What you say about us

Kind words from travellers like you.


Gene Kilgore, you certainly are the world leader in dude ranching and have done far more than anyone to further this wonderful American tradition.


In the ranch world or otherwise, one can have no better friend than Gene Kilgore, an extraordinary gentlemen and the world’s foremost authority on guest ranches. Gene’s substantial marketing and networking efforts include: his paperback guide to ranch vacations, Ranchweb, Ranch Vacations, Top50 Ranches, Fly Fishing Vacations (and more!), that celebrate the great American traditions of ranching, while introducing guests to extraordinary ranch vacations in North and South America, and beyond. Thanks Gene, for connecting travelers, ranching and ranchers, and most of all for telling the guest ranch story to the world.

Brooks Bradbury, Guest Ranch General Manager

Few, if any, people have the level of ranch vacation expertise Kilgore enjoys.


Kilgore, the world’s leading authority on guest ranches.

American Express

Gene Kilgore, the champion of dude ranch vacations!

S.W., Arizona

Gene, I truly could never thank you enough for helping me with countless ranch vacation decisions over the past 20 years. I have repeatedly used your two superb websites, Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches, and you have been so kind to personally spend hours answering my many questions. Only through your amazing help and detailed knowledge of ranches was I able to confidently select our family's ranch vacation for next year. It's off to Montana for all 51 of us and at a price tag close to $300,000 I wanted to find just the right ranch. Thank you, Gene, for helping me select the right one. I am forever grateful.

L.G., California

Gene Kilgore single-handedly introduced dude ranch vacations to the world, encouraging travelers from all walks of life to visit these amazing places. Gene champions dude ranch vacations, starting with his book 'Ranch Vacations', creating Ranchweb, taking over the reins at Top50 Ranches, and launching Fly Fishing Vacations and Wellness Ranches. There is no better representation in the ranch vacations industry and to be associated with such a committed group of professionals, and represented globally is a distinct privilege.


We stand in awe! You are like having all the railroads rolled into one and then accomplishing even more.


We've had the unique opportunity to grow alongside Gene Kilgore and his now vast empire, from the very beginning. For over 30 years, it has been our distinct pleasure to work with Gene, who is as genuine as he is innovative. His passion for promoting the Western experience and lifestyle has been instrumental in turning around this once-dying industry! He truly cares, takes the time to go the extra mile and it shows through in the results. Even now, with so many prominent ventures, he still prioritizes time to connect with his clients personally. Gene and his team reach out and check in regularly, to ensure that your business is receiving the absolute best exposure, directly to guests and travel agents alike. But he also cares how your family is doing and can’t wait to have you visit sometime when you’re in town! With so many options out there to choose from, their 'white-glove' client service sets them far above the rest, and their product and results speak for themselves. All of Gene’s sites give guests the opportunity to narrow in on what they really want on a clean and easy-to-use platform, enjoying the process along the way. It can be difficult to maintain something beautiful that is also fun to use for browsing and booking – they have truly achieved what they set out to create. We cannot express how thankful we are to Gene and his team, for bringing us along for the ride!

Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway

There are more experts on spas, cruises and ski resorts than stars in the heavens, but when it comes to dude ranches, Gene Kilgore is the expert, a star in his own right.

EV Travel Report

Gene, I want to express my overwhelming appreciation for all your efforts. You are the authority in this field, keep up the good work!


Gene, you have been a great inspiration for the dude ranching industry and we very much understand your passion for it. You’ve been responsible for introducing people from all around the world to our way of life and so many lifelong friendships have been formed!

C.B., Montana

Like all classics, you have to start with the original. Gene Kilgore has dedicated his life's work to our industry and has set the foundation for others to follow. We have benefitted from his commitment – he is the leader in the field and we are very grateful!


Gene Kilgore knows more about guest ranches than anyone on the planet (seriously!).

H.F., Wyoming

Gene Kilgore holds the same passion not only for preserving the Western way of life, but for sharing the authentic ranch experience with travelers around the world. His genuine approach to making connections with not just business partners, but personally with everyone he meets, shines through every aspect of his business. We are grateful to work closely with Gene and his brands, and for building this ranch community based on friendly hospitality and care.

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming