Around the Ranch

Like going over to your best friend’s backyard BBQ where everything and everyone is ready and waiting with open arms, the staff at the Madison Valley Ranch sincerely welcomes you to feel at home, sit back, relax, and take advantage of all that this pristine property and Southwest Montana have to offer.

Enjoy your time at the Ranch where trout tales and camaraderie abound – not to mention great food. A gourmet four course dinner with appetizers and drinks may tempt you away from your own relaxing but spectacular porch views. Watch marvelous mountain sunsets, sandhill cranes in their mating dance, a fox popping out of its hole, or an eagle soaring.

Meandering trails lead you from the Ranch down to the River for a bird watching stroll or an invigorating run. Afterwards, you can take a soak in our hot tub, conveniently located next to the Jurassic Pond. Don’t be surprised to witness an Osprey diving for a fish as you soak away.

If you don’t get enough fly fishing in on the Madison River during your daily float trip, our newly-restored Jurassic Pond is ready and waiting.  Stocked with feisty Kamloop Rainbows, the Pond is an excellent place for beginners to feel their fish head shake, or for experts to continue to hone their fishing skills. Adjacent to the Pond flows Jack Creek, a small tributary of the Madison that produces nice brown and rainbow trout. Rarely fished, Jack Creek gives anglers a chance to fly fish a little private water, right in our backyard.

The Big Sky entertains against the backdrop of the three mountain ranges framing the Madison Valley. Couple this with our location on the banks of the Channels section of the Madison River, and we suspect you’ll find yourself not wanting to leave!