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Sweet Grass (Dude) Ranch

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St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not as advertised. Poor food. Paltry activities. The younger generation of the family does not have the time or interest in producing a dude ranch experience. No campfires. No s'mores. No fireside singing.

Thank dfbradonc
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I visited Sweet Grass with 2 friends and have left with many many more. A very special atmosphere is created at this wonderful place bringing people together with a mutual love of riding and the environment. Contrary to some negative review below, the food was outstanding every single day with great variety and continual offers of more from the kitchens!...

1Thank Liv J
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I travelled with a friend who had a 'working, not fancy' ranch on her bucket list. Well, not only was our every need and want acknowledged by three generations of family members, but the staff was kind, communicative and quite a bit of fun. We understand why over our 10 days here, there were families that keep coming back to...

1Thank time_to_travel33
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Time stands still at this family owned and operated ranch nestled in a lush green valley surrounded by mountains. The scenery is truly spectacular--from the translucent streams and mountain waterfalls to the jagged peaks of the Crazy Mountains to the emerald green forests packed with pine trees, the UX ranch is nonpareil. The lodge and cabins are tastefully decorated and...

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Beautiful ranch, the owners and family very accomodating to all guests needs. Great to have so many choices as to how long and where to ride. Excellent horse chosen for me. My only issue was one of the female wranglers continually criticized my riding-not something to do to a guest. I hold her personally responsible for the loose cinch resulting...

2Thank khansen1946
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My week at Sweet Grass was therapy for the soul and I couldn't have asked for a better holiday. My horse was chosen with careful consideration and I had the opportunity to change if needed. I travelled solo and wished to see as much as possible and this was very much catered for. The wranglers really took the time to...

5Thank gemmaclong
Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend the morning at this amazing ranch. Although were weren't staying as guests at the ranch, Laura and Tony accommodated our desire to see their country with them on their horses! We started the day with breakfast in the main cabin, and then headed out with our wrangler, Clay for a private ride of this...

1Thank Mrsnd2003
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Sweet Grass is heaven in the countryside of the crazy mountains. Great food, family atmosphere and well loved horses, it's impossible to leave not feeling like you've slowed down to a more reasonable pace of life. Great for family or those horse mad folks that love nature.

1Thank Sheridan W
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This place is very special and the moment you arrive you feel welcome and looked after! I returned for a second time this year. Last year on my first visit I met 3 solo girls from uk there and we kept in touch and actually all returned together this year! This place steals a piece of your heart with its...

1Thank lizzacaj
St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If all you want is horseback riding, this ranch is fine. Otherwise, there are no activities, the food is poor, and communication is almost non-existent. Previous visits were wonderful, but in the past two years management has passed to another generation more interested in maximizing profits rather than creating a dude ranch experience. Not once did we have s'mores. No...

1Thank dfbradonc
Management response:

The guest who authored this review was a member of the same group who wrote the review below. Contrary to what this guest implies, this group had never visited Sweet Grass Ranch prior to the summer of 2015. Management passed to the next generation over ten years ago, and it has always been our main objective to share our beloved...

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Additional Information about Sweet Grass (Dude) Ranch

Address: The Carroccia Family, 460 Rein Lane, Big Timber, MT 59011
Region: United States > Montana > Big Timber
Number of rooms: 39
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“The cabin behind the lodge is great if you have two couples or a family. We liked the RX as it was close to the barn and food.”
 of 5 bubbles VanderZyppe, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room with private bath”
 of 5 bubbles formergreat, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The main house is great if you are a solo traveller like I was, you have instant friends upstairs! But a cabin would be better for a couple or family.”
 of 5 bubbles AJ_Traveller2010, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“My husband and I have dibs on the bunkhouse cabin...seriously, there isn't a bad room at the ranch.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraS334, 16 May 2012 | Read review
“Cabins or the Main House - wonderful accomodations”
 of 5 bubbles IndieGirlviaWoodside, 23 May 2011 | Read review
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