10 Luxury Ranches Just Right for Romance
Get back to nature and re-connect as a couple in a secluded cabin built for two.
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The Resort at Paws Up
At The Resort at Paws Up in Montana, book a stay in a private home or a safari-style luxury tent. You’ll feel close to nature, but with a camping butler at the ready, you won’t find yourself swapping five-star amenities for a sleeping bag and a lantern. The Resort at Paws Up has several luxury glamp-sites across the property, including Cliffside Camp, which sits atop a majestic cliff that overlooks the Blackfoot River. Start your day with a hot air balloon ride and a champagne mimosa toast, then cap it off with a sunset horseback ride for two.
Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming has a private lodge, well-appointed luxury cabins, soaking pools and a world-class spa. Set on 7,000 acres, this prairie hideaway is the perfect escape for couples in search of tranquility and relaxation, as well as fresh mountain air and breathtakingly scenic views. Savor vintage wines and seasonal pasture-to-plate cuisine, including Akaushi beef raised at Brush Creek Ranch.
Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort
Just south of Grand Junction, Colorado sits Palisade Ranch at Gateway Canyons Resort. This luxurious western-style ranch pairs traditional dude ranch activities — like daily trail rides and cattle roping lessons — with gourmet meals and indulgent spa treatments. Book the Red Rock Romance package for three-nights in a casita, a private outdoor dining experience, like a stargazing dinner, and a couples massage. Enjoy scenic hikes, take a tour by helicopter and soak in the views of the breathtaking desert and red rock canyons as you re-connect as a couple.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana was a working cattle ranch until the early 1990s when it was transformed into a luxury all-inclusive dude ranch. Book a lavish western-style guest room in the Granite Lodge or surround yourself with nature by reserving one of four romantic glamping cabins. Enjoy signature experiences, like horseback riding and archery, as well as sleigh rides and snowmobiling in the winter. Re-connect as a couple at the on-site spa with a yoga or meditation class, even a forest bathing excursion.
Napa’s "Cabernet Season" runs from November to April, making this an ideal time to explore the region with a stay at Calistoga Ranch in California. Nestled into a canyon in the Upper Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch sits on 157 acres replete with majestic vineyards, rocky streams and towering oak trees. Fifty guest lodges boast luxurious amenities like outdoor hot tubs, gas fireplaces and refreshing outdoor rain showers. Enjoy a twilight picnic in the vineyards or relax at the spa with a sensuous salt bath and a candlelit massage for two.
Collective Yellowstone at Moonlight Basin
Connect with nature in a philosophical way at Collective Yellowstone at Moonlight Basin in Montana with its wide open spaces, pristine mountain lakes and serene trails leading through towering leafy forests. Enjoy luxury canvas glamping tents outfitted with rustic antler chandeliers, wood-burning stoves, king-size beds and western-style decor. Farm-to-table dinners under a sky full of stars await guests each night, as do gourmet s’mores. Arrange a private in-tent massage or order a BBQ-in-a-Box as a private romantic meal for two.
The Ranch at Emerald Valley
The Ranch at Emerald Valley is a luxury all-inclusive retreat set in Pike National Forest in Colorado, allowing for easy access to hiking, fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking. Snuggle up in one of 10 beautiful cabins boasting stone fireplaces and rich, leather furnishings. Relax with cocktails on the outdoor patio before settling in for a gourmet meal, like Cedar Smoked Steelhead Salmon and Rocky Mountain Red Trout. In the evening, unwind with a soak in the outdoor hot tub while taking in a colorful sunset with a glass of fine wine.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch
At Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, guests will find endless opportunities for fun and romance across the 540-acre property. The luxury dude ranch offers horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking and rock climbing, as well as winter skiing and snowshoeing, even "snowga" (yoga in the snow). Go indoors for weekly cooking and wine tasting classes. After a full day, walk back to your private cabin following a gourmet candlelit dinner and snuggle up with a bottle of wine in front of a glowing fire.
At Brasada Ranch in Bend, Oregon, couples are treated to romantic farm-to-table dinners, quiet hikes along nature trails and relaxing spa treatments, like mineral hydration body wraps and hot-stone massages at Spa Brasada. Book a stay in a rustic, yet elegant, cabin with a wrap-around deck, gas fireplace and panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy horseback rides in Oregon’s high desert, rent cruiser bikes to explore the area in style or treat yourself to retail therapy at the shops in downtown Bend.
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
In British Columbia, book a romantic getaway at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa and spend your days crisscrossing the 160-acre ranch on horseback and your nights counting stars. Hike around Echo Valley Ranch to explore a variety of wooded trails, canyon deserts and limestone ridges. Sign up for a fly fishing class or book a whitewater rafting trip to enjoy new adventures as a couple. Savor the change of pace in a log cabin with spectacular views of the Cariboo Mountains. Delight in gourmet dining family style, as well as twice-weekly western-style BBQ dinners.