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冬は牧場を訪問する美しい時間です! Even though there is a chill in the air, 屋外には冒険であります, inviting place to be. There is nothing quite like fresh winter air especially when there is so much to do! Your family might be due to spend some time together this winter, ので、ここでのリストです 5 あなたの子供は永遠に覚えているだろう事!

  1. 馬車ワゴンに乗って移動します. ペルシュロンの私達のチーム, Goliath and Decker, 馬力に新しい意味を置きます! Being on a wagon pulled by a team of horses often conjures up nostalgic feelings of what it would be like to live in the “old days” when there were not automobiles. During winter months, みんなのひざの上にセットする毛布を持参しての準備 20-30 minute tour through the Vee Bar meadows. Upon return to the historic main lodge, 無料のホットチョコレートのカップに自分自身を助けます.
  2. ヤギをご覧ください, ミニロバや赤ちゃんの馬. The Vee Bar has its own version of a petting zoo. Two friendly goats, アニー & 厄介な, wander the grounds around the barn and corrals. They are always up for a good rub! The mini donkeys also come to the fence to get passers by to dole out some good pets!
  3. そりを持参またはヴィーバーから1を借ります. ヴィーバーには非常に多くの丘がありません, but our family has managed to find a couple tried and true places. As winter progresses, there are some drifts that are perfect for a short thrill ride. Another hill can be found in one of the horse pastures, そしていくつかの新鮮な雪がある限り, it’s an entertaining and close place to sled. When snow is scarce at the ranch, the mountains beckon. Our family can tell you some of our favorite places to go! It only takes about 15 偉大な丘の任意の数に駆動する分!
  4. 夜のボードゲーム, トランプ, そして、屋外ホットタブにつかります. 一日の終わりに, many families that visit the ranch find themselves absorbed in board games in the John Wayne Saloon. At the Vee Bar, キャビン内のテレビではありません, その家族は、エンターテイメントの他の形に描かれています, and quality time together. Maybe you want to battle it out over a Monopoly game, またはリンゴリンゴへ, 戦艦, プールのゲーム, or teach your kids how to play a friendly game of poker. When the games are done, 屋外ホットタブにつかるために家族を取ります, and count the stars. Then retreat to your riverside suite or cabin, ガス暖炉によって加熱, そして夜にダウン段.
  5. S'moresとキャンプファイヤー! 昨年春ヴィーバーはロッジで前の芝生での火災のピットを再構築しました. With the purchase of a Ranch Escape Package, a campfire and s’mores are part of the package. But, あなただけのカップルの夜のためにここにいる場合, あなたはまだあなた自身の薪とs'mores焙煎物資を持参し、ピットに自分自身を助けることができます.

もちろん, 沢山あります, ヴィーバーゲストランチへの訪問時に行うには他の多くのもの! Downhill skiing and snowshoeing are other popular activities, and many families dine at the Vee Bar at least one night during their stay. チェックアウト私たちの B&Bスペシャル & パッケージ 家族のお得な情報のためのページ, 他のアイデア, そしてより多くの情報!

