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.
2020 Associate Members
Agape Naturals is committed to offering natural nutrition products for all of your livestock: horses, cattle, chickens, alpaca/llamas, sheep, goats, and swine. Our products are high quality all natural, containing no sugar (molasses) or starch. We research our manufacturers thoroughly making sure our product lives provide quality nutrition at an affordable price. Currently, we offer and distrib- ute the SweetPro Feeds line of products (including Equipride/EquiLix), Red- mond naturals including sea salt of livestock, and the mountain Sunrise Hay pel- lets. We are always looking for natural or organic products to add to our product lines.
When it comes to outerwear, today’s outdoorsman has limited choices. The offering is dominated by mass-produced synthetics that are cheap to produce, scalable, and marketable, but offer marginal protection and rapidly diminishing value. Altiplano clothing is a new option offering unimagined protection, enduring beauty, and unequaled value. The most remarkable quality of llama fiber clothing is its ability to insulate against cold and simultaneously dissipate perspiration. This is a new offering to consumers who don’t know this type of function exists and is commercially available.
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.”
BBR Pain Control
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Buffalo Media Group
Justin Graddy | 952.649.0529 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
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Wildland Fire Management
Fire Trax offers a full range of Wildland Fire management, protection, suppression and restoration services nationwide.
Our personal approach combines over twenty years of experience with state- of-the-art procedures and equipment to give both large organizations and small, private landowners an effective, safe option for the management of their lands.
Guest Ranches of North America
David McCollough | 214.912.1100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Ranches and Dude Ranches in the United States, Canada & Mexi- co are a great way for a family vacation experience while horseback riding. Riding horseback at a dude ranch or guest ranch will be the thrill of a life- time for your family. Find a dude ranch or guest ranch vacation at Guest Ranches of North America today!
Inside Out Solutions
Patricia McCouley | 360.670.9444 | email@example.com
Website Solutions for Bed & Breakfasts, Dude Ranches, and other small businesses. At InsideOut Solutions we believe quality design and market- ing can greatly improve business success. From bed & breakfast website design, to logo and print design, InsideOut is the destination for all your marketing needs.
For 20 years, InsideOut Solutions has created internet and print marketing solutions for a variety of businesses, with a special focus on bed and breakfast website design, hosting and destination marketing.
Karen Mann Marketing Resources
Karen Mann | 713.703.0520 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Mann Marketing Resources is a specialist in creating and maintaining brand, iden- tity, image, and communication for outdoor adventure properties, lodges, ranches in remote locations, conservation and hunting groups, and nonprofits, whose business in- terests are often synergistic. Sporting clients that include fly-fishing, wingshooting, and family adventures such as dude ranch trips and eco-tours are her focus.
She uses strategically based, traditional principles to provide marketing, sales tools, de- sign, and communications materials to grow and support brands.
Tools and tactics – digital, printed, experiential: websites, ads, email campaigns, newsletters, brochures, magazines, journals, articles, social media campaigns, sales materials, video, TV commercials, events.
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.
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Functional Leggings for the Ride of YOUR life. Nickers answer the question “What do I wear to keep my legs from getting chafed when I ride?!” and beyond that provide performance and functionality for women of all walks and rides of life.
Featured in Western Horseman Magazine as a “Cow Camp Necessity,” Nickers will take you from horseback to the yoga studio to the backcountry in comfort and style.
PATH is an independent broker that provides the tools you need to accept payments easily, and streamline operations at a fair price, with proactive, hands-on service and support. PATH believes small business owners and employees thrive best when their operational practices are streamlined, user-friendly and not over-priced. PATH is committed to giving customers fair and simple rates and personal customer support so their businesses can thrive.
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.
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.
The oldest ranching job board on the internet (circa 1998). RanchWork.com is owned & operated by Peter Askew, previously of DudeRanch.com. Reasonably priced and highly effective, the website welcomes over 40,000 visits & 195,000 pageviews a month, and specializes filling seasonal & full time positions.
Romeo Bravo Software
We move mountains for your business. How can we help?
Romeo Bravo Software specializes in designing and developing software for the outdoor recreation and hospitality industry. We are proud of our commitment to customers, our experience and credibility, one-on-one customer service and prompt customer support.
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.