Kind words from our ranches and lodges
We stand in awe! You are like having all the railroads rolled into one and then accomplishing even more.
Kilgore, the world’s leading authority on guest ranches.
In the ranch world or otherwise, one can have no better friend than Gene Kilgore, an extraordinary gentlemen and the world’s foremost authority on guest ranches. Gene’s substantial marketing and networking efforts include: his paperback guide to ranch vacations, Ranchweb.com, Ranchvacations.com, Top50Ranches.com, Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com (and more!), that celebrate the great American traditions of ranching, while introducing guests to extraordinary ranch vacations in North and South America, and beyond. Thanks Gene, for connecting travelers, ranching and ranchers and most of all for telling the guest ranch story to the world.
Brooks Bradbury, Guest Ranch General Manager
Gene Kilgore, you certainly are the world leader in dude ranching and have done far more than anyone to further this wonderful American tradition.
There are more experts on spas, cruises and ski resorts than stars in the heavens, but when it comes to dude ranches, Gene Kilgore is the expert, a star in his own right.
EV Travel Report
Gene Kilgore knows more about guest ranches than anyone on the planet (seriously!).
Like all classics, you have to start with the original. Gene Kilgore has dedicated his life's work to our industry and has set the foundation for others to follow. We have benefitted from his commitment – he is the leader in the field and we are very grateful!
Gene Kilgore, the champion of dude ranch vacations!
Gene Kilgore single-handedly introduced dude ranch vacations to the world, encouraging travelers from all walks of life to visit these amazing places. Gene champions dude ranch vacations, starting with his book 'Ranch Vacations', creating Ranchweb, taking over the reins at Top50 Ranches, and launching Fly Fishing Vacations and Wellness Ranches. There is no better representation in the ranch vacations industry and to be associated with such a committed group of professionals, and represented globally is a distinct privilege.
Gene, you have been a great inspiration for the dude ranching industry and we very much understand your passion for it. You’ve been responsible for introducing people from all around the world to our way of life and so many lifelong friendships have been formed!
I have known Gene Kilgore for over 30 years and he has become not only a big help for our business with Flyfishingranchesandlodges.com, but he's also become a dear friend, for whom I have the utmost respect.
Craig Fellin, Big Hole Lodge, Montana
We've had the unique opportunity to grow alongside Gene Kilgore and his now vast empire, from the very beginning. For over 30 years, it has been our distinct pleasure to work with Gene, who is as genuine as he is innovative. His passion for promoting the Western experience and lifestyle has been instrumental in turning around this once-dying industry! He truly cares, takes the time to go the extra mile and it shows through in the results. Even now, with so many prominent ventures, he still prioritizes time to connect with his clients personally. Gene and his team reach out and check in regularly, to ensure that your business is receiving the absolute best exposure, directly to guests and travel agents alike. But he also cares how your family is doing and can’t wait to have you visit sometime when you’re in town! With so many options out there to choose from, their 'white-glove' client service sets them far above the rest, and their product and results speak for themselves. All of Gene’s sites give guests the opportunity to narrow in on what they really want on a clean and easy-to-use platform, enjoying the process along the way. It can be difficult to maintain something beautiful that is also fun to use for browsing and booking – they have truly achieved what they set out to create. We cannot express how thankful we are to Gene and his team, for bringing us along for the ride!
Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway
I want to express my overwhelming appreciation for all your efforts. You are the authority in this field, keep up the good work!
Gene, I truly could never thank you enough for helping me with countless ranch vacation decisions over the past 20 years. I have repeatedly used your two superb websites, Ranchweb and Top50 Ranches, and you have been so kind to personally spend hours answering my many questions. Only through your amazing help and detailed knowledge of ranches was I able to confidently select our family's ranch vacation for next year. It's off to Montana for all 51 of us and at a price tag close to $300,000, I wanted to find just the right ranch. Thank you, Gene, for helping me select the right one. I am forever grateful.
Few, if any, people have the level of ranch vacation expertise Kilgore enjoys.