Summer is Western family vacation time of year in the Elk River Valley and The Home Ranch is renowned for offering your family all the adventure and fun of a Classic Western dude ranch vacation - but with a luxurious, pampered, gourmet twist. (In fact, our chef is so well-loved, some folks come simply to dine.)
Although the all-inclusive gourmet cuisine is a serious highlight of a Home Ranch vacation, we highly recommend working up a hearty appetite by stepping out your cabin door and into the million acres of sublime Rocky Mountain Wilderness and adventure opportunities that surround us. Our picture perfect Western setting is the ideal location for immediate Wilderness access by horseback or foot and provides your family with endless opportunity for outdoor play and activity, combined with authentic Western-style luxury and elegance.
From the front door of your cabin or lodge room, your options for summer family fun, activity and adventure are almost as endless as your imagination. And our guides, children's counselors, and wranglers offer up a wide-ranging daily menu of outdoor adventure or leisurely activity options to suit the tastes of every single member of your family.
Want to go horseback riding on the ranch, or head out into the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness with your favorite wrangler? Done. Want to go fly fishing on the Elk River - or just hang out and cast into the ranch pond with the kids? Easy. Want to go on a long wildflower hike or visit a pristine high country lake? Check. Would the kids rather go swimming in the pool, or rock climbing with a local outfitter, or maybe whitewater rafting when the water is high? No problem. We'll arrange it. Do you feel like just lazing about napping, reading and eating while the kids do whatever they feel like doing? Great, we'll bring you fresh ice and a pitcher of lemonade...
What Will My Kids Do On A Home Ranch Vacation?
For families with kids and teens, from 6 - 18, we provide an exceptional kids and teens program. Our dedicated kids and teens counselors are available from 8:30 in the morning until 9:00 at night and our counselors tailor each day to the social and adventure needs and desires of each age group.
We know that the interests of teens and younger kids don’t always mesh, and we’ve got that covered. Our counselors have met the most eye-rolling, text-crazy teens, only to see them forget all about their cell phones as they head out on their custom-made adventure.
In addition to the amazing activities enjoyed by the younger kids, teens can head to the hills for an overnight campout or explore new trails with our back-country guide. They’ll never be left wanting, and you’ll never have to worry. Our kids and teens program offers as many adventures as your children can dream up.
A week at the ranch in the summer is an excellent opportunity to make great memories and new friendships that will last a lifetime.
"I had a great week here at the Home Ranch. It was really friendly and I had tons of fun. The riding was very different from what I am used to at home and it was so fun to try something different. I love the barrel racing and cattle herding. I loved all the evening activities but my favorite activity was the barn dancing! Thank you to all the staff."
Quite frankly, our summer family vacations offer so many activities and adventures it can be hard to choose. Whatever you choose, you'll have fun! That's the greatest feature of dude ranch vacations - there is something for everyone from 6 - 96!
If you'd like to find out all that The Home Ranch has to offer your family this summer, please give us a call at 800.688.2982.
We'd love to help you plan your Home Ranch summer vacation.
Quick Summer Family Vacation Planning Tip:
Our summer family vacation season runs roughly from mid-June through the third week of August. Book your summer family vacation early as summer tends to fill up in advance. Check our online booking calendar for a quick overview of summer availability.