dude ranch


Definition of dude ranch

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

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And through April 2019, America's oldest dude ranch is playing host to Under Canvas’s 26 safari-style tents. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019 So scuttle plans for that all-too-familiar 27,000-acre theme park in central Florida and head instead to a 37,000-acre dude ranch in A River Runs Through It territory. Priscilla Eakeley, Town & Country, "10 Trips That Are Truly Fun for the Whole Family," 30 Nov. 2016 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 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

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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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