Family Time, Family Fun Reunions at a Dude Ranch

When it comes to making every member of a family happy at your next family reunion, there is no better place to go than a dude ranch!

Family Reunions at Dude Ranches Offer Fun for Everyone. There is literally something for everyone to enjoy at a dude ranch, and the best part is DRA dude ranches are ALL-INCLUSIVE! Meals, lodging, horseback riding and much more are included in one rate, making it simple to plan and budget for your next family reunion.  Surrounded by spectacular beauty, far from the noise and crowds of fast-paced cities, serenity comes easy to each multi-generational family. All of our dude ranches are well equipped to make sure everyone has a fun western experience!

Dude Ranches Are Fun for Kids: Most ranches have daily activities offered for kiddos 3+ and many ranches can accommodate infants as well.

Teens Enjoy Dude Ranch Adventures: The teens in the family will have the time of their lives as they zip down a mountain zip line, tube down a rushing creek, or enjoy a ‘teens only’ ride up to a cookout lunch on the trail or an overnight camp-out. In today's society, all parents understand how hard it is to get a teenager excited about a vacation, but dude ranches are the perfect destination to get them off their devices and into the great outdoors! 

Adults Have Fun, Too: Adults will find they can do as much or as little as they would like. Unlimited horseback riding, river rafting, superb fishing, fine dining the list goes on and on.

So what are you waiting for? Grab the family and come make memories that will last a lifetime at one of these GREAT DRA dude ranches!!

Elkhorn Ranch - AZ

Tucson, Arizona

Since 1945, Elkhorn Ranch has attracted families to sunny Arizona for a traditional guest ranch experience.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, plus the February and spring school breaks, are family time at Elkhorn Ranch!  Elkhorn becomes a home away from home where everyone enjoys the outdoors, riding, hiking, friendship, and the ease of a family friendly vacation.  Everyone has the chance to relax and enjoy time together, as well as time apart. A perfect week-long family vacation or gathering place for multi-generation reunions.

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Tumbling River Ranch

Grant, Colorado

"We just returned from the best family vacation ever; a family dude ranch in Colorado.  It is my goal to make sure each of you takes your family to this ranch before the kids are too old."  This is from a past Tumbling River Ranch guest and a President of a world-wide travel company!  Tumbling River Ranch is a second generation, family run and owned, central CO dude ranch.  Started in 1940, the ranch is full of history, tradition and excitement!

What are you waiting for grab your family and head to Tumbling River Ranch for that family vacation of a lifetime!

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Gros Ventre River Ranch

Moose, Wyoming

Connect with your family (big or small!) at the Gros Ventre River Ranch in 2020! Technology has made it very easy to stay in touch these days, but what about truly catching up face-to-face? Every summer, we host families hoping to detach from the outside world and spend quality time with each other. Our ranch, nestled in the wilderness in Jackson Hole, is the perfect place to reunite with loved ones. Whether you prefer to spend the day on the river, on horseback, exploring the nearby national parks or simply reading a book with a view and taking in the stillness, you can find relaxation and rejuvenation here. We have something for grandma and grandma, the little ones and everybody in between. Call us today at 307-733-4138, check us out on Google, Facebook, and Instagram.   

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Elk Mountain Ranch

Buena Vista, Colorado

Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies with off-the-beaten-path charm. Adjacent the Brown's Canyon National Monument. A pleasant two-hour drive from Denver (shuttle service available). A horse to call your own, full-day whitewater raft trip, marksmanship, archery, trapshooting, excursion to Ropes & Adventure Park, van trip to Aspen, mountain biking, square-dancing, hayride, evening entertainment. Massage available for an additional cost. Families encouraged to ride and raft together. Unique for its spectacular location, horseback rides of unmatched beauty, variety of activities, superb menu, and intimate capacity. Murphy family's home and passion since 1985. Unbridle your spirit; rein in the memories.

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Elkhorn Ranch

Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Located at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park in the upper Gallatin Canyon, the Elkhorn has been a family oriented ranch since 1922. Surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness, horseback riding and the out of doors are the focus of activity. Individual log cabins, meals in the central dining room and the children's program all make this a vacation for everyone.  

With our unique location and a history of western hospitality, the ranch is the ideal destination for family vacations and reunions as well as for horseback riders of all abilities, hikers, fly-fishermen, photographers and artists – in fact anyone wanting to experience nature in an unspoiled setting.

