5 Sensi unici per famiglie Festeggia al Vee Bar Pubblicato novembre 30, 2018
L'inverno è un bel tempo per visitare il ranch! Anche se c'è un brivido in aria, l'esterno è un avventuroso, invitando luogo di essere. Non c'è niente come l'aria fresca invernale soprattutto quando c'è così tanto da fare! La vostra famiglia potrebbe essere dovuto al trascorrere del tempo insieme questo inverno, ecco un elenco di 5 cose che i vostri bambini si ricorderanno per sempre!
- Andare su un giro in carrozza trainata da cavalli. Il nostro team di Percherons, Goliath and Decker, mettere un nuovo significato per cavalli di potenza! Essere su un carro trainato da un gruppo di cavalli evoca spesso fino sentimenti nostalgici di ciò che sarebbe come vivere in “vecchi tempi”, quando non c'erano automobili. Durante i mesi invernali, portare una coperta per impostare sul grembo di tutti e preparatevi per una 20-30 giro minuto attraverso i prati Vee Bar. Al ritorno alla storica lodge principale, voi stessi aiutare a una tazza di cioccolata calda gratuita.
- Visita le capre, mini asino di cavalli e bambino. Il Vee Bar ha una sua versione di uno zoo. Due capre amichevoli, Annie & fastidioso, passeggiare per i terreni intorno alla stalla e recinti. Sono sempre per una buona rub! I mini asini vengono anche alla recinzione per arrivare passanti da distribuire alcuni buoni animali domestici!
- Portare una slitta o prendere in prestito uno dal Vee Bar. Non ci sono molte colline sul Vee Bar, ma la nostra famiglia è riuscita a trovare un paio veri luoghi processato e. Mentre l'inverno avanza, ci sono alcune derive che sono perfetti per un breve giro di emozione. Un'altra collina si trova in uno dei pascoli cavallo, e fintanto che v'è una certa neve fresca, è un posto divertente e vicino alla slitta. Quando la neve è scarsa al ranch, le montagne invitano. La nostra famiglia può dire alcuni dei nostri posti preferiti per andare! Ci vogliono solo circa 15 minuti per arrivare a qualsiasi numero di grandi colline!
- giochi da tavolo sera, giochi di carte, e un bagno nella vasca idromassaggio all'aperto. Alla fine della giornata, molte famiglie che visitano il ranch si trovano assorbiti in giochi da tavolo del John Wayne Saloon. Alla Vee Bar, Non ci sono televisori nelle cabine, così le famiglie sono attratti da altre forme di intrattenimento, e il tempo di qualità insieme. Forse si vuole sfidarsi nel corso di un gioco di Monopoli, o le mele alle mele, Battleships, una partita a biliardo, o insegnare ai vostri bambini come giocare una partita amichevole di poker. Quando i giochi sono fatti, prendere la famiglia per un bagno nella vasca idromassaggio all'aperto, e conta le stelle. Poi ritirarsi nella vostra suite in riva al fiume o cabina, riscaldata da un camino a gas, e letto a castello per la notte.
- Campfire con S'mores! La scorsa primavera la Vee Bar ricostruito il pozzo del fuoco, nel prato davanti al lodge. Con l'acquisto di un Ranch Escape Package, un fuoco e s'mores sono parte del pacchetto. Ma, se siete qui solo per un paio di notti, è ancora possibile portare i propri legna da ardere e s'mores torrefazione forniture e aiutare se stessi a fossa.
Ovviamente, ci sono molti, molte altre cose da fare durante la vostra visita al Vee Bar Guest Ranch! Sci alpino e racchette da neve sono altre attività popolari, e molte famiglie cenare presso il Vee Bar almeno una notte durante il loro soggiorno. Controlla il nostro B&B Speciali & Pacchetti Pagina per occasioni di famiglia, altre idee, e ulteriori informazioni!
