Lake Ranch

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ1758pp

USA ( Best airport: Rapid City)

Come and stay at a real working ranch. Lake Ranch covers 30,000 acres of the North-East region of Wyoming in the famous Black Hills, not far from Montana and South Dakota borders. The ranch has around 100 horses, 1200 cattle and an abundance of wildlife, including pronghorns, deers, raccoons, marmots, beavers and prairie dogs. Get stuck in with cattle work, visit local rodeos and enjoy trail rides in the vast wilderness surrounding the ranch.

The Riding

Every rider will have the chance to try several horses and find a suitable match for the week. You may be allocated a different horse depending on the activity you are taking part in.
You will ride for 3-4 hours in the morning, return for lunch and will ride again in the afternoon for another 3-4 hours.

When no cattle work is necessary you will just ride for fun, enjoying the beautiful landscape through canyons, forests and endless prairies, enjoying the freedom and open space of the ranch.

Level of Riding and Fitness

All riding abilities are catered for and there are horses to suit everyone. Beginners are welcome to participate in cattle drives as the cattle are moved slowly and quietly, and there is always someone on hand to assist if needed. A good level of general fitness is beneficial as you could be in the saddle for around 6 hours a day.

Guides and Group Size

The maximum number of guests is 20. Riding out is flexible and dependent on the group and the activities. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by parents at all times.

The Horses

The ranch has 35-40 riding horses between 3 and 15 years old for every level of rider from beginner to advanced.
The herd mainly consists of Quarter horses with a few Paints and Mustangs, all with great cow-sense.
The ranch has an exceptional Quarter Horses breeding programme, and most of the horses are raised and trained by the ranch cowboys, ensuring that they have horses they can trust.

From April to October training begins for the youngsters who will become the new riding horses of the ranch.

Lake Ranch

Accommodation and Dining

The accommodation consists of a lodge with 8 bedrooms (twin, double and triple rooms) all with private bathrooms, a dining room, saloon complete with pool table and bar, and a separate cabin for those wanting a bit more privacy.

The food is plentiful and served buffet-style in the dining room. Your hosts are Italian-American and the cuisine reflects this; expect plenty of meats, pasta and vegetables. Mealtimes vary depending on the activities on the day – this is after all a working ranch!

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Lake Ranch

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding

The ranch is open between April and October and offers Wednesday and Saturday arrivals. Check in is at 5pm and checkout is at 11am

ยฃ279 single supplement

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from

Please plan your flights to and from Rapid City Airport (RAP).

Transfers are included for Wednesday and Saturday arrivals between 10:00am and 8:00pm.

Arrivals outside of these times will need to take the airport shuttle which costs approximately $220, or hire a car.

Price Includes
  • All meals at the ranch
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Transfers at set times
  • Taxes
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Meals on free day off-ranch
  • Alcohol