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Colorado Trails Ranch

Durango, Colorado

At Colorado Trails Ranch, the vacation experience is all-inclusive from the accommodations to the meals, to virtually all the activities and the gratuity. This makes it the perfect place for family reunions. Everyone has a chance to get together and bond between activities, even share activities. Plus everyone has a chance to do their own thing with a wide variety of activities.
In addition to a horseback riding program for all ages and all skill levels, we have a comprehensive fly fishing program for beginners and experienced fishermen alike. Guests will enjoy our brand new heated pool and hot tub, river rafting, guided hikes, trap-shooting, riflery and archery. We also offer square dancing, a hayride with campfire sing-along, an ice cream social and kid’s camp-out. Come join in the fun and reunite with your family.

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Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Loveland, Colorado

Discover your Inner Cowboy at Sylvan Dale Ranch!  On the edge of the wild, with protected lands, our historic horse and cattle ranch has been in operation since the 1920’s. It's a little piece of heaven tucked on the quiet side of Eagle Ridge, on the banks of the Big Thompson River. With 3,000 acres of riding country, comfy cabins, great food, and a ranch raised horse for your mount, you can't go wrong! Our youth program gives ages 3-12 a real bonding experience with their horse: ranch chores, horse care, trail riding, and horsemanship lessons too! 

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Drowsy Water Ranch

Granby, Colorado

At Drowsy Water Ranch, family vacations are meant to be celebrated.  We welcome all aged children to enjoy and explore Colorado’s Rocky Mountains from the back of a four-legged best-friend.  From infants to teens, we offer a program to meet their needs.  When the kids aren’t on horses, we focus on outdoor fun: from rafting, to outdoor crafts, to archery and swimming, the kids will hit their pillow each night with a fulfilled yet tired smile.  Kids have plenty of quality time with the rest of the family, too.  Don’t pass up the chance to celebrate summer with us!

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Diamond D Ranch

Stanley, Idaho

The Diamond D Ranch is Idaho's premier all-inclusive guest ranch nestled in the Frank Church Wilderness and surrounded by the Salmon River Mountains. We offer several wonderful activities including horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking, gold panning, swimming, and many evening festivities. After an exciting day at the ranch, many of our guests enjoy cracking a window at night and listening to the sounds of the bubbling stream and the wind in the trees from the comfort of their cabin. The Diamond D Ranch offers modern accommodations including three two-bedroom cabins (each holding six people), one large four-bedroom cabin which will sleep ten, two suites (each holding a single or couple comfortably). All cabins and suites have a private bathroom and porch or deck with beautiful views of the creek, the meadows, and the vast mountain ranges. Imagine your entire family here enjoying the splendors Mother Nature has to offer!

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Red Reflet Guest Ranch

Ten Sleep, Wyoming

Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming is a working Ranch and luxury resort where guests are treated like family. On-site activities include equestrian programs, mountain biking, hiking, usage of ATV’s and Side-by-sides, shooting range, fishing, family-friendly activities (climbing wall, natural water park, zip-line), cooking classes, yoga, farm-to-table cuisine and more. Guests stay in well-appointed, private luxury cabins surrounded by jaw-dropping views, abundant wildlife, and 31,000 acres to explore.  A family vacation or reunion at the Red Reflet Ranch offers an all-inclusive pricing structure (including alcoholic beverages) and unlimited activities, which guarantees everyone, young and old, will have an unforgettable experience.

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White Stallion Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

Family Reunions are rare opportunities to leave the demands of everyday life at home, relax and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company.  Your family will enjoy home-cooked meals, plenty of activities and lots of time for conversations, games and special moments.

White Stallion Ranch Reunions provide days of fun and family time in one beautiful location - with nothing to do but choose your next activity and enjoy your family... This is the perfect setting to get your family outdoors and share some love and appreciation! For Family Reunions of 15 guests or more, we offer a very special package, learn more by going to our website!


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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Winston, New Mexico

Escape, unwind and reconnect with family, friends and nature in one of the most beautiful places in the world - the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest! Our ranch is unique because of our small size and flexible schedule. 

Explore incredible deep canyons with crystal clear streams, Ponderosa forests, open meadows and mountain overlooks. Take a step back in time and experience 1,000-year-old pit houses and cliff dwellings! Enjoy well-trained, responsive, well cared for horses and comfortable tack. Eat delicious meals, make s’mores around a campfire, swim in the creek, play games and make memories together that will last a lifetime! Open March through mid-November. Turquoise blue New Mexico skies, sunny days and lovely temperate weather throughout our season here at 6,500ft in the mountains! 


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Parade Rest Ranch

West Yellowstone, Montana

The closest Guest Ranch to world-renowned Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful Geyser, Parade Rest Ranch has been an ideal setting for family fun for decades!

