Discover the taste of the authentic American West where horses, hats, history, heart, and hospitality abound. With over 90 carefully chosen member ranches, the Dude Ranchers Association (DRA) knows there is a ranch that will fit you and your family perfectly, all while protecting lands, parks, forests, and wildlife. DRA member ranches are in the most picturesque regions of the USA and Canada near historic sites and national parks!
Each ranch has its own unique history, incredible horseback riding tailored to the rider’s age and ability, and exciting outdoor adventures like white water rafting, fly fishing on scenic rivers, fun hayrides, hikes, and more. Blue skies, starry nights, and the sounds of silence are also included in your dude ranch vacation. Want to gaze into a crackling fire instead of a computer screen? Then, it’s time to discover the majestic beauty of the land and get reacquainted with your family and friends.
Join us any time of year for genuine western hospitality. DRA guarantees the lodging industry’s highest standards whether staying in a rustic cabin or a top-end ranch resort. Once you’ve had a taste of a dude ranch, you may never want to go anywhere else on vacation again.
Discover Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Cozy, Relaxing, Heartwarming… Sundance Trail offers lodge and cabin suites for up to seven families or twenty-four guests. Adventures at Sundance Trail include family rides, beginner rides, advanced and fast rides, half-day rides, all-day rides, hiking, seasonal white-water rafting, yoga, rock climbing & belaying instruction, 21 round disc golf, golf at the Troon Golf Course nearby, trout fishing, trap, black powder or target shooting & archery, relaxing in the Jacuzzi, enjoying a massage, foosball & pool table in the recreation barn, evening campfires, square dancing, and seasonal Jackalope hunting. We are also pet-friendly – guest horses and dogs are welcome!
Discover V6 Ranch
Nestled in the Cholame Valley, the V6 Ranch envelops 20,000 acres of the most diverse and alluring country in the heart of California. The V6 Ranch sits just down the road from the tiny town of Parkfield, population 18, and is conveniently located just a four-hour drive from Los Angeles and San Francisco. This working cattle ranch allows guests to experience the Cowboy Side of California with authentic Cattle Drives, Cowboy Academies, and spectacularly scenic trail riding. Whether you have horseback riding experience or are just beginning V6 has a ride for you. So come soak in the great outdoors and experience your cowboy side!
Discover Tumbling River Ranch
Tumbling River is located among cascading streams and is full of abundant wildlife, we offer endless ways to enjoy the Colorado high country and a truly memorable vacation for your entire family. Our friendly atmosphere and unparalleled service, our historic-first-rate lodging, and our exceptional, home-cooked meals have remained staples of the Tumbling River Ranch experience for over 70 years. What’s more, Tumbling River is more than just a business-it’s been a family tradition since 1975. The owners are involved in every aspect of day-to-day ranch operations and will help you create a week of vacation memories that will last a lifetime. We welcome you and yours to our ranch, our home, to experience the best vacation for the ENTIRE family at Tumbling River Ranch! And for folks who are after the perfect setting to host an unforgettable family trip or a family reunion, we offer the best in multi-generational travel paired with the highest level of service, hospitality, and comfort.
Discover Diamond D Ranch
The Diamond D Ranch is nestled in a valley in the Frank Church Wilderness and is surrounded by the Salmon River mountains. Many guests enjoy cracking a window at night and listening to the sounds of the bubbling stream and the wind in the trees from the comfort of their cabin. The Diamond D Ranch offers several activities daily, however, participation is completely up to the individual. Two guided trail rides are offered most days with the exception of an all-day lunch ride on Fridays. Guided hikes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our guests will also enjoy fly fishing, gold panning, horseshoe pits, volleyball, archery, target and skeet shooting, barbecues, campfires, swimming in our pool, or relaxing in our hot tub, wonderful wildlife viewing, and scenic trips.
Discover Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch (pictured above)
The Rich Ranch is located in Western Montana, adjacent to the spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness and two hours from Glacier National Park. Lodge and cabins are nestled in the trees overlooking a tranquil meadow with an awesome view of the Rocky Mountains looking across the ranch meadows. Three generations of the Rich Family live/work on the ranch and have been part of the valley since 1958. You will enjoy daily horseback riding (for all levels), fishing, mountain biking, hiking, ghost town tour, roping, lake swimming, campfires, and more. You can also include a wilderness pack trip and rafting options in your vacation. Our guests say, “Clean, friendly, flexible, great food, gentle horses, best trails, feels like family….”
Discover Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch
Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch is located in the rugged Wind River Mountain Range and is Wyoming’s highest wilderness guest ranch offering log cabins, mountain trail riding, fly fishing, wilderness pack trips, and hunting in Shoshone National Forest. We access the Wind Rivers from the Dickinson Park Trailhead, the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie, and Worthen Meadows. The Wind River Mountain Range boasts the largest active glaciers in the lower 48 states, hundreds of alpine lakes teeming with wild trout, abundant wildlife, and world-class fly fishing and mountain climbing. The unique setting of the Diamond 4 Ranch in Dickinson Park gives you access to 100,000 spectacular acres. Saddle up and join us for a real western adventure! There is something for everyone – families, groups, and individuals are welcome.
Dude Ranchers’ Association
Not sure where to start? Unsure of what ranch is right for you? That’s why we’re here to help! Contact us today to help you narrow down your options, so you can find your next job at a dude ranch!
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