Membership in the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association offers many benefits besides just the credibility of being a part of a reputable trade association. These perks not only enhance your knowledge as a rancher but also will improve your business.
Marketing – The majority of dues go towards a pooled marketing budget. These funds allow for a greater reach and scope of marketing campaigns.
Camaraderie – Forming lasting friendships with other members can be helpful in many ways. From being able to ask questions about difficult business decisions, sharing tips and contacts to just having a laugh and sharing stories with other ranchers who are dealing with the same issues as you.
Education – Twice a year the CDGRA hosts a convention where we bring in relevant speakers, discuss industry matters, introduce members to various vendors and share stories from the season. The convention acts as a valuable networking tool and source for new ideas.
2019 Associate Members
Ascent Marketing, LLC
Brian Bennett | 970.270.5059 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We represent the finest brands in resort, leisure, and athletic apparel. We are a full custom house specializing in custom print, applique and embroidery on a wide variety of fabrics and garments for men, ladies, kids and caps. Come put our combined 35 years of industry experience to work for you! We have the looks and styles that your guests will rave about. Our lines are Gear for Sports, Gear Hardwear, Champion, Alternative Apparel, Under Armor, Coastal Classics and SIC Travel Mugs.
Art & SoulWorks
Art & SoulWorks is dedicated to providing you with a variety of uplifting gift choices. Our goal is to create beautiful, value-based gifts with a message of hope and wholeness that you can be proud to own and share. And if you are a wholesale distributor, you will be proud to offer these items to your customers.
Arthur J Gallagher
Do you operate a dude ranch in Montana, Idaho or Colorado? How about a cattle operation in Wyoming or California? Perhaps a resort in Arizona? Then we should talk! Now you can have access to every company that insures dude ranches through a single agency. We have offered the DRA Endorsed Insurance Program since day one. Today there are also many other programs from which you may choose. We work for you. It’s your choice.
Call us for a comparative analysis of today’s market and to receive multiple competitive bids. It takes only two weeks. Good news! We do all the work!
Way back in 1919, we started to insure dude ranches. Now we are international in scope. Our team of dude ranch specialists consists of Nancy Tulley, Teresa Mese, Lauren Hewson and myself. Dude ranch insurance is what we do,…and we love it.”
Buffalo Media Group
Justin Graddy | 952.649.0529 | email@example.com | www.buffalomediagroupmn.com
Buffalo Media Group is a professional multi-media company specializing in resort photography and luxury resort videography based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buffalo Media Group provides resort photography to the upper Midwest and Northwoods of Minnesota in the Brainerd and Crosslake areas as well as Duluth and the North Shore of Minnesota. Buffalo Media Group has operated out of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul since 2014.
Caplan and Earnest LLC
Caplan and Earnest, LLC, is a Colorado-based full-service law firm specializing in health care, education, litigation, estate planning, immigration and business transactions. With clients across the state, Caplan and Earnest has earned a national reputation as a strong resource and trusted adviser for clients. Caplan and Earnest offers the depth and diversity needed to serve the individual needs of clients facing complex legal issues.
Advertising in the right places gives you a better shot at finding the right people. By advertising your job opportunities on CoolWorks.com, you will tap into the thousands of seasonal job seekers who are searching for their next work adventure. Employers consistently tell us that the quality and experience of the employees they recruit through our site are top notch. Ask us about the Staffing Center, a powerful tool to streamline your employment application process and minimize the time you spend reviewing applications.
CoolWorks has been a supporting member of the DRA since 1998, and is proud to offer personalized service at an affordable price.
The Dude Ranch Partnership
Peter Askew & David McCollough | 404.272.1159 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our partnership exists to deliver Ranchers one thing – Bookings.
Our 370,000 yearly website visits and 1 million page impressions help us deliver on that promise every year.
New for 2017 – Embed your own video ads into GuestRanches.com & DudeRanch.com. Grab Peter or David for more info!
