“Please pass on to everyone who had anything to do with the cattle drive what a great time I had.  It was the experience of a lifetime for me and everything I had hoped.  The four who were with us the whole week, Ole, Mike, Andi, and Nakia were absolutely awesome.  The food was great and Brandon and Brandi went beyond to make everything great.  Dawon and I had a great experience and have agreed that we will definitely be back.”
Joe Rowell, Pennsylvania / September 2013 Cattle Drive

 

“WOW!!  What a wonderful vacation our family just participated in at the Rockin’ R Ranch.  I can truly say, and I believe I speak for the remainder of the family, this was the most fantastic and enjoyable family vacation we have ever experienced.  Our week at the Ranch exceeded our expectations many times over!
“Activities: scheduled in a timely manner, well managed by the entire staff, enjoyed by all, something for everyone, numerous, and in a good way tiring.
Food: fantastic, timely preparation, great variety, and plenty for all…
Accommodations: excellent, clean, comfortable temperatures…
River tubing: most of the family participated twice in this activity. Since I heard nothing but positive comments it must have been enjoyed by all…
Trail rides: enjoyed by all. Liked the fact that each day we rode a different trail with beautiful scenery.
Early morning round-up: the kids really enjoyed being part of this activity.
Feeding and petting area animals: Grady and Max really enjoyed helping Eliza with the chores. Lawn games: must admit the adults were skeptical about this activity but wow were we wrong.  Not only did the kids have a ball interacting with the staff, the adults had a blast also!
Staff:  can’t say enough good things about the entire staff.  Without exception they were the most caring, friendly, courteous and fun group that I have ever been around!!”
Ron & Marilyn Murphy, Florida / July 2013

 

“Our family loved everything at the Rockin’ R Ranch. . . . Once our always-wired kids recovered from the discovery that there were no TVs in the rooms, and no cell-phone access, they got outside in the fresh air and had the time of their lives.  It was 20 degrees cooler than Salt Lake City, so a welcome relief from the heat wave.  The staff/cowboys/cowgirls couldn’t have been nicer to us city-slickers.  If they thought we were lame, they didn’t show it.  Food was great, horses were well-behaved, and the stars were spectacular.  Best of all, the cousins have new “best friends” right in their own family!  Thank you, Rockin’ R!”
Susan Salgy, Utah / July 2013 

 

“My family, 4 brothers and my mom and dad, ranging from ages 97 to 53, spent 4 amazing days at the Rockin’ R Ranch.  Everything was arranged for us from delicious meals and accommodations to amazing fun activities.  Every day was full of a variety of activities and adventures that the whole family enjoyed together.  I don’t think we have ever laughed so hard or enjoyed each other so much.  Celebrating my mom’s and dad’s birthdays at the Dutch-oven cookout was really special.  ALL of the staff were warm, friendly and accommodating.  They made us feel right at home.  Thank you Rockin’ R Ranch for the wonderful memories and the best family reunion ever!  We will be back.”
Zrno Family, Idaho / June 2013

 

“Our trip to the Rockin’ R was wonderful.  The entire ranch staff and management should be complimented on their level of customer service and just plain making people feel welcome. . . . We will be back!!!!”
Bruce Eshleman, Pennsylvania / September 2012 Cattle Drive

 

“We just returned from our trip out west and Rockin’ R Ranch was the highlight.  The folks you have working there are really second to none.  They are incredibly accommodating, friendly and helpful.  Our only complaint is that we didn’t stay longer!”
Denise Conroy, Massachusetts / August 2012

 

“I want to tell you what a wonderful job the staff at Rockin’ R Ranch did while we stayed there for our family reunion.  Their program of activities reached out to all ages . . . We liked the campfire one night for singing and just hanging out . . . We liked the family rodeo too, because it brought us all together watching some family member participate while the rest of us cheered them on. . . .We are telling others who ask ‘how did your family reunion go?’ that it was truly a memorable time.” Kathi Nelson, Nevada / June 2012

 

