Best Dude Ranches
in the U.S.

Dude Ranches for Living Like a Cowboy (or Cowgirl)

So you want to visit a dude ranch? We have just the places for you.

Today's dude ranches are vacation resorts where you can enjoy plenty of creature comforts (think spa treatments, gourmet meals, luxurious accommodations) while still "roughing it" with western-style ranch activities such as horseback riding on the open range, fly fishing and even cattle drives. Each of the properties on GAYOT's Best Dude Ranches in the U.S. is authentic, but that doesn't mean they all follow the same Old West formula. 

In locations including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Central California and even Georgia, these haycations unite hoedowns with yoga in the great outdoors. So pack your appetite, your sense of adventure and prepare to saddle up.

And lest you think the United States is the only country where you can enjoy the "wild west" experience, check out our guide to the Best Ranches Around the World — these retreats take ranching to new levels of luxury.