Mountain Sky Guest Ranch- Montana



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480 Big Creek Road, Emigrant, MT 59027
Tel. 800.548.3392 or 406.333.4911
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Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has spent over 85 years perfecting rustic elegance on nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful rugged countryside in Montana’s Paradise Valley. This guest ranch resort invites you to rejuvenate in one of the carefully restored one, two, or three-bedroom cabins. Nestled among groves of Aspen and pine, the ranch's cabins feature stone fireplaces, large picture windows, and private decks that open to breathtaking mountain views. Country charm is carefully balanced with modern luxuries, including fine gourmet dining, private golf course, daily yoga classes, massage services and a heated outdoor pool and hot-tub.

Exposed to the wonders of nature, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch offers a vast array of activities that engage children of all ages. With unique recreation opportunities that include lead-rope horseback rides, field games, nature hikes, a state-of-the-art high ropes course and skeet-shooting, your children will be delighted by the inventive and engaging activities created by this Montana ranch's energetic staff.

For an unforgettable dining experience, just leave it to Mountain Sky's chefs. Breakfast and lunch buffets are sumptuous spreads providing a variety of options for every taste, while dinners are gourmet three to five course plated events. Certified angus beef tenderloin, Alaskan halibut, and wild mushroom ravioli are just a few examples of evening entrees, and the ranch is happy to accommodate any special dietary needs. You'll soon find that Mountain Sky's meals are one of the most memorable parts of your stay at the ranch.

Whether its horseback riding through mountain meadows, fly-fishing on blue-ribbon waters, or hiking through Yellowstone Country, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch invites you to experience the vacation of a lifetime. Expect a warm and distinctive travel experience, which the whole family will beg to repeat. When you are ready to get away, give a call.

"Possibly the best vacation taken anywhere, at any time, in the history of the world." - Rachel Johnson, Conde Nast Traveler

Upcoming Special Ranch Vacation Packages

Spring Roundup 
If you are looking to visit the ranch with your children for less than a week, here’s your chance! Only a five-night package, this getaway is packed with our full programming that keeps our guests coming back year after year. Along with daily horseback rides, guided hikes, yoga, fly-fishing instruction, and use of our private golf course, expect a live-music dance night, our remote site Dinner Ride BBQ, and fully loaded kids program.

Package price includes: Accommodations, meals, all onsite ranch activities including horseback riding, guided hiking, yoga, fly-fishing instruction, golfing on our private course, and kids program, and all gratuities.

Additional costs: 1.75% accommodation tax, airport transportation, massage services, bar and gift shop purchases, and off-ranch excursions including, but not limited to, Yellowstone National Park tours, white water rafting, and clay shooting.  

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While many guest cabins date back to the ranch’s beginnings in the 1920’s, all have been carefully restored and refurbished to provide luxurious comfort amidst rustic surroundings. Each cabin is unique, and there is a combination of one, two and three bedroom units available. Choose from cabins with stone fireplaces, picture windows with breathtaking views, or the sounds of a meandering stream outside the window.


For an unforgettable dining experience, just leave it the ranch's gourmet chefs. You will soon discover that Mountain Sky meals are one of the most memorable parts of your stay at the ranch.

Buffet-style breakfasts offer a wide variety of choices – from freshly baked pastries and muffins, to fresh fruits, yogurt and homemade granola. You can also enjoy more traditional favorites, like specialty pancakes, mountains of bacon, and rotating specialty items like eggs Benedict.

Lunches on the ranch are casual, delicious meals served buffet-style. They rotate daily through tempting regional dishes like Mexican enchiladas, Chinese stir-fry and Italian pizzas, and always include a variety of green and pasta salads, homemade soups and fresh fruit. Have a sweet tooth? Mountain Sky's homemade cookies are baked fresh every day!

After a day filled with ranch activities, dinner is always a highly anticipated event. The ranch kick things off with hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the saloon, where friends share stories of the day's adventure next to a crackling fire. What follows is an unforgettable three- to five-course dinner featuring carefully crafted and regionally-inspired dishes prepared by Chef Jonathan Romans and his talented team. Complement your dinner with a bottle of wine from Mountain Sky Guest Ranch's fine selection, and do try to leave room for that slice of chocolate decadence or Basque cake. 

This Montana guest ranch is happy to accommodate any dietary needs, requests, or allergies.


Horseback riding is the most popular activity at the ranch, and for good reason – not only is it the quintessential Western form of recreation, but with nearly 10,000 acres of rugged and varied terrain to explore, there’s always something new to see; with a crew of good-natured and fun-loving wranglers, there’s always something exciting in store; and with 130 head of healthy and happy horses, Mountain Sky is confident that your new four-legged best friend is just waiting for the chance to meet you. Riders of every ability level will find what they’re looking for on the trails at Mountain Sky and no experience is required!

Children’s Program, Teen Program, Sporting Clays, Gift Shop, Yellowstone Tours, Rock Climbing, Yoga, Whitewater Rafting, Tennis, Spa, Riding Lessons and Clinics, Hiking, Golf, Fitness Center, Fly Fishing.

Area Attractions

Mountain Sky sits on thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of Yellowstone Country. This Montana ranch's property begins near the mighty Yellowstone River on the floor of the aptly-named Paradise Valley, and continues upward through grass-covered foothills, meadows filled with sagebrush, thick pine forests and stands of aspen until you reach the vast Gallatin National Forest at the ranch's back door. The trout-filled, rushing waters of Big Creek flow 4.5 miles through the entire property, linking the main lodge and guest cabins with Mountain Sky's working ranch operation down below. With all of this beauty at your fingertips, it can be easy to overlook the fact that one of the world's greatest natural wonders - Yellowstone National Park - is just a picturesque 30 minute drive away.

At a Glance

Since this Montana ranch opened as a dude ranch in 1929, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has topped the list of the nation's upscale guest ranch resorts, and there is no big secret to its success. While there's no doubt you'll admire the breathtaking views, fine food, amenities and luxury environment, it's Mountain Sky's staff who make the difference. 


Emigrant, Montana – the heart of the Paradise Valley.


(BZN) Bozeman, Montana

Riding Style/ Ability

Western riding for first timers to experienced riders.


Spring, Summer & Fall


85 guests
Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome.

Rates/ Payment Methods

Rates vary based on family size and cabin choice, as well as time of year. Please visit Mountain Sky Ranch's website for details. This guest ranch gladly accepts, cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.

This ranch works with Travel Agents.