8 Luxe Guest Ranches in the U.S.A.

These rustic resorts throughout North America take the fantasy of the American West to the next level of luxury.

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A vacation on a guest ranch is like nothing else. Spending days on horseback and evenings around a campfire, guests can take a break from civilization and reorient with nature without sacrificing comfort. From the cinnamon-hued soil of Utah to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, boutique resorts throughout the United States are continually elevating the standards of dude-ranch accommodations, pairing ultra-inviting-yet-rustic lodging with unparalleled outdoor activities (not to mention the soothing spa treatments and top-notch dining required for taking on the next day's journey.) Wherever you choose to take your adventure, don’t forget to bring one essential element: a pioneering spirit.