Romantic Lodges and Guest Ranches

Who says you have to rough it to enjoy nature? With our romantic lodges and guest ranches reviews, you’ll find the best of both worlds—luxury and outdoor fun. And of course, you’ll be reading first-hand reports so why not get started with these ideas.

Alan and I have stayed at some amazing lodges and guest ranches. We favor all-inclusive, luxury accommodations with plenty of outdoor activities. Check out our favorite getaways and luxurious accommodations for boomers.

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Two sailboats on Flathead Lake with lots of clouds in the sky.

Flathead Lake Lodge Review: A Weekend Getaway for Adults

Are you looking for a guest ranch experience in the Big Sky Country of Montana? What if it’s located on a gorgeous mountain lake? And what if there were activities to satisfy the most active boomer traveler while still leaving plenty of time to soak in the beautiful mountain scenery? Guest contributor Jeanine Consoli and […]

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Triple Creel Ranch winter getaway

Triple Creek Ranch Winter Getaway: Luxurious Montana Fun

When you think of spending time at a guest ranch, do you imagine horse rides through fields of wildflowers, cooling your toes in a gurgling creek or telling stories under a star-filled night sky? My guest ranch visions are white, all white, especially when it comes to a Triple Creek Ranch winter getaway in Darby, […]

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Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, Montana

Coyote Bluff Estate: Romantic Lodging at Flathead Lake

When Alan and I look for romantic getaways, three criteria top the list: relaxing, luxurious and spectacular setting. Coyote Bluff Estate in Somers, Montana, more than meets these guidelines for romantic lodging at Flathead Lake. Romantic Lodging at Flathead Lake It’s not always easy fortravelers to find luxury lodging in Montana. Let’s face it, Montana […]

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Grey Cliffs Ranch getaway

Grey Cliffs Ranch Getaway

I’ve made no secret of the fact that Alan and I are on a mission to find Montana’s best luxury lodging properties. And now we can add a Grey Cliffs Ranch getaway to that list. In fact, Alan and I enjoy Grey Cliffs so much that we chalked up many visits to the ranch hitting […]

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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

It’s hard to find luxury in the wilderness of Alaska. Ask me, I know. After driving for three weeks on an Alaska Highway road trip where Alan and I were lucky to find a halfway decent place to sleep each night—with a hard mattress, scratchy sheets and pillows that definitely weren’t made from memory foam—arriving […]

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Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho

Exploring Idaho’s Wilderness at Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch

Are you an active boomer traveler that prefers off-the-beaten-path adventure? If you nodded your head yes, then keep reading to learn more about how to visit Mackay Bar Ranch in the Idaho backcountry. Even getting there is an adventure! Arrive via jet boat ride on the Salmon River The Mackay Bar Ranch jet boat whizzes […]

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North Fork Ranch

Boomer adventure on a Colorado dude ranch

Are you ready for a boomer travel adventure at a Colorado dude ranch? In today’s guest post, freelance writer and author Linda Ballou tells us about her experience at North Fork Ranch. Grab your virtual cowboy hat and boots for a Western adventure like no other.  Dude ranches have long been a bastion of Western […]

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Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically in the […]

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Two lions cuddle during a nap in South Africa

Exploring in luxury at Ivory Lodge

What do luxury accommodations mean to you? Is it the thread count of the sheets or the number of stars behind the property’s name? For this boomer traveler, personal service is the key. And that’s what Alan and I found at the all-inclusive Lion Sands Ivory Lodge located in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Luxury Plus Adventure at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is located in Madikwe Game Reserve, part of South Africa’s North West Province near the Botswana border. Created in 1991 to stimulate the area’s economy plus conserve the land, 8200 animals were relocated to the malaria-free zone consisting of plains bordered by rocking outcroppings and mountains. When Alan and I […]

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Jasper Park Lodge

Chilling out at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Plenty of adventures wait for baby boomer travelers in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. My favorite lodging for chilling out after an adventuresome day or a romantic getaway in Canada? The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Alan and I have stayed twice in the rustic, but well appointed, log cabin duplexes that border Lac […]

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Enjoy New Zealand’s personal touch at Wanaka Springs Lodge

The guest lounge at Wanaka Springs Lodge When it comes to lodging, I appreciate the personal touch. Well, that’s what you’ll find at Wanaka Springs Lodge. Owners, Lyn and Murray Finn, greet you at the door, keep the conversation and drinks flowing during the afternoon cocktail hour plus prepare your made-to-order breakfast while you sit at the […]

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Hannagan Meadow Lodge

Cool thoughts about Hannagan Meadow Lodge

When the thermometer reads 108 degrees in Arizona, this broiling hot baby boomer re-visits her favorite frozen adventures. I picture snow piled high around a rustic cabin, cross-country skiing across a rolling meadow or sitting in the dining room at Hannagan Meadow Lodge watching the snowflakes fall. Located at 9100 ft., in the White Mountains of eastern […]

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