dude ranch

noun

Definition of dude ranch

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

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If a dude ranch experience strikes your fancy, try Historic Moose Head Ranch, an all-inclusive property with unlimited horse riding, trout fishing and log cabins with unobstructed views of the Tetons. Amy Tara Koch, Dallas News, "These four mountain getaways are worth a peak," 13 Aug. 2019 If a dude ranch experience strikes your fancy, try Historic Moose Head Ranch, an all-inclusive property with unlimited horse riding, trout fishing and log cabins with unobstructed views of the Tetons. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 If a dude ranch experience strikes your fancy, try Historic Moose Head Ranch, an all-inclusive property with unlimited horse riding, trout fishing and log cabins with unobstructed views of the Tetons. Amy Tara Koch, Washington Post, "Life’s more than a beach. Four mountain towns to visit this summer.," 19 July 2019 The club didn't last, but the cabin survived the years, including an interval as a dude ranch in the 1970s. Dallas News, "Ranch at Emerald Valley keeps traditions alive in Colorado," 20 Aug. 2019 Pauly D and Vinny ruin the girls’ excursion to a dude ranch. Washington Post, "TV tonight: ‘Forecast: Shark Attack’ premieres as the latest Shark Week offering and more," 18 July 2019 In the 1950s Gulf Hills was a dude ranch and Brown said Elvis learned to ride there. The Sun Herald, chicagotribune.com, "A hideout for Al Capone, a hangout for Elvis: Residents fear ‘luxury’ RV park plans will alter history of famous 92-year-old hotel," 29 June 2019 There are dude ranches, guest ranches, and working ranches. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "I Ditched My Phone for a Montana Cattle Drive (and Finally Dealt With My Feelings)," 3 Oct. 2018 Anyone below, including the hostesses at Pancho Barnes’s dude ranch and tavern near the Mojave test site, heard the ba-boom that trailed the X-1. Daniel Ford, WSJ, "‘Chasing the Demon’ Review: Boom Times for Jet Pilots," 27 July 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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dude ranch

noun

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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