5 Of America’s Best Luxury Dude Ranches
Many are looking for a vacation that involves spending time outdoors. There are many adventures to be had outside and so many things to explore here in the United States. And you can still do it in luxury.
Yellowstone, the wildly popular cable television series starring Kevin Costner, has sparked newfound interest in the Rocky Mountains and specifically luxury dude ranch vacations. Red Reflet Ranch, a 28,000-acre guest ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, has experienced a surge of guests booking vacations because of their love for the show. The boom of RV travel, road trips and staycations has also bolstered demand for exclusive outdoor adventure getaways.
Below are a five world-class guest ranches where holidaymakers can experience the luxurious cowboy lifestyle:
This luxury dude ranch is a 28,000+ acre resort and working ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Activities include equestrian programs, mountain biking and hiking on 100+ miles of private trails, ATV tours, shooting ranges, fly fishing, family-friendly activities (climbing wall, natural water park, zip-line), cooking classes, cattle branding, farm-to-table cuisine and more. Guests stay in fully-stocked, private cabins at the all-inclusive luxury ranch.
This incredible luxury dude ranch sits along the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies. With a national park-scale landscape perfectly situated to help connect large ecosystems, High Lonesome Ranch is located on a key habitat corridor. Fly-fishing for five species of trout, wing-shooting for upland game birds in pristine coverts, dude ranch weeks where families and friends can participate in real cattle drives, glamorous camping in safari-style tents, family reunions, weddings, corporate group retreats, big game hunting, and personal getaways beckon.
Located in the heart of Western Montana, The Ranch at Rock Creek was originally a working ranch homesteaded in the early 1900’s. Owner Jim Manley opened it as an all-inclusive guest ranch in 2010. Set among 10 square miles of rugged Montana ranchland, the ranch offers guests over 30 outdoor recreational activities, and dozens of unique accommodations featuring four different styles (lodge rooms, canvas cabins, historic barn and luxury homes), memorable ranch cuisine, and a full-service spa. Families, couples, and friends will discover that The Ranch at Rock Creek is a special place that offers the best of America’s “True West” without sacrificing true comfort.
This dude ranch is a traditional, western-style ranch resort on Spencer Lake in Montana. The 3,000-acre property is a year-round dude ranch that treats guests with true Montana hospitality. All meals are included, as are activities such as horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, and fishing. There are picnic areas, BBQs and lawn games, plus a hot tub. Glamping at the Bar W offers a luxury camping resort experience combined with a true cowboy vacation only 23 miles from Glacier National Park.
This all-inclusive ranch has over 30,000 secluded acres where you can really escape the day-to-day and immerse yourself in nature. Time seems to stand still at Brush Creek Ranch. Guests can enjoy a number of activities such as; flying fishing, hiking and trail running, archery, ATV adventures, rock climbing, glamping (in 2021), yoga and more. There is plenty of things to do for families and for the solo adventurer. There is also a world class spa.