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Address: 86 N Stillwater Rd, Absarokee, MT 59001-6236
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+1 406-328-4158
Fee: Yes

Welcome to our world of beauty and serenity. The Stillwater Valley &...

Welcome to our world of beauty and serenity. The Stillwater Valley & Beartooth Mountains in Custer National Forest are filled with breathtaking scenery, a variety of wildlife and rich history. Join us for a riding, packing or ranch experience that you will never forget. We offer hour rides, day rides, day hikes, drop camps, pack trips and guided fishing trips. Trips are tailor-made for you.

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Truly magical trip, very special people

I was very fortunate to stay on Barron ranch for 10 days at the end of October with a friend. I had very high hopes as I had been planning to come to Montana for a very long time... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very fortunate to stay on Barron ranch for 10 days at the end of October with a friend. I had very high hopes as I had been planning to come to Montana for a very long time, and I am incredibly happy that I ended staying with Wanda as my hopes were completely exceeded in a way that... More 

Thank ollygc
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stayed at the Barron ranch for 2 weeks - a once in a lifetime chance to experience living in this beautiful area - and experience it we did. The whole family welcomed us into their lives so that we felt like friends and guests rather than tourists or visitors. We became part of the family - helping move sheep,... More 

1 Thank ewilk0
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

While doing a 10 state road trip my friend and I stopped by here. We were excited to ride horses in the Montana countryside. We were there early since the woman we booked with made it sound very difficult to get there; we were there an hour early and waited outside which was interesting to see the horses and countryside.... More 

Thank Landerson84
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Me, my daugthers and my friend have stayed at Barron Ranch for a week. We did so many various activityes. We felt like we play in a movie. Many thanks to Wanda Wilcox and Tiny her husband, We come back for sure!

Thank dorynebourque
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We took a two-hour trail ride with Paintbrush Adventures on a beautiful day in early October. The horses were gentle and our guide, a young woman from England, very pleasant. In general, this was an average trail ride although the scenery was quite lovely. The price was reasonable and making our reservation by phone was easy. A few notes: cash... More 

1 Thank NatureandLuxury
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We stayed on the Barron Ranch which is run by Wanda and Tiny who also have the Paintbrush Adventures. The guest lodge was fantastic and the hospitality is second to none. We got to participate in brandings and moving cattle as well as riding up the mountain. The latter being a great experience but scary. Wanda, Tiny and their family... More 

1 Thank Kj65
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

We found Paintbrush Adventures by googling. I didn't see a lot of reviews but decided to give them a chance. We are so glad that we did. We booked a 1 hour trail ride and it was great! Our guides Carly and Lexi and their dog named "Dog" we're very informative about the area and very pleasant. We rode along... More 

1 Thank Valerie B
Dublin, OH, USA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We've gone on several rides with Paintbrush Adventures ranging from day trail rides to rides where we camped up in the mountains for several nights. To spend time with Wanda and her husband is priceless....the stories, the history, the landscape, the wildlife, the memories are unbeatable. These people are the hardest working, have the most integrity, are the most interesting... More 

1 Thank JaniceBird
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We booked with Paintbrush adventures for a week of ranch days. City Slickers IV - Curse of the East coasters. We could not stay on the Ranch or in their Ranch house (which I heard is beautiful) along the Stillwater river (Fishermen usually book this far in advance) because it was booked. We stayed at another ranch 8 miles away... More 

5 Thank Dukdang
Billings, Montana
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Our group of family and friends totaled 12 and we were easily accommodated on a glorious trail ride. The mountain view and river trail are gorgeous. The horses and equipment top notch. We enjoyed every minute of this experience and recommend it highly. For the record, most of us had no experience around horses. Wanda's horses and her staff are... More 

3 Thank CarpeDiemMT

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