For the best deals on travel insurance, be sure to use the DRA’s preferred provider! Purchase insurance here.

Ranches by Experience

Dude Ranch Short Stays – 3 Night Ranch Vacations

Dude Ranch Vacations are famous for the traditional week-long experiences for trail riding and western lifestyle activities, but with travelers having less time to stay many ranches offer dude ranch short stays of 3 nights. On these short stays, you’ll get to experience all the highlighted activities, view the spectacular scenery and refresh your mind in the wide open spaces. While some ranches offer these short stays during the off-season, other ranches offer flexible packages every week they are open.

Creek Ranch Lake

Find some great dude ranch short stays listed below. For the complete list of ranches select “3 nights” on the Search by Activity and Amenity page.  You can also read about spectacular discounts during the shoulder season.


Colorado Dude Ranch Short Stays

Badger Creek Ranch, Colorado – 3 night minimum short stay, open June through October

Laramie River Ranch, Colorado – 3 night short stay available from Sunday to Wednesday, open mid-June through mid-September

Montana Dude Ranch Short Stays

Broken Arrow Lodge, Montana – 3 night minimum stay, 2 days of horseback riding, arrival Sunday or Wednesday, May 1 – September 1

Covered Wagon Ranch, Montana – 3 night minimum short stay, open June through mid-September

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle and Guest Ranch, Montana – 3 days minimum, open June 1 – September 1

Rich Ranch, Montana – 3 day minimum, open May 1 through September 30

Rocking Z Guest Ranch, Montana – 3 night minimum stay with custom length stays available, open year-round


New Mexico Dude Ranch Short Stays

Creek Ranch, New Mexico – 3 night minimum short stay (otherwise on request), open April 1 through October 31

Burnt Well Guest Ranch, New Mexico – 3 day minimum short stay, free airport transfer, open year-round

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, New Mexico – 3 night minimum short stay, open March 1 – Mid-November

Pin this for Later! Dude Ranch Short Stays

Dude Ranch short stays