Kangaroo

This person hops around and does a bunch of different things each day.

  • Assist Steward set tables for the next meal
  • Serve food
  • Dazzle guests with sparkling conversation
  • Bus tables, assist with dish washing, and reset tables for next meal.
  • Following the cleaning up of breakfast this person will do housekeeping duties.
  • Dude Ranch Housekeeping responsibilities include general but thorough housekeeping of all guest suites, the lodge, and all public areas. This includes: Assists with ranch entertainment (usually in the evenings) and assisting with childrens’ programming (including weekly overnight kids camp out).
  • cleaning bathrooms
  • changing towels
  • changing/making beds
  • vacuuming
  • dusting
  • washing floors, counters, windows
  • washing & folding sheets & towels
  • ironing as needed
  • sweeping decks, porches, and cleaning outside areas
  • picking up trash
  • breaking down, moving, and setting up beds in different suites
  • cleaning vehicles
  • Tells endless jokes and humorous stories.
  • During the afternoon, this person may have some ranch laundry to do, or often are free and may join afternoon ride with guests.
  • Each Kangaroo may have other talents that must be expressed, and may include any or all of the below activities;
  • May lead daily hikes and climbs, as needed.
  • May take guests fishing, as needed.
  • May lead or assist rock climbing, top ropes or belaying.
  • May assist in the office with telephone, typing, emails, or marketing.
  • This position is an “all-around” or “float” and may be called upon to do just about anything on the ranch.

Kangaroo Requirements:

  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.
  • Experience in housekeeping preferred but we will train conscientious persons who are organized, detail oriented and have the right attitude. We expect our guest rooms to be VERY clean.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 85 pounds a minimum of 300 feet while working at altitude of 8,000 feet.
  • Ability to drive vehicles with stick shift preferred.
  • Must be able to perform all of the duties listed in high altitude environment.
  • Horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to also assist with wrangling duties.
  • Rabid, obsessive – compulsive need for cleanliness is highly valued
  • Those with a high tolerance for filth need not apply.

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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