... (more)
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Rancho de los Caballeros — Wickenburg, AZ USA

Season: October - May
Capacity: 79 charming casitas around the hospitable Old West lodge
Rates: Single occupancy $259-429 nightly, double occupancy $370-558 nightly, additional person in same room $95 nightly.
Activities: Explore the serenity of the high Sonoran desert terrain on a... (more)
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Echo Valley Ranch & Spa — Jesmond, Clinton, British Columbia Canada

Season: April-October
Capacity: limit to 30 guests; 42 on group bookings
Rates: Basic packages (including all farm fresh meals) starting from CAD $240 per person, per night. Other packages available: Wedding Package, Elopement Package, Family Summer Vacation, Real Relaxation...
Activities: Echo Valley Soft Adventure--Sitting amidst the breathtaking... (more)
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The Ranch at Siwash Lake — South Cariboo, British Columbia Canada

Season: Mid-May through September
Capacity: 28
Rates: All-inclusive starting at $1,095 CAD (approx. 795 USD) per night per person for the Siwash Wilderness Explorer Experience--luxury accommodation in lavish, safari-inspired Glamping tents, authentic...
Activities: This private hideaway is a boutique wilderness resort that is a... (more)
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Estancia La Bamba — San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires Argentina

Season: All year
Capacity: 28
Rates: Single room with private bath, USD $200 per person per day; full board and horseback riding included. Single with bath outside room US$145.
Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, carriage rides, fishing, bird... (more)
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Alisal Guest Ranch — Solvang, CA USA

Season: Year-round
Capacity: 200
Rates: Studios starting at $525.00 double occupany; Suites starting at $625 double occupancy
Activities: Golf (two 18-hole courses), horseback riding, fishing and... (more)
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Hunewill Guest Ranch — Bridgeport, CA USA

Season: May to October
Capacity: 45
Rates: $1582 - $2050 per week. Rates include 3 meals a day, horseback riding, lodging and ranch activities.
Activities: The premier attraction at Hunewill Ranch is horseback riding.... (more)
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Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch — Quincy, CA USA

Season: Mid-May to Mid-October
Capacity: Pillows 110, beds -80, camp/rv space - hundreds!
Rates: Various Rates available based on number of days, rides/day, and number of peopl in party
Activities: Horseback riding is our main activity. Our unique progressive... (more)
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Rankin Ranch — Caliente, CA USA

Season: March 18, 2016 to September 25, 2016. With special arrangements, early March or early October is available for groups of 25 or more people.
Capacity: 35-45
Rates: AMERICAN PLAN.....Rates Include EVERYTHING: Lodging in Mountain Cabins, Three Full Ranch-Style Meals Each Day, Two Horseback Rides Each Day (one on Sunday), & All Ranch Activities $150 to $215 each...
Activities: For years guests have come to Rankin Ranch to enjoy the relaxed... (more)
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North Fork Ranch — Shawnee, CO USA

Season: May 24th thru Sept. 6th, 2014 Guest Ranch program / Fishing Lodge Year Round
Capacity: 35
Rates: Adult rates are packaged per person
Activities: All inclusive and individualized programs with scenic horseback... (more)
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Vista Verde Ranch — Steamboat Springs, CO USA

Season: June to October; December to March
Capacity: 52
Rates: Summer: $2,900-$4,700/week, Winter: $400-$550/night
Activities: In addition to the wonderful horse program offering scenic... (more)
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Elk Mountain Ranch — Buena Vista, CO USA

Season: May 28 - September 17, 2017
Capacity: 30 pampered guests
Rates: Adult Off Season-$1995, Peak Season-$2195, 7-night weekly package includes all activities.
Activities: Activities: Horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness.... (more)
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4UR Ranch — Creede, CO USA

Season: June-September
Capacity: 45
Rates: $2,460/week double occupancy (per person), $3,300/week single occupancy, standard season
Activities: Fly Fishing on our 6 miles of Goose Creek, Rio Grande, and... (more)
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Tumbling River Ranch — Grant, CO USA

Season: May through the end of September.
Capacity: 50-55 guests.
Rates: $2750 P/P Per Week - Double Occupancy: Shorter stays available in Early June and Late August (3 night minimum)
Activities: At Tumbling River we have very fine quality horses and secluded... (more)
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Colorado Trails Ranch — Durango, CO USA

Season: June 6 to September 20, arrive Sunday afternoon and depart the following Sunday after breakfast.
Capacity: 55
Rates: $2,600-$2,750
Activities: At Colorado Trails Ranch, there's a wide range of daytime... (more)
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Chico Basin Ranch — Colorado Springs, CO USA

