Hello Fellow Ranch Enthusiasts,
Just got back from the Colorado Dude Ranch Convention in Denver. What goes on a dude ranch convention you ask? Bunch of dudes and dudettes get together and talk about dude ranching and stuff... More specifically, you get ideas on how to improve your ranch, discuss guest and staff safety issues, visit with vendors and learn about the all consuming and developing world of social media. You would think in this highly competitive industry, there would be fighting, kicking, screaming, writing bad checks, etc... Nothing can be further from the truth. Dude ranchers are some of the finest people on earth and willing to go out of their way to make a newbie like me feel welcome.
These ranchers are smart enough to realize that if the industry as a whole succeeds - we all succeed. As a potential guest, you really can't go wrong at any Dude Ranch or Colorado Dude Ranch Association member so start planning your dude ranch adventure now.