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Welcome to Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch, owned and operated by three generations of the Rich family. We invite you to come and share in the cowboy lifestyle with us. Recharge your inner self. Blend as a family, live your dream, and make memories that you will never forget.
Our dude ranch is a great choice for friends to meet, long awaited family reunions, couples get-aways, group retreats and unique and memorable weddings. Single travelers are welcome. You will feel a part of the family as we invite you into our home ranch setting. Make new friends, reconnect with family, and take joy in each moment.
There is something for everyone. Guests at the ranch choose from a variety of activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, or maybe just relaxing. All ages can enjoy campfires, horse-drawn wagon rides, cowboy singing, star gazing at night and more. We customize each vacation based on our guests personal preferences. The Rich Ranch experience is individualized and our schedule is flexible.
The horse has always been the center of our love and life, a tradition that seems to pass on quietly from one generation to the next. We take pride in our family heritage and are honored to be descendants of some of the strong and independent personalities that forged the west. We are 5th generation Montanans and our pioneer families made their living with horses from stage coaches to 14 mule hitch lines that made supply in the late 1800’s.
Today we enjoy sharing our cowboy lifestyle with others while riding and exploring the amazing country that surrounds us here in the Blackfoot/Clearwater Valley and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We follow the tails that were once the routes of explorers, trappers and Native Americans. There is a sense of wonder and discovery that no ride is ever the same and each day brings something new to see. Our dude ranch is open year round and we invite you to our website to view our winter season adventures including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, sleigh rides and more.
Rich Ranch guests stay in cedar/log duplex cabins with private bath and western decor. Or consider our Heritage Lodge, a 4 bedroom/ 4 bath log lodge that is well suited for large families and groups. All of the guest rooms are well-appointed, blending modern conveniences with country charm.
In addition to horseback riding our dude ranch guests enjoy fishing, hiking, discovery car tours, local history/points of interest, use of all ranch amenities and just "soaking up" ranch life and a rural country lifestyle in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
For the kids... whether it's horseback riding, hiking, fishing, biking or just relaxing to take in the ambiance of rural ranch life, there is something for all ages to discover, experience and enjoy.
Parents can bring their own babysitter/nanny for a nominal fee.
Hearty buffet-style meals are served at the main lodge. Guest favorites include outdoor BBQ’s and cowboy breakfast rides. A well-planned and healthy balanced menu is designed to appeal to a variety of tastes and appetites. You won’t leave the table hungry! Between meals, snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables are always available. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs or preferences with advance notice.
$1,950 - $2,650 for 7-day/6-night package (shorter stays are available)
$1,650 - $2,350
Gratuities are optional. Recommended 10-20%.
8% on lodging only
Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cash
Week long stays begin on Sunday (6 nights). Shorter stays begin on Sunday or Wednesday.
Conventions, Meetings, and Retreats
In addition to our summer guest ranch vacations, we host a variety of group events including weddings, conferences, school groups, reunions, business retreats, retirement parties, government meetings, artists rendezvous, quilting retreats and more. We are happy to use our knowledge and expertise to help you to make your special event an unforgettable experience for everyone!
Activities are custom-tailored to fit your group’s interests.
Our family guest ranch has an iconic country setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The lodge itself overlooks our lush meadow pastures with a back drop of majestic peaks that reach up to Montana’s Big Sky. The Western atmosphere will be the perfect place to create lifelong memories for your special day.
Consider a family reunion this year with a western theme to bring the generations together. We can help you to envision the vacation that will fit your family's many interests. Contact us to talk about options and special group rates.