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Cattle drive with Cowgirl at Hidden Hollow Ranch
Cowgirl driving cattle at Hidden Hollow Ranch
Cowboy at Hidden Hollow Ranch
Group horseback ride at Hidden Hollow Ranch
Sunset at Hidden Hollow Ranch

Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch

Townsend, Montana

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  • Hidden

Nearest Regional Airport

Helena Regional Airport, 35 miles

Nearest International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 75 miles


4500 Feet


June - August

Guest Capacity


Big Belt Mountains

Hidden Hollow Ranch is owned by the Flynn family and is situated on the eastern side of the great Canyon Ferry Reservoir in the foothills of the Big Belt Mountains. The Flynn family roots trace back to the 1860s when Kelly’s ancestors followed the gold rush to Diamond City, a once booming ghost town located on the northern side of the present-day ranch. After several years of struggling in the gold mines, the family moved to the valley and homesteaded. In the early years, Kelly’s ancestors carved a living from the fields and mountains but in the next century, the ranch grew from a small farm on Poverty Flats to a sweeping ranch of tens of thousands of acres.

Guests stay at The Hideaway

The cabins are in a peaceful setting alongside a small stream on two acres of well-watered and tended lawns, green even in the middle of summer. Here you are hosted by the Flynn family and thier wranglers.

From Beginner to Experienced

At Hidden Hollow Hideaway the riders go out together in one group, normally no more than 8 people. The pace is dictated by the level of those on the ride and the terrain being covered. There are 25,000 acres of ranch lands to explore as well as the adjoining wilderness areas. You can ride through open meadows or on more challenging mountain rides, or perhaps check on the cattle on the upper pastures. You are also welcome if you are a complete beginner learning to ride. The small number of guests means that you will get all the help you need.

Cattle Work

Cattle work is possible all through the summer. Most of the larger cattle drives are in June or July when cattle are first taken to the mountains. But there are also smaller cattle drives throughout the summer as cattle are moved between grazing areas.

Non-Rider Activities

There are many activities for non-riders or for when you choose not to ride. Something special at Hidden Hollow Hideaway is to try your hand at panning for gold. One of the richest gold strikes ever found in Montana lies within the ranch and you are sure to take some home – maybe not enough to get rich but enough to have some fun. You may go hiking through meadows full of wildflowers. Or perhaps join in on some of the activities of the working ranch such as changing irrigation water or repairing fences, whatever you wish. You might also like to try fishing at a nearby creek or one of the ranch ponds, or to go swimming at the nearby lake. Or just sit back and watch the clouds drift lazily across a blue sky.

Our main attraction is horseback riding to view the 20,000 acres of country at our disposal. Rides vary from 3 hours in the saddle to visit historical sites or look for wildlife, to 7 hours on some of our big cattle drives! We ride each week to check cattle so you can be sure to get in on the cowboy action! Afternoons are perfect for hiking, swimming in the lake, panning for gold, target shooting, fishing and relaxing! We offer game drives every evening and welcome any volunteers to help with daily chores!

Cattle drive at Hidden Hollow Ranch


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Cattle Work
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Natural Water Swimming


  • Beginner Rides
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 8+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks

Meals are served family style at the Hideaway. All meals are home cooked by Jill, one of the ranch owners. Hearty breakfasts, pack lunches on the trail or served hot at the ranch, and large dinners with fresh baked desserts! Every Friday we BBQ local game and ranch raised beef. We promise you will never leave hungry! We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements, allergies, or personal preferences.

Dining room at Hidden Hollow Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Three log cabins provide lodging at the Hideaway. Cabins range in size from 3-5 person capacity. Cabins are homey and clean, but not fancy. Each cabin has its own bathroom, hot water, and refrigerator. We encourage guests to join us at the main lodge for refreshments and sit on one of our two porches to enjoy the view. Although we do have cellular service, there is no wifi at the ranch. Escape from the digital world for a week!

Lodge at Hidden Hollow Ranch

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Horse Safety Program



Check-in: 12:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

3 nights (June - August)

Cancellation Policy

50% deposit required to hold the reservation. A 50% refund of the deposit will be issued with at least 60 days written notice. Non-refundable under 60 days. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Hidden Hollow Hideaway Cattle & Guest Ranch

Townsend, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Helena Regional Airport, 35 miles