All over the world, there are incredible ranches that combine the best of the great outdoors with five-star amenities. From Montana to New Zealand, these ten ranches are great places to enjoy wide-open spaces while luxuriating in first-class extras. So, The Most Expensive Homes has selected some luxury destinations where you can saddle up for an active day on the trail before settling down for pampering at the spa and a gourmet meal. Check them out!
At this ranch, you’ll have plenty of chances to get close to nature in this beautiful area set between two national parks, with fly-fishing available in the summer and heli-skiing in the winter, while the lakeside locale features kayaking and jet boating in the milder months.
Saddle up a morning’s ride at Smith Fork Ranch that will take you through the sprawling property, crossing Rocky Mountain passes and rivers to a well-shaded scenic clearing where cooks await with a sumptuous morning meal.
This luxurious retreat celebrates that global balance, with Asian touches to the rustic ranch architecture and a spa that offers the best treatments from both worlds, offering a slew of active pursuits, including guided horseback rides, white water rafting, and gold panning excursions.
This property celebrates the traditions of the rough-riding ways of the Camargue region, known for its distinct white horses. Guests can learn how to ride and harness them, and even enjoy the company of real-life cowboys.
This Spanish Colonial-style estancia offers a day-in-the-life of the well-bred gaucho experience. Begin with a morning horseback ride along the lush mountain trails, followed by an afternoon polo match on fields below the main house, ending with an authentic Argentine asado (barbecue), made with meat from animals raised right on the property.