Spring Calving at the Vee Bar Pubblicato maggio 25, 2018
La primavera nel Wyoming significa abbondanza del nostro famoso vento e qualche tempesta di neve tra i giorni così luminosi e soleggiati,,en,possiamo quasi assaggiarlo,,en,Significa anche parto,,en,una stagione a parte qui nel Wyoming e al Vee Bar Ranch,,en,Le mucche che cavalcherete durante l'estate sono state impegnate a fare la cosa più naturale che faranno per tutta la vita,,en,Ma anche nei ranch che visiterai,,en,c'è più di un modo per inaugurare una nuova vita,,en,Prima di tutto,,en,calve è sia un verbo che un sostantivo,,en,che può diventare un po 'confuso,,en,Descrive sia l'atto del parto che l'animale stesso,,en,Il periodo dell'anno in cui i vitelli della mandria vengono selezionati molti mesi fa,,en,giorni prima del giorno di nascita,,en,secondo la media,,en, we can almost taste it. It also means calving, a season of its own here in Wyoming and at the Vee Bar Ranch. The cows that you will be riding amongst during the summer have been busy doing the most natural thing they will do their whole lives. But even on the ranches you will be visiting, there is more than one way to usher in new life.
First of all, calve is both a verb and a noun, which can get a little confusing. It describes both the act of giving birth and the actual animal itself. The time of year that the herd calves is picked many months ago, 283 days before the birth day, according to the average. L'allevamento avviene durante l'estate per,,en,cicli per aumentare le possibilità di concepimento,,en,il che significa che l'intervallo di date per il parto dura almeno due mesi,,en,La maggior parte degli allevatori in questa zona,,en,noi stessi inclusi,,en,pratica "parto primaverile" a partire da gennaio fino a marzo,,en,Questo periodo dell'anno è preferito dagli allevatori che vogliono massimizzare le dimensioni dei vitelli per la vendita al mercato in autunno,,en,È anche preferito perché il terreno è duro e ghiacciato,,en,riducendo il rischio di infezioni o lesioni da "terreno inzuppato". È impegnativo perché durante questi mesi la maggior parte delle nostre nevicate per l'anno,,en,è abbastanza comune controllare le mucche durante una bufera di neve o una tempesta,,en 2-3 cycles to increase the chances of conception, o 65-70 days, which means the range of dates for calving runs at least two months.
Most ranchers in this area, ourselves included, practice “spring calving” starting as early as January and running into March. This time of the year is preferred by ranchers who want to maximize the size of the calves for selling at the market in the fall. It is also preferred because the ground is hard and frozen, reducing the risk of infections or injuries from “soggy soil.” It is challenging because we get the majority of our snowfall for the year during these months, making it pretty common to be checking cows during a blizzard or storm. E quei bambini potrebbero farsi una doccia calda nella dependance vicino al recinto,,en,nessun scherzo,,en,o asciugamani e un fienile riparato,,en,Proprio alla fine,,en,La zootecnia ha alcuni colpi di scena insoliti,,en,Da due a quattro volte al giorno,,en,e ancora di più per le prime madri,,en,chiamati giovenche,,en,la mandria è controllata tutto il giorno,,en,Alcuni ranch assumono qualcuno per farlo,,en,di solito i bambini del ranch dell'università di Laramie,,en,A volte è un gioco di carte notturno e una bottiglia di whisky,,en,o altre tradizioni mantenute dalle generazioni di cowboy e allevatori che sono venuti prima,,en,Nel Wyoming,,en,è un rito di passaggio,,en,oltre ad essere una pratica annuale,,en,è più spesso composto da giochi di Uno e sveglie spente e accese per tutta la notte,,en,lasciato nelle mani di Brent e altri amici e familiari che vengono a stare in aiuto,,en (no joke!) or towels and a sheltered barn, at the very least. Animal husbandry has some unusual twists!
Two to four times a day (and even more for first-time mothers, called heifers) the herd is checked around the clock. Some ranches hire someone to do it, usually ranch kids from the university in Laramie. Sometimes it’s an all-night card game and a bottle of whiskey, or other traditions kept by the generations of cowboys and ranchers that have come before. In Wyoming, it’s a rite of passage, as well as being a yearly practice.
