Bear Creek Guest Ranch
Our world is always changing, but not so much here at Bear Creek Ranch! We do have some limited wi-fi access but no cell phone service. How do you like that? You may see elk or deer, or even an occasional bear, on the property from your cabin window. And you will see a bunch of horses! Horses are a huge part of our identity, our being, our lives. We really hope you can join us in that enjoyment, whether it be on a day-long ride, cattle drive, or simply caring for them in our barn or corral.
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 will feel welcome and right at home. We offer full day horseback rides and do so in small groups and have four week-long horseback riding adventures, Riding the Four Winds and Off the Beaten Path in addition to cattle drives in the Fall and Spring, something for horseback riders of all levels! Those week-long trips are described if you click on them below. Love to have you join us.
Each horseback riding vacation event specializes in something different but they all have adventure and fun in common. These horseback vacations are like nothing else you have ever experienced and you will have amazing memories and stories to take home with you. Along with learned knowledge and a new found appreciation for the western way of life!
Come and immerse yourself in the Montana way of life and share in a bit of real American history. This part of the country truly sets Northwestern Montana apart from any place you have ever or will ever visit. From our week-long horseback vacations to cattle drives to horseback day trips, see why the people who have visited Bear Creek Ranch return again and again!
“We do everything that we can to maintain the authentic Western way of life, even in the ever-changing, fast-paced world of the present. When life slows down, you slow down – cell phones are forgotten. The sky is bigger, the plains more vast, the mountains are higher and the air is more clear. And you’ll appreciate it all!”
“There are no words to describe the happiness given to me this week. It was like serendipity, everything came together. You took my final dream, an older woman, and you made it possible. It was the best week. You found the best horse for me, Freckles. After fifty years of riding thoroughbreds I never would have imagined doing as well as I did with him. I have been so happy this past week. So happy. My expectation was that we’d have cowboys. But they are more than what you think they may be. They are renaissance cowboys. They know the land, the cattle, the horses, and the people. There was something about the spirit the entire week. It’s the gentleness of the spirit you guys radiated to us. There was a spiritual quality to the whole trip. And this trip was full of laughter. I haven’t laughed like that in a long time.”
Regina Perkins | Nov. 2018
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the very best Montana experience. You are the two nicest people with one dog, a comfy bed, amazing food every single meal, have fantastic horses, are authentic, and live in REAL Montana. Five stars!”
Kim Hempleman | Summer 2018
” This was such an amazing experience! We knew we’d be riding horses every day and moving cattle, and I expected Montana to be beautiful and different. But there was so much more to experience and appreciate. Nancy has many conversations before the trip with Bill that helped us to prepare. Every detail was covered. Meeting you two, who have been so gracious, welcoming, and encouraging every day has been a blessing. The “group” of riders who stayed this week was amazing- it just “jelled,” no matter the “horse expertise.” The accommodations (cabins, comfy beds, etc.) and the FOOD!! Outstanding. Kristy is a “gem” who added to the hospitality, support, and encouragement with the horses and on every ride, and really paid attention to each person. We feel like we’d made some lifelong friends. “
Nancy & Susan | Summer, 2018
“Thank you all so much for the wonderful week. The rides were the best, the beautiful scenery, the history, the horses. So blessed to have this week with you all. An incredible kind, patient, and fun family. Truly an experience I will never forget. A magical and joyful place. Best week of my life!. Or wait! Second Best! I’ll be back!”
– Valerie Mcmanus
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