Covered Wagon Ranch | Gallatin Gateway, Montana

  • Minimum: $320
  • Maximum: $365
  • Elevation: 6700 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 20
  • Open: June 5 - Sept 17
  • Check In/Out: 3 pm, flexible, and 7 days a week - 11 am, flexible and 7 days a week
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About Covered Wagon Ranch

Four generations ago each guest arrived here at Covered Wagon Ranch by way of stagecoach and Model T. Today descendents of some of those families still come to our Montana dude ranch to experience the mythic beauty of the Old West, in a region that is very nearly the same as it was in 1925 when the guest ranch first opened.

Ours is one of the oldest continuously operating guest ranches in this canyon. Here you'll stay in a historic log cabins with their original 1920's charm, complete with wood-burning stoves, rustic wood furniture and private baths. You'll enjoy great meals and pampered attention from ranch hosts who are happy to cater to your every need. So treasured is this Montana guest ranch that it's become a tradition among families, individuals and couples over the years ~ in fact, most of our guests are return visitors or their friends and family members. We offer a unique horseback riding vacation.

Ranch Dining: Whether it is first thing in the morning or after dinner the coffee and cookies are always fresh. During your stay you will never go hungry as our chefs prepare great western home cooked meals. We have an ample hot and cold breakfast buffet every morning, a plentiful lunch buffet, and dinner served family ranch style. Every week we head to the cook out and cook up steaks over an open fire. If you have any special dietary needs just let us know and we will take care of you.
Ranch Activities: Our guest ranch specialty is horseback riding trips into the surrounding backcountry-the Gallatin and Madison Mtn Ranges and Yellowstone National Park. We tailor each ride to your preferences and experience, but the perennial favorite is the all-day ride with unforgettable views of the Rocky Mountains and a trailside lunch. You can choose fly fishing outings on world-renowned waters, rafting, mountain biking, hiking and wildlife viewing. What ever your choice, you will have the time of your life!
Ranch Lodging: While staying true to the ranch's 1920's vintage heritage, we're also committed to making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be. Over the years, our ranch has retained every bit of its original charm, but has gradually gained the sweet refinement and gentility that come only to a place devoted for over four generations to its guests' comfort and pleasure. To be sure,you'll commune with your Old West longings as you relax beside the fire in your historic log cabin.

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Horse Safety Program
  • - Airport Shuttle
  • - Cabins
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Massages available
  • - Natural water swimming
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room


  • - 8-20


  • - Biking
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Babysitting Available
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - National Park Trips
  • - Camping - Pack Trips
  • - River Rafting
  • - Zip Line


  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated


  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Group lessons
  • - Family rides
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 6+

Dates Open:

  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 4 nights
  • - 5 nights
  • - 6 nights
  • - 7 nights

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks
  • - Adult Oriented
  • - Artist
  • - Hunting
  • - Pack Trips
  • - Photography
  • - Singles Weeks

Cancellation Policy:

If a reservation is canceled at least sixty days prior to the arrival date, your deposit will be refunded less a $200.00 cancellation fee. If a reservation is cancelled within the thirty-sixty day period, the Covered Wagon Ranch will retain the deposit in its entirety with the option to credit it towards a stay at the ranch within the next year, otherwise the deposit is forfeited. If a reservation is cancelled within a thirty day period payment in full is required. We accept Visa, MasterCard, & Discover, Check, or Cash. Parties of 15 or more-Balance is due 60 Days prior to your stay.
Located in: Gallatin Gateway, Montana
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