Qui al Vee Bar, it’s more often comprised of games of Uno and alarm clocks off and on all night, left in the hands of Brent and other friends and family members who come stay to help out. I calvi,,en,è anche un nome per descrivere le mani che controllano il processo,,en,di solito stare nel "camper",,en,"O gli alloggi del rimorchio per cavalli qui nel ranch,,en,Potresti trovare Brent là fuori o il suo amico,,en,chi porta con sé il figlio di 6 anni,,en,Non passerà molto tempo prima che Bailey si alzi ogni poche ore,,en,controllando le mucche con suo padre,,en,Abbiamo discusso,,en,piccoli in questa stagione,,en,non piccola impresa,,en,Nel nostro ranch vicino,,en,fanno le cose in modo diverso,,en,Hecht Creek Ranch pratica "parto estivo" con il loro sentito parlare di bovini pelosi delle Highland,,en,Nel loro caso,,en,c'è molto poco da parto notturno,,en,perché le temperature non sono sotto zero,,en,E mentre i loro vitelli possono essere più piccoli al momento del mercato in autunno,,en,tradizionalmente hanno meno decessi e risparmi nei costi del fieno,,en (it’s also a noun to describe the hands that monitor the process) usually stay in the “camper,” or the living quarters of the horse trailer here on the ranch. You might find Brent out there or his friend, Kelly, who brings along his 6-year old son. It won’t be long before Bailey will be up every few hours, checking cows with her dad. We have calved about 60 little ones this season, no small feat.
At our neighboring ranch, they do things differently. Hecht Creek Ranch practices “summer calving” with their heard of hairy Highland cattle. In their case, there is very little night calving, because temperatures are not sub-zero. And while their calves may be smaller at market time in the fall, they traditionally have less death loss and save money in hay costs, approfittando dell'erba alta per le mamme per allattare i bambini a un peso elevato,,en,Ad ogni modo lo affettiamo,,en,potrebbe essere necessario tirare i vitelli che stanno avendo problemi nascendo o aiutare le mamme oi vitelli lungo il processo,,en,Alcune persone portano anche le mucche nel fienile a partorire,,en,E poi è necessario determinare se i vitelli e le mamme sono sani,,en,se i vitelli stanno allattando,,en,e altre sorprese lungo la strada che sono familiari ai nuovi genitori,,en,Presto,,en,queste tempeste di neve e le lunghe ore che aiutano la nostra mandria a portare nella nuova generazione si sentiranno come un tempo fa,,en,Guarderemo il fiume sorgere con la neve che si scioglie sulle montagne,,en,l'erba diventa più verde,,en,e fiori selvatici e uccelli iniziano a fare le loro apparizioni,,en,Per quando li vedi,,en.
Either way you slice it, you may have to pull the calves that are having troubles being born or help the mamas or the calves along in the process. Some folks even bring the cows in the barn to calve. And then you need to determine if the calves and mamas are healthy, if the calves are nursing, and other surprises along the way that are familiar to new parents.
Soon, these snowstorms and long hours helping our herd bring in the new generation will feel like a long time ago. We will watch the river rise with the melting snow in the mountains, the grass get greener, and wildflowers and birds starting to make their appearances. By the time you see them, i vitelli prenderanno a calci e giocheranno nei nuovi verdi pascoli,,en,E anche noi,,en,Lo sapevate,,en,In estate è possibile visitare il Vee Bar Guest Ranch e aiutare i bovini da allevamento o da allevamento,,en,Leggi di più sul nostro,,en,pacchetti e tariffe estive,,en,guarda il nostro,,en,programma estivo di esempio,,en,per pianificare la tua visita,,en,Articolo scritto da Gina Sigel,,en,Collaboratore del blog di Vee Bar Guest Ranch,,en. And so will we.
Did you know? You can visit the Vee Bar Guest Ranch in the summer and help herd cattle or team pen cattle! Read more about our summer packages and rates, view our sample summer schedule, e contattaci to plan your visit!
Article written by Gina Sigel, Vee Bar Guest Ranch Blog Contributor
Your Event at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch Posted March 5, 2018
If the walls of the lodge could tell a story, that story would include a cross-section of travelers, many of whom were at the Vee Bar celebrating a momentous occasion. Some of the most memorable events at the ranch include graduation parties, birthday parties, retirement dinners, celebrations of life, family reunions, weddings, anniversary parties (which can be much like a wedding!), and much more. Many guests at the Vee Bar find themselves at the ranch to celebrate reaching a milestone, and others want to treat some special guests to a nice weekend or dinner getaway where they can experience true western Wyoming hospitality.
Qui al Vee Bar, we love to host events! We enjoy helping to plan a memorable, nice yet rustic event that your guests will remember with fondness. There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter template that we use to plan your event. Instead, we work with you to create a menu, schedule of activities, and ambiance that is as unique as the event itself!
