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This boutique, working guest ranch lies in the heart of Montana, Big Sky country, where the hats are big and the personalities even bigger. What we love about this ranch are your hosts and owners, June and David Voldseth, who welcome every globetrotter with open arms. As soon as you walk through the doors of their beautifully appointed lodge, fresh lemonade is poured and lashings of western hospitality is dished up from day one to day seven.

We believe the X-factor to this working ranch is there are only ever twelve guests per week and they only accept intermediate to advanced riders. With that assurance, there is no nose to tail riding and plenty of opportunities to lope and canter to your heart’s content.

As for the horses? Well, we fell in love with the Quarter Horses {and paints} on this property, from the horses that we had the privilege of riding (Apatche and Scout) to the horses other guests were mounted on. We couldn’t stop ogling at them all. They were soft in the mouth, shimmering coats, attentive and smart. What more could you ask for in a horse? I say nothing!

Even though it’s a lodge based ride, each day differs – from pushing a mob of cattle to new pastures, trying your hand at team penning on your cow horse, loping along sage-filled prairies to summiting the legendary Crazy Mountain ranges – no two days are ever the same.

With over 25,000 acres of untouched, pristine country to roam, from prairies decorated in wild flowers to dramatic vast mountain ranges, this working ranch is all about the riding and that’s why we love it!


time in saddle: 3.5 to 6 hours a day. There are morning and afternoon rides and all day rides available including mustering and team penning.

breed of horses: Quarter horses

pace: varying paces

riding ability: Intermediate to advanced, all riders must be able to canter outside of an arena.

weight limit: 102 kgs *depending on height, physical condition and riding ability.

accommodation: Beautifully appointed, private cabins with ensuite.

seasons: June to September. July and August tend to be days of sunshine at 25 to 30 degrees and little to no humidity and cooler evenings. June and September are cooler with possible moisture from 12 to 26 degrees. June has meadows of beautiful wildflowers and lots of green grass. September offers lots of beautiful autumn days with those wonderful crisp cool evenings. You are in the mountains of Montana so come prepared as you might get a bit of everything in one week or one day.

duration: Five days, six nights. The six night stay is from Sunday to Saturday. Four days, 3 nights. The four night stay is from Sunday to Thursday.

retreats: A unique, fun feature are their Retreats which include life coaching with a horse. So you get all the fun and riding, plus the opportunity to enhance your life!

2017 departure dates:

July 16 to 19 *dentist retreat with Bethany Gareiss

July 20 to 23 *cowgirl retreat with Melisa Pearce

July 30 to to August 3 *ages 8 +, intermediate to advanced – SOLD OUT

August 6 to 12 *adult only, advanced riders – SOLD OUT

August 13 to 17 *cowgirl retreat with Joyce Cowfer

August 20 to 26 *adult only, advanced riders – SOLD OUT

August 27 to 31 *cowgirl retreat with Linda Bruce & June Voldseth

September 3 to 9 *adult only, advanced riders – SOLD OUT

September 10 to 16 *adult only, intermediate to advanced

2017 ride prices, per person:

$2289 USD for 6 nights, 5 days

$1628 USD for 4 nights, 3 days

Prices vary for Retreats.

For KIDS between 8 to 12:

$1832 USD for 6 nights, 5 days.

$1221 USD for 4 nights, 3 days.

*Prices do not include alcohol (BYO is welcome), international flights, travel insurance, transfers to and from the ride and tips. With tips please budget between 15% to 20% on top of your trip price.


Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case USD, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.

Why is the price quoted in US dollars?

With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country which in this case is America. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.


For international guests we recommend you fly into Bozeman a day or two before the ride begins. If you’re happy and comfortable to hire a car (driving on the other side of the road) it’s a straight-forward two hour scenic drive through Bridger Canyon to the ranch. Otherwise there is an airport pick up and drop off service available from Bozeman for $200 USD round trip for up to three passengers.


Keen to discover more about June and David Voldseth, who are your guides for this horse riding holiday? Click here.

If need a little bit more convincing and a dose of inspiration, check out our video about this ride here.

Want to learn about one of the horses in June and David’s herd? I guarantee you will fall in love at first sight! Read more here.

Arrived in Bozeman a day early? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can read our blog post on what to see and where to eat here.

Ally Duff

Were there any stand-out experiences (good or bad) with the accommodation and meals that you would like to mention?

I loved that we all ate our meals together like a real Western ranch family! The meals were so different and delicious as well. I adored the lovely wood cabins and the horses were amazing - June certainly knows everything about every single one!

Were you happy with the horse that you rode?

I was absolutely impressed with the quality of horses provided and the sheer range. I rode a lovely bay called Barron whom I affectionately nicknamed Bazza, Baz and Barry. He was a great match and was extremely fit! He softened to my endless cuddles pretty quickly.

In respect to your guides, were you happy with their level of service, knowledge of the environment and hospitality?

They were lovely and certainly had an expert amount of knowledge and experience with the horses, which made me feel even more comfortable.


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