Your stay at KD Guest Ranch will begin with an in-depth orientation, showing you how we train the horses, and how to groom and saddle. Each day at the Ranch you can enjoy two horseback riding activities. The trail rides wind through over 800 acres of rolling hills, creeks, and woodland of southeastern Ohio.
Try your hand at sorting and penning cattle. This event originated from the open lands of the west when the ranchers needed to sort their cattle back out from their neighbors. It is done with a team of three cowboys on horseback who’s goal is to be the fastest to cut out three calves and put them in a small pen. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner rider, team penning is enjoyed by all, including the spectators.
Spend a relaxed afternoon at the picturesque 2 acre pond where you can swim, fish, paddle boat or canoe.
Some other fun activities that you can participate in during your stay are horse painting, roping lessons, arena games on horseback, or riding a mechanical bull.
The day isn't complete until you share in some of the evening fun. Each night is different and could consist of a bonfire with smores, a high stakes poker game (don't worry, we provide the chips), a movie night in the surround sound movie theater, a sunset trail ride, or live music. There is also the opportunity to kick back and relax on the porch as the sun sets or enjoy a drink in the saloon.
In between riding or other Ranch activities you can go for a swim or lounge around the pool and soak up the sunshine. Our swimming pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Welcome to KD Guest Ranch, where you can experience the exciting western dude ranch lifestyle in the east! KD Guest Ranch is a small, working guest ranch owned and operated by Dave and Kari Burkey. It is nestled in the rolling hills of Muskingum County near Adamsville, Ohio.
A vacation destination where families, couples and groups can escape their busy, stressful work world and experience a beautiful natural environment, cozy and tasteful accommodations, home cooked meals and horseback riding. Experience other western type activities such as team penning and mechanical bull rides or roping lessons. KD Guest Ranch allows each guest to work with their own horse for six days, and is oriented towards both novice and experienced riders, as well as both children and adults.