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US ranch holidays that wont break the bank

26th May 2010 Print
Team Penning, White Stallion Ranch

Sterling might have hit a 13 month low against the dollar, but according to Ranch Rider, holidaymakers shouldn’t rule out a ranch stay in the US.

Tony Daly, Managing Director of Ranch Rider, comments: “With the exception of alcohol, the majority of ranches are all-inclusive in terms of activities and meals, so adventurers who decide to ride the range won’t need to worry about the current currency fluctuations. Many homesteads are also still hoping to lure UK tourists back to the US with hefty discounts – savings of over £400pp making ranch holidays an attractive proposition for families, couples and single travellers.

The Lonesome Spur in Montana has shaved £360pp off the usual price for all July stays (excluding 17-24 July). Ranch Rider’s exclusive prize draw to win a free week on the ranch in 2011 is an added incentive for riders hoping to saddle up at the home of the horse whisperer. From only £835pp (no single supplement) with Ranch Rider. Return flight from £595pp.

Adult only, the Lost Valley’s “Riding, Roping & Round Up” week in Colorado (22-29 August) is being discounted by £205pp. From only £1,170pp (no single supplement) with Ranch Rider. Return flight from £565pp. Excludes transfers from £70pp.

Book before 31 May and save £170pp at the Beartooth River Ranch in Montana. From only £919pp (no single supplement) with Ranch Rider. Departures May through October. Return flight from £595pp.

Ranch Rider is offering huge late summer and autumn savings at Idaho’s Red Horse Mountain Ranch. Stays from 29 August to 04 September are being discounted by £300pp; while guests opting for the “Girls Getaway” special (05-11 September) will be entitled to discounts of over £250pp. From only £1,315pp and £1,059pp (no single supplement) respectively. Excludes transfers of £60pp. Return flight from £635pp.

A family favourite in Oregon, the tour operator is also discounting stays at Oregon’s Long Hollow Ranch. From only £779pp (based on two sharing) and £694pp (4-11 years). Return flight from £639pp. Excludes gratuities’ as left to guests’ discretion.

Tony Daly, comments: “While it’s difficult to judge what will happen over the next few months, we’re confident that now the newly elected UK government is in place, the value of sterling against the dollar will hit new highs, putting the popularity of US self-drives and add on adventures on a par with ranch holidays.”

Off ranch, “Sin City,” tops the list when it comes to value for money – Las Vegas still feeling the after effects of the recession. In 2010 Ranch Rider introduced its exclusive “Ranch & Rodeo” package, incorporating the National Rodeo Finals (02-11 December).

A sell out event that is often referred to as the “Superbowl of rodeo,” the new Nevada adventure can be combined with the “White Stallion Rodeo Special” (save up to £450pp) available from 28 November to 19 December. 7-night Arizona ranch stay from only £779pp with Ranch Rider including, full board accommodation, ranch activities, taxes, transfers and gratuities. Return flight from £545pp. Three-night extension at the National Rodeo Finals from £245pp including a one-day ticket to the event, internal flight and accommodation. Luxury for less, early bookers will be able to opt for the White Stallion’s premium suites.

Unless otherwise stated all prices include full board accommodation, ranch activities, gratuities, transfers and taxes. Subject to availability.

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Team Penning, White Stallion Ranch Cattle Driving, Lost Valley Ranch