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The Ultimate Getaway: Cowgirl Retreats with a Twist

Are you looking for great horseback riding, beautiful scenery, and the opportunity to see life differently? On ranch vacations, this just happens, but with the Cowgirl Retreats at Bonanza Creek, we have added a whole new dimension. Life coaching with a horse is not only fun, but life changing. It is an adventure like no […]

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Experience Spring on a Montana Ranch

In just a few days the Spring Equinox will occur, ringing in spring. As I write this, we have about a foot and a half of snow on the ground and more snow is falling. Montana has had a tough February and March, experiencing record snowfall and frigid temperatures. A low of 46 degrees below […]

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Disconnect to Reconnect

There are many different ranches and each ranch has a unique personality, but one thing all Montana Dude Ranch Association ranches have in common is a time-tested recipe for a life-changing vacation. Whether you decide on a dude ranch, resort ranch, or a working ranch, there are three connections you’ll experience firsthand at all of […]

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Glacier National Park

Authentic Montana Experiences

In 2013, a good friend in Ohio requested assistance for her son’s class project. To complete the assignment, he was to collect postcards from around the country. In addition, I was tasked to report back on what is so special about Montana. Choosing a postcard that exemplified Montana was a tough choice; there are thousands […]

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Are You Game for a Unique Ride in the Wilderness?

Have you ever thought of taking a wild ride into a mountainous wilderness? Our Pinzgauer, an Austrian military vehicle, has provided many people with such an adventure. Our guests here at Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch have a hard time believing that the Pinzgauer can travel on some of the very difficult terrain it encounters. Crossing […]

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Horseback Riding on a Montana Dude Ranch

Choosing a Ranch Type

Welcome to the Montana Dude Ranchers’ Association inaugural blog!  Thanks for checking in. Have you planned your 2019 vacation yet? Do you dream of a western vacation on a dude ranch? Have you been inspired by the old west as shown in movies or on TV, or by stunning images of the Rocky Mountains, abundant […]

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