FAQs

Q?What is the liquor policy at Elkhorn?
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You can buy beer, wine, and some hard liquor at the ranch.  Historically guests have enjoyed social hour on their porches with family and/or other guests.  We are now able to sell alcohol in the dining room which you are welcome to take back to your cabin or enjoy during your meal.

Q?Will I need a car at the Elkhorn?
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Many people find that they have plenty to keep them happy at the ranch.  However, if you would like to explore the area, including Yellowstone Park and Big Sky, or fish in a variety of areas you will probably want a car.  Elkhorn provides transportation to and from either the Bozeman airport or the West Yellowstone airport.

Q?How can I be reached when I am at the Elkhorn?
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One of the most relaxing features at the Elkhorn is the separation from the “real world”. There are no phones or televisions in the cabins. The local newspaper is delivered daily and phone, fax and wireless internet are available in the office. Thankfully there is no cell phone service at the ranch.

Q?Do I need cowboy boots to ride?
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Yes! In the interest of both safety and comfort we ask all riders to wear slip on cowboy boots. Lace ups and hiking boots increase your chances of being hurt if you go off. You don’t need to buy cowboy boots though, Elkhorn has a huge supply of lenders that you are welcome to use.

Q?Can my under 6 child ride?
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Rather than going on trail rides, children under six get introduced to riding by doing pony rides around the ranch. This allows younger children the chance to learn to enjoy riding and love horses in shorter increments.   “Prenuts” usually have meals with the Peanuts and spend time with them when they are at the Rec Hall and around the ranch.

Q?What is the temperature at the ranch during the summer?
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Of course it varies but these are the averages: June (Avg. High 68 Avg. Low 36)  July (Avg. High 78 Avg. Low 41)  August (Avg. High 76 Avg. Low38)  September (Avg. High 64  Avg. Low 30)

Q?What is the best month to come to Elkhorn?
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June often has the best wild flower viewing but late snows or rain can occur and rides to the highest peaks can be limited. Fishing is usually better later on when the high water recedes. July is good for wild flowers and green meadows. Young deer and elk are often sighted. The fishing is good. Late August brings a hint of fall and the first snows dust the highest peaks pushing the game down where they are more easily viewed. September is filled wtih crisp clear days with the aspens turning colors. The elk become more active and begin bugling.