Forget the beaches and ski resorts this year and book the vacation that the whole family will want to keep coming back to!
Whether it's summer, fall, winter, or spring, there's ALWAYS something fun to do for every age at a dude ranch.
Horseback riding through the desert? Check!
Cattle drive through the yellow and orange aspen trees? Check!
Cross country skiing? Check!
We invite YOU to come discover the vacation that will keep you coming back: The Original Western Dude Ranch Vacation.
In 1917, Medicine Bow Lodge first opened near Saratoga, Wyoming. We are proud to share great mountain views, rushing streams, towering fir trees and a true Old West experience for visitors to this beautiful part of our state. Fishing, hiking, horseback riding and evening campfires are among the memorable activities at the family-owned Lodge. Guests may choose to arrange for overnight horseback pack trips in the mountains or visit scenic or historic sites in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
The award-winning C Lazy U Ranch is Colorado's premier guest ranch serving guests since 1919. The C Lazy U Ranch is known for providing the highest level of personalized 5-star service, professional horsemanship programs, first-class amenities, enriching children's programs, gourmet dining, and luxury accommodations.
The Bar W Guest Ranch is a year-round dude ranch near Glacier National Park, ready to treat you to true Western hospitality from the moment you arrive until long after the sunsets. Beautiful vistas and rolling ridges adorn the Montana countryside of this cozy dude ranch. Located three miles west of Whitefish, Montana, on Spencer Lake between two pine-covered ridges, the Bar W offers families, adults, singles, and groups alike a truly memorable adventure vacation. At the Bar W, guests have 3,000 acres of serene wilderness to explore, and 3.5 miles down the road the vibrant resort town of Whitefish offers up the finest in shopping, dining, theater, and nightlife. All that, plus friendly staff, scrumptious food, great riding, and wonderful accommodations await you at the Bar W.
Experience Colorado’s finest at Rawah Guest Ranch – An authentic, all American western guest ranch nestled in Northern Colorado’s spectacular Laramie River Valley. This 250-acre wilderness oasis is an all-inclusive “American Safari” experience that is thoughtfully curated for those who wish to disconnect by picking up a fly rod, horseback riding along alpine ridges, taking a hike along meandering aspen lined trails, or kicking back in a rocking chair on the front porch to watch for wildlife. Join us for an unforgettable vacation, where we hope you’ll arrive as a guest and leave as family. We can’t wait to welcome you home.
Ten Sleep, Wyoming
There are precious few places in the world that can provide the breadth of experience, stunning scenery, and luxury hospitality that the Red Reflet Guest Ranch offers. Located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Red Reflet sits on over 25,000 private acres with red rock canyons, meadows, streams, alpine forests, and mountain vistas.
The endless activities and amenities include riding horseback in the backcountry or equestrian arena, roping, cattle drives, hiking, ATVs, ziplining, yoga, cowboy waterpark, fly fishing, hunting, and more.
Our private airport, and private chalets, offer convenience, peace of mind, and an opportunity to unplug from the outside world.
The Diamond D Ranch is Idaho’s premier all-inclusive Guest Ranch. Nestled in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and surrounded by the Salmon River Mountains, the ranch experience is filled with activities including horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, gold panning, swimming, archery, clay shooting, and evening fun! Delicious meals prepared by seasoned chefs, beautiful accommodations, an inviting hot tub and pool, and wide-open spaces that make reality fade away! The Diamond D Ranch, owned and operated by the Demorest family since 1951, is located 40 miles north of Stanley, Idaho.
Fall adult weeks at Red Horse Mountain Ranch are an outstanding time to experience an all-inclusive dude ranch vacation. Our remote mountain valley, cozy cabins, incredible food, and extensive guided adventures are second to none. Grab your girlfriends and join us for our popular Women Only Weeks in September, or mingle with fellow adventure travelers during our October Singles & Solos week. Experience our top-notch western hospitality, amazing horseback riding, and the stunning fall scenery of Northern Idaho! It’s the perfect way to reconnect to the important things of a life well-lived.
Visit Elkhorn Ranch in sunny Arizona during its 75th anniversary season! Solo travelers, couples, and families feel at home while enjoying outdoor adventure horseback, hiking or birdwatching, camaraderie, and the ease of a vacation where ordering breakfast is the big decision of the day. This family-owned and operated traditional guest ranch uses ranch raised horses to treat you to exceptional riding in the scenic mountain and desert wilderness country. Elkhorn is a winter season ranch open mid-November through April. Reduced rates for kids through age 19 and for 2 or 3-week visits.
There’s no place like the Gros Ventre River Ranch in the fall! Located in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the ranch attracts guests from all over the country and the world to see the famous mountain aspen trees turn golden in September. The tourist crowd begins to thin out, which brings out the wildlife including moose, bears, elk, bison and large birds. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are peaceful and serene, not to mention easily accessible from the ranch. Lastly, September is prime time for fly fishing our two miles of private river running directly through the ranch. Give us a call today to learn more!
The CM Ranch is a fine dude ranch with a history of providing quality western vacations for over 100 years. The CM offers a variety of outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, pack trips, weekly rodeo, cookouts, and more. All ages welcome. Ideal for family reunions.
White Stallion Ranch, An Award-Winning Arizona Guest Ranch.
