In addition to their dozens of other duties, moms often find themselves in charge of planning and booking family vacations. Over the years, we have learned that many of them will say time spent on a Colorado dude ranch ranks amongst the best trips they have ever taken.

It isn’t just that traveling to Colorado is easy, or that there is something for everyone to do all day long. There are several aspects of our adventure vacations that appeal specifically to mothers everywhere. Here are just a few of the biggest reasons moms love coming to our Colorado dude ranch…
 The Dude Ranch is a Housework-Free Zone
Even on vacation, moms can have lots to do. But, when you’re on one of our ranches, every member of the family is on vacation. That’s because our staff take care of laundry, cooking, cleaning, and whatever else you might need. There’s nothing to scrub, shop for, or worry about – just a place where you can kick back, enjoy the scenery, and participate in all the fun activities happening around you.
Travel and Organizing Are Easy
Whether you are driving or flying, getting to Colorado is easy. And once you’re here at our ranch, you don’t have to worry about shuttling from one property or attraction to another. In fact, some families arrive without firm plans at all. Instead, they decide what to do on a day-to-day basis. Either way, once you realize you won’t have to deal with buses, subways, passports, or currency exchanges, the logistics of planning a fun and relaxing getaway become much simpler. 

Being on a Colorado Dude Ranch Brings the Family Together

It can be hard for moms to relax when other family members are feeling and acting tense. Fortunately, that’s hard to do when you’re surrounded by fresh air, are taking horseback rides to the countryside, and are bonding around campfires at night. A closer family means a chance to unwind and break out of day-to-day routines and squabbles. Sometimes, a change of scenery is just what you need to bring parents and kids together so everyone can have fun.

Mom Deserves a True Vacation, Too

We don’t just have adventure – in the form of horseback riding, zip lines, archery, and other activities – but everything else you’d expect in an all-inclusive vacation, as well. Despite the image that might come to your mind when you think of a “Colorado dude ranch,” our property offers a pool, and hot tub,  hearty and healthy meals, a relaxing river trip, mountain hikes and weekly yoga. That means moms don’t have to worry about being unofficial tour guides. They can enjoy a true vacation with nothing to worry about. 


Any vacation can be a good one, but if you’re looking for the kind of break that can help mom de-stress, too, consider coming to visit our working ranch. What you’ll find is that adventure and complete relaxation really can exist in the same time and place!

(This post was modified from a post that originally appeared on the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Blog)