One of the most important considerations to make when planning for ranch vacation is your budget? How much do you expect to spend? How much does an affordable resort cost? If you have already done some research, you might have an idea that staying at a ranch resort for a week might cost you anything between $1,000 and $4,000. Besides the pricing, you should also consider the value for your money.
If you are planning to visit a ranch resort, check out some of these budget-friendly options located in North America, where you are assured of having a great experience, without draining your bank account.
Sundance Trail Ranch
Located in Colorado, this family-friendly ranch is only two hours drive from Denver. It is popular for its mesmerizing hiking trails in the Colorado mountains, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting. Guests are also served with hearty western meals, which feature some homemade bread and desserts. The packages are affordable with three and six night stays packages, starting at $970 and $1,610 respectively.
Marble Mountain Ranch
This California-based ranch is surrounded by California’s Klamath National Forest, which makes it a perfect destination for adventurers. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, ranging from horse water racing and fishing to horseback riding and anything in between. A six-day all-inclusive package for an adult at this ranch costs $1, 590.
Bar W Guest Ranch
This year-round guest ranch resort is nestled around Spenser Lake. The ranch is known for its rich variety of cold and warm weather activities, such as cattle drives, fishing, dog sledding and much more. The rates range from $1,600 to $2,300 from June to August (summer), for a week’s stay. You can, however, expect low prices during fall, winter, and spring. Two-day packages are also available during these three seasons.
Elkhorn Ranch, Arizona
This family-owned guest ranch is owned and operated by the Miller family. It is undoubtedly a fascinating desert escape with only 20 cabins and an average tenancy rate of 32 guests. They charge an all-inclusive weekly price of about $1,500 per person, with a provision of discounted rates for more extended stays. If you love birding, horseback riding, or hiking in a remote mountain country, then Elkhorn is the place to be.
If you are someone who loves ranch vacations, skimming through the resort’s website and looking at their packages is not enough. You need to cover every inch doing some due diligence by reading reviews, guides, or using referrals from trusted sources.