An all-inclusive Montana Dude Ranch Vacation

We’re a small all-inclusive Montana Dude Ranch that takes a maximum of 24 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 12-18 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

  • 2022 Season: June 5th to September 18, 2022
  • 2023 Season: June 11th to September 18, 2023
  • July & September are a minimum of a 6 night stay (arriving on Sunday only).
  • August 28-September 18 is adults only, except for Kurt and Melissa’s two children who live on ranch.
  • We are offering Fall rentals and Winter Getaways, view our off-season specials for info.
  • Children: Child rates apply to children 4 to 14 years of age. Children 3 and under are free of charge. Children Ages 4 & 5 are $150 per night. No Trail Riding is offer to Children under 6.
  • Kids 3 & Under are free: Bring your nanny or babysitter for kids under 3 and receive $200 off their stay! Babysitting Services available Monday-Friday for an additional charge.
  • 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
14 Nights$7,000$5,600$5,600$3,000$2,100$0
13 Nights$6,800$5,300$5,400$2,800$1,950$0
7 Nights$3,500$2,800$2,800$1,500$1,050$0
6 Nights$3,300$2,500$2,600$1,300$900$0
5 Nights$3,000$2,200$2,400$1,100$750$0
4 Nights$2,700$2,000$2,100$900$600$0
3 Nights$2,400$1,800$1,800$700$450$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, riding lessons, 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.

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: $6.00 a person per night (subject to change depending on state law)
  • 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 24 hours notice.
  • Pack Trips: Available July 12-September 4 2022. 2-night overnight horseback pack trip riding into Yellowstone Park and Gallatin National Forest. You must book as a rider with a minimum 7 night stay with a minimum of a two month notice. We limit our trips to one per week, departing on Tuesday and returning on Thursday. Minimum age is 12 years old.  $300 per person per night will be added to the regular cost of their stay at the ranch for Pack Trips. Pack Trips must be planned/cancelled at least 60 days in advance.
  • 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 12-18 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. Early check-ins (12PM) can be arranged Monday-Saturday; however, your cabin may not be ready until 4PM.

Travel Insurance: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we suggest purchasing Travel Insurance through a company such as Travel Guard. https://duderanch.org/triptravel-insurance 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. Please understand we are running a business and our cancellation policy must be strict and enforced.

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 $200.00 cancellation/processing fee.
  • If any reservation is cancelled after January 1st your deposit will be forfeited in full.
  • If any reservation is cancelled 90 days prior to your stay you will have the option to credit your deposit to the following year with a $200 processing/cancellation fee. If cancelled 2nd time for any reason no refund will be given. Rates will be updated to current year.
  • If a reservation is cancelled for any reason within thirty-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 90 days prior to your stay.
  • 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 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, or Covid-19 all money received will be transferred to the following year.
  • Absolutely no refunds due to inclement weather-rain, snow, smoke, wind etc.
  • Corona Virus- Anyone that is concerned about Covid-19 and the ranch I 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.