Ranch Vacations

Working Ranch Vacations

Working ranch vacations with Top50's elite offer the most authentic hands-on ranch experience available. At a Top50 working ranch vacation, riders ride with a purpose, spend many hours in the saddle, experience authentic ranch work and explore vast countrysides. Come see what all the hype is about and contact us if you have any questions!

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Badger Creek Ranch
Colorado, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Adults
  • Capacity

    6
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    May-Oct
  • Nearest Airport

    90 miles
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Beaumont High Country Experience
Southland, New Zealand

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Adults
  • Capacity

    6
  • Ranch Type

    Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    50 miles
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Bitterroot Ranch
Wyoming, USA

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    30
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    May-Sep
  • Nearest Airport

    81 miles
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Bonanza Creek
Montana, USA

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Adults
  • Capacity

    12
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    Jun-Sep
  • Nearest Airport

    100 miles
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Brush Creek Ranch
Wyoming, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    150
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    May-Oct
  • Nearest Airport

    13 miles
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Bull Hill Ranch  
Washington, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    40
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    May-Nov
  • Nearest Airport

    35 miles
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Burnt Well Guest Ranch
New Mexico, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    10
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Self-catering vacation rental
  • Open

    All year
  • Nearest Airport

    30 miles
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Chico Basin Ranch
Colorado, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    6
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    Jan-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    35 miles
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Double Rafter Cattle Drives
Wyoming, USA

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    20
  • Ranch Type

    Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    Jun-Sep
  • Nearest Airport

    30 miles
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Estancia Los Potreros
Córdoba, Argentina

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    12
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Jun-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    20 miles
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Estancia Ranquilco
Neuquen, Argentina

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    8
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
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High Lonesome Ranch  
Colorado, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    45
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Jan-Dec
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Los Banos Ranch
Mexico

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    14
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    Jan-May, Aug-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    55 miles
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McGinnis Meadows
Montana, USA

  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Adults
  • Capacity

    20
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Apr-Oct
  • Nearest Airport

    70 miles
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Ranch At Rock Creek  
Montana, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    125
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    All year
  • Nearest Airport

    55 miles
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Red Reflet Ranch  
Wyoming, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    32
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    Jan-Oct
  • Nearest Airport

    35 miles
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Rowse's 1+1 Ranch
Nebraska, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Adults
  • Capacity

    10
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Open

    May-Oct, Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    90 miles
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Sweet Grass Ranch
Montana, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    25
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Jun-Sep
  • Nearest Airport

    130 miles
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Texas Ranch Life
Texas, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    60
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Self-catering vacation rental, Bed & Breakfast
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The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch  
Wyoming, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    25
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch
  • Open

    Feb-Nov
  • Nearest Airport

    65 miles
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Triple Creek Ranch  
Montana, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Kids - age 16+
  • Capacity

    60
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Safari Ranch
  • Open

    Jan-Feb, Apr-Dec
  • Nearest Airport

    40 miles
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Zapata Ranch  
Colorado, USA

  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, People of all ages
  • Capacity

    30
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On, Safari Ranch, Bed & Breakfast
  • Open

    Mar-Oct
  • Nearest Airport

    28 miles
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Top50's working ranch vacations allow you to experience cattle drives, authentic ranch work and helping out with ranch operations. Working ranches focus on raising cattle, horses or sheep and invite you to be apart of their livelihood; with working ranch vacations in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico.

When looking to find a western vacation that is the most authentic a working ranch vacation might just be what is being searched for. These ranch holidays are best intended for experienced riders as there is not a guided nose to tail riding trip. Working ranch vacations will offer the visitors the opportunity to help with the day to day duties and operations of the the working ranch. This is the true definition of a working vacation and is adventure and action packed from dawn until dusk.

Of course just because it is a working ranch it does not mean that there are not moments of pampering. There is plenty of solitude and scenery to be soaked up as well as the peace and quiet that everyone searches for while on vacation.

If you enjoy horeseback riding and riding freedom a working ranch vacation is ideal for you. Each ranch is vetted to ensure quality. Please peruse the selection of ranch vacations. Or research Top50's selection of top luxury dude ranch vacations and guest ranch vacations.

By Jody Dahl