The Vacation that Will Keep you Coming Back ~ Dude Ranch Vacations!

Looking for the perfect, out of the box, once in a lifetime vacation, but you are unsure where to start? Look no further! Dude and guest ranch vacations are the perfect destination for families, multi-generational reunions, couples, solo travelers or corporate retreats. At a dude ranch, you will find wide-open spaces, no big crowds, warm hospitality and so much more! 

A dude or guest ranch should be at the top of your list for your next vacation! With programs centered around horseback riding and western lifestyle activities, you’ll have more fun than you ever thought possible! The activities go far beyond just horseback riding. At a dude ranch, you will find activities like fishing, white water rafting, hiking, bird watching, swimming, children's programs, shooting sports and so much more! At a dude ranch, you will find time to participate in all of the activities you want or take some time to relax by the pool or in the spa. The most wonderful part of dude ranches is the autonomy they provide to their visitors. As a guest, you have the ability to set your own schedule of activities and make your vacation as action-packed or relaxing as you choose. A great bonus to dude ranch vacations is the ability to drive to these vacation destinations. You can add to the memories by planning a road trip on your way to or from the ranch!

The memories you make at a dude or guest ranch will last a lifetime and they will leave you pining to return. This truly is the vacation that will keep you coming back year after year! Are you ready to find the perfect ranch for you? Try something new! Choose from the below ranches and experience the original western adventure vacation!


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, fishing, tubing, and horsemanship lessons too! 

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Gros Ventre River Ranch

Moose, Wyoming

After one vacation at the Gros Ventre River Ranch in Jackson Hole, you’ll want to make it an annual trip! In fact, approximately 35% of our guests each summer are returners for whom the ranch has become a second home. We are an all-inclusive traditional dude ranch that specializes in topnotch horseback riding for all levels across thousands of acres, and world-class guided fly fishing on our private two-mile stretch of river. Our location can’t be beat, as we are located at 7,000 feet just 18 miles from the cowboy town of Jackson, and we are also in close proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We serve delicious traditional ranch cuisine along with complimentary house wine and beer, and our accommodations are cozy and comfortable for a good night’s rest after a day in the saddle. Guests return year after year to spend time with family and friends around the campfire, relax and adventure in a place that embodies Western tradition and hospitality. Come see for yourself what all the hype is about!

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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

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.

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Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Sandpoint, Idaho

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.

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Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Shell, Wyoming

Indulge in cowboy and cowgirl life creating lasting memories at The Hideout in Shell, Wyoming. The Hideout is a very clean, well-organized upscale riding and horsemanship ranch. Unique to The Hideout is the ability to participate in an authentic cowboy working cattle ranch experience combined with a boutique-style hospitality culture. 

Located in Shell, WY - East of Yellowstone Park, the ranch has access to around 650,000 acres ranging in elevations from 4,200 to 10,000 ft with an exceptional diversity of scenery. Limited to approx. 27 riders weekly. Our herd of 130+ horses consists of Mustangs, Paints and Quarter Horses. As for non-riding activities, we offer trapshooting, archery, fly-fishing, hiking, biking, Cody Nite Rodeo, etc. Our food is healthy and prepared from scratch. All-Inclusive, very clean, well-organized and personal. Visit our website and see what our guests are saying about their experience at The Hideout!

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Elkhorn Ranch - AZ

Tucson, Arizona

Since 1946, 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, friendship, and the ease of a family-friendly vacation where ordering breakfast is the big decision of the day.  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. So come make some unforgettable family memories in Sunny Arizona at the Elkhorn Ranch.

