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& WTR Posse
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The Roberts family and their staff have invited guests to share a week of western heritage and hospitality for over 42 years. 

The Roberts family and WTR staff are recognized for their dedication to excellence and providing exceptional dude ranch vacations. 

From spectacular riding or working cattle in the high-country to spa treatments and gourmet cuisine, WTR has something for every guest, whether seeking adventure or pure rest & relaxation.

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Dude Ranching Wildness: Dainty Reins - Flavio = No Poultry

We surely had the wildest dude ranch in the West this week!  Fun guests all around!  There were a few questionable gentlemen characters though....

Flavio "Dainty  Reins," "Twinkle Toes/The Move" entertained us with his harmonica, aaaand also tried to convince us that his purse was really a "man bag"- getting the WTR brand did make it MUCH manlier...

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Then there was Cliff, the "Junk Man," who was so into the dancing (INCLUDING Zumba) that he ripped his pants right down the business line!

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Cowboys, thank you for the laughs and memories!  Come back and see us again soon!




Love in the Mountains

Romance was in the air at Wilderness Trails this past week!  One couple came all the way from Italy to enjoy a three week honeymoon across the West! We felt very fortunate that they chose WTR for one of those weeks. 

Honeymooners:  Marco & Chiara

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We also had a romantic mountain proposal- Rafael decided our setting was the perfect one to propose to his fiance Davena              

"I just wanted to give a big thanks to the Roberts Family for the best vacation I have ever had. I have been all around the world but this was the greatest place I have ever been. Other than Gene and Jan, I wanted to thank the whole staff from the wranglers and wait staff. They were more than accommodating and their hospitality was out of this world. Special thanks to Sandy for setting up a great vacation, Erica for the horse clinic, Connie and Gary for suggestions on the special event, Josh for taking the best off-trail ride, Jen for matching you with a horse on your skill level, Ryan (sorry if I got the name wrong) for the fly fishing instruction...I want to go on but I'm not good with names. If anyone would like to know more, feel free to contact me at I am more than happy to tell you about our experience at Wilderness Trails Ranch. On a last note, we have decided to make an annual trip to the ranch to start each summer."     ~Rafael Gajilan
                                            Newly Engaged: Davena & Raf
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Thank you so much to 1881 Western Photography for the beautiful pictures.

And that's not all folks!  Our very own wranglers Kani and Gary Cassens celebrated their first anniversary this week!

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                                     Love was truly in the air!


Memorable Family Vacation Kicks Off the Summer

Our first week open was an eventful one.  We had several amazing guests and one amazing family.  The Crandall family chose to make Wilderness Trails their site for a Western adventure: all twelve of them.   I was excited to finally have people taller than my 5'11," and as they walked in, I was gleefully wondering which beanstalk they climbed down from. Initially, the wranglers were a bit nervous when one of their sons wanted to become "the man from snowy river," but it turned out to be a wonderful week.  There were all day rides, trips to the lake, ziplining, rafting, and even just swapping stories around the campfires was such a great time.

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When they left, it felt like saying good-bye to family.  Matriarch Teri Crandall expressed this sentiment that got me all choked up:

Words cannot express the wonderful time I had at Wilderness Trails!!!!!! You treated us like family and your enthusiasm and sweet personality made me feel right at home!!! I loved sharing your " getting back in the saddle moment" that was priceless!!!!! I know your family was elated to see the video!!!! I hope you are enjoying this weeks folks. We came home to scorching heat and humidity. Ukk!! I mowed yard and worked in my garden all day today and it was HOT!!!! I will have to learn to put pics on here!!!! Take care and God Bless You!!!! I miss your sweet smile!!!!!! You are welcome here anytime!!!!! Your friend, Teri Crandall

Here is hoping for a summer full of guests like this weeks!

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