Bring Your Family Together With an All-Inclusive Vacation at a Dude Ranch

If you are looking for a great family vacation that’s sure to bring the whole gang together, consider all inclusive dude ranches. For one low rate, you and your family can enjoy the charm of your own cabin, delicious home-cooked meals, and days filled with a mix of relaxation and fun activities. Enjoy horseback riding through mountain trails, rafting and fishing on Klamath River, and special programs designed to entertain your young children. In the evenings you and your family can bond with camp fire activities, hay rides, or by participating in the weekly talent night. There is a pool, game room, shooting range, gardens, dining lodge, and casting pond all located conveniently on-site.

Horseback Riding

Trail rides for the whole family are offered every morning of your stay. Riding lessons are offered with arena instruction as a standard part of your vacation package to help you fully enjoy the rides along the scenic trails of the Marble Mountain Ranch. Riders with more experience can participate in the advanced trail rides. Advanced trail rides are generally longer in distance and cross a greater mix of terrain types. Weekend wilderness pack trips are available in the Fall, for those who wish an extended horse-riding adventure into the wilderness. Whether you are a beginner looking for some easy trail rides or an experienced rider looking for some great scenery, there’s something for everyone on a dude ranch vacation.

River Rafting

Another great family activity that’s offered almost every afternoon of your stay is rafting and kayaking trips. Each afternoon you can explore a different section of the Klamath River with experienced river guides. Twice a week inflatable kayaks are available for those who wish a more personal and challenging river experience. There’s even a waterfall hike included that allows you to see and explore an amazing waterfall with your family. Rafting is suitable for the whole family and is a great chance to relax and enjoy first-hand, the sights and sounds of the Wild and Scenic Klamath River. If you are really looking for some white water thrills, advanced rafters who come in the spring have the opportunity to participate in more challenging trips offered as an addition to the normal family rafting program.

Shooting Range

Every morning the shooting range is available for guests as part of a family summer package. You and your family can try out the sporting clays trap course or even go for your NRA certification. The trap course is a fun game that really brings out the feel of a western frontier vacation. Instruction in safety and skill is provided as part of your vacation package. Additionally, other authentic frontier sports are offered including black powder shooting, archery and hawk tossing.

Children’s Programs

Younger children who aren’t old enough to participate in some of the family adventures are provided with their own program designed just for them. They will do arts and crafts, help feed the small animals, pick berries, go for swims in the pool, and take nature walks with experienced counselors who entertain and care for them. Babysitting is also provided for babies and children under the age of 2 for an additional charge, so the adults can fully enjoy their ranch vacation.

For the best family dude ranch vacations, come to Marble Mountain Guest Ranch! Bring your whole family out for some quality bonding time in the beautiful and wild mountains of Northern California. You can check for availability online or give us a call at 1-800-552-6284 to speak with us directly.


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