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33133 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730-9634
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#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Gallatin Gateway
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A traditional Montana Dude Ranch started in the 1920's. We specialize in family vacations that include horseback riding, fly-fishing, and outdoor activities. Great food.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
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33133 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730-9634
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mom2boysVA wrote a review Jun 2020
Winchester, Virginia15 contributions7 helpful votes
A much belated review for our amazing stay in July 2019. This place is a GEM. We are a family of 4 with two teen boys and minimal prior horseback riding experience. We wanted to truly get a Montana experience for our first trip to Yellowstone. They were amazing at making us all feel comfortable and the other families (most of whom had been coming for years) eagerly welcomed us into the group. The teens bonded playing horseshoe and in the rec cabin with pingpong and games, the adults bonded over meals, rides, and wine :). Cabins are really cute and cozy. The rides are jaw dropping and we learned so much over the week, got to see the beauty of yellowstone and even a mama and baby moose on the trail. Food was incredibly delicious and plentiful! We also whitewater rafted one afternoon nearby, and did some fly fishing in their beautiful river. Great fishing tips from some of the ranch hands and they have rods on site. We had prepped our kids for a phone-free vacation (one of the selling points to me) but the teens there had all figured out how to access the wifi near the dining room meant for the employees. So our kids were annoyed to be the only ones without phones. My ONLY suggestion would be to have all buy into the idea of a non-connected vacation and have a box or ceremony for all phones (or at least kid phones) the first night and put a password on the employee wifi? But maybe we're alone in fighting this fight. There is an office that adults could step into for connection/computer work if needed.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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NRBarb wrote a review Jun 2019
Venice, Florida9 contributions6 helpful votes
It's ALL GREAT...staff, food, scenery, accommodations, horses, guides...thanks to Linda, Gail, Michael (chef), Jim, Dave, Bailey, Joseph, Maria and others whose names I have lost. We arrived on Father's Day and my kids arranged with Linda and Gail some gifts which I greatly appreciated. All 3 meal/day were outstanding. We did 2 rides/day, morning and afternoon. One day the staff cooked "on the trail" and that was amazingly wonderful. Weather was fine upon arrival and had SNOW the first day of summer, June 21 and June 22 as well. Heat in the cabins is provided by a wood burning stove and is more then enough to keep warm. Wood is provided as needed and Bailey and or Joseph starts your fire in the morning so that it's nice and toasty when you wake up. Elkhorn makes everyone feel "SPECIAL". I wish I had discovered Elkhorn earlier in my life. We surely will be back and probably later in the season, September, just to see how different it might be, weatherwise, that is, cause I know the current staff will be just as good then as when we experienced in June 2019. Horses are neat animals, so smart yet so gentle. Horses grazed in front of our cabin and when they left the corral they sped right past our cabin towards the upper pasture. Truly a sight to see. Thank you Elkhorn Ranch and the ENTIRE STAFF. Liz and I will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Talk to Linda or Gail and they will take care of you
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David W wrote a review Jun 2019
Boise, Idaho, United States61 contributions4 helpful votes
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This was our fourth visit to the Elkhorn Ranch, and it gets better everytime. Linda, the manager, has grown up in the area, knows the ranch and the lands around it, and holds a wealth of knowledge on the natural environment - she's the one who will know what that flower is that's blooming in the high meadows. She's witty and wise and takes great care of the guests. Our experiences with the horses was fantastic - they have a large stable of nearly 100 horses to meet all the experience levels of riders, and the wranglers know all the horses by name. Watching the horses come in each morning and out again in the evening is an event not to be missed. They are expanding their hiking options for those who wish to keep their feet on the ground, and the same trails used by the horses also convey hikers to distant meadows. Fishing opportunities abound, from as close as the front gate on the Gallatin River to the park or other locales nearby. Licenses can be had through the office. Saving the best for last - the food is incomparable. All meals are prepared from scratch, and the portions are hearty to keep you going in the mountain environment. The staff in the dining hall are friendly, responsive, and adaptable to guest needs and wishes. Our stay couldn't have been better!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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ColaGal7 wrote a review Mar 2019
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I loved Elkhorn and was the best thing EVER was great and really miss everybody now but once u are there u will FALL IN LOVE WITH IT !!!!!!! It’s beautiful and a great experience to travel America I will always remember it THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH ELKHORN 🐴🐴🐴
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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ColaGal7 wrote a review Sep 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
This trip was a 50th Birthday present from my husband and did not disappoint. There is so much to stay its hard to know where to start but just to set the scene, I am a horse lover who has always wanted to ride out western style in beautiful countryside. My husband has limited horse back riding experience and our ten year old daughter is not a huge horse fan however both of them entered into the experience whole-heartedly. The experienced foreman matched us all up with great well cared for horses and we were taken on a huge variety of rides to suit our experience, stamina and interests. The wranglers escorting us were knowledgable, personable and good fun. Our daughter had the time of her life. She loved the horse they chose for her and especially the 'Peanut Butter moms' who took care of the kids during the day, escorting them on rides and planning craft activities etc. After breakfast we barely saw her until dinner time and though we could and did ride together as a family, she actually preferred not to ride with us!!! We really valued the independence that she was able to have from us in a such a free, yet safe environment. The break from most things technology was also invaluable. We loved the team at the ranch (warm, flexible, helpful, caring) and the great guests we met there; many of whom return year after year. Having been there we now know why. The food was great and the balance between organized activities and chill time was just right. At the end of our vacation our daughter asked if she could stay another week, and basically spent the three days afterwards when we went to Yellowstone National Park asking if she could go back to the ranch!!! And as for me - well I cried when I arrived and cried when I left. BEST HOLIDAY EVER!. Thank you, Thank you Elkhorn Ranch - we will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business center.
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