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Q: Looking for luxury farm/ranch holidays worldwide ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Looking for luxury farm/ranch holidays worldwide
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: thorstenrauser-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2003 05:29 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2003 04:29 PST
Question ID: 269310
I am looking for a farm or ranch that offers luxury/5-star agrotourism
- anywhere on planet earth.

I would appreciate a list of opportunities to combine the experience
of a farm/ranch with the comfort of a luxury hotel.

Have a nice search! 

Best from Berlin


Clarification of Question by thorstenrauser-ga on 24 Oct 2003 08:21 PDT
A quick clarification. I would prefer a place that has many (30 oder
more) rooms and other standard hotel/resort features. Thanks!!
Subject: Re: Looking for luxury farm/ranch holidays worldwide
Answered By: leader-ga on 25 Oct 2003 15:42 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello thorstenrauser-ga:

It was a pleasure to answer such an interesting question. I was very 
excited to answer this question because I myself worked in the travel 
industry. First of all, I will like to provide a list of best travel 
ranches (as evaluated) in France, United States and Germany. The lists 
are just the opinions of its authors and not in any way confirms the 
rankings of the Farms/Ranches. There might be more great farms. I will 
also provide you my list of best ranches in the United States that 
meet your criteria. Some of these Resorts/Ranches were hand picked by 
me from the list that I researched and some of them are the ranches 
that I know to be one of the greatest in United States.

Also, I will provide you resources country by country.

Please note that I consider South Africa to be one of the best places 
to experience farm life because it is 'two in one shot', Farm & Safari. 
I have also provided a website that will provide you information on 
endless number of famrs in South Africa so you may choose yourself.
Here is the first list for top Ranches in France, US and Germany

France's top six farmstays
(6 entries),,5681-681684,00.html

Top German Ranches
(10 entries)

America's Top Guest Ranches
17 entries (4 cateories)

Here are my favourites in USA

Hacienda del sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tanque Verda Ranch, Arizona, USA

Rancho de los Caballeros, Arizona, USA

9 Quarter Circle Ranch, Montana, USA

Allisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Averills Flathead Lake Lodge, Montana, USA

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Montana, USA

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Utha, USA

Here are the websites by individual country where you will find extensive 
information on farmstays. I call these 'offcial websites' because they have
such an extensive information about their country.


South Africa


Australlia Farm Stays


United Kingdom / Ireland
** One of the most extensive list that I have ever seen. Refer to the database.
Farm House Accomodation UK


France/Netherland/Luxemburg and Belgium




Ranch Web
------Luxury or Resort ranches
Ranch Seeker
Dude Ranhers Association
------Search for a Ranch

Here is the list by most fammous US Ranch States

Colorado Ranch Association
Search a ranch

Arizona Dude Ranch Association
Compare Ranches

Montana Dude Ranch Association
Side by Side Comparison

Wyoming Dude Ranch Association

Other useful websites

Ranch America

Best Ranch Vacations for women

BC Guest Ranch Association

America's best Dude Ranches (Just an Article)

America's Best Ranches's+Best+Dude+Ranches

Ranches around the world

Useful Search Criteria

'farmstays country name'
'best dude ranches'
'top guest ranches'
'great farmstays'

I hope this helps. Please clarify, if you are not satisfied. I wish you a very 
good luck on your search for the ultimate resort of your dreams.


Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 25 Oct 2003 15:44 PDT
Sorry! The address for Hacienda del sol Guest Ranch Resort is:

Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 27 Oct 2003 06:31 PST
Thanks for your comments and the tip. Yes, the best thing to do is to
start the future communications by commenting on one of the questions.
But, there is even a better way, that is 'clarifying request' rather
than commenting. This way the researcher is immediately notified.

No, it doesn't interfere with the Google policy's.

I will be obliged to provide my services in the future.


Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 27 Oct 2003 06:41 PST
OH! I can try to do research in the German Language. Although, it is
difficult but I have done it in the past.

Vielen Dank von New York


Request for Answer Clarification by thorstenrauser-ga on 06 Nov 2003 07:39 PST
Hi Leader. I got a new one for you. 

Posted at

Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 06 Nov 2003 19:33 PST

Thanks, you will get an answer from me tomorrow Friday USA (EST).


Request for Answer Clarification by thorstenrauser-ga on 23 Jan 2004 08:21 PST

got a new one:

and YES, it really is about how to create a hotel for these people

Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 23 Jan 2004 08:47 PST
Thanks Raus.

I have started working on the question.
thorstenrauser-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Dear leader-ga

I could not have wished for a better answer to my question. There is a
possibility that I will ask you for additional work in the future and
hope, this does not interfere with's policies. When a
new research occurs, I could add a comment to this question to keep
you informed.

Liege ich in der Anname richtig, das ich dich auch für einen Research
in deutscher Sprache ansprechen kann? ;-)

Viele Grüße aus Berlin


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