A Sample Week at a Dude Ranch

A week of memories to last a life time.

From horseback riding to campfire stories, you'll be amazed by what you can do in a week at Paradise Guest Ranch. 

Each day at Paradise allows you to experience our uniquely Western activities. Take a look at each day to see what your week will look like on the ranch.

BOOK YOUR STAY

SUNDAY

After arrival, enjoy a Get-Together and Hors d’oeuvres in the French Creek Saloon. Orientation in the loft of French Creek Saloon.

MONDAY

DAY

Choice of Daily Activity

Choices include:

  • Horseback riding for all abilities
  • Fly fishing instruction and guided trips
  • Naturalist hikes
  • The Daily Kids' Program

EVENING

Join us for an outdoor cookout on the hill overlooking French Creek. Everyone starts walking up the hill overlooking French Creek at about 6:30 p.m.

Dress warm and get your mouth ready for some great Wyoming barbeque!

Sing-A-Long

Come sing-a-long with us around the bonfire ring! Toast marshmallows and sing the good ol’ songs. Keep your eyes peeled for guest cowboy poets and fiddle players. In the case of rain, this event will be held in the French Creek Saloon.

TUESDAY

DAY

Choice of Daily Activity

EVENING

Supervised Kids’ dinner and activities until 8:15 p.m.

Kids do have the option of eating with adults at 7:00 p.m. The waitstaff will announce the kid’s meal and take sign-ups at lunch.

Slide Show

Local photographer, Lisa Norman, will be here to show you some of her best work with the ranch area and ranch guests as subjects!

Swing Dance Instruction

Learn how to dance as the cowboys do. Some of our resident wranglers will be teaching guests the latest swing dance moves to get guests ready for dancing Thursday night.

WEDNESDAY

DAY

Lunch Rides

All-day lunch rides will go out on Wednesday and Friday. Lunchon the trail and beautiful Bighorn Mountain scenery are featured. Full day fishing trips and high lake trips offered on these days as well.

EVENING

Amateur Talent Show

A popular Paradise tradition. Crew and guests participate in this raucous affair. We appreciate any act that you would like to perform. We encourage everyone to participate. Let’s see that talent!

THURSDAY

DAY

Choice of Daily Activity

EVENING

Kids’ Overnight

No afternoon rides offered today. Kids go on our adult-supervised overnighter and leave the ranch in the hands of the adults—Uh-oh! We provide sleeping bags and a wall tent. We have three different tent locations for our teens, tweens, and kids. Teens take their horses on an overnight pack-trip and ride back in the morning, while tweens and our younger kids hike out to their respective tent locations for the night.

Gourmet Night

Since the kids are away, the adults can play! The evening starts with hor d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. in the French Creek Saloon and a special dinner at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Room. Don’t forget to pick up a special bottle of wine to pair with dinner. Our bartender will provide suggestions for you to go with the meal.

Cowboy Singin’

Don’t miss your chance to finish up by dancin’ the night away to our bluegrass ensemble in The French Creek Saloon.

FRIDAY

DAY

Lunch Rides

All-day lunch rides go out again today!

EVENING

Chuckwagon Dinner

Serve you up some mouthwatering barbeque around the fire in our new pavillion. Enjoy the dinner of cowboys with a heavy plate of ribs, chicken, beans, and cornbread while watching the horses graze below Fan Rock.

SATURDAY

DAY

Kids’ Rodeo

For the young rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. Events begin around 2:30 p.m. and include barrel racing, pole bending, plus a 3-legged race! Ribbons awarded to all participants at dinner Saturday night.

EVENING

Square Dance

The event of the week. Grab your partner and join us for our famous square dance held in the French Creek Saloon. For those without partners, the wranglers are happy to oblige.