Today millions of city dude ranch vacationers are looking to Ranch Spas and Vacations to fulfill their dreams of being a cowboy or cowgirl and enjoy the peace; “wellness” and pampering that go hand in hand with active and passive spa vacations.
Some Spa dude ranches offer luxury pampering, weight management, massage and aroma therapy, spiritual awareness, stress control, herbal and holistic wraps, nutritional programs and special diets that feature low fat healthy foods for all, prevention and body conditioning.
One of the real added benefits of Spa Dude Ranch Vacations is the natural beauty and the surroundings that make each of these dude and spa ranches so unique and special.
While there are many dude ranch vacations that offer massage and limited spa programs there are only a handful of Dude Ranch Spa Vacations that truly offer many of the programs and features that traditional spas offer. Be sure to check with each dude ranch and inquire of the level of spa treatments that they feature in addition to the horseback riding, fishing, hiking and children’s programs they may offer.
Siwash Lake Ranch is one of the world’s premier luxury dude ranches and spa guest ranches, surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia wilderness. Ranking among North America’s finest, the place is legendary for its wilderness adventures, pasture-to-plate cuisine, and spa treatments in lavish safari-inspired tents. SiwashSynergy™ with horses, the riding program, is regarded as one of the country’s best, part of its “Signature Experiences Collection.”
The Ranch at Rock Creek is a luxury all-inclusive guest ranch that brings together upscale amenities and wide open spaces. Set among 10 square miles of rugged Montana ranch land, guests experience limitless outdoor recreational opportunities with experienced guides and staff, outstanding accommodations and cuisine, wine and spirits, a full-service spa, swimming and hot tub, and family friendly entertainment a private movie theatre, games, bowling and bonfires.
Neither the impossible beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road perched above haunting beaver ponds nor the dancing light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs. A Ghost Town so lovingly restored, so honestly weathered, nestling beneath the glistening snow fields of the San Juan peaks. Lodging Each of Dunton’s guest cabins is an authentic, nineteenth century, hand-hewn log building, restored by local and Native American craftsmen who specialize in traditional building techniques. The resort is home to gentle, rugged horses for high mountain rides, and offers world class fly fishing on an exclusive nine-mile stretch of the West Fork of the Dolores.
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu was built by original film star Hopalong Cassidy. Although no longer a working horse ranch, it still uses Cassidy’s acres of rugged landscape, extensive gardens and it’s mile high coastal location as an intense fitness boot camp. The Ranch helps guests recalibrate a healthy lifestyle through an intensive week long endurance, wellness and nutrition program. The Ranch also welcomes guests interested in embracing a natural but active vacation.
Hidden away in Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains, not far from Yellowstone National Park, is Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa is a ranch vacation resort with rustic cabins and gorgeous scenery. The 100-year-old historic lodge combines a unique blend of country living and outdoor adventure with outstanding accommodations, gourmet dining, spa treatments and 5 star service. Your all-inclusive stay means meals, many outdoor adventures, and access to the spa.
The Paniolo Ranch Bed and Breakfast Spa offers a resort retreat overlooking the picturesque Texas Hill Country lake and hills. The Paniolo Ranch Bed and Breakfast Spa is just a stones throw from historic Boerne, TX and Sisterdale, TX, home of the Sister Creek Vineyards. Guests enjoy the pool, therapeutic hot tub, steam bath, outdoor shower, and a complete menu of spa treatments, including massage, wraps, scrubs, facials, and more.
Spring Creek Ranch is located on a wildlife sanctuary, almost 1,000 feet above the town of Jackson, with spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range, including the world famous 13,700 foot Grand Teton. This luxury ranch spa resort offers countless recreational opportunities, spa treatments, and the award-winning Granary Restaurant with floor to ceiling windows to view the sunrise or sunset over the Grand Teton.
The adventure of a traditional ranch with the luxurious comforts of a full-service spa, Lost Creek Ranch offers an experience that will make memories. Known for its spectacular setting between Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson Hole. Soak in the sunlight during a massage, immerse yourself in a mineral bath, savor a light, healthy lunch, take an aerobics class, work out with a personal trainer, or simply rest and revive.
Discover the romance of the wide open range at Rancho de los Caballeros, an Arizona ranch resort with 20,000 acres, 18 holes of golf, fine dining and spa services, and 100 horses for exploring rugged trails. Plan a well-deserved visit, talk wrangling with our wranglers, “reboot” your perspective. If Prickly Pear Margaritas and meditation or a massage in the stone Labyrinth won’t unwind your knots, perhaps a balloon ride over the desert will?
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale accommodations, fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor and wilderness recreation activities. Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 65 miles west of Denver, and 10 minutes from Winter Park. Name by Denver Magazine as one of the Top 25 Spas in Colorado (2011).
Extending over more than 30,000 acres of the Chinati and Cienega Mountains in the Big Bend region, Cibolo Creek Ranch & Spa offers rich history as the first fort in the area, dramatic vistas and warm Texas hospitality. The property is a working ranch with the privacy and luxury of a world-class getaway. Enjoy a refreshing and restorative experience in the ranch’s spa surrounded by elegant Southwestern décor, book executive meetings and retreats, or explore the region.
Much like a crown of royalty, the Sierra Madres set at the top of the outdoor recreational world. Offering miles of unmatched trout streams, soaring mountain tops, and limitless acres of Aspen covered meadows; this magical playground offers more activities than a day can hold. The Roaring Fork Spa, nestled within The Lodge at Three Forks Ranch, is a focal point of complete rejuvenation for guests seeking a special kind of ranch vacation.