Can’t imagine going on your next adventure without your best friend? Some ranches won’t ask you to! The Dude Ranchers’ Association has pet friendly member ranches across the Western U.S. that may be able to accommodate your furry friend. The ranches do want to ensure a safe environment for you, your pet, and other guests, and may have variable pet policies. Ranch vacations are famous for their Western hospitality and the shortlist of dude ranches below would love to treat you and your pet like family!
Bar W Guest Ranch | Whitefish, MT
Bar W Guest Ranch is a pet-friendly ranch with a few basic requirements with their $100 pet fee: guests with pets are required to stay in rooms with access to the outdoors, pets must be crated when the guests are not in the rooms, and pets must be on a leash when outside. If you do not wish to leave your pet in a crate while you’re out adventuring, roping cattle, or white-water rafting, Bar W can provide a stall for your pet to enjoy until you return.
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch | Red Feather Lakes, CO
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch loves pets and does not charge any additional fees to bring them on your vacation! They do ask that your pet respects the property and has manners around adults, children, and ranch animals. Take your happy pup for a stroll to explore the 140-acre ranch and then down to the lake in the afternoon for a swim to cool off. Sundance Trail will also allow you to bring your own horse to ride and bond within compliance with their separate horse policy.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch | Loveland, CO
Everyone is welcome at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado! Pets may be accepted with a $50 non-refundable fee per pet and is based on individual booking as some cabins must be kept dander free for guests that may have allergies. Your furry friend must be crated when left alone in the room, on a leash at all times when on the ranch, and picked up after in the yard. Your pet is sure to be happy adventuring at this historic working horse and cattle ranch!
Spotted Horse Ranch | Jackson Hole, WY
Spotted Horse Ranch welcomes visitors from all around the world and will happily welcome your well-behaved pet. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and humans and must not bark at or chase the ranch’s horses. When left alone in the cabins, your pet must be crated and is not permitted on the furniture. Help your furry friend get their energy out in the morning by taking a nice long hike around the ranch and relax together in the evening by the campfire.
Hubbard's Six Quarter Circle Ranch | Emigrant, MT
Hubbard’s Six Quarter Circle Ranch is a luxury, working cattle ranch just outside of Yellowstone that is also pet friendly! After a long day of riding and moving cattle, there’s nothing like kicking back with a beer next to your favorite pet. Hubbard’s considers pets on a case-by-case basis, so be sure to ask about your pet in particular!
Dude ranches are the perfect place to get fresh air and enjoy beautiful, natural surroundings -- and your pet will enjoy it too! So, pack up the whole family and start your dude ranch vacation today! Most pet-friendly ranches do have some “common courtesy” rules regarding your pets, including, but not limited to: owners are fully liable for their pets and may be expected to pay for any damaged property or injury, owners must provide proof of current vaccinations, and must be house trained. Please contact the ranches prior to booking to learn more about their specific policies and requirements. If you need any assistance in selecting a ranch to visit please let us know! We’re always happy to help! Info@duderanch.org | 307-587-2339