In the last year, the Dude Ranchers’ Association has welcomed these 5 wonderful dude ranches into their membership:
Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch – Cody, Wyoming
Located in a beautiful mountain valley three miles from the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch has been serving guests for almost 100 years. With abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and access to hundreds of miles of horseback riding and hiking trails in the Shoshone National Forest, Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch is the ideal place to reconnect with those closest to you, enjoy new friendships, and experience a truly relaxing western vacation.
Blackwater Creek Ranch – Cody, Wyoming
If you want a real western experience, look no further than Blackwater Creek Ranch where the trails lead thru the Shoshone National Forest to breathtaking views. Just 15 miles east of Yellowstone National Park, the Ranch was permitted as a tourist camp in the early 1900s and is one of the oldest ranches on the North Fork of the Shoshone River. Our week-long all-inclusive vacation is packed with adventures for the young and old. We keep our numbers small to maintain that family feeling. There are no “frills” here just plain old-time family fun.
Kara Creek Ranch – Sundance, Wyoming
Discover the magic of Kara Creek Ranch and feel the heart and soul of real cowboy living. At Kara Creek Ranch, we invite you into our home and our hearts while sharing everything there is to ranch and cowboy life. The moment you arrive at Kara Creek Ranch, you will feel right at home and find new friends and family. If you are looking for a true working ranch vacation where you learn how to live and work as a true cowboy, then we are the ranch for you!
Darwin Ranch – Jackson, Wyoming (pictured)
Drawing inspiration from safari lodges of East Africa, we offer unparalleled experiences and unforgettable hospitality at our secluded high-altitude oasis. At 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. We are surrounded by 2.5 million acres of Bridger Teton National Forest and in a secluded and amazing area.
Circle Bar Ranch – Hobson, Montana
The Circle Bar Ranch is a historic guest ranch that dates back to the 1800s in central Montana. The 520-acre guest ranch sits at the base of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. Guests can explore the mountains by horseback, and enjoy fishing, hiking, shooting, archery, and other activities while staying in historic accommodations. Explore the surrounding area of the Judith River Headwaters and the Little Belt Mountains and ride where western artist Charlie Russell once rode. At 5000 feet in elevation, the Circle Bar enjoys the best of Montana’s weather with a host of activities to enjoy.
There are nearly 100 Dude Ranchers’ Association member dude ranches across the Western United States and Canada, each entirely different from one another. Contact us today to help you narrow down your destination options, so you can book your next incredible vacation at a dude ranch! 307-587-2339 | [email protected]
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