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Host: Settle up and let Laramie River Ranch introduce you to the great American West. From horseback riding and fishing, to cooking out and square dancing your family will always remember the adventure of a Dude Ranch vacation. At Laramie River Ranch horse back ridding is our specialty.
Male1: We get a lot of first times riders people who have never been on a horse before and were happy to teach them everything they need to know until they have a nice and safe ride.
Male2: Sit down gently, don’t pop down.
Male1: Experience riders are also and a really wonderful experience here.
Female: We do a number of different rides for our guest we do the beginner, intermediate, advance rides. Pack a lunch and go for an all day ride if you want to or if you're a little more adventurous you can head up on the mountain for an overnight.
Male1: The ridings have been great because you really get a hands on field you get great instructions to and you get a real feel for the horses rather than just taking a trail ride of following along you know I still got to learn but I feel really comfortable back on the horses and its just been great.
We’ve really known everything, we've been on clings and on hills, through force they really teach you to feel comfortable on your horse, and they let you become one with the horse. And so it’s real riding it’s the best way I can say it.
Host: Ones you're comfortable and settle try your hand at team penny or let the ranchman’s teach you to throw a lariat.
Male1: That’s it Noah, you got it, you got it.
Host: Laramie River is perfect place for hammerings.
Female: Families can really spend this much time together as they want or they can go their own directions, they can ride together if they want to or the kids can kind of go off in their own path and they have a great time with the friends that they met here. And our children’s counselor will keep them safe and keep and eye out for them.
Host: Younger children go for a pony ride. Or feed our animals in the petting zoo, while older children tube the river or meet their volley ball and a tag of war.
Female: One of the reasons we choose this ranch is that they have such a good kids program that we go often ride as much as we wanted and the kids would be taking care off and have their own activities and we haven’t had to worry about them. We know they're having a good time.
Female: This is a family vacation its been great because Cathleen can go off because she’s more advance and then we come back together and in the night we play games and its just been a really sweet family time.
Host: Kids aren’t the only ones who want to explore beyond the settle, take a soak in the hot tub or test out the waters of the big Laramie River.
Male: Fishing at the Laramie River Ranch is really excellent you don’t need to bring your own equipment we've got everything you'll need.
Male: As far as a beginning lessons we will run you through everything you would need to know to be at started going through rods, rails, lines, flies and then we would even take you down on the river. If you are an advance fly fisherman we can teach you advance notch and advance casting techniques.
Male: Need to wait longer on that back, let it load.
Male: One of the best things about that fishing here at Laramie River Ranch is that the river is right outside your door and so you put on a pair of lathers and you walk down free of the pastures a few hundred yards. Yeah, enter the river and you start casting and walk up stream and you end up back in the ranch.
Female: For those people who aren’t drawn to the horses and would like to find something else to do we've got a natural Estella lead hikes take you at birding, checking out the wild flowers that kind of thing. We have activities going on all day long from morning through night, I bet your family is welcome to participate in this much as little as they want.
Host: Just be sure to save some energy for the evening entertainment.
Male: We have a cowboy signer come to the ranch, he just want to play yodels for as he tells cowboy poetry. Now we have to meet them all and have a square dance where Christa does the square dance calling its an awful lot of fun, everybody get to dance.
Host: Fresh mountain air encourages healthy appetites whether its on the trail or at the ranch. Our cooks prepared generous portions of homemade breads, desserts, sides and on trays that will keep you coming back for more. When its times to turn in you’ll have your choice of a private cabin or a room in the lodge. Either way you'll be close to panoramic mountain views and the rushing big Laramie River.
Female: We have a nice big living room in the lodge with the great big fire place for guest who like to gather around. We also have a very comfortable back porch in where we have guest get together and kind of talk about their adventures of the day.
Female: This is just want we hope for this Laramie River vacation is just what we hope for. It feels like your friends invited you out to visit them at their ranch for the week. And there is lemonade and cookies in the dinning room all the time and the ranchers are friendly it was just the right size and the right feeling.
Male: Everything is expected or better. The accommodations are incredibly comfortable, the food is great and the people are wonderful. So I don’t think I need anything more, you want anything?