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Family trail ride at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Cowgirl on a horse at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Group of kids at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Cowgirl on a horse at sunset at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Kids jumping in the air at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Emigrant, Montana

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Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 68 miles

Nearest International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 68 miles


5600 Feet


May - October

Guest Capacity


Upscale Guest Ranch Resort

Since we opened as a dude ranch in 1929, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has topped the list of the nation’s upscale guest ranch resorts. The secret of our success lies not only with the breathtaking views, fine food, world-class facility and the many activities that we offer, but also with the staff that we assemble year after year. When you arrive, you are welcomed into the Mountain Sky family by the warm and friendly employees that truly set us apart. With a re-booking rate of over 80%, we’ve watched more than a few families grow together over the years. Arrival days during our family season feel more like a family reunion than an orientation. We’re here not only to provide you with the best in Western hospitality, but to share with you our friendship, our experiences, and our passion for the land.

Rugged Montana Countryside

Just a 40-minute drive to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Mountain Sky sits on nearly 9,000 acres of rugged, unspoiled Montana countryside. Our trail rides and hikes will take guests along the heavily-forested banks of Big Creek, along dramatic ridgelines, and across sweeping expanses of open sage land. Views of majestic Emigrant Peak, and of the Yellowstone River meandering through the aptly-named Paradise Valley, will be sure to take your breath away. Wildlife and wildflowers can be found in abundance, and our knowledgeable wranglers and hiking guides are happy to educate on the flora, fauna, and rich history of the area.

Our Kids Program

One of our most important offerings here at Mountain Sky is our kid’s program. We realize the importance of providing the vacation experience of a lifetime for each and every member of your family, particularly the kids. Our morning and afternoon sessions are great for children ages 2 and older, with special attention to children 6 and under who are too young to ride on our trails. Lead-line horseback rides, crafts, nature walks, scavenger hunts, afternoons spent at the pool, along with daily surprises from our inventive counselors are just the start. During the evenings, our young guests, toddlers to teens, are invited to dine with the counselors and enjoy evening programming that caters to each of their tastes. Field games, camouflage capture-the-flag, a talent show, and special excursions just for the teens are just a few of the activities offered to keep our younger guests entertained. For our infant guests under age 2, private babysitting is available for an additional charge.

Horseback riding is our primary draw, and our program includes rides for those of beginner, intermediate, or advanced skill levels, as well as arena instruction for those looking to learn the basics or hone their skills. In addition, we offer guided hikes, private golf, yoga, fly-fishing instruction, whitewater rafting, horseback and van tours of Yellowstone National Park, clay target shooting, rock climbing, drift boat fishing, golf, and a variety of activities for children of all ages.

Kid playing golf at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Cattle Work
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • River Rafting
  • Team Penning
  • Tennis Courts
  • Yoga


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 7+

Special Events

  • Adventure Week
  • Adults Only Weeks
  • Girlfriend Getaways

For an unforgettable dining experience, just leave it to our chefs! You’ll soon find that our meals are one of the most memorable parts of your stay at the ranch. Breakfast and lunch buffets are sumptuous spreads providing a variety of options for every taste, and dinners are gourmet 3 to 4 course plated affairs. Bison tenderloin, Chilean sea bass, and truffled portabella pasta are just a few examples of our evening entrees, and our chefs are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements.

Granola breakfast at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Food Options

  • Gourmet

Mountain Sky offers 33 guest cabins that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Our carefully refurbished one, two, and three-bedroom cabins pair the comforts and quality of a high-end resort with the charm of the Old West, to create a look and feel we like to call rustic elegance. Several of the cabins date back to 1929 when this authentic ranch first opened its doors to guests, and many feature a fireplace, large picture windows, or porches to fully capture the breathtaking views.

Lodge with fireplace at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Fitness Center
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Saloon
  • Spa Services/Massages
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Check-in: 2:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

7 nights (June - August)

5 nights (May - May)

5 nights (September - October)

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation before February 1st, we will retain 25% of your total package as a cancellation fee. If you cancel any or all of your party or shorten your stay after February 1st, we will retain 50% of your package price as a cancellation fee. No refunds or adjustments will be made to your total package price for any changes within 30 days which results in shortening length of stay, or reduction in occupancy. Protect yourself from any stress by purchasing travel insurance here!


Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Emigrant, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 68 miles