The Notch Ranch is a jewel of a historic ranch…
Starting at $600 per person per night
Emigrant, Park County, Montana, 59027, United States
Starting at $800 per person per night
Mountain Sky sits on over 17,000 operational acres of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of Yellowstone Country. The property begins near the mighty Yellowstone River on the floor of the aptly-named Paradise Valley, and continues upward through grass-covered foothills, meadows filled with sagebrush, thick pine forests and stands of aspen until you reach the vast Gallatin National Forest at the back door. The trout-filled, rushing waters of Big Creek flow 4.5 miles through the entire property.
Unique Features: Enjoy a dinner ride with barbecue cooked over the grill at the lower ranch pavilion, or savor a delicious gourmet dinner in the dining room. Sing your favorite western songs on the hors d’oeuvres hayride or around the campfire. Top off the evening with a nightcap in the cozy saloon, or unwind with a late-night soak in the hot tub!
Accommodations: While many of the guest cabins date back to the ranch’s beginnings in the 1920s, all have been carefully restored and refurbished to provide luxurious comfort amidst rustic surroundings. Each cabin is unique, and they have a combination of one, two and three bedroom units available. Choose from cabins with stone fireplaces, picture windows with breathtaking views, or the sounds of a meandering stream outside the window.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Trout Pond Cabins. Big Horn is a modern three bedroom cabin with a king bed in one bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom, a queen bed in the third bedroom and two bathrooms. The separate living room has a pull-out sofa bed and stone fireplace.
Dining: Breakfast and lunch buffets are sumptuous spreads providing a variety of options for every taste, while dinners are gourmet three to five course plated affairs. Beef tenderloin, Chilean sea bass, and truffled Portabella pasta are just a few examples of the evening entrées, and they are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs.
Activities: Enjoy a crisp morning hike, energize your body with a yoga session, or watch the wranglers herd the horses down the mountainside. After a bountiful breakfast buffet, ride on horseback through acres of flower-filled meadows or stroll along beautiful Big Creek. The afternoon brings rafting down the Yellowstone River, or trying your hand at mountain stream fly fishing. Wrap up your afternoon activities with a restorative yoga session to stretch tired muscles.
Spa & Fitness: In addition to scheduled massages and yoga classes, the Mountain Sky Wellness Center features a heated outdoor pool, cedar sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub, and grotto for you to indulge. Start your day with an energizing yoga session, pamper yourself with a healing massage after a brisk hike, or just let the warm water of the grotto wash away the rigors of the day.
Location: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch is set in the spectacular Paradise Valley, only 30 miles from one of the nation’s great treasures, Yellowstone National Park. In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the location naturally creates an unforgettable vacation spot for travelers of all ages and interests. To experience the magnificence of nature, a tour of the Park is highly recommended. Here you can spend a day discovering the hot springs, looking for bears and wolves in the Lamar Valley, or relaxing in the boiling river.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Emigrant, Montana is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN / KBZN). This airport is in Bozeman, Montana and is 57 miles from the center of Emigrant, MT. If you’re looking for domestic flights to BZN, check the airlines that fly to BZN.
Children’s Programs: Yes. The counselors supervise your children’s activities so you are free to enjoy yours. From morning until bedtime, your children are free to roam. For the little ones, and any who choose to participate, the staff has a variety of activities planned to entertain and delight children of all ages, horseback rides, games in the heated swimming pool, fishing in the ranch pond, participating in arts and crafts, taking nature walks, and many more crazy and wild antics cooked up by the creative staff.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. This is an excellent choice for a beautiful wedding. Since they opened as a dude ranch in 1929, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has topped the list of the nation’s upscale guest ranch resorts.
Meetings: Yes. A variety of meeting spaces are available at the ranch. Choose a cozy historic log cabin with a stone fireplace, perfect for a gathering of 20-30 people. The Great Room in the comfortable lodge can accommodate up to 70 people, and the conference center at the pool lodge features a grand view of Emigrant Peak as backdrop, and can accommodate up to 40. Group rates are available for your special event.
Extra Info: In addition to guided on-site and off-site activities, there are opportunities for a little self-directed fun as well! Equipment is available for anyone interested in organizing a game of basketball, pool volleyball, soccer, football, frisbee, and bocce ball. Stop by the front desk for a tennis racket and tube of balls for a quick match on the court, or try your luck at the horseshoe pit.