Montana Dude Ranch 2025 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Montana Dude Ranch

Find Your Inner Cowgirl

Cowgirl Up Experience Big Sky Montana Horseback

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Daily Horseback Riding: Experience tailored rides for all levels, from beginners to advanced, across scenic trails and rugged landscapes.
  • Interactive Ranch-Style Dining: Participate in cooking your own steak BBQs, enjoy family-style meals, and savor authentic ranch cuisine.
  • Nightly Bonfires with S’mores: Relax under the stars, sharing stories and roasting s’mores by the fire.
  • Fly Fishing Lessons: Learn the art of fly fishing for trout with expert guides in pristine rivers and streams.
  • Historic Ghost Town Visit: Tour a preserved ghost town to explore Montana’s rich history and heritage.
  • Outdoor Movies: Watch classic and family-friendly movies on a big screen under the open sky.
  • Swimming and Boating: Enjoy a refreshing swim or a peaceful boat ride on the ranch’s private lake.
  • Cozy Cabin Accommodations: Stay in rustic, comfortable cabins with modern amenities, providing a perfect blend of authenticity and comfort.
  • All-Inclusive Package: All meals, activities, and airport transfers are included, ensuring a hassle-free vacation.
  • Guided Adventures: Engage in expertly guided activities, including nature hikes, wildlife viewing, and more, offering both adventure and education.

June 1-7, 2025
7 Days / 6 Nights

 Group Size: 15-18 Guests – All-inclusive Horse Ranch Experience

Important trip information 

The maximum weight limit for this trip is 250lbs, for the safety of you and the horse.

 Important lodging information

This is a family-run ranch that welcomes us into their lifestyle.  Not all sleeping arrangements are identical.

Single Occupancy – Cabin Style Lodging Double Occupancy – Cabin Style Lodging
$5,840 $4,840
Private Room with Private Bath Shared Room, Separate Beds, Shared Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Book Single Occupancy Book Double Occupancy


Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days before your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
Missoula Montana Airport (MSO) Missoula Montana Airport (MSO)
June 1, 2025 June 7, 2025
Please arrive by 1pm Earliest departure time 1pm

Activity Level is age-appropriate horseback riding for beginngers to advanced riders.   We will be riding daily for 1 to 4 hours.   This is your vacation you can opt out of riding and enjoy the ranch activities if you need a break from riding.   You will be assigned a “your” horse for the entire stay.   You must be able to lift 25lbs, for handling gear and equipment around the ranch.  You need good balance for staying on a horse and walking on outdoor terrain.  No horseback experience is necessary but you do need to be flexible and strong enough to pull yourself up to get on a horse.

As your hostesses, we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hostesses Here

 

Thinking about joining us?

If you’re on the fence or have any questions, we’re here to help. Simply fill out this form to get in touch. We can’t wait to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure!

 

If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to get in touch: 763-864-8291 | Lindsay@bbgage.com

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Itinerary Subject to Change.

Day One: – Arrival Day – Your horse and new friends are waiting to meet you!

Fly into Missoula Montana Airport arriving no later than 1pm to head to the ranch: Famous Rich’s Dude Ranch!

Upon arriving at Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch, you’ll be greeted with warmth and given your room assignments. After freshening up, you’ll meet your horse and guides for the week, taking a scenic tour of the property. Dinner will be a mouthwatering BBQ served family-style at the main lodge, where you’ll enjoy delicious food and lively conversation. The evening wraps up with a fun bonfire, complete with songs and s’mores under the stars, setting the perfect tone for the adventure ahead!

Highlights

  • Check-In and Freshen Up: Arrive at Rich’s Montana Guest Ranch, get your room assignments, and take a moment to settle in and freshen up.
  • Meet Your Horse and Guides: Get acquainted with your horse and guides for the week while touring the beautiful property.
  • Family-Style BBQ Dinner: Enjoy a mouthwatering BBQ dinner served family-style at the main lodge, sharing laughs and stories with fellow travelers.
  • Bonfire Fun: Cap off the evening with a lively bonfire, complete with songs and s’mores under the stunning Montana night sky.