Maybe you would like to rent the ranch for half a day to play horseshoes, corn hole, volleyball, rope the dummy-calf, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy some appetizers, or make it a lunch or dinner! Do you want a casual, Fall picnic barbecue, or a candlelight steak dinner? No matter the occasion, we can work with you to tailor the experience to your desires!
Call us or email with your requests, questions, and to make a reservation!
Written by Kari Kilmer
Horse Shopping for a Dude Horse Pubblicato Giugno 7, 2017
Dude horses are varied in their level of training, breeds, and confirmation. The best quality for our dude horses to have is a mellow disposition and the willingness to adjust weekly to having a new (mostly beginner) rider on their back. Guests come to the ranch ready to enjoy their vacation for a variety of reasons, but usually it’s the attraction to horses and ranch life that is their initial draw. Families come hoping that there is something for everyone, that everyone has a safe horse experience, and maybe for a little thrill-seeking. Dude horses at the Vee Bar have a unique set of criteria to make it as a guest horse. Not all ranches offer loping horseback rides, but we do at the Vee Bar. It takes a GREAT horse to be able to lope safely in a group with a guest on their back who knows how to do minimal speed control and steering.
One quality that we look for in horses that we purchase is what the horse-world calls a “soft eye” and a level head. In other words, if a horse is walking around, nearly prancing, with its head high in the air it will have a tendency to be excitable and antsy. A horse with a soft eye is one that is very inviting to human presence and is usually calmer to be with on the ground, which also means they are more even tempered when a rider is on their back.
Age is of some importance. A horse that is too young lacks life experiences that come with being a trail horse. Even though it may be very broke and quite reliable, it is not really proven until it has been exposed to “scary things” on the trail. Good examples might be coming up on a pack-donkey in the mountains when it has otherwise never been exposed to a donkey. When the donkey has a huge monstrosity on its back, it may look like a monster to the horse. The horse will have a choice of reactions: get away as quick as possible, or trust his rider to steer him past it, even if it is with caution. Horses are usually mature around 7 o 8 anni, some older, some younger. By then you will probably be able to predict (somewhat) how that horse will react to certain situations.
I mentioned confirmation as a quality that we do not shop for, but that is only half true. Certain confirmation traits come with certain breeds. Sometimes we need to shop for horses with a lot of muscle to make sure it is strong. A horse that is wider across the chest, “thick-boned,” and has good feet will sometimes experience fewer injuries than a finer-boned, tall, lanky horse. Horses with good straight legs and appropriately proportioned bodies are also important. There is a lot to the confirmation category, so let’s just say that we don’t shop for confirmation to have good-for-breeding bloodlines, but rather shop for traits that are practical for our uses!
A Quick Ride Can Tell a Lot!
In most cases we ride horses before we purchase them. When riding them there is a lot you can tell about their manners. Horses that are trained to rein and stop easily are a must. E, if they show signs of being too stubborn to leave their barn or friends, they are going to be at least that stubborn when they come home. We also do not want horses that need an hour of riding before they are calm enough for a guest to be on their back. We want to be able to saddle them, get on them immediately, and begin a nice calm ride. There are a lot of horses that are not like this and need some exercise before they are ready to behave themselves and pay attention to their rider.
Even though you would like to take all horse-sellers at their word, it is not always possible. For one thing, even if they tell the truth, many horse-sellers have never seen their horse react to someone who has never ridden before. Some horses immediately take advantage of a beginner rider while others stick to their training. E, only WE know our ranch operation and what will be asked of the horses.
When a Horse Arrives at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch
When the new horses arrive at the ranch, they are usually kept in the corrals close to the barn for a couple days. This is to keep an eye on them to make sure that they do not come with a disease that will infect the rest of our herd. It also gives them a couple days to settle down in their new surroundings, learn where “home” is, and allows us to introduce them to the herd when the time is right.
Not all horses have experienced large herd living. One time we bought two horses that had never been out of their stalls, except to be ridden in an arena or on trails through a sparsely populated neighborhood. In that case, we rely on the rest of our herd to show the new horses how to cross water, maneuver through the holes and rocks in the meadows, and where to find the barn when they are wrangled. We prefer to introduce the new horses to the herd while in the meadow. We may keep them in neighboring corrals for a couple hours to sniff noses and learn that each other are there. (Note, there is a safe, tall, all wooden fence between the two groups at this time—NO WIRE as that is a recipe for some injured horses.)
