What Makes A Dude Ranch?
A dude ranch is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We highly recommend visiting one for at least a week or longer! A dude ranch includes a complete ranch experience complete with, real cabins, real meals, real cowboys, and real horses…so the whole nine yards. You’ll stay in historic log cabins with their original 1920′s charm, complete with wood-burning stoves, rustic wood furniture and private baths. You’ll enjoy great home-style meals and pampered attention from ranch hosts who are happy to cater to your every need. And most importantly the horses! The horses are the center of any great dude ranch. You will be taken out in small riding groups with real cowboys who are passionate about the horses and the lifestyle they live; complete with wranglers, boots, and a cowboy hat! Any great dude ranch needs variety and unique horseback riding. What does that mean? Small riding groups, riding on close to 100 different trails, half or full day rides, and the choice to ride in the Wilderness, United States Forest Service, or Yellowstone National Park….Everything the Covered Wagon Ranch offers! There are a lot of things that make up a ‘Dude Ranch.’ In our eyes, a dude ranch is a tradition among families, individuals, and couples. It is a place to unwind and enjoy the western atmosphere and everything that makes guests continue to return year after year.