Dude Ranchers’ Hall of Fame

January 26th, 2016 by Deep Canyon Ranch

DRA Hall of Fame 2016We just returned from the 90th Anniversary of the Dude Ranchers’ Association, where we were honored to be inducted into the Dude Ranchers’ Association Hall of Fame.  Mom and dad joke that if you stick around long enough that’s what happens.  All joking aside, it is much more than that.  When they started their operation back in 1959, they had no idea what they were in for.  Years would be lean, and years would be fat.  Through it all they knew they had someone watching over them.  They have provided a beautiful ministry in their part of the Rocky Mountain Front, that guests are drawn to.  You need a passion for what you do, and their’s shows in every guest that arrives at our ranch.  I am extremely proud of the ranch that my parents have created, and am honored to continue following in their footsteps, sharing the same desires and passions.  We were also joined by two other ranches, with the same historic legacy – Max and Ann Barker of the JJJ Guest Ranch were honored.  Their son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Kim, accepted the award on Ann’s behalf.  Max went to be with the Lord a few years ago.  Also, C.B. and Helen Rich of the Rich Ranch.  Their award was accepted by daughter Peggy and daughter-in-law Belinda, who own the ranch now with their families.  While we all offer a little different vacation – the goal is the same.  To share with folks from around the world a lifestyle that promotes horses, hats, hospitality, heritage, honesty and heart!   So go in your closet, dust off your hat and boots and book a trip to Montana!