Dude ranches and guest ranches offer a family vacation experience like no other destination. Dude ranches are the original Western vacation. Our first ranchers introduced the unique beauty of the American West to guests from all over. All this happened in the best way possible: from the back of a horse. This horseback adventure was surrounded by honest and real Western hospitality that these dude ranch pioneers considered a part of the code of the west embodied by the Dude Ranchers’ Association, also known as DRA.
The Dude Ranchers’ Association was founded to preserve, protect and promote their unique vacation experience and its identity. The DRA and its’ member ranches operate based upon 6 key principle words all starting with the letter H: Horses, Hats, Hospitality, Heritage, Honesty and Heart. When you vacation at a DRA member ranch, you can be sure of a quality vacation that ensures guests are treated to genuine western hospitality combined with the lodging industry’s highest standards.
At a dude ranch, you will find an all-inclusive vacation experience filled with horseback riding, fly-fishing, swimming, cycling, white water rafting, rodeos and so much more. Dude ranches are the perfect destination for solo travelers, multi-generational families, and even corporate events. Let the folks at the Dude Ranchers’ Association help you find the perfect ranch for you and your family to make lifelong memories. There is a little cowboy in all of us, come find yours today!