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Elkhorn Ranch

Ranch Overview

Elkhorn Ranch opened its gate in 1922 and a tradition of western hospitality and family-oriented outdoor adventure began. In this corner of Montana much remains unchanged: acres of unspoiled country surround the dude ranch, offering unlimited horseback and hiking trails through National Forest, Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park; nearby blue-ribbon fishing streams challenge the fly fisherman; families enjoy the rustic comfort of our fifteen private log cabins and mouthwatering meals prepared daily and served in the original dining room. An excellent kids’ program and a variety of activity options, both on the ranch and in the area, allow everyone the chance to have their own brand of adventure in addition to very special family time.
Guest Capacity40
SeasonsJun - mid Sep
Dates Open6/16 - 9/13
Min. Age for Independent Riding6
Adult-Only WeeksYes
Nearest AirportBozeman (BZN) and West Yellowstone (WYS)
Wheelchair AccessibleNo

Ranch Rates

Accepted Payment MethodsCheck, Visa, Mastercard, Cash
Adult All-Inclusive Rate$5,100
Adult Rate$5,100, non-riding adults $4,250
Child RateAges 6 - 18, $3,100; under 6 with sitter (no trail riding) $2,200; under 6 without sitter N/C
Tax Rate8% lodging tax
Travel Agents AcceptedYes
International Inbound Tour Operators AcceptedNo

Ranch Accommodations

Scattered along the edge of the meadow are fourteen original guest cabins built from logs harvested on our Montana dude ranch in the 30s and 40s. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, all cabins are outfitted with comfortable beds, wood heat, private baths and covered porches where much of the ranch socializing is done.
Cabin Accommodationsincluded
Weekly Stay Schedule6 nights; Saturday - Saturday - Sunday

Ranch Activities

In addition to exploring this area by horseback on long and short rides, there is access to endless hiking trails, excellent fly fishing on the Gallatin or Madison Rivers; Yellowstone National Park is next door and Big Sky is nearby for more hiking, white water rafting, zip lining or golf. The opportunities are endless although the activities on the dude ranch are the most popular.
Sightseeing Toursincluded
Nature Programsincluded
Fishing Instructionincluded
Campfire Gatheringsincluded
Children's Programsincluded

Area Activities

Fishing (River)included
Fishing (Lake)included
Swimming Lake/Streamincluded
River Raftingnearby
Guided Hikingincluded
Mountain Bikingnearby

Ranch Dining

Family-Style Diningincluded

Special Events

Elkhorn Ranch is happy to accommodate the following special events. Please reach out to us for more information!

Family Reunions

Family Reunionsincluded
Book Entire Ranch?Yes
Capacity (Family Reunions)40
Discount (Family Reunions)10% for groups over 10

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