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.
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.
Dust off your Riding Boots
Spring is just around the corner!,
Come Stay and Play at Ranch Rudolf!
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, there’s always something to do at our four season family resort.
Come and enjoy the endless fun and exciting activities at Ranch Rudolf.
History and Tradition Since 1922
We take a great deal of pride in honoring and preserving much of the Great American West, a tradition this country was founded upon. Respecting simpler times and staying true to family, friends, and horsemanship are all core values to what it is we stand for and believe in.
The Ranch has been family owned and operated by the Hamill family since 1982. Family ties run deep here where parents Sid and Melody, daughter LeeAnn, and son Justin are always on site helping with the daily operational duties. The Ranch is a special place to the Hamills’, you see, the Ranch is not only a job or livelihood, but it’s a place that really gets into your blood. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a feeling. It’s a place where hard work provides great rewards and a chance to live the life you wouldn’t change for anything in the world. It is the place the kids, LeeAnn and Justin, were raised; it’s where holidays are spent with extended family and friends; and where many of their milestone celebrations have been held and vows shared. It is a special place, and definitely a place worth sharing