We aren’t huge fans of typical dude ranches – they have too many people, too much chaos, and often they don’t offer up enough “real” riding. But this gem is straight from our own play book of “what we love in our rides” – a maximum of 24 guests in a week, incredible attention to detail, excellent scenery and miles of fun riding.
This ranch is super special as it features “Old West” style cabins but with all the modern day amenities you’d want. The days of riding are fun, varied and scenic and many like to unwind in the hot tub afterward and watch the sunset.
We feel so fortunate to work with this ranch, the owners Kurt and Melissa are carrying on a long tradition of hosting guests onsite and sharing all that they love most about MT. For folks that ride less, or not at all, they also offer fishing, hiking, roping and varied other fun activities.
2022 Dates: June 12-Sept. 25 (High Season)
7 Nights – $3,000.00 USD per person sharing
6 Nights – $2,800.00 USD per person sharing
5 Nights – $2,600.00 USD per person sharing
4 Nights – $2,300.00 USD per person sharing
2022 Dates: Oct. 1-7 (Low Season)
7 Nights – $2,650.00 USD per person sharing
6 Nights – $2,450.00 USD per person sharing
5 Nights – $2,250.00 USD per person sharing
4 Nights – $1,950.00 USD per person sharing
Child rates are also available as are non rider rates. There is no single cabin available although we do offer two beds for those that share with another same sex person.
- Horse riding
- All meals
- Other ranch activities as mentioned
- Horse and all tack
- Guiding services
- Travel Insurance
- Transfers to/from the ranch
- Alcoholic beverages - BYOB
- Accommodation tax or $6.00 per person per night
- Service charge of 18% at checkout
- Gratuities for the staff at the end of your stay
SAMPLE DAY - What to Expect from Our Montana Dude Ranch Vacation Packages:
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURES – BUILD YOUR OWN MONTANA DUDE RANCH VACATION PACKAGES!
What makes this ride different than so many other ranches is that there isn’t a set schedule. This is YOUR vacation so YOU tell us what you want to do every day. Riding is our specialty, but we have lots of activities for the non-riders too!
You’ll start your day with a hearty Montana breakfast! Have dietary restrictions? Not an issue at all, our chef has you covered! At breakfast Kurt or Melissa will sit down with you have a cup a coffee and ask what you want to do?
If you choose to ride, do you want a half or full day of riding? Where do you want to go? To a mountain lake, a climb to the top of the mountain with a top notch view or stay flat following a creek.
We run three trucks and trailers, ride in Yellowstone National Park, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Custer-Gallatin National Forest! One thing is guaranteed if you come for the horses and riding we’ve got you covered!
If you decide on a full day of riding (or a trip into the park) you will choose what kind of sandwich you want and fill your complimentary sandwich bag with healthy and not-so-healthy items and have lunch out on the trail. If you choose a half day of riding or have other options in mind we always have lunch at the ranch!
We also offer guided hiking right from the ranch or you can Fly fish in the Taylor Fork creek on the ranch or across the road from the ranch in the Gallatin River. If you prefer the quiet, secluded enjoyment of your own private cabin porch with a good book and glass of wine or cup of coffee you can do that too!
Pursue whatever appeals to you among the activities at our Montana dude ranch or choose off ranch activities such as whitewater rafting, zip lining, kayaking, rock wall climbing, mountain biking and so much more - just a few minutes away! This precise location is known for some of the best outdoor activities, wildlife viewing, photography opportunities and tours in the world and it is all right outside your door!
Before nightfall, you’re summoned to appetizers on the patio and another delicious home-cooked meal in the Taylor Fork Lodge by the gentle clang of the dinner bell. Then the night is yours for a soak in the hot tub, conversation around the nightly campfire, a quiet walk to the corrals to visit the horses, a game of horse shoes, or whatever your mood demands. One thing is for sure, you will have a view of more stars than you’ve ever seen before – the clear skies and the high elevation give you a unique look at the heavens, Montana style.