Ranch Rudolf: Traditions Start Here

The Ranch sits upon 195 acres along the banks of the Boardman River and nestled deep in the woods of the Pere Marquardt State Forest.  We are just 12 miles south east of Traverse City, but you will feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle that can consume everyday life.  We invite you to be our guest.  To come, to gather and to enjoy outdoor recreation and relaxation alike on a visit you won’t soon forget.
We invite you to come and share in the heritage of the Ranch. At the core of our mission is providing families a place to come together and create memories that will last a lifetime and evoke a new tradition for many years to come. Your stay at the Ranch will feel like stepping back in time to a comfortable place of leisure and laughter. Whatever the season, whatever the reason, let Ranch Rudolf help you create wonderful memories with your loved ones. We strive to embrace our guests with a genuine warmth and true western hospitality and to provide a family friendly environment and the spirit of togetherness.

Horse-drawn hayrides offered by reservation Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm through November 7-get your group of family or friends together and come enjoy Fall with us. Company Christmas Parties begin the first weeekend in December-book yours today!

Activities to do at Ranch Rudolf

Sid, Melody, LeeAnn & Justin invite you to spend a week, weekend, or just a night at Ranch Rudolf, a 195 acre four season resort which is just 12 miles S.E. of Traverse City on the beautiful Boardman River, surrounded by the Pere Marquette State Forest.

Lodging/Camping/DiningHorseback RidingChildren’s Horse Camps
Special EventsFishing and River FunWinter Fun
Horse Programs