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Elkhorn Ranch

33133 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Elkhorn Ranch
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our stay was a bit shorter than a week but I would definitely recommend staying the entire week! You have an opportunity to explore the mountains with your horse and on foot. You will have privacy if you want it or can interact with other families. Linda works hard to ensure you will be there with families and kids of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm a type-A kind of gal that likes to do a LOT of research when vacation planning, so when my family (includes my husband and boys, ages 9 and 12) decided to try a western ranch vacation for the first time, I started an exhaustive search for just the right location and experience: authentic western, steep with tradition and history... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The management and staff are professional as well as personable. The food is yummy. Rustic cabins are warm and compfy "mountain chic" style. The wranglers and riding guides are experienced and the trail rides and scenery are spectacular. It's a wonderful experience!!

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

9 reasons to go to Elkhorn Ranch: 1.The owners, the management, the crew, the horses are competent, professional, respectful, warm and welcoming. All your needs will be met with casual, low stress efficiency. 2 The lodging combine rustic charm with modern comfort. 3.The good variety of food that is fresh, simple and healthy without being bland. Your diet restrictions will... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Simplicity is pure luxury. I've stayed at Elkhorn Ranch 3 times now. It is all in the details and the staff at Elkhorn Ranch have them all covered. From sun up and stoking the wood fire in your cabin to sun down with a gourmet meal cooked on a trail campfire. While we were not traveling with kids I was... More 

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HIngham, MA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I just spent a week at Elkhorn Ranch with 4 friends. It was our first visit. I've been back home now for two days but *sigh* my head and heart are still in Montana. The other reviews are all accurate so I won't repeat those details. I will say, however, that the Elkhorn family is a very special group of... More 

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Greenwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I believe a truly successful ranch vacation is about stepping back into time, getting dirty and experiencing the adventures of being out west, out doors, in the mountains and on horseback! It is the best family vacation you'll ever take - your kids will confirm it! Honestly, I was convinced that the more time we spent with our kids, the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

aThe Elkhorn Ranch is the best the West. It's authentically rustic but totally comfortable. They make a special point to thoroughly taking care of all your needs. The food is gourmet and substantial. The steak and trout dinner in a mountain meadow at the end of a trail ride was amazing. All the trail rides were gorgeous. The wranglers take... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Every day you wake up excited for what that day brings. It might be riding on your personal horse for the week through amazing Montana scenery or going for a mountain hike through the crisp air or spending an afternoon driving to old faithful geyser. Grand Prismatic Spring on your way to old faithful is a must. It is like... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Elkhorn Ranch is an experience that is _not to miss_! The staff, amenities, lodging, and scenery and setting allow you to leave the world behind, but you don't need to leave the joys of eating well and having a great time. There is (blessedly and fantastically!) no cell coverage, and wifi can be had around the office (there's a... More 

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