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    08-03-2012, 09:01 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
What state? I have a recommendation for the Wyoming area of Yellowstone, but I don't know any of the places in Colorado.

Oh, and I'm highly jealous. I'd love to go back to that area sometime soon!
I also am highly jealous. Tell me where you like to go.
     
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    08-03-2012, 10:07 PM
  #12
Yearling
Wow $860 a day. For half of that I'll haul my horses up and met you.

Had no idea dude ranches had gotten that pricey. No wonder I take my own.
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    08-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
Wow $860 a day. For half of that I'll haul my horses up and met you.

Had no idea dude ranches had gotten that pricey. No wonder I take my own.
For that I would haul my boys down from Oregon!
     
    08-04-2012, 12:49 AM
  #14
QOS
Green Broke
LOL Ok...y'all haul...I will pay!!!

It was $340 or so per person per day. Very very nice lodge, gourmet food, fly fishing, trail riding, rafting, yada yada yada.

Celeste, I think that was the pool we did see. I thought it was gorgeous. Saw the buffalo, etc. I got a Christmas ornament in the show with Yellowstone on Santa's list! I collect Christmas ornaments.

I want to go somewhere that is not musty or moldy - I will be hacking up a lung in a place like that - decent food and that certainly can be dutch oven cooking on the trail.

I told honey darling precious today I would like to take one of the overnight or several day riding trips and camp out. That is my idea of vacation. I do not like to shop or lay out on the beach. What I do like is riding!

We talked about going back to the Caymans (my family is from there - I have tons of cousins to stay with) but Barry can't scuba dive anymore so other than to visit with my cousins and dig in genealogy, I am not interested in going!

I am going to check out some of the sites y'all are talking about around Yellowstone. Now I have to get back to my wedding cakes.
     
    08-04-2012, 08:59 AM
  #15
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One thing that I will caution you about gourmet food. It is my distinct impression that the word has different definitions in the north and in the south. Some of you may find these definitions to be inaccurate, but here goes...........

Southern definition of gourmet food - you can eat it. It tastes good. (Example - fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried green tomatoes)

Northern definition of gourmet food- it is the weirdest thing we can think of. (Example - very nasty fish with pickled corn, horse radish, blue cheese, served on a tortilla................ )
     
    08-04-2012, 09:24 AM
  #16
Started
I can't speak as to whether a place has dust or not. We're in a drought and pretty much all of WY and MT is a bit dustier this year.

But, I do recommend staying at a lodge and renting horses as opposed to bringing your own. I live in WY and happen to meet people who have done it both ways.

The downside of bringing yours is: no local vet if something happens, you don't have a farrier, they aren't conditioned to the altitude and terrain, you don't know which way to go in the few hundred thousand acres where you'll be riding, there are numerous regulations on what you can feed, where you can feed and how you can feed.

I know ranchers who take dude ranch vacations. Several couples will meet in a part of the state where they don't live and work just for a get away. They get to enjoy all the fun parts without the work and worry that most don't know is part of ranching. Plus, a cook and a pool!

Don't discount the mountain areas beyond Yellowstone and Glacier. CO, WY, and MT have numerous other beautiful ranges. They will be less crowded and less pricey, while still providing a fantastic experience.

Have fun whatever you do.
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    08-04-2012, 09:45 PM
  #17
Yearling
You will be really hard pressed to spend a night on a trail ride and NOT come home covered in dust. You just can't follow 5-6 horses down a trail with out being covered in dust. It's one of the reason cowboys wore Bandana's over their face, To keep the dust out of their nose.

But there is a big difference between trail dust and mold in an old motel.

Celeste fried chicken, mashed potato's, and fried green tomatos are gourmet vs grits, red eye gravy, chitlins and collards? I guess it's all in where your starting point is.

But I can't speak, Utah is famous for Funeral Potatos and Green Jello with shredded carrots.

Look at the dust coming up from just two horses
     
    08-05-2012, 06:18 PM
  #18
QOS
Green Broke
There is a big difference between dust in the house and dust outside! The dust outside doesn't bother me. It is household dust/dander that just sends me into sneezing fits.

It would be such a long way to haul my boys - their comfort has to come first so they will stay home! (I hear Biscuit breathing a sigh of relief from here!)

Hoping I can pull this together - it is late in the season to plan something like this!!!
     
    08-05-2012, 06:32 PM
  #19
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Celeste fried chicken, mashed potato's, and fried green tomatos are gourmet vs grits, red eye gravy, chitlins and collards? I guess it's all in where your starting point is.

But I can't speak, Utah is famous for Funeral Potatos and Green Jello with shredded carrots.
Grits are awesome! Red eye gravy is delicious when poured over biscuits.
You can eat collards. Chitlins, not so much. I played with my band at the Yatesville Chitlin Hoedown and the smell was so bad that it almost knocked you over. People were actually eating those things...................

Thomaston Times - Yatesville Plans 26th Annual Chitlin 8217 Hoedown
     
    08-05-2012, 08:22 PM
  #20
Banned
When I go I stay at a guest/dude ranch about 10 miles outside of Yellowstone going towards Cody. But they are very very old cabins and the dust would be a problem. We like it there - very relaxing, but it is very rustic. I don't care for 5 star accommodations on that kind of vacation, so don't really have a place to recommend. I would think you would have better luck on the Jackson Hole side for what you are looking for, although it is quite pricey on that side as mentioned...
     

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