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Top50’s Dude Ranchers’ Association Ranches

What makes the Dude Ranchers’ Association ranches so special?

The Dude Ranchers’ Association represents over 100 of the best dude ranch and guest ranch vacations in the Western USA.

The Dude Ranchers’ Association was formed in 1926 to preserve this special way of life and the wonderful environment in which dude ranching takes place.

When you vacation at a Dude Ranchers’ Association dude ranch, you can be sure of a quality vacation.

Gaining membership to the Association involves a rigorous two-year inspection and approval process, to ensure that guests are treated to genuine Western hospitality and lodging rated to the industry’s highest standards.

The Dude Ranchers’ Association ranches offer all-inclusive vacations that are perfect for everyone; from the littlest rancher to Grandpa and Grandma.

Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, cycling, zip-lining, white-water rafting, rodeos, campfire sing-a-longs, Western dancing, fine dining and more await your discovery on your next dude ranch vacation.

 

Sundance Guest Ranch

They run a herd of over 100 happy, well-cared-for horses with thousands of acres of spectacular and varied terrain to explore, and the horseback riding is truly wonderful, whether you're looking for relaxing, instructive or exciting

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Oct
  • 50
  • 72 miles

C Lazy U Ranch 

Vacations at the C Lazy U feel like stepping back in time to a comfortable place full of leisure and laughter, sharing and exploration.

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 95
  • 10 miles

Bar W Guest Ranch

In a beautiful setting and with staff who pay close attention to detail, this is an ideal location for your honeymoon or wedding

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 24
  • 16 miles

The Darwin Ranch 

Darwin Ranch is the most remote guest ranch in the lower 48 states: 25 miles down a dirt road, you will find a herd of horses dotting a spectacular green river valley amid a collection of 100-year-old cabins. Perfect for a real escape from the world for a bit.

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Feb-Mar, Jun-Oct
  • 23
  • 1 hour 30 mins

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch 

Authentic hospitality: Guests have commented on how welcome and at home they feel. Being family owned and operated means the family is involved in the daily operation of the ranch. There are no corporate holdings or off-ranch owners, just a true, family-owned and operated facility.

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 20
  • 90 miles

Latigo Ranch 

Offers guests a genuine and relaxing experience with horses and nature

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jan-Mar, Jun-Sep, Dec
  • 32
  • 65 miles

White Stallion Ranch

Stunning desert location offers diverse riding and hiking terrain, amidst mountains and towering cacti

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 100
  • 28 miles

Alisal Ranch

10,000 acres of privately-owned land in the beautiful California countryside

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 250
  • 30 miles

Brush Creek Ranch 

Rustic-chic, high-end luxury. Very diverse topography-high mountain desert, cottonwood studded creek bottoms to high mountain riding in the Medicine Bow

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 155
  • 13 miles

Paradise Ranch

The location of this ranch truly is 'Paradise'; the ranch is stunningly gorgeous

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Sep
  • 70
  • 50 miles

Rancho de los Caballeros

You can be assured of quality service, the owners have been focused on great guest experiences since 1948.

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 300
  • 65 miles

Rankin Ranch

There’s a wonderful supervised children’s program

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Mar-Oct
  • 50
  • 45 miles

The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch  

The staff at The Hideout will make your stay memorable; they are detail-oriented, down-to-earth and service-driven

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Nov
  • 25
  • 65 miles

Vista Verde 

Outstanding riding facilities, including an indoor heated arena for winter riding, lessons and clinics geared toward all riding levels, and their high-end horse program means you know you're riding top horses

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jan-Mar, Jun-Dec
  • 52
  • 25 miles

Sweet Grass Ranch

There’s an incredible natural rock water slide about 40 yards long, ending in a clear, sparkling creek

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 25
  • 130 miles

Lone Mountain Ranch 

This ranch really has synergy, the staff enjoy working together, and that transfers over to their relationship and care for each guest – they care about every aspect of your stay

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jan-Oct, Dec
  • 80
  • 48 miles

Deep Canyon Guest Ranch 

If you are looking for a smaller ranch with a more intimate environment and awe-inspiring landscape, this is the ranch for you

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 20
  • 85 miles

McGinnis Meadows

This is a true horse and cattle ranch, and they incorporate guests into their way of life with the added feature of a high-end ambience

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Mar-Nov
  • 20
  • 70 miles

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

The ranch embraces high adrenaline, adventure-based activities; from horseback riding and zip-lining, to their signature climbing wall, all set on a 300,000 acre playground. They also offer endless adventure opportunities for children: kayak, archery, horse riding, bike riding and even plinking – horseback riding for three-year-olds

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Oct
  • 60
  • 70 miles

Lazy L&B Ranch

This ranch is ideal for families; there’s a safe, supervised children's riding program and activities – children are encouraged to get involved in the horse program from the first night of arrival. Kids love the natural freedom – they don’t want to come in at night!

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 30
  • 60 miles