USA - Nevada - Cottonwood Ranch
Horse & cattle drives, stunning mountain pack trips


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £1,640 or €1,820

Horse Riding Holidays USA – Cottonwood Ranch, Nevada


Cottonwood Ranch: Prices 2020

This ride is suitable for novice to experienced riders.

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  • 6 nights$2,089
    • GBP: 1,640
    • EUR: 1,784
    per person sharing

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Includes – All the riding, cattle round-ups, roping, arena games, accommodation, meals, gratuities, drinks & pack trips where applicable. Other activities include ATV driving, a shooting range, bird-watching, hiking & hot tub & all taxes.

Excludes – Flights, transfers & alcoholic drinks.

Cottonwood Ranch: Dates 2020

The ranch is open from May through to Sep.  There are a couple of horse drives scheduled throughout the year, which happen mid June and mid September, please enquire for exact dates.

Getting There
Flights to Elko, Nevada, Twin Falls, and Idaho.

Transfers available. Prices from Twin Falls is $150 for the first person and $50 for the second person.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.


Cottonwood Ranch is not a dude ranch, this is a working horse and cattle ranch located in the remote north eastern corner of Nevada. Five generations of the Smyth family have owned and operated the Cottonwood Ranch and for over fifty years they have offered a warm, Western welcome to many guests.

Cottonwood Ranch offers everything from exciting horse & cattle drives to good old ranch holidays to stunning mountain pack trips, winter recreation to bird and wildlife viewing, corporate retreats to family holidays – it’s all here at Cottonwood Ranch in Nevada. Join in on one of the many planned adventures, or simply let us help you design one of your own.

At Cottonwood Ranch itself, activities include horseback riding, cattle round-ups, trap-shooting, arena games, roping, bird watching, hiking, rock-hunting, ATV trips, hot tub, relaxing – and more to make this a fantastic ranch holiday in the USA!


Cottonwood Ranch Horses – Ranch Bred Quarter Horses and Throughbred Crosses.

Level of Riding & Pace – Beginner to Advanced.

Tack – Western.

Weight Restriction – 18 stone / 114 kg / 251 lbs.

Cottonwood Ranch Group Size – Maximum 18.


Cottonwood Ranch has a beautiful, purpose built lodge with en suite accommodation and very comfortable beds. Meals are in a large dining room with great views, and enjoyed in the company of all the Cottonwood team.  The food here is delicious, fresh and plentiful.

Horse Riding Holidays at Cottonwood Ranch are part of the collection from Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays USA.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

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Horse & Cattle Drives at Cottonwood Ranch

Feel the excitement of riding on the open range and driving a thundering herd of horses home to their summer pastures! Ride with the Cottonwood Ranch cowboys through the mountains and across rushing streams.

You’ll spend your first full day here working the cattle and enjoying life at the ranch and on the range. It’s a Western adventure you’ll never forget!


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.



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