Kid Free Guest and Dude Ranch Vacation weeks for adults!

Dude and guest ranches are popular family vacation destinations, but they also recognize that parents also value some quality time for themselves. Dude and Guest Ranches are the perfect place for parents to literally get back in the saddle and plan a kid-free vacation for two with several ranches offering special adult-only weeks or girlfriend getaway weeks. Dude ranches offer guests an escape to the American West complete with spectacular scenery, outdoor adventure, and top-notch accommodations and amenities. Couples, parents without kids or groups of friends can enjoy a variety of activities during their visit from sporting pursuits like fishing and horseback riding, to leaf peeping, to experiencing flavorful, savory meals and wine pairings. Read on for a sampling of dude ranches offering specialized activities and packages for adults.

White Stallion Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

Join our Cactus Cowgirls! Come relax in the warm Arizona sun, make lots of new friends, learn new skills, and rejuvenate your soul with plenty of girl time and bonding. You'll have your own horse to groom, bathe and ride. Or, just show up for a leisurely trail ride and leave the work to the professionals. Your stay includes a margarita welcome party, guided hikes, a nature walk, country western dance lessons, riding lessons, hayride, cookout, and a wine and cheese ride. There will also be instruction on horse safety and methods to develop better communication with your horse.

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C Lazy U Ranch

Granby, Colorado

C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado’s Premier Guest Ranch, featuring luxury accommodations, fine dining, world-class trail riding and an award-winning spa.  The ranch is ideal for luxury spa getaways and women’s retreats.  Each year C Lazy U features a collection of “women-only” retreats with special guests hosts like the world-renowned horse clinician, Julie Goodnight.  The ranch also hosts Women in the Rockies and Yoga Retreats to find your inner cowgirl.  All events take wellness to a whole new level using the ranch and horses as a foundation for growth throughout the programs for general all-around cowgirl fun and adventure.  Please visit and the events page to learn more about upcoming events.     

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Upper Canyon Outfitters & Guest Ranch

Alder, Montana

Get your mind body connection the Montana way. This summer, join us for one of our specialty weeks like Women’s Ranch Retreats, Horse Clinics, and Bamboo Fly Fishing Week.  We will help you design your own personal vacation giving you a unique opportunity to combine outdoor recreation, horseback riding, cast a line in the Ruby River, fishing guides on staff, and learn about outdoor skills, hiking and wildlife habitat.  Our unique guided self reflection through Equine Assisted Learning with an introspective tone. Upper Canyon Outfitters is a family-owned and operated ranch in Montana’s wild and beautiful Ruby Valley, our family has been exploring these lands since homesteading here in 1910.

Come experience Montana the way it was meant to be.

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Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch

Martinsdale, Montana

Are you looking for great horseback riding AND an opportunity to see life differently?  The Cowgirl Retreats at Bonanza Creek are truly an adventure with a horse.  Prepare to be enlightened by the connection between you and your horse.  Grit and grace will go hand in hand in transforming your dreams. 

Horses, big sky country, new friends, ah-ha moments . . .  what a way to get away. 

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Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Our Adults Only week features all of our most popular activities, minus the children. Explore the ranch on horseback. Perfect your cast in our trout pond and then practice it on nearby streams, or venture into the backcountry on foot or horseback for an angling adventure. Looking for a workout, or just a view? Walk a mellow meandering trail, or take a heart-pumping hike.

End the day with a cocktail or frosty adult beverage in our rustic Happy Hour Building. (Yep, we have a whole building devoted to one of our favorite times of day). Bring a bottle of your choice and use our ice and mixers. Or bring the beer and wine you purchase at the ranch store.

Evenings will include a variety of activities from card games to dance lessons.

Week Dates: Sept 2nd to 9th, 2018 - Check out their Montana cowgirl Quilt Retreat!!

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Bar W Guest Ranch

Whitefish, Montana

Immerse yourself in nature while exploring Montana’s spectacular and diverse scenery by horseback. Relax, have fun, and let your stress evaporate into the fresh mountain air. Explore the mountainous terrain surrounding the Ranch and open meadows of Swisher Lake. Guests can saddle up and enjoy thousands of acres of Montana wilderness on horseback or enjoy arena activities including barrel racing, cow sorting, or horsemanship lessons. Your biggest daily dilemma will be choosing between the fantastic trail riding, working on horsemanship skills, or relaxing in the fresh Montana air.

If you’d like to spend some time out of the saddle we offer skeet shooting, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing lessons, archery, campfires, wagon rides, and more. Relax by the cozy fire or loosen up in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. Join us for a beautiful riding vacation at our The Bar W and prepare for lasting memories.

Cowgirl-up dates  May 20 – 26, 2018, September 30 – October 6, 2018 and October 14 – 20, 2018 find out more

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Latigo Ranch

Kremmling, Colorado

The West was built on the shoulders of men and women who civilized this rugged mountain land. Latigo invites you to celebrate that proud heritage with a Cowgirl & Working Women of the West Week. Bring your friends and enjoy a week of unique activities tailored for the untamed cowgirl inside of you, and retreat to the mountains for a break from your normal life. Enjoy the company of our local lady-ranchers, riding instructors, veterinarian, and farrier to learn how women of the West really live today, embodying the hardiness and determination of the settlers who first tamed the Colorado Rockies. With a spectacular riding program, stunning views, hot tub, exciting activities, and scrumptious food, you won’t rough it too much during this women-only week. Contact us for the details on this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Red Rock Ranch

Kelly, Wyoming

The kids are back in school, you deserve a vacation!!  Unspoiled Wyoming, daily horseback riding, amazing fly fishing, hiking, intimate setting, fine dining mixed with authentic western ranch cuisine, all of this is yours for two very select weeks for Adults Only.  August 25 - Sept 1 and Sept 2 -8, 2018
Enjoy all that the authentic Red Rock Ranch has to offer with Adult Only company.  Space is limited and filling fast.

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Goosewing Ranch

Jackson, Wyoming

A place to disconnect from your daily struggles and reconnect with what is really important: Family, friends, nature, and inner self.

Here at Goosewing Ranch, we combine the lifestyle of ranching in the Wyoming wilderness with many of the modern refinements that make your visit with us especially enjoyable.

At 7,400 feet, the valley is the host to some of North America’s most spectacular game: elk, moose, mountain sheep, antelope, bear, eagles, geese, cranes, and much more, not to mention fantastic scenery. The Gros Ventre River, home to native cutthroat trout, runs through the meadows of our historic ranch.

We invite you to come share this corner of North America’s wildest country just as it has been for over a  hundred years – a working ranch reborn as an isolated retreat deep in the Gros Ventre River Valley.

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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Winston, New Mexico

Cowgirl Getaways and Adult Weeks at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch
Gather your girlfriends for a Cowgirl Getaway! If you have a group of 8-10 ladies, you will have our small ranch to yourselves and our undivided attention.
Couples, Solo Travelers and Adults looking for times to visit when there will be no children at the ranch can enjoy a stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch anytime during the months of May, September, October or November!

Ride through spectacular canyons with crystal clear streams. See the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest from high mountain overlooks. Explore pit houses and cliff dwellings from the Mimbres people who lived here over 1,000 years ago. Enjoy well-trained, responsive, well cared for horses and comfortable tack! Delicious meals and warm hospitality.

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