Dude Ranch Vacations + Grandparents = A lifelong memory.

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Every so often we're asked wether a dude ranch vacation is perfect for the grandparents and to be honest, they have always had a "grand" time on the ranch. It's wonderful to have grandparents that love to travel and can think of no better traveling partners than their precious grandchildren. Most often, we see grandparents wanting to share their passion of horses or the great outdoors. Sometimes they are rewinding memories of a vacation they may have had some time ago. Whatever the reason, bringing your grandparents with you during your dude ranch vacation at Red Horse will no doubt be one trip for the memory books. Here's a few tips on what grandparents should expect during their week on the ranch. The grandchildren will have a blast. With all of the unique opportunities in the kids program for ages 3-11 years old, there is no doubt that the grandkids will be busy the entire week with horseback riding, a challenge course and climbing wall, kayaking, fishing, boat tours, and more. « Continue »

Plan for Fun on a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

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Author: Tom Sample Some people have a love for the Wild West. Although it's not so "wild" anymore, there is a certain romance to the whole cowboy image. Horses, campfires, riding the range - some people wish they could experience life the way it used to be. Now, you can. Many families are choosing to take adventure vacations to dude ranches in the U.S. and elsewhere. On these vacations, they can live out their dreams of being a cowboy in the old West. Once you have decided that you want to go to a Dude Ranch, there are several more decisions and plans that you have to make before you wind up there. Here are a few to help you get started in your quest of becoming a cowboy for awhile. First, decide what is important to you. Do you want to ride horses and round up the cows? Do you mind sleep in a cabin or even out under the stars occasionally? Or are you more the type of person that would rather be pampered, stay in rough-looking but five star quality cabins and have a five « Continue »

Top Ten Reasons to Fly Fish During Your Stay:

This cutthroat was pulled out of a deep hole by Tim last Saturday. It still had a fly in its mouth from a previous battle. He was released and out there for someone else to fight!

10. Cutthroat Trout - they are just so BEAUTIFUL! You have to see this fish. 9. Fly fishing is part of the western experience. It is just the norm out here. 8. For those of you who do not like fishing, the scenery alone is reason enough to make this trip happen. Bring a camera! 7. Come on, A River Runs Through It!? You know you want to be Paul! Come be Paul for a day. Shoot the shoots. Wear the cool hat. Jump in the water and chase the fish down stream. 6. Water 20 feet deep. You can see to the bottom. 5. A perfect time to learn a new hobby. Your guide will patiently walk you through the basics and soon you will have found a new passion. Where else besides the backdrop of Northern Rocky Mountains would you want to learn!? 4. Do you know how relaxing casting a fly-fishing rod is? Yes? Then what are you waiting for! No? You are missing out. 3. Meet some locals at the boat ramp, talk about fish, grunt, nod, spit, repeat. 2. The flies. They are so much fun. To see a « Continue »

Dude Ranch Vacation updates for the 2010 Summer Season

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At the ranch there is a stir of excitement. I think it comes when  spring draws to a close. We’re all anticipating temperatures to break into the 70’s this week. Winter, we hope, now becomes a memory but in Idaho, you expect weather to change. In the next few weeks, the final touches are being completed as the ranch reawakens for our 2010 summer season. I thought it would be fun to give everyone a few updates on the exciting news for the coming year. Fishing Opportunities. One exciting bit of news is that Red Horse Mountain Ranch has expanded our outfitting license to include Lake Coeur d’Alene. Along with all of the other amazing guided adventures, our guests will also now have the opportunity to fish for Chinook salmon, large and smallmouth bass, crappie, and northern pike through the summer season. The pristine serenity of the lake and its surroundings has earned Lake Coeur d’Alene a reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful sights. Lake Coeur d’Alene is about 30 miles long « Continue »