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Covered Wagon Ranch

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34035 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
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    5 of 5 stars
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Grenoble, France
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always it is the people who make the difference. The area offers wonderful rides, great opportunities to see wild life, the horses are excellent, and the owners and their team really do a great job. The cabins are large and comfortable, nicely equipped with wood stoves (it gets cold at night in August. Food is prepared with attention (think... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can't say enough about our time there in Mid July with our cousins. Let's start with the most important part,; If you're a horse, you want to live with Kurt and the wranglers at CWR. I've never seen such happy animals, that includes the dogs and of course the pot belly. As for the rides, they know how to match... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ranch was great and their attention to their guests is outstanding and personal. The owners and staff treated us like family and wished to accommodate us in any way. I attended with my 32 year old son, culminating a father-son road trip and we were very impressed with all aspects of our visit from the horseback riding to the... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited CWR with my 9-year-old niece (her annual birthday trip) and our experience far exceeded my expectations. We felt at home within minutes of arriving, as Kurt and Melissa welcomed us to the extended family of guests and staff. Our cabin was cozy and comfortable, but the best part of our stay was the family that is CWR.... More 

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Somerville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip to CWR was absolutely wonderful. The cabins were charming, the atmosphere warm and friendly, and the staff all genuinely wanted to make our stay special. One week just wasn't long enough!

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 3rd go around with the CWR. Kurt and Melissa are like family to us now and little Braxton like one of our grand kids. It's a great location for you to begin all of your South West Montana and Yellowstone travels, only problem is that once you get there you don't want to go anywhere else. The Gallatin and... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I spent a week at this wonderful place. Once you arrive, you become a member of the family. Kurt and Melissa have found the secret to running a guest ranch and mastered it. If you and your family want a truly memorable experience that you will always be talking about, this is the place. We are horse... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I just returned from our 4th straight vacation to the CWR, and as in the 3 previous visits our expectations were exceeded beyond words. Staff, accommodations, location of the ranch, and ownership are all in when it comes to satisfying their guests, although family/friends would be a more accurate.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 children ages 7 and 9) just returned from 4 nights at the Covered Wagon Ranch. After endless searching for the perfect ranch I decided on the CWR based on the excellent reviews. They did not disappoint! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated like family. Our children... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is the people who work here that make this place special. From the time we arrived and got the grand tour, everyone went above and beyond. Riding was done based on what we wanted, not set tours. One day I took a two hour ride in a flat area while my brother took a much longer ride up on... More 

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