At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch are carefully blended with the service and amenities of your favorite resort. The True family welcomes you to the ranch that has been their home for over 50 years, situated on over 3,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. Reconnect with nature, family, friends, and serenity. Enjoy the warm Arizona weather, spacious accommodations, and a host of challenging outdoor activities from an extensive riding program to shooting, rock climbing, archery, hiking, and e-biking. www.whitestallion.com
A vacation at the Hunewill Ranch is a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with the cowboy or cowgirl within all of us. Horseback riding for all ages and experience levels is the main attraction. Hiking, fishing, sightseeing, roping practice, talent night, hayrides, colt gentling, and game night are some of the added attractions. Add to this, comfortable cabins, a relaxed schedule, clear mountain air, nearby hot springs, and great meals; and you get a vacation that helps you remember the parts of yourself that may have become blurred by a hectic lifestyle. Near Yosemite National Park and Bodie State Park. May - October.
Rates include meals, lodging, horseback riding, and activities. Tax and gratuity not included.
The Vee Bar, located near Laramie Wyoming, is a family-friendly vacation destination that is sure to please the horse loving cowboy or cowgirl in you. A variety of activities, ranging from horseback riding to river tubing, will suit each member of your group. Experience true western hospitality!
Come experience the Wild West, only 2 hours from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Live a western adventure by horseback riding through unspoiled wilderness surrounded by cactus and majestic mountains. Our all-inclusive packages include outstanding horseback riding, meals, rooms, and unsurpassed Western Hospitality. Enjoy campfires at night, gorgeous hikes into the desert mountains, family fun for all ages like mountain bikes, heated swimming pool, hot tub, archery, cowboy action shooting, ATV's, petting zoo and even an authentic Stagecoach ride. One of a kind life long memories for the entire family. Bring out the cowboy in you, visit www.stagecoachranch.com. 928-727-8270.
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Escape crowded places this summer and breathe the clean mountain air. We are a 2-hour drive from Denver, away from the crush of people in the central mountains. Our ranch is small in a largely undiscovered part of the Rockies, with wide-open spaces that encourage health and safety. Click here for more https://www.sundancetrail.com/a-corona-virus-safe-summer-vacation. We offer all-inclusive stays and the perfect setting for horseback riding, then enjoy rock climbing, our archery and rifle range, disc golf course, jacuzzi, and more. Our relaxed atmosphere makes every guest feel like family, and we’re pet friendly too.
Latigo Ranch is a place out of time - a scenic getaway full of good food, good people, and good horses. We'll take you in, give you the chance to feel like family, and recharge you to go back into the world and stand tall, feeling like a cowboy. Because you’ve been one for a week. Here you’ll see the country that’s rarely ridden, and only barely fenced. You’ll have the time of your life! There's something about the mountains that can calm a troubled mind, inspire the soul, and heal the heart.
Black Mountain Ranch is the perfect high-country escape for your end of summer or fall getaway. Come experience the change of seasons on horseback. Ride through cool, color-filled backcountry vistas with your friends and family. The experience doesn’t end when you return to the stables. Enjoy cocktails by the fire on a full belly of fine dining as you watch an alpenglow sunsets over the Rockies.
You deserve the best the Rockies have to offer on horseback.
Winston, New Mexico
Situated within the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest of southwest New Mexico our small, remote ranch is the perfect location to unplug and reconnect with nature and loved ones.
Spend your days riding through incredible canyons with 500ft cliff walls and crystal clear streams. Explore 1,000-year-old Mimbres cliff dwellings and uncover artifacts from these early people. Enjoy delicious southwest style meals, relax in our cozy cabins, and soak in the days' experience around a campfire with fantastic stargazing.
You’ll find warm hospitality and extraordinary peacefulness when you visit our ranch. Come as guests and leave as family - here you will make memories that will last a lifetime!
Open through Thanksgiving with beautiful sunny days and mild temperatures.
At Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, experience the spirit of the West on an All-Inclusive Guest Ranch Vacation with new adventures around every corner. The warm, western hospitality, country gourmet dining, and the beauty of Idaho will make your guest ranch stay not just a vacation, but an authentic western experience with memories that last a lifetime. Western Pleasure Guest Ranch’s quality ranch raised horses are perfect for the beginner or the experienced rider. For the non-rider, our many other activities will fill your day with relaxation, education, or adventure.
We specialize in personalizing your dude ranch stay to fit you. Relaxing or riveting… it’s all up to you.
Near the pristine Buffalo National River wilderness near Jasper, Arkansas and as seen nationally on HGTV, ESPN2, Midwest Living, Ladies Home Journal and Family Fun magazines, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is owned and operated by the Johnson family.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Kay El Bar Guest Ranch is an authentic western dude ranch in the foothills of Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains, just one hour northwest of Phoenix. Our intimate size offers the perfect escape to unwind with family and friends. With endless trails along the Hassayampa Riverbed to explore by horseback, you'll ride back in time and reconnect with nature. Create memories that will warm your soul and last a lifetime by becoming a part of the Kay El Bar Family. www.kayelbar.com
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming is an upscale riding, horsemanship, and working cattle guest ranch. This all-inclusive ranch is located one hour east of Cody and two hours from Yellowstone National Park. Limited to 25 guests per week. Quarter Horses, Paints, and Mustangs. 4 languages spoken.