Ranch Membership

Join the Dude Ranchers' Association

Join the Dude Ranchers' Association: an organization that the public, the media and travel agents, have come to know and respect as the leading authority of dude ranch vacations.  Membership in The Dude Ranchers' Association identifies a ranch as meeting the highest standards of the Dude Ranch Industry.   

The DRA represents over 100 members in 14 Western States and 2 Canadian Provinces.  Membership in the Association is not automatic. Dude ranches applying for membership go through a rigorous two year inspection and approval process. When you vacation at a Dude Ranchers' Association Dude Ranch, you can be assured of genuine, western hospitality combined with the lodging industry’s latest standards. 

Most questions about specific membership criteria and the application process are answered in downloadable information below.

Ranch Membership Information to Join the Dude Ranchers' Association