Gene Kilgore’s Ranch Vacations

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The Leading Guide to Guest and Resort, Fly-Fishing, and Cross-Country Skiing Ranches in the United States and Canada, 6th Edition.

Getting the family ready for a guest ranch vacay

So, last week we told you how to plan ahead for your guest ranch trip. Now the question is: How do you get the family ready for this unique vacation?
Simple: ask Ranchweb.
Gene Kilgore, chief wrangler here at Ranchweb, has visited most of the guest ranches in the West and beyond, and has learned a few [...]



Whether your idea of a family getaway is outdoor adventures under a warm sun, or cozy digs in a snowy landscape, guest ranches from Arizona to Colorado are inviting families to pack up and head for the corral this spring break. Gene Kilgore, the legendary expert on guest ranches, has compiled a list of spring [...]


Sun-drenched Arizona dude ranch getaways


Never mind that our winter season hasn’t been as snowy and miserable as it was last year. That doesn’t mean you still couldn’t use some fun in the sun and time to stop and smell the desert wildflowers.
It’s easy to  get away for a last-minute vacation at a warm, sunny Arizona dude ranch [...]


Eco-friendly and ‘green’ dude ranch vacations

Green dudes
What better way to vacation ‘green’ than to visit an eco-friendly dude or guest ranch. After all, ranches have had years of practice in being careful stewards of their lands in order to be successful.
In recent years, many dude or guest ranch ranches have gone beyond their regular practices of ensuring streams stay clean [...]


Selecting the best dude and guest ranch for the kids

Smart Ranch Traveler
Moms are often the ones who end up doing the background research for any vacation. That’s especially true when they’re hunting for a dude or guest ranch vacation for the family. Any mom would agree: it’s always good to start your selection process early. But even August isn’t too late-ask about cancellations. (In [...]


Eastern dude ranches, spring dude ranch vacation specials

Eastern dude and guest ranch news
You may not think about taking a dude and guest ranch vacation in the states east of the Mississippi, but there are several terrific guest ranches there, especially in New York and North Carolina. This month, we’re putting the spotlight on ranches with an eastern twist. Now’s the time to [...]


Valentine ranches: romantic dude and guest ranch resorts

Hot Deals
What’s a Valentine ranch? Well, perhaps it’s the most unusual gift you can give your sweetie this year. What do you look for in a romantic escape? Surely the must have list includes a destination that’s unique,  somewhat quieter and more secluded, in a spectacularly lovely setting (such as California’s Highland Ranch, at left). [...]


Historic Montana dude ranches

Montana is one of the cradles of the dude ranch industry, with a number of historic dude ranches. The 63 Ranch history dates from 1863 (hence its name) and it became a dude ranch in 1930; it was the first dude ranch in Montana declared a National Historic Site (in 1982).
The 63 Ranch is [...]