Now the Riding Begins
Then the riding begins, and that is when we start to learn about the horses that we have purchased, and expose them to all things Vee Bar! We take them on rides in the meadows and see how they react to seeing our trails for the first time, how they handle water crossings, and if they easily and calmly walk, trot, and lope. We do not put guests on them until we feel VERY comfortable with them and feel like we know them well. If we do not know the horse well, it is harder to tell a guest how to ride it when all we have to go on is the body-language that the horses is exhibiting.
The Vee Bar takes great pride in its’ horse herd. It may not come as a surprise to hear that there are quite a few horses that we purchase that never become guest horses. We hold our horses to high standards. After a period of time, if we feel that the horse will not ever become a dude horse, we will resell the horse to someone that we feel will benefit from it. The Vee Bar horses are often under-appreciated, but they could arguably be the most valuable ranch asset!!
Progetto di Cavalli alla Vee Bar,en Posted March 22, 2017
Goliath and Decker’s Story
Less than 100 years ago, America relied heavily on horses for transportation and work. With the invention and widespread use of cars and tractors, the need for horses greatly diminished. Adesso, farms and ranches that use draft horses for work are rarely found, and the hobby is described as a lost art. però, there is still a nostalgic feeling that most of us get when we see a strong team of sturdy horses pulling a wagon, or decked out in their flashy harness.
You can imagine when the Vee Bar wranglers catch two huge Percherons, harness them up, and hook them onto a wagon, guests are quite awed by the… well, awesomeness… of the team! The Vee Bar Percherons tower over the other horses in the corral, and they are not hard to spot, because of their pure black color, and their sheer size. These big dudes go by the names Goliath and Decker. No, their names don’t go together like most team horses do, like Butch and Sunny, or Daisy and May, or Sampson and Goliath, or Black and Decker. These guys don’t have matching names because their story is somewhat unique.
We purchased Goliath with his partner Sampson when they were 3 e 4 anni. Brent and Kari put a lot of time and work into making them a great team, and they were young enough that they needed regular work. Kari and Brent took them to Colorado when they lived there in order to work with them consistently through the winter. Both horses, but especially Goliath, would lunge into the harness when he was first hooked to the wagon so the start was a bit rough! They did not like to stand still while they were hooked onto something either. Kari and Brent hooked Sampson and Goliath to every piece of farm equipment that was available—plows, wagons, drags, e più! The horses would work up a good sweat and then Kari and Brent would make them stand… and stand… and stand. Eventually they came to appreciate standing more. By the following summer, Sampson and Goliath and Kari and Brent were a great match. però, in his free time Sampson was a regular Houdini and eventually, he got himself into a mess he could not get out of, and Kari and Brent could not help.
The search was on for a new team, or a new partner for Goliath. Sometimes it is quite difficult to pair two horses together and expect them to be a team, unless they have worked together since a young age. Goliath ended up getting matched with two or three more partners. Although they pulled okay together, they were certainly not friends and they did not socialize in the same “circles” when they were turned out. (Yes, horses do that!) To complicate matters, Goliath had two abscesses two summers in a row. We decided that it was time to get a new team, so we purchased a very gentle team, Black and Decker. Black was older than Decker but both were very nice, middle-aged horses, which now matched Goliath’s age. We wasted no time hooking them up, and getting to know them once we had them at the ranch. Black ended up with a condition that was treated by an equine chiropractor. The condition caused dis-coordination in his legs which made it unsafe for him to be hooked to a wagon. One day, out of urgent necessity, we decided that we needed to use Goliath and Decker together and try to make them a permanent team. It was quickly apparent that Goliath had finally found his new team mate, who was also his friend. These guys have been paired together for three years now and they get along, both while hitched to equipment and out in the meadows! Così, that’s the story about how Goliath and Decker came to be!
La Vee Bar offre gite in carro settimanalmente come parte del pacchetto ranch di ospite d'estate,en. To learn more about wagon rides the rest of the year, view information here.
