Resort Ranches

Montana Dude Ranchers Association

Resort Ranches

Once you cross the bridge to guest ranch the rest of the world disappears

Montana Resort Ranches offer western activities with higher end amenities and dining experiences. Enjoy the “softer” side of the guest ranch stay. The amenities may be a bit plusher, what we like to call “rustic elegance” but these ranches still compliment the western lifestyle. Many resort ranches offer greater ability to accommodate larger numbers of guests and conferences.

It’s a given that our main activity is horseback riding, but resort ranches also offer a variety of other activities to share the great outdoors and all the splendor of Montana. From guided hikes to world class fly-fishing, playing tennis, or soaking in the pool or getting a massage, there are activities for everyone. Perhaps our chef will prepare gourmet delicacies served on linens in our dining room, with a special glass of wine - or a lavish barbeque by the water.  We invite you to enjoy western hospitality at its finest.

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Lone Mountain Ranch Click for more info
Big Sky

Welcome to Lone Mountain Ranch, a historic summer and winter guest ranch located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Southwestern Montana!  With miles of horseback riding trails just out our back door, some of the best fly-fishing in the world with our Orvis® endorsed guides, our Outdoor Youth Adventures Program, guided hiking and biking, Yellowstone National Park tours and whitewater rafting and ziplining just minutes away, you’ll have every opportunity to immerse yourself in this natural world we call home.  Incredible Ranch cuisine, cozy accommodations in a log cabin or our Ridgetop Lodge, and jaw-dropping classic alpine scenery compliment the plethora of adventures to offer the perfect destination for your summer vacation experience.  Summer season runs from June 13, 2015-October 10, 2015.

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Click for more info
Paradise Valley

Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, we have spent over 80 years perfecting our rustic elegance on nearly 9,000 acres of beautiful rugged countryside in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Our country charm is carefully balanced with modern luxuries, including fine gourmet dining, daily yoga classes, private golf, spa and massage services and a heated outdoor pool and hot-tub. With unique recreation opportunities that include horseback rides, field games, nature hikes, rock-climbing and skeet-shooting, your children will be delighted by the inventive and engaging activities created by our energetic staff. Whether it’s horseback riding in the high-country, fly-fishing on our blue-ribbon waters, or hiking through Yellowstone Country, we invite you to explore the vacation of a lifetime.  Expect a warm and distinctive travel experience, which the whole family will beg to repeat. (Opening in the spring is on May 2nd and closing in the fall on October 31st, 2016).

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge Click for more info

Flathead Lake Lodge is a third generation family run and operated Dude Ranch located in Northwest Montana on the shores of Flathead Lake. The Lodge offers the ultimate family vacation with unlimited horse and water activities and is located only 35 miles from Glacier National Park and the famous Going to the Sun Highway. At the Lodge your family will enjoy a rustic ranch atmosphere, endless recreational activities, and unmatched hospitality by the Averill Family and staff. Flathead Lake Lodge is the ultimate family vacation... Montana style. Opening date for our summer 2016 season is April 29th and ends October 16, 2016. Family season is from June 12th - August 28th . Special Fall Getaway for Adults is from September 4 - 8th.. We will be hosting the Spartan Race from May 6 -9th, 2 night minimum. A NEW event that we will be hosting is the Beer Craft Relay, and this years event will be from September 30th to October 2. Please call us for any special events, and let us help you plan them here at Flathead Lake Lodge.