An all-inclusive Montana Dude Ranch Vacation


  • Book a new reservation the week of July 7-13, August 11-17 or August 25-31 for a family/group of four or more receive $800 off
  • Book any new 6-Night Stay for the 2024 season and receive $400 off your stay.
  • Book any 3-Night Stay (availability below) for discounted rate of $1,800 per adult or $1,400 per child plus tax and service charge

We’re a small all-inclusive Montana Dude Ranch that takes a maximum of 20 guests each week. We handle reservations personally, not via an online system, as we strive to answer all questions, and meet all our guests needs. We book up to 12 months in advance, so do reach out with a reservation request at your earliest convenience so we can begin the process of getting you here in person! Give us a call if you want to chat in person about our offerings and availability, we look forward to greeting you in person! NOTE: We only provide horseback rides to our overnight guests, we are not a day use ranch.

All-Inclusive Montana Dude Ranch Rates

  • 2024 Season June 16th to September 28th, 2024
  • 2025 Season-TBD
  • 6-night stays throughout the summer/fall
  • 3-night options (call for availability and pricing)
  • August 25-September 28 is adults (18+) only, except for Kurt and Melissa’s two children who live on ranch.
  • Fall Rentals visit off-season specials for info. (Not available at this time)
  • Children: Child rates apply to children 6 to 14 years of age. Children 3 and under are free of charge. Children Ages 4 & 5 are $900 per week. No Trail Riding is offer to Children under 6.
  • Kids 3 & under are free: Babysitting Services available Monday-Friday for an additional charge per child of $150 half day 9-12:30 or $300 for full day 9-5:00 extra charges apply to children under 2 or special needs Reservations required and not guaranteed.
  • 2024 Rates & Policies are subject to change without notice.
Exterior of lodge
Adult Rider/HikerChild Rider/HikerAdult Non-RiderChild 6-14 Non-RiderChild 4-5 No Trail Rides3 and Under Free
6 Nights$4,100$3,200$3,200$1,700$900$0

Rider/Guided Hiker Rates: Rider rates include accommodations, meals, maid service, use of our Montana dude ranch facilities (including hot tub and rec room), guided hiking (groups of 4-6), horse and wrangler services daily (groups of 4-6) and participation in ranch activities. These include Monday Night’s Meet & Greet, Thursday night’s Pranzo all’aperto (dining outside) where our chef prepares Artisan wood-fired pizza and serves complimentary tastings of local Big Sky Brews. After you can choose to go to the West Yellowstone Rodeo or Music in the Big Sky Meadow.  Friday night’s cookout with Live Music, steaks, burgers and brats at our rec hall (weather permitting), with the exception of September where it is in the main lodge.

Non-Rider Rates: Non-rider rates includes all the things mentioned above but does not include any horse and wrangler services. If you choose the non-rider rate, we cannot guarantee availability for you to switch to a rider. We do NOT offer the option to add a ride to a non-rider rate.

Additional Fees and Services:

  • Accommodations Tax: Montana has an 8% lodging tax
  • Service Charge: Automatic 18% service charge will be added to your bill. This is split evenly among our entire staff.
  • Airport Transportation: We do not offer airport transportation. All our guests rent a car.
  • Childcare Services: Available at an additional charge Monday-Friday 9-5 with advance notice.
  • Pack Trips: Available in July- Two night overnight horseback pack trip riding into Yellowstone Park and Gallatin National Forest. You must book as a rider with a minimum of a 6-night stay. We limit our trips to one per week, departing on Tuesday and returning on Thursday. Minimum age is 12 years old.  $800 per person will be added to the regular cost of their stay at the ranch for Pack Trips.
  • Off-Ranch Activities: whitewater rafting, zip-lining, guided tours of Yellowstone, and guided fishing are all conducted by non-ranch licensed outfitters and require fees in addition to the all-inclusive rates at Covered Wagon Ranch. We are happy to recommend guides in the area to provide these services for you while you stay at our Montana guest ranch.

Weight Restrictions: We have a strict 230 pound weight and 30 max BMI restriction for riding. This will be enforced due to the riding we do and the safety of our horses and guests. If you book as a rider and are over the weight limit or BMI you will be switched to a non-rider and not able to ride during your stay. Use the calculator below to work out your BMI.

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Reservations and Refunds for All-Inclusive Montana Dude Ranch Vacations

We recommend booking at least 12 months in advance. We cannot hold a reservation/cabin without a deposit. A 30% deposit is required to confirm your lodging reservation and to hold your cabin. We accept all Credit Cards, Check, or Cash.  Check-in is 4PM and Check-out is 10AM. No early check-ins are offered.

Travel Insurance: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we suggest purchasing Travel Insurance through a company such as Travel Guard. If you choose to decline purchasing travel insurance, below is our Cancellation Policy and will be enforced in all reservations and does not exclude when you booked or the circumstance (family emergency, medical emergency or sickness). Please understand we are running a business, and our cancellation policy must be strict and enforced, we do not offer ANY exceptions, please plan for the worse.

The most common Cancellation Questions

  • If a reservation of less than 10 people is canceled prior to January 1st, your deposit will be refunded less a $500.00 cancellation/processing fee. If a reservation of more than 10 people is canceled prior to January 1st, your deposit will be refunded less a $1,000.00 cancellation/processing fees.
  • If any reservation is cancelled after January 1st your deposit is non-refundable.
  • If any reservation is cancelled by April 1st you will have the option to credit your deposit to the following year with a $500 processing/reservation change fee. If cancelled 2nd time for any reason no refund will be given. Rates will be updated to current year no specials are transferred over.
  • If a reservation is cancelled for any reason within forty five days of your stay payment in full is required and will be charged in full to your card.
  • Any changes you make to your reservation after booking that result in your balance being lowered a charge of $200 will be added to your bill (example lowering numbers in party checking out early). If you cancel a cabin all together from your reservation (example you have two cabins reserved and cancel one) a fee of $1,000 will be charged.
  • Parties of 10 or more-Balance is due 60 days prior to your stay.
  • If a check is returned, there will be a $200 fee on top of the bank fees and unable to make future reservations.
  • Due to unexpected situations that result in our ranch being shut down, such as a forest fire all money received will be transferred to the following year and rates updated to that following year. No specialty rates are transferred over, and no refunds of any kind are given. If you are unable to make it the following year you will forfeit that deposit.
  • Absolutely no refunds due to inclement weather-rain, snow, smoke, wind etc.
  • Corona Virus- Anyone that is concerned about Covid-19 and the ranch we would be happy to chat with you about what we have implemented at our ranch to try and keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time no refunds will be given due to Covid-19. Our regular cancellation policy is in full effect. Please purchase travel insurance if you are concerned.