Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Since we 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 our success. While there's no doubt you'll admire the breathtaking views, fine food, amenities, and luxury environment, it's our staff who make the difference. When you arrive at the ranch, you become a member of the Mountain Sky family. We want you to experience not just superior service, but a warm and friendly staff truly dedicated to sharing this beautiful Montana land with you and your family.

Mountain Sky sits on over 10,000 operational acres of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of Yellowstone Country. Our 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 our back door.  The trout-filled, rushing waters of Big Creek flow 4.5 miles through the entire property, linking the main lodge and our guest cabins with our working ranch operation down below. Trails running through the Gallatin National Forest are available to explore under permit by the Forest Service, and one of the world's greatest natural wonders - Yellowstone National Park - is just a picturesque 30 minute drive away.

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Latitude: 45.308841 Longitude: -110.91495 Elevation: 5648 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

While many of our 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 we have 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.

During your stay, please enjoy our heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness room, or indulge in a relaxation massage.

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Season Open


Ranch Activities Available

During your stay you will have the opportunity to horseback ride in the high country, fly fish Montana’s blue ribbon waters, and hike through Aspen groves and sage brush fields. Our Johnny Miller-designed, 9-hole private golf course is sure to impress, and our twice-day yoga classes will keep you loose and ready for each activity. Those who are truly gutsy can test their nerves on our high ropes challenge course.

Our imaginative kids program ensures that children six and under don’t feel like they’re missing out while parents and siblings are out on the trail. The morning and afternoon sessions offer something for everyone, and feature hilarious theme days, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, lead-line horseback rides, games in our heated pool, and any other adventure our creative counselors can bring to life for your children. 

We proudly partner with local guides to offer offsite excursions such as white water rafting on the Yellowstone River, trips into Yellowstone National Park, and clay target shooting in Paradise Valley. Whether you seek high adventure or ultimate relaxation, we promise to provide the perfect activities for every member of the family.

Driving Directions

From Bozeman, MT (Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport): Head northwest on Gallatin Field Road, at the traffic circle take the 2nd exit to stay on Gallatin Field Road, merge onto I-90 East. Continue on I-90 East for 32 miles. Take exit 333 for US-89 South, turn left onto US-89 South toward Yellowstone National Park. Continue on US-89 South for 28 miles, turn left onto Big Creek Road/NF-132. Follow Big Creek Road for 4 ½ miles to arrive at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.

From Gardiner, MT (North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park): Head north on US-89 for 24 miles, turn left onto Big Creek Road/NF-132. Follow Big Creek Road for 4 ½ miles to arrive at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.

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