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Covered Wagon Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cozy Ranch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Finally a ranch were they ask you "what type of ride do you want to do today". My vacation...my riding. Loved that the most!! The staff was great at the covered wagon ranch. Melissa and Kurt who manage the ranch were very intune with what the guest wanted. The wranglers were very informative and helpful and the kitchen and housekeeping staff showed how much they wanted to make my vacation one to remember! Melissa gave me great idea's one day when I went into West Yellowstone on where to eat, shop and best of all where to get the best ice cream I have ever had...thanks Melissa. Met some nice people,they too were enjoying the ranch just as much. The cabins were cozy and had maid service daily. Always had fresh towels if I wanted them. Always had hot water and wood for the stove. They keep a cooler at each cabin which they provide the ice so don't worry about keeping the nice bottle of wine cold. The food at the ranch was average but I did'nt go hungry. I have been to a few other ranches and I have to say no other ranch wanted to please me more!! Thanks Ya'all......

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank nr4us
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Exceeded all my expectations. Melissa and Kurt went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time. The Staff was excellent, our wrangler Austin was terrifc, the food was delicious, horses were very well taken care of, the cabins were clean, cozy and everything was perfect! You have to experience it to believe it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank June C
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New Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our cabin was well appointed and comfortable. The food was simple cowboy, good food especially the breakfasts. Above and beyond all this the wonderful staff led by Kurt and Melissa made our four days at the ranch a never to be forgotten experience. All four of us are beginner riders but left feeling we had stretched our level of riding. We rode 3 days and went whitewater rafting 1day. My only suggestion for the ranch 's program would be to add some evening programs. IT WAS THE BEST!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Susan F
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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Everything you have read in the previous reviews are all true. Just returned from 1 week at the ranch to celebrate our 30th anniversary and it was awesome. The entire staff was just great and we really did get to do whatever we wanted to. They ask you, you tell them, they make it happen. Our last day was proof of that. Everyone was doing an all day ride, but my wife and I wanted to do something shorter where we could get the horses going a little faster. Melissa and Kurt made it happen and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Ride as much or little as you want. Don't like your horse, ask for another. Love your horse, keep it the whole time. Ask for advice when exploring the area (Yellowstone/Big Sky). Enjoy the food and the company. It's easy to see why so many people keep coming back to this place. If you've never ridden before, that's fine because they will teach you everything you need to know. But even more than that, they take such great care of their animals. If you are still not sure, just do it! You'll be happy you did.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Scott K
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Southwick, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

over all the place is excellent the staff was great, the rides where incredible, the cabins where nice a cozy. the owners where very accomodating you didn't have structured rides every day it was what you wanted to do, what kind of ride you wanted, they provided. i give this place an A++

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank fal2558
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

5 friends shared a great horseback riding vacation with incredible staff and guests
food is excellent and plenty of it
owners could not be more accomodating
wranglers were great
housekeeping did a wonderful job
overall service was A+
had a blast

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank karen w
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Setauket, New York
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

As I read the other reviews there is nothing I can do but agree whole-heartedly. This is truly a special place. We picked Covered Wagon because it seemed like we would be able to spend more time with our kids and not separated into child and adult rides and that is what we got and so much more. The cabins were immacualate and comfortable, the staff warm and welcoming from beginning to end, the horses well cared for and amazing, the food fantastic. Kurt and Melissa are terrific and from beginning to end we heard, its your vacation what would you like to do. What a wonderful attitude. We were travelling with our 13 and 15 year old children who both loved the experience. We left the ranch and spent the next 5 days doing exciting things in Jackson Wy but at the end of the trip each of us thought our stay at Covered Wagon was the highlight of our trip. It's not one thing about the ranch that is special. Its everything, from the minute you arrive until the moment you sadly drive out of the gate you feel like part of a special extended family. We will definitely go back and would recommend the experience to everyone, especially if you are travelling with teens and looking for a way to do something as a family. One more thing, the pictures I have added and that I have seen, simply do not convey the atmosphere at the ranch. It is really comfortable and quaint. Absolutely a wonderful place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beth J
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Property: Covered Wagon Ranch
Address: 34035 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
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Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
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Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Gallatin Gateway
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Covered Wagon Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Covered Wagon Ranch Montana/Gallatin Gateway

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