Enjoy our authentic log cabins and comfy beds with daily service. Your family will savor 3 traditional ranch meals a day in our dining hall as well as outdoor cookouts. Take daily scenic mountain horseback rides, try your hand in our blue-ribbon fly-fishing streams or take advantage of our hiking and biking trails.

Embrace the water with swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating and whitewater rafting options nearby. Experience the wonders of Yellowstone with our guided tours and see the amazing nature and wildlife of the world's first national park. Free Wi-Fi and Cell coverage.

Parade Rest Ranch is where you can feel ... at ease!


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Eatons' Ranch

Wolf, Wyoming

As a family-owned and operated dude ranch, we recognize the importance and rewards of families spending time together.  Eatons’ is the ideal location for a family reunion. We now have fourth and fifth generations of families as guests.
Here at Eatons’ Ranch, we offer something for everyone; horseback ride on one of our 200 horses, hike, fish, take a refreshing dip in the pool, try your hand at trap shooting and archery or simply sit back and watch the children play under the endless blue sky. Choose to do as little or as much as you like during your stay.

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Lazy L&B Ranch

Dubois, Wyoming

At the Lazy L&B Ranch, there’s nothing we like better than seeing grandparents hanging with grandkids, siblings catching up with each other and cousins exploring that special relationship that friends just can't compete with.

We offer something for everyone of every age. It’s a throwback to a time when kids could run free all day long. They’re never at a loss for something to do whether it be horseback riding, swimming, hanging out at the petting zoo, playing in the treehouse or eating s’mores at the wrangler cookout. The relaxed pace of the ranch gives families a chance to catch up and hang out without the distractions and worries of everyday life. Whether it's horseback riding, fishing, hiking, swimming or relaxing, there's something for everyone to enjoy at the ranch. We’d love to welcome your family to join ours for a vacation like no other. The time you spend together in the saddle, at family meals and around the campfire will never be forgotten.

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Hunewill Circle H Guest Ranch

Bridgeport, California

Families love Hunewill Ranch because it is a simple vacation to plan and kids and adults love it! The horseback riding is great fun and builds confidence in riders of all ages and skill levels.  In addition, moving cattle while horseback adds fun and builds skills. Other attractions are the evening activities such as talent night,  "colt gentling," bingo, campfire, roping practice, sing-a-long and hayride. Enjoy fishing and hiking as well. Great meals and cozy cabins add to a relaxing vacation for parents, grandparents, and kids of all ages. Childcare provided for children under 6 years. Eat! Play! Connect! Relax! Hunewill Guest Ranch - near Yosemite National Park in the beautiful Bridgeport Valley in California. Family owned and operated since 1861. Open May-October


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Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Shell, Wyoming

We are located East of Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park at the foot of The Big Horn Mountains in the hamlet of Shell, Wyoming.

This upscale riding, horsemanship and adventure guest ranch is limited to approximately 25 guests per week to assure an authentic, personal and fun experience.
With 650,000 acres to ride in a seldom seen variety of scenery, and elevations ranging from 4,200 to 13,100 feet, this is the ultimate adventure destination.

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Rainbow Trout Ranch

Antonito, Colorado

We are all about families. Sure, we have fabulous riding, excellent fly-fishing, wonderful kids’ programs, an awesome teen program, gorgeous mountain hiking, cool swimming, fun dancing, cheerful singing, great whitewater rafting, and spectacular scenery. And we have a huge and historic lodge, the comfortable, individual family cabins, the superb meals, the fantastic staff. But at the end of each unique Rocky Mountain day here, the most important thing is having adventure and fun reconnecting with family and friends, and disconnecting with everything else for one magic week. And most of all, it is about making family memories that last a lifetime. Come share it with us!

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C Lazy U Ranch

Granby, Colorado

C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado’s premier luxury guest ranch getaway located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The award-winning ranch is known for its unmatched service, family atmosphere and close proximity to Denver International Airport.  C Lazy U recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and is one of the few remaining places where families of all sizes can reunite and experience a vacation that incorporates the traditions of the American west in a luxurious ranch setting.  C Lazy U is perfect for all ages and there is truly something for everyone whether it is horseback riding, relaxing spa services, gourmet dining or adventurous outdoor activities.  Limitless activities include a second-to-none children’s program, swimming, tennis, guided mountain biking, guided hiking, Orvis endorsed fly fishing, yoga, a zip line, ropes course, trap shooting and archery.  

