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Featured Family Friendly Property: Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch
Fourth of July Specials
Destination: Santa Fe, NM
Travel Tips for Families on the Go
Family Recommendations
Family Travel Blog
Featured Family Friendly Property  
Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Three perfect meals a day, a private suite, cocktail hour, snacks, use of riding boots, unlimited long distance calls, wireless Internet, hot tubs, heated pool, laundry service and much more.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a family dude ranch vacation getaway and retreat on nearly 300,000 acres tucked away in the Rocky Mountains near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch Specials:  

Why we need a Vacation Contest

 All-Inclusive Family Ranch Vacation

Family Reunions 


Coeur d'Alene  Attractions that your family will love:   

Kids ages 3 - 11 will enjoy our famous Kids' Program from June through August. In the fall, we have the requested Wine Tasting Weeks, Girls' Getaways, and our Fall Colors week, designed for couples, singles and friends.

Horseback riding, swimming, medicine trails, kayaking, sporting clays, mountain biking, 3D archery, fishing, hiking, white water rafting.


To view Red Horse Mountain Dude Ranch's full listing click here. 

4th of July Specials

Want to do something fun and exciting for the 4th of July? Well here are some of the specials that our family friendly hotels are offering! 

Stars and Stripes Midweek

Hawley, Pennsylvania     

Family Fun Package
South Lake Tahoe, California

Summer Break 2011

Montego Bay, Jamaica 


"Family Fun" Package
Chittenden, Vermont

4th of July Weekend 

Hawley, Pennsylvania 


More Family Friendly Properties Offering Specials

Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Santa Fe annually pulls in around one million visitors. This is undoubtedly because Santa Fe is welcoming, unique and promises to keep families busy.  Santa Fe celebrates and teaches the past in an accessible, fun manner that family vacationers will appreciate.

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Family Friendly Lodging in and around Santa Fe

Travel Tips for Families On the Go

Making a Hotel Room a Home 

For those of us who travel a lot, hotels can become pretty tiring.  

I've picked up a few tricks over time to make a hotel room much more hospitable.


1. Bring along a sarong or other length of fabric to use as both a beach/bath wrap and also to spread over the bed between times to cheer up the room.


2. Hang a scarf around the outside of the lampshade (not over it) to soften the light and create more atmosphere.


3. Carry a small reading light. Few hotels provide adequate ones.


4. Bring a small plug-in tea kettle, a mug, and your favorite hot beverages, like hot chocolate in envelopes, a tiny coffee, sugar and creamer, tea bags, both herbal and regular, bouillon cubes or other emergency rations.

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For travel advice, visit our Family Travel Tips page.  You'll find tips on safety, health & more!  

Family Recommendations

We're always looking for valuable information to share with our readers on places to stay, things to do, things to watch out for and so forth.  If you have something you would like to share with other families, please drop us a line.

Want to share an exceptional lodging property that met your family's expectation?  Let our readers know.


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Editor's Choice:  Moose Poop Cookies

Moose Poop Cookies
Recipe From
Phineas Swann B&B

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pancakes 

Recipe From
Lakeside Farm

Almond French Toast

Recipe From
Willow Springs Cabin
Family Travel Blog 


Summer is approaching, and for many parents, this season means more than a simple break from school for the kids and long, hot days to enjoy. Summer is the quintessential time for travel among families, bringing with it the relief of an escape and the chance to relax and rejuvenate. Parade Magazine polled their readers, and found that 54% are planning on taking a family vacation this summer - high numbers indeed!

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