Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Places Where You Can Find a Dude Ranch Honeymoon

A dude ranch honeymoon is for the couple that likes to have unique experiences or wants to try something new together. This trip is exciting and something that will be talked about for years to come. A dude ranch honeymoon can provide all of the luxuries of a traditional honeymoon while adding that special themed touch at the same time. And how romantic is it to ride into the sunset together? Very!

Finding a dude ranch honeymoon can be as simple as your computer. An internet seach will yield hundreds of results and it will take some time to sort through them, so we've tried to describe a few for you to check out. The first one is at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, and this one is a more low key ranch experience--don't think that many cowboys has access to full body massages after they got married. But it incorporates many of the down home feelings along with a gift basket and champagne bottle when you arrive at your room. Nestled in the Canadian wilderness, the Echo Valley Ranch and Spa might be the perfect compromise for a country-born husband who enjoys the outdoors and a city raised wife that enjoys pampering.

But for a more authentic dud ranch honeymoon, the Bluffdale Vacation Farm in Illinois might be a better fit. Along with songs around the campfire, guests can enjoy deluxe luxury suites with hot tubs and fireplaces. Home cooked meals are the standard fare here, while horseback riding, hayrides and fishing help you to take in the natural surroundings. Paddle boating and pontoon boats are available during the day, as well as day trips to local attractions. For a taste of farm life, you can help the owners with chores and egg gathering in the afternoons.

A dude ranch honeymoon doesn't have to include sleeping on the hard ground. Many couples find that the blend of ambience and opportunities for ranch-themed activities is the perfect vacation plan, but the added luxuries of the hot tub and fireplace help to keep romantic thoughts at the forefront of the honeymoon trip.