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Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Located nearby Yellowstone National Park, our ranch looks and operates just as it did 100 years ago. Owned by the Kelsey family for 75 years, we are steeped in tradition and family values. We breed, raise and train our horses and offer an unbeatable horseback riding experience. We offer horseback riding adventures for all ability levels as well as an overnight pack trip to spend an evening under the Big Sky’s stars. We are in a prime location for fly fishing with the Taylor Fork River running through the ranch property and the Gallatin River just down the road, and we have a fishing guide on staff. We also have children’s programs so you never have to worry about the little ones being entertained. We are perfect for multi-generational families and offer Adult Only weeks as well. For an authentic dude ranch experience, please join our family and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Bar W Guest Ranch

Whitefish, Montana

Embark on a legendary Montana vacation your family will remember for years. Satisfy your inner cowboy or cowgirl with trail rides and activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Immerse yourselves in the rich history of cowboy culture. Hit the trails on horseback, swim in our spring-fed lake, rope a steer, pen some cows, shoot some clays, and enjoy s’mores around the campfire. Package stays include activities, traditional ranch cuisine, rustic-luxury accommodations, and Western hospitality. Incorporate a visit to neighboring Glacier National Park- just 30 miles away! This is what memories are made of.

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Jasper, Arkansas

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is the perfect family vacation destination.  Located in NW Arkansas, the Ranch's central location makes it ideal for reunions and business trips without the added hassle of air travel. Our wide range of activities, including horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, and zip-lining ensure there is something for everyone. HCR offers guests a "Western experience with Southern Hospitality" with activities that will challenge and entertain everyone in your family!  

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Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

A hidden gem of North Idaho, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the place to start your family traditions this season, where there is truly something for everyone! From beginner to advanced western horseback riding, the ranch includes an impressive lineup of adventures for the whole family. Archery, sporting clays, challenge course, zip lines, climbing wall, kayaking, mountain biking, the list of self-guided adventures goes on! 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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Red Reflet Guest Ranch

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. 

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Marble Mountain Ranch

Somes Bar, California

Our signature all-inclusive “saddle and paddle” or “raft and ride” vacation joins our superb dining experience and our youth buckaroo program to create the best and most complete family dude ranch vacation. Marble Mountain dude ranch vacations meet the diverse interests and needs of your entire family or group. Our horseback trail riding and equestrian programs are spectacular, but our defining feature is our ability to keep whole families engaged with our variety of outdoor Western adventures. No other ranch can duplicate our all-inclusive experience with breathtaking mountain trail riding, white water rafting, shooting sports, ATV trails, and Fall season steelhead fly fishing! Come join the adventure! 

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Rocking Z Guest Ranch

Wolf Creek, Montana

Horseback riding is the central activity at Rocking Z. We are proud of our horses and know them all well. Through the use of Parelli Natural Horsemanship and personal experience, we have very talented and versatile horses for every level of rider. We take great care choosing the best partnership for horse and rider by considering each horse’s unique “horsenality”, and the rider's ability and desires, enabling every rider to have a great horse experience!

We enjoy sharing our beautiful Little Prickly Pear Creek and canyon, with all its fish, wildlife and flowers. We welcome you to our family with all our loves, quirks, passions and values, deeply rooted in our Christian tradition. We endeavor to help all who find their way here to feel the peace and silence that land and natural beauty inspires.

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Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Yucca, Arizona

Come experience the Wild West, only 2 hours from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Live a western adventure horse 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. We offer horseback riding for all levels of riders, from walk rides, loping rides to our popular all day rides.  One of a kind life long memories for the entire family. Bring out the cowboy in you, visit or call 928-727-8270.

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Greenhorn Ranch

Quincy, California

Greenhorn Ranch is a perfect destination for travelers looking for a magical experience. Located in the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, Greenhorn sits in Plumas National Forest, near the Feather River Gorge, and is only an hour from the Reno International Airport. Come stay in our rustic cool cabins and lodge for your all-inclusive adventure. We have something for everyone! Come and enjoy our dynamic programming which includes: horseback rides, cookouts, fly fishing, electric bikes, 3D archery, and skeet shooting. Make memories and build new traditions at Greenhorn Ranch. 

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CM Ranch

Dubois, Wyoming

Experience a true Western Dude Ranch family vacation at the CM Ranch. Get the highs of mountain life in a welcoming, friendly, all-inclusive atmosphere with endless outdoor activities your whole family will enjoy.  

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 crazy 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. Contact us today! 

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