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Mc Ginnis Meadows Road, Lincoln County, Montana, United States
Starting at $350 per person per night
McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is an authentic working cattle ranch located in the northwest corner of Montana. The main emphasis is their horse and cattle program. You’ll experience horses that are comfortable working cattle, or just leisurely heading out and exploring country. Guests leave with more knowledge about horses, horsemanship, and cattle, than they’ve experienced anywhere else. They can accommodate anyone from the beginning rider to the experienced riding enthusiast.
Unique Features: At McGinnis Meadows you will have an opportunity to study Buck Brannaman style horsemanship at a level not found elsewhere. Riding is the main focus with a strong emphasis on horsemanship, be it in the arena, on the trail, driving cattle in the mountains or working cattle.
Accommodations: Guests love the Amish handcrafted log cabins. Each has a queen-sized bed with denim down comforters and Pendleton wool blankets, fluffy robes, complimentary slippers, complimentary coffee mugs, and plush towels for bath and hot tub use. Lodge rooms have individual private baths and are close to the coffee pot and fresh cookies. Cabins have propane fireplaces, sitting area, private bath, mini-refrigerator, coffee pot, and private deck. Cabins sleep up to four and are double occupancy only.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cabins. The cozy facilities are situated amidst larch and aspen trees, rolling meadows, and timbered mountains. Decorated in a Western motif, you’ll see care for detail in every room. The main lodge is very intimate and welcomes you to make yourself at home, with its family style dining room. The inviting reading loft has over 500 Western novels, and other best sellers.
Dining: The cheeriest cooks in the West will greet you each morning and evening. Every meal is prepared with pride, and the refrigerator is always open to you. You’ll enjoy fresh breads, salads, fruits, and vegetables. Mouthwatering entrees include garlic bacon wrapped rib roast, Flambéed brandied mushroom chicken, and the most tender barbecued ribs you’ll ever find! McGinnis Meadow’s brandied pecan pie will send you over the edge!
Activities: Those with a passion for horses and for the Buck Brannaman way of riding will come away with a knowledge and a feel they didn’t know possible! Think walk, trot, canter, cattle moves, maybe even cavalry exercises, a game of soccer or a round of tarp tag too! You can head out to explore the remote country surrounding the ranch. You can hunt for cattle and drive cattle on the 40-square mile grazing allotment, or stay back home and work on cutting and sorting.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. After a full day of riding, don your terry robe and slippers and head to the hot tub! A game of pool, ping-pong, or settling in to one of the overstuffed couches to enjoy an old western movie in the game room is always available an after-dinner treat.
Location: Libby is a city in northwestern Montana. Local natural features such as the Kootenai Falls have attracted tourism to the area and have been featured in movies such as The River Wild and The Revenant. Continental and alpine glaciers shaped the area’s valleys and lakes. The first indigenous peoples arrived at least 8,000 years ago and hunted and gathered for food. The earliest known American settler, David Thompson, arrived in the 1800s, and early American economic activity included fur trading, railroad construction, mining, and logging.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Glacier Park International Airport (FCA / KGPI). This airport has domestic flights from Kalispell, Montana and is 98 miles from the center of Libby, MT. Another major airport is Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC / CYXC), which has domestic flights from Cranbrook, Canada and is 135 miles from Libby, MT.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch is situated along a wide-open meadow at 3,300 feet elevation with a year-round creek and surrounded by tall timbered mountains. Moose pass through the ranch, and elk too! McGinnis Meadows offers everyone the rare opportunity to visit a Montana working cattle and horsemanship ranch and learn more than you thought possible about riding in the process.