dude ranch


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dude ranch

n.
A resort patterned after a Western ranch, featuring camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities.

dude ranch

n
US and Canadian a ranch used as a holiday resort offering activities such as riding and camping

dude′ ranch`


n.
a ranch operated as a vacation resort.
[1920–25]
dude, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch.
See also related terms for ranch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dude ranch - a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)dude ranch - a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)
holiday resort, resort, resort hotel - a hotel located in a resort area
Translations

dude ranch

n (US) → Touristenranch f, → Ferienranch f
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Surprises are part of the adventure of a dude ranch, but imagine arriving only to discover that the menu doesn't accommodate your vegetarian teenager.
Prior to her purchase, the site had been used as a base by the Civilian Conservation Corps (under the Roosevelt Administration during the 1930's and '40's), as a dude ranch for family vacations, and as a Camp for the Catholic Youth Organization.
When people are in their cabins, in the dining room, it's not in their face,'' said Bob Foster, owner of the dude ranch.
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A former homestead and dude ranch that dates to the 1920s, the ranch's commerce was enhanced by the fact that Rocky Mountain was established as the country's 10th national park a few years before, in 1915.
Ireland's only dude ranch claims to offer adventurous holidaymakers the chance to relive the glory days of the Old West.
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The chief battle in the film concerns a property scam perpetrated by the wealthy Lord Peter (Christopher Cazenove), who owns scads of land yet delights in dressing up like a city slicker spending a week at a dude ranch.