Immerse yourself in Montana’s grandeur and history with an authentic western experience on one of our many ranches. Each ranch provides a unique and unforgettable experience. Watch this mother-daughter pair find their #MontanaMoment while exploring a few of Montana’s spectacular, unspoiled places. The Rocking Z Ranch, just outside Helena, Montana, host a mother/daughter pair a […]

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Montana Cowgirl Inducted into the Dude Ranchers’ Hall of Fame

Montana cowgirl and Montana Dude Ranchers’ Association member Linda Miller of the Elkhorn Ranch in Gallatin Gateway was inducted into the Dude Ranchers’ Hall of Fame during the 96th Annual Dude Ranchers’ National Convention held in Wickenburg, Arizona, January 17-20. Each year, this life-time achievement is given to individuals who have contributed to dude ranching […]

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Montana Ranch Vacation Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving and if you are planning, or considering, a Montana dude ranch vacation in 2022, nothing is more perfect than giving your travel companions a gift that can be used while on your ranch vacation. To provide a little assistance, we’ve put together our top seven gift ideas for the 2021 […]

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Montana’s Cultural Treasures

Montana has a wealth of cultural treasures, including guest ranches throughout the state. Ranch locations are usually within just a few miles of other cultural treasures such as art galleries, museums, book stores, towns and cities that host festivals and events as well as performing arts. Here are a few must-see cultural suggestions to add […]

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Welcoming the World to Montana

Many of the Montana Dude Ranchers’ Association members have had guests from around the world for many years.  Part of this is due to the world’s interest in the popular western television shows and movies that have been in existence since the early 1900’s (IMDb). The western way of life enthralled an international audience and […]

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Montana’s Indian Country

Many visitors to Montana don’t realize that twelve tribal nations living on seven Indian reservations located throughout the state call Montana their home. Also located in Montana is the Little Shell Chippewa Indians whose tribe is state-recognized. Their tribal headquarters is in Great Falls and is the epicenter of the Little Shell tribal programs. Their […]

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