Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding Paradise and Lodging near East Glacier, Montana

Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding Paradise and Lodging near East Glacier, Montana

Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding Paradise and Lodging near East Glacier, Montana

Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding Paradise and Lodging near East Glacier, Montana

Bear Creek Guest Ranch

Adventure Vacations: Horseback Riding, Cattle Drives & Bed and Breakfast.

Bear Creek Guest Ranch is a highly recognized and sought-after guest ranch that specializes in Cattle Drives, Horseback Adventure Vacations and Bed and Breakfast lodging.  Our unique location provides guests easy access to the best Montana has to offer; we are minutes away from Glacier National Park, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the Badger Two Medicine country of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. For those who aren’t familiar with the area, this means you are invited to explore over 3 million acres of pristine wilderness and experience first- hand the genuine western way of life.  You’ll be witness to a culture of cowboys and cowgirls and you’ll have the distinct pleasure of meeting many of the wonderful folks of the Blackfeet Nation.

  • Horseback AdventuresCattle Drives -  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.  If you're interested in moving cattle in and out of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, on working cattle ranches, or exploring uniquely different tracks of land 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. 
  • Bed and Breakfast - This option is ideal for those who are interested in trekking out on their own and exploring the local attractions, most notably Glacier National Park.  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.  In addition, we offer all our B&B guests the opportunity to spend at least a day on horseback.  We can arrange your riding plans at any time and welcome you to do so.

We have a motto here at the ranch, “the world may be changing a lot, but we aren’t.” So, if you are looking for a genuine authentic western vacation with real people and to experience the western way of life, Bear Creek Ranch is the place for you. If interested please don’t hesitate to send us an email or even pick up the phone and give us a call (406-226-4489).  We’d love to hear from you.

2020 Featured Horseback Vacations

Spring Celebration: Cowboying and the Western Way of Life. 

May 17 - 23, 2020


SPECIAL EVENT!  Second Annual "Women in the Modern West: Stength and Identity."  Limited to 12.  July 18- 25.  Call us for details!

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Bed & Breakfast Cabin Rentals

From the moment you arrive, we’ll greet you and make you feel like you are a part of our family! You'll stay in one of our cabin rentals or in the lodge itself. In addition to that, you have access to the property, including most of the lodge, the pastures, Bear Creek, the riding arena, tack room and the corrals. Our ranch is "guest friendly" as are we!


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Montana Cattle Drives

Spring I Cattle Drive - May 31 - June 6, 2020 
Spring II Cattle Drive - June 14 - June 20, 2020
Fall Cattle Drive - October 4 - October 10, 2020 

Join the Bear Creek Ranch crew for a Montana cattle drive on some of the largest ranches in Glacier County, Montana, and be the cowboy or cowgirl you have always wanted to be! 

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Cowboy Ethics


  As you read and scroll 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 Special Adventure Vacations.  The Bed and Breakfast folks are normally interested in hiking and touring Glacier National Park with perhaps a horseback ride or two during "off" days.  The Special Adventure Vacation Weeks are primarily all horseback in a variety of different locations and with different purposes; ie, trail riding remote country or moving cattle on private ranches.  Those activities are described on our site in detail as you read and scroll ahead.  

Within the context of your stay here at our ranch what you can look forward to are the core qualities of a well run organization.  We are true believers in the Western Way of Life, extending a genuine welcoming hand and maintaining that friendship throughout your stay.  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 with you 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, and myself look forward to shaking your hands, 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

November, 2018  


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15750 US-2 
EssexMT 59916 United States
P: (406) 226-4489

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