Bear Creek Guest Ranch


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Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Fly Fishing Adventures!

Explore Montana On Horseback


Rocky Mountain Cattle Drives


Your ranch adventure awaits in Northwestern Montana

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Bed & Breakfast


The ranch is situated between the east and west entrances to Glacier National Park. Bear Creek Ranch is in an ideal location to explore both sides of the park. Our B&B is ideal for those who are interested in trekking out on their own and exploring the local attractions, most notably Glacier National Park. We offer our B&B guests the opportunity to spend at least a day on horseback. We can arrange your riding plans at any time.

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Cattle Drives


 If you're interested in moving cattle in and out of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, on working cattle ranches, or exploring the vastness of the front range each day, from the South Fork of the Two Medicine River all the way to the Canadian border, you've come to the right place. No matter your riding experience or abilities, we are confident we can find the right trip for you. 

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Horseback Vacations


Our week-long Horseback Riding Vacations are like none other. Come and spend a week with us and ride some of the most beautiful country ever created.   We'll take care of the details - you can just show up and enjoy yourself. When you arrive at the ranch for your Montana horseback riding adventure, you'll feel like part of the family.

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Big Fish in Big Country

There may not be a more dynamic fishery in the lower 48 than the lakes and streams just thirty minutes from our back door in Northern Montana. I read recently about a fellow who had fished Alaska’s Yukon River and caught rainbows in the six to eight pound range. We fished those “thirty minute” waters this past summer and caught ‘bows in the 8- 10 pound range.

We also provide bear spray for hikers so no need to buy any!

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Spring has arrived and we are ready to get horseback!

Our Spring Celebration trip has a few spots left!!

*Only a couple spots left for our Spring Celebration trip*

---> Book between April 1st- 30th and receive a Spring discount!! <---

Spring Celebration

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Sunday, May 19 –

Saturday May 25, 2024


$3995 per person

$7495 per couple

*Excluding Taxes and $20 Indian Reservation Permit

*Only a couple spots left*

Book between April 1st-30th and receive a Spring discount!!

The Week of a Lifetime:
'Cowboying and the Western Way of Life'
For six days in May, you'll be taking part in every piece of western ranch life! Get a taste of everything it means to be a cowboy.
It's the first one of the year so we have to get right back into the swing of things and this involves a whole list of things....and we can't wait!!

To start with, you'll be riding amazing horses, working cow-calf pairs, riding mountain trails, roping, castrating, riding the prairie on the Blackfeet Reservation as well as gathering bunches of cattle and moving them to summer pastures. And you'll be doing so under the heart of the Backbone of the World, the Rocky Mountain front.
Over the course of many years we've put together adventure vacation weeks in a variety of locations and with different themes. Well, over the past year we've developed and put the finishing touches on a week long trip that tops 'em all.  And in fact, we did a rehearsal trip this past year and ironed out the wrinkles!
Beginning on Sunday, May 19th, Bear Creek Ranch is offering to ten special guests, the 4th annual Spring Celebration, "Cowboying and the Western Way of Life".
Spring is that time of year in the West when so many of the grandest traditions of rural life take place and are celebrated with neighborly joy and cooperation. The country is just beginning to recover after a long, cold winter and the grass is greening up in the coulees and valleys. Horses are shedding out and slicking up, the cattle are content with calves on their sides, but there's work to be done!
As always, attention is paid to horsemanship. We're always wanting and willing to give close attention to how we treat and ride the horses that we're so dependent upon, and who are, as well, dependent upon us. The close relationship we have with our horses is shared by everyone. We don't get very far without 'em. You'll be matched with and riding one of our well trained ranch horses. They all have their own style, some with a bit more juice than others, some a bit more laid back, but good to go for you! We'll all be sharing our styles and thoughts about horsemanship. Everyone does it differently but we all have more than a few areas in common. Take care of them and they'll take care of you!
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A Cowboy's Ethics

As you read ahead, let me give you an overview of what we do at Bear Creek Ranch. Basically, we have two types of guests at the ranch; those folks who are taking advantage of our Bed and Breakfast program and those that are taking part in our all inclusive Adventure Ranch Vacations. The Bed and Breakfast folks are normally interested in hiking and touring Glacier National Park with perhaps a horseback ride or two. The all inclusive Ranch Vacation Weeks are primarily all horseback, moving cattle on private family ranches or trail riding in seldom explored areas.

Here at Bear Creek Ranch, we are true believers in the Western Way of Life, extending a genuine welcoming hand and maintaining that friendship throughout your stay and beyond. We want to exceed your expectations of the vacation that you planned and worked hard to afford. And when it's all said and done, following goodbye hugs and handshakes, we hope your memories from your time spent at our ranch will be nothing but the best.

We've been in the business for almost forty years and still love it. The horses we ride, the country that we ride in, and the folks who ride with us make it just right. Ask 'em. We wouldn't want it any different.

So here's hoping you're able to get away sometime soon and with any luck we'll be crossing paths right here at Bear Creek Ranch.  Diana, Dusty, Indi, and I look forward to shaking your hand, doing some quality visiting, and swinging a leg over one of our horses headed out on a great ride.

We'll see you soon.

Bill, Diana, Dusty, and Indi


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