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Wyoming Dude Ranch Thanksgiving 2019

Thanksgiving is the start of all the delicious meals to come to wrap up the year. Wyoming dude ranches are not an exception In celebrating this holiday. Thanksgiving at a Wyoming dude ranch can mean a variety of different guests, vistas, and aromas. Guests at Wyoming Dude Ranches Our guests come from all over the world to stay at a Wyoming Dude ranch. Guests come to experience the authentic west and to see cowboys, horses, cows, views and delicious food. Many guests who come to visit a Wyoming dude ranch have concerns that the accommodations will be similar to the [...]

November 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Month to be Thankful this Thanksgiving Holiday

As the holidays are fast approaching it is the time of year to be thankful. During this time of year people prepare their most delicious dishes, spend much needed family time, and reflect on the year that is soon to pass. This month kicks off all the fun activities that will be coming up for the rest of the year. People get excited for this time of year for different reasons. Some enjoy the time off from work, others enjoy spending time with family and others enjoy all the food they will either eat or prepare. Thankful for Time Off [...]

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Summer Days at Wyoming Dude Ranches

Now that we are half way through the summer, its hard to believe that the fun will soon be over. Many of our Wyoming dude ranches have been having a lot of family fun doing a wide range of activities. these activities vary from horseback riding, swimming, rafting, hiking, shooting, bicycling, dancing, and 4 wheeling. Crew Members at Wyoming Dude Ranches Many of our Wyoming dude ranch guests fall in love with our crew members. The crew members are the people who are responsible for showing guests what an authentic dude ranch experience is all about. Wyoming crew members include [...]

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Father’s Day

Father's day Is a special day to all dads from all walks of life. Dads come in all shapes and sizes. Some fathers work in an office and others work outside. At the Wyoming dude ranchers association our fathers do both. from helping answering telephones and making desk beds to leading cattle drives and fixing fences, these fathers really are jacks of all trades. Wyoming dude ranch father's Being a Wyoming dude ranch father is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs any one can have. These fathers not only have to look after their family but also all [...]

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mother’s Day

Mothers day is always a special day in a family. These special individuals have different tasks to different people in different family environments. In many family environments, mothers are the ones who plan things such as; appointments, parties, and vacations. Ranch Mothers Ranch Mothers are unique. These mothers not only look after their children but devote a lot of their time to ranch chores. Wyoming Dude ranch mothers have a wide variety of talents. Some ranch mothers know how to fish, camp, ride a horse and do cattle work. Wyoming dude ranch mothers also have a sweet tooth and can [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tax Season

Now that taxes are almost to a close, what are you going to do with your tax return? Are you looking forward to receiving tax returns to either catch up on bills, make a much wanted splurge purchase or plan your next vacation? The Wyoming Dude Ranchers can help you with one of these things. Authentic Wyoming Dude Ranch Vacation An authentic western experience for you and your family is a great option for how to spend your tax return. A Wyoming dude ranch vacation is not like any vacation you will ever experience. Wyoming dude ranch vacations can be [...]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air and Valentine ’s Day is almost here. Wyoming Dude ranches know exactly how to celebrate Valentine’s day in style. Wyoming is the perfect place to enjoy with that special someone. The mountains, scenery, and ambiance is what makes this place the perfect romantic spot for any occasion. The most beautiful weddings take place here In Wyoming. The wide open spaces, clean air and horses are what make any wedding truly a perfect day. If you choose to have a wedding at a Wyoming dude ranch, many include access to catering, set up and even wait [...]

February 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a horse? Christmas means different things to different people all over the world. it’s a wonderful time of the year. Time to spend time with family and reflect on the year and prepare for the upcoming new year. New years is right around the corner and with it comes another busy season for the dude ranches here in Wyoming. Wyoming dude ranches take this time to spend with family, relax and recoup from the busy season and to prepare for the next [...]

December 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Fires

Natural Disasters There has been a lot of natural disasters in the news lately concerning Hurricanes, Earth quakes, and fires. Natural disasters are happening everywhere and affecting various states and countries Alike. In the last couples months we have seen fires in Montana and Wyoming, earthquakes in Mexico and central america, and Hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Texas and Mexico. Natural Disasters in the State of Wyoming Wyoming does not experience Hurricanes but Earth quakes and Fires are not a rare occurrence to this beautiful state. Earth quakes occur occasionally but are hardly big enough to reach national [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Post Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse was a success here in Wyoming. Many guests came from around the world to come and see this historical site. This was the first full solar eclipse in this area in many years and was really a special moment to share with guests. Now that we are at Post solar eclipse , people are hungry to see another one. No worries. the next solar eclipse is said to take place in Mexico, central and south America. Here at the ranches, the horses did not seem to mind taking a break from the sunny day. There was not [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Summer is Here!

