Visitor Reviews

  • “I recently attended an adult horse back riding class at Ranch Rudolf and loved it! The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and the horses were healthy and well behaved. I learned so much and cannot wait to come back.”
    –anonymous – Traverse City (May 2013)
  • “I rode my very first horse at Ranch Rudolf and had a fantastic time. I highly recommend the trail ride and you should ask for Oreo-he’s the best!”
    –Heidi G – Troy, MI (May 2013)
  • “I have canoed many rivers, but would have to say that the Boardman River is one of the best I have ever been on. This is not a lazy river by any means. I enjoyed the current-I have been on too many rivers with almost no current at all, which isn’t fun! That was not the case on this trip. The river is clean, natural, and a lot of fun. Can’t wait to do the trip again.”
    –Tim R – DeWitt, MI (June 2013)
  • “The tubing was awesome, but you want a nice hot day! The water is chilly at first, but you get used to it. We are still laughing about that trip.”
    –Ronda A – Kalamazoo, MI (June 2013)
  • “My daughter participated in the Novice Horse Camp and what a wonderful experience she had. The instructors are skilled and friendly and the horses were so patient and affectionate and seemed really happy! She learned so much and had a ball! We are hooked and will be back for Intermediate Camp next year.”
    –Susan G – Traverse City, MI (July 2013)
  • “We had our daughters 7th birthday at Ranch Rudolf with one of their buckaroo birthday packages. The kids loved getting to interact with the horses and of course the riding was also a thrill for them. Following the riding, we headed over to the restaurant for a pizza party. It was a great and memorable day and Lacy the horse will always hold a special place in my Lily’s heart.”
    –Carrie B – Cadillac, MI (July 2013)
  • “Horseback riding this fall was just beautiful. The colors along the trails were perfect and the horses and staff were great too. Beautiful country.”
    –Mason M – Traverse City, MI (October 2013)
  • “Perfect place for our company party. Something for everyone.”
    –Arthur Z- Traverse City, MI (October 2013)
  • “We had the perfect afternoon for our school’s hayride and bonfire. A nice warm fall day with horses, s’mores, hot dogs and cider. It was a beautiful afternoon.”
    –Hillary H – Traverse City, MI (October 2013)
  • “Beautiful place. Friendly people. Will be back.”
    –Bill R – Columbus, OH (October 2013)
  • “Best Christmas Party our company has ever had. Loved the circular fireplace and the food was incredible. The sleigh ride was such a neat and unique thing for our group to enjoy.”
    –Mandy B- Traverse City, MI (December 2013)
  • “Incredible snowmobiling. Friendly staff. Great, well maintained trails.”
    –Tim W – GR, MI (January 2014)
  • “A great place to snowmobile. Lots of trails. Great pizza too.”
    –Bobby J – Indiana (January 2014)
  • “We came for the weekend. Great place to stay. Loved sitting around the big fireplace. Met lots of nice people. Great riding. Will be back!”
    –Andrea J – Columbus, OH (March 2014)
  • “We did canoeing and kayaking down the river and it was awesome! Quite a few tip overs in our group, but lots of laughs. Hope to get back to Michigan and back to this ranch again.”
    –Izzy D – Madison, WI (May 2014)
  • “My husband and I very much enjoyed our trail ride today. Beautiful ranch and wonderful horses.”
    –Rebecca B- Detroit, MI (June 2014)
  • “This was our first time coming to the ranch. We wanted to try something new for the 4th of July. What a great place and a fun time. Already booked for next year!”
    –Dennis K- Marysville, MI (July 2014)
  • “What a great venue for a family reunion. All ages had a great time on the Ranch. The hayride and western themed cookout were favorites for our family.”
    –Cindy K- Tampa, FL (August 2014)
  • “I attended the Trailing for Triumph event here at the Ranch. What a great time and for such a great cause.”
    –Dana G- Marshall, MI (Sept 2014)
  • “Just booked my room for this winter. I have never been here before, but looks like a great place for some snowmobiling.”
    –Roy H- Indiana (Oct 2014)
  • “Horseback riding was awesome. Beautiful horses and beautiful trails. We also had a wonderful wrangler. A great time.”
    –Kinsey E- South Bend IN (Oct 2014)
  • “We had a lovely weekend at the Ranch. We rode horses, canoed the river and had some much needed R and R. The breakfast was also wonderful. Looking forward to another visit next Fall.”
    –Sara R- Madison, WI (Oct 2014)
  • “Ranch Rudolf was a hit for our Christmas Party. The location was great for everyone and the food and atmosphere were just perfect. The sleigh ride topped off our night.”
    –Laura V- Traverse City, MI (Dec 2014)
  • “So glad we stumbled upon this place. Looks like it would be just as much fun in the Summer as it is in the Winter.”
    –Jake W- Midland, MI (Feb 2015)


  • “We celebrated an 80th birthday party at the Ranch and fun was had by the kids and adults alike.  A beautiful setting, attentive staff and delicious food.  Great time!” — Brooke W- Elk Rapids, MI (July 2016)


  • “The horseback riding was a hit with my whole family, even my husband who is not a horse guy.  We had a wonderful wrangler and all of the horses are top notch.” –Lucy B – Tampa, FL (July 2016)


  • “I personally thought the river was a bit too cold for my liking, but the kids had a ball.  Will be back-going to try the canoes instead of tubes next time.”  — Mary K – Portage, MI (July 2016)


  • “A great, family run place.  Love the campground.  Great horseback riding too.”  — Dennis F – Pontiac, MI (Sept 2016)