Bear Creek Guest Ranch


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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.

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

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Cattle Drives

Spring Cattle Drive I:

June 2–June 8, 2024 (FULL)


$4295 per person

$7895 per couple

*Excluding Taxes and $20 Indian Reservation Permit.

Spring Cattle Drive II:

"Cowboying the front range" (FULL)

June 16–June 22, 2024


$3995 per person

$7495 per couple

*Excluding Taxes and $20 Indian Reservation Permit.

The Fall Cattle Drive:

September 22, 2023 - September 28, 2024


$4295 per person

$7895 per couple

*Excluding Taxes and $20 Indian Reservation Permit.

Indian Summer: The Last Gather

October 20–October 26, 2024

Featured combination year end trip!


$3995 per person

$7495 per couple

*Excluding Taxes and $20 Indian Reservation Permit.

Give us a call for any additional pricing information.


Want the real cowboy experience?

Well, this is a cowboy for a week!

We've been in the cattle drive business for more than twenty-five years and worked with the biggest and the best outfits on the Blackfeet Reservation for that entire time. You'll be treated to a week of an authentic western tradition, moving the cattle onto the powerful and growing green grass on horseback under the shadow of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. This part of the West, most specifically on the land of the Blackfeet Nation, is still primitive and raw, far off the beaten path of the modern world we love to leave behind. You're going to see some of the most spectacular country on the planet and you'll be doing so on horseback.

One of the more underrated elements of a great horseback adventure are the folks you'll be meeting and working with on the job. You're going to be making some lifelong friends with other guests on the cattle drive but also with the gang running the show. You'll be riding and visiting with some of the best horse hands and cowboys anywhere. The Blackfeet Indians are wonderful folks, rich in culture and tradition, wrapped up in the history of this nation, full of joy, humor, and hospitality. Life doesn't get any better than a week right here.

Each day with us during the week you're here at Bear Creek Ranch will be one to remember. This includes pushing cows and calves to summer pasture, sorting heifers and steers, and sometimes if you're brave enough you can jump in and try your hand at castrating. You'll get the chance to get your hands dirty but first be sure that you will be horseback everyday!

Every day begins with a huge breakfast at Bear Creek Ranch. Lunch is normally on the trail and we head back to the ranch for a delicious dinner. We are certainly known for not letting any of our guests go hungry so be sure to arrive with an appetite!

Arrive Sunday and depart the following Saturday after breakfast.

*Transportation to and from the airport is provided

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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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