Calendar

Winter Season

Dec 26, 2015-March 13, 2016

Closed Wednesdays.  Open to the public for lodging, bar, and restaurant.  Sleigh rides available by reservation and snowmobile rentals available on site.

Spring Season

March 14-May 13, 2016

Closed in preparation of the Summer season.  Inquiries and group sales available at ranchrudolf.com or calls to 231-947-9529 will be returned.

Early Summer Season

May 14-June 12, 2016

Horseback Riding, Canoeing, and Kayaking offered on Saturdays and Sundays.  Campground opens mid May-weather permitting.  Lodging available on weekends.  Lodge, Restaurant and Grounds available for special events and group bookings.  Restaurant only open for group bookings and events at this time.  Inquiries and group sales available at ranchrudolf.com or calls to 231-947-9529 will be returned.

Summer Season

June 13-Sept 5, 2016

Activities operating seven (7) days a week.  Lodging and Camping available.  Open to the public, our guests, as well as for groups and events.  Restaurant serving overnight guests only, except for Friday, Saturday, and Sundays which are open to the public.

Late Summer/Fall Season

Sept 6 – Oct 16, 2016

Activities available Saturday and Sundays only, weather permitting.  Typically run until about the 3rd weekend in October, depending on weather.  Lodge, Restaurant, and Grounds available for group bookings and events through Oct 31.  Restaurant is closed except for group bookings and events.

Late Fall Season

Oct 17- Nov 30, 2016

Closed in preparation for Winter season.  Please note, some groups or banquets may be accepted at this time.  Inquiries and group sales available at ranchrudolf.com or calls to 231-947-9529 will be returned.

Holiday Season

Dec 1-23, 2016

We host many holiday parties during this time.  Please call 231-947-9529 for information and pricing.
December 24 and 25, 2014Closed.

Winter Season

Dec 26, 2016-March 12, 2017

Closed on Wednesdays.  Open to the public for lodging, bar, and restaurant.  Sleigh rides available by reservation and snowmobile rentals available on site.

 

    May
    14
    Sun
    Early Summer Season @ Ranch Rudolf
    May 14 – Jun 12 all-day
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    Horseback Riding, Canoeing, and Kayaking offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Campground opens mid May-weather permitting. Lodging available on weekends. Lodge, Restaurant and Grounds available for special events and group bookings. Restaurant only open for group bookings and events at this time. Inquiries and group sales available at ranchrudolf.com or calls to 231-947-9529 will be returned.

    Jun
    10
    Sat
    Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

    The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School is indeed one of the country’s finest.  The school has been in existence for 46 years.  The school seeks to improve the skill of fly fishers from beginner to expert.  The 3-day school is held once a year in early June, on the Boardman River approximately 12 miles from Traverse City, Michigan.

    Our History

    The Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly fishing school started in 1971 as a service to members of Trout Unlimited with the first 3 years at the Higgins Lake Conservation Building.   It grew to be an excellent means to introduce people to the sports and to Trout Unlimited.  And, while continuing in that effort, now serves to improve the skills of fly fishers at all levels.  No one offers a better school at a better price anywhere.

    The instructors are members of Trout Unlimited. They are all experience anglers and expert fly casters who go through rigorous training and testing before joining the school’s staff.  Some are professional guides and many are Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructors.

     

    Because the instructors volunteer their time, you’re assured of help from people who want to share their knowledge and love of the sport.  Profits from the school go to help Michigan Trout Unlimited’s efforts to preserve cold water fisheries for future generations.  So you’re getting top notch instruction and helping the resource.

    Jun
    13
    Tue
    Summer Season @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jun 13 – Sep 5 all-day
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    Activities operating seven (7) days a week.  Lodging and Camping available.  Open to the public, our guests, as well as for groups and events.  Restaurant serving overnight guests only, except for Friday, Saturday, and Sundays which are open to the public.

    Jun
    26
    Mon
    Winter Season @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jun 26 – Sep 11 all-day

    11Closed Wednesdays. Open to the public for lodging, bar, and restaurant. Sleigh rides available by reservation.

    Jul
    3
    Mon
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.

    Jul
    4
    Tue
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.

    Jul
    5
    Wed
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.

    Jul
    6
    Thu
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.

    Jul
    7
    Fri
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.

    Jul
    8
    Sat
    Barn Buddies @ Ranch Rudolf
    Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Barn Buddies

    barn-picBarn Buddies is a program for children five (5) to seven (7) years old who LOVE horses.  During camp students are paired with their very own horse.  Aside from the instructor, there are also some Junior Counselors available for a little extra assistance.  Most of our Junior Counselors are students who have completed all levels of horse camp here at the Ranch.  The Junior Counselors provide extra support and encouragement throughout camp.

    This is a great introductory camp for your little horse lover.  Some of the topics covered will be caring for a horse, grooming, leading and handling, saddling, basic anatomy, and basic Western riding lessons.  A strong emphasis will be placed on safety, both around the barn and on the horses.  No prior horse experience required to attend this camp.  Students will work a great deal on building a safe and unique bond with their horse while learning the basic skills necessary to develop a strong foundation to build upon in future camps.  Students will also gain some insight as to the care horses require and the responsibility involved.

    What To Bring

    • Leather boots or shoes are best (absolutely no open toed shoes are permitted-both toes and heels need to be covered and protected)
    • Snacks and water
    • Clothing for inclement weather.  Layers are a great idea for cooler mornings and warmer days.  As for rain gear, a form fitting rain jacket is better  than a big poncho that could blow and spook horses.

    *Riding helmets are required when riding, but Ranch Rudolf/Circle H Stables does provide them.
    *Please do not send cell phones to camp.

    How to Sign Up

    • First, call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529 to check availability for the camp and get your child’s name added to the tentative camp list.
    • Then you will fill out a release waiver which can be found under ‘horse camp information’ at www.ranchrudolf.com   Please remember to read carefully and fill out completely.  About ¾ way down the page are a couple of lines where you need to write out a sentence.  Read instructions carefully.
    • Send completed release waiver and payment (made payable to Circle H Stables) to Ranch Rudolf at 6841 Brown Bridge Road Traverse City, MI 49696.
    • It is the first twelve (12) paid students that will make up the official camp list.

    If you have any further questions, or to get your child added to the tentative camp list, please call LeeAnn or Melody at 231-947-9529.