The Old West as it was once known has long faded into the sunset but there are still many working ranches where remnants of the past are still alive and kicking.
A family vacation on a dude ranch is guaranteed to be fun for the whole gang.
Experience what a real working ranch is like, where you can saddle up and ride the day away and if you’d like, participate in daily chores.
Bucks & Spurs Guest Ranch
Located in the state of Missouri in Ava, this genuine cattle and horse ranch is situated on a wilderness river. The cowboys are friendly and fun loving and the food is better than good.
You will have the full experience of what the life of a cowboy is like today when you join them in horse training and cattle drives. The ranch has 1000 acres where wildlife, horses and cattle cohabitate.
The ranch also offers canoeing, fishing and swimming on their private frontage of Big Beaver River.
Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch
Cowpokes looking for personalized attention, adventure, great riding on even better horses will find it in Martinsdale, Montana at the Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch. The ranch is renowned for working their cattle and fantastic horseback riding.
Here you won’t find head to tail horseback riding; instead you can ride to the best of your abilities. Kids and adults alike will have lots of fun moving the cattle. There are approximately 1500 cows living on a sprawling 25,000 acres.
It is a huge place to roam on horseback and cowboys are always happy to ride with guests to show you Big Sky Country and share with them their way of life.
A Tennessee Guest Ranch
This family ranch can be found in Dunlap, Tennessee. When guests arrive they are provided with their own Guest Ranch Horse. The views are unmatched and lunches packed in saddle bags can be enjoyed by the river.
The ranch is a Christian venue with trail rides combined with bible study. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best at A Tennessee Guest Ranch.
Dude ranch vacations were once a popular pastime but in recent times travelers have chosen destinations with a more exotic flair.
Nothing can beat a family vacation spent at a working ranch where you can’t help but experience a way of life not like your own. So pack up your saddlebags and head to the world of cows, horses and cowboys.