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Rye Beach
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We all agreed after the trip, we are definitely coming back. With only two riders in our family of five there was some apprehension about staying on a horse ranch but it was unfounded. The beautiful mountains, pristine Taylor Fork River, easygoing staff (including the horses- very importantly!) and low key and friendly guests made it a perfect place to... More 

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Kameron K, Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

Glad you all had a good time, we sincerely hope to see you all again. More 

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of eight can not wait to return to the ranch each year for our annual vacation. The riding from the ranch was again spectacular with much wildlife sighted including bear and moose. The fishing was the best that we have ever experienced with a Salmon Fly hatch early in the week and consistent fly fishing morning and afternoon.... More 

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Kameron K, Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for another great week, Cant wait to see you next year. More 

Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place hasn't changed in the 50+ years ago my family discovered it…and that's a good thing! (I went 9 times as a child and this was my 3rd time with my family). Remote enough where kids can wander around without the parents worrying. A place where kids have good old fashioned fun on the merry go round or swings,... More 

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Kameron K, Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

It was fun meeting you all and getting to know your family. we look forward to the next time you can join us. More 

Chesterton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first ranch experience, and it couldn't have been any better. it's a personalized experienced with the ranch being family owned and operated for over half a century. The mountain vistas were simply beautiful. Location is also great for a Yellowstone visit, only 40 miles away. I enjoyed watching my husband letting the inner cowboy come to the... More 

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Kameron K, Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to returning again soon. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was 12 the first time I visited the ranch in 98. I went with my family several years in a row up until college. I remember playing cards with my brother and other teens in the cozy lodge. I went back last week and it was another great week. It is such a beautiful and peaceful place. The rides... More 

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Kameron K, Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

Good to see you all again this year, Looking forward to the next time we get to enjoy your company More 

Indianapolis
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back (visited 6/26/16-7/3/16) from our 11th visit to the Nine Quarter Circle and had another great week. While there we enjoyed fantastic riding on the Kelsey family's sure footed, steady Appaloosa horses over beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain in the Yellowstone ecosystem. The cabins are cozy, the food tasty, and the staff friendly and helpful. Besides the riding,... More 

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Kameron K, General Manager at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for another great week. It was good to see you all again, looking forward to the next time you make it out to the ranch. More 

Grand Junction
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I attended the Montana Cowgirl Quilt Retreat for the 9th time. Always fun, great food, friendly people, great riding and fishing. Love that there are no TVs or phones. There are other dude ranches nearby, but they sit right on the highway...this one is 5 miles down a dirt road. Views from the mountains you ride up are breathtaking. Wifi... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My son and I went to Nine Quarter Circle Ranch and had a blast! Everyone was so nice. The other patrons staying there were mainly veterans of many years and took us in and treated us like family. The rides were beautiful and even though we were not experienced riders, we learned quickly. It is a fantastic place to bring... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great riding in wonderful mountain scenery. The cabins are rustic, though comfortable. Food is tasty and plentiful. Horses are strong and responsive. And the wranglers know their stuff. The ranch is in its second generation, family owned and operated. Wonderful for couples and families.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are really interested in getting your kids to unplug and create long lasting memories, I highly recomment Nine Quarter Circle Ranch. Our boys ages 14 & 15 had the time of their lives and are begging to go back. That's a pretty hard accomplishment with teenage boys! The ranch is all about riding horses, being out in nature... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lifelong memories and familial bonds are just two of the amazing “side-effects” to an All-Inclusive Dude Ranch vacation. While the deep rest and relaxation rejuvenate you, the awesome scenery will feed your soul. The many activities and sports that you can enjoy will provide you with experiences and memories that last a lifetime! Finally, and most long-lasting, are the strengthened ties that your family will experience. Adjacent to Yellowstone Park and surrounded by millions of acres of National Forest and the Taylor-Hilgard wilderness area, our family-oriented vacations feature riding for all ages and all levels of horsemanship, blue-ribbon fly-fishing, incredible scenery and traditional hand-crafted log cabins and furnishings – all served with the West’s best hospitality! You may also enjoy hiking the area, viewing wildlife and wildflowers in abundance and you can even bring a bike to explore some awesome mountain trails! In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in many other traditional activities such as campfire, hayrides, square dance and more! In addition to all of these benefits, our on-site fly-fishing guide, the children’s programs, meals, and much more are all included in your stay! These all combine to create a unique and ideal location for your vacation. Owned and operated by the Kelsey family for over 60 years, the Nine Quarter Circle is “magical”. Come and experience the place “where time stands still”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Address: 5000 Taylor Fork Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9625
Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range: $202 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
9 Quarter Circle Ranch
Nine Quarter Circle Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Nine Quarter Circle Hotel
Nine Quarter Circle Ranch Montana/Gallatin Gateway
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