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Rich Ranch Montana

9 days from £2849 per person

The family-run Rich Ranch is elevated 4400ft high in an idyllic location in the Montana Rockies. The location offers wonderful views overlooking charming meadows, aspen forests and rolling hills. You are invited to come and join in the rural country lifestyle and western-feel of this traditional dude ranch. With two package options available, you can choose which best suits your ability. Enjoy the flexibility to ride as much as you wish joining in different styles and camping out in the Bob Marshall wilderness if you opted for the more adventurous option. The ranch only permits up to 24 guests at one time and with meals being enjoyed together, whether buffet style in the lodge or BBQ cookouts on the front lawn, without effort you’ll slip right into the friendly, family style of the ranch. Rich Ranch can cater for all seasons, with a wide range of activities varying from fishing for trout in the nearby Blackfoot River in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

Route: Missoula - Rich Ranch - Missoula

Itinerary Highlights

A ranch that has been operating for generations; become part of the family as you improve your riding ability and knowledge of traditional horsemanship.

For those seeking a little extra from their stay, opt for the ‘adventure package’ and join in on the overnight camp-out in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

A family run ranch that offers family-style meals which everyone enjoys together, either served inside the main lodge or out the front – BBQ style.

Itinerary: Rich Ranch Montana

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international flight to Missoula. On arrival you will make your way to a nearby hotel, where you will spend the night. Relax this evening as you acclimatise to your new surroundings and time zone. (N)

Accommodation in Missoula: Hampton Inn Missoula (or similar)

After checking out of your hotel this morning, you will be met and transferred to Rich Ranch.

During your six night stay, enjoy unlimited riding opportunities in the ranch arenas, out on hacks or following trails. When you aren’t busy riding through Montana’s beautiful scenery, there are a wide variety of activities suitable for the whole family including campfire entertainment, wildlife viewing and swimming in the lake. Those who seek a little extra adventure will feel like a true cowboy as they stay at an overnight camp-out in the wilderness. (B,L,D at the Ranch)

Bid farewell to the ranch before travelling back to Missoula Airport for your international flight back to the UK. (B)
Today you will arrive back into the UK, where you will continue your journey home. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

We design unique, tailor-made holiday itineraries to suit you, by combining your ideas with our knowledge and experience. Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or if you require some advice, please call us or complete the enquiry form online for a quotation.

What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes
  • Private transfers as specified

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals unless specified

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

 

Accommodation

All of the guest rooms are well-appointed, blending modern facilities with traditional country charm. Guest accommodation includes a lodge and numerous cabins which are situated amongst the trees and offer views overlooking the ranch meadows and horse pastures. Each of the 4 duplex cedar log cabins have private baths and authentic western décor. The Heritage Lodge includes 4 bedrooms with 4 baths which is ideal for large families and groups. The Rich Ranch offers full board and guests can look forward to hearty buffet-style meals which are served in the main lodge or outdoor BBQs which take place on the lawn. The menu is well-planned and includes a healthy balanced selection, designed to appeal to a variety of tastes and appetites. Between meals, snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables are also available.

Horse Riding

Five generations of the Rich family have proudly made their living in Montana with horses and mules. The ranch opened in 1864 as teamsters hauling freight, then continued through the early-mid 1900’s as cattle ranchers, rodeo team roping and custom trainers. For the last 60+ years the ranch has been passionate about being a dude ranch and wilderness outfitter. Remaining constant through the generations is the respect and deep admiration the team has for their horses and mules, who work faithfully to help continue a proud tradition of horsemanship.There are two ranch stay packages. Firstly, the Deluxe Vacation which includes the flexibility and option to ride as often as you wish including all day rides and arena lessons. It also includes all meals, use of the ranch amenities and the option of participating in any of the planned guided activities throughout the week. These may include car tours to Garnet Ghost Town, Artist Studio Tours, Seeley Lake area shops and museums, fishing, horse-drawn wagon rides and campfire entertainment to name a few. Please ask our dedicated travel team today for a full list of activities available at this ranch. Secondly, the Adventure Package which is the same as the deluxe vacation but also includes an overnight camp-out in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The rates charged are the same as the rancher’s charge but with taxes and gratuities included. A complimentary return transfer is offered from Missoula International Airport to the ranch.

Children

This family-run guest ranch is a great choice for families seeking a wilderness experience, combined with the comforts of home.

Activities and Facilities

Guests can expect a wide variety of adventure horseback rides during their stay along with other activities to enjoy, one of which includes an overnight camp out. Additional activities include a basketball court, volleyball, tepee and horseshoes; swimming is available in the lake and the ranch has a covered hot tub in which to relax. Mountain bikes, hiking trails, outdoor horse arena, reading and video library, wildlife viewing, bird watching areas and more. Fishermen who stay at the guest ranch can test their skills on cutthroats, rainbows and brown trout in the legendary waters of the Big Blackfoot River, made famous in the movie ‘A River Runs Through It’. Guests can also enjoy combining a horse back experience with fishing on a day ride to one of the more remote mountain streams and lakes. The on-ranch trout ponds will of course also give fishermen of all ages a chance to hook a fish or two. Alternatively, if guests are interested in hunting, there are two combination trips which include rifle hunting for elk, mule deer and whitetail. If you wish to head to Montana during the winter months, the Rich Ranch is in an ideal hideaway location in the heart of the Rockies which offers guests plenty of places to snowmobile, impressive scenery, abundant wildlife and no crowds! Due to the location, guests can also enjoy access over 600 miles of groomed trails and a further 1000 miles of secondary trails which are accessible from the ranch.

Getting to Rich Ranch

The Rich Ranch is situated close to Seeley Lake in north central Montana. A complimentary return transfer is offered from Missoula to the ranch.

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