Escape the hustle and bustle by unwinding at upscale ranches
The Western region of the United States has an abundance of historic sites, scenic views and opportunities for adventure. Luxury ranches will allow you to leave the everyday stresses behind as you step into the past and experience the charm and amenities they have to offer.
Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, Utah
For those who are lovers of nature and exploration, but also appreciate the value of unmatched opulence and fine dining, Sorrel River Ranch has exclusive access to the offerings of Moab’s National Parks, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. With its epic bar and gorgeous views from the outdoor dining area, the ranch’s dining has been deemed one of the best in the state. National park excursions, canyoneering, air adventures, and mountain biking are just some of the ways guests can experience the beauty of Moab during their stay at Sorrel River Ranch. From the two-guest balcony studio to the 12-guest luxury ranch house estate and many options in between, the ranch is perfect for both small weekend getaways and large group outings.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana
Whether seeking out a laid-back, slow-paced, relaxing vacation or a more adventurous and activity-filled day, The Ranch at Rock Creek has options for every traveler. This five-star guest ranch is the perfect location to explore the outdoors with an abundance of hiking trails and fun experiences for the whole family such as a ropes course, archery, naturalist classes, rancher ride alongs and much more. The resort’s Granite Spa has many unique therapeutic treatments and focuses on connecting you to the land. You can even experience your spa treatment in a renovated luxury Conestoga wagon. Keeping with this rustic turned chic theme, the ranch is known for its gorgeous glamping accommodations that turn roughing it out west into a relaxing and luxury affair.
Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
Nestled within the scenic lands of Saratoga, Brush Creek Ranch is 30,000 secluded acres of serenity. Guided group hunting and fishing trips allow guests to feel connected to the land without the everyday stresses that come from life’s demands.
The Magee Homestead accommodations include nine historically restored cabins perfect for a either a romantic getaway or a family trip. Large groups can even “Rent the Homestead” for a more private experience. Brush Creek Ranch is equipped to host weddings as well as family gatherings and corporate events where exclusive itineraries are crafted specifically for your group including outdoor adventures, world-class meals, and exclusive events.
The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana
On land that was once traversed by Lewis and Clark, the wideopen spaces found at The Resort at Paws Up are a wilderness that yearns to be explored. The premier Montana glamping resort has beauty indoors that matches that of the breathtaking Montana mountain views. The glamping accommodations are the epitome of rustic luxury allowing guests to sleep underneath the stars while still enjoying the amenities of a five-star resort. Paws Up also offers 28 beautiful vacation homes and even has a rentable private island resort on nearby Salmon Lake. Team building and educational exercises make it the ideal resort for reunion and corporate events and getaways that encourage groups to push their boundaries and think outside of the box.
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, Solvang, California
Disconnect and unwind at the 10,500-acre authentic Western dude ranch where family bonding is uninterrupted by overstimulating technology and workday concerns.
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is known for its abundance of family-friendly activities, particularly those involving horseback riding. With beginner- and intermediate-level riding lessons for all ages as well as specialty rides, the ranch has many opportunities for guests to feel like real wranglers.
Notable specialty rides include a scenic picnic ride, a historic breakfast ride to the Adobe camp, and a saddle-to-paddle ride which includes a trail ride leading into paddle boarding on the ranch’s serene lake.
Rancho de los Caballeros,Wickenburg, Arizona
Since 1948, Rancho de los Caballeros has been a family run ranch known best for its southwestern hospitality and prime location within the High Sonoran Desert.
Rooms and suites are fit for housing between 2-4 guests and are based on themes including the Sunset Rooms, which have breathtaking nightly views of the desert sunset, and the Ranch Rooms, designed with authentic southwestern decor.
Nature programs, shooting activities, and Jeep & ATV tours allow guests to get their fill of fun while at the resort. In the middle of historic Wickenburg, the possibilities for adventure are endless.
Lost Creek Ranch,Moose, Wyoming
From glorious views of Grand Teton National Park to gourmet dining experiences, Lost Creek Ranch has everything needed to host the perfect wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, and more.
With the ability to host up to 60 guests for private events, the wide range of team building activities, detail-oriented service, and spectacular mountain scenery will make any getaway perfect. Rustic duplex and luxury cabins provide elegant Western comfort that feels like a home away from home with a plethora of activities right outside your door.
Horseback rides, floats down the Snake River, fly fishing, and guided tours of the national park are just some of the ways guests can stay entertained.
By Jill Pillow