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Peter's seven reasons to choose a family ranch vacation.
One of the top options in Arizona is Rancho de los Caballeros, one of the Historic Hotels of America located about an hour north of Phoenix. Although it may sound pricey with fall rates starting from $405, the price includes three gourmet meals a day and ranch activities—including desert hikes, kids' camps and campfire cookouts—making it one of the more value-driven luxury vacations out there. Check the Dude Ranchers' Association for other guest ranches throughout the country.