McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch | Libby, Montana

  • Minimum: $312
  • Maximum: $340
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 866-764-5569 +1 406-293-5000
  • Location: Libby, Montana
  • Closest Airport: Kalispell
  • Elevation: 3400 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 15
  • Open: January 1 - December 31
  • Check In/Out: 3:00 pm - 10:00 am
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About McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch

Come RIDE with us!

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch located in the northwest corner of Montana.

Our main emphasis is our horse and cattle program. You'll experience horses that are comfortable working cattle, or just leisurely heading out and exploring country.

Beginner riders to experienced riders leave here with more knowledge about horses, horsemanship, and cattle, than they've experienced anywhere else.

With approximately 15 guests per week, we can better know you, work with you individually, and tailor each day to you. It's exciting for us to see how much you progress in the week.

McGinnis Meadows Ranch is made up of people who love this way of life. You will find "more" here, from the care put into our lodging and meals, to the care of our horses, fine custom tack, and excellent facilities. "More" in the sincerity of our staff as well as the owners, Shayne & Jo-Anne Jackson, and "more" in what you find in yourself, and what you can do.

You will experience a well-rounded horseback riding program centered on what these horses can do with cattle, and will leave here a better rider wanting "more."

Some tell us this is heaven, "No, it's just paradise."

Ranch Dining: The cheeriest cooks in the West'll greet you every morning and evening. Every meal is prepared with pride, and the refrigerator is always open to you. If you're hungry here it's your own fault! You'll enjoy fresh breads, salads, fruits, and vegetables. We pack our lunches for a new lunch spot every day. Special diet? Just let the cooks know and they'll accommodate you. We offer wine at dinner and other beverages, but if you have a favorite wine, soft drink or beer, we recommend picking some up on the way out to the ranch.
Ranch Activities: Riding horses and working cattle is what McGinnis Meadows is all about. You'll experience full days in the saddle, or we can tailor the day to fit you. We'll teach you how we've taught our horses and from there you can head out and DRIVE CATTLE on 75,000 acres of summer range, continue furthering your horsemanship skills, ride and explore new country, and work steers sorting, cutting, and ranch penning. Just relaxing is always an option too. 1st class Fly Fishing outfitter nearby.
Ranch Lodging: Quality and comfort is very important to us. Decorated in a Western motif you'll see care for detail in every room. Cabins and rooms in our lodge have a queen-sized bed with denim down comforters and Pendleton wool blankets, fluffy robes, slippers, water bottles for your rides, and plush towels for bath and hot tub use. Lodge rooms have separate private baths. Cabins have propane fireplaces, sitting area, full bathroom, and private deck. Cabins sleep up to 4 or 6, rooms up to 2 people.


  • - 8-20


  • - Biking
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Cattle work
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Hiking
  • - Golf on or nearby


  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated


  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Group lessons
  • - Family rides
  • - Team penning
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Dinner rides

Dates Open:

  • - January
  • - February
  • - March
  • - April
  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September
  • - October
  • - November
  • - December

Length of Stay:

  • - 6 nights

Lodging and Amenities:

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

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Horse Clinics
  • - Cattle Drive
  • - Weddings

Cancellation Policy:

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. All deposits and payments after January 1 of arrival year are refundable, less a $100.00 service fee, if we can refill your space.

Contact the ranch
  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 866-764-5569 +1 406-293-5000
  • Location: Libby, Montana
  • Closest Airport: Kalispell
Located in: Libby, Montana
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