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Spring in Wyoming means an abundance of our famous wind and a few stray snowstorms sprinkled amongst days that are so bright and sunny, 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. 繁殖は夏の間に起こる,,en,受胎の機会を増やすためのサイクル,,en,これは、分娩のための日付の範囲が少なくとも2ヶ月間実行されることを意味する,,en,このエリアのほとんどの牧場経営者,,en,自分自身が含まれて,,en,早くも1月に始まり、3月に走る "春の分娩"を実践する,,en,今年のこの時期は、秋に市場で売るために子牛のサイズを最大にしたい牧場家に好まれます,,en,地面が固く凍っているので、また好ましい,,en,「湿った土壌」による感染や怪我のリスクを軽減します。これらの月の間に年間降雪量の大部分が得られたため、これは困難です,,en,吹雪や嵐の中で牛を調べることはかなり一般的です,,en 2-3 cycles to increase the chances of conception, または 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. そしてそれらの赤ちゃんは、牧場で屋外で暖かいシャワーを浴びる可能性があります,,en,冗談抜き,,en,またはタオルと保護された納屋,,en,最低でも,,en,畜産には珍しい紆余曲折があります,,en,1日2〜4回,,en,初心者のためのさらに多くの,,en,かご,,en,群れは時計の周りをチェックされます,,en,いくつかの牧場はそれをするために誰かを雇う,,en,通常ララミーの大学の牧場の子供たち,,en,時には一晩中のカードゲームとウィスキーボトル,,en,または前に来たカウボーイや牧場の世代によって保持されている他の伝統,,en,ワイオミング州,,en,それは通過の儀式です,,en,年一回の練習,,en,それはより多くの場合、宇野(Uno)のゲームと昼夜の目覚まし時計,,en,ブレントや他の友人や家族に手伝ってもらう,,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.

ここヴィーバーで, 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. キャスター,,en,プロセスを監視する手を説明する名詞でもあります,,en,通常は "キャンパー,,en,"ここの馬のトレーラーの居住地,,en,あなたはそこにブレントを見つけるかもしれないし、彼の友人,,en,誰が彼の6歳の息子に沿ってもたらす,,en,ベイリーが数時間おきに登場するのはずっと前になるだろう,,en,彼女のお父さんと一緒に牛を調べる,,en,私たちは,,en,今シーズンの小さなもの,,en,小さな偉業はない,,en,私たちの隣の牧場で,,en,彼らは物事を別々にする,,en,ヘクト・クリーク・ランチは毛深いハイランド牛を聞いて「夏の分娩」を行います,,en,彼らの場合,,en,夜分娩が非常に少ない,,en,温度が準ゼロではないため,,en,彼らの子牛は秋には市場時代にはより小さくなるかもしれませんが,,en,彼らは伝統的に死の損失が少なく、乾草費用を節約します,,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, 母親のためのピーク草を利用して、赤ちゃんを重い体重に看護する,,en,いずれにせよそれをスライスする,,en,生まれつきの問題を抱えている子牛を引っ張ったり、その過程でママや子牛を助けなければならないかもしれません,,en,一部の人々は、牛を子牛に連れてもらう,,en,そして、子ウサギとママが健康であるかどうかを判断する必要があります,,en,子牛が授乳中の場合,,en,新しい親に馴染みのある方法に沿ったその他の驚き,,en,すぐに,,en,これらの吹雪と新しい世代をもたらす私たちの群れを助ける長い時間は、ずっと前のように感じるでしょう,,en,私たちは山の中の雪が降った川を見上げるでしょう,,en,草が緑になる,,en,野生の花や鳥が姿を現し始めた,,en,あなたがそれらを見る時までに,,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, 子ウシは彼らのかかとを蹴り上げ、新しい緑の牧草地で遊んでいます,,en,それでは,,en,知ってますか,,en,夏にはVee Bar Guest Ranchを訪れ、牛やチームペンの牛を飼ってもらうことができます,,en,詳しくはこちら,,en,夏のパッケージと料金,,en,私たちを見る,,en,サンプル夏期スケジュール,,en,あなたの訪問を計画する,,en,ジーナ・シーゲルが書いた記事,,en,Vee Bar Guest Ranchブログ貢献者,,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, と contact us to plan your visit!

 

Article written by Gina Sigel, Vee Bar Guest Ranch Blog Contributor

 

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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.

 

ここヴィーバーで, 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!

Read more about holding a conference or retreat ヴィーBarで!
Read about a family reunion at a dude ranch!

 

Written by Kari Kilmer

Horse Shopping for a Dude Horse 6月掲示されます 7, 2017

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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.

Disposition

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

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 または 8 歳, some older, some younger. By then you will probably be able to predict (somewhat) how that horse will react to certain situations.

Confirmation

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. And, 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. And, 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!!

