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Top 5 Most Impressive Dude Ranches in the US

While honeymoon sites are attractive, real men usually look for high quality-guy-time. What better way to spend these moments than in one of Americas homiest dude ranches? Imagine riding on horseback through the damp Colorado meadow. Its just a little past sunrise and youre looking at the purple shades of distant mountains. Soon enough, you see the Continental Divide and the vast Western wilderness sits right in front of you.

Later, you ride back to your lodgings and you dismount your steed to a sizzling, wholesome breakfast cooked over charcoal fire. For city slickers such as yourself and the rest of the gang, nothing spells “icon Western” better than that.

The Dude Ranchers Association lists the best manly-man ranches you can visit across the country. Go ahead and line up fly-fishing, horseback riding, and spa activities to your liking with these top-notch relaxation sites. Theyre for real city cowboys, of course.

A Bar A Ranch

If you ever find yourself in Wyoming, A Bar A is definitely worth a visit. This ranch was founded in the 1920s and its one of Americas oldest and biggest dude ranches. It sits on 140,000 acres of rolling hills, valleys, rich pastures, and well-preserved woods. The places insurance policy also doesnt require you to ride with a wrangler. That is, as long as you know exactly what youre doing.

As dude ranches go, the property is a nice fusion of every serious horsemans haven, and a city-slickers private deluxe resort. Aside from all that nature, A Bar A keeps a well-maintained tennis court, an impressive golf course, and even a spa. For dinner, youre sure to be gastronomically pleased with the house-chef who fixes Grade A Cordon-Bleu and more.

The property can accommodate up to 100 guests and keeps 130 horses. Your horse will be matched with your built and your temperament. You can choose to ride twice a day with or without your little kids. You can also go for a trek so you can explore the Savage Run Wilderness.

Top 5 Most Impressive Dude Ranches in the US

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Driving down Solvang, California, youll find Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort. This is one of the most secluded vacation spots for Hollywood royalties. It opened in 1946, and has been luring city slickers since then. The ranch has two 18-hole golf courses, a private fishing pond, tennis courts, a natural body of water for boating, a high-end spa, and enough activities for serious fishers.

There are no television sets in their rooms so you wont get distracted from enjoying your nature retreat. The property has 50 miles-worth of trails so you can enjoy horseback rides through hills and gorgeous sycamore groves. You have to pack a lot of formal clothing here because youll need to dress properly for meals, in this property.

Whats special about these digs is that you can ride as much as you want. Youll also be given a cowboy per person so you can enjoy trail rides, wildlife viewing and sunset rides without worrying about your safety. The property can accept 230 guests and it keeps 100 horses.

Top 5 Most Impressive Dude Ranches in the US

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