Photo of child and horse during a family dude ranch vacation

With summer vacation right around the corner, many families are searching for that perfect family getaway. Odds are you’ve already considered the typical family vacation like Disney or the Grand Canyon, but have you considered bringing your family to a dude ranch? Family dude ranch vacations offer an all-inclusive experience where you can spend quality time connecting to nature and each other. Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association makes it easy to discover the best ranch for your family with our ranch listings page highlighting over 20 Wyoming ranches. Read on to learn why your family should plan your next vacation at one of our dude ranches.

5 Reasons to Plan a Family Ranch Vacation in Wyoming

Many things go into planning a family vacation, from where to stay to what to do. Booking a family dude ranch vacation takes the stress out of planning and offers activities suitable for all ages. Here are a few reasons why dude ranches are the perfect vacation destinations for families:

1. Everything is All-Inclusive

Since everything is all-inclusive, booking a family dude ranch vacation is easy to plan and budget. We will pick you up from the airport, prepare your meals, entertain your kids, plan western activities, and give you a place to sleep. All you have to do is choose where to go, and we’ll do everything else! 

2. The Perfect Place to Unplug

Dude ranches allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in exchange for a slower pace of life where you can freely make connections with nature. Imagine everyone unplugging from their devices for a week and horseback riding in the mountains instead!

3. Caters to All Ages

Regardless if you have young children or teenagers, there are activities for every age available at Wyoming dude ranches. Some ranches offer specific kids programs designed for our youngest guests! On the other hand, we have ranches that cater to families with older children looking for more independence. 

4. Endless Activities

The wealth of activities available at each ranch means you won’t have to worry about the kids being bored during your stay. Typical ranch activities include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, river rafting, hunting, and water sports.

5. Quality Time Together

One of the most notable things about a ranch vacation is the connection families share. Taking a break from work and school allows everyone to spend quality time together trying new things. And discovering new things together will help increase your bond as a family away from the distractions of daily life.

Book Your Family Dude Ranch Vacation Today!

There is a reason why so many families return to Wyoming dude ranches for their vacations year after year. Family dude ranch vacations offer the perfect place to unplug and spend quality time together in the great outdoors. At Wyoming Dude Rancher’s Association, we make it easy to find a ranch that works for your family’s needs. Each of our ranches will deliver an experience that is all-inclusive, without worries, and most importantly, fun for the entire family!