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Artemis Acres Paint Horse Ranch

610 Patrick Creek Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901
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Ranked #1 of 5 Activities in Kalispell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Our horseback rides are all guided, and go through miles of private timberland on both horse trails and logging roads. Though we do offer shorter lesson rides for the novice rider, our most popular ride, and the one providing the most fabulous scenery in the shortest amount of time, is our morning or afternoon ride. We also offer a half-day horseback ride, which includes a snack; and a full day trail ride, which includes a picnic lunch at a spot overlooking the Flathead Valley. The Western Barbecue Dinner ride is our personal favorite. Enjoy a late afternoon horseback ride to the mountaintop, followed by relaxing around the campfire while we prepare a traditional western barbecue.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We did a two hour ride with four adults and four children. It was the best experience we've ever had at a day ranch (versus overnight guest ranch). The horses were awesome--easy to ride, responsive, gentle--and the staff was exceptional. The scenery was amazing. We would go back there again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride with Artemis Acres. The horses were well-behaved and our guide, Alicia, was friendly, informative and a good wrangler. Cecil runs an excellent operation. The costs are reasonable and the ride is more than worth it!

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Livingston, Montana
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I know...you're trying to decide if you should trust TripAdvisor on this one. Lots of things to do around Flathead. You should definitely sign up to do a trail ride with these guys. Very friendly, gorgeous views, wonderful overall experience. We did a 2-hour ride...that was plenty. I would have been too sore to go any longer...I don't ride horses... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

For a great trail ride in a beautiful setting on well-seasoned paint horses, Artemis Acres is the best choice in the Flathead Valley. These are well cared for trail horses. Cecil is a 4th generation Montanan and experienced outfitter and his guides are horse people, friendly and helpful. My grandson who has done therapeutic riding got a half hour lesson... More

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Cuba, Missouri
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Once in a while you run into people that really care about you, life and their business. This was true with Cecil. As soon as we got there and looked at the horses we knew we had made a good choice. Cecil cared for his herd of horse by the great shape they were in. Others we had seen were... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is as authentic as it gets. The people who run this have been living here for generations and know the landscape, the horses and people. They are what makes this place so special. It was one of the most unique experiences I've had in all my travels. Their horses are well trained and can handle all levels of riders... More

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed at Meadow Lake Resort for a week. Chuck from Artemis did a presentation at the Meet & Greet, and we called to make a reservation. We are not horse people and hadn't ridden for many years. Cliff the owner, gave us directions and we found it. Would help if you have a smart phone or GPS. They choose a... More

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Plano, TX
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Cecil, his staff, and family created a very memorable experience for us. We were on his first ride of the wagon that he made over the winter; it is a great experience for guests who did not feel like riding a horse but wanted a trail experience. Those who want to ride a horse leave at the same time so... More

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

40 plus years to be exact. It was mid October when we were out near Kalispell. I called Cecil to see if they were still operating this late in the season. He said sure and we set up a time for the next afternoon. It turned out to just be Cecil, me and my wife on the trail ride. Cecil... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Cecil and staff were wonderful hosts. They are very proud of their 'family' of horses, most of which are related and have wonderful temperments. Riders were matched with compatible horses and instructions given. Out on the trail we saw deer and had beautiful views. Following the ride we shared great company around a bonfire and had an excellent homecooked BBQ.

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