A Month to be Thankful this Thanksgiving Holiday

A month to be Thankful

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

Having time off from work and life is definitely needed during this time in order to reset from the strenuous year. Some things people do is begin to plan for the next year. Some things to consider when planning for trips during time off are a dude ranch vacation. A dude ranch vacation will help


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 a wide variety or people. These crew members have a wide variety of jobs including: housekeeping, wait staff, maintenance, wranglers, fishing guides, and office staff.

These Crew members have experiences to share that are unique to Wyoming. These crew members come from all walks of life and from all over the world. They can come from as far as England, Spain, and France and as close as California, Texas and even Wyoming.




Father’s Day

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 the guest families as well. These fathers take guests on horseback rides on the mountain range, show guests the best places to fish, and some even show guests how to shoot.

Some of our Wyoming Dude ranch fathers like to sit back after a long day at work and play guitar. During these fun times guests sometimes hear adventurous cowboy stories from these fathers who have experienced many wild and exciting experiences.

Wyoming Dude Ranch fathers as family Men

Wyoming dude ranch father are also family men. Even after a long day at the ranch, these fathers still find the time to spend quality time with their family and children. Many dude ranch fathers work along side there children and teach them all about ranch work. It a unique opportunity for these children to see what their father’s do for work.

Your father this father’s day

What a great opportunity for your father this father’s day to be able to have the opportunity to see what its like to be one of these cowboys. Many fathers come from all over the world to see what its like to go on cattle drives and how to swing a rope.

For those fathers looking to relax there is also four wheeler’s, Polaris, dirt bikes that can be ridden as part of the dude ranch experience

Some fathers even enjoy watching and coaching their children while they try cattle riding for the first time.

Whether your father enjoys alot of adventure or just a relaxing vacation with the family, we at the Wyoming dude ranchers association have the ranch just for your father to enjoy.

Mother’s Day

Mothers 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 prepare some delicious pastries for family and guests.


Mother’s On Mother’s Day

May all the mothers out there, we say happy mothers day from the Wyoming dude ranchers association. We hope you had special and memorable day full of roses, chocolates and lots of love from all your family.

Mother’s day dude ranch vacation

Wyoming dude ranchers association hopes that you may consider treating your mother on a dude ranch vacation. At a Wyoming dude ranch, your mother can relax and enjoy as many of the activities as the ranch has to offer.


TAX Season

Tax Returns

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 for anyone from any walk of life.

A dude ranch vacation can be for a single person or for a big family reunion. With a tax return, you can stay at one of our all inclusive dude ranches. Each of our Wyoming Dude Ranches are unique and provide a different experience. Each ranch has a difference ambiance and has a unique story as to how they were started.



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 staff!

Weddings are not the only romantic activity available at a Wyoming dude ranch. There are romantic horseback rides, scenic hikes, and tranquil rivers rafting. Wyoming truly is a wonderful place to spend with a loved one.

A Wyoming dude ranch  is a wonderful place to be able to kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet while sipping on some wine and watching the sunset. Wyoming dude ranches also have a sweet tooth for many delicious pastries. There is not a better way to celebrate Valentine’s day then to enjoy a gourmet chocolate covered strawberry. These gourmet pastries are better than anything you would ever get at any candy store.

Whether or not you have a Valentine tomorrow (February 14), enjoy Valentines day with your loved ones, family ad friends.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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 season. Horses take this time to rest up and get fattened up for the next year. During the winter months our ranches take the time to work on any maintenance projects pending from the summer months. Maintenance includes, repairing cabins, fences, horse saddles and bridles.

With all of this going on there is still some time to celebrate the holidays here in Wyoming. Christmas trees go up and a nice warm fire is started to heat up the cozy cabin. Some good Cowboy coffee gets prepared on the stove just in time for a relaxing evening cuddled up on a comfy chair with friends and family to swap stories and reminisce about the passing year.

Outside chores are not exempt during the holidays. Horses still need to be fed and tended to. Cows need to be checked on and made sure they are not sick. There is still time to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s in a Wyoming Ranch. Nothing is more magical than a horse drawn sleigh ride on fresh powder.



It is nice quiet and calm night this holiday season In Wyoming as we celebrate this Christmas. On behalf of the Wyoming Dude Ranchers association we wish all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hurricanes, Earth quakes, and Fires

Hurricanes, Earth quakes, 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 television. Fires are more problematic and periodically make national news. Although Hurricanes and Earth quakes are not caused by human influence, fires at times have been known to be caused by human error.

Humans and Fires

Many are aware of forest fires and see the results of it in Yellowstone.  Fires may occur in three different ways; Lightning strike, campfire or human started accidental fire, and controlled fires.

Lightning Strike

High Spots in the area and tall trees are an attraction to Lightning strikes.

Campfire or accidental fire

Campers may at times make the mistake of not being sure that their campfires are completely out. Coals need to be cold before leaving a campsite. uncontrolled fires are also often caused by unattended fires that often times pop embers out of the fire pit, catching fire on surrounding dry grass.

Controlled Fires

The National Forest service conduct controlled fires. controlled fires are important for natural growth and re establishing rich soil.


Post Solar ecplipse

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 a cloud in the sky for the solar eclipse. The glasses proved to be very essential for the whole experience. During the eclipse everyone could feel a significant difference in the suns heat. It seemed to be alot cooler during all stages if the solar eclipse. Here are but a few pics of our various ranches who captured this moment for all to see

Summer is here!

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 employees also start coming in and getting settled and trained during this time and take this time to learn everything there is to know to ensure the guests an authentic western experience. Don’t be fooled clearing trail is not as easy as it looks. If some of these horse trails go through national wilderness, only hand saws and axes can be used to cut and clear logs. After a long windy winter, there are bound to be many down trees and branches on the trail.


Let’s not forget the horses! Before the guests arrive the horses get their shoes on and their legs stretched out as they guide the new wranglers and show them everything they need to know about the trails. These horses have had a long winter vacationing and relaxing and getting fat off of their summer hay. During the winter, the horses will either stay at the ranch or will be turned out into bigger pastures. Where they can run and roam freely.

Since the horses have been on vacation they have to be conditioned and get back into shape in order to take guests out on trail rides. Horses undergo some fine tuning during this time as they fall out of practice.

When the guests arrive to the ranches there is not one detail missed. From the cabins, to the kitchen all the way to the barn, everything is fine tuned and ready to go for an unforgettable vacation.

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