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4 Resorts That Offer Shooting Programs

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Not all resorts can perfectly accommodate a family’s vacation needs. Kids usually go swimming, dads may want to go shooting, and moms just need to relax. With such different ideas of what a holiday is, some families have difficulty planning at rip. Thankfully, there are luxury resorts that cater to many varying needs and budgets.

Indoor shooting ranges are enjoyable, but sometimes, it’s better to shoot with a beautiful view. Many resorts have impressive shooting programs, understanding that some people just want to release some stress.

  1. Omni Homestead Resort

Located in Virginia, Omni Homestead Resort takes pride in the fact that 23 US presidents have stayed there. It was founded in 1959 and is registered as a National Historic Landmark. This is truly an iconic and beautiful resort that completes any vacation.

Aside from two golf courses and a ski resort, the resort also has an ice-skating rink. Its hot mineral springs are always enjoyed by guests, much like the spa with salon services. A whole family can enjoy the experience because Omni has lots of kid-friendly activities.

It also has the Homestead Shooting Club, complete with certified NSCA shooting instructors. Guns, ammo, vests, and protection for the eyes and the ears are all provided. This should definitely be the top choice for those looking for resorts with a good shooting program.

  1. Gateway Canyons Resort

This Colorado resort has consistently been receiving accolades from many publications and institutions. Most recently, Gateway Canyons has been ranked the fifth best resort in the West for 2019 by Condé Nast Traveler. The award-winning resort provides plenty of activities for varying interests and moods for the day.

Hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding are offered for the more adventurous guests. Those who want to relax can have a guided wine-country tour or visit the classic-car museum. Gateway Canyons also has archery and outdoor laser tag, providing various exciting experiences for anyone.

With Red Cliffs Shooting Sports Range, Gateway gives guests a covered range with a beautiful canyon view. Experienced pistol-shooting instructors teach useful techniques for beginners, and clay pigeons are offered for more enjoyment. Sporting rifles are provided, allowing guests to try them and see the guns up close.

  1. Equinox Resort

For a total vacation from everything stressful in life, Vermont offers a picture-perfect getaway with Equinox. The resort is an ideal destination for natural beauty and recreation in one ideal location. It’s also a popular venue for meetings, events, special occasions, and most notably, weddings.

The resort has activities that are suited for any season, including dogsledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling for winter. Alternatively, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, and boating are just perfect for the summer. For indoor relaxation, Equinox has a fitness club, movement studio, and indoor pool where yoga and pool aerobics classes are offered.

It also has a top-notch shooting school where beginners and experienced shooters can learn. The Orvis Shooting School has a complete shooting system that lets anyone try upland hunting and waterfowling. The techniques are based on the Churchill Method of Shooting, named after the wingshooter Robert Churchill.

  1. Cordillera Ranch

Texas is a beautiful place, proven by Cordillera Ranch’s numerous amenities, which highlight nature’s appeal. The ranch opened last 2007 and has provided guests with entertaining facilities since then. It is a breath of fresh air from the daily grind and daily life in general.

Cordillera Ranch has a fitness facility, spa club, clubhouse, tennis court, resort pool, and golf course. Guests can go boating on the Guadalupe River over a limestone river bottom, passing by cliffs and trees. They can also choose to go horseback riding instead around the miles of natural trails in the ranch.

Those interested in outdoor fun can take part in the Cordillera Ranch Rod and Gun Club’s activities. Aside from fishing outings, Cordillera Ranch also offers supervised skeet shooting and private sporting clay outings. The equipment is for rent, but guests can also bring and use their own.

Safety First

If shooting is one of the itineraries for the family trip, it is always best to go to a reputable resort to ensure the safety and security of your loved ones. Inquire about resorts’ shooting programs to see if they fit your interest while giving proper accommodation to the rest of the family.

Likewise, it’s more practical to bring your gun and select your gun accessories. No matter which resort is chosen, it is still essential to have the right gun equipment.

When you have kids around, it’s best to put away the gun in a safe or a case with a lock when not in use. You can always get your handy set of lockpicking tools in the event of a lockout, whether it concerns your gun case or the front door when you get home.

We leave it to you then to enjoy your vacation and have a splendid and safe time at the resort.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.