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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Ranch Overview

Just 30 scenic miles from Yellowstone National Park, our historic dude ranch sits on 17,000 acres in Montana’s beautiful Paradise Valley. Our country charm is carefully balanced with modern luxuries, including fine gourmet dining, daily yoga classes, private golf, massage services, and a heated outdoor pool and hot-tub. Your children and teens will be delighted by the inventive and engaging activities created by our energetic staff, including creative field games, hay rides, clay shooting, and our high ropes challenge course. Whether it’s horseback riding in the high-country, fly-fishing on our blue-ribbon waters, or hiking through Yellowstone Country, we invite you to explore the Montana ranch vacation of a lifetime. Expect a warm and distinctive travel experience that the whole family will beg to repeat.
Guest Capacity85
SeasonsMay - Oct
Dates OpenMay 2 – October 18
Min. Age for Independent Riding7
Adult-Only WeeksYes
Nearest AirportBozeman (BZN)
Wheelchair AccessibleYes

Ranch Rates

Accepted Payment MethodsCheck, Visa, Mastercard, Cash
Adult All-Inclusive Rate$5,860
Adult RateAdults (ages 13 & up) - $4,430-$5,860 per week (summer); $430-$460 per night (spring/fall, ages 18 & up).
Child RateYouth (ages 7-12) $3,790-$4,790 per week. Children (ages 6 & under) $2,950-$3,510 per week.
Service Charge/Tip Rate3% (optional)
Tax Rate1.75% MT accommodations tax
Travel Agents AcceptedYes
International Inbound Tour Operators AcceptedYes

Ranch Accommodations

Our dude ranch features 31 unique guest cabins, many dating back to the ranch’s beginnings in the 1920’s. All have been carefully restored and refurbished to provide luxurious comfort amidst rustic surroundings. Each cabin is unique, and we have a combination of one, two and three bedroom units available. Choose from cabins with stone fireplaces, picture windows with breathtaking views, or the sounds of a meandering stream outside the window.
Cabin Accommodationsincluded
Weekly Stay ScheduleSunday (June – August), Varies (May, September – October)

Ranch Activities

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch offers something for everyone in the family! While our horse program is our primary activity, we have plenty of options available to add variety to your Montana ranch vacation. We offer trail rides, guided hikes, and trips to our private golf course every morning and afternoon, and guests can choose to begin and end their day with an hour long yoga session. Special offerings during the week include fly-fishing instruction, team penning, and adventure on the Big Creek Challenge Course. While the family is out on the trail, youngsters can join our kids program for morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Additional cost activities are also available, and include (but are not limited to) whitewater rafting, Yellowstone National Park van tours, Yellowstone National Park horseback rides (depending upon permits and trail conditions), massage, and clay shooting.
Sightseeing Toursincluded
Nature Programsincluded
Fishing Instructionincluded
Swimming Poolincluded
Campfire Gatheringsincluded
Hay/Wagon Rideincluded
Additional Cattle & Ranch Workincluded
Cattle Gatheringincluded
Children's Programsincluded

Area Activities

Fishing (River)nearby
Fishing (Lake)included
River Raftingextra
Guided Hikingincluded

Ranch Dining

Meals are a highly anticipated event at the ranch. Breakfast and lunch buffets offer a variety of options that allow our guests to be as healthy or as indulgent as they like, and our dinners are a three- to five-course gourmet event to end the day. During the summer season, guests can ride, hike, or take a van to our remote-site “meal rides” served at historic locations on the property. We are happy to accommodate an special dietary needs or allergies and encourage our guests to notify us of these needs prior to arrival to ensure that we have safe nutritious meals for them.
Family-Style Diningincluded
Fine Diningincluded
Onsite Cateringincluded

Special Events

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


We offer a great venue for a small destination wedding event (30 – 85 people). Guests must stay for a minimum of three nights, and changes to the facility must be kept to a minimum. Our group sales director works with couples to create a custom itinerary.

Conventions, Meetings, Retreats

Our classroom style capacity is 45.
Capacity for Meetings45
Season for MeetingsSpring/Fall
Activities (Meetings)Full
Minimum Nights (Meetings)3

Family Reunions

All group rates are based on group size, desired itinerary and dates.
Family Reunionsincluded
Book Entire Ranch?Yes
Capacity (Family Reunions)85

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