Day 1: Arrive Montana
On arrival in Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, you will be collected at the airport and driven to Lone Mountain Ranch, around 1 hour away. Here you will check into your cabin for five nights.
Days 2 - 5: Lone Mountain Ranch and Yellowstone National Park
Your time here will be spent outdoors, experiencing the lush mountainous landscape of Montana. Horse riding will be an essential part of your daily life here – you’ll be matched with a horse early on, with an expert wrangler guiding you, whether you’ve never done it before or are an experienced rider. From galloping through the ranch to venturing into the National forest, you’ll explore parts of the backcountry that few visitors to America experience.
Other activities include spirited mountain biking through the hills - with just a bike, a map and picnic lunch you’ll set off into the wilderness to spend some time navigating Yellowstone country, and white-water rafting, where you’ll float along admiring the forest around you and attacking the winding river.
If you’d rather spend your time quietly contemplating the outstanding scenery around you, there are painting and photography lessons that can be arranged, whether you want to recreate the gorgeous views on canvas or learn how to photograph the wildlife by day or night. Another good option for those looking for some relaxation are the daily yoga sessions and massage therapy, perfect for clearing your mind after a day of exploring. There is also a Young Adventurers programme with lots of options for kids to get into the activities and fall in love with the great outdoors!
One full day of your time here will be spent visiting Yellowstone National Park – heading off with an experienced naturalist guide you will hike, explore and gaze in awe at the geologically beautiful landscape of this area, visiting the geysers like Old Faithful and looking out for bears, moose and mighty bison as they graze the grasslands.
Each night you’ll fall asleep in your cosy cabin – think clawfoot bathtubs, cowhide rugs and warm wood burners – all the modern amenities you’d want whilst still maintaining the authentic heritage of a Montana ranch. Each cabin is different, both in size and style, so we’ll make sure to find the perfect one for you. The food at Lone Mountain Ranch is exciting and bold, where Western favourites meet modern fare with signature cocktails that match the delicious flavours.
Day 6: Depart Montana
Your time in the Big Sky State comes to an end today. After breakfast you’ll leave the Montana ranch and be driven back to Bozeman Airport in time for your onwards flight.