There's no better place than Montana to experience the magic of a winter sleigh ride. Families can pile into the back of a wagon for a unique family experience exploring the snow-covered forests and mountains, while couples can dash through the snow for a romantic ride under the stars. Grab your favorite mittens, hat, and a warm cup of hot cocoa and listen to the horses' hooves as they carry you through the wonder that is Montana in winter.
320 Guest Ranch (Big Sky)
True Montana hospitality reigns at this guest ranch, and that includes their winter sleigh rides. Ride along the Gallatin River with chili, popcorn, and hot beverages and stop for drinks and food around a bonfire. Stay the night in one of their cabins or chalets before heading out for other winter activities like skiing or snowshoeing. During the warm season, horseback rides, fly-fishing, and whitewater rafting are offered.
Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Rides (Red Lodge)
Nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains only 60 miles from Yellowstone National Park, marvel at the Montana scenery as you make your way through the snow behind some hearty draft horses. They also offer wagon rides during the spring, summer, and fall.
Bozeman Hay Rides and Sleigh Rides (Bozeman)
Within minutes of the hotels of Bozeman, you're on a ranch and on your way. Pile into their historic sleigh and travel along the river and through the woods. At the end, enjoy a campfire and hot cocoa. For couples, book a romantic sleigh ride for two, especially on Valentine's Day. If you're in Bozeman in the fall, wagon rides are also available for the whole family.
Cache Creek Outfitters (Big Sky)
If you're looking for a full sleigh-ride experience, look no further than Cache Creek Outfitters. Their sleigh ride and dinner package is as luxurious as they come, complete with an option to use the only covered and heated sleigh in the industry. For those visiting Yellowstone Country during the warmer months, they also offer a wagon ride and Cowboy Cookout package.
Lone Mountain Ranch (Big Sky)
Montana is known for its guest ranches, so if you're looking for an all-around awesome guest ranch vacation in the winter, Lone Mountain Ranch is it. Their sleigh ride dinner is legendary. Load up into a horse-drawn sleigh and your party is taken to an oil-lantern-lit cabin for a family-style prime rib dinner. Other winter activities, like skiing, dog sledding, and fishing, round out the winter adventure. Visiting in the summer? Lone Mountain Ranch also offers horseback riding, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.