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Guest Book

No one says it better than our guests

Take a gander at our virtual guest book, and read what others have to say about their experience at The High Lonesome Ranch.

“Best vacation of my life. This was more than just a vacation it was a wonderful experience. It took us totally out of our everyday lives. The food, accommodations, activities are awesome! The staff becomes family immediately. The scenery is spectacular. We are planning our trip for next year. Several friends have decided to go from seeing our pictures. If a dude ranch is on your bucket list this is the place to make it happen.” Sleep Quality, Rooms, Service – all 5 stars – TripAdvisor


Hoschton, GA


“Most fantastic trip of a lifetime. This place is incredible! The scenery — the mountains and valleys — take your breath away. The staff is utterly terrific and attentive and quickly you feel like part of their family. The food is divine and with huge portions you’ll never go hungry. The cabins/houses have fully stocked kitchens w/beverages (incl. wine) and snacks at no extra cost. They also have free washers and dryers. Rooms have private bathrooms. We did everything from trail rides, barrel racing, cow sorting, cattle driving, fly fishing, skeet shooting, wild horse viewing…never a dull moment and always fun! Even went to a rodeo. You can do as much or as little as you want. There is no pressure. The wranglers were experienced, knowledgeable and attentive to the needs of every guest so that first time riders felt comfortable and secure. I would highly recommend The High Lonesome Dude Ranch to anyone looking for adventure and a great time. We’ll be back next year, and for many years to come, for sure!” Stayed June 2016, Traveled with friends. Value, Sleep Quality, Service – all 5 stars – TripAdvisor


Old Saybrook, CT


“It could not have been any better. Our trip to High Lonesome was spectacular! We’ve never been to a ranch before and really didn’t know what to expect. From the moment we arrived we felt how special this place is and were warmly welcomed — even into the kitchen for the behind the scenes tour! The fishing was amazing for my husband and son. My son lives to fly fish and he couldn’t get enough—even with three grand slams! The riding was equally amazing and doing the cattle drive was a really cool experience. Our horses, Piggy and Comet, were terrific and perfectly paired for my daughter and me. The mountains, ponds, trails and pastures, really the entire ranch, are so beautiful. Most of all, we left feeling like we’d made wonderful new friends. And the food …the food was amazing. We loved how Paul, Scott, Marian, Jake, Jackie, Kelsey, Saskia, Amber, Maren and others joined us for meals so we got to know everyone well. Matt, Simon, Jet, Susanne and of course Aunt Linda prepared the most amazing meals — all very fresh and abundant! Every meal was the best meal we ever had. We will be talking about our week at High Lonesome for a very, very long time. We hope to return soon!” Room Tip: Book now and go! – TripAdvisor


Atlanta, GA


Prodigious perfection on all accounts.

Stan Crader

Marble Hill, MO

Great experience, lots of fun, outstanding guides.

Scott Crader

Burfordville, MO

One of the top 3 vacations of my life.  Can’t wait to come back.

Russ Mann

Temecula, CO

What can I say…definitely one of the best times of my life!  Love all of you guys!  Hope to come back!

Anton Krusche


Superb staff, food, hunting and fishing – I’m moving in!
Astonishing conservation work as well.

Bill Klyn

Jackson, WY

In a word “outstanding” – Thank you!

Brett Ference


Amazing culinary, hunting & fishing experiences!

Brian McClintock

As I’m sure I’ve told you, this place is a little slice of heaven.  From Aunt Lind’s Cajun bacon to the top-rate guides, dogs and hospitality – the HLR delivers a truly exceptional and unmatched experience.  Keep the light on for me.

Christen Duxbury

Thank you for your generous hospitality and for treating strangers like family.  Your warmth and kindness won’t be forgotten.

Dave Buchanan

Fun and more fun.  Coming Back!  Thank you!

Dusan Smetana

Bozeman, MT

Outstanding ranch staff, beautiful country!  Great fun!

Ed Arnett & Glenda Shayne

Excellent stay.  Your wingshooting and fishing are some of the finest across the globe.  I look forward to being back here next year.

Fletcher White

Victor, ID

Another amazing weekend @ the best outdoor sports ranch in the west!

Frank Hugelmeyer


Thank you for making our event so great!  Wonderful staff!

Geoff Mullins


Had a great time.  Excellent staff, food and lodging.

Jack Ballard

Red Lodge, MT

Great Trip!

Jeremy Weil

The setting & the staff are what are most memorable, and the conservation vision.  Thanks!

Jim Martin


How fortunate and happy I feel to get to return to The High Lonesome Ranch.  Thank you all!

Katie McKalip

Missoula, MT

Amazing father-son weekend with my 5 year old buddy!

Kevin Fay & Cameron Fay

A very unique place.  Everything was awesome!  I’ll come back!

Konrad Krusche



Nick Payne

Wonderful hospitality.  High Lonesome’s generous help with TRCP Media Summit has helped to inspire many writers and conservationists.

Steve Rinella

Brooklyn, NY


Todd Tanner

Big Fork, MT

To the kitchen, to the guides – My deepest thanks!

Chris Madson

Cheyenne, WY

Another great stay – thanks HLR!

Whit Fosburgh

Washington, DC

A true slice of heaven on earth.  High Lonesome will stay in my heart while I live in DC.

Vaughn T Collins

Ferrisburgh, VT

The generosity of the entire HLR outfit is beyond belief.  Another outstanding media summit in the best spot in America.  Thank you for making us all feel at home.

Katie Eckman

Thanks for the weekend Target Logistics & HLR.

Mike & Sarah Metz

Thanks for the short stay, next time will be more.

Kevin Land


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  • "Best vacation of my life"

    Trip Advisor has been seeing such great guest reviews lately we thought we'd share:   "Best vacation of my life" - 5 Stars This was more than just a vacation it was a wonderful experience. It took us totally out of our everyday lives. The food, accommodations, activities are awesome! The staff becomes family immediately.…

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