The Ranches

Here you can find short information about all the ranches you can book via Midnight Special Ranch Vacation:


Big Creek Lodge, Canada (BC) **
The Big Creek Lodge is run by Shona and Karl, an emigrated Scottish horse fan and a Canadian farmer (raised on a dairy farm). They offer various activities in the pristine nature of British Columbia on this beautiful working horse ranch. You can help with the daily work with the horses, go on trail rides, support the neighbors in the Cattle Work, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, gold washing and much more. Shona - she has been working with horses for over 25 years - does not miss the opportunity to teach the guests in the in-house arena.

Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado ****
The Chico Basin Ranch is a working cattle ranch, which also offers many other activities. Just one small group per week makes your vacation very special. You may join them with their daily cattle work as much as you want, you can go swimming in the ranch's lakes, fish, hike, relax. The Ranch offers special branding weeks, where cowboy from the ranch together with neighbours brand up to 500 calves per day. "The old way", roping 'em, dragging 'em to the fire...

Dryhead Ranch, Montana ***
... is a working cattle ranch in the south of Montana and the Bassett Farm in Wyoming. Every year in Spring there are several cattle drive weeks between the ranch in Wyoming and the Montana ranch. During the Summer the guests help at the ranches with all cowboy jobs... most of all it's a lot of riding. If you want to relax, no problem. A vacation you will never forget! the ranch weeks start every Sunday at 4 p.m. from Billings, MT and end on Saturday in the evening. Since 2004: Horse Drive in March and 2 cattle drives in Summer / early Fall!

Hondoo Rivers & Trails, Utah ***/****
Hondoo Rivers & Trails is an outfitter, who offers trailrides in the Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau. You will sleep in inns or tents, here are some rides they offer: Capitol Reef, Escalante Canyons, Wildlife Trails, High Plateaus, Inn to Inn, San Rafael Swell, Rock Art Trails

La Reata Ranch, Canada (Saskatchewan) **
The La Reata Ranch offers cattle work and round ups. But you also can relax, go swimming, jet skiing. There also offer boat tours. A special are the branding weeks in June and Fall.

Paria Canyon Guest Ranch, Utah *
The Paria Canyon Guest Ranch is situated in southern Utah, nearby Kanab, in the Escalante Staircase National Monument. The Guest Ranch offers really cheap bunk house accommodation, has also 2 cabins and several shaded camp sites. the ranch is a great base for hiking, ATVs and horseback riding tours in the Escalante Staircase National Monument / Paria Canyon area.

Rancho Las Cascadas, Mexico ***
A Swiss family built and runs this ranch amidst pristine landscape. Rancho Las Cascadas is located at 2,300 meters on a plateau in the mountains of Mexico. It offers a wide range of excursions for experienced riders as well as for beginners. Mexican hospitality combined with Swiss Management guarantee you a pleasant stay at the ranch.

Silver Spur Ranch, Texas ***
Closed in 2021

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, Arizona ***
Stagecoach Trails is a guest ranch located in Northwest Arizona. It offers a variety of activities besides horseback riding available throughout your stay. Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is located just off of Historical Route 66! This means there are several Route 66 attractions close to the ranch such as Kingman, AZ (45 minutes), the famous ghost town of Oatman (1 hour), and Chloride (1 hour), along with the world famous Grand Canyon (3 hours)!

Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona *****
The Tanque Verde Ranch was voted one of the Top Ten Family Fun Vacation Resorts of North America by the Travel Channel! Miles of scenic horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking trails offer ranch guests the opportunity to explore the rugged and unique Sonoran desert of the Old West. Tanque Verde Ranch has Arizona's largest stable, with over 120 well trained horses. Riding is offered every day of the week, both walking rides for beginners and loping rides for more experienced riders. Tanque Verde Ranch operates on the full American Plan. The rate includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as all of the ranch's wonderful activities. These include horseback riding, tennis, sports, swimming, guided hikes & nature activities, spa facilities (La Sonora Spa services and treatments not included), and a variety of informative and entertaining evening programs. Resort quality facilities in the beautiful setting of a historic ranch make Tanque Verde Ranch a unique and special experience not to be missed!

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