Arbuckle Trail Rides offers guided trail rides year-round for riders, age 6 and up. Ride 1 or 2 hours or on full-day excursions on well-trained horses with experienced guides. Rides go through ranches in the Arbuckle Mountains making a very scenic trail.
No riding experience is necessary! Riding instruction is available, teaching safe, effective confidence building horsemanship skills. The ranch maintains well-trained Quarter horses that have been bred and trained to be user-friendly trail mounts.
Starting in early 2013, Arbuckle Trail Rides will be taking out family, church, YMCA, Scout, school, college and other groups along with an experienced photographer and DSLR high-speed camera. Individual and group photographs will be taken, put on CDs and sent to the group leader. Call for pricing for the size group you want to bring. Reservations are required and times book fast such as Spring Break. Ride this spring and summer on a great trip. Call 580-622-6326 or 580-993-0097 to book with Cheri Wolfe.
Haverstreng Guest Ranch is the American dream for Erika and Gerald Haverstreng, originally from Germany. Erika and Gerald did much international traveling before landing a forever home in south central Oklahoma between Pauls Valley and Stratford.
Plan a visit to this cozy guest ranch where the Haverstrengs provide a customized experience to each and every guest. The two strive to showcase the wonders of Oklahoma to domestic and international visitors.
“It is our focus to show our guests the beauty and hidden treasures of this wonderful state,” said Erika. “We want to turn the question “Why Oklahoma?” into “Wow, Oklahoma!”
Erika and Gerald Haverstreng
Activities on the ranch include beautiful trail rides through expansive local land, fishing, feeding the animals, back porch sitting and picnicing. At the end of an eventful day, enjoy relaxed BBQs and stunning sunsets from the ranch!
Plan a trip to the ranch where you’re enjoyment in the Haverstreng’s first priority!
Wood Guest Ranch in southeast Oklahoma is a large ranch nestled in the rolling hills near Boswell. Being on the ranch will remind you of the old west with campsites (also RV hook-ups), the lodge and the general store. The ranch can accommodate groups of all sizes from small family vacationers to corporate events. Activities for visitors include nature walks, trail riding, fishing and possibly some live entertainment, roping or a ranch rodeo or an old fashion cattle drive.
Rifle, archery and black powder hunts.
Another part of the ranch is the Hunter’s River Bottom Adventures and Hunter Prairie Game Ranch with quail, duck, hog, deer, turkey and coyote hunting. Hunters are guided through the ranch, offered a bed in the hunting lodge, meals and even taxidermy service at the ranch. The ranch offers rifle, archery and black powder hunts.
Visit www.woodguestranch.com for more information or to schedule a trip to the ranch.
Mark two spots off your Oklahoma travel list in one stop. D Bar T Stables is located in Robbers Cave State Park in southeast Oklahoma. Enjoy the beauty of the park from atop a horse. D Bar T has experienced guides and wranglers. There are different horseback trails choices include a two-hour ride up to Robbers Cave where the James gang hid from the law! For the little ones, there are you-lead pony rides.
Robbers Cave State Park, Wilburton, OK
Coming in October, D Bar T will host a haunted hayride Fridays and Saturdays starting Oct. 8 and going through the end of the month. It’s $10 per person for the ride if you like a little extra thrill.
Call 918-465-5770 to book or visit http://www.dbartstables.net/Home_Page.html for more information.
This Oklahoma guest ranch is truly an oasis. Island Guest Ranch is a working 5,000 ranch established in 1889. The ranch is truly located on an island in the Cimarron River – it’s something to see.
From April to October, the ranch is open to guests to enjoy trail riding, fishing, hiking, swimming, wildlife watching as well as trap shooting, square dancing and western dancing. The ranch also hosts rodeos, pow wows and weddings! Ten double-bed rooms and a bunkhouse can comfortable provide for many different get-togethers of all sizes.
Check with the ranch staff for special weekend rates for families, groups, military personnel and seniors.
From October to March, the ranch becomes a different kind of oasis – one for hunters. Island Ranch Outfitters can assist in creating a great hunt. Visit the web site for more information – http://www.islandguestranch.com/default.html.