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Something for everyone

The Experience

At our working guest ranch, we offer an authentic ranch experience that evolves with the changing seasons. In the spring, our focus turns to branding the calves and relocating the cattle to their summer pastures. As summer rolls around, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the ranch on horseback and relish some well-deserved relaxation, with the cattle enjoying their time on the summer pastures.

Come fall, it’s roundup time, and our days are dedicated to locating the cattle and either moving them to winter pastures or preparing them for sale. Whatever your interests may be, we have a wide range of activities to cater to everyone throughout the seasons. Experience the true essence of ranch life with us.

At a Glance

  • Spring (May & June)

    The main activities at the ranch during this time of year is branding the calves that were born over the winter months – this old custom brings with it an opportunity to come together and celebrate the new season. After branding the calves, you will drive the cattle out to summer pasture for grazing.

  • Summer (July & August)

    The cattle are all out to summer pasture at this time, but the action doesn’t stop. Trail rides are offered daily as well as hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking and then finish your day with a nice home-cooked meal and entertainment in the Kara Creek Saloon. 

  • Fall (September & October)

    As the summer months come to an end, the focus shifts to rounding up the cattle, preparing some for sale, and moving the rest to their winter grazing pastures. If you have a passion for daily horseback riding and participating in cattle roundup, this is the ideal time to plan your visit to our ranch.

At our working guest ranch, we provide a truly immersive Cowboy Experience during the Spring and Fall months, tailored to seasoned riders who seek an authentic ranch adventure. In the summer, we transform into a haven for all, offering everything from memorable overnight stays to all-inclusive trail riding adventures. Whether you’re an experienced equestrian or simply eager to embrace ranch life, we have a tailor-made option awaiting your arrival!

Book Today

You don’t want to miss out on an experience like no other. At Kara Creek Ranch you will experience true cowboy life on our authentic working ranch. Experience the freedom of ranch life – while on the ranch

If you find yourself unsure, rest assured that we have a network of dedicated representatives located across the United States and Europe. They are readily available to engage in discussions to help you find the ideal fit for your needs. Each of our representatives has personally visited and experienced our ranch, providing you with firsthand insights and knowledge. Don’t hesitate – book your stay with us today!

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