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

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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Elope! Western Dude Ranch Elopement Wedding

Elope to a Guest Ranch Vacation: Fast! Fun! Stress free! Justin: “We’ve gotten old and stodgy. We need some excitement around here. Let’s host elopements! Let’s host gen-u-ine western dude ranch elopement weddings. Ride a horse and tie the knot! ” Ellen: “Elope to a Colorado dude ranch… Awwww… That’s sooo romantic!” Jackjack: “RRRRrrrrrooooo!” Dan: [Grumble grumble.] “Keep it simple!” …

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New Dude Ranch Barn Manager

God dropped Mr. Justin Ripley onto our laps just when we most needed him (Notes about LeAndra’s latest adventures coming soon; I’m waiting for pictures.) And what a gift he has been. Careful, we now have two Justin’s: “our” dude ranch Justin the barn manager, and “LeAndra’s Justin” who is our neighbor, friend and local Department of Wildlife Officer. Our …

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Colorado B&B Dude Ranch Murder Mysteries

What do Pepi Roni (the pizza magnate), Judge Waylin Payne (of Roadkill, Colorado) and the science fiction author H. G. Wells have in common? Why, they’ve all been murdered right here at our Colorado B&B – dude ranch! One of our favorite winter time activities is Murder Mystery weekends. Once a month or so, when we have 8 to 12 …

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