When I was a kid I heard, and saw on tv shows and in movies, where people would go on summer vacations where the kids would go fishing and swimming, spending time with their parents. I never really went on those type of vacations when I was a kid, and didn't think that they really existed.
For the past three years, we have gone to the Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch. This dude ranch is right outside of Quincy CA. We have had a blast every single time that we have gone. The kids love it, even though they are too young to ride out on the trails. They go fishing, catch frogs, go swimming. There are wagon rides to cookouts. One night a week, the kids are able to race the frogs that they caught. There is a game room with various games, that our son loves to play. For the kids over 6 years old, they can ride their horses on the trails.
For everyone, in addition to the riding, there is a softball and volleyball games against the staff . There is also a card night, a karaoke night, a guest rodeo, and a bunch of other activities.
For us, the best part about going is that we can go and have fun with our kids, and not have to worry about making food or cleaning up the room. And we know that when we are on our rides, that the kids are safe and having fun.
We would recommend the Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch to everyone.