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Working Ranch Vacations

For the most authentic hands-on ranch experience available try a working ranch vacation

You'll ride with a purpose, spend many hours in the saddle, experience real ranch work and explore vast countrysides - working ranches offer a real insight into a different way of life.

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Badger Creek Ranch

Ideal for those looking for a working cattle ranch experience. The horses are their partners and horsemanship is the main focus. Instruction in all aspects of horsemanship (groundwork and riding) is provided by skilled and experienced horsemen

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Oct
  • 10
  • 90 miles

Bitterroot Ranch

Serious riding and horsemanship program, offering Centered Riding, TTEAM and Natural Horsemanship clinics

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Sep
  • 30
  • 81 miles

Bonanza Creek

Real ranchers on a 250,000-acre ranch in a beautiful Montana mountainous setting. The landscape of the area is diverse, dramatic and expansive – from large valleys and open country, to steep peaks, to rushing rivers, to heavily timbered mountain sides

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 12
  • 100 miles

Bull Hill Ranch 

Diverse, quality horseback riding experiences and adventures on healthy, athletic and well-trained horses. Experienced wranglers and breathtaking trails for riders of all ability

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Nov
  • 35
  • 35 miles

Burnt Well Guest Ranch

The hospitality of the owners Kim and Patricia is unparalleled – fun warm and low-key

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • All year
  • 10
  • 30 miles

Double Rafter Cattle Drives

Authenticity of the cowboying life; thoughtful, gracious hosts and food cooked outside in nature

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 20
  • 30 miles

Estancia Ranquilco

Ranquilco is like a hidden world, set deep in the Patagonian mountains the only way in is on horseback! True adventure and unparalleled remoteness for the avid rider

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec
  • 10
  • 265 miles

McGinnis Meadows

This is a true horse and cattle ranch, and they incorporate guests into their way of life with the added feature of a high-end ambience

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Oct
  • 20
  • 70 miles

Rankin Ranch

There’s a wonderful supervised children’s program

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Oct
  • 55
  • 45 miles

Red Reflet Ranch 

Bob and Laurence are hands-on owners and make you feel like you are visiting their home; they care deeply about each aspect of your stay

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jan-Oct
  • 32
  • 35 miles

Rowse's 1+1 Ranch

As an adults-only ranch, it's the vacation where you can really get away and enjoy time with your partner, friends or family with no distractions!

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • May-Oct, Dec
  • 10
  • 90 miles

Sweet Grass Ranch

There’s an incredible natural rock water slide about 40 yards long, ending in a clear, sparkling creek

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Jun-Sep
  • 25
  • 130 miles

The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch  

The staff at The Hideout will make your stay memorable; they are detail-oriented, down-to-earth and service-driven

  • Open
  • Max Guests
  • Nearest Airport
  • Apr-Oct
  • 25
  • 65 miles