Video Contest,en!! Pubblicato Gennaio 26, 2017
Send us your best Vee Bar Guest Ranch video for our first video contest! A winning video will be selected in each of the following categories: Kids Say It Best, Life’s Special Moments, Laughter is the Best Medicine, and People’s Choice. The winners will receive a $200 credit to use towards a stay at the Vee Bar. The winning video will be added to our Vee Bar You Tube Channel and will be featured in our newsletter, Hoofprints! It is likely that video submissions will fit in more than one category, so it will be judged in the category that we determine to be the most fitting. The top five videos (across any/all categories) will be selected to be judged for the People’s Choice Award.
- Deadline to submit videos: Settembre 15, 2017
- Videos must be in .mov or .mp4 format when they are submitted.
- Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
- Prize vouchers expire 9/1/2018.
- I vincitori saranno annunciati prima di ottobre 1 tramite il blog Vee Bar e nel numero di ottobre della newsletter elettronica, “Hoofprints.”
- I video nominati per scelta popolare saranno selezionati entro metà ottobre, then voting will go live to determine the winner. vincitore del Popolo Scelta sarà annunciato nel mese di novembre.
- Videos do not need to be filmed at the Vee Bar, but they need to be about the Vee Bar.
- There is no cash value for the $200 voucher; it must be used towards lodging at the Vee Bar. The voucher can’t be used towards merchandise.
- One video entry per household is allowed.
Here is what you need to do:
- Start gathering and editing your favorite videos (maybe you want to enlist your kids to help!)
- Submit your videos al concorso entro settembre 15, 2017!
- Stay tuned to see the selected winning videos!
**By submitting your video, you are giving the Vee Bar permission to use it in social media, on the Vee Bar’s website, and through any other channels the Vee Bar feels are appropriate.**
Submit videos to Dropbox at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/Ua41cJBFTOckFOd23Zbg
Un tocco di Paese in Vee Bar Alloggi,en Pubblicato Gennaio 12, 2017
Per ottenere il nuovo anno ha iniziato con il piede giusto, Ho pensato di darvi una sneak peek di anteprima di un progetto enorme che abbiamo lavorato nel corso degli ultimi due mesi! Le suite lungo il fiume erano dovuti per alcuni nuovi letti, e in alcuni casi, nuovo arredamento, e nuove tende. Dopo aver fatto un bel po 'di shopping in giro, abbiamo trovato una selezione di biancheria da fornitori diversi che erano conformi con il nostro Paese / tema di cabina. Abbiamo messo insieme che con le tende su misura, federe, e opere di artisti locali e abbiamo risultati molto soddisfacenti! Ecco alcune foto della suite con una riva del fiume, preso dal mio telefono un paio di giorni fa.
Molti altri aggiornamenti si sono verificati a sistemazioni di Vee Bar l'nell'ultimo anno. Nelle suite Riverside, gli ospiti troveranno nuovi riscaldatori baia nei bagni, nuovo tappeto in metà delle unità, nuove stufe a gas in alcune unità, nuovi pavimenti del bagno, nuove porte dello schermo sulle cabine più grandi, e più.
La prossima fase di questo progetto è quello di ottenere alcune grandi foto da condividere con voi sul nostro sito e, purtroppo,, che è ancora un work in progress!
Il Vee Bar Guest Ranch è orgoglioso di nostra proprietà, alloggi, e servizi. Ci impegniamo sempre per il meglio! Venite a vedere di persona! Contattaci per verificare la disponibilità, se siete alla ricerca di un breve weekend o una equitazione vacanze! Non vediamo l'ora di sentire da voi!
Cosa aspettarsi dalla tua esperienza Wyoming Dude Ranch al Vee Bar Pubblicato dicembre 21, 2016
Se siete come milioni di altre persone, non avete mai sperimentato un ranch prima, and if you are reading this you are intrigued by the allure of a western experience. Dude ranches became popular in the 1900’s when guests from the east, chiamati tizi, came to visit ranches in the west to experience the ranching lifestyle. Guests would stay for weeks or months at a time before returning to the east coast, but not before they made friendships that would keep them and future generations coming back for years! Now times have changed and travel has never been easier. If a dude ranch experience was revitalizing in the mid-1900’s, it is exponentially more valuable in our fast-paced twenty-first century society. Demands are placed on us and our families now more than ever. We are perhaps the most connected, yet disconnected, generation. Technology keeps us connected to each other, yet it’s the very thing that drives us into a secluded world of our own. If you don’t think a dude ranch vacation is for you, here is why it IS the vacation for you!
