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Marble Mountain Ranch in the Spring

In the warm Summer months of June, July, and August, Marble Mountain Ranch is filled with the sounds of happy families and kids of all ages making life long memories.  Adults and Teens are experiencing life without their electronic devices…

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The Helicopter Parent And Free-Range Parent Take A Vacation

Simply put, ‘helicopter parenting” describes a parent who takes an overprotective interest in their children and  ‘free-range parenting’ describes raising children more independently and with less parental supervision.  These two diametrically opposed parenting styles both seek the same outcome, which…

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Teenage Dude Ranchers

“Is there enough for my teenage kids to do while at your dude ranch?”  Whoa Nellie!   A better question might be “Can you get your teenager to put away their electronic devices long enough to look up into the trees,…

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Dude Ranching Urban Lock-Ups

“Urban Lock up” is a slang phrase commonly meaning incarceration in a city jail. “Urban Lock-up” could also be applied to those living in a metropolitan setting without access to contrasting rural life experiences. In this case, Urban lock-ups either…

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How NOT to pack for a dude ranch vacation

There are some fairly trendy infusions into the travel industry lately. The simple relaxing vacations that once motivated people to temporarily abandon work stresses is giving way to an increasing emphasis on high-end luxury and upscale entertainment. In a lot…

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Will Trump’s Travel Bans Affect Tourism In The U.S.?

There are those that are predicting a “Trump Slump” in travel to the U.S. ( Politically motivated refusal to target the U.S. is projected to have a dampening effect on inbound travel to the U.S. The travel ban difficulties of…

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Ranch Hour On The Dark Side

“Ranch Hour” – is that last hour prior to serving guest dinners when kitchen schedules succumb to the laws of dude ranch entropy. It is that dark hour from the parallel universe of ranch chaos, rearing it’s nefarious head to…

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Head, Cars, Trees and Toast

The beginning of the year is a vital time to seasonal dude ranches. It is during the late winter and early spring that we begin to accelerate our efforts to prepare for the arrival of the coming season’s guests. It…

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Some Boots are made for ranching

They say that the eye is the window to the soul. As a shoe lover, I have often found some satisfaction in changing that phrase just a wee bit to The eye is the window to the sole… this is…

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