Explore The Outdoors At Our Breathtaking Guest Ranch In Mauston, WI

Woodside Ranch is an historic guest ranch located 5 miles East of Mauston, Wisconsin on State Road 82E. The ranch has provided a relaxing, family oriented get-away to thousands of guests from all walks of life for over 100 years. Rustic cabins are nestled on over 1,000 acres with wooded walking and riding trails, a small lake for boating and catch-and-release fishing, a petting farm that delights young and old alike, trail and wagon rides, and a wide array of scheduled and independent activities for guests.

Open Spring through Fall, we offer nightly stays with the option to purchase trail rides and wagon rides. We also include, weather permitting, access to independent activities, swimming pool (during season), our family friendly Trading Post Bar & Grill with indoor arcade and games, an onsite theater, and much more. Reservations are available seven days a week, with a two-night minimum requirement. Call 608-847-4275 for more information or to book a stay.

  • Cozy Cabins
  • Petting Zoo
  • Horseback Riding
  • Family-Friendly Activities
  • Exceptional Staff


The Woodside Family

Woodside Ranch has family roots. Our current owner, Damon Zumwalt (Uncle Z), carries on this tradition with passion and commitment. Our Woodside staff works as a cohesive family that helps make your stay picture-perfect. By the time your visit comes to an end, you will not only have made a lifetime of memories, but we’ll also include you as a member of the Woodside Family.


Woodside Wranglers

Ready for a ride? Our wranglers come to us from all over the United States (and sometimes the world). Daily trail rides and wagon rides are sure to make your visit a pleasure. They are experienced horsemen and women who are focused on safety and can provide basic riding lessons to beginners.


Trading Post

Come check out our family friendly Trading Post where we serve drinks, food, activities such as an arcade, ping pong, pool, and more! Be sure to visit the Trading Post to see our selection of Cowboy hats and Jewelry.

Office Staff

No business runs smoothly without committed office staff that ensures everything is organized. These are the people who welcome you to our dude ranch and help you get settled in.


Our maintenance, housekeeping, and gardening staff ensure our guest ranch grounds and facilities are kept in first-class shape. From the time you arrive to the time you leave and every day of the year, our maintenance staff ensures everything is operating smoothly.

Kitchen & Wait Staff

Throughout the day, from dusk until dawn, you will enjoy home-cooked meals prepared and served by our dedicated chefs and wait staff.