Guest Ranches

The West is a land of natural majestic beauty. Snow-capped mountains that reach for the sky, forest filled green valleys, plateaus of rolling grasslands, golden prairies, azure coloured lakes, sparkling streams and rushing rivers. This is the real west, ...cowboy country! And, the best way to experience the west is at a guest ranch.

Welcome to our list of the Guest Ranches of North America. Plan your next Guest Ranch vacation. Whether it's horseback riding, trail rides, cattle drives or authentic western hospitality and accommodations, these guest ranches offer western vacations for the whole family.



Anchor D Guiding and Outfitting - Join us for an incredible Canadian Rockies horseback vacation just 45 minutes southwest of Calgary. Packages include half and full day trailrides out of the ranch to 7-day Great Divide Rides into the wilderness of Kananaskis Country. We supply horses, hearty home-cooked meals, wranglers, guides, tents, cots and foamies. Ask about our Weekender packages.

Brewster Rocky Mountain Adventures - On the shores of the Bow River, at the entrance to the Canadian Rockies, the Kananaskis Guest Ranch is the original Brewster Family homestead offering Western hospitality since 1923. All inclusive adventure packages, cabin / chalet accommodations, trail riding, rafting, overnight pack trips, golf, & western BBQs. 45 minutes west of Calgary.

Homeplace Ranch - Live your dream of having your own horse and riding in the high cattle country of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary or Banff have the scenery and we have over 45 horses for you to choose from. Enjoy western style living and dining in the main lodge, and the Jacuzzi after along days' ride. A brochure is available.

Outpost at Warden Rock - Exclusive Canadian Rockies western experience, accessed by an 8-mile Stagecoach ride along the Red Deer river across the meadows of the Ya Ha Tinda. Enjoy trail riding, hiking, fishing, hearty home cooked meals, & our relaxing hot tub. We schedule special courses / clinics on wilderness packing, conformation & tack fitting, driving, fitness, & western music throughout the summer.

British Columbia:

Big Bar Guest Ranch - No deadlines, fresh mountain air, good horses & trails that lead to spectacular views. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo, where time has no meaning, we offer riding, hiking, gold panning, canoeing, hay rides, fishing, x-country skiing, snowmobiling...

Blackwater-Spruce Guest Ranch - In the high plateau country you’ll find meadows, rivers, & lakes. Hike the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, camp, canoe or experience ranch life as you spend time at the Blackwater-Spruce Ranch in the North Cariboo! The wagons hooked up and ready go!

Campbell Hills Guest Ranch - A small personal guest ranch in the picturesque ranching country 25 min. from Kamloops. Max. 16 guests. High quality food, western hospitality, romantic lodging, privacy & customized programs! Max 5 riders per 2 wranglers on trail rides.

Chezacut Wilderness Adventures - Fully guided, ecological horseback retreats offered at Chezacut, in British Columbia's Chilcotin Country. Be part of a biologic-dynamic cattle ranch. Share our family meals which are all organic, mostly home-grown and served with grass finished meats.

Chilcotin Holidays - “Experience 5 Star Wilderness” within our spectacular 6,000sq-km territory in the south Chilcotin Mountains. All-inclusive Ranch or Camp-based adventures with Licensed Guides: Guest Ranch Stay, Horse Pack Trips, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, Guide Training, and Winter Adventures. Our experienced Mountain Cayuse Horses suited for novice to advanced riders. Transportation available between Vancouver and our Ranch.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - Discriminating travelers will find a world-renowned ultra-luxurious eco-resort, 4 star accommodations, coastal cuisine, adventure, and a lush & breathtakingly wilderness frontier. Our golden triangle of adventure begins and ends in Tofino on Vancouver Island.

Escott Bay Resort - Far Mountain Pack Trips, which operates from Escott Bay Resort offers overnight pack trips into the mountains and wilderness surrounding Anahim Lake in the West Chilcotin of British Columbia. Specializing in 3 to 4 day trips, we offer our guests a comfortable base camp, great food, surefooted horses, a capable guide/wrangler and an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Free Rein Guest Ranch - Explore our amazing landscapes, enjoy our Western hospitality, experience our adventures and embrace our friendly and relaxed Cariboo lifestyle. We really do give you free rein to decide how you spend your days with us.

Jandana Ranch - We offer an affordable ranch holiday experience for families, individuals and small groups. With a maximum of 20 guests, we can provide a personable atmosphere. Take part in the operation of a working horse ranch. Other activities available include trail riding, natural horsemanship lessons, fishing, nature walks, & winter activities as well.

Siwash Lake Ranch - 4.5 Stars - explore pristine wilderness by horseback, on your own or with a guide. Cast to a rising trout, hike to cascading waterfalls, mountain bike an array of trails or paddle shimmering Siwash Lake. Ultra-luxe accommodation, fine dining & all season adventures.