Draft Horses at the Vee Bar Posted March 22, 2017

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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. 今, farms and ranches that use draft horses for work are rarely found, and the hobby is described as a lost art. However, 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.

Goliath and Decker

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 と 4 歳. 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, より! 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. However, 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.

Goliath and Waylon, partners for three years

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! So, that’s the story about how Goliath and Decker came to be!

ヴィーバーは夏のゲスト牧場パッケージの一部として毎週乗るワゴンを提供しています,en. To learn more about wagon rides the rest of the year, view information here.

Video Contest!! Posted January 26, 2017

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私たちの最初のビデオコンテストのために私達にあなたの最高のヴィーバーゲストランチのビデオを送ります! 受賞したビデオは、次のカテゴリのそれぞれに選択されます: 子供たちは最高のそれを言います, 人生の特別な瞬間, 笑いは最善の薬, そして、ピープルズチョイス. 勝者は受け取ることになります $200 ヴィーバーでの滞在に向けて使用するクレジット. 受賞したビデオは、私たちのヴィーバーあなたチューブチャンネルに追加され、私たちのニュースレターで紹介されます, Hoofprints! ビデオの提出が複数のカテゴリに収まる可能性があります, それは我々が最もフィッティングであることが決定カテゴリに審査されます. トップ5の動画 (任意の/すべてのカテゴリーで) ピープルズチョイス賞に判断されるように選択されます.

 

コンテストのルール:

  • 動画を提出する締切日: 9月 15, 2017
  • 彼らが提出されたときにビデオのMOVまたは.MP4形式でなければなりません.
  • ビデオはもはや以下にする必要があり 3 長さの分.
  • 賞バウチャーの有効期限が切れます 9/1/2018.
  • 受賞者は、10月前に発表されます 1 ヴィーバーのブログを経由して、電子ニュースレター10月号で, “Hoofprints。”
  • ピープルズチョイスにノミネート動画は10月中旬までに選択されます, その後、投票が勝者を決定するために生きて行きます. ピープルズチョイスの受賞者は11月に発表されます.
  • ビデオヴィーバーで撮影する必要はありません, しかし、彼らはヴィーバーについてである必要があります.
  • 現金価値はありません $200 バウチャー; それはヴィーバーで宿泊の方に使用されなければなりません. バウチャーは、商品に向けて使用することはできません.
  • 世帯当たりつのビデオエントリが許可されています.

 

ここであなたがする必要があるものです:

  • お気に入りの動画を収集し、編集を開始 (多分あなたは助けるためにあなたの子供を登録したいです!)
  • あなたのビデオを提出 9月によってコンテストへ 15, 2017!
  • 選択された勝利の動画を見るために、ご期待!

 

**あなたのビデオを提出することにより, あなたがソーシャルメディアにそれを使用するヴィーバー権限を与えています, ヴィーバーのウェブサイト, および任意の他のチャネルを通じてヴィーバーの感触が適切である。**

 

このリンクでのDropboxに動画を送信: https://www.dropbox.com/request/Ua41cJBFTOckFOd23Zbg

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新年は右足を始めるために、, 私はあなたに私たちが最後の数ヶ月にわたって取り組んできている巨大なプロジェクトのスニークピークプレビューを与えるだろうと思いました! 川沿いのスイートには、いくつかの新しい寝具用によるものでした, いくつかの場合において, 新しい装飾が施さ, そして、新しいカーテン. 周辺のショッピングのかなり多くを行った後, 私たちは私たちの国/キャビンテーマに準拠異なるサプライヤーから寝具の選択を発見しました. 我々は、カスタムメイドのカーテンと一緒にそれを置きます, 枕カバー, そして地元のアーティストの作品と我々は非常に満足のいく結果を持っています! ここで1川沿いのスイートからいくつかの写真です, 数日前に私の携帯電話から取ら.

川沿いのスイートクイーンベッド; このベッドの上で新しい寝具や枕!

