Bucket List Dude Ranch Vacation at Lone Mountain Ranch

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  • March 24, 2023
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If vacationing at a dude ranch is on your bucket list, then Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, is where you want to be. An authentically western experience with a historic feel along with the recently renovated B-Bar-K Cabin is how to experience the ranch lifestyle firsthand.

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Ever since its homestead in 1915, Lone Mountain Ranch has been a symbol of the American West. Located in the scenic town of Big Sky, Montana, the ranch offers warm and welcoming hospitality to all guests who want to experience ranch life. With history in mind, B-K has served many functions over the last century including use as a schoolhouse, central ranch dining room, and a wellness center. All major papers making Big Sky a town and Big Sky a ski resort were signed there.

In the 1950’s, the ranch was home to a logging company where the cabin was converted to a schoolhouse for the logger’s children. Now, this historic and luxury cabin serves as the perfect destination for any occasion and groups whether it be for couples, families, or group getaways. Tucked away in Montana’s beautiful wilderness, B-Bar-K offers privacy, comfort, and top-shelf amenities with recent luxurious upgrades, all while maintaining the unique history and story behind it.

Built in 1936, B-K (pronounced B-Bar-K) is now available for guest stays with room for nine people to sleep. Totaling three bedrooms and three bathrooms, guests will enter the cabin into the expansive open living space with an oversized fireplace and a large dining table. Beyond that are two private suites each with king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms, a children’s bunk room with two twin beds and a private bath, and a pull-out couch in the living room. Centrally located on the property, the cabin is just a short walk from the Horn & Cantle Restaurant and Saloon and activity center. 

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Lone Mountain Ranch is where guests are taken on authentic adventures that satisfy thrill seekers, nature lovers and anyone looking to experience their very own Yellowstone adventure.

There are 5 all-inclusive packages that have something for everyone from the action-packed Rodeo Week, a journey back in time through the Yellowstone National Park Pack Trip, TASTE– a weekend to feast on food, spirits and enjoy live music, Adult Week for adults’ chance to have their Western fun, and a week for the ladies take over the ranch during Cowgirl Up Week. These annual theme weeks make the ranch an unforgettable place and are what keep guests coming back year after year to enjoy the festive environment against the backdrop of Big Sky.


RODEO WEEK: 7/17/23 – 7/23/23

boy on horse(Photos courtesy of Lone Mountain Ranch)

Locals call the arrival of the action-packed Touring Pro Division PBR week “Big Sky’s Biggest Week” for good reason. Lone Mountain Ranch’s newest Rodeo Package is offered July 17th – July 23rd, 2023. Lone Mountain Ranch guests who join the Rodeo Package enjoy a six-night ranch experience. Activities like horseback rides, naturalist hikes, guided Yellowstone tours, exclusive events and special dinners around the ranch each night are part of the fun. Authentic ranch lodging, live Western music in the rustic Saloon and VIP access to PBR makes this exclusive rodeo experience truly one of a kind.





For the outdoorsy nature lover, this Yellowstone Pack Trip from August 30th – September 5th, 2023, is the perfect trip for you! Channel the first explorers to discover Yellowstone National Park, the largest national park in the country, with a trip that will connect you to the land and take you on a journey back in time. Guest experience will include gourmet meals, luxury tents, trail rides, hiking and fishing, all in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. For more details visit here.



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TASTE – A FEAST OF MUSIC + FOOD + SPIRITS: 9/17/23 – 9/21/23

Experience the one-of-a-kind opportunity to TASTE – A FEAST OF MUSIC + FOOD + SPIRITS at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana on September 17th – September 21st, 2023. Take the weekend to feast on food, spirits and enjoy live music where the ranch will play host to wineries and many local breweries. This trip is perfect for any adventurer who loves quality cuisine, delicious cocktails, and western fun. While you are enjoying all of the culinary events, don’t forget to take time to horseback ride, learn to fly fish or have one of the naturalist guides take you on a tour of Yellowstone National Park. For more details visit here.  



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ADULT WEEK: 9/21/23 – 9/25/23 

Adults looking to get away, this is the event for you!  Annual Adult Week at the Ranch is from September 21st – September 25th , 2023. Geared towards adults, couples or groups wanting to let loose, Lone Mountain Ranch offers breathtaking culinary experiences such as sunset trail rides with wine tasting and outdoor dining experiences. There will also be time to have a laugh with comedy night in the B-K cabin and endless live western music in the Cantle Saloon. For more details visit here.




COWGIRL UP: 9/25/23 – 9/29/23

A call for all the girls out there! Join as the ladies take over the ranch this fall for the Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway from September 25th– September 29th, 2023 in Big Sky, Montana. It is the perfect time to join the women in your life for a relaxing occasion filled with yoga sessions, farm-to-table cuisine, evenings around a glowing campfire, scenic horseback trail riding, guided tours into Yellowstone National Park and live western music. For more details visit here.

Lone Mountain Ranch details:

  • Lone Mountain Ranch is just a 50 minute drive from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). On demand concierge service to and from Bozeman airport in the fleet of black-car SUVs is included in the all inclusive packages.
  • There are 27 historic log cabins on the property, ranging from 1 to 6 bedrooms. 5 pairs of adjoining cabins, perfect for families with older kids or group getaways are also available.
  • Big Sky’s premier farm-to-table fine dining experience is located right on the Ranch at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant. All dietary needs with special menus are accommodated.

As you make your travel plans for the year, consider the natural beauty found at Lone Mountain Ranch. You will experience historical lodging, authentic accommodations, genuine Montana cuisine, exceptional service, and an array of outdoor activities for all to enjoy in the American West. 

For more information, please contact Lone Mountain Ranch


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