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What you say about RanchVacations.com

Kind words from guests, ranchers and the press.


There are more experts on spas, cruises and ski resorts than stars in the heavens, but when it comes to dude ranches, Gene Kilgore is the expert, a star in his own right.

EV Travel Report

I thank you for all you have done and I get more inquiries from Top50 than from any other source

Deep Canyon Guest Ranch, Montana

Gene Kilgore, the champion of dude ranch vacations!

S.W., Arizona

We are deeply grateful to be a part of Top50 Ranches. The personal support and service that we receive from Gene Kilgore and his crew, is above and beyond! And, to top it off, the amount of bookings that we get through Top50 is fantastic!

Badger Creek Ranch, Colorado

Gene, you have been a great inspiration for the dude ranching industry and we very much understand your passion for it. You’ve been responsible for introducing people from all around the world to our way of life and so many lifelong friendships have been formed!

C.B., Montana

In the ranch world or otherwise, one can have no better friend than Gene Kilgore, an extraordinary gentlemen and the world’s foremost authority on guest ranches. Gene’s substantial marketing and networking efforts include: his paperback guide to ranch vacations, Ranchweb.com, Ranchvacations.com, Top50Ranches.com, Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com (and more!), that celebrate the great American traditions of ranching, while introducing guests to extraordinary ranch vacations in North and South America, and beyond. Thanks Gene, for connecting travelers, ranching and ranchers and most of all for telling the guest ranch story to the world.

Brooks Bradbury, Guest Ranch General Manager

We have been thrilled to be a part of the Top50 Ranches and Ranchweb family over the years. From the innovative marketing ideas and the prominence of the websites, to the skillful leadership of Gene Kilgore, our business has gained great benefits from Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches. Both have provided us excellent exposure to direct clients and travel agents, and we love the way they allow potential guests to pinpoint the ranch that truly fits them. We all have different strengths as ranches and we appreciate the way Gene Kilgore steers people towards those who want what we offer.

Bitterroot Ranch, Wyoming

Kilgore, the world’s leading authority on guest ranches.

American Express

Gene Kilgore knows more about guest ranches than anyone on the planet (seriously!).

H.F., Wyoming

Like all classics, you have to start with the original. Gene Kilgore has dedicated his life's work to our industry and has set the foundation for others to follow. We have benefitted from his commitment – he is the leader in the field and we are very grateful!

Wyoming

Few, if any, people have the level of ranch vacation expertise Kilgore enjoys.

Forbes

I want to express my overwhelming appreciation for all your efforts. You are the authority in this field, keep up the good work!

Colorado

Gene, I truly could never thank you enough for helping me with countless ranch vacation decisions over the past 20 years. I have repeatedly used your two superb websites, Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches, and you have been so kind to personally spend hours answering my many questions. Only through your amazing help and detailed knowledge of ranches was I able to confidently select our family's ranch vacation for next year. It's off to Montana for all 51 of us and at a price tag close to $300,000, I wanted to find just the right ranch. Thank you, Gene, for helping me select the right one. I am forever grateful.

L.G., California

Thank you for all the help you gave me in determining where we should take our 16-strong multi-generational family. Without your guidance, I cannot imagine how we would have waded through all the choices to find the perfect fit. Your intimate knowledge of each and every ranch is unparalleled! Your introductions to the owners and managers, and your amazing website, Ranchweb.com, helped us tailor the trip so that each person, despite the age differences, will feel like it is designed for them. I’m spending almost $100,000, so it's vital I make the correct decision and with your guidance, I have no doubt we did. Thank you so much, I will be referring you to all my friends.

P.S., California

We're so thankful and appreciative to Ranchweb for recommending the ranch to a large family this summer, as it resulted in a huge $80,000 booking for us and was a big part of our business for the season. The family embraced the ranch and created many memories thanks to Ranchweb.

Rancher owner, Wyoming

Gene, you and everyone who is a part of Ranchweb have helped contribute to our success with your unwavering support, tireless efforts and true passion for what we all do in this industry. Tina, Sean and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the memories of 34 wonderful years shared with Ranchweb.

Gros Ventre River Ranch, Wyoming

We stand in awe! You are like having all the railroads rolled into one and then accomplishing even more.

Arizona

Gene Kilgore, you certainly are the world leader in dude ranching and have done far more than anyone to further this wonderful American tradition.

Wyoming

Gene Kilgore single-handedly introduced dude ranch vacations to the world, encouraging travelers from all walks of life to visit these amazing places. Gene champions dude ranch vacations, starting with his book 'Ranch Vacations', creating Ranchweb.com, taking over the reins at Top50ranches.com and launching Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com. There is no better representation in the ranch vacations industry and to be associated with such a committed group of professionals, and represented globally is a distinct privilege.

Arizona

We are a boutique guest dude ranch and Ranchweb was one of our best advocates in 2021 – you make it very easy to connect with prospective guests. We always follow up on every one of the leads that fits us and we're very happy to say they you have brought us return business, too. We look forward to working with you in 2022!

Medicine Bow Lodge, Wyoming