Cowboy Collectibles, INC
Inspired by the spirit of the horse and the beautiful Montana landscape we call home, the American West comes alive in these Cowboy Collectibles products. Made with horse hair we purchase in the United States, each piece is individually handcrafted by families living throughout Big Sky Country. Cowboy Collectibles is committed to supporting Montana families and their rural way of life.
People make the difference at Employers Council. Our committed staff of nearly 200 top employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, researchers, facilitators, coaches, trainers, investigators, negotiators, and other specialists offers you the broadest array of professional services under one roof. To give you the help you need, we’ve assembled a team of respected industry veterans who work at the top level of their specialized disciplines. Employers Council’s consultants and advisers can walk alongside you, offering the guidance you need, in person or over the phone.
K Bar J Leather
K Bar J Leather Company is proud to be located in the great state of South Dakota. The majority of our business is the production of chaps, chinks, and leggins. The Badlands Collection has beautiful leather office products like notebook covers, dayplanners, photo albums, checkbook covers, money clips and business card holders. These items can all be personalized for individuals, corporate needs, or awards. We are currently developing a line of leather knife cases, holsters, and shooting accessories.
We use the finest leather, hardware, and custom silver available. All tooling on our leather products is hand stamped and tooled. Any style of chap or chink can be custom sized with a variety of design options.
We not only design and create products for the modern cowboy, we live the life.
Kellsson Linens, Inc.
With so many different sources and choices when it comes to Bed and Bath linens for your Ranch, let Kellsson Linens, Inc. be your guide. With over 30 years of experience in linens and a long time supporter of the CDGRA here in Colorado, we know the challenges you may have when it comes to covering your beds or outfitting your baths to give your guests an awesome experience.
We offer products at many price points from a variety of manufacturers across the USA and Canada. Minimums are small…deliveries can be within 4 to 6 weeks…some vendors even a little quicker. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will do our best to search it out…giving you time to spend with guests or other priorities. We look forward to meeting each of you in Denver come January.
Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance
Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality remains the endorsed provider of insurance for the Dude Ranch Association with Dan Schneider, Damian Petty, and Michele Clough serving as your point of contact. LRHI has served the outdoor recreation and hospitality industry for over 25 years in all 50 states with relationships with key carriers that have the ability to insure your dude ranch including liability, property, and worker’s compensation.
We remain committed to the association and in addition to attending the convention, we welcome opportunities to educate and inform Dude Ranch Operators about the changes in the insurance industry and coverage specific to your operation.
Lombardi Brothers Meats
Lombardi Brothers Meats, owned and operated by Vance and Victoria Philips, established in 1947, has built a sophisticated clientele from the finest hotels and clubs in Colorado. Lombardi Brothers ships high quality Mile High Aged Beef, Pork, Lamb, Wild Game and other quality “center of the plate” proteins. We are proud of our close relationships with our customers and their continued loyalty and satisfaction. The Lombardi Brothers Team of dedicated employees provides knowledgeable leadership and assures quality and excellent service to every customer. Lombardi Bothers Prides themselves with purchasing only the very top of the grade, with proper aging for a great eating experience.
Mountain Arts Pottery
We have been creating vibrant stoneware pottery in the Yellowstone region since 1980. Our handmade Bozeman, Montana pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe and glazes are 100% lead-free. Browse our pottery shop for hand thrown functional pottery plates, mugs, kitchenware, household items and wedding platters.
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Gillingham & Associates is a subsidiary of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) that specializes in commercial property & casualty insurance for the Outdoor Recreation and Hospitality industries. With over 15 years insuring the recreation, hospitality, and leisure market including outfitters, guides, dude ranchers, bed & breakfast owners, and others, we have insights into your industry that others just don’t have.
We tailor each policy to address each insured’s unique exposures. We offer package policies including General Liability, Property, Crime, Inland Marine, Automobile, separate Directors and Officers Liability, and Umbrella Liability. For all your Guide & Outfitter needs, visit our website at PHLY.com.
