Best Guest Ranches
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Mount Carmel, Utah
Resting on 400 acres of forested plateau and a gateway to Zion National Park, this ranch is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Horseback ride through the wildflower-dotted meadows, the red rock cliffs serving as the scenery. Daredevils can set out on a canyoneering expedition in the ruggedly beautiful caverns. If you’d prefer some aquatic adventures, whitewater rafting is right up your alley. Unwind with a refreshing dip in the ranch’s pool or soak in the hot tub!close
C Lazy U Ranch
At the C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Colorado activities abound all year round! When the summer sun is shining, saddle up and explore the mountainous trails on your trusty steed or try your hand at fly fishing. Once the ranch is coated in a sea of snow, you can snowmobile through the pine-dotted terrain or snag a lift ticket for Winter Park Ski Resort. The 12,000-square-foot indoor riding arena hosts horseback adventures every season! Enjoy rustic elegance with a stone fireplace and a jetted tub.close
Rawah Guest Ranch
Whether you're cowboy, fisherman, or a little of both, you'll find a whole lot to love at Rawah Ranch!
This all-inclusive ranch is open in the summer and offers various vacation packages that are tailored to fit every group size and style whether you’re an avid angler or a newcomer to the cowboy lifestyle, Rawah will have a place for you! You’ll be able to choose between nine cozy cabins that are fully appointed with features to make your feel right at home. Live the true cowboy experience with Raway Guest Ranch!close
Colorado Trails Ranch
Cradled by the San Juan Mountains, Colorado Trails Ranch combines outdoor activities and luxurious amenities. Lope through the ruggedly beautiful terrain on horseback, reel in trophy trout on the Florida River, or hike through the rocky trails. After your hunger for adventure as been appeased, satisfy your stomach with the aid of the ranch’s experienced chef. Immerse yourself in casual elegance in your Old West cabin, which features modern amenities like a hot tub and a sparkling pool.close
Red Horse Mountain Ranch
One of Idaho's best kept secrets, Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers fun for the whole family!
When you stay at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, you'll find an all-inclusive experience that is second to none. After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a wide variety of exciting activities. Whether you're an adult looking for an exciting trail ride or a family looking for the thrill of riding a zip line, you'll find something for everyone at Red Horse Mountain Ranch. And, with a Kid’s Program for ages 3 and up, even the little ones can join in on the fun!close
Shaded by a grove of pine trees, the appropriately named Woodside Ranch brings the Old West atmosphere to the Midwest. With more than 60 horses to choose from, there’s a bronco for every buckaroo at this Wisconsin ranch. Explore the wooded trails on horseback or on foot before you toss in a line at Woodside Lake, which is teeming with bass, bluegill, and northern pike. After an action-packed day, mosey on back to the ranch, and cool off in the pool or feed the llamas at the petting zoo!close
Siwash Lake Ranch
70 Mile House, British Columbia
Outdoor activities and understated elegance unite in British Columbia’s cowboy country at Siwash Lake Ranch. Hop in the saddle and explore the breathtaking Canadian backcountry on horseback, reel in schools upon schools of fish from the lake, or hike through the varied terrain of golden grasslands, lush woodlands, and river canyons. After an action-packed day, experience the luxury of your cabin, which features a stone fireplace, a sprawling sundeck, and awe-inspiring views!close
B & B Ranch
Fly Creek, New York
Small in size but huge in fun, B & B Ranch is the perfect place for a horse-based retreat, be it for family for romantic getaway.
Set right outside of Cooperstown, New York, B & B Ranch is well-known for its Piedmontese beef, agricultural tourism, and equestrian fun. Your accommodations will be cozy and quaint, full of small-town charms and authenticity. When you’re ready for some exploration, the expert staff will make sure that you’ll find a horse that perfectly suits your level of expertise. Get out there and have an adventure at B & B, where your experience is their number one priority!close
The Home Ranch
With exceptional Farm-to-Table cuisine and an impressive list of on-site and off-site activities, The Home Ranch has something for everyone.
Elegant Western accommodations are comprised of the main lodge, with six unique lodge rooms, as well as eight distinctive cabin options nestled in the aspens surrounding the lodge. When you're not enjoying the comfort of your room, head out and explore the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Whether your hiking through the wilderness or biking along miles of trails, your in for a outdoor treat! During the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular options.close
Elk Mountain Ranch
Buena Vista, Colorado
Explore the west like never before at Elk Mountain Ranch.
The unending vistas and sprawling plains provide a blank canvas for you to venture out in any number of ways. Days at this dude ranch are filled with horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, riflery, fishing, and more. Their intimate atmosphere paired with the knowledgable and friendly staff allows each of these activities to be tailored to meet each guests’ needs. Perfect for families, couples, and singles alike, this ranch vacation is the ultimate traditional western vacation.close
Clear Creek Family Ranch
Located in Utah’s Color Country, Clear Creek Family Ranch offers a cavalcade of colorful activities for children and adults. Adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy hiking through the tree-lined mountain trails and exploring the nearby Zion National Park on either foot or horseback. Fish Lake National Forest is the perfect setting for a family fishing adventure. Once you’ve experienced the outdoors, return to the ranch and savor the scenery from your deck or curl up next to the fireplace.close
Marble Mountain Guest Ranch
Somes Bar, California
A stay at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch has the ability to meet the diverse interests and needs of EVERYONE in your group!
This is the perfect place to live out your cowboy dreams! With both horseback trail riding and thrilling guest ranch activities on and around the property, you' also certainly never be bored! Around the resort you'll find whitewater rafting, kayaking, shooting sports, fly fishing, and traditional American ranch events. Before you leave you have to try the resort's “saddle and paddle” or raft and ride vacation, combining a superb dining experience and the youth buckaroo program!close
While California might not have as many Ranches as Texas or Arizona, the few it does have are superb, perhaps none more so than Rankin!
If you've never gone horseback riding, it can be a little intimidating. But that's not the case at Rankin; their experienced staff will make your learning process a breeze. Once you're all saddled up, hit the trail and enjoy the beautiful scenery and serenity of Caliente! The landscape ranges from flat land to mountainous trail and everything in-between. If you've ever had a passing interest in learning to horseback ride, Rankin is the place for you!close