Lowdown

  • Established

    1985. Guest ranch since 2018
  • Owner

    Family Owned
  • Tel

    406-382-9020
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,250
    Winter: $2,000
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $500
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: No minimum stay
    Winter: No minimum stay
  • Maximum Guests

    24
  • Works with travel agents?

    No
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

One of the most beautiful and exclusive private trophy ranch properties in the Western United States, located on the banks of the scenic Clark Fork River. The ultimate in security and seclusion with a gated entry, our guest ranch is conveniently located just 28 miles west of the Missoula International Airport.

Enjoy all the fun and experience of ranch living with panoramic views, abundant wildlife, world-class trout fishing in two private lakes or the famous Clark Fork River. There are miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails throughout the Western Montana Region. Our guest ranch offers Polaris guided tours, snowmobiling, cross country snow skiing, rafting and most important; a lifetime of memories for friends and family in an outdoor recreation paradise.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

Our programs are unsupervised

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Arts & Crafts

play-doh, coloring, sketching

Activities

hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo, whitewater rafting, floating

Games

board games, soccer, volleyball, ping pong

Ranch History

For more than three decades, this 1,400-acre working cattle ranch was part of the vacation lifestyle for the Hemstreet family, as they met together to enjoy ranch life along the historic Clark Fork River, near Alberton. As you stroll, drive, and ride horseback through the park-like setting, you will experience the true taste of luxury amid pine trees, tall grasses, and granite rock outcroppings silhouetted against the brilliant blue Montana sky.

Now open for reservation as a full-feature event venue, RiverView Ranch rivals what one would expect to find at any five-star resort, plus many amenities that only this ranch location can offer, such as the wet and wild rafting trip down the mighty Alberton Gorge.

The Barn is a beautiful event location, perfect for a western wedding or corporate dinner—to mount up, walking past each personalized stable, past the well-stocked tack room, and past the collection of horse-drawn sleigh, buggy, and carriage. This isn't just a trail ride, with each horse plodding along in the steps of the previous, but a horseback ride through the meadows, along the lakes, and into the woodlands where you will stop to watch the large elk herd graze with their young.

The turtles lazily sunned themselves on the logs at the edges of the many ponds as osprey, eagles, and red-tailed hawks frequently came into view in the sky above. This stunning property, so rich in all the best that nature offers its visitors, borders National Forest, adding thousands of organic acres accessible to ranch guests for activities such as mountain biking, hiking, and hunting.

Retreat to the Lodge at RiverView, which offers its own organic beef on visitors’ private menu selections. Or perhaps a fresh-caught rainbow trout caught from one of the lakes or the river? A craft beer from one of Missoula’s many breweries to accompany my meal? Yes, please.

The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Lodge’s great room overlook the lake, the river beyond, and the mountains farther flung—the perfect setting to unwind, reflect, and renew. Each of the guest rooms in the main lodge reflect the owners’ taste for quality accommodations.

Our overnight guests will enjoy complimentary extraordinary meals.. Our Sommelier, will be pleased to recommend a wine pairing from our complimentary selection of premium house wines, beers or a purchase from our award-winning reserve cellar of premium vintages (Premium reserve list wine are extra option). Hearty family-style feasts and mouthwatering multi course wine pairing experiences await you in our magnificent Lodge Great Room using farm-to-table ingredients.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner, wine cellar
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), dining room (formal attire), lounge, in-room dining, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

Guests will experience extraordinary meals, including snacks and packed lunches. Our Sommelier will be pleased to recommend a wine pairing from our complimentary selection of premium house wines and beers. Indulge in our award-winning reserve cellar of premium vintages (premium wines at additional cost). Hearty family-style feasts and mouthwatering multi-course wine pairing experiences await in our magnificent Lodge Great Room using farm-to-table ingredients.

Enjoy an authentic outdoor chuck wagon dinner where the finest offerings are prepared before your eyes. Whether it's Angus prime steak and ribs to bison and the fresh trout you just caught, we assure it will be cooked to your liking. Picture a lake-side dinner with fresh corn and local vegetables grilled over a BBQ flame, scrumptious classics like baked beans, skillet potatoes, and fresh garden salads. You won’t walk away with an empty stomach!

Lowdown

  • Address

    28800 Southside Road
    Alberton
    Montana
    59820
    USA
  • Remote Location

    No
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    5000-10000 acres

Nearest Town - Missoula Montana

Missoula Montana has a population of 73,340 (approx), and is situated 25 miles / 30 mins from the Ranch.