Spring Lake Ranch - Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, & winter sports with old fashioned hospitality & a relaxed western atmosphere. Our year-round natural paradise, in BC’s Cariboo Country, is the perfect place for a tranquil adventure and to create special memories.

Sundance Guest Ranch - Whether you're looking for a horseback riding holiday, a family vacation where even the kids will have fun, or somewhere you can really get away from it all, you've found it. The food is fantastic, there’s 1000’as of acres to ride and play in, and after a ride watch the herd gallop out to the field, laugh with friends and just relax. This is your ranch.

Three Bars Ranch - Located in the Rocky Mountains between Banff Park and Glacier Park, our special part of the world offers an abundance of nature, clean fast moving water, green fields and breathtaking mountain vistas. Enjoy horseback riding and a diverse range of activities.

Ts'yl-os Park Lodge - Join us on your next horseback riding vacation! Stay at our mountain lodge for fast fun riding with your small adult group, and relax in the hot tub with an icy cold drink or...join us for a trip of a lifetime on our Mountain Horse Adventure PACK Trip. Visit our website or call us for a free colour brochure. We've been offering adventure vacations since 1957!


La Reata Ranch - Our working cattle ranch follows the seasons and the rhythm of the herds. We rise with the sun, work hard, and relax under the stars of a fragrant prairie evening. You'll experience the cowboy way of life from the cowpoke's best friend, the horse. Feel the rhythms of the land, let it fill your heart, and draw you back to this special place.

United States


Gotno Morgan Ranch - The perfect getaway spot for horse lovers and nature seekers, our homey ranch offers an atmosphere without all the fluff of a plush fancy resort. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets and unobstructed starry nights - the scenic mountains and desert panoramic views - and lots of privacy. You're welcome to bring your own horses to rope, rein, and trail ride.
Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch -Our ranch family is dedicated to providing the best guest ranch vacation you can find. You'll find a special, friendly atmosphere where you can get a glimpse into the old west, while enjoying the beautiful NW Arizona desert, and all the peace and quiet one could hope for. Come and be part of our ranch family, even if it is only for a little while.
Tanque Verde Ranch - Arizona's premier guestranch/resort offers horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks and a terrific children's program. Our spacious rooms and suites feature fabulous desert and mountain views. Our resort facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, saunas, whirlpools, and exercise room. Join us and experience the magic!

White Stallion Ranch - This working cattle ranch provides a feeling of the Old West, at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains adjacent to Saguaro National Park. Ranch informality is blended with the comforts of a top resort. Enjoy scenic trail horseback riding with wranglers. It's real experience and relaxation, free of crowds, lines and stress.


Elk Mountain Ranch - We are dedicated to excellence in accommodations - hospitality - and enjoy a reputation for providing an unsurpassed traditional western vacation experience. With a spectacular location in the heart of the Rockies, weekly packages include horseback riding, a superb menu, excellent accommodations, trap shooting, river rafting, kids programs and more.
Rich Ranch - Enjoy the western lifestyle at our Guest Ranch along the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Lodge deck overlooks meadows where horses graze, and you can relax by the fireplace after a day's ride. There's nature hikes, fishing, pack trips to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, campfire stories, 1880's Garnet Ghost town, hot tub, and quiet relaxation. Call 1-800-536-4350
New Mexico:
Double E Guest Ranch - Indulge your Cowboy Spirit at Double E Guest Ranch! Roundups, exciting horseback riding through the spectacular Gila Wilderness region of New Mexico. Try Cowboy Mounted Shooting or one of our Horsemanship Clinics. We're open year-round, with cozy cabins and home cooked meals. Ride your dreams!

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed and Breakfast - Renew your spirit on the open range - break free and enjoy a rejuvenating stay at our working cattle ranch. You'll ride the historically rich area of Wheeler County, or hike to view the wildlife and diverse plant life. Become part of our ranch family and share in our lifestyles celebrating anniversaries, weddings, and family reunions.


Hondoo Rivers and Trails - Outfitter to the Canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, we provide trails rides, vehicle tours, hikes, and river trips. Hondoo's backcountry adventures have been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Explorer, Sunset Magazine and Western Horseman. Observers have lauded our service for its educational value, the experience, and it's professionalism.

7 D Ranch - Set in the most spectacular place in the west, the 7D Ranch is like no other. Owner/host, the Dominick family, provide their guests with memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, guided fly-fishing excursions and lessons, Yellowstone Park trips, children's program, cozy cabins, fine home cooked meals and many other services.
Moose Creek Ranch - Located just an hour from Wyoming's famous western town, Jackson. We offer a tradtional dude ranch experience with an emphasis on families and children. Guests are taught to groom and saddle their horses, and how to ride in the high-mountain terrain. Enjoy sincere and wholesome western hospitality.

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