Now is the Time for the Ultimate Sporting Lodge
by ZZ Troutski
When people think about the ultimate sporting lodge, the image of a small, wooded area located in Ireland or England still comes to mind. And it’s no wonder. Country sports in these areas are taken as a priority, not as a vacation. Hunters can stay on everything from a private estate to a traditional hunting lodge located in some of the most stunning scenery the globe offers.
The hunting is amazing, with access to extensive ranges that provide the most memorable moments of a hunter’s life. And although the sporting/hunting lodge in cabin form, located in the quiet peace of a wooded Scottish forest can still be found, there are many others where pure and utter luxury is offered to the family.
Hunting, as most know, was once always about checkered shirts, old, warm coats, struggling with backpacks full of gear, sitting around a campfire, etc.. But in 2013, the hunter can still have all the Great Outdoors experiences, while also being treated like royalty. In fact, this is one (perhaps unlikely) industry that has grown by leaps and bounds when it comes to offering the hunter comfort. Perhaps this is a new breed of hunter that demands more from their hunting experience; but whatever the reason is, the sporting lodges are now five-star accommodations with world-class hospitality.
For those who are interested in planning that autumn or winter vacation where they can get away from it all and enjoy life, it’s important to note that the most luxurious hunting lodges will not suck money out of your wallet. You no longer have to deal with the high cost of travel to get to the perfect sporting lodge in Scotland. In our day and age, many of the Top 10 lodges are much closer, or located in, the U.S. of A.
The Lone Star State is ‘the’ home for hunting in many peoples’ eyes. And a place in Brownsville called, Rancho Caracol, is one of the finest choices when looking for a hunting lodge that will be beyond memorable. This lodge is literally hidden in the foothills overlooking Mexico’s famous Lake Las Alazanas. Visitors can have a true Mexican fiesta in this luxury beach resort-style hacienda set beside the largest white-wing nesting colony in the world.
While the hunter is out and about, the rest of the family can enjoy all the amenities the lodge provides, from spacious suites to an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, and a rooftop bar. Clay pigeon-shooting and gourmet food is also available.
The Dymond Lake Lodge in Manitoba, Canada is said to be the most exclusive hunting lodge available when it comes to our ‘friends to the North.’ You’re talking about a lodge that is set in the core of the Central Flyway (the route taken by millions of birds when making their journey south). But when it comes to the larger game, this lodge offers thousands of moose, Arctic caribou and other big-game that call the location home. Fish, anyone? There is literally a lake filed with trout and grayling that many have called the ultimate angler’s paradise.
For the hunter who loves the experience of camping, Greenough, Montana offers the Resort at Paws Up – which is the best place to stay after hunting elk. The resort offers Big Timber Homes, as well as Tent City, which allows the hunter to sleep under the stars in absolute style.
This is a place made entirely from canvas; tents which mirror luxury hotel rooms that come with their own en-suite bathrooms, heated floors and power-showers. The Dining Pavilion offers amazing food, and the scenery that makes up Lookout Rock is beyond breathtaking.
Three Forks Ranch in Savery, Wyoming is known far and wide. Hunters and their families speak about open fireplaces, beamed cathedral ceilings, hand-carved European paneling and more. The trout streams are loaded, and the slew of mountains and meadows offer elk, deer and antelope. If that’s not enough, fly-fishing and horseback riding is also available. This is one of those perfect locations that you’ll never want to leave.
Enjoy the luxurious life and bag the ultimate game at the same time.
Source: Baret News Wire