We like to use most of our articles to let the world know about all the great reasons to come to Colorado for a dude ranch vacation. However, it’s important to point out that not every ranch is the same.
Believe it or not, not all dude ranches in Colorado have earned the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association (CDGRA) seal of approval and therefore the ranches in the CDGRA are the best of the best. Membership in our association is important because it stands as an important indicator of quality and hospitality. More to the point, it helps you to zero in on the vacation you expect and deserve.
To help you understand why, let’s look at a few things that come along with the CDGRA seal of approval, which all of our member ranches have earned…
When ranches join our association, we ensure that they have a reputation for treating guests with the highest level of service. After all, we have a reputation to protect and want everyone who comes to see us to be instantly welcomed and feel at home with our hospitality. So, when you book a stay at a CDGRA ranch, you can rest assured that we’ve already done the hard work of evaluating them to ensure you’re going to stay at a well-maintained property with friendly staff.
Of course, earning CDGRA membership isn’t just about having clean sheets and being polite. We also want you to know that our ranches take many steps to implement the best safety practices on rides and on the ranch in general. We go the extra mile and provide you with excellent guides so you and your loved ones can enjoy the great outdoors with confidence whether it’s your first time exploring the Rocky Mountains or you are a seasoned veteran of the outdoors.
Unfortunately, there are a number of dude ranches throughout Colorado that aren’t members of our association. Some of them have great marketing materials, but they can’t offer the same level of quality that member ranches can think of us like the AAA fan of the dude ranches. Why take chances when your vacation is on the line? Your time and money are both valuable, so make the most of them by booking at a CDGRA ranch.
At some point or another, most of us learn that it makes sense to work with companies we trust. We rely on AAA to tell us which hotels are reputable, the Better Business Bureau to protect us from fraudulent vendors, and guides like Zagats to help us identify the best places to eat. Booking a Colorado dude ranch vacation is no different. If you want to be confident in choosing the right dude ranch for you, choose a CDGRA ranch and get the peace of mind you deserve.
If you’re ready to start looking at your ranch vacation options, click here to view packages offered by CDGRA members now.