PlainsCraft Conestoga Wagon
PlainsCraft Conestoga Wagons look and feel like authentic, full-sized Conestoga wagons; the ones that traversed the midwestern plains for over a hundred years, carrying merchants and settlers back and forth from the east coast to the edges of the prairie frontier. Once considered the best way to navigate the grasslands and wild rivers, Conestoga wagons are now gone from the landscape. But the magic of the wagon remains, and we bring that magic to life for glam campers and unique outdoor hospitality providers.
Our best in class heavy duty electric mountain bikes are designed for lovers of fresh air who want non-obtrusive access to the deep woods for hunting, fishing, and camping, or for those who want a play vehicle for family excursions.
QuietKat electric bikes are non-assisted electric mountain bikes – you simply steer them into the wilderness to have your fun.
Every QuietKat is incredibly portable – just stow it in the back of your truck for your next adventure.
RanchBookings.com was founded with a single purpose: to help Guest Ranchers make more money while reducing office work. Our online booking engine and property management solutions are specifically designed for Guest Ranches. RanchBookings handles the full lifecycle of your reservations:
– Getting seen: Search Engine Optimized directory listing and social media management
– Discovery phase: quote generation, online customer portal, travel agent & tour operator portal and online travel agents
– Booking phase: payments processing and email communications
– Check-in phase: online waiver signing and customer information forms
– During the stay: meals and activities schedules, gift shop and incidentals
– After the stay: invoicing (including Quickbooks exports), Customer Relationship Management and satisfaction surveys
We look forward to talking with you about how you too can spend less time in the office and more time on the ranch!
Welcoming over 40,000 visits & 195,000 page views a month, RanchWork.com is the leader in outdoors employment. In operation since 1998, we feature jobs from cattle ranches, dude/guest ranches, farms of all types (horse, crop, hay, organic), hunting ranches, outfitters, and fly fishing destinations (to name a few). New job postings occur Monday-Friday – – weekends on exception. RanchWork.com is also proud to be: USA Based, Family Operated & Owned
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen offers the best sunscreen for anyone needing protection from harmful UV rays, especially those who have sensitive skin or who participate frequently in outdoor activities. We offer our “KIDS” sunscreen in bulk sizes that makes applying sunscreen much easier for larger groups. Whether you need sun protection for a big family event, summer day camp, child care center, or school, our bulk sunscreens are the economical and hassle-free sunscreen solution. Alternately, we also have travel/consumer-size sunscreen for protection on the go.
Steamboat Select Insurance Group
We are an independent agency with you, our customer, in mind. Our strong relationships with dozens of insurance companies allow us to locate the best prices for your coverage needs. Most importantly, we combine our market selection process with our top-tier service to meet your changing needs. Through our knowledge and experience, Steamboat Select Insurance Group is in a strong position to guide you to the right coverages to economically manage the risks we all face on a daily basis.
Sysco Food Service
Fresh food and fresh ideas are at the heart of food and service. Sysco delivers exceptional produce, custom cuts of meat, high-quality seafood, and imported foods offering global flavors.
Our network of specialty suppliers pairs well with our culinary and business expertise. Sysco’s unparalleled selection of innovative ingredients and cutting-edge products connects your business to the industry-leading distribution network – keeping you stocked with the freshest products, trends, and ideas.
Welcome to Wyo-Horse Jewelry, we are a family based company, established in 2003. The owner and key designer, Kerstin Stock, spends time in the field, talking with retailers and fine tuning the business to better serve your consumers. We love our retailers and work hard to build your sales while developing your customer relations.
The Wyo-Horse Jewelry customer service is friendly and easy to work with, going the extra mile for your business. Our merchandise is all UPC barcoded and pre-priced on Wyo-Horse branded jewelry cards. This saves you and your staff hours of merchandising and allows for quick sales reporting. We offer FREE Wyo-Horse point of purchase displays with qualifying orders to help you merchandise and sell your jewelry.
Outstanding margins, excellent customer service, hot styles and cool prices make for a winning package and a business relationship you will value for years and years.