Category Archive for: ‘Dude Ranch & Bed and Breakfast Life’

10 Common Questions People Ask Our Dude Ranch

1. Do you have a less-than-a-full-week stay? Answer: Yes! We offer a four-day, three night family vacation: Sunday afternoon through some-time Wednesday OR Wednesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Details in the “4 Day/ 3 Night Prices Section” of the Summer Rates Page. 2. How is the shorter stay different? Answer: Our riding program is NOT nose-to-tail! It is based on …

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Summer Vacation Plans Made? Time to Make Reservations!

Dude Ranch Vacation Events near the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Lots of great summer family adventure vacation opportunities coming up this summer. Here’s just four: #1 Greeley Stampede June 22–July 4, 2012 Dust off your cowboy boots for one of Colorado’s largest summer festivals and rodeos. Dating back to the 1800s, Greeley’s Fourth of July celebration puts the “Yeehaw!” in …

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Pet Friendly Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

You Dogs and Horses are welcome here! You can be part of your family’s adventure vacation! Hi! I’m Jack-jack, the official Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Dog. My job is to be so happy I can barely stand it! Also, I lead some special “dog-only” activities like chasing the cats and the goats (when they want to play too, otherwise they …

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A Ranch Adventure Vacation – May Trail Maintenance

Spring Trail Maintenance – Dude Ranch Work Vacation By popular demand! A new get-away idea! May 13 to May 19 So, if you want to get away from the telephone ringing, the traffic, the TV commercials every six minutes And you think that celebrating spring might include hauling logs, carrying buckets of dirt up steep climbs setting fence posts and a …

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Dude Ranch Death: A B&B Murder Mystery & Wedding!

Is this a Bed & Breakfast wedding with a Murder Mystery Game? or a B&B Murder Mystery Weekend with a wedding? Most people elope to a dude ranch to get away from their family and friends. They want a relaxed, very simple ceremony and a fun weekend getaway horseback riding. Well, Joel and Sheri decided to have a simple, relaxed …

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Dude Ranch Quiz: What is This Horse Saying???

Colorado Dude Ranch horses communicate very clearly! This quiz is part of a series of articles that we have written in the  Sundance Trail Guest Ranch Horse Safety and Horse Communication collection, including Speaking to Your Dude Ranch Horse Part 1 and Speaking to your Dude Ranch Horse Part 2. When at Sundance Trail Guest Ranch, either for a summer …

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Yehaw!!! Snow for our Dude Ranch Halloween!!!

Mountain Lodge Horse Back Riding in the Snow Hmmmm…… The weather people call for an October total of 2.9 inches of snow for our area. We got that three weeks ago, and it disappeared the next morning, as October snow should. The aspens still claim October as theirs; time to show off their golden leaves. Oops! Wait a minute – …

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Bears Invade Dude Ranch! (and Mooses too!)

Guest Ranch take-over!!! –After successfully keeping momma black bear and her cubs out of the dumpster and the kitchen all summer, Sundance Trail Guest Ranch has been been completely overrun with bears… and mooses*!! -Take home a bear as a memory of your ranch vacation! Or maybe a Christmas present from your family vacation. Looks like there’s a whole herd …

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Meet our Dude Ranch Horses and Staff: Annie!

Trail riding on Annie is a great adventure vacation! She has a very fast walk, which some riders enjoy, and which intimidates some anxious riders. She has very sensitive sides. Annie loves to run! The whole forest is her dude ranch!!! She has never bucked, spun, reared or tried to unseat her rider. But she has a mind of her …

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Guest Ranch Horseback Riding – My Daydream

Guest Ranch Horseback Riding is seldom as intense as Dorothy May Winfield expresses here, but this poem beautifully catches those blissful moments of being “in the zone” with your horse. Thanks, Dorothy (and Stewart!) – please say hello to Scotland for us. We hope to see you again next year! Mounting my quarter horse, I steel myself for the journey, …

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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