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

For shopping Missoula Montana offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, malls, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

Free

Nearest Airports

Missoula International Airport, Missoula Montana

Distance

25 miles / 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

Free

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Everyone rides together, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Max riders per ride

    5
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    8
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Thoroughbred, Appaloosas, Other, Geldings
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 1 hour

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Public Land (5000-10000 acres)


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Our rides take place between 8am and 1pm

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed


Why our riding stands out

  • With many miles of private trails to choose from, your wrangler will make sure that you’re taking in all that Montana has to offer while growing yourself and your horse experience.
  • From walking to trotting and loping, you’ll feel like a cowboy or cowgirl before you know it! You will also a have lesson on skills and tack, such as saddles, blankets, stirrups and reins and how to saddle a horse.
  • If you want to advance your horsemanship skills to the next level or if you have never been exposed to a horse before, we have the perfect program for you.

Riding Lessons

Details

basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler

Location

in the arena

Arena Work

Type

outdoor arena

Activities

penning, sorting, roping from the ground, roping from horseback, pole bending, cutting

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $1,250
    Winter: $2,000
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $500
  • Minimum Stay

    No minimum stay
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Packages available

    1 week
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

RiverView Ranch can cater for up to 24 guests. Accommodation includes Lodges and Rooms. See below for details and indicative rates.

Lodge | The Lodge

Rates (Per Couple)*

$16,000 - $20,000
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Our twelve-thousand square foot lodge features stunning views of our private lake and distant rocky mountains. Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

8

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, wood fireplace, washer / dryer, Handicapped Accessible

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv, hot tub

Room | The Clark Fork

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Poppy

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, Handicapped Accessible

Entertainment

tv, dvd, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Yellowstone

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Room | The Hemstreet

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Big Sky

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Lewis & Clark

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Master

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv

Room | The Thomas Jefferson

Rates (Per Couple)*

$2,000 - $2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Each of the eight private luxury suites have gorgeous views, private patios, and cozy firepits.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning

Entertainment

tv, dvd, vhs, cable / satellite tv


Booking Policy

All reservations of are subject to a 90-day cancellation policy. Cancellation notification must occur at least 61 days prior to your arrival date to receive a partially refunded deposit. In the unfortunate event you must cancel your reservation, we will refund your deposit, less a transaction fee equal to 20% of the deposit amount. Cancellation notifications made within 90 days of arrival are ineligible for a refund. Should it be necessary for you to depart earlier or arrive later than your confirmed dates, you will be responsible for the original reserved room nights of your intended stay. Please note that due to our intimate size we do have a very firm policy in regards to cancellation, and we do encourage trip insurance for your reservations with the resort. If in the event a weather incident requires a cancellation of your reservation, RiverView Ranch Retreat cannot be held responsible and we will not accept cancellations outside of our normal policies.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, ranch shuttle, lodging, tax, gratuity, Riding

Extras

Massage

Not Included

Guided Fly Fishing

Not Included

Other

Golf, Whitewater Rafting and off-site activities.

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets
  • Business Services

    printers.

Onsite

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, Golf - 9 hole course, Golf - 18 hole course, sporting clays, wagon rides, ATV Rentals - guided, ATV Rentals - inclusive, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, Shooting - wing

Water based Activities

hot tub, lake water sports, river floating, whitewater rafting-adventure

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, pedicures

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing


Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing on offer

fly, river, stocked pond, lake, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available

Highs

  • Enjoy all the fun of ranch living on the banks of Clark Fork River – the property boasts panoramic views, abundant wildlife, world class trout fishing in two private lakes or the famous Clark Fork River, miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
  • Unwind in the spa's private massage room and infrared sauna and steam rooms; practice yoga amid the breathtaking scenery or indulge in a variety of treatments like manicures, pedicures or hair treatments
  • There are so many activities for horse riders and non-riders alike, you definitely won't get bored
  • The rooms and suites are the height of luxury, specifically designed for leisure and relaxation and featuring all the creature comforts you can expect from high-end luxury

Lows

  • There aren't dedicated kids programs, so if you're looking for a ranch that is child and family-oriented, this might not be for you

Visitor Reviews

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

5 star all the way

Located in the beautiful mountains on the clarkfork river. This ranch is luxury in every way. From the friendly staff to the amazing owners. You will not be disappointed. This is the true montana feel. The attention to detail, and the unmatched guest service makes this a MUST GO TO place!

5 stars

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