Make some memories you won’t soon forget at one of these small dude ranches. Here you will find one of the most exclusive vacation settings in Western America. Please note, small does not mean they are short on experiences or activities. It means they only host a handful guests in order to offer you a very personal and tailored horseback riding vacation. In the list of dude ranches below you will find your perfect cowboy place, great for making genuine connections with the land, horses and your hosts.
‘Grandma’s House’ – An Historic Pioneer Ranch
Long Hollow Ranch, Capacity – 16
Long Hollow Ranch is a historic pioneer ranch in central Oregon that serves as a Bed & Breakfast for guests looking to stay a few days. The original ranch buildings are over a century old and have been preserved and renovated for hosting ranch guests. Guests are treated to a delicious homemade breakfast and great company each morning. The original ranch ‘store’ (once a stage stop) is now a guest cottage. All guest areas are decorated in a manner designed to evoke the feeling of ‘Grandma’s house.’ This place is the perfect way to ‘get away from it all’ and find peace and perspective as you experience a simpler way of life on a cattle ranch. Call for reservations at 541.923.1901.
Your Own Private Wilderness in the Tetons
Flat Creek Ranch, Capacity – 14
For decades Jackson Hole’s Flat Creek Ranch has carried a mystique inspired by its raucous history, its remoteness and its epic wild beauty. Now this jewel cloaked in the National Forest can become your own private wilderness. Getting here is your first adventure: a 15-mile route across the National Elk Refuge and into the mountains over a rigorous jeep track. At the end of the road you reach a true haven. Come to hike, to ride, to fish, to experience the back country. Come to meet an array of wildlife from bald eagles to moose and deer, scores of ducks, owls and visiting osprey. Scan the cliffs above the ranch for mountain sheep. Fish for trout in our acclaimed stream and private lake. Call for reservations at 307.733.0603.
Dramatic Location Near Hells Canyon
Seven Devils Lodge, Capacity 8
Located in central Idaho, just south of the Seven Devils mountain range, the Seven Devils Lodge lies in a unique area, neighboring jutting canyons, high desert, and soaring mountains. The Lodge is just nine miles, as the crow flies, from Hells Canyon, known as the deepest canyon in North America. One of the few guest ranches in the state operating on as actual working cattle ranch, Seven Devils Lodge sits on the historic OX Ranch. Unique enough to be the subject of the popular book, A Wild Cowboy, the OX Ranch is rich in history and western culture.
Cowboy up on this Working Ranch
Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch, Capacity 8
Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch is located in the rugged Wind River Mountain Range and is Wyoming’s highest wilderness guest ranch offering log cabins, mountain trail riding, fly fishing, wilderness pack trips, and hunting in Shoshone National Forest. We access the Wind Rivers from the Dickinson Park Trailhead, the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie and Worthen Meadows.