Ranch life is considered as all-American as baseball and apple pie. The romance of the Old West lives on in rides across the open range and campfires under the stars. But the U.S. doesn't hold the monopoly on ranching traditions. From gauchos who shout out hearty holas in the shadow of the Pampas to gardians who holler welcoming bonjours in the Camargue, the cowboy (and gal) life is one without borders.
In our search for GAYOT's Top 10 Ranches Worldwide, we discovered ranching traditions in places as diverse as Mexico and Mongolia. So pack your phrasebook along with your cowboy boots and prepare to ride, rope and relax in some of the world's most exhilarating destinations.
HOME ON THE RANGE Top 10 Wild West Ranches in the U.S.
Whether they're classic or creative, ranches have long been seen as a staple of American lodging, and we've compiled our selection of the finest in the Wild Wild West.