The Best Dude Ranches for Little Kids - Family Traveller (USA)

For an unforgettable family vacation in the great outdoors with the chance to experience a way of life that’s a corner stone to North American history and culture, then a stay at a dude ranch is just the ticket. We’ve scoured the country to bring you the best dude ranches for little kids that cater to even the youngest cowboys and cowgirls. Yee-haw!


Bar W Ranch, Whitefish Montana

When it comes to Big Sky adventures, Montana has them in spades, and one of the best dude ranches for little ones is the Bar W in Whitefish. Hosting just 30 guests per week, you'll have more one-on-one service than most ranches. Kids learn how to groom and saddle horses, and can always help feed the horses, but its the kids' programs that are tops. The supervised events include horse paining, kids dinners and games. Families can square dance, take wagon rides, canoe and fish, and attend a local rodeo.