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Professional working ranches have been in the past closely guarded communities of people living off the land and savoring a "way of life" that has been handed down through generations. Many are still private ranches, but a handful are beginning to open their gates to travelers around the world. 

For many guests, staying at a working ranch will be a once in a lifetime opportunity in which they get to learn about what it takes to run and care for the livestock and land. While soaking up the rhythm of ranch life you will acquire horsemanship skills, gather livestock from pastures, drive herds of cattle, and maybe even experience a cow or horse giving birth. You will truly learn what a ranch looks like, smells like, and how it tastes and feels. It is often an experience that truly touches ones heart and soul.

Cottonwood Ranch — Wells, NV USA

Season: May through September
Capacity: 20
Rates: $275 a day- all inclusive for Ranch visit, $1750 6 day Horse drive, $1700 Wilderness Pack trips, Pack Trip over the Jarbidge Wilderness into the town of Jarbidge, Fall Elk Bugle Pack Trip,...
Activities: Unlimited side by side real western horseback riding, riding... (more)
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Rowse's 1+1 Ranch LLC — Burwell, NE USA

Season: May 15, 2016-Oct. 29, 2016
Capacity: 10
Rates: $300 per person per day
Activities: You can expect at least 6 hours of riding a day. A wide variety... (more)
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Zapata Ranch — Mosca, CO USA

Season: March 1-November 1
Capacity: In order to provide a more personal experience, we try to limit our number of guests to 15 per week
Rates: $2300 all inclusive weekly rate
Activities: Join us at any time of the year and immerse yourself into... (more)
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Colorado Cattle Company and Guest Ranch — New Raymer, CO USA

Season: First Sunday in May to mid-October
Capacity: 26, with normally about 14-16 guests.
Rates: Cabins: $2,199 per week ; Couples Bunkhouse room: $2,299.00 per week ; VIP cabin suites: $2,499 per week
Activities: Cattle work is the core of a rancher’s life. During our... (more)
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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch — Shell, WY USA

Season: Year-round
Capacity: 25
Rates: $2,185 (4 nights) - $2,885 (6 nights) - $6,250 (13 nights)
Activities: The Hideout is not your typical nose-to-tail guest ranch. A... (more)
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Chico Basin Ranch — Colorado Springs, CO USA

Season: January - December
Capacity: 2 rooms (6 people)
Rates: $1995 per week (6 night stay) American Plan
Activities: Guests participate in the day-to-day operations on the... (more)
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New Haven Working Cattle & Guest Ranch — Hulett, WY USA

Season: mid May to mid October
Capacity: 10
Rates: $1470 per week based on double occupancy, $1620 single occupancy, lower rates for non-riders
Activities: Having just 10 guests at a time allows us to offer everyone a... (more)
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McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch — Libby, MT USA

Season: Year round
Capacity: 15 to 19 guests
Rates: $2000.50 to $2178.75 per person per week, plus Montana accommodations tax and transportation fee. Off peak in the spring $1298.00 to $1688.50 per person plus tax and transportation fee. Off peak...
Activities: People are saying they've ridden more than they could ever... (more)
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HorseWorks Wyoming — Thermopolis, WY USA

Season: March thru October
Capacity: 20
Rates: $1,100/1-week, $1,600/2-weeks $2,450/3-weeks
Activities: Ride through beautiful Western country as you become accustomed... (more)
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McGarry Ranches — Rexburg, ID USA

Season: May - November
Capacity: 10
Rates: $1645.00, per week, plus taxes
Activities: We are a working cattle ranch. We do our work with the cattle... (more)
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