dude ranch


Definition of dude ranch 

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

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The family wound up running a dude ranch in Reno, where his grandfather made dozens of home movies. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "A newly discovered film shows Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had polio, walking," 27 June 2018 There was another vacation at a Florida dude ranch. Barbara Boyer, Philly.com, "'Hate group' leader denies misspending $5.3 million in church donations, pleads not guilty to tax evasion," 8 May 2018 And what about a dude ranch with campfires and cookouts? Longreads, "The Dying Days of the New West," 8 May 2018 Wild West Glory Turn the holiday into a weeklong escape with the Independence Celebration package at Brush Creek Ranch (from $900 per night), a tony dude ranch in Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 July 4th Weekend Trips You Can’t Miss," 22 Jan. 2018 The delicious dressing was made on a dude ranch in California in 1954. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "13 foods born in America," 29 June 2017 White-glove dude ranches: Rolling Hills has 30 miles of riding trails, and with lots starting at 1 acre and ranging up to 5, there's plenty of room for equine activities. Scott Garner, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Rolling Hills' luxury overflows onto the outdoors," 16 Mar. 2018 Anguilla doesn’t immediately scream dude ranch, but there is a horse culture on the island nurtured by Sea Side Stables. Hannah Seligson, Vogue, "New Hotels and Ever-Gorgeous Beaches Make Anguilla the Place to Be," 21 Mar. 2018 So Hanson set out to create a sprawling neighborhood of luxury dude ranches, with minimum lots of one acre. Scott Garner, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Rolling Hills' luxury overflows onto the outdoors," 16 Mar. 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dude ranch

: a large farm especially in the western U.S. where people on vacation can ride horses and do other activities that cowboys typically do

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