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Ranch Vacations

Montana Ranch Vacation
thomas and teigan1_sm A real experience with real people at Barron Ranch in Montana.

If you have ever dreamed of being on a real Montana ranch, then this unique experience is for you. Our working ranch vacations offer more than just horseback riding. Guests participate in seasonal farm & ranch activities while learning about conservation practices and sustainable ranching in the Rocky Mountains. We invite you to be part of ranch experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

Farm & Ranch Activities:

Saddle up and experience a part of the Old West that still exists. Everything from cattle drives and roundups, to trail rides and pack trips into the wilderness. (We match horse and rider to suit preferences and abilities.)

Calving and Lambing – Springtime in the Rockies brings the perfect combination of nature and nurture. During calving and lambing you can make a difference, watch expecting mothers, read the weather, and lend a hand. Something vital fills each and every day.

cattle-driveCattle Drives – Live the old west experience! It is traditional for ranch families to get together during brandings or roundups or cattle drives and we welcome you to join us. You will enjoy the camaraderie and appreciate the skill involved in the roping and wrangling.

Fly Fishing – Montana has long been considered a World Class Fly Fishing Destination. Many of our ranches offer prime trout fishing–everything from secluded streams and creeks to the magnificent Yellowstone River.

Hiking, Mountain Biking & Birding – Nature discovery hikes are down-to-earth activities for those who want to get away and enjoy peace and quiet, a soaring eagle, the songs of the coyote, a deer bounding across the path, and horses grazing in the pasture. Bring your camera and we will make sure you are at the right place at the right time for memorable photography.

Excursions – Nearby you’ll find places to visit with things to do that take from a couple of hours to a full day. Consider the ranch your home base as you explore Montana.


Horse Round Up

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