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.

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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


Washington Dude Ranch Short Stays


K Diamond K Ranch, Washington - 3 night minimum short stay from July 1 - September 1, Bed and Breakfast options available year-round

 

Pin this for Later! Dude Ranch Short Stays

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.

Last Minute Ranch Vacation Packages for this Summer

Found some time off for this summer? Check out these dude ranch packages available at dude ranches in the west for a last minute ranch vacation.

 

7D Ranch Last Minute Ranch Vacations

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63 Ranch Lvingston, Montana

The 63 Ranch history dates from 1863 (hence the name), and in 1982 it was the first dude ranch in Montana declared a National Historic Site. This Livingston, Montana dude ranch sits at 5,600 feet elevation below Elephant Head Mountain, 50 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, 12 miles outside of Livingston. Making its home in some of the prettiest country in the west, the Ranch adjoins the two-million acre Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and the rolling across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. The backdrop is breathtaking.

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7D Ranch Cody, Wyoming

Wyoming’s premiere family guest ranch since 1958. The 7D Ranch has a smaller guest capacity than most, which allows for individual and personalized care. The ranch’s 10 rustic cabins are tucked into the scenic and remote Sunlight Basin, 50 miles northwest of Cody, in the heart of the Absaroka Mountains.

Surrounded by national forest and just a short drive from Yellowstone National Park, the 7D offers a setting of extraordinary beauty. Whether you are looking for a great guest ranch vacation, a pack trip into Wyoming wilderness, or a fall hunting trip, let friendly family and staff provide you and yours with an experience of a lifetime.

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Deep Canyon Ranch Choteau, Montana

Nestled south of Montana’s Glacier National Park, on the edge of over 1 Million acres of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, you will find Deep Canyon Guest Ranch.  A private and historic Montana dude ranch, this hidden treasure is your entry into the endless beauty of the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front.  Discover the landscapes that inspired America’s greatest artists and authors, away from the beaten path. Enjoy high caliber, home-style meals in the authentic Deep Canyon lodge dating back to 1928, and become a part of the quiet, authentic West before it was commercialized.

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Elk River Guest Ranch Clark, Colorado

Your vacation time is precious and well deserved, so at the Elk River Guest Ranch all your details are handled to ensure your stay means loads of activities, opportunities for a new adventure, relaxation, sound sleep, and delicious meals. 

By providing guests with adventures that get people out of their comfort zones and the opportunity to reflect on those experiences, an Elk River Guest Ranch vacation has the ability to transform your life in a positive and meaningful way.  If you're interested in learning more about how this type of vacation can be transformational, check out this blog on that very topic.

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Elkhorn Ranch of Montana, Gallatin Gateway, Montana

 

Just a mile from the northwest corner of Yellowstone Park, the Elkhorn is well-known for delicious meals and private, comfortable western cabin accommodations.  In addition to a variety of  full or half days on horseback for riders of all abilities, blue ribbon fishing streams, whitewater rafting, hiking and the wonders of Yellowstone Park are at our gate.

Surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, the Elkhorn Ranch lies amid millions of acres of spectacular mountains, forests and rivers. Your time at Elkhorn is far more than a summer vacation.  For generations of families, it has proven a truly special experience that uniquely captures the Western character and unrivaled beauty of America’s last, best place.

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Ranches offer a variety of experiences specific to the their location and activities offered.Didn't find what you were looking for here? Give your Ranch Vacation Experts a call at the Dude Ranchers' Association. 307.587.2339 or 866.399.2339

Last Minute Ranch Vacation

 Found some time off for this summer? Check out these dude ranch packages available at dude ranches in the west for a last minute ranch vacation.

 

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Book before January!

As families get together for the holidays and consider past celebrations, vacations and shared moments, the conversations often move to the topic of “Where are we going to book our next family holiday destination?” The Thanksgiving through New Years holiday season is a busy time of vacation inquiries for dude and guest ranches. That being said, most small venue dude ranches have a guest capacity under 50 persons. An extended family group that incorporates 2-4 family units might mean that an inquiring party is looking at reserving greater than half of the ranch capacity. This means that you must select a date that has minimal prior reservations in order to book for your family group size. To book last minute at these smaller venue vacation destinations is extremely difficult, since the prime dates often fill-up a year in advance. If you are considering a dude ranch or guest ranch vacation, and you hope to travel during the months of June, July, or August, then firming up your travel plans by the prior January is not too early. In fact, many of the prime weeks will already be filled by January. Small venue size, loyal returning clients, restrictive travel dates, and competing advance planners all add-up to a call to action for prospective dude ranch vacationers. Don’t Wait! Choose your ideal ranch, and make the call now, before you are disappointed by having your only available travel date blocked-out with a filled to capacity ranch. Below are some great ranches you might choose from. By Doug Cole, Marble Mountain Ranch


Book a Stay with Rawah Ranch

Colorado high country To the mountain tribe of Ute Indians, “Rawah” was the word meant for “abundance.” Nestled at 8,400 feet, just south of the Wyoming border neighboring the snow capped peaks of the rugged Rawah Wilderness, Rawah Ranch and Fly Fishing Lodge occupies a magical setting in the still undiscovered Big Laramie River valley.


  Book a Stay at Elk River Guest Ranch

The Elk River Valley, within the historic ranch lands of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Bordered by the 2.2 million acre Medicine Bow - Routt National Forest (clear up into Wyoming) and offering 2,000 feet of private river frontage, the Elk River Guest Ranch offers a unique blend of outdoor activities, town proximity, and mountain solitude.


  Book a Stay at Deep Canyon Ranch

The foothills of the Rocky Mountains Nestled in the Teton Canyon, our 1,200 acre ranch offers a diversity of riding experiences. From the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Front to the canyons entering the Bob Marshall Wilderness, you can enjoy the magnificence of nature at it's best at the Deep Canyon Ranch. A capable and experienced staff, with room for 20 guests, and owner operated, we have made this our home and business since 1958. Enjoy your free time in our spacious lodge or dining room with-a-view, or in your comfortable, modern cabin with it's porch overlooking the valley.


Book a Stay at the Sweet Grass Cattle Ranch

Sixth generation, family-owned cattle operation and guest ranch With miles of Sweet Grass Creek winding through the ranch, alpine forests, pristine lakes, and rolling foothills dotted with vibrant wildflowers, Sweet Grass Ranch offers spectacularly diverse terrain beckoning to be explored.  Our family welcomes guests to join us for exceptional horseback adventures, authentic cattle work, and to experience the area’s abundant recreation opportunities; including hiking, plentiful wildlife viewing, and lake, stream or pond fishing.


 

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