The essential guide to dude, guest, and working cattle ranches worldwide.
Working Dude Ranches
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.
|Season:||May through September|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Season:||mid May to mid October|
|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)|