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Lowdown

  • Established

    1992. Guest ranch since 2016
  • Owner

    Elaine and Alan Dillabaugh
  • Manager

    Elaine and Alan Dillabaugh
  • Tel

    2505939807
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    Summer: $243
    Winter: $223
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    Summer: $225 - $243
    Winter: $223
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 1 day
    Winter: 1 day
  • Maximum Guests

    16
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Destination BC, CCCTA, Travel and Hospitality Awards, Trip Advisor

Dust off your cowboy hat and pull on your boots. Montana Hill Guest Ranch is located 5 hours north of Vancouver, British Colombia in the heart of Canadian cowboy country. Experience The only Canadian working guest ranch in the area. #1 on Trip Advisor and boutique guest ranch at the Travel and Hospitality Awards. Horse back riding for all levels, ATV and snowmobile tours. cheese making courses, farm to table meals. Each log cabin has a private hot tub. Brand a memory.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 6 and over

Children 6 and under are free. They are unable to ride on their own. We offer babysitting.

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Arts & Crafts

coloring, sketching

Activities

hiking, Archery

Games

board games, horseshoes, pool table

Baby Sitting

From age 0.

Baby Sitting Provided By

Our helpers are available to babysit and are supervised by one of the owners. 

Ranch History

Montana Hill Guest Ranch was built in the mid 90s and operated for a few years. Al and Elaine purchased the ranch in 2016 and reserected the ranch. We have red angus cows, pigs, jersey dairy cow and a jungle bob cat. We’re pet-friendly too.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    BYOB, wine provided with dinner
  • Enjoy dining in

    dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

We really enjoy preparing meals for our guests. Dinner is a very social. We use the best ingredients.

Guest Favourites

  • Cowboy cut steaks
  • Barbecued chicken
  • Barbecued pork ribs

Your Chef, Elaine & Al

Ranch owners

prepare your meals. Elaine was awarded top 10 in North America for her orange soufflé pancakes.

Sample Menu

  • Appetizers

  • Freshly baked bread
  • House salad
  • Entrées

  • Cowboy cut steak
  • Barbecued chicken breast
  • Barbecued baby pork ribs
  • Served with potato & seasonal vegetable
  • Desserts

  • Home made desert every night

Lowdown

  • Address

    7915 Machette Lake Road
    Bridge Lake
    British Columbia
    V0K1E0
    Canada
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    4200 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres

Nearest Town - Kamloops, bc

Kamloops, bc has a population of 90280 (approx), and is situated 100 miles miles / 1 hour 30 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Kamloops, bc include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station.

For shopping Kamloops, bc offers: small hometown necessity shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

60.00 each way

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Nearest Airports

Kamloops, bc, 100 mile house

Distance

35 miles / 45 mins

Ranch shuttle

60.00 each way

Rental car

4x4 recommended


Vancouver, bc, 100 mile house, bc

Distance

35 miles miles / 45 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines, International airport

Rental car

4x4 recommended


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

108 mile for planes, helicopter can land at ranch

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane

Distance

55 miles

Ranch shuttle

50 return

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Max riders per ride

    6
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    12
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Paints, Geldings
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)


Our Riding

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed


Why our riding stands out

  • Smaller Groups
  • All riding is on private property
  • handpicked geldings for all riding levels.

Riding Lessons

Details

basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler, ranch owner or manager

Location

on the trail, in the arena

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    Summer: $243
    Winter: $223
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    Summer: $225 - $243
    Winter: $223
  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $168
  • Nightly Rates (nanny)

    $168
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic

Montana Hill Guest Ranch can cater for up to 16 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Private log cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)

Summer: $239
Winter: $159

Minimum Stay

1 night

Description

We have 4 upscale log cabins with handcrafted canopy beds. Each cabin has a ensure, kitchenette, barbeque and private hot tub.

Rooms

4

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer

Entertainment

tv, dvd, hot tub


Booking Policy

We have a 14 day cancellation policy and require a one night deposit to reserve. We’re set up to take visa or MasterCard.

Included in your stay

meals, lodging, Riding

Extras

Tax

15

Gratuity

15

Guided Fly Fishing

Available

Other

ATV and snowmobile tours $195 pp

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Cell Networks

    alltel, AT&T, verizon. Cell service in designated area. We have s cell booster.
  • Business Services

    printers.

Onsite

Shopping

We have a boutique with cowboy hats, teddy bears, coffee cups, ball caps, T-shirt’s and hoodies and lumberjack shirts. 

Outdoor Activities

ATV Rentals - guided

Water based Activities

hot tub

Winter Activities

snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing


Fishing & Wildlife

We’re located on off highway 24 known as the fishing hwy. if you’d like to go fishing we can help arrange this for you. 

Wildlife

There are black and grizzlies. Mountain lions, lynx, deer, moose, fox, wolves. 


Highs

  • The ranch offers a wide range of activities that are available year-round, including horseback riding, ATV and snowmobile tours.
  • A family-oriented ranch that offers activities for all ages; during the summer months they even offer a babysitting service.
  • The ranch is the area's only Canadian-owned and operated working guest ranch.
  • Guests will enjoy farm-to-table meals each evening in the main lodge.
  • You'll get to experience a real working farm. Join in milking Lexi the dairy cow or try their private cheese-making class.

Lows

  • As it is a boutique ranch and only 4 cabins are available, it's not suitable for large groups.
  • Not all activities are included in your price.

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Great Hosts, Beautiful ranch

Thanks once again Elaine and Al for such a lovely and relaxing stay. We needed a weekend away to unwind and relax. The one bedroom cabins are very cozy and comfortable and nicely decorated. Each cabin comes complete with a hot tub on the deck. We spent a great amount of time in our hot tub. Small kitchenette allows you to cook your own meals or you can dine with Elaine and Al at the main house for a scrumptious and generous dinner. Breakfast was included. You can engage as much or as little as you like with the hosts or the ranch itself. The animals were amazing. Would love to come back in the winter as well

5 stars

You can find more reviews for Montana Hill Guest Ranch on TripAdvisor