Do your children watch Toy Story on replay? Have you heard “There’s a snake in my boot” over and over again. Do your kids think s’mores are a necessary food group? Have you been asked over and over again for a campout? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, a dude ranch vacation might be right for your family!
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life many of us dream of “getting away from it all”. Vacation time with family can be limited. In reality, once our kids start school we have 18 summers with them before they head off on their own. A dude ranch vacation is a great way to capture that time with your family in a pure and uninterrupted way. Is a dude ranch vacation right for your family? We share reasons why it’s the perfect family vacation.
Avoid Cookie Cutter Hotel Resorts with a Down Home Dude Ranch Vacation.
Do you feel like you’re going on the same vacation every time your family travels? Are all the hotel rooms starting to look the same? Is the food interchangeable, attractions just something to check off and do, and your family spends their whole vacation completing an itinerary?
A dude ranch will be the change you need. Plan a vacation where your family enjoys their time off and is in no rush to complete tasks just to check them off a list. A dude ranch family vacation will reset your family to enjoy each other at a more simple pace.
Dude Ranch Vacations range from rustic to luxe.
Maybe your families idea of camping is staying in a 2.5-star hotel. A dude ranch vacation doesn’t have to mean tents and roughing it. TravelingMom Rebecca stayed in a 3 bedroom cabin with her family on a working dude ranch. Looking for something a little more unique? TravelingMom Sherry glamped in style in a covered wagon.
Unplug and connect with your kids on a dude ranch family vacation.
Everyday life is busy. Maybe your kids love the TV and have trouble unplugging. Or maybe your job keeps you strapped to a cell phone and you’re the one who needs to be better about unplugging. Dude ranch family vacations give the opportunity to connect with your kids and unplug.
Need connectivity during vacation? Be sure to check with the ranch before booking to see if you will have access to the internet or phone service.
Planning a dude ranch vacation is easy.
Do you hate the vacation planning process? A dude ranch family vacation might be for you. Dude ranches are destination vacations. Ranches want to make planning easy on vacationers and are typically located remotely. This means that once you settle on which ranch to choose it’s smooth sailing.
The dude ranch staff offers guidance on what airports are easiest to fly into, available transport options from those airports to the ranch, and once you’re on the property, discover an abundance of activities to do.
With other vacations, you may have to arrange rental cars, activities, buy passes, and book dining reservations. On a dude ranch vacation? Arrive, unpack and unwind. It’s all right there.
Check out this podcast for more great info on how to choose the right ranch for your family.
Explore the great outdoors.
Maybe you love the outdoors, maybe your kids are requesting adventures that you can’t deliver. Many dude ranches cater to outdoor adventure with professionals to teach you the ropes of fishing, skeet shooting, hiking, white water rafting, and more.
A dude ranch vacation is a great way to expose your kids to these outdoor adventures even if you aren’t proficient. The variety of activities can be endless. Dude ranch vacations aren’t just about horseback riding!
Eat your heart out on a dude ranch vacation.
Most of us would love for our kids to be more adventurous eaters. It’s easy to spend a vacation worrying about what they are eating and how much money we’re spending on things they don’t eat. Most dude ranch family vacations include food, food that most kids will be thrilled to eat. Think fireside cookouts with s’mores, biscuits, burgers, hot dogs and some more gourmet options for mom and dad.
Pleasing your kids’ picky palettes should be no trouble at all on your ranch vacation.
Now are you ready to experience a Dude Ranch Family Vacation? For inspiration, check out Dude Rancher’s Association.