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Woodside Ranch

Set on the edge of the driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin, the 1400 hilly acres that make up much of Woodside Ranch present some of the most beautiful equestrian rides east of the Mississippi!

Run as a dude ranch for over 100 years with full lodging accommodations and included meals, Woodside Ranch also offers opportunities for visitor’s to enjoy the ranch with “open to the public” special events and activities like horseback riding, sleigh rides, pony rides, winter sledding and tubing and cross country skiing. Their annual Mother’s Day Ride allows mother’s to ride free with one other paid rider.

Horse Activities

Looking for a western experience in the saddle? Woodside offers a number of horse activities both on and off the trails.  A variety of horses and over 1,400 acres of woodland trails to explore by a guided trail ride or  experience a covered wagon ride pulled by their majestic Percherons. For the younger buckaroo, Woodside also offers pony rides in their covered pony ring.

Petting Zoo

The complimentary petting zoo is open daily and is always a fun experience for the whole family. Stop by and visit the llamas, goats, chickens, ponies, and of course check out Woodside’s buffalo herd. The baby goats are especially cute!


Wear your best cowboy hat and cheer for the competitors as local folks in the area compete in speed events with their own horses.

Live nearby, staying in the Mauston area or just like to try it out as a day trip? Give Woodside a call and reserve a trail ride or just stop by and figure out what you or your little buckaroo wants to start with. Of course for a full experience, you might want to stay at the Woodside Ranch Resort and Conference Center and find out what a 100-year old dude ranch is really like!

Looking for still more adventure? Just around the corner is Woodside Sports Complex and is the perfect place to take in a softball game. Sit back and enjoy the day!


Phone: 608-847-4275

Email: [email protected]

Website: Open Website

Address: W4015 State Road 82 E, Mauston WI 53948

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