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Home Ranch Bottoms

8855 North Fork Road, Polebridge, MT 59928
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Polebridge
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Shops, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Home Ranch Bottoms is a family-friendly cafe, bar and campground located next to Glacier National Park. Next door at our "sister" property, Polebridge Ranch Cabins, you can find cabins and cottages starting at $50/nt and walk to our cafe for dinner and drinks. If you are camping you are already there. We have hot showers for our campers and for walk-ins. All this is in a valley called the North Fork, thirty miles north of Columbia Falls (45 miles from the Glacier Park International Airport near Kalispell, Montana). Home Ranch Bottoms becomes a highlight and backcountry home of your adventure to northwest Montana. Join us for dinner, drinks, beer tastings, wine tastings, huckleberry frostys, music and fun. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc. and entertain the patrons. Share your days adventure in the park with other travelers and locals alike. The North Fork of the Flathead River is at your access along our road for twenty five miles in either direction. We are in the middle of a destination for fly-fishing, river rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, backcountry excursions, mountain climbing and more. Bear (black and grizzly), moose, elk, wolves, mountain lions, wolverines, deer (white tail and mule), bald eagles all can be seen on your visit to the North Fork. We are located north of the Camas Road entrance to Glacier National Park and five miles before the Polebridge Ranger Station entrance. Come and camp with us or visit for food and libations(full bar). It will contribute to making your trip an extraordinary vacation.
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My friends and family stay near Polebridge for a few weeks in July and late October. We stopped as often as we could at Home Ranch. Sean and Angie are the sweetest folks in Montana, and their hospitality reflects very well these good people. Their BBQ is excellent no matter what you get--my favorite is the pulled pork--and the potato... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

During our honeymoon, My Wife and I stopped at the Home Ranch Bottoms for a visit. Shawn was very friendly and provided the newlyweds with a congratulatory drink on the house. If we had more time, we would have been able to try some of his mesquite smoked brisket that smelled amazing They're very friendly folks, you've got to stop... More

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Twin Mountain, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

With something on the barbecue every day--pork ribs, brisket, wings--the food is very good! Servings are generous and tasty--add some local brew and end it with homemade huckleberry pie. Located in sparsely populated Polebridge, Home Ranch Bottoms is great, especially after a day of hiking. On cool days, the wood stove keeps the place toasty warm. We ate their several... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stopped in for dinner after our trek to Bowman Lake and managed to get the last orders of ribs, which were fall-off-the-bone-tender. These people know how to smoke meat and the sides of beans and slaw were good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Awesome, terrific place. The husband really knows how to barbecue! The brisket is world-class. I've had barbecue in TX, Saint Louis, Chicago, North Carolina, Memphis; and now Polebridge.... The best is at Home Ranch Bottoms. Ask for a shot of the huckleberry moonshine and bask in the warmth from a cozy bar with all sorts of down-to-earth, genuine characters at... More

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Rimrock, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I were spent after all day canoeing on Kintla Lake. We weren't expecting much when we showed up at 4 in the afternoon, but much to our delight, it was both the friendliness and amazing food everyone hopes for in a small back country restaurant, but rarely sees. I had pulled pork and it blew my mind!... More

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Somerset, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The smoked pulled pork sandwiches - a must! The owners and their fantastic help (Keith & Linda) are some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet. We stopped in here twice during our 5 day stay in Polebridge and just loved the place with stories on the wall about a bear break-in a few years ago and how the place... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We drove in out of curiosity and are glad we did. The couple that run this bar and store are delightful and personable. They are warm and welcoming and if we didn't have to drive 72 miles we would have stayed for more than one drink. The drink was not at all skimpy on the alcohol...just the way I like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great experience at home Ransbottom. The food was really good. Adding the barbecue beans for a buck is a must. This guy is a great cook and he and his wife are perfect hosts. Without a doubt the huckleberry pie that we got here was the very best we've ever eaten. Would I stop there again? You... More

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I were so thrilled to find Home Ranch Bottoms and meet the new owners. The pulled pork sandwich was very good as was the beer. These new owners have only been open for a month or so - they are very friendly and creating a great spot for locals and tourists.

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