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fun for kidsHunewill Ranch
The wide open meadows of the Hunewill Ranch, bordered by spectacular mountain peaks, offer world class horseback riding. Equestrians of all levels and ages enjoy the variety of terrain and the different rides offered. With over 100 horses to choose from, a great match is almost guaranteed between horse & rider. Beginning, intermediate, advanced, and adult walking rides go out at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. Rides are not nose to tail, and loping is offered to all who want to experience it. Moving cattle is available at least once during every stay. Those who want more cattle work should try one of the following stays; Spring Cattle Work, Fall Cattle Work, Big Fall Cattle Gather, or Hunewill Ranch Cattle Drive in November. Private horse corrals are provided for those who prefer to bring their own horse. Evening activities include roping practice, square dancing, hay ride, talent night, game night, colt gentling, and campfire with singing. Hiking, fishing, and site seeing are also available. Guests stay in comfortable cottages with private bath and porch. Upscale home style meals are served in the dining room which is part of the original Victorian style ranch house, built in 1880. A vacation at the Hunewill Ranch is a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with the cowboy or cowgirl within all of us. Horseback riding for all ages and experience levels, is the main attraction. Hiking, fishing, site seeing, roping practice, talent night, square dancing, hay rides, colt gentling, and game night are some of the added attractions. Add to this, comfortable cabins, a relaxed schedule, clear mountain air, a certified massage therapist, nearby hot springs, and great meals; and you get a vacation that helps you remember the parts of yourself that may have become blurred by a hectic lifestyle. Near Yosemite National Park and Bodie State Park. May -October. Rates include meals, lodging, horseback riding, and activities. Tax and gratuity not included. Hunewill Ranch, P.O. Box 368, Bridgeport, CA 93517. 760-932-7710 • 775-465-2201 – winter

Little Lakes ValleyRock Creek Pack Station
Just four hours north of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and an easy three hours south of Reno, Nevada, is Bishop California. Tucked away in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains is the home base for one of the area’s premier wilderness adventures, Rock Creek Pack Station. Rock Creek Pack Station is a family friendly operation that guides camping trips through the Sierra Nevada Wilderness and Yosemite National Park. This is just the place to take this year’s summer vacation to a whole new level. With multiple riding and hiking trail options they are sure to have a trip to fit most any need. The pack station’s working season is from June until September, with a few off-season rides available. They kick off the season with a horse drive, rounding up the horses and mules from winter pastures in the Owens Valley. Rock Creek Pack Station offers morning or all-day rides to Hilton Lakes, Dorothy Lake and Little Lakes Valley. For the hikers or riders with four or more days to spend in the wilderness, the Summit Mt. Whitney trips offer stunning views while climbing up the west side of Mt. Whitney. The three-day parent-child horseback camping trip has quickly become one of the pack station’s most scheduled adventures. This option can allow families to bond through wilderness; learning about native wildlife, horses, fishing and camping. These trail rides can last many days, but there is no need to worry about anything other than personal requirements. Rock Creek Pack Station provides the horses, mules, tack, grub, kitchen set up and tents! The riders can have 30 pounds of dunnage, or personal items, packed for the trip and hauled by a mule. The backbone of Rock Creek Pack Station is the 130 head of horses and mules that make the packing trips possible. The station offers a wide variety of riding horses to fit each rider’s needs. While the mules are used for packing and will carry the provisions for the campers. Whether an avid horseman or a beginner rider Rock Creek Pack Station’s packing trips will have the right mount for each individual. Find out more about Rock Creek Pack Station or book a vacation at

Private Cottage Vacation Rentals On Tomales BayPoint Reyes Country Inn & Stables
Just an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Point Reyes Country Inn & Stables can be your headquarters for days of relaxation, outdoor activities & fine dining. Nestled between the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and Tomales Bay State Park, the Country Inn is surrounded by beauty and natural wonders. You can hike or ride your horse to the beach along the Earthquake Trail, hike across the Inverness Ridge, or visit the famous oyster farms on Tomales Bay. The Grooms Quarters over the stables consist of two studios, each with queen bed and kitchen, with an additional room with four sleeping spaces. Total accommodation is eight, and this is especially suited for groups. The adjacent Country Inn is a five-bedroom home, all with private baths. There is one king or queen bed per room, and two rooms can made up with twin beds. Downstairs, an inviting living room with a large fireplace warms guests on blustery days. For a completely different experience, you might consider the two cottages on Tomales Bay. Located 7 miles from the Inn & stables in the village of Inverness, both cottages are romantic, private and have the best views of the bay in the area. Accommodations for your equine companions are equally comfortable. There is a stable with 12 x 12 stalls including five stalls with 12 x 24 runs attached, six outdoor pipe corrals, and three large paddocks that can accommodate up to four compatible horses. One can trailer a short distance to the Point Reyes National Seashore. With over 100 miles of wooded trails & long sandy beaches to explore, you can ride for days without retracing your steps. Point Reyes Station, Calif. (415) 663-9696 or email

Bar W Guest Ranch - Montana Dude Ranch VacationsBar W Guest Ranch
The Bar W Guest Ranch is open year-round and ready to show you what Western hospitality is all about! At the Bar W, horses are the center of attention and riding is our focus. All riding abilities are welcome and daily trail rides, horsemanship lessons, barrel racing, and cow sorting are offered. Out of the saddle, a variety of Western activities are available, including: swimming, fly casting lessons, archery, skeet shooting, and roping lessons. Activities continue into the evening with barbecue dinners, square dancing, country singers, s’mores around the campfire, and wagon rides. During the summer months families and children are the heart of the ranch. Cowpokes learn to explore nature with our kid’s counselors who guide them on animal care, nature walks, crafts, fishing lessons, chores, and horse painting. Spring and fall are adult-oriented with themed weeks including; Cowgirl Up, Cattle Drives, Adults Only, and Photography Weeks. The Bar W is renowned for superb customer service, intimate size, down-home cooking, and well-rounded activity selection. Give us a call and start planning your dude ranch vacation! 406-863-9099 or toll free 866-828-2900