BILLINGS, MT – Challenging times call for creative solutions. Looking to expand its award-winning portfolio of naturally self-distancing, nature-based, small group vacations for adults and families, Austin Adventures only needed to look to its own backyard for the perfect solution – the Western guest ranch vacation.
In partnership with Best Ranches in the West, Austin Adventures has added 14 first- class guest ranches to its offerings. Founder and President Dan Austin and his Montana-based team drew from their personal knowledge and regional experience having hosted and operated adventures throughout the West for the past 40 years. With careful vetting and personal experience, they have bestowed their highest mark of approval on each property in this exclusive group of all-inclusive guest ranches situated in some of the most spectacular settings in the West.
In 2020, many North American guest ranches saw a surge of bookings from families needing to come up with safe alternatives to their cancelled cruise and international vacation plans. Austin recognized this trend early and in January began the steps to include ranch vacations in its 2021 line-up. It was, “a long overdue addition” in Austin’s words.
Knowing safety will be top priority to today’s traveler, Austin emphasizes the natural and healthy style of this type of vacation alternative that also embraces carefully planned and recently enacted COVID-19 mitigation protocols:
- All are in wilderness-adjacent locations that are isolated and remote
- Chef-prepared, fresh and locally sourced foods and wines of the region
- Opportunities to indulge in a variety of outdoor recreational activities
- The natural social-distancing that horseback riding provides
- Adhering to the highest standards of housekeeping, service and maintenance
- A rare feeling of exclusivity with VIP pampering, service and experiences
- The ability to combine a ranch stay with a road-trip to avoid flying
Austin Adventures’ Guest Ranch Collection for 2021 will include these highly coveted ranch properties across the West:
- Tanque Verde Ranch – Tucson, AZ
- White Stallion Ranch – Tucson, AZ
- Tombstone Monument Ranch – Tombstone, AZ
- Rancho de la Osa – Sasabe, AZ
- Kay El Bar Ranch – Wickenburg, AZ
- Latigo Guest Ranch – Kremmling, CO
- Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch – Loveland CO
- Western Pleasure Guest Ranch – Sandpoint, ID
- Running Y Ranch Resort – Klamath Falls, OR
- Zion Mountain Ranch – Zion National Park, UT
- Spring Creek Ranch – Jackson, WY
- Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection – Saratoga, WY
- The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch – Shell, WY
- Paradise Guest Ranch – Buffalo, WY
“We look forward in the months ahead to welcoming to our portfolio other outstanding properties that meet our criteria,” Austin adds. The Guest Ranch Collection is expected to grow with the addition of one or two new offerings a year.
Guest ranch vacation packages will be available for booking through the adventure specialists at Austin Adventures. See: https://www.austinadventures.com/guest-ranch-collection/. To research and reserve any of Austin Adventures offerings, call 800-575-1540 or email [email protected]. For a full roster of Austin Adventures’ 2021 trips, covering seven continents, visit http://www.austinadventures.com.
Based in Billings, Montana, Austin Adventures has spent 40 years building an international reputation as a top provider of luxury, small group, multisport tours for adults and families to the world’s most captivating destinations. With cruises and accommodations on seven continents, they have been acknowledged twice by Travel + Leisure Magazine with the prestigious World’s Best Awards along with other national media accolades and distinctions. Austin Adventures has perfected the art of creating itineraries featuring exceptional regional dining, distinctive accommodations, incredible guides and exhilarating activities, all while keeping all-inclusive rates and services the norm. In addition to scheduled group departures on all seven continents, Austin Adventures has developed a reputation as the leader in customized trip planning and execution, all backed by the industry’s best money-back satisfaction guarantee. Austin Adventures is a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator.
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