Meet Your Host

Learn about the lives of dude ranch owners and equestrian vacation guides from around the world.

Meet Your Host- Cherokee Park Ranch, Colorado

November 21, 2015
Located in Livermore, Colorado and surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains, Cherokee Park Ranch brings together families of all ages for fun in the saddle and nature. Family owned and run, this is the type of ranch experience that may make your kids put down their electronics and do something… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Hipparion Horseback Riding in Romania

November 9, 2015
Meet Csaba Gall, the owner of Hipparion horseback riding in Romania. Csaba grew up riding in this remote and rugged region and knows the mountain trails like the back of his hand. Using packhorses, Csaba leads travelers through the wonderful landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, one of the largest and most… Read more »

Meet Your Host- White Stallion Ranch in Arizona

October 31, 2015
Meet the True Family, Russell and Laura, Michael and Kristin, Steven and Alice, and David, longtime owners of White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona! Situated on the northwest side of Tucson, White Stallion Ranch is well-located and great for a variety of travelers. The ranch is easily accessible from Tucson… Read more »

Meet Your Host-Circle Z Ranch in Arizona

August 27, 2015
Located in Patagonia, Arizona, Circle Z Ranch is the oldest continually operated guest ranch in the state. Family owned and operated by Diana and Rick Nash and managed by Jennie and George Lorta, Circle Z has an endless variety of trails through private, state, and federal lands. Guests ride horses… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Rocking Z Guest Ranch in Montana

March 9, 2015
Located just North of Helena in Wolf Creek, Montana, the Rocking Z Guest Ranch is in the part of the Rocky Mountains called the Baldy’s. It is just east of the Continental Divide. Family owned and run by ranchers and horse trainers Zack and Patty Wirth and their daughter and… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Tarryall River Ranch

January 24, 2015
Meet Paula and Colton G. of Tarryall River Ranch in Colorado, where you'll get a western experience that you won’t soon forget. Paulta and Colton have been in the Dude Ranch Industry for a while and know that what makes Tarryall River Ranch so special is it’s excellent horse program,… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Swan Mountain Outfitters

December 6, 2014
Swan Mountain Outfitters and Swan Mountain Ranch are located southeast of Kalispell, Whitefish and the famed Flathead Valley of Montana in what's called “glacier country." Recently celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013, this Montana outfitting company leads travelers on horseback pack trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the fifth-largest wilderness in… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Rainbow Trout Ranch in Colorado

November 17, 2014
Meet Doug, Linda, David and Jane, members of the Van Berkum Family that you will meet on your stay at Rainbow Trout Ranch in the Southern Colorado Rockies. This dude ranch has been in their family for over 20 years. Active as team ropers and in raising their own Quarter Horses, the… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Lian Hayes of BlueGreen Adventures

August 7, 2014
BlueGreen Adventures, which leads travelers on adventure vacations through the stunning landscapes of Chile's southern Patagonia, has recently started new riding holidays. Their polo experience stays take riders to some of Argentina and England’s finest private estates and a new ranch ride in Colombia. We corresponded with Lian Hayes, who… Read more »

Meet Your Host- The Haas Family of A Lazy H Outfitters

May 19, 2014
Joseph Haas of A Lazy H Outfitters and his family have been taking horse pack trips into Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness for decades. Back in the 1920’s pack trips often lasted two weeks and many western artists, including 'the cowboy artist' Charlie Russell, joined the family to gain inspiration from the beauty… Read more »