Ranches – Wild west adventures

Looking for a western adventure your members will never forget?

Dude ranches are ideal for smaller reunions that can be accommodated at these intimate facilities. Dude ranches offer unique experiences in settings that involve a livestock oriented way of life – often perceived as a glimpse back to the romantic history of the west. When The Dude Ranchers’ Association was formed in 1926 the organization’s hallmark was the same as it is today, that Western dude ranches offer accommodations, meals, a good horse to ride and the pleasant company of the ranch family and crew.

Member ranches range from rustic cattle ranches to luxurious ranch resorts. The ranch flavor, however, is preserved with a focus on horseback riding, cookouts, hayrides and personal attention. In some instances, your reunion may be the entire guest list and the center of the ranch staff’s attention. Most ranches have great fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Many have children’s programs (while some limit the lower age), pools and overnight pack trips. Some offer an opportunity to work with cattle alongside real cowboys.

There’s a ranch for every budget. Rates are usually for one week, per adult, double occupancy. Most are for an American Plan which typically includes accommodations, meals, horseback riding and most ranch activities. Some offer children’s’ rates, early and late season discounts and occasionally have “special” week rates. There is much to consider and information available that can help enormously.