About The Ranch

BEAR CREEK RANCH, THE VACATION OF A LIFETIME

Bear Creek Guest Ranch was built at its current location in 1933 on the former home site of McCarthyville - a temporary rough and tumble railroad town which is now along the southern border of Glacier National Park. And it is said, and I believe it to be true, that Charlie Russell spent more than a little time in the camp saloon, enjoying a drink, and socializing with the locals until his wife would send word to get home!

The ranch was originally created for hosting fall hunters and summer guests. Back in the day, Highway 2 was still a dirt road running through the mountains, connecting the east and west sides of the Rockies. Over a period of me and, certainly, with the increased visibility and popularity of Glacier National Park, Bear Creek Ranch began to attract a diverse clientele. In  2015 guests from the past four decades revisited the ranch, along with the great-grandson of Charlie Russell, Alan M. Hansen!

Most visitors to Bear Creek Guest Ranch are here to spend three or more days in an authentic ranch atmosphere. Guests generally are interested in seeing Glacier National Park in addition taking part in the many "adventure" activities that we offer. Those activities are primarily horse oriented and include horseback riding lessons, clinics, and "seeing the country on the back of a horse." There is no better place to ride than out in the open country with the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Our Family

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RANCH OWNERS

Bill & Diana Beck

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THE RANCH DOG

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OUR HOME

The Beck Family

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RANCH MANAGER

Bill Beck

"Our home becomes your home during your stay and we wouldn't want it any other way. 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!We will make you feel comfortable and welcome while adventuring in Montana."

Ranch Features

Bill and Diana, along with their son Dusty, the current owners, have more than forty years in the outdoor adventure and guest ranch business, beginning an era at the ranch that includes:

CABIN RENTALS

ARENA RIDING

HIKE IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

BED & BREAKFAST

CATTLE DRIVES

FISH GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

HORSEMANSHIP CLINICS

ROPING

WILDLIFE TOURS

RIDING LESSONS

FLOAT TRIPS

GUIDED DAY TRIPS

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