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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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Bar W

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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