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O.T.O. Dude Ranch

Gardiner, Montana

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  • Hidden

Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman, 80 miles

Nearest International Airport

Billings International Airport, 140 miles


5,810 feet


June - August

Guest Capacity


Just over 10 miles from the north gates of Yellowstone National Park lies the O.T.O. Ranch, Montana’s first dude ranch. During the 2023 season, you can be among the first guests to return to the ranch in over 80 years, with stays benefiting the preservation and restoration of the ranch.

Join us for three or six nights to experience the O.T.O. and Yellowstone Country much like the original dudes did—staying in the historic guest cabins and exploring the Montana wilderness on horseback. Plus, your all-inclusive stay will include all dining and libations, ranch activities, off-ranch excursions, and special events and entertainment.

This experience has been the first to bring dude ranch guests back to the historically significant property in an effort to raise funds to benefit the future of the O.T.O. Dude Ranch.

O.T.O. Ranch is 10 Miles from the North Gates of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana.

O.T.O Ranch stays are produced in cooperation with Custer Gallatin National Forest. 100% of the proceeds of this season will be donated toward the efforts to preserve and restore the historic O.T.O. Ranch, which operated as a dude ranch from the 1910s to 1930s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Classic dude ranch adventures that harken to the ranch’s heyday await, including horseback riding in the surrounding Montana wilderness. Additional on-ranch activities include sport shooting, archery and hiking; plus special events and evening entertainment. Off-ranch activities including white water rafting, visits to local hot springs; and for guests staying six nights a tour of Yellowstone National Park by Yellowstone Forever.


  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • Fishing
  • River Rafting


  • Beginner Rides

Meals during the dude ranch experience at the O.T.O. will range from Cowboy Cookouts on the front lawn, cocktails, and dinners enjoyed in the expansive, historic lodge; or sack lunches out on the trail. You’ll enjoy a taste of Montana with locally inspired dishes and traditional ranch recipes.

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Lodging will be in the historic O.T.O. log cabins with cozy bedding, Navajo rugs and beautiful appointments. The cabins were built in 1912, so they do not have electricity or bathrooms. Each cabin has its own modern glamping-style bathhouse, which provides solar-powered electricity and charging capabilities to the cabin.

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Glamping
  • Internet/WiFi



Check-in: 2:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Length of Stay:

3 nights (June - August)

6 nights (June - August)

50% deposit required to confirm, non-refundable after June 1, 2023.

Please note: The length of stays the ranch offers: 3-night stays are Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday, and 6-night stays are Sunday to Saturday.


O.T.O. Dude Ranch

Gardiner, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman, 80 miles