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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 October 2017

During the first week of October 2017, our family visited the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch located in Paradise Valley, Montana near the town of Emigrant. This was our first visit to this region and what a spectacular time we had during our 5 day stay! The ranch is located in some of the most picturesque terrain. It provides comfortable cabin accommodations, delicious food, many outdoor activities designed to appeal to all, and an excellent opportunity to make new friendships from across the country. The weather in Montana in early October can change measurably from day to day however this did not stop anyone in our group. Mountain Sky continues to offer numerous outdoor activities including horseback trail rides, hiking, fly fishing, golf, clay shooting, a challenge course, tours of Yellowstone Park, yoga, massages and a fitness center. During the summer months, there is also the opportunity to go white water rafting and swimming.

We participated in as many activities as possible during our visit. The horseback trail rides were incredibly fun (for both the novice and experienced rider) and great care is taken by the Mountain Sky team to pair each rider with an appropriate horse. Each trail ride is led by a wrangler, broken up into small groups (between 2 – 4 guests depending on their riding prowess/comfort level), and provides every participant with a unique opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of this amazing property while seeing some of the local wildlife. The hikes accommodate each hiker’s comfort level and provide a great opportunity to both exercise and explore the majestic beauty of this remarkable property. The challenge course is definitely appropriately named. It provides a thrilling and stimulating activity designed to help you expand your comfort zone and experience a remarkable feeling of exhilaration as you work your way through it. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Yellowstone Park – 1 by horseback and the other on a 13-mile hike, both led by members of the Mountain Sky team. For those wanting to visit Yellowstone in a more relaxed manner, the ranch also offers a full day coach tour. We witnessed many forms of wildlife in their natural habitat on our tour of Yellowstone, (bears, wolves, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, and the list goes on). Because of the many interesting activities, we never stopped – not because the Ranch pushes you to do so but rather because you want to take advantage of everything which is offered.

The staff is phenomenal at Mountain Sky and they take the utmost care to ensure the perfect experience for all of their guests. Two truly exceptional team members we had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know are Pam and Cassidy. Pam is Mountain Sky’s Pastry Chef, and led our 13-mile Yellowstone hike. She also prepares outstanding desserts and baked goods for all of the ranch’s guests. Cassidy led our most memorable trail ride of the 4 rides we took on the property. We also want to mention the great team who assisted us on the Challenge Course; Patrick, Jared, and Morgan. They encouraged us through this tough event and helped make it so much fun. It is exceptional people like Pam, Cassidy, Patrick, Jared, and Morgan, who make each guest’s visit to Mountain Sky a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience.

We loved our visit to this ranch! If you have the desire to visit a guest ranch, we can’t imagine a better place to do so than the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. Unfortunately, time passes too quickly during one’s stay on the ranch. Be assured when your trip is over, you will remember the experience as being unparalleled, the memories unmatched, and the opportunity to try so many outdoor activities, exhilarating. Top this off with making a number of new friends, both staff members and fellow guests, and superb food - what more could you ask for! When we remember past family trips, this was without question one of the very best vacations we have ever taken together.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What a magical place. The driveway up to the ranch, the lack of cell phone service and that’s just the beginning. The people couldn’t be friendlier, more pleasant or inviting in their enthusiasm in sharing this oasis tucked away in paradise valley.

The cabins are perfectly luxurious and the lodge is rustic enough to truly relax.

The food is outstanding and the activities can’t be beAt. Hands down the best.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Flo1215
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

After much research we decided to stay at the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and were not disappointed! The staff there was incredibly friendly, courteous, and accommodating. A wide range of activities meant that there was never a want for something to do. Dining was top notch, and had a wonderful time meeting and conversing with the other guests. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely first class vacation! Something for everyone. Horses knew their job and did it well. Wranglers were superb, very impressed with ALL the staff! Food was positively wonderful as are the facilities them self. Met lovely folks vacationing as we were. Would recommend this ranch to anyone! Just a great great place.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

What a wonderful riding Holliday with great rides on the mountains with expansive views, perfect horses, cabins were home away from home, 5 star meals, staff was amazing from the front desk, wranglers, massage therapist, chefs, bar tenders......
Piece of Paradise for sure as the valley is named. Mountain Sky is calling I Must Return. Thank you for an unforgettable vacation in my favorite place Montana.
On the edge of Yellowstone for a day trip, skeet shooting, golf, pool....choose your calling.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I chose to do something a bit different for our honeymoon. She loves horseback riding, and I love the outdoors so Mountain Sky seemed like the perfect fit.

I'll provide the short review first. We had the most incredible experience we could have ever hoped for. If you're thinking about going to Mountain Sky, book it! You will not be disappointed.

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THE LODGING: We loved our little cabin. We stayed in Virginia City and it was perfectly located. Close to the pool, main lodge, and horse barn, we had short walks anywhere we wanted to go. While we loved our cozy temporary home, all of the cabins looked amazing and centrally located.

THE FOOD: Un. Be. Lievable. The quality of every meal was outstanding. Every dish was mouthwatering. My wife has some food restrictions and the entire staff went out of their way to accommodate her. Every meal was totally unique compared to the last and equally as delicious.

THE ACTIVITIES: There were so many activities available it was a bit hard to decide which ones to do. We opted for fly fishing and massages and couldn't have been happier. We didn't golf, but anyone who did raved about the course and the immense joy derived from being the only one (or two) people on at any given time.

THE RIDING: My wife is the rider. Over 20 years of experience. I'm not. The fact that they accommodated both of us on the same rides was unbelievable. Every wrangler was sensitive to each person's needs. Amber in particular was outstanding. I couldn't trot when we first arrived and by the end of our trip I was loping everywhere I could. Amazing trails, beautiful horses, and exceptional instruction. The fact that your assigned horse is yours for the week is also wonderful. You develop a bond with your four legged friend that makes for much more enjoyable rides. Granted, it makes it much harder to say goodbye at the end of the week.

We had the most incredible time. Do not hesitate in booking. Except when space gets limited. Then don't book so my wife and I can go again!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank David M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Mountain Sky offers so many activities, wonderful food, and a very welcoming staff.
We loved our visit this week, great time with another couple. We enjoyed meeting very interested guests who all were fortunate enough to experience all that Mountain Sky offers.
Loved taking in the common areas, drinking coffee, and watching their outstanding fireplaces.
Outstanding

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank TNTraveler_7
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Address: Big Creek Rd, PO Box 1219, Emigrant, MT 59027
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Region: United States > Montana > Emigrant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Emigrant
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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