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Some Things Just Don’t Go Out of Style

We have been looking through our photo archives as we approach the 100th anniversary of dude-ranching at the Elkhorn Ranch! Whether it is epic all-day rides, delicious meals cooked outdoors, or relaxing with family and friends in the breathtaking Montana wilderness– some things just don’t go out of style. Here is a 1963 view, climbing […]

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ING the Thing in Montana

As you search the web or peruse state and regional guide books and brochures for that perfect ranch vacation, you may request information on activities provided onsite, in addition to local opportunities. That’s a good question to ask. Activities are the cornerstone of life on the ranch. Although many of our ranches offer similar activities, […]

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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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