- “Reconnect” with the world around you and the ones you love. If you are one of those people who has to check your phone immediately when you get a notification of a text, e-mail, or Facebook message, you are probably like most other Americans! And it’s probably true that most members of your family are the same way! How strange is it that we have hundreds of Facebook friends, but many people could run into those friends at the grocery store and wouldn’t say hi? There is nothing that compares to personal relationships. With no televisions and limited access to internet and cell phone coverage, families have to set phones aside and find something else to do! They soon find that possibilities are endless. When they aren’t out on a horseback ride, they are tubing the river, playing board games, pesca, e più. Parents who come to the Vee Bar Guest Ranch often say, “I have never seen my kids sit down together and play board games or cards!”
- Kids learn a new kind of entertainment. Parents that I talk to on the phone most often worry about what the kids will do, especially if they don’t really “take to” horseback riding. A dude ranch vacation is exactly the type of vacation those families need! Kids are too used to being entertained and not used to using their creative genius to find things to do. In Nature, the possibilities are endless and once kids are free to explore, it is amazing what they come up with! Usually kids (even those who are timid and scared of riding) enjoy riding much more than their parents think! Ma, when the kids are not riding they are playing tag, exploring the ranch, spending extra time at the barn with the animals, playing pool, tubing the river, playing on the swing set, and then suddenly, there is not much time left in the day!!
- Adventure! Fun is on the menu at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch! With an array of activities to do, the adventurous spirit can take hold! Not only are there a lot of activities (and new ones each season), there are activities that many guests have never done before. Whether it is horseback riding, tiro al piattello, or roping, guests are sure to experience something new and different. Whether it’s the thrill of having some risk involved, or the concentration it takes to try something technical (swinging a rope is not as easy as it looks!) that arouses your adventurous side, you can do it at the Vee Bar. E, when was the last time you tried something new?
- Cavalli! A horse is a horse, right? Think again! Maybe this should have been number one, but many people would not guess that when they make their reservations! Visitors at the Vee Bar do not need to have any prior riding experience to have a successful riding vacation. The riding program at the Vee Bar is quite diverse, and suitable for everybody from beginners to advanced riders. With that said, the majority of guests have no idea what kind of bond they will create with their horse. Guests are matched with one horse for the duration of their stay and many of them think that their horse will be a mode of transportation from point A to point B. What they do not realize is the personality that the horse has, and what a friend their horse becomes! Another blog topic will be more about the horses, because there really is a strict set of criteria that the Vee Bar uses to find and train good horses. More on that another time…
- Advice straight from the horse’s mouth! Every summer, about 60-70% of business is made up of either guests who are returning for another visit OR people who heard about the Vee Bar from someone who has been to the ranch. Così, when I asked our Facebook followers what they would tell potential guests about the top reasons to visit the Vee Bar, they were happy to chime in! Here is what a few of them said:
“You will create wonderful memories that will stay with you forever! That and the fact that the food is awesome, the people so welcoming and the scenery is breathtaking! Best holiday ever!!! Love the Thompsons (UK) oops sorry that’s 4 (reasons)!!” ~O. Thompson
“I am sitting here with my dad and his brother both of whom joined my husband, our three kids and my mom on our summer trip to the Vee Bar. I spent four years in Laramie as a kid when my dad was working at the university. There is nothing quite like the beauty of Wyoming, especially on horseback. My family still talks about the ‘best vacation we ever took!’” ~L. Vargas
“It’s the most beautiful place to tap into your inner cowgirl/cowboy and recharge your spirit. Plus having ridden many horses in my life, they have the best most responsive horses anywhere.” ~T. Clark
These were only the first few to respond. There were SOOOO many more! To view them on Facebook, try clicking this link.
There ya go! It doesn’t get any better than that!
The Best in Western Photography is here! Pubblicato Giugno 22, 2016
Western Photography Workshop
15% discount if you sign up by July 7!
The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is excited to announce the first annual Stoecklein Photography Workshop at the ranch September 23-26, 2016. Drew e Taylor Stoecklein sono noti fotografi occidentali e esperti nel loro campo. Il Vee Bar Guest Ranch è il luogo perfetto occidentale, con il Laramie fiume Little tessendo la sua strada attraverso la proprietà e la gamma Snowy Mountains come sfondo. Insieme la Vee Bar Guest Ranch e Fotografia Stoecklein stanno offrendo il meglio del meglio!
