What you say about Top50 Ranches

Kind words from guests, ranchers and the press.


Like all classics, you have to start with the original. Gene Kilgore has dedicated his life's work to our industry and has set the foundation for others to follow. We have benefitted from his commitment – he is the leader in the field and we are very grateful!

Wyoming

Gene Kilgore, you certainly are the world leader in dude ranching and have done far more than anyone to further this wonderful American tradition.

Wyoming

I want to express my overwhelming appreciation for all your efforts. You are the authority in this field, keep up the good work!

Colorado

We stand in awe! You are like having all the railroads rolled into one and then accomplishing even more.

Arizona

Gene Kilgore single-handedly introduced dude ranch vacations to the world, encouraging travelers from all walks of life to visit these amazing places. Gene champions dude ranch vacations, starting with his book 'Ranch Vacations', creating Ranchweb.com, taking over the reins at Top50ranches.com and launching Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com. There is no better representation in the ranch vacations industry and to be associated with such a committed group of professionals, and represented globally is a distinct privilege.

Arizona

There are more experts on spas, cruises and ski resorts than stars in the heavens, but when it comes to dude ranches, Gene Kilgore is the expert, a star in his own right.

EV Travel Report

Few, if any, people have the level of ranch vacation expertise Kilgore enjoys.

Forbes

Kilgore, the world’s leading authority on guest ranches.

American Express

This has been a fabulous year of reservations for Branded Rock – we are booked almost straight through from late June to mid-December! A big reason for that is from our exposure through Top50 Ranches. Thank you Gene and team!

Amy Schaffer, Branded Rock Canyon Ranch

We have been thrilled to be a part of the Top50 Ranches and Ranchweb family over the years. From the innovative marketing ideas and the prominence of the websites, to the skillful leadership of Gene Kilgore, our business has gained great benefits from Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches. Both have provided us excellent exposure to direct clients and travel agents, and we love the way they allow potential guests to pinpoint the ranch that truly fits them. We all have different strengths as ranches and we appreciate the way Gene Kilgore steers people towards those who want what we offer.

Hadley Fox, Bitterroot Ranch

In the ranch world or otherwise, one can have no better friend than Gene Kilgore, an extraordinary gentlemen and the world’s foremost authority on guest ranches. Gene’s substantial marketing and networking efforts include: his paperback guide to ranch vacations, Ranchweb.com, Ranchvacations.com, Top50Ranches.com, Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com (and more!), that celebrate the great American traditions of ranching, while introducing guests to extraordinary ranch vacations in North and South America, and beyond. Thanks Gene, for connecting travelers, ranching and ranchers and most of all for telling the guest ranch story to the world.

Brooks Bradbury, Guest Ranch General Manager

Gene Kilgore knows more about guest ranches than anyone on the planet (seriously!).

H.F., Wyoming

Gene, you have been a great inspiration for the dude ranching industry and we very much understand your passion for it. You’ve been responsible for introducing people from all around the world to our way of life and so many lifelong friendships have been formed!

C.B., Montana

Gene Kilgore, the champion of dude ranch vacations!

S.W., Arizona

Gene, I truly could never thank you enough for helping me with countless ranch vacation decisions over the past 20 years. I have repeatedly used your two superb websites, Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches, and you have been so kind to personally spend hours answering my many questions. Only through your amazing help and detailed knowledge of ranches was I able to confidently select our family's ranch vacation for next year. It's off to Montana for all 51 of us and at a price tag close to $300,000, I wanted to find just the right ranch. Thank you, Gene, for helping me select the right one. I am forever grateful.

L.G., California