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SPRING, SUMMER, FALL SEASONS
In these seasons, guests relax, meet, play, observe and learn our approach to ranching as they enjoy this unique place on the edge of Yellowstone.
Spring is a time of preparation, when cabins and lodge are deep cleaned, vehicles and equipment checked out and tuned up, ditches cleaned and pivots readied for irrigation, fields dragged, fences adjusted and repaired, saddle horses hooves are trimmed and shod, saddles and bridles cleaned and oiled, seedlings transplanted and early produce delivered.
As the world warms, winter snows melt, streams rise and rush, the range begins to green, wildflowers bloom, migratory birds return, bears emerge from their dens and the wildlife have their young.
Shifting into summer, the gardens are planted, water is spread across our fields, and cattle return to the high country. Beavers get busy, fish get active as insects hatch, aspen brighten with new leaves and cottonwoods release their summer snow and pines their pollen. Alternately wolves howl and coyotes bark. Anticipation has transformed into action. Riders move the cattle up country, monitor range health, and wage (organic) war on weeds. Hikers head for the peaks.
As fall weather sets in, the aspens go golden, bull elk bugle to challenge one another while cow elk call softly to their young to stay near, snow sticks to the ridges, bears dig for yampa, and slowly the land grows quieter. Meanwhile water diversions are shut down, fences dropped to ease wildlife migration, firewood is sustainably harvested, cattle gathered, boundaries marked and patrolled. Nordic ski trails are cleared and posted in readiness for winter use. With the onset of winter, the cattle leave the Basin and the saddle horses get a well-earned rest.
During winter, two to six feet of snow blanket the Tom Miner Basin and surrounding mountainsides. Winter reservations are available from mid-December through March. We offer our guests numerous opportunities to participate in the winter activities of the ranch. We hope you’ll join us.
We offer daily skiing for $10, and overnight rentals in back country cabins starting at $50. Our 2017/2018 ski season will open in late December. For more information and/or to make winter reservations, please call (406) 848-7729
* Staff Assisted **Require Hired Guide And Are Off Ranch.