• Hunewill Guest Ranch


Ranch Overview

Specialty: Authentic Ranch Vacations, welcoming families, singles, and couples.

Price: $1014 – $2398

Capacity: 45

Kids Riding Program: 6+

Riding Season: May – October & November Cattle Drive

Parks: Yosemite National Park and Bodie State Park

AirportsReno-Tahoe International Airport- Reno, NV
Mammoth Yosemite Airport – Mammoth Lakes, CA




Established in 1861, Hunewill Ranch, is the oldest working Guest Ranch in California and one of the oldest continuously owned family cattle ranches in the American West. Located on the Northeastern edge of Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Hunewill Ranch is known for world class horseback riding and breathtaking scenery. Breakfast rides, cattle work, all-day rides, historic rides, and a wonderful kids program make for an unforgettable vacation experience. Top that off with fun-filled evening activities, western hospitality and breathtaking scenery and you begin to understand the magic of Hunewill Ranch. Scroll down for contact information…

Contact Information

1 (760) 932-7710

Hunewill Ranch is the oldest working guest ranch in California and one of the oldest continuously owned family ranches in the American West. 2011 marks our 150th year as a cattle ranch and our 80th year as a guest ranch. The fourth, fifth and sixth generations of our family still run cattle in the meadows of Bridgeport Valley. Tucked under the Sawtooth Range that forms the Northeastern boundary of Yosemite National Park, the valley has been home to Hunewill Ranch since our great-great grandfather Napoleon Bonaparte Hunewill first grazed his oxen on the lush grass of this jewel of the Sierra Nevada. He and his wife, Esther, provided first lumber, then beef, for the mining boomtowns of Bodie and Aurora.

150 years later, the descendants of those pioneers welcome guests to share in the joys of ranch life – to dine in Napoleon and Esther’s stately Victorian ranch house, to herd cattle, to lope across thousands of acres of meadows, and to explore the high country of the Eastern Sierra as it was meant to be seen – horseback. From swimming in the creek, cookouts, square dancing, hayrides, or private riding lessons, Hunewill Ranch has something for all. Bridgeport is also home to blue-ribbon trout streams and lakes that draw anglers from across the country. Of course the most popular of our stays is the seven-night vacation but, our family has also pioneered in the area of flexible stays and themed weeks, half-weeks and long weekends structured around specific activities (cattle work, fall color rides, high-country cattle gathers, and much more). These include non-horseback retreats, corporate conferences, and diverse specialty groups from quilters to architects. Hunewill Ranch stays are all-inclusive, so check out our website, find a package that suits your needs, and join us for the ranch vacation of a lifetime.

Heart of the Season – Traditional Weekly Stays and 5 Day Packages  

Our weekly stays give you the best opportunity to enjoy all our ranch has to offer: riding, moving cows, relaxing, breathtaking scenery, friendships, and more, from the moment you awake to the moment your head hits the pillow. Traditional Weekly Stays include: 3 great meals a day, 6 days of horseback riding with our wranglers in the beautiful Bridgeport Valley and surrounding mountains, and 7 nights lodging in our comfortable cabins. Also included are enjoyable evening activities such as creek-side cookouts, a campfire sing-along with s’mores, a hayride, roping practice, square dancing, and talent night. Arrive Saturday and depart the following Saturday after breakfast.

If you don’t have quite enough time to come for a week, our 5 Day Packages include many of the activities offered during our weekly stays. Can’t get enough of the ranch in 5 days? Most 5 Day Packages can be extended to Weekly Stays. You’ll arrive Saturday for dinner and depart Thursday after lunch. Rate includes meals, riding Sunday through Thursday morning, lodging Saturday night through Wednesday night, and ranch activities.

Rates listed do not include meal tax, room tax, or gratuity.

7 Night Stays
June 24- July 1, July 1-8, July 8-15, July 15-22, July 22-29, July 29-August 5, August 5-12, August 12-19, 2017
Double occupancy$2,398 per person
Child age 10-12$2,067
Child age 6-9$1,395
Child age 5 and under$504
Single occupancy$2,755
5 Night Packages
July 9-14, July 16-21, July 30-August 4, August 6-11, 2016
Double Occupancy$1,895 per person
Child age 10-12$1,606
Child age 6-9$1,085
Child age 5 and under$360
Single occupancy$2,145
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