dude ranch

noun

Definition of dude ranch

: a vacation resort offering activities (such as horseback riding) typical of western ranches

Examples of dude ranch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The all-inclusive Colorado dude ranch is both elevated and down-home, with unique activities like cattle-pushing clinics and archery offered alongside gourmet meals and a fantastic spa. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 Stay at the Greenhorn Ranch, a working dude ranch offering charming, rustic accommodations including a lodge, cabins and creek-side Airstreams. Joe Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 The boys had seen Las Vegas, San Francisco, and the Grand Canyon before heading to Joe’s aunt and uncle’s dude ranch, the Rainbow Trout Ranch, in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. Jon Billman, Outside Online, 13 Mar. 2017 Ranch stays last five or six nights, and in addition to the standard dude ranch vacation, Sylvan Dale offers adults-only or women-only weeks. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2022 The all-inclusive resort's 12 glass-walled cabins, which could just as well be snow globes, are part of Montana's Resort at Paws Up, a 37,000-acre property offering luxury-meets-adventure dude ranch vacations. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 Keep an eye out for the foundations of the defunct Spur Cross dude ranch crumbling among cholla and creosote shrubs. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 5 Feb. 2022 In addition to being adjacent to a national park, Under Canvas Tucson was located on the property of a historic dude ranch, Tanque Verde. Christopher Keyes, Outside Online, 22 June 2020 What other dude ranch has private tastings in their hidden spirits vault? Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dude ranch

1899, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Dude ranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dude%20ranch. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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