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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to the ranch for a day trip for a sleigh ride and sledding. It was a disappointing waste of time. Right when we arrived reception staff was very rude when we were paying for our sleigh rides, which were $15 per person and were to be 45 minutes long. We waited around for 10 minutes,...

Thank Theresa Z
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a thoroughly fun time at the ranch. The cabins are delightful and the staff mostly very helpful. Our seven year old loved feeding the goats... animals there included horses, buffalo, goats and llamas. The wagon rides and campfires were great fun. There is an overall feeling of going back to my childhood in the sixties...partly delightful and partly...

Thank joy2mom
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We did not stay overnight at the ranch, just visited with my family for a couple hours for some horseback riding in August. The horses were well cared for and the employees were courteous and knowledgeable. The ride was through their beautifully wooded property. Overall a very enjoyable way to spend some time outside. Overall the property looks to be...

Thank mtgavin
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was our 7th year returning to woodside. We had a great time with family and friends. As always the barn staff is wonderful and makes you feel like your part of the Woodside family. Office staff is very welcoming and chef Jafar and staff does a great job feeding us and is always very accommodating. There are a few...

1Thank Deanna O
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Fun place for adults and kids. We were never bored. We were never hungry. The lunches and dinners were wonderful. The morning breakfast ride was great. It was so nice eating a full hot breakfast outside. I do wish that the weeds in the lake were cleared a bit. It made fishing a little difficult. Outside of that, we had...

Thank Char G
Lodi, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our 8 year old niece wanted to go on a trail ride where she could choose her horse (and have it be a "tall" horse...according to her). The staff at Woodside Ranch were extremely courteous and helpful...AND safety conscious. Our 8 year old niece had to take a short pre-qualification lesson with our guide...to make sure she could handle a...

Thank kcbtrish
Morgan T, Front Office Manager at Woodside Ranch Resort, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear you and the family had a great visit and that each of you found the perfect horses that fit the bill on your ride. It's nice to hear your niece enjoyed her time taking her quick lesson before hitting the trails and she was able to find her tall mount. We look forward to seeing...

Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went horseback riding here. They take good care of the horses which was important to us. The ride did not have any trotting because it was so hot which was fine because they really care about the horses. The trail went through the woods which is pretty typical for trail rides. Very enjoyable

Thank 657marthat
Morgan T, Front Office Manager at Woodside Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a fun ride on the ranch even if the weather kept things at a slower pace on our trails. As you mentioned safety is our #1 concern with our guests and animals and we are happy that we could accommodate both for your group during your visit. We hope to see you again soon and...

Franklin, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I really don't want to give Woodside 5 stars - I want to give them 10 stars! This place is unlike any place I have ever been to. It's the exact opposite of what corporate America has turned vacations into. We were going up to Mauston for our son to play in a baseball tournament at the nearby Woodside sports...

Thank joeysmomma
Paris, France
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

It's been my 2nd time First time with my family and second with friends for a Mom's WE. All employees are amazing, horses are so great. We were 6 in a huge cabin, with fire pit. Break fast in the wood. 👍🏼👍🏼 OMG Amazing, we said we'll come back this winter too. Miss Kelly for our ride was amazing. I...

Thank Audrey C
Morgan T, Front Office Manager at Woodside Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Bonjour Audrey! We are certainly happy you as well as your friends and family had a blast during their stays at the ranch this summer. It is nice to hear our Wranglers were able to come to your rescue for your missing cell phone and the chef was able to send you home with hopefully a few pounds from our...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This place was great! We enjoyed getting away from electronics and experiencing nature and animals and FAMILY. The staff is friendly, especially Jaffar in the main kitchen and Brian the barn manager. The breakfast is a must, whether you ride a horse or the carriage. It was delicious and beautiful! We brought our dog which made it so convenient for...

Thank Jen2114
Morgan T, Front Office Manager at Woodside Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very kindly for your feedback on Woodside Ranch. We are happy to hear you had a fun filled stay with your family and enjoyed being "unplugged" in the great outdoors. We appreciate your additional comments that will help us to hopefully improve the ranch in the future as well as your next stay. Thank you once again...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woodside Ranch invites you to experience the ultimate family vacation in legendary western hospitality. Located close to the famous Wisconsin Dells, among the pristine woodlands of Mauston, Wisconsin, come enjoy our Horseback Riding on over 1400 acres of trails. From beginners to experts, Woodside Ranch offers something for everyone, from old-fashioned covered wagon rides, pulled by our Majestic Percherons, to the famous Woodside Breakfast Ride, beautiful heated pool, private stocked lake, a modern fitness facility and fun daily activities, if horseback riding is not your saddle. Experience Chef Jaaffar's Down Home Fixins and of course- Uncle Z's Famous Fried Chicken! We promise you won't leave hungry! We offer Cozy Log Cabins, Ranch House Rooms, or the newly remodeled Lake House to accommodate large-kin families and/or groups of any size. Here at Woodside Ranch, we're happy to customize your vacation as active or relaxed as you choose to be!Come, Discover a Wisconsin Legend - 100 years in the Making!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woodside Ranch Resort

Address: State Highway 82, Mauston, WI 53948
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Mauston
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Woodside Ranch Hotel Mauston
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“Depending on the number in your travel party, don't pick a cabin at the top of the hill. ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles Jen2114, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“even so the cabins have no wifi or tv we will try them next time”
 of 5 bubbles diner574, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Cabins have fireplaces which are great for cool evening ranch house is convenient at bottom of hill.”
 of 5 bubbles Sarine2015, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Wifi was available on the grounds and worked best by the pool and in the saloon or eating area's.”
 of 5 bubbles BRENTM226, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We liked the newer cabins situated near the Trading Post.”
 of 5 bubbles susand226, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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