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The Ultimate Travel Guide for Dad

The Ultimate Travel Guide for Dad

Most heterosexual dads don't always get their way when it comes to vacation spot choices. This is usually because a woman, with other ideas of what equals fun, does most of the planning (and that's how she likes it). Sure, some of us ladies think about the men in our lives when planning our holidays. While we're pre-booking our spa appointments, we wonder if he would ever consider getting a facial? We worry that he might be upset that the SPF we got for the trip has a shimmer effect. And after we've hung up the phone with the concierge, we realize we should have probably checked which sports channels were available at the hotel. Oh, he'll be fine.

But with Father's Day just around the corner, why not plan a vacation spot specifically with Dad in mind? Something rustic and manly. Somewhere he will get to do really macho things because he thinks you think that's hot. And when he thinks he's hot, he is.

Our lovely friend Michelle from Azurine Travel is back, and she has mapped out some of the most masculine yet beautiful places for you to consider as a treat for Dad.

* Don't worry ladies and kiddies, Michelle has made sure that while Dad will be feeling like it's all for him and his manly ways, there are goodies at each place for you, too.

THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK, MONTANA

 
The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana are individually furnished and a spacious 630-810 square feet. Each tented cottage has a private bathroom, gas fireplace, screened-in porch and deck fronting Rock Creek.

Activities Offered:  Horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking and mountain biking.

More Options: The Ranch at Rock Creek is home to deer, elk, moose, wolves, coyotes, beavers and more. If you’re a bird watcher, you’ll enjoy sightings of hawks and eagles. Drop the little ones off at Little Grizzlies Kids Club, to explore the outdoors with trained staff. The Silver Dollar Saloon provides a comfortable, authentically western environment and an abundance of entertainment options.

VIEW THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK'S WEBSITE >>

     

 

C LAZY U, COLORADO


The C Lazy U has been an authentic guest ranch since 1919 and is just a 2-hour drive from Denver, Colorado. Located in the shadow of Rocky Mountain National Park, guests can experience the real American West.

Activities Offered: Renowned for their signature horseback riding programs, expert guides lead mountain trail rides and give lessons on everything from basic skills, to cattle pushing. Summertime offers fly fishing trap shooting, archery, hiking, biking and a host of other outdoor activities on the property, while golf, white water rafting and hot air ballooning are available nearby.

More Options: The ranch features dessert-making workshops with expert pastry chefs, wine and food pairing classes, and spa treatments like the ‘Cowboy Soak’, a relaxing moonlit bath in deep copper tubs overlooking the creek. Their excellent children and teen programs include horseback riding, archery, scavenger hunts, fishing, cookouts, hay rides, white water rafting and checking out a local rodeo.

VIEW C LAZY U'S WEBSITE >>

 

   

BRUSH CREEK RANCH, WYOMING

Brush Creek Ranch is located on 15,000 acres of Wyoming wilderness, and offers the ultimate in rustic elegance.

Activities Offered: From fly fishing in a private section of the North Platte, to equestrian programs such as trail riding, cattle drives, roping and bull riding lessons, guests get a genuine western ranch experience. Dads can enjoy a ropes course or zip-line, rock climbing walls and a comprehensive indoor sports facility with basketball, volleyball, an arcade and more.

More Options: Moms may opt to join the outdoor yoga classes, or try out one of the unique massage treatments in a private teepee incorporating burning sage and lavender mist. The kids’ programs have an educational slant, focusing on arts & crafts, stream and pond ecology, American Bison tracking and visits to an original turn-of-the-century homestead. Families will delight in barbeques at the Chuck Wagon with bluegrass music or a mountaintop picnic.

VIEW BRUSH CREEK RANCH'S WEBSITE >>


 

       

DUNTON HOT SPRINGS, COLORADO

Established in 1885, Dunton, Colorado was a mining settlement that grew over the years then was deserted by 1918. This former ghost town is now a charming guest ranch with twelve renovated log cabins, some dating from the 1880s and even the original General Store. All the cabins are hand-built and, in some cases, by the original miners themselves. Opening this summer, the Cresto Ranch located four miles from Dunton along the Dolores River comprises eight comfortable canvas tents.

Activities Offered: Active pursuits such as horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or mountaineering in the San Juan Mountains, rock climbing and rafting are all possible.

More Options: Those who prefer a less strenuous holiday will appreciate wildflower walks, photography and fine arts lessons or soaks in the therapeutic hot springs ranging from 85-106 degrees.

VIEW DUNTON HOT SPRING'S WEBSITE >>
 




       

STOWE MOUNTAIN LODGE, VERMONT

Stowe Mountain Lodge, located at the base of Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont, the lodge is one of the top ski destinations in the northeast. It is equally as enjoyable in the spring and summer as it is during winter.

Activities Offered: Famed for the championship 18-hole mountain golf course designed by Bob Cupp, the beautifully manicured greens wind around a lake, brooks and hardwood forests while nestled between Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. The 21,000 square foot spa has a remarkable list of treatments and fitness options including craniosacral therapies and golf evaluations.

More Options: The best feature is the kid’s spa services – yes children over six are not only welcome at the spa, but the hotel has tailored treatments geared for the younger set. 

* Moomah Reader Exclusive: Daily full breakfast for two per room and a $100 resort credit.

View Stowe Mountain Lodge's Website >>

 

 

   

SIWASH LAKE RANCH, CANADA

Surrounded by 80,000 acres of British Columbia’s cowboy country, the Siwash Lake Ranch offers authentic frontier accommodations from ranch house suites to a log barn loft and canvas cabins.

Activities Offered: Their Synergy with Horses is noted as one of the best riding experiences in North America, with private guides and programs tailored to each guest’s ability. For a truly special adventure, try a safari on horseback, tracking cougar, coyote, bear, moose, deer and beaver or learn rodeo tricks like barrel racing and pole bending.

More Options: Guests can relax on the many hammocks around the property and at the Sigh-wash Spa, in a canvas tent, set in an Aspen grove offering holistic treatments using all natural products. Kids enjoy scavenger hunts and helping out on the ranch’s garden and farm, picking berries, collecting eggs and feeding the animals.


VIEW SIWASH LAKE RANCH'S WEBSITE >>

 

 

   


* PLEASE NOTE: to take advantage Moomah Reader Offers, trips must be booked through Azurine Travel.

BOOK YOUR TRIP THROUGH AZURINE TRAVEL NOW >>

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