The Vee Bar Guest Ranch, located in southeast Wyoming, 20 km a ovest di Laramie, Wyoming, è un ranch di ospite d'estate a conduzione familiare e un bed and breakfast inverno,en. Il lodge principale storico, risalente al 1891 as a stage coach stop. Adesso, ci sono un totale di nove cabine per gli ospiti, oltre alle camere nel lodge principale. cabine di charme con servizi moderni offrono agli ospiti i comfort di casa, e lo scrosciare delle acque poco Laramie fiume forniscono la perfetta ninnananna notte. Il lodge principale serve come la sala da pranzo dove gli ospiti godono deliziosi pasti cucinati in casa. Il John Wayne Saloon è un bar ben fornito con un tavolo da biliardo, giochi da tavolo, e carte. Gli ospiti godono di altre attività e servizi al ranch, tra cui una vasca idromassaggio all'aperto, pozzi a ferro di cavallo, archery, trapshooting, equitazione, pesca, and other seasonal activities.
studenti Stoecklein Fotografia acquisiranno ispirazione da Drew e Taylor Stoecklein per catturare cowboy vita reale e cowgirls in un ambiente autentico occidentale. il fascino di David Stoecklein con il patrimonio ranch del West lo ha portato a fare amicizia, and subsequently photograph, the men and women still breathing life into the mythical figure of the cowboy. David’s passion for preserving the traditions and beliefs of the country’s honest, hard-working cowboys and cowgirls gradually earned him their respect. With that respect came an open invitation to share in their lives, and the great responsibility to honor their trust.
David has materialized the Spirit of the West for generations to come. He has preserved millions of images, produced many books, calendars, prints and cards. Now David’s sons, Drew e Taylor sono orgogliosi di continuare a condividere l'eredità del padre. Drew Stoecklein ha scelto un percorso che lo ha portato in tutto il mondo su incarichi per i clienti commerciali ed editoriali, both as a cinematographer/photographer and as a sponsored athlete. Spending time behind the lens and also in front of the camera has given him a valuable perspective for capturing unique and eye-catching images. Drew’s first book, Seasons of the Steelhead, produced in 2011, received the coveted Best Book of the Year Award from the American Fly Fishing Trade Association. Drew’s biggest thrill is delivering unforgettable imagery to all of his clients.
Taylor Stoecklein grew up learning to love the ways of the western lifestyle. Having assisted his father on photo shoots from the age of 15, Taylor developed a passion for photography and capturing the American West through his own eyes. He combined his enthusiasm of the western way of life with his education by competing in rodeos throughout college while attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Taylor then continued his education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he truly refined his photography skills. Taylor now travels the country taking photos for major companies.
To learn more and sign up for the first annual Stoecklein Photography Workshop at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, click here!
Ritiro per la Vee Bar Guest Ranch! Posted March 14, 2014
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled family vacation, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch has it all! The ranch’s location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. With the Snowy Range Mountains at the doorstep, guests often take advantage of marked trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. During the summer months guests can also mountain bike and fish mountain lakes and streams.
In the winter, families travel to this area of the Snowy Range Mountains for downhill skiing at the Snowy Range Ski Area and snowmobiling on some of North America’s best trail systems. The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is often used as a base for such activities. At the end of a day full of fresh, crisp air, guests can relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the main lodge or soak in the outdoor hot tub.
Guests commonly dine at the ranch in the evenings. Dinners are served off a menu on Friday and Saturday nights and buffet menus are served other nights of the week. Chef Dale has been cooking at the Vee Bar for almost seven years, and he will make sure you don’t leave hungry!
During the summer guest ranch season, Giugno–Agosto, guests purchase an all-inclusive package. Although horseback riding is the main activity, there is plenty to do if you are not sure about riding! A six night package is the most common length of stay, and if guests are looking for some action-packed fun they will find it here! With that said, va detto che gli ospiti possono fare tanto o poco, come a loro piace! C'è qualcosa per tutti!
Così, se siete alla ricerca di una cabina accogliente ai piedi o una destinazione di vacanza estiva, la Vee Bar Guest Ranch ha! E, è attesa per voi!