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North American Indian Days

5.0 (4)
days 7 days nights 6 nights
USA
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

We're organizing a special week from July 7th focused on experiencing Native American life firsthand, both as we perceive it and as they live it in the modern era. We believe the best way to understand their culture is through personal engagement - sharing meals, hearing stories, and spending time with native horse riders. You'll have the opportunity to be our guests as we connect with Native friends on their land.

Our main highlight is horseback riding, exploring the Blackfeet reservation and surrounding areas where they historically lived and thrived. Riding alongside experienced native guides offers a unique perspective. Apart from riding, we'll gather for meals, leisure, and even some horseback activities like roping. We welcome everyone, including women who enjoy roping.

Limited cabins are available, and spots are filling up fast. If interested, please contact us soon. It's bound to be an unforgettable week unlike any other.

* there is a discount for a couple stay

from US$ 3 995
per tourist for 7 days
Tour starts
Montana, Flathead County, Essex
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 8 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Bill B.
Bill B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
We are Bill, Diana & Dusty, the Ranch Owners. Our home becomes your home during your stay and we wouldn’t want it any other way. From the moment you arrive, we’ll greet you and make you feel like you are a part of our family! You’ll stay in one of our cabin rentals or in the lodge itself. In addition to that, you have access to the property, including most of the lodge, the pastures, Bear Creek, the riding arena, tack room and the corrals. Our ranch is “guest friendly” as are we! We will make you feel comfortable and welcome while adventuring in Montana. There is no better place to ride than out in the open country with the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Tour highlights

Celebrate Indian Days
Participate in the annual Indian Days Celebration of the Blackfeet Nation
Enjoy Breathtaking Views
See some of the most spectacular country in North America
Get to Know the Locals
A trail with a strong emphasis on the Indian way of life not only as we see it but as they view their lives in the 21st century

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

A very special week encompassing the Blackfeet world and traditions.

Arrival on Sunday afternoon. 
We will pick guests up at the airport using the airline arrival times provided by guests. 
After an hour’s drive to the ranch, guests will be shown to their cabins.

Following ranch arrival and introductions, everyone will meet again at the corral and barn at which time we’ll all be matching horse to rider and rider to the proper sized saddle. Plan on spending an hour or more getting comfortable with horse and saddle and moving around the arena using proper horsemanship. 

After the arena clinic, plan on having hors d oeuvres and drinks, with dinner following at approximately 6:30pm. 

After dinner and dessert, we’ll all get together and go over the plan for the following day and the first ride of the week. We will also ask you to fill out a liability release form as well as a conservation permit to ride on the Blackfeet reservation. Get a good night’s sleep!

Day 2
Get to know your horse
Day 3
Trailhead
Day 4
Keep on riding!
Day 5
No time to relax
Day 6
Last adventure
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
6 nights
6 nights
Cabin Accommodation

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Montana, Flathead County, Essex
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Tour conditions

Included

  • transportation to and from Kalispell, Intl. airport;
  • all meals;
  • cabins;
  • horses.

Extras

  • flights;
  • taxes;
  • Indian Reservation Permit (20$);
  • insurance.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
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    Tom
    23 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    What a fantastic trip! Staying at this ranch didn't feel like renting a cabin—it felt like visiting friends! The family was incredibly welcoming and accommodating, and breakfast was outstanding. The lodge, which served as their house, was the perfect place for our family of six adults to hang out. While the cabins were rustic, they were comfortable. We enjoyed feeding grain to the horses, watching Bill and Dusty practice some bull roping, giving their two dogs some love, and going on a horseback ride with a packed lunch to enjoy with a beautiful view. When we got caught in a storm while hiking one day, they kindly offered the use of their washer and dryer. Dusty even mentioned the Blue Moon rodeo in Columbia Falls, so we decided to go—it was a blast! The location of the ranch is perfect for exploring Glacier Park from both ends, as they are about an equal distance from the West and East entrances. Many Glacier is only about a half-hour past the East entrance. While we had read that there was Uber out there, we were grateful for their recommendation to rent a minivan—it was much needed! Thank you all for such a fantastic stay, and best of luck to Dusty and Indi with their new house!
    23 Aug, 2023
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    Kenzie
    22 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Our visit was nothing short of a dream come true! From the warm welcome by the incredibly kind staff to the cozy cabin stay that felt just like home, every moment was memorable. The breakfast each morning was simply divine! The horseback ride offered the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, allowing us to soak in breathtaking views of mountains, wildlife, rivers, and woods. The horses were not only sweet but also impeccably trained. Whether you're exploring Glacier National Park or seeking the ultimate dude ranch experience with the most hospitable hosts, this is the place to be. We're already counting down the days until our next visit!
    22 Aug, 2023
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    Anonymous
    17 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    I absolutely loved everything about this ranch! From the stunning backdrop of mountains to the cozy, clean cabins with awesome beds and pillows, everything was perfect. The food, prepared by Diana and Indy, was exceptional—five-star menus for both breakfasts and dinners. The ranch's main house was welcoming, spacious, and beautiful, and the horses, rides, and views were all incredible! But it's the owners who truly made the experience unforgettable. Bill is a kind and caring cowboy, with a gentle soul and plenty of wisdom and patience. His wife, Diana, is sweet