How does this sound for a get-a-way or vacation to a Dude Ranch in the Missouri Ozarks: “Relax and experience the pleasures of country living and ride over endless trails. Your starting point is a small family ranch in East Central Missouri.
How does this sound for a get-a-way or vacation to a Dude Ranch in the Missouri Ozarks: “Relax and experience the pleasures of country living and ride over endless trails. Your starting point is a small family ranch in East Central Missouri. The surrounding countryside is home to wild turkey, white-tailed deer and many other native Missouri animals. Great Blue Herons nest in the sycamores. Your ride begins at your cabin door! Explore rivers, caves, forests and ranch lands. Experience smooth speed and agility of the exceptionally even tempered gaited Missouri Fox-trot Horses while riding in the Missouri Ozarks - south of the glacier line in the heart of Missouri's cattle country - famous for its extraordinary biodiversity of plant and animal species.”
Tanya Schoenbeck, family-owner relates: “we offer cabin stays in the winter for winter hiking, bird watching - just had a pair of eagles on the ranch, or just relaxing in the country on a winters day! And if the conditions are okay for horseback riding that maybe an option also. I ride all winter so we have several horses in shape for winter riding. In summer our main activity is horseback riding, hayrides, campfires, swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking. This is a working ranch so ranching daily chores go on all year round, cattle feeding, wood hauling with a team are done in the winter, to supply the house with wood heat.”
Visitors can choose their own cowboy activities. A favorite snowy-day activity is the horse-drawn sleigh ride. Situated on a five-hundred acre family ranch, it’s located about an hour from the St. Louis airport. “Cowboy pleasures are simple, down to earth, rooted in the land and yet deeply satisfying. After a hard day on the trail or working the ranch, the evening campfire gathering is the perfect way to unwind, as true cowboys always have, amidst the sights, sounds and smells of nature, the land and a good cup of cowboy coffee.”