 

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Day Two:  Riding 101 and A Visit to a Ghost Town 

The day begins with a hearty breakfast fit for a cowgirl, followed by an early morning coffee walk to soak in the stunning Montana scenery. Afterward, it’s time for Riding 101, where you’ll learn to saddle up and ride, tailored to your skill level. A gentle two-hour trail ride helps you bond with your horse. Lunch at the ranch features fresh produce, then it’s off to explore Garnet, Montana’s best-preserved ghost town. Back at the ranch, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon experience and relax by the bonfire with a glass of wine or cider. Breakfast fit for a Cowgirl!  Early AM coffee walk taking in all that is Montana!

Highlights

  • Riding 101: Learn to saddle your horse and mount up. Riders will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups for personalized instruction.
  • Trail Ride: Enjoy a gentle two-hour trail ride, perfect for bonding with your horse while exploring the beautiful Montana landscape.
  • Lunch: Savor a delicious lunch at the ranch, featuring fresh produce.
  • Ghost Town Visit: Head to Garnet, Montana’s best-preserved ghost town, dating back to 1895. Explore this historic gold and silver mining enclave located on First Chance Creek.
  • Dinner: Return to the ranch for a hearty dinner.
  • Evening Activities: Experience a horse-drawn wagon ride, then relax by the bonfire with a glass of wine or cider, or hit the hay early for a good night’s rest.

 

Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch

Day Three: All day or half-day ride – afternoon swimming and boating. 

As the sun rises over the mountains, early risers enjoy a coffee-in-hand sunrise walk, followed by a hearty breakfast. Today, it’s all about choice: saddle up for an all-day ride, packing a picnic for scenic stops, or opt for a relaxing morning with a good book. Afternoon adventurers can head to the crystal-clear Montana waters for swimming and boating, with cold beverages on hand. After a family-style dinner at the ranch, cozy up with a blanket for an outdoor movie night, complete with popcorn, candy, and refreshing drinks.Early riser coffee in-hand sunrise walk

Highlights

  • Hearty Breakfast: Start the day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventures.
  • Relaxation Options: It’s your vacation! Relax any time you want. Curl up with a good book while enjoying the mountain views.
  • All-Day Ride: Saddle up for an all-day ride, packing a picnic to enjoy along the trail and stopping for scenic photo-ops.
  • Morning Ride and Water Fun: AM riders can grab lunch at the ranch and head to the pristine, crystal-blue waters of Montana for swimming and boating, with cold beverages on hand.
  • Family-Style Dinner: Gather for a delicious family-style dinner at the ranch.
  • Outdoor Movie Night: End the day with an outdoor movie under the stars, complete with cozy blankets, popcorn, candy, and refreshing drinks.

 

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Alaska trip 2023
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Day Four:  Cottonwood Camp Breakfast Ride and Cook Own Steak 

Start the day with a thrilling Cottonwood Camp breakfast ride, cooking a delicious breakfast along the trail under the expansive Montana sky. Enjoy the camaraderie of your horse and new friends as you savor your meal. In the afternoon, choose between another horseback ride or a scenic tour of Seeley Lake, known for its stunning views and local wildlife. End the day with a fun cook-your-own steak BBQ dinner, followed by a campfire with cowboy and gator entertainment, making for an unforgettable day of adventure and relaxation.  Saddle up for a Cottonwood Camp breakfast ride, cooking breakfast along the trail.

