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Horse Prairie Ranch

Dillon Montana

Listing Type: Working Ranch
City: Dillon Montana
Region: Southwest Montana
888-RANCHLIFE (726-2454)

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The Horse Prairie Ranch (HPR) - one of southwest Montana's oldest working cattle ranches hosts a limited number of guests during the summer months. A stay at the HPR has been described as a ""first-rate adventure in the last best place"". The HPR offers 4 and 6 night stays from June through September. In addition to authentic working ranch chores on a large cattle ranch, which includes cattle drives, trail rides, and pack trips, guests at the HPR can also learn about the rich local history on and around the ranch. Included in that history is Meriwether Lewis' encounter with the young Shoshone Indian on horseback, a trip to Lemhi Pass, and the Nez Perce's flight from the Battle of the Big Hole, just over the Big Hole Divide from the historic Horse Prairie Valley.

The HPR also offers on-ranch fishing for Westslope Cutthroat Trout and off-ranch, guided fishing at such Blue Ribbon Rivers as the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers. The HPR also offers guided elk hunts in the fall from the only overnight, pack-in permit in the area.

Guests stay in private luxurious log cabins, which sleep from 1 to 8 persons. The HPR's reputation is providing a genuine ranch life experience in one of America's last bastions of authentic cattle ranching in very nice, private accommodations.

Directions: Visitors to the Horse Prairie Ranch fly into Butte, Montana. Butte is approximately 1 1/2 hours from the ranch. The ranch is accessed via I-15 at the Clark Canyon Dam (Exit 44). After exiting I-15, cross the dam on Montana State Highway 324 and head northwest toward Grant. As you approach Grant, look for the one-room school house on your right, otherwise you might miss Grant! Continue past Grant for approximately 2.2 miles, until you come to a county road, the first right turn. Take this gravel road for approximately 2.3 miles until you get to a road that turns left at the mailboxes. Turn left on this road and travel through our entrance sign, headquarters area, to the end of the road

.You will travel through the headquarters of the ranch (large classic red barn) and onto the cabins at Lake Side, which is about 2 miles beyond the ranch headquarters area.

Horse Prairie Ranch
3300 Bachelor Mountain Road, Dillon, MT 59725

  • Barbecue
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cowboy Poetry
  • Dancing
  • Day Tour
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Stream Fishing
  • Walking
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cattle Drive
  • Game Hunting
  • Breakfast
  • Meeting Room
  • Corporate Rate
  • Dinner
  • Fax Service
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Lunch
  • Non-smoking
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Shuttle Service
  • Gift Shop
  • In-room movies
  • In-room coffee
  • VCR/Movie rental
  • Guide

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