Live Out Your Yellowstone Dreams at a Real-Life Ranch Experience

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  • Montana

  • Wyoming

  • Nature Escapes

  • Active Travel

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  • National Park

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Curator’s statement

Yellowstone National Park has captured the hearts and imaginations of many, thanks in part to the hit TV show, Yellowstone. The sprawling landscapes and rugged ranch life depicted in the series have left viewers yearning for an authentic Yellowstone experience. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the world of the Dutton family or explore the breathtaking Montana and Wyoming regions, here is a list of incredible ranches that will make your dreams come true.

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Where to stay in West Yellowstone

The Resort at Paws Up

A storied resort on 37,000 wild acres where your connection to Mother Nature is the real luxury.

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Triple Creek Ranch, A Montana Hideaway

All-inclusive ranch resort surrounded by Bitterroot National Forest with wooden and breezy multi-bedroom log cabins.

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Brush Creek Ranch

Experience ranch life gone luxe at this 30,000-acre working cattle farm on Wyoming’s Platte River Valley.

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  • $150 per person for any premium Ranch activity.

  • All meals.

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Things to do in West Yellowstone

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The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

Set on a sprawling 37,000-acre working cattle ranch, The Resort at Paws Up offers guests a luxurious experience amidst rugged beauty. Choose from a selection of exquisite accommodations, including cozy cabins and decadent glamping tents. Enjoy horseback riding, fly-fishing, ATV adventures and even indulge in spa treatments after a day of exploring the great outdoors.

Triple Creek Ranch, Montana

Nestled in the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, Triple Creek Ranch provides privacy, serenity and an authentic ranch experience. This luxurious adult-only retreat offers elegantly appointed cabins, gourmet dining and a wide range of outdoor adventures such as horseback riding, hiking and wildlife watching. Unwind in the evenings with romantic campfire dinners and stargazing.

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

Experience the rustic and refined atmosphere of Brush Creek Ranch. This expansive cattle ranch offers a diverse range of accommodations, from cozy cabins to grand lodges. Engage in a multitude of activities like horseback riding, fishing, shooting sports, and even spa treatments. Be sure to partake in a delicious farm-to-table dining experience, showcasing the region's finest local ingredients.

Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana

Nestled near Big Sky, Montana, Lone Mountain Ranch is a historic property that combines ranch living with modern comforts. Stay in charming log cabins or upscale accommodations and embark on adventures such as fly-fishing, horseback riding, and guided hikes. In winter, explore world-class skiing trails. At the end of the day, gather around a crackling fireplace and savor hearty ranch cuisine.

Sage Lodge, Montana

Perched on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sage Lodge offers a luxurious escape with stunning views of Paradise Valley. Indulge in refined accommodations, gourmet dining and a variety of activities including horseback riding, fishing, hiking and guided tours of Yellowstone National Park. Unwind at the on-site spa or relax by the pool, surrounded by nature's beauty.

320 Guest Ranch, Montana

Located just outside the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park, 320 Guest Ranch is a historic homestead that offers a true taste of the Yellowstone region. Cozy log cabins, horseback riding, fly-fishing and river rafting are just a few of the authentic experiences available. Enjoy delicious cowboy cuisine and soak up the rustic charm as you create memories to last a lifetime.

The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch, Wyoming

Escape to The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch in Shell, Wyoming, for an intimate Western experience. This working cattle ranch offers horseback adventures, cattle drives, and opportunities to learn horsemanship skills. Immerse yourself in the cowboy culture, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and unwind under the stars at this hidden gem.

Chief Joseph Ranch

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Darby, Montana, Chief Joseph Ranch offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the spirit of the Duttons and their legendary Yellowstone escapades. While the actual Dutton house isn't a part of the ranch experience, you'll find yourself surrounded by the rustic beauty that captivated audiences.

From cozy cabins to well-appointed lodges, the ranch offers a range of choices for a variety of travelers. Nature lovers can engage in hiking, horseback riding or fishing in the nearby rivers. For those seeking relaxation, envision yourself unwinding on the porch, gazing at captivating sunsets that will leave you in awe.

Places to eat & drink in West Yellowstone

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