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Transfigured, looking over yet another vista, you’ll get the feeling that you are the first person to take in this unforgettable countryside. And yet, the Indians were hunting, fishing, and vision-questing in these mountains for a longer time than you can wrap your brain around.
Saddle up! What the Barron Ranch offers is a picture perfect setting, great hosts, authentic hands on cowboy life, horseback riding, and fishing on a 5th generation Montana working horse, sheep and cattle ranch. It is high energy, fast paced, and very informal year round—if you are looking for set schedules and planned activities, this is not the place for you.
Year-round accommodations in a family-friendly riverside ranch setting conveniently located nearby Yellowstone National Park and the Red Lodge ski area. Consult with Tanya, the ranch’s event planner for retreats, family reunions, wedding planning, and/or excursions tailored to guest’s interests.
Working in harmony with nature … “It’s The Padlock Way.” Nothing beats the authenticity of this experience—learning cowboy culture from genuine cowboys on one of Wyoming’s most celebrated ranches, sharing their way of life, “riding for the Padlock brand.
Big Timber, Montana
Ranch experiences vary by
the season at this 5th generation Montana ranch. Lambing, calving,
ranch activities and riding 4-wheelers are favorites along with
old-fashioned ranch hospitality in a low-key relaxing atmosphere.
Pryor Mountains, south of Billings, Montana
Make a difference helping with the seasonal ranch work that includes horse drives, cattle drives, riding herd health, and roundups on the slopes of the Pryor Mountains. Join the three generations of ranch family currently working together on the Dryhead Ranch—as the fourth generation gets ready to pull on their boots—preserving the ranching heritage of the West.
The Cowboy Ethic is alive and well in Montana! The folks on the Cinch Buckle Ranch are salt-of-the-earth people that work hard and have a commitment to caring for the land and all its creatures. Guests value the art and spirit that embodies this wonderful way of life.
Clyde Park, Montana
Leffingwells offer great horseback riding and they enjoy sharing their family’s ranching traditions which have been passed down five generations. Their guests find ranch life a great change of pace—living the good life in these mountains in rhythm with the ranch seasons.
Clyde Park, Montana
Welcome to ranch country in winter. Located in the heart of the Bridger and Bangtail Mountains northeast of Bozeman, Montana. The Leffingwell family at the G Bar M Ranch invites guests to celebrate nature and the spirit of adventure in a spectacular mountain setting and then relax in front of a blazing fire.
If you are seeking adventure in the back country wilderness, you’ll want this mule whisperer in the lead. Enjoy a pack trip to a magical corner of Montana few have yet to see. A repeat guest declares, “I come here one week each year and this experience is what I think about the other 51 weeks!”
Celebrate nature and the spirit
of adventure in the heart of the spectacular Centennial Valley.
The J Bar L Ranch offers a very exclusive getaway. Whether
riding horses, moving cows, watching wildlife, fishing, or
just plain relaxing; guests are invited to share the western
way of life on our working cattle and horse ranch.
Kombols welcome you to
share their lifestyle and enjoy their cattle ranch where small
groups can come and enjoy the natural prairie surroundings
offered by this remote location. It is a relaxed atmosphere
where guests can do as they please, living and learning about
ranching in Montana.
Big Timber, Montana
This ranch adventure enriches the lives of guests who come for a vacation and a new perspective on life. Guests enjoy good company, breath taking views, delicious food, and varied ranch and mountain trail riding. They offer flexible schedules and individual attention.
Live the Legacy! The Padlock Ranch continues a tradition of excellence in ranching by offering one of the premier cattle working and riding experiences in the Northwest. They open their gates to guests, sharing their heritage and way of life in an unspoiled part of the Old West.
Reed Point, Montana
Welcome to the Richert Ranch
set in a secluded valley with mountain vistas. Relax and feel time
disappear as you savor Sheryl’s home cooked meals and learn
about the ranching way of life. Come as a guest and leave as a
Most guests come here because
they want to live and breathe horses, cattle, and the cowboy way
of life. From cattle drives and arena work to scenic
riding and campfires with music. With 4-wheeler options for
non-riders, this ranch does it all.
Big Timber, Montana
Retreat to kinder and gentler times and spend
time with the Sanders, native Montanans and local history buffs
who love to share their knowledge of the area. If you love Old
Time Western Music, antiques, auctions, quilting, nature hikes
and freshly baked cinnamon rolls with your coffee…this is
the place for you!
The cowboy legend is alive—real
cattle, real people and a real sense of what the ranching way
of life is all about. Participate in weekly cattle drives moving
cattle to new summer pasture, while you keep your eye out for
dinosaur bones. Located in a pristine area along the Rocky Mountain
Front, the Skelton Ranch marks a crossroads of history where
time slows down and a sense of place sweeps you away.
Judith Gap, Montana
This 5th generation working ranch has it all: reputation cattle, ranch-raised quarter horses, and big views of Montana in a peaceful and remote setting. Their varied riding experiences geared to adventurous riders prompted one guest to say “This is the working cattle ranch of my imagination!”
The Sweet Medicine working horse and cattle ranch is home to a band of Pryor Mountain Mustangs. Not your average “Farm stay”, this is a prescription for rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit—Montana agri-tourism at its best.
Steeped in pioneer history, secluded and very personal, this ranch is located right in the middle of Montana’s cattle ranching country. Great for small numbers of active-oriented guests who want hands-on ranch experience. Ask about the fall calving and branding schedules.
Woodfords welcome you to kick off your boots, hang your hat, and make yourself at home. Share in the day to day activities and be part of the stewardship it takes to be successful in the Montana cattle ranching business.
Experienced riders are
invited to a rustic Cow Camp to take part in the traditional
cowboy lifestyle that is part history, part romance, part discovery
and lots of time in the saddle in the great outdoors. The
Z Bar T is known for their savvy cow horses, authentic cattle
drives to high mountain summer pasture, and hearty camp cooking.