A Northern California Dude Ranch Vacation

When you think of California Summers, spending your days on a cattle ranch may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Oftentimes you think of laid-back beach vacations, sandy toes, and sun kissed hair. But here at Greenhorn Ranch, we are known for a different type of laid back vacation. Located in Northern California’s Lost Sierra, our dude ranch is known for fostering families and new traditions. Catering to greenhorns from around the world, we guide families and vacationers on a genuine horse ranch experience with guided trail rides, horseback riding lessons, expert wranglers, and stocked fishing ponds. As a working dude ranch, you’ll often find us outdoors doing what we love to do most. So here are just a few reasons why California is the perfect place for a ranch vacation.

A group on horseback re-entering the arena after a trail ride at Greenhorn Ranch

The Weather

If there’s anything that California is known for, it’s our year-round gorgeous weather. On average, there are 238 sunny days per year in Quincy, CA, which is where our beautiful ranch is located. California provides the ideal setting for those wanting to experience everything from a sunny Summer day to a cold snowy night.

The beautiful view across the valley of pine trees from a horseback trail at Greenhorn Ranch

The Outdoor Activities

With California’s magnificent weather, you’ll want to spend as much time outdoors as you can. Outdoor activities are endless. At Greenhorn Ranch there is no shortage of fun activities you can do with your family. Aside from horseback riding, which takes center stage at the ranch, we offer arena lessons, fly fishing, archery, yoga, bullfrog catching & races, off-road adventures, hiking & nature walks, and much more.

A young child on a lead-around ride in the arena at Greeenhorn Ranch

The Culture of the Old West

At Greenhorn Ranch, our culture is simple. We are polite, we open doors, our guest is served first. We offer genuine hospitality at every turn. We do it with a smile. This is hard to come by in today’s world. We channel the warmth of yesteryear to welcome them into a new tradition. We aim to take care of every detail so they can relax. In order to help our guests have the most spectacular experience, we want them to feel at home here. This is the Western way.

4 riders mounted on horses at Greenhorn Ranch

Whether you’re looking for the Old West adventure or just a laid back all-inclusive resort, California is the perfect getaway for a ranch vacation. The culture, the outdoor activities, and the unbeatable weather keep vacationers from all over the world coming back each year for a ranch vacation with their families.