ByKatie Shapiro and Nikkitha Bakshani on June 27, 2016
These rustic resorts throughout North America take the fantasy of the American West to the next level of luxury.
Courtesy Dunton Ranch
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.