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Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch and Trail Head

3100 Buffalo Gap Road, Medora, ND 58645
Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch and Trail Head
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took horses here to ride and the facilities like other riders have mentioned are POOR, much like coming across a lonnnnggggg deserted sale barn (you also get charged per horse, per night). Pens have old manure or are overgrown with weeds. I was nearly hurt twice from slipping on boards that broke from being rotted. The dusty old bales... More 

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Windsor, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Other Medora hotels were booked so I started calling down the line of area hotels. What a lucky break for me! Middle of nowhere cowboy hotel with 3 cheeky old cowboys playing great old country music in a charming setting on a Sat night.... Friendly locals. Breakfast buffet left a lot to be desired but surprised they offered any at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had little idea what to expect at Buffalo Gap Ranch. As we drove along the gravel road we had the feeling we were lost. But over the next hill was the ranch in the midst of a full rodeo. I am not a cowboy and my wife is not a cowgirl but the experience was like a ride on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed here with my mother, two dogs and horse. The place was great! The people were wonderful... Except for the waitress's. the rooms were very clean and was a great place for myself, mom and dogs. Although I will never bring a horse again now will I recommend boarding a horse here. It was dark when I got there... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Reserved a cabin. Got there and was not sure where to check in. Turns out it was in the bar. Very creepy to check in and have 20 men stare and listen as they explain which cabin was yours and how to get there. Get to the cabin and it reeked of wet dog. Seemed clean, but stunk. Maybe did... More 

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Bismarck
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The cabin we booked was 100+ degrees inside and smelled like wet, rotting dog when we checked in. There are no signs as to where the "office" is--we walked up to the bar to ask and had to provide payment, get keys and fill out papers while standing at the bar next to a bunch of guys drinking beer. I... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you want a true North Dakota Badlands experience stay at Buffalo Gap.The people are friendly, the price is right and the prairie is wide.Enjoy the trails, big sky,restaurant and gorgeous scenery.Huge plus is they are pet friendly for those who like to travel with their furry friends!Stay in one of their cabin's, it's modern but super private and makes... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

For a city girl like me, staying at Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch was a really fun experience! The ranch is in a pretty area about 15 minutes outside of Medora. The rooms were very ranch-y and cute with wooden walls and horseshoe shaped hooks on the walls. Our room was very clean (looked recently renovated?) with two comfy queen beds... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Just got done staying here and so glad I didn't believe the bad reviews. It's called a RANCH so yes it's a ranch road in ND to get there. Beds were comfortable and the room was super clean, looked new. You check in at the bar/restaurant, but you are dealing with a family business. When I checked in I spoke... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is the second year that we have stayed here on our way to Glacier Park. We like it because it meets our needs of parking for our trailer, a bar/restaurant within walking distance (it is across the road from the hotel), reasonable price for the area (it is an expensive area to stay). We enjoy it because we can... More 

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