CODY, Wyoming—With the participants sequestered in remote locations, wrapped in spectacular scenery, and free from distractions, Western dude ranches are becoming an increasingly attractive venue for corporate meetings and conferences. Not just any ranch, but a member of The Dude Ranchers’ Association.
For anyone assigned the task of finding a place to hold a company event, be assured a DRA membership guarantees the ranch is a superior ranch, maintaining the highest standards of quality in the industry. There are more than 100 DRA Ranches in the Western US and Canada. They are only granted membership after a rigorous inspection and trial period. In business since 1926, the DRA keeps the bar held high for the entire industry.
Many DRA ranches have conference facilities comparable to or better thanthose found at local hotels. What one won’t contend with at a ranch are numerous add-on charges for equipment, tacked on service fees, exorbitant taxes and a harried staff. Although most DRA ranches are best suited for meetings of 50 people or less (we do have a few ranches that can host up to 200), chances are good it will be the only meeting “in-house.”
Ranches come with high-tech boardrooms, wi-fi, and high-speed Internet connection. Microphones, podiums, multi-media equipment are available for use. Some DRA ranches have meeting planners on staff. Others facilitate award-winning programs designed to teach managers and CEO’s new skills. Add to this gourmet food, luxurious accommodations, fitness facilities, and in most cases exclusive use of the property and it’s difficult to find a more appealing site for corporate retreats, training seminars, incentive trips, and strategy sessions.
Package at an all-inclusive rate making meeting the budget a breeze. And, the “exclusive use” policy guarantees every corporate event held at the ranch receives the full attention of the conference service staff.Cranbrook, British Columbia Phone: +1 877-426-5230 Three Bars GuestRanch, The Adventure Ranch of the Canadian Rockies, invites you to experience the ultimate horseback riding vacation. Located just south of Banff National Park, Three Bars Ranch offers the most diverse activities program available anywhere. Voted Canada's #1 Dude Ranch 2011. Averill's Flathead Lake Ranch Big Fork, Montana Phone: +1 406-837-4391 Flathead Lake Lodge is a family run Dude Ranch located directly on the shores of Flathead Lake. The Lodge offers the ultimate family vacation with unlimited horse & water recreation. Enjoy unmatched hospitality by the Averill family and staff and a truly priceless family experience...Montana style. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Loveland, Colorado Phone: +1 877-667-3999 Much more than an historic working ranch, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch provides exceptional services for business & private meetings, holiday parties, picnics, reunions, family vacations, bed & breakfast, weddings, trophy fishing, horse riding, Heart-J natural beef & a variety of exciting outdoor advent Tanque Verde Ranch Tucson, Arizona Phone: +1 800-234-3833 Located just east of Tucson, Tanque Verde Ranch Resort is one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranch resorts in the country. You will find the perfect blend of western adventure, solitude and luxury amenities to make your next getaway unforgettable. Eatons' Ranch Wolf, Wyoming Phone: +1 800-210-1049 Eatons' offers our guests the unique opportunity to ride one of our 220 horses unescorted with the permission of the Ranch. This allows guests the remarkable freedom to fully explore this beautiful 7,000 acres of country.