There’s a sense of place in the West. It flows from endless stands of lodgepole pines, glades of aspen tinged gold by the season, horizons that spread the sky wider than you’ve ever noticed. Spend a little time here, and it seeps into you. It’s the distant bugle of a bull elk, a band of pronghorn darting across the open range, the chortling flock of sandhill cranes, southbound, high overhead. They all fill your senses with the West as it’s always been, and as it always should be. There’s a comfortable, inviting feel to this landscape, a landscape that has been preserved in some of our most iconic national parks. And it’s also one that can be found on the park's doorsteps; dude ranches steeped in Western traditions.
Spend a little time at one of these ranches and you can slip into the saddle of your trail horse for a ride while the morning dew is still fresh, and again before dinner to catch a sunset that you’ll carry home with you. And after dinner, enjoy the starry night skies, relax with new friends, or plan a day trip into your favorite national park next door.
Big Sky, Montana
Located only 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park and bordering 2.2 million acres of the Gallatin National Forest, Lone Mountain Ranch offers you and your family an authentic Montana adventure vacation!
With miles of horseback riding trails, some of the best fly-fishing in the world with our Orvis® endorsed guides, our Outdoor Youth Adventures Program for kids 4-18 years of age, guided hiking and mountain biking, Yellowstone Park tours, canoeing and whitewater rafting, rock-climbing and ziplining nearby, there is something for every adventure traveler in the family. Incredible Ranch cuisine, authentic log cabins or the Ridgetop Lodge, and stunning scenery compliment the plethora of adventures to offer the perfect destination for a summer family vacation.
Several of the Ranch expert adventure guides have been guiding in and around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for over 25 years. Each adventure with the Ranch allows guests to connect with nature, learn about the ecosystem, and also offers opportunities to see wildlife such as moose, elk, bear, coyote, bighorn sheep, fox or deer.
The outdoor youth adventures program is designed for kids (ages 4-18) to have fun while developing an appreciation for nature and building their self-confidence through a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities like ropes course, kids’ rodeo, hiking trips, canoeing, archery, and overnight backpacking.The confidence they gain with their peers outdoors is something they can take with them wherever they go!
Summer and winter adventure vacations at Lone Mountain Ranch offer families the opportunity to disconnect from their world so they can explore ours!
For over 135 years, Eatons’ Ranch has offered our guests a western experience and shared with them a way of life. We invite you to join us this summer.
Individually tailored horseback riding for all levels of experience in Scenic Mountain and desert country. Enjoy Arizona sunshine and curious Sonoran desert vegetation and birding. Family hospitality embraces solo travelers, couples and families. Take a day trip to Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!
Tumbling River Ranch is the perfect setting to host an unforgettable family trip or a family reunion. We offer the best in multigenerational travel paired with the highest level of service, hospitality, and comfort.
Glacier National Park has been called the "Crown Jewel of the Continent". We are a scenic 25 mile drive to the West entrance of Glacier Park. Many of our guests will take a day to ride the Red Bus Tour, or even add a couple of days after staying at the ranch to hike and explore.
At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, experience the spirit of the west on an All Inclusive Guest Ranch Adventure Vacation. The warm, western hospitality, country gourmet dining, and the beauty of Idaho's wilderness will make your guest ranch stay not just a vacation, but an authentic western experience with memories that last a lifetime!
Celebrating 90 years, the historic Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia Arizona offers exceptional horseback riding over thousands of acres of scenic and diverse trails.
Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the Red Reflet is an intimate luxury dude ranch located on 29,000 acres in the Big Horn Mountains just two hours from Yellowstone National Park. The landscapes vary from red rimrock to rolling foot hills to aspen forests, limestone canyons, and mountain meadows.
Live the Cowboy Dream as you reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Ride through the pristine desert, rugged mountains and towering cactus on an adventure of a lifetime! White Stallion Ranch has been the #1 hotel in Tucson on TripAdvisor for 6 consecutive years. It's not just a Vacation - It's an Adventure
Escape to Goosewing Ranch, near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; A resort ranch where you can reconnect with nature, family and soul through adventure and relaxation.
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming – East of Cody is a perfect fit to your Yellowstone Region travel experience. Upscale working cattle & riding ranch in the remote Big Horn Mountains, limited to approximately 25 guests weekly. Intimate, Multicultural with guests from around the world.