Trish W. United States
I wanted a different kind of solo adventure, preferably in the Northwest with gorgeous lakes, mountains, and fresh air. Although it had been several decades since I'd ridden a horse for any length of time, I was drawn to a dude ranch kind of getaway. When I discovered that there was a girls' week at this ranch, my curiosity was piqued. After I spent some time on their website, I was sold! That same day (Mid-August) i called and guaranteed my stay. Since I was alone, I was assigned my own cabin, and it was beautiful! Nothing rustic there! The package was all-inclusive, with opportunities for great food and adult beverages pretty much any time. I was assigned a horse for the week and opportunities to take a refresher class, go out on a morning ride, then an afternoon ride, and never lift a finger unless I wanted to. The ranch has a close knit staff of wranglers who make each guest feel like they've known us a long time. Each night there was some kind of relaxation opportunity from bonfire tales to saloon karaoke and live band. Kay, the barkeep, went wherever the party was with our favorite beverages, which she had memorized after the first night, along with all out names. The week went by way too fast, and I could have done both girl's weeks if I'd had the time! While the ranch in summer season holds about 60 guests, the girls' weeks entertain about 25 women of all legal ages. This will definitely be my go to September adventure next year as well!
We stayed here in June 2016 and four months later we still pine for RHM. My 5 year old son still talks about the friends he made and says he misses his horse Brody! You can run out of superlatives to describe how amazing RHM is. All I can do is just back up everything the other reviewers say. Shortly after we returned I emailed Cory to thank him and all of the staff for making our vacation so special. It isn't just a vacation it's a life experience. A return visit is a certainty.
Great vacation! Riding in the morning then lots of options in the afternoon that includes more riding, fishing, archery, clay shooting, bike riding, etc... means lots of choices for everyone. The food was great. The staff was enthusiastic and bent over backwards to ensure a fabulous vacation. I can see why some people come every year!!! I'd definitely come back!