Season: January - December
Capacity: 2 rooms (6 people)
Rates: $1995 per week (6 night stay) American Plan
Activities: Guests participate in the day-to-day operations on the... (more)
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Home Ranch — Clark, CO USA

Season: Summer: May-October Winter: December-March **Horsemanship clinics-summer
Capacity: 45-50
Rates: Winter: $650+, Summer: $1,000+ per night
Activities: Summertime activities include horseback riding, Orvis-endorsed... (more)
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C Lazy U Ranch — Granby, CO USA

Season: Open Year Round for Summer Family Vacations, Group Retreats and Corporate Events
Capacity: 110 guests
Rates:
Activities: Ride over 9000 acres on a horse that's yours for the week,... (more)
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Lost Valley Ranch — Sedalia, CO USA

Season: March 1, 2017 to November 26, 2017
Capacity: 85
Rates: Summer (Sunday to Sunday): $2,500 to $3,215; Spring (two day minimum): $160 to $225/day; Fall (two day minimum): $225 to $345/day; Rates are all-inclusive.
Activities: Beginner to advanced horseback riding, fishing (stream and... (more)
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Estancia Los Potreros — Cordoba, Cordoba Argentina

Season: Year round
Capacity: 12 but for a private party 24
Rates: $360 pppn all included
Activities: Every day at the estancia is different, and guests are... (more)
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Estancia Corralito — La Paz, Cordoba Argentina

Season: From July to April
Capacity: 10 guests
Rates: Sierra Ride or Stationary Program: US$ 160 per day (per person); Prices include meals, accommodations, guides, horses and tack.
Activities: SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR THE NEW ADVENTURE RIDE: "THE OLD... (more)
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Red Horse Mountain Ranch — Harrison, ID USA

Season: Summer Season: May 29-October 1
Capacity: 60
Rates: starting at $2500 per week
Activities: In addition to our horse program, we offer a variety of guided... (more)
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Western Pleasure Guest Ranch — Sandpoint, ID USA

Season: Year round
Capacity: Maximum occupancy 34 people. During our Guest Ranch Season ( June-September) our maximum guest occupancy is 15 - 18.
Rates: Rates range from $250.00 - $300.00 per person per night. We have a three night min. and our guest ranch week is from Sunday - Saturday
Activities: Trail rides - saddle up for some good old fashioned fun as you... (more)
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Diamond D Ranch — Stanley, ID USA

Season: June 1 - Oct. 15, 2013
Capacity: 35- 40, depending on size of family that fills each cabin.
Rates: WEEKLY: Adults $1650 (Teens $1400); DAILY: Adults $250 (Teens $230). Please see website for childrens rates
Activities: The Diamond D Ranch is situated in the largest wilderness area... (more)
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Fazenda Santa Cruz — Miranda, MS, Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul Brazil

Season: Year round
Capacity: 4 adult plus 2 children or teens
Rates: US$200 per day
Activities: Santa Cruz is an economically sustainable, ecologically and... (more)
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Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge — Bigfork, MT USA

Season: Family Season: June through early September. Group Season: May-June & September-October
Capacity: 125 guests
Rates: Sunday-Sunday, all-inclusive. Rates are per person, per week. Adults $3808; Children 6-17 $2842; Chldren 3-5 $1596; Infants $182 Group/business rates, please call for details.
Activities: The Lodge offers the ultimate family vacation with unlimited... (more)
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Lone Mountain Ranch — Big Sky, MT USA

Season: June to October(summer); mid-December to late March (winter).
Capacity: 70
Rates: Summer: Weekly $2,500-3,400 Winter:Weekly $2,300- $2,500 during Holiday Season
Activities: Located just 18 miles from the northwest corner of Yellowstone... (more)
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Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Inc. — Gallatin Gateway, MT USA

Season: mid-June to mid-September
Capacity: 65
Rates: $1,750 - $2,016 per week dble occupancy
Activities: Our main activities are horseback riding and fly-fishing. There... (more)
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Sweet Grass Ranch — Big Timber, MT USA

Season: June 3 to Sept. 16
Capacity: 22-24
Rates: From $1600-1775/week/person depending upon accommodations; Winter retreat: $500/week/person or $85/day/person
Activities:   SsweeSweet  Grass Ranch is a 6 th generation... (more)
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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch — Emigrant, MT USA

Season: May to Early October
Capacity: 80 guests per week
Rates: Adult $3,045-$3,745
Activities: Horseback riding is the most popular activity on our nearly... (more)
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