Highlights

  • Breakfast Under the Big Sky: Saddle up for a breakfast ride, cooking and enjoying a hearty meal under the expansive Montana sky with your horse and new friends—an unforgettable start to the day.
  • Afternoon Activities: Choose your adventure: a peaceful horseback ride or a tour of picturesque Seeley Lake. Enjoy spotting local wildlife and exploring charming shops.
  • Seeley Lake is a gem in Montana, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Nestled between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges, it offers breathtaking views and is part of one of Montana’s most scenic drives along Highway 83. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. The charming local shops add to its appeal, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and adventure. The pristine, crystal-clear waters and surrounding wilderness create a tranquil and picturesque escape.
  • Cook-Your-Own Steak Dinner: Indulge in a fun, interactive BBQ dinner where you get to cook your own steak.
  • Campfire Entertainment: End the day around the campfire with entertaining stories and music from local cowboys and gators, making memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch

Day Five: Ride, Fish, Bike, Swim or Read a Book.  THIS IS YOUR VACATION!

The day starts with a hearty cowboy breakfast and a serene sunrise walk. With a growing bond with our horses, we embark on a longer morning ride through the stunning Montana landscape. After a delicious lunch at the ranch, the day is yours to enjoy. Choose to ride, relax, swim, read a book, or try your hand at fly fishing. Perhaps take a group hike to spot wildflowers and wildlife. The evening features a cowboy chuck wagon dinner followed by campfire s’mores and new friendships, making for a perfect day.Cowboy breakfast and AM sunrise walk

Highlights

  • Longer Morning Ride: By now, you’ll be in love with your horse, so we’ll take an extended morning ride through the beautiful Montana trails.
  • Lunch at the Ranch: Enjoy a delicious lunch, then choose your adventure—ride, relax, swim, read a book, or go fishing. It’s your vacation!
  • Fly Fishing: Learn to fly fish or simply watch the river flow by. You never know what wildlife you might spot!
  • Group Hike: Join a group hike to discover wildflowers and wildlife, perfect for photo opportunities.
  • Cowboy Chuck Wagon Dinner: Savor a delicious cowboy chuck wagon dinner.
  • Campfire Fun: End the day with campfire s’mores and laughter with new friends.

 

Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch

Day Six: Cottonwood Camp Lunch Ride and Ice Cream!

Start your day with an early morning coffee hike or sleep in a bit longer. By 10 AM, it’s time for the Cottonwood Trail Lunch Ride, where you’ll make lunch along the trail with your fellow riders. The adventure continues with a wildlife car tour and a stop for old-fashioned scoop ice cream at the historic Blackfoot Commercial Company in Ovando, Montana. Afterward, enjoy a cowboy dinner at the ranch, complete with a special local wine tasting, and end the evening with a cozy campfire.  Early AM short coffee hike – or SLEEP IN

Highlights

  • Morning Options: Start with an early morning coffee hike to enjoy the fresh Montana air or sleep in for a relaxed start to the day.
  • Cottonwood Trail Lunch Ride: Embark on the Cottonwood Trail for a fun lunch ride. Prepare and enjoy your meal along the scenic trail with your fellow adventurers.
  • Ice Cream and Wildlife Tour: After lunch, take a wildlife car tour and stop at the historic Blackfoot Commercial Company in Ovando for old-fashioned scoop ice cream.
  • Cowboy Dinner and Wine Tasting: Return to the ranch for a delicious cowboy dinner paired with a special local wine tasting.
  • Campfire Fun: End the day with a cozy campfire, sharing stories and making memories with new friends.

 

Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch

Day Seven: Departure Day – Good Bye New Friends Until We Meet Again!

Highlights

  • Short Moring walk and saying goodbye to your horse.
  • Breakfast at the ranch with until-we-meet-again new friends!
  • Airport Departures – No earlier than 1PM.

Important trip information 

  • The maximum weight limit for this trip is 250lbs, for the safety of you and the horse.
  • You must be able to lift 25lbs, for handling gear and equipment around the ranch.
  • You need good balance for staying on a horse and walking on outdoor terrain.
  • No horseback experience is necessary but you do need to be flexible and strong enough to pull yourself up to get on a horse.

Important lodging information

This is a family-run ranch that welcomes us into their lifestyle.  Not all sleeping arrangements are identical.

 

Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch
Montana Dude Ranch