Teepee at Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn
My husband, Dan, and I were staying the night in one of the B&B&B’s 22-foot-tall luxury teepees. But first, we were going to experience a shorter version of the full-day wine tasting rides (offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11am for $225 per person -check website for current pricing) which stop at multiple area wineries and include lunch. Pepper and Tiffany were hosting a riding clinic that weekend so in addition to the usual guests at the ranch, there were some extra four-legged visitors onsite. They, along with their riders, would join us on our evening ride to a local winery.
After Dan and I checked into our surprisingly comfortable teepee – complete with king bed, extra blankets, mini-fridge stocked with s’mores supplies, lantern and a fan – we headed down to the tack room to don cowboy boots
and saddle up. After chatting with Tiffany about our experience levels, Dan was paired with a stout chestnut horse while I was given an easygoing chestnut mare with a flaxen mane. Both horses were rescues. When I commented on their calm and willing dispositions, Pepper replied, “We don’t use them if they don’t want to do it. We only put rescues on the trail rides if they’re suited to it – if not, they stay home.”