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Tarryall Ranch, Colorado Dude Ranch Vacation, Colorado Springs

I spent a few quality hours in town the other day picking up supplies, returning paperwork and trying to fish the last can of liquid gold from the topmost shelf at our local City Market (for a grand total of 5 cans).  It was a relief to be out of the rain, and we've certainly read more

It has been too long ranch friends! May is the official start of our summer season and we're moving through our to-do list and getting ready to welcome our wonderful summer staff to the ranch! ** Please make sure to keep an eye out for our welcome/information packet in your mailboxes as we will be read more

When I was a kid, we spent an awful lot of summers and three-day weekends packing the car and heading to our favorite campsites in the mountains just outside of Santa Fe.  It’s embarrassing to share, but I used to tow around a small pink and yellow plastic brontosaurus named Tito. He came with me read more

I will be honest with all of you: I'd rather spend all day outside mucking up horse poop than spend an equal amount of time inside fiddling with my computer. That said, the internet has so much to offer us these days. With the winter snow gone and the warmer temperatures moving in I'm more read more

You've made your reservations, you've bought the plane tickets, and maybe you've even shopped around for some cowboy boots. You're ready for your Colorado dude ranch vacation and now what? If, like me, you enjoy sitting down with a good book, or have already finished the latest run of Time magazine or the Economist, add read more

You've successfully booked your stay at a Colorado Dude Ranch. So now you might be asking, what should I wear? or what do I pack? Well this cowgirl is here to help. One of the things I love most about the western lifestyle is how simple dressing can be. Every day consists of a pair read more

You have all met our ranch dog Molly. She is an 8 year old, chocolate lab/border collie mix with a love of hiking and the most laid back lifestyle I’ve ever seen. As the warmer temperatures move in and our first week with guests at the ranch draws closer, Colton and I have readily moved read more

From scratch cookie dough When you go to stay for a week at a Colorado Dude Ranch, one of the first things everyone wants to know is… how is the food? I would rate my cooking skills as average and thankfully, I will not be your chef this upcoming summer, but I do know a read more

Elaina, allie, and pau out for a ride. #coloradolive #duderanch #tarryallriverranch #friends #ranchlife A photo posted by Tarryall River Ranch (@tarryallriverranch) on Mar 27, 2015 at 8:20pm PDT read more

Pardon me for being cheesy, but despite the silly tagline, this is a good question you should be asking yourself if you’re trying to plan your summer vacation. If you’ve never been to a dude ranch before, I can imagine you might already have some ideas: cans of beans over a fire, John Wayne and read more