Sprawling guest ranches combine the Old West cowboy life with modern amenities, and offer guests the chance to experience the cinematic, expansive landscape of Yellowstone Country by horseback. Riding lessons and guides are often provided. There’s also the chance to hike mountain meadow trails, fly-fish blue-ribbon trout waters, bike, snowshoe and Nordic ski. And since it’s pretty relaxing to sit back in a rocking chair on a wraparound porch and gaze at the big wild morning sky with a hot cup of coffee, there’s that too.
The Yellowstone region is rich with ranches ready to host families, couples, groups and solo travelers looking for an authentic western getaway.