 

 

 

 

 

 

各スイートにはリビングエリアがあります; このアンティークのソファはreupholsteredされました, 枕と一緒に!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

すべてのスイートに2つのツインベッド付きのベッドルームがあります. 現在、多くのベッドの上でベッドカバーの下に新しい豪華な掛け布団があります。!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

各スイートのバスルームには洗濯機と乾燥機を持っています! 全てのバスルームは床の上に新しいタイルと新しい入り江のヒーターを持っています, そして、シンクの前の敷物!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

他の多くのアップデートは、昨年にヴィーバーの宿泊施設に発生しています. 川沿いのスイート, ゲストはバスルームに新しい入り江ヒーターを検索します, 単位の半分に新しいカーペット, いくつかの単位で新たなガスストーブ, 新しいバスルームの床, より大きなキャビンに新しい網戸, より.

このプロジェクトの次の段階は、当社のウェブサイト上で残念ながらあなたと共有するためにいくつかの素晴らしい写真を取得することです, それはまだ進行中の作業であり、!

ヴィーバーゲストランチは、私たちの財産に大きな誇りを持っています, 宿泊施設, そして、サービス. 我々は常に最高を目指します! 自分のために見に来てください! 空室確認のため、お問い合わせください, あなたは、迅速な週末の休暇や探しているかどうか 乗馬の休暇! 我々は、あなたからの連絡をお待ちしております!

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If you are like millions of other people, you have never experienced a dude ranch before, 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, called dudes, 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! 乗馬体験ヴィーバーゲストとデュードランチ

  1. “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, 釣り, より. 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!”
  2. 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! But, 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!!
  3. 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, トラップ射撃, 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. And, when was the last time you tried something new?
  4. 馬! 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… Vバーデュード牧場で牛の実務経験
  5. 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. So, 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! 6月掲示されます 22, 2016

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パック馬のStoeckleinイメージアントラーズ

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. ドリューとテイラーStoeckleinは、その分野で有名な西洋の写真家や専門家であります. ヴィーバーゲストランチは完璧な西洋の場所です, リトルララミー川は背景としてプロパティを介して、その方法を織るとスノーウィー山脈で. 一緒ヴィーバーゲストランチとStoecklein写真は、最高の最高を提供しています!

The Vee Bar Guest Ranch, located in southeast Wyoming, 20 ララミーのマイル西, ワイオミング州, 家族経営の夏のゲスト牧場と冬のベッド&ブレックファーストです,en. 歴史的なメインロッジを建てられました 1891 as a stage coach stop. 今, メインロッジの客室に加えて、9ゲストキャビンの合計があります. 近代的な設備と魅力的なキャビンは、家庭の快適をゲストに提供します, そして、せせらぎリトルララミー川の水は完璧な夜の子守唄を提供します. メインロッジにはゲストがおいしい家庭料理を楽しむダイニングルームとして機能します. ジョン・ウェインサルーンは、プールテーブル付きの品揃えの豊富なバーです, ボードゲーム, そして、カード. 滞在中は屋外ホットタブなどの牧場上の他の活動やアメニティをお楽しみいただけます, 馬蹄ピット, archery, trapshooting, 乗馬, 釣り, and other seasonal activities.

Stoecklein写真の学生は本物の西部の設定で実際のカウボーイとカウガールをキャプチャするドリューとテイラーStoeckleinからインスピレーションを得ることができます. 西の牧場遺産とデビッドStoeckleinの魅力が仲良くなるために彼を導きました, 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, ドリューとテイラーは父親の遺産を共有し続けることを誇りに思っています. ドリューStoeckleinは、商業と編集クライアントの割り当てに世界中に彼を導いた道を選びました, 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, カリフォルニア. 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!

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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.

メインロッジに座っエリア.

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, 6月–8月, 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, it should be mentioned that guests can do as much or as little as they like! There is something for everybody!

So, whether you are looking for a cozy cabin in the foothills or a summer vacation destination, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch has it! And, it’s waiting for you!

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