The Best Montana Luxury Dude Ranches

The Best Montana Luxury Dude Ranches for a Girls Weekend


Calling ALL aspiring cowgirls! Are you and your girlfriends jonesing for a unique experience, and bored by the thought of lying on the beach? Here’s an idea--go to Montana for “glamping” at a luxury dude ranch. Ride with cowboys and cook your food over an open fire, all while experiencing some of the best spas, culinary concoctions, and sports activities. Montana’s luxury dude ranches get you outside, while still being arm's length from delectable cocktails, room service...all of the amenities you want from a getaway. Here are some great choices:


  • The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg

The only Forbes Travel Guide five-star ranch in the world, and member of the elite National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. After soaking up the great outdoors, slip away from your serene cabin or converted barn loft and head to the lodge. Here you’ll enjoy local Montana brews and cocktails before you experience fine dining by the campfire. And don't skip hitting the Silver Dollar Saloon to bowl a few rounds in their custom bowling alley!

  • Triple Creek Ranch | Darby

Located in the incredible Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies, Triple Creek Ranch offers delicious food and striking surroundings. If you're dreaming of log cabins and wild horses, this is your place. Activities span from riding and fishing to helicopter tours of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. 

  • Lone Mountain Ranch | Big Sky 

Sure, there are the usual dude-ranch staples (horseback riding, fishing, hiking), but Lone Mountain Ranch offers something unique for skiers: right-next-door access to Big Sky Resort. When you and your girlfriends visit during the winter, you can spend the day on the slopes at this 5,800-acre, three-mountain ski resort, then retreat to the ranch for a farm-to-table, saloon-style dinner. If cross-country is your thing, you have 80 miles of world-class Nordic trails to explore. 

  • The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough

This resort provides one of the best dude ranch experiences in Montana. You have the option to stay inside in a luxury cabin, sleep outside in a glamorous tent, or a combination of both! No matter what you choose, you'll have access to top-notch amenities and vast, untouched landscapes. After an archery lesson or pony ride, circle around the fire pit to roast s'mores with your friends.

Yeeeeee haw! 

Want to enjoy some dude ranch flavor right now? Jump to Let’s Eat and check out our recipe for Montana Mountain Cookies.



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