Experience A Historic Montana Dude Ranch Near Yellowstone

A family-oriented guest ranch with endless outdoor opportunities

Take a Load Off, Unplug, and Stay Awhile

Disconnect to reconnect with a week or more in rugged mountains and rustic cabins bordering Yellowstone

People come to Elkhorn Ranch to disconnect from a fast-paced technological world and reconnect with each other.

At our family-oriented guest ranch, you'll recharge with horseback riding into rugged Montana backcountry, fly fishing on blue-ribbon fishing streams, or heading a mile down the road into Yellowstone.

Elkhorn Dude Ranch Montana near Yellowstone
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What You'll Find at the Ranch

Rustic Western Log Cabins

Rustic Western Log Cabins

Enjoy modern amenities in our comfortable and original log cabins near Yellowstone National Park. Each guest cabin is set apart to offer unique meadow views and comfortable privacy.

Montana Horseback Riding

Montana Horseback Riding

Riding horses into the rugged mountains forms the core of our Montana dude ranch getaway. No matter your ability, we'll match you to a horse and take you places you'll never forget.

Ranch Activities

Ranch Activities

You'll never be bored at Elkhorn Ranch unless you want to be. Fly fishing, hiking, kids' programs, whitewater rafting, wildlife watching, and more await you.


"It was heaven on earth and I hope one day I will return...

"The first time I rode Western saddle at Elkhorn Ranch was a day I will never forget – the freedom and comfort compounded by the incredible rides through the mountains. It sounds as wonderful now as it was then – simple, healthy outdoor fun!" - Caroline

Give Your Kids Wings

Any dude ranch might bring out the confidence and competence in your kids, but this isn't 'any dude ranch.'

When it comes to children and teens at Elkhorn ranch, we have one philosophy: Make them feel special.

Through a powerful combination of family and individual activities and freedom they've probably never experienced, you'll watch your children spread their wings before your eyes.

Be a Part of History

Elkhorn Guest Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

"A stunning example of an intact, purpose-built dude ranch dating from the height of the dude ranching industry in the western United States."

- National Register of Historic Places

Ernest and Grace Miller founded Elkhorn Ranch in 1922 and built rustic cabins with logs and rock taken directly from the property.

See why the property and its way of life have stood the test of time.

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