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Late Spring Weeks Offer Significant Savings At Three Bars Guest Ranch

Late Spring Weeks Offer Significant Savings At Three Bars Guest Ranch

Saddle up for savings and come to Three Bars Guest Ranch early this year. Low spring season rates are available at Three Bars Guest Ranch from May 27 to June 27, 2015. Guests visiting Three Bars Guest Ranch during this time period save close to 20% on their riding vacations, while non-riding guests save almost 25% off summer rates. In addition, today’s favorable currency exchange rates can make Canadian guest ranch vacations an even greater value for U.S. travelers.

June’s long days and summer-like weather are perfect for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor adventures. “If I were to book a Canadian guest ranch vacation, it would be in June,” says Tyler Beckley, owner of Three Bars Guest Ranch. “The weather is great, airfares are lower, it’s one of the best times for horseback riding, and there are exceptional savings,” Beckley adds. Wildlife sightings during June weeks are excellent, too.

The month of June often yields some of the best weather for horseback riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. “June is our best value of the year and the conditions are superb, with daytime temperatures reaching into the mid-80’s,” says Tyler Beckley. “The waterfalls are spectacular, everything is green and lush, and we see more wildlife at that time.” Dude ranch guests are primarily couples, riding groups and single travelers during the month of June – although some families begin to arrive at Three Bars Guest Ranch during the later June weeks as schools close for summer.

June is also a fantastic time for guests to visit nearby parks, such as Banff and Lake Louise. Three Bars Guest Ranch is easily accessible from a variety of domestic and international airports, some of which are located near magnificent national park areas. “For anyone visiting the parks on the way to the ranch, June is the best time to see bears and the parks are less populated,” says Beckley.

Today’s current exchange rates make Canadian guest ranch vacations an even more attractive choice for many travelers, including Canadians. The weak Canadian dollar is encouraging more Canadians to stay closer to home this year. In fact, a recent study conducted by Leger Marketing revealed that almost 70 percent of Canadians are likely to take their summer vacations within Canada in 2015. British Columbia, home to Three Bars Guest Ranch, was one of survey participants’ top choices for their summer vacation destination.

June vacations at Three Bars Guest Ranch are also an exceptional deal for American travelers due to the combination of low pre-season prices and today’s advantageous exchange rates. Currently, one U.S. dollar buys $1.22 CAD in goods and services, making a Canadian riding vacation an incredible value. The favorable exchange rate allows U.S. travelers to stretch their vacation budgets and giving them a substantial boost in holiday purchasing power, particularly during these late spring weeks.

So, plan on coming to Three Bars Guest Ranch early and save big! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Multigenerational Vacations

Multigenerational Family Vacations at Three Bars Guest

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Multigenerational family vacations are on the rise and so are family adventure vacations. A multigenerational vacation at Three Bars Guest Ranch offers a great combination of both types of trips. As the adventure ranch of the Canadian Rockies, Three Bars Guest Ranch has hosted many multigenerational family vacations. It’s an excellent choice for families of all ages.

Readers have enjoyed our Q&A blog posts with Tyler Beckley, Three Bars’ Ranch Manager and Owner. We took some time with Tyler to find out more about why multigenerational vacations at Three Bars Guest Ranch work so well.

  1. Why is Three Bars Guest Ranch a top choice for multigenerational vacations?

We see a lot of families and multigenerational groups visiting Three Bars Guest Ranch because the elders in the family visited a guest ranch when they were kids. They want the next generation to share the same type of guest ranch experience that they had.

Fifty years ago over 75% of the population grew up on a farm or ranch – or they had strong ties to a rural lifestyle. Today, less than 1% of the population is involved in ranching or agriculture of any kind. The gap between today’s population and nature is becoming larger and larger. The older generations are concerned about that. They want their kids to have the strong connections and experiences with nature that they remember having.

The experiences guests have at Three Bars Guest Ranch give older generations and younger ones common ground. Grandparents and grandchildren can talk about the first time they went horseback riding, the first time they caught a fish, and much more. These kinds of shared experiences help to bridge the gap between the generations and create strong bonds.

  1. Offering flexibility, variety and activities for all ages and interests is very important for successful multigenerational vacations. How does Three Bars Guest Ranch meet this need?

That’s actually one of Three Bars’ biggest assets. Part of what makes a great vacation is doing things you love and enjoy. A dude ranch vacation often involves doing some things on your own and other things together. At Three Bars Guest Ranch, family members get the chance to have fun both together and apart. They get to have “me” time and “family” time. We take care of all the planning.

This kind of vacation experience also creates some interested splits. Maybe a dad and his daughter don’t usually do things alone together, but they both really want to go river rafting while the other family members ride or do something different. As part of their Three Bars family riding vacation, family members have the chance to do just that.

It’s also important to remember the guest ranch setting. Even when people go off and do things without the family, they’re only gone for a short while. Then everyone comes back together for meals and group activities. Sharing stories and experiences at the end of a day are an important part of the dude ranch experience.

  1. Do families and multigenerational groups have specific goals when they come to the ranch?

I think the goals people have when they book a family riding vacation are often different than when they leave. I would say the biggest goal that multigenerational families have is to spend time quality time together. They also want to share experiences and make great family memories.

To me, spending quality time as a family involves doing things together that you will be able to talk about for years. Sometimes though, we have to facilitate a certain process for that to happen. A mom telling dad to stop reading his emails, or a dad telling his son to stop playing his video game does not create that experience. We have to create an atmosphere where all of those things happen naturally – without anyone noticing. The experience can then be shared by engaged members. It doesn’t happen automatically, but it definitely happens.

  1. How do multigenerational vacationers measure the success of their trip?

Guests come to Three Bars Guest Ranch for the first time because they like the amenities, or our activity program, or something else about our riding vacations catches their eye. They come back to Three Bars for a different reason, though. I believe my older guests crave that connection with the younger generations – and there’s a need to get to a place where that connection can be made. It’s not on Facebook. I now realize that many of my older guests know that this connection is possible – they have almost waited for it to happen. It is a very cool process to watch. Guest ranch vacations here are special that way.

I measure the success of our program not by our ability to take technology away from our guests – we don’t do that, but by our ability to create an environment that it is not needed. I can tell you from firsthand experience that when a 14 year-old girl leaves her phone in her room to go explore, her parents and grandparents know that their vacation has been a success.