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dude ranch

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

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


n.
a ranch operated as a vacation resort.
[1920–25]
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dude, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch.
See also related terms for ranch.
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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
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Translations

dude ranch

n (US) → Touristenranch f, → Ferienranch f
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GO: Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch is fitted out like a frontier town.
This spring, the initiative is expanding outreach efforts and partnerships including working with the Colorado Hotel & Lodging, Colorado River Outfitters and Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch associations to share the video with more visitors before or as they start trips.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (www.sylvandale.com) in Loveland, Colorado, hosted our photo shoot.
The event, hosted by Voghera's Cowboys' Guest Ranch and sponsored by the city itself, offers a varied entertainment program for everyone.
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Set on nearly 7,500 acres bordering the Bighorn National Forest, this is the second-oldest guest ranch in the United States (after Eaton's Ranch, in Wolf, Wyoming)--a place where families have returned for years to ride through open prairie, sagebrush flats, and rugged canyon.
The CO-OP staff prepped for a Western-themed night at the Spruce Mountain Guest Ranch near Larkspur, Colo.
In southern and southwestern Mississippi, ample places are available for trail rides, including the Longleaf Trace in Jefferson Davis County around Bassfield, the Natchez Trace Parkway below Jackson, and the Homochitto National Forest at Brushy Creek Guest Ranch in Gloster.
The original guest ranch and hacienda, built in 1928 and carefully restored by the current owners, now serve as an event venue run by hospitality director Hunter Lowder.
Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy said they are celebrating Earth Month by inviting adventure lovers to help choose their favorite conservation project in the West, while entering for a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to Montana's Pine Butte Guest Ranch.
''We've already evacuated the horses,'' said Bunney, who was keeping an eye on his Slide Mountain Guest Ranch on Sunday.