Summer is here and our Wyoming Ranches are getting ready for the guests arrival. It’s time to dust the lampshades, remove the cob webs from the window ceils and bring out the fresh linens to give the cabins a proper face lift. Although some ranches stay open all year long, a lot of ranches go to sleep for the winter. It’s during these spring months that the ranches use this time to prep for opening. Some of this prep work includes clearing horse trails, cleaning saddles and bridles, organizing cabins, and of course a lot of landscaping and arranging. Summer [...]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy New Years!! 2017- Eclipse

New Years 2017  is here and many are already planning their new years resolutions and big plans for the year. This year will be the year of the solar eclipse! If you don't already know about it, mark your calendars! The Eclipse This event will take place on August 21, 2017. In addition, this will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades.  Wyoming is one of the best places to view this special event. In Wyoming you can witness this special event without pollution or giant buildings. Stay at a dude [...]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Christmas In Wyoming

Christmas is Finally here!! We are all ready to celebrate Christmas here at the Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association. Did you know that some dude ranches stay open even through the winter? It may be a little hard to believe, but there are things to do over the winter months at a dude ranch. There are activities like snowmobiling and horseback riding. Never a dull moment at a Wyoming Dude Ranch even in the winter. Check out our specialty weeks and see if any of our ranches have any specials going on that you can surprise your family with this christmas

December 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Election With all the excitement of the Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump out of the way, we can relax and reflect on Veterans Day. On this special day, we observe and appreciate the sacrifice that our armed forces make. Its because of our armed forces that we can live in a country that is free and safe. The Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association salutes and thanks all those who have served our country. What do people look for when they come to visit the United States? Is it our amusement parks? Is it our diverse landscape? Or [...]

November 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Summer is Almost Here

Summer is just around the corner! The flowers are starting to bloom and people are dusting their back patios, bringing out the cushions and throw pillows to spruce up their yards for BBQ season. If you have kids, they are probably wondering what your planning for their next fun adventure. Although Disneyland Park, originally Disney may be a magical adventure and it may be fun to visit Minnie and Mickie, it is nice to see something new. Many families choose to go to places like Universal studios Hollywood, knots berry farm, and sea world year after year with their families, [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a very special day for the Irish people and for the rest of the world. St Patrick’s Day has become a globally recognized holiday for many to enjoy. Don’t forget to wear your green today to support the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is the day of the Leprechaun and clovers for adults and children all over the world. I remember as a child, going out during recess trying to find a four leaf clover out on the grass. In the dude ranching world St. Patrick’s Day holds a very special reminder of how grateful we are [...]

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to surprise your sweetheart than with a romantic getaway to a cozy private cabin in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. Wyoming has several things to offer that will prove to be an enjoyable and romantic getaway. Rediscover your significant others adventurous side; Loping down the trail on horseback, hiking up to breathtaking vistas, or whitewater rafting down a daring river. Want to slow it down and smell the wildflowers? No problem! Our Wyoming dude ranches can do that too. Enjoy a relaxing day alongside [...]

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Clydesdales: Gentle Giants of the Range

With super bowl 2016 already here, the Budweiser Clydesdale's are getting harnessed up and getting ready for the big game. Taking a step back, one has to wonder what other uses these magnificent work horses serve in today’s world. For the Wyoming Dude Ranches Association, Wyoming Dude Ranches use work horses for many things such as; feeding, Children’s activities, wagon rides, packing and weddings. These are but a few things these gentle giants can do. Working horses, including Clydesdales, are known for their gentle and calm nature, which is a good attribute to have when pulling a wagon, or packing [...]

March 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Eaton’s Ranch

Where they first came up with the word “Dude” in dude ranching. This cozy ranch is tucked away by the serene and mountainous Big Horn National forest. There is quite a bit of history to learn and enjoy here at this beautiful ranch. As I first pulled into Eaton’s Ranch, I was warmly welcomed and felt right at home. The staff was very helpful, informative and attentive to my questions and needs. At Eaton’s Ranch you cant help but feel like your going back in time to the old cowboy days, with the ranch having such a historical background being [...]

March 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Hideout

The Hideout is a very welcoming and organized ranch that is willing to do anything and everything reasonably possible to ensure you have a great visit. The Hideout is filled with charming and knowledgeable staff that are very approachable, friendly and helpful. One of the wranglers even helped me out when I got my car stuck in the snow. From the moment I got off the plane, The Hideout helped me with my bags and loaded my things in the Ranch Vehicle. Once I got in the ranch vehicle and started on the road, I was educated and invited to [...]

October 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Red Reflet Wyoming Dude Ranch Blog

Red Reflet, What can I say about this ranch, but Wow. This Luxury resort guest ranch definitely meets the needs of those who want to have a high end modern ranch experience. Located outside of the little town of Ten Sleep, This beautiful ranch has the perfect concept of quiet and private. When I arrived at Red Reflet I was definitely surprised by all the beautiful panoramic views that the main lodge has to offer. The food is also to perfection as most of the produce comes from the ranches own private green house. Even the eggs at the ranch [...]

April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association Blog:Intro

In this Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association Blog, I will be sharing my experiences that I have in each of these Wyoming Dude Ranches. I will be adding more ranches and pictures as I go along in the hopes that I can share this unique experience with all of you, and to give you a better idea of what to expect in one of out Wyoming Dude Ranches. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have as I go along. my email is wyodra@gmail.com. A Wyoming Guest or Dude Ranch Vacation is different than any other Guest Ranch [...]

May 7th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|
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