Want to have an amazing family getaway? Head to a dude ranch, yeehaw! This summer we were lucky enough to have had a long weekend spent with family at the Rankin Ranch located in the heart of the Tehachapi Mountains in central California. The 13,000 acre working cattle ranch has several rustic guest suites where you can relax when you are not riding the trails, fishing, swimming, playing games, learning to square dance, playing horseshoes or eating. I think you get the idea, there is a lot to do or nothing at all. It is old-time family fun and we loved every minute of it. The ranch sits in such a lovely setting it is easy to ponder about leaving the big city and permanently relocating.
There is nothing that I like more than connecting with my family especially with how busy our lives are, this is not always easy. That is why a trip out to a ranch with no phones, no tv, nothing but ourselves and the beautiful land is a perfect family getaway