“Rockin R Ranch! You Rock! We’ve had the best of our lives! The staff has been AMAZING! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for every bit of hard work & fun. We appreciate all of you!”
Anita Lee, Nevada / July 2011

 

“I just wanted everyone to know at the Rockin R Ranch what a wonderful time our family had at your Ranch. Everyone was so very nice and helpful and made us feel right at home. We intend on coming back in a few years when our little girl can ride into the hills. The food was great and the lodge was always so very clean. Please let all the staff know that the Kentucky folk are very appreciative of all of the kindness that was offered. Thanks again.”
Renee Cooksey, Kentucky / July 2011

 

“Paulette and I had a terrific stay at your ranch. Your staff should be commended with all the activities offered, you made city slickers from N.Y. feel like cowboys! Thanks again.”
Allen & Paulette Lauro, New York / June 2011

 

“We had a great time at your ranch. We made a 4 week trip from Breda (NL), Amsterdam (NL), San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce, YOU, Lake Powell, Mesa Verde, Scottsdale, Palm Springs, San Diego, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Breda… Visiting your ranch was absolute top! Thanks again for all good care, the hospitality, the warmth. I hope we will meet again sometime!”
Harry Bos / 2010

 

“This trip has been such a wonderful escape! Everyone has been so courteous, and have gone out of our way to make sure our stay was memorable. Thanks for the fantastic retreat.”
Leon & Kristy Katsaklyan / October 2009

 

“Finally, we have seen a real American Ranch! It’s really wonderful at the Rockin R’ and we really enjoyed ourselves!
Thank You for Everything”
Honeymooners Stefano & Valentina Bosco, Parma, Italy / September 2009

 

“We enjoyed our stay here a lot, it was great! Most of all we enjoyed, the beautiful and exciting trail rides, the skeet shooting, and the ATV trail ride!
Thank you so much for your hospitality and for being the perfect decision for a Ranch Vacation!”
Vardine Sommer & Movre Vollenweider, Schlieran(Zurich), Switzerland / August 2009

 

“We had a fantastic stay at your ranch. We got a chance to experience things us ‘suburbanites’ never do. Your staff was patient and lots of fun. Our daughter will never forget our stay!”
The Edwards Family, Queensbury, New York / August 2009

 

“Just a note to say what a fabulous time we had at the Rockin’ R Ranch. The welcome and atmosphere were exceptional and the activities proposed excellent. Our two boys had a skeet shooting lesson, their first, and will never forget it, they never imagined being able to do something so exciting. The music evening was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed the picnic ride. All in all a truly wonderful ‘cowboy’ experience that was the highlight of our holiday.”
Kate Chartier, Paris, France / August 2009

 

“Cattle Drive was great and this ranch seems to accumulate good folk and splendid horses. I don’t know why it’s so important to eat trail dust and move cows every year but I’m delighted to have found this place to do it. Thank you for a great week.”
Donna Hobbs, New Mexico / July 2009

 

“Thanks to all at Rocking R Ranch for a great holiday (vacation). We come from little old England not knowing what to expect and we had a real rocking holiday (vacation to you dudes).”
Chris Gill, U.K. / June 2009

 

“We had an awesome time. The Best. The scenery, activities, rodeo ring, trail rides, chores, archery, family style meals, the kids and Matt and Amy. This was a wonderful memorable vacation time together. Most of all, your hospitality, staff, young people were great. You were open, willing, and accommodating not only to my family but also to my crew. Thank you! Thank You. We hope to see you again and maybe one day up in the Portland Oregon area. Thank you for a great time in Antimony, Utah.”
The Roloff’s; Matt, Amy, Jeremy, Zachary, Molly, Jacob, Hillsboro, OR / June 2009

 

“Thank you for the great time we had on the Rockin ‘R’ Ranch! Horseriding was so great as well as the tubing of course! Hope we’ll be here once again.”
Isabel & Tobi from Germany / June 2009

 

“Thanks for the memories. You were all fantastic. Your patience with ‘city-slickers’ was much appreciated.”
John & Gail Randolph, Rancho Murieto, CA / June 2009

 

