My wife and I had a great time here. I think most people will, with certain qualifications. This is a place for people who want to be outdoors and experience rural Montana. There is no television or radio on the property. There is excellent free wi-fi available, but only in the lodge, not your cabin. It is assumed that you want to horseback ride or hike. Golfing is also available. There really isn't much else to do here. Having said that, those activities are what I wanted to participate in, so I had an excellent experience.
The ranch exists in two incarnations. In May, September and October they have adults only lodging. In June, July and August it is family camp, where you stay for one week periods. I stayed in September, so I know nothing of the family camp. I have heard during family camp they have many activities designed for children, but I can't speak to that.
I can say that the cabin my wife and I stayed in was really big, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. In terms of size it is the largest room I have ever gotten. Food comes included with your daily room payment. Breakfast and lunch are all you can eat buffet. Supper you have a choice of main course. I thought the food was excellent. There is a lot of staff around, and they are friendly and want to help.
The horseback riding was the highlight of our trip. I haven't been on a horse for 25 years, but they found one that worked for me. They have both morning and afternoon rides and the staff who worked with the horses really knew their business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has spent over 80 years perfecting their rustic elegance on just over 10,000 acres of beautiful rugged countryside in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Country charm is carefully balanced with modern luxuries, including fine gourmet dining, daily yoga classes, massage services, and a heated outdoor pool and hot-tub. With unique recreation opportunities that include horseback rides, field games, nature hikes, a high ropes challenge course, and river rafting, your children will be delighted by the inventive and engaging activities created by our energetic staff. Whether it’s horseback riding in the high-country, enjoying golf on their private course, fly-fishing on blue-ribbon waters, or hiking through Yellowstone Country, choose Mountain Sky to explore the vacation of a lifetime. Expect a warm and distinctive travel experience, which the whole family will beg to repeat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Hotel Emigrant
- Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Emigrant, Montana