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Sundance Trail Guest Ranch

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Turn off the phone, put the real world away & take some time to truly relax and unwind with the most important people in your life. With a maximum of only 24 guests, Sundance Trail is one of the smallest dude ranches in Colorado; quiet, laid back, and personal. Just the right size for many family reunions and multi-generation family vacations. We do the cooking & cleaning, you play with the kids and rekindle relationships.

Reunions magazine calls us: “Your own private reunion ranch for the week!” We see lots of grandparents and their grand-kids! Grandparents tell us that the most important activity that we can share with the kids we love is to play with them, making lifetime memories of magical moments. Escape to a family-friendly, pet-friendly magical place. Escape to Sundance Trail!

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

Start your family traditions with Red Horse Mountain Ranch this season, where there is truly something for everyone! Along with a full schedule of beginner to advanced western horseback riding, the ranch includes an impressive lineup of adventures for the whole family. Archery, sporting clays, challenge course, ziplines, climbing wall, kayaking, mountain biking, and a lengthy list of self-guided adventures are available. Not to mention our famous Kids Program, packed with exciting activities for ages 3-10! Rates include cozy western accommodations, guided activities, daily chef-prepared meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, daily cocktail hour, guest laundry services, and housekeeping service. It's all included!

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Spotted Horse Ranch

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If you are looking for a perfect way to reconnect with your family and create lifelong memories, then look no further than Spotted Horse Ranch!  Each season we are lucky enough to host a few multi-generational family reunions, and these weeks always turn out to be some of the most memorable of the season – for both guests and staff!  With daily opportunities for horseback riding and fly fishing, as well as off-ranch excursions to the local rodeo, hot springs, and a rafting trip on the Snake River, plus two nights of live music here at the ranch, there truly is something for everyone!  With our comfortable country-style cabins, we can provide “just the right accommodations for grandparents, parents, and children” to relax and catch up.  

So, if you are looking to experience a bit of the West with your family, then please contact us for additional information.  With our all-inclusive package, all you have to do is schedule your arrival, then let us do the rest while you enjoy all that this magical place has to offer!  

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Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Yucca, Arizona

Experience the best family reunion you can imagine. For groups of 30 guests or higher, you can book the entire ranch exclusively for your reunion.  No strangers walking around, just you and your family members. What better way to reunite with friends and family than in an Old West-style environment.

Enjoy campfires at night, gorgeous hikes into the desert mountains, family fun for all ages like mountain bikes, heated swimming pool, hot tub, archery, shooting, ATVs, petting zoo and even an authentic wagon ride. Of course, your best time will be horseback riding in the beautiful Arizona desert with our friendly wranglers. Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch offers an all-inclusive package that includes three delicious meals a day, accommodations, horseback rides and use of all the ranch facilities.

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Bar W Guest Ranch

Whitefish, Montana

The Bar W is open year-round and treats you with true Western hospitality - from the moment you arrive until long after you have left. Beautiful vistas and rolling ridges adorn the Montana countryside of this cozy dude ranch and make this an ideal destination for multi-generational reunions. Located on Spencer Lake between two pine-covered ridges, families, adults, singles and groups alike, have 3,000 acres to explore and 3.5 miles down the road from this serene wilderness is the vibrant resort town of Whitefish, offering up the finest in shopping, dining, theater, and nightlife. Friendly staff, scrumptious food, great riding and wonderful accommodations await you at the Bar W.

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Greenhorn Ranch

Quincy, California

Greenhorn Ranch is a perfect destination for families looking for a magical experience. Located in the stunning Sierras, Greenhorn sits in the Plumas National Forest, near the Feather River Gorge, and is only an hour from the Reno International Airport. We offer comfortable all-inclusive stays with cozy amenities that everyone will enjoy, from the Kiddie Corral to our fully stocked Dance Hall and Saloon. Come and enjoy the horseback rides, cookouts, fishing, shooting sports, frog racing, and more for a memorable stay at our fantastic ranch!

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CM Ranch

Dubois, Wyoming

Family Reunions are a CM Ranch specialty. Charlie Moore built the CM in 1927 specifically for multi-generational families to enjoy one another and the lifestyle out west.
We are a friendly, casual establishment with various generations and age ranges attending. The ranch is run much like it was back in 1927 – passionate management hosting an array of lovely guests that have set out to partake in simple pleasures and commune with the wilderness. Our guest capacity tops out at only 50, an ideal size for generating good humor and personable interactions among guests and crew…just the way we like it.
These days it is hard to get together with everyone's schedules. If you can decide on the date, then let us do the rest! Come and reconnect, relax, ride, and enjoy one another’s company in this natural and serene environment. Call us today at 307-455-2331. 

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