“Thanks for making the Chapman Family Reunion ‘extra’ special!! We feel it was a great success.”
Barbara Chapman Thompson / June 2009

 

“My daugher Anne was at your ranch with the Willow Wood Ward YW group this week and hasn’t stopped talking about how much fun she had. JR and the ranch are “awesome” and there’s no bigger compliment in a 12 year old’s vocabulary. I hear she rode a bull — part of me wanted to shriek ‘You rode WHAT???!’ the other part said, ‘You go, girl!’ Thanks for making it a memorable experience for her.”
Leslie McEwan / June 2009

 

“Thank you for everything! My boys really feel like they are cowboys. It was a wonderful vacation with so many great memories. Thanks to all of your wranglers–they were very patient with David and he now has so much more confidence on a horse. Tubing – riding – eating – campfires. Everything was great. Thanks again.”
Del, Lisa, David, Jon & Nannie Hilton / June 2009

 

“Once again thanks to everyone for a fabulous stay on the ranch, Xavier and I had a wonderful time and we honestly think that our stay with you guys was the highlight of our vacation.”
Nicola Sanchez, U.K. / May 2009

 

The Judd Family Reunion was held at The Rockin’ R Ranch this June 2008. The following is a quote from their blog:
“I was worried about what we would do, there were no TV’s in the rooms! Once I got there I didn’t even have time to crack the book I brought. They had activities lined out for us to fill our days.”

Wade and Janette / June 2008

 

“We just got back from 3 days at the Rock’ R Ranch and we had the most wonderful time!!  It was my husband and I with our grand-daughter Megan.”

“JR and his family were very welcoming and warm.  What a great manager. The cook and food were fantastic! And I can not say enough about the wranglers. The three sisters Brandy, Anndi and Hannah were outstanding!! They made sure Megan got Daisy to ride, let her brush Daisy daily and met all our requests.  Anndi especially was patient and kind to not only Megan, but us also. For Megan it was a dream of a life time. What a truly wonderful place!!  I would strongly recommend going there to anyone.  Say hi to everyone from us please!   Thank you everyone.”
Marie Kampbell / June 2008

 

The Murdock family visited the Rockin’ R Ranch this June 2008. The following are some exceprts from their blog:
“It was so much fun!!! Antimony is a very small town of 160 people but it is an incredibly beautiful place. We were able to do tons of things we would never do as the city dwellers we are. My two favorite parts of the trip were the long trail rides on horseback and riding the quads up into the mountains”

“We were also able to go canoeing, learned how to rope a cow, learned how to shoot a bow and arrow, and had a camp fire. It was definitely an experience I will never forget and I would recommend it to everyone to experience sometime in their life!”

The Murdocks / June 2008

 

“We had the time of our lives here at the Rockin’ R. Thanks so much for the special care you took and time spent with our kids. They will always remember the horse rides and the puppies!”
Peter & Lisa Jones, Mesa Arizona / November 2007

 

“Thank you for a wonderful time at the Ranch. We enjoyed the horse back riding, hiking and looking for wild turkeys. The accommodations were comfortable and were a great set up for our family reunion. There was something for everyone! My two teenagers loved visiting with their cousins, the pool and ping pong tables, all the games, and the outdoor activities. They also loved the cocoa which was available all day long! It was a great treat for us not to have to cook and to enjoy the meals together with all the family. Thank you for your hospitality!”
The Greg Jones Family / November 2007

 

“THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for the wonderful time my family had at our reunion over Thanksgiving weekend. The surroundings are awesome, the lodge is breathtaking, and the activities are totally fun. Even in the cold, the horseback riding was a big hit. The dance night was a perfect ending for the weekend. Roy, and everyone working there was so accommodating, and did everything they could think of to make our stay the best of times. Every dollar was very well spent–we would love to go again!”
Marion Jones / November 2007

 

“Thank you to all the Rockin’ R Ranch team! After the lights and noise of Las Vegas, we found a land of peace and friendship. Another way of life that gives sense to us and good sensations!!! Good for eyes, good for the heart… We see you very soon!”
Cecile and Jean Michel from Paris / September 2007

 

“We had a great mini-vacation here! Fantastic riding, responsive horses, beautiful views. We loved the country music, too! Thanks for a wonderful stay. We’ll be back!”
Lex & Joan O’Neill, Chicago / September 2007

 

“My stay was fantastic. I am not a horse rider and I had a blast riding them. Your facility is beautiful and was an amazing place for our whole family to reunite and enjoy each other’s company.”
Doug Wylde, Salt Lake City / September 2007

 

“Thanking you all for a wonderful time. The rides with Gary, helping me to restore my confidence. The beautiful mountains and scenery. I shall never forget that wonderful place. See you all next year.”
Regards, Anna, U.K. / September 2007

 

“Fantastic place! We enjoyed it very much and promise we’ll come back.”
Adolphe & Celine from Lille, France / August 2007

 

“This stay was a last stop on a ten day road trip for our family. Our youngest daughter, Katie age 10, wanted to go horseback riding as part of our trip… Katie got her fill of horseback riding with three long trips, beautiful scenery, and Roy was a wonderful guide. Our older daughter Kristine, age 12, loved the archery! She has decided that it will be her new hobby. I loved the river tubing… Dad loved the relaxing atmosphere and the food. Tina’s cooking was wonderful! The hospitality was amazing and we were made to feel like family… Thank you for a wonderful trip!”
Michael, Kimberly, Kristine & Katelin Boetcher, Salt Lake City / August 2007

 

“[Our] family have so enjoyed our stay here. The horses have been a great hit with our family. The rodeo was so fun. We loved seeing the kids ride the sheep. This place is so nice because it has so many places to gather for intimate family or just fun family gatherings. I love the wholesome atmosphere. Thanks for providing such a great place.”
Louis & Cheri Ringger Family / August 2007

 

“[We] had a wonderful time. Great horse rides, tubing, fishing and delicious food. Thank you so much!”
The John Stuhlmann Family, California / August 2007

 

“We had a FANTASTIC time at the Rockin’ R Ranch! We loved the trail rides, the arena time, skeet shooting, our Mystery Dinner! The food has been wonderful! The staff has been most accommodating, attentive and, in general, terrific! There is already talk of coming again soon! We all extend our sincere gratitude to EVERYONE at the Rockin’ R Ranch! Oh, maybe close to last but certainly not least, we thoroughly loved hearing Mr. & Mrs. Black sing, then getting to sing with them. What a GREAT couple of days!”
Boyd D. & Glory Jean Brewer / July 2007

 

“Your staff was terrific… I want to thank you for the small town hospitality and to let you know that I will certainly tell others of our great stay.”
Debbie Thornton / July 2007

 

“Thank you for a wonderful reunion last week. Everyone at the ranch was friendly and helpful; the rooms were great and the activities awesome.”
Shelly Riley and Ralph Brown / July 2007

 

“We had a big group with all ages included. We found activities to satisfy all tastes. Our youngest was 3 months–the oldest was 87. They had several good naps. But all the others kept busy. We enjoyed the fact there is no TV in the rooms and no cell phone access. We are making plans now as we leave to come back. Thanks for all the service.”
The Pugmire Family / July 2007

 

“We had a fabulous time here this week. Thanks for being flexible with our family. We liked the food. Our favorite activity was the rodeo. We didn’t know we were cowboys underneath our city ballcaps.”
The McKays / July 2007

 

“Our family usually camps for a week and I do lots of cooking and washing up… so my favorite part was the great meals and not have to do dishes! The line dancing classes and live music was great fun also… Our group came from Nevada, California, and Oregon. It was well worth the trip!
Cindy Nunez, Nevada / July 2007

 

“We have never stayed at a Dude Ranch before so we weren’t sure what to expect. It was better than I imagined. The older folks were comfortable in the sitting room visiting. The middle ones had a wonderful time tubing and trail riding (a couple oldies even rode & had a great time!). The little ones had a wonderful time playing at the playground and doing pony rides and petting the sheep and bunnies. Our favorite workers were Brittany and Brandy. They were ‘fantastic’.”
Lackner Family Reunion / July 2007

 

“I have to say that this was truly one of the most outstanding family reunions we’ve had. Your staff was terrific. The rooms were very cozy and the ranch was filled with wonderful activities. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. I’m sure that we will visit again someday. Thanks for the hospitality.”
Maria Alicia Rojas-Jimenez / June 2007

 

“We are here four Girls’ Camp. We have had an absolute blast! Riding horses, canoeing, tubing down the river! What more could you ask for! This place really is an amazing taste of what country life would be like and it has been fun for us city girls to experience it! We thank you all for the great time we had!”
Courtney, Horizon Ridge Ward Young Women / June 2007

 

“We have really had a good time with all of you at the Ranch. It is a bit sad to leave you today, but we feel good to know there is a place to come back to. We enjoyed the mountain riding and all the other attractions.”
Ola Nyberg, Sweden / June 2007

 

“Thank you so much for the great time! We had so much fun, and your place is beautiful. Thank you everyone who made our stay even more enjoyable!!
The Holmes’, Ohio / June 2007

 

“Thank you Rockin’ R Ranch! Our girls had a wonderful time. We had so many fun activities! Ridin’ horses, line dancing, ridin’ the river and on and on… We will be back soon!”
The Seven Hills Ward Young Women, Nevada / June 2007

 

“We came from Las Vegas, from a lot of hard noise, and to be here … we found peace and calm and it feels like a blessing. To hear you sing, to sing with you was so wonderful (it reminded me of my childhood)… This is just to say thank you so much.”
Kirsten Behn, Denmark / June 2007

 

“Thank you for a wonderful vacation. It was only a few days, but my family and friends packed in a fantastic amount of activities. >From horseback riding, to tubing down the river, to roping and playing in the canoes–all were here to have a good time. The staff was nice and the meals satisfying. Thank you again. We will be back.”
Kevin Hollingshead Family, Orem, Utah / June 2007

 

“Thank you for two wonderful days at Rockin’ R. Everybody was so friendly and we’ll never forget you!”
Tanja, Verena & Gunther from Germany / June 2007

 

“Arrived on Monday–took a trail ride in Sunny 50 degree weather and came back in hail and rain–very wet but fun. Tony was a great guide and the horses were well behaved. A nice fire in the lodge and good dinner and all was well. Did two trail rides on Tuesday and barrel racing with JR–25 seconds! Fed the chickens some saltines, too. Loose cow out front by flag pole cutting the lawn! Everyone is so warm and friendly, sad to go home. Off to Vegas and midnight flight to Boston. Home to Carver but we will miss our time here. Good memories.”
The Rooney Family, Massachusetts / April 2007

 

“Good to stay in a place where folks wave as they go past on the road. And the sign at your shop saying, ’Coffee is swapped for gossip’, Walsham-le-Willows is just the same. Boots the cat, the horses and cattle. Good trail rides. The owners singing. The good work put in by Joe and Patty. Many thanks for a nice stay.”
Nigel & Lynda Clarke, Walsham-le-Willows, England / October 2006

 

“It’s seldom in today’s modern society that you can enjoy peace, tranquility and NO T.V.! It is with a heavy heart we leave, but will take with us some fantastic memories and the pleasure of meeting some lovely people. May the Rockin’ R Ranch rock on for many years to come.”
Paul, London, England / October 2006

 

“We had a great time on the Rockin’ R Ranch. Everyone was so nice and the kids just loved the horses and the playground. I had the best time ever on the horse and it was exactly how I hoped it would be. Even my husband enjoyed the horse rides and the fun he had with the kids. Best of all: no cell phone worked. We relaxed and enjoyed ourselves on this great piece of land.… Thanks again for a great vacation.”
Monika Rieck, Germany / August 2006

 

“Our family of two middle-aged parents and two ’high maintenance’ teenaged girls are loving our experiences at the Rockin’ R. At first the shock of no cell phone put our oldest daughter in a deep depression. After a scenic ride through the pastures and original homestead hillside of the ranch, we fell in love with the incredible landscape. Joe was so informative on the ride. The float down the Sevier River was great fun. I didn’t want to stop … What a great time! We are looking forward to more cowboy/cowgirl experiences at the Ranch.”
The Victors from San Diego / July 2006

 

We wanted to say hello and let you know what a wonderful time we had in Utah. It was amazing! Zion and Bryce were absolutely beautiful. All of you at the ranch are among the nicest people we have ever met! … We have never met a nicer bunch of people… We miss all of you and will never forget our great Western Vacation.”
Patt & Bridget Hunt / July 2006

 

“Thank you for making our time at the Rockin’ R a memorable one… We made great new friends from England and Connecticut and had a wonderful time riding the many trails around the ranch. The staff was patient and very friendly and quickly put those of us with weaker riding skills at ease… The highlight of the trip was all of the wonderful horses (our favories being Doolittle, Eeyore, Little Reba, and Petunia–whom my husband believes needs a more ’manly’ name like Widowmaker–It’s tough to tell all the friends back at home you were a ’cowboy’ for a week when you rode a horse named Petunia!) We were also very pleased to be here for the birth of Lisa’s foal! What a week!”
Keith, Barb, Nicole & Brittany Hogan, Ohio / June 2006

 

“I wanted to let you know what a simply fabulous time my granddaughter, Michelle, and I had at the Rockin’ R. Diana did a wonderful job of helping us plan our days. We had time to enjoy all that the Ranch has to offer and time to relax and enjoy. Patty and Joe helped us get settled in and were there for us whenever we needed them. The “kids”–Colter, Con, Whitney, Susie, Callie, Langdon–all were helpful and great fun. The entire experience was simply terrific. Oh, don’t let me forget the food … simply fabulous!”
Barbara Hekimian / June 2006

 

“I want to start off by saying that I have never felt more welcome anywhere. This trip has been one of the best presents that I have ever been given. Everything has gone so smoothly during my weeklong trip, and I give my thanks to the staff that made it possible. I enjoyed getting to know the ranch kids here because they were so kind to me and included me in all of their evening activities. I especially appreciate that the staff took time out of their busy days to teach me how to dance… All activities that I participated in were wonderful and the food was to die for. Thanks Rockin’ R for literally making this the best vacation ever!!”
Michelle Rossi, North Carolina / June 2006

 

“[This] was our first trip to Utah and we enjoyed it very much. We had our first horseback ride out into the wilderness. It was so exciting, we saw a deer, two eagles, two buzzards, a skunk, a trout, many cows and skulls, a snake, different kids of birds. But the highlight were the bones of a red fox and a deer. It was a great adventure and we want to say thank you so much for everything. We had a lot of fun and everybody was so nice and friendly. We wish we could come back and stay for a longer time.”
Dinah, Germany / June 2006

 

“Thank you so much! We had a great time. There was something for everyone to do all the time. The food was excellent, accommodations very nice, and the staff was awesome. Great environment. Your staff has been so helpful, friendly and kind. We appreciate all you have done to make our stay here enjoyable. Our youth had a great time! Thanks for everything!”
Ephraim, UT Stake Young Men & Young Women / June 2006

 

“Rockin’ R, what a find! I’ve traveled the world and it is always the people that make a great place and great memories. Rockin’ R has it all. Super hosts, super ranch and all the great scenery to soak up. I wasn’t sure if there was a place on earth yet that is truely peaceful, but we found it here. Thanks for keeping the ranch a ranch, a wonderful, simple, warm, inviting place to be. The horseback riding was fantastic. Some sore muscles and butts, but really enjoyable. I loved the nights with only animals in the field for backdrop noise and a babbling brook. Thank you to all that made our trip one we can brag about to our friends.”
The Widders, Wisconsin / May 2006

 

“We had the most amazing time at the ranch and miss it very much. I think the day out pushing cows for eight hours with Jerry was one of the best days of our lives (even if I did think I was going to die after the seventh hour)!!! The rest of the trip was really fun but couldn’t compare to the week spent with all of you, and we really, really missed Tim’s cooking!
Lynne and Penny / September 2004