The Lonesome Spur Ranch is a fifth generation ranch lying in the Clarks Fork Valley, between the Pryor Mountains and the Beartooth Mountains and only a couple of hours drive from Yellowstone National Park. The ranch does expect you to lend a hand and ride for the brand with the type of activities dictated by the seasons.
They invite you to catch and saddle your horse and ride the range, with most daily rides are between 4 to 6 hours. Cattle work mainly happens during May, June, September, and October, this happens when the cattle need to be worked (i.e. gathered, sorted, branded along with cattle drives to new grazing…etc) and guests are encouraged to get involved. In July and August it is mainly scenic riding but in addition to the everyday activities the guests are also given the opportunity of participating in horseback activities such as team penning, cutting, sorting, team roping and fun games on horseback, all in the safety of the large arena.
Weather permitting there is also weekly overnight camp trip included.Good food is served family style in the main lodge and may include Montana beef, barbeques and always a good mix of something to suit everyone. Lunches are normally packed up, so they can be enjoyed out on the trail.The lodging on the ranch is varied and is decorated in the western theme with log furniture. Accommodations have their own private bathrooms either en-suite or just next to the cabins.
The accommodations have air conditioning, heating and a refrigerator provided in each room or cabin. There are also complimentary snacks in each room for guests on arrival.There is usually a chance to visit a local Rodeo (June through August) or Historic Custer Battlefield and Museum (May, September and October) as well as a trip to the local bar. In the evenings listen to local stories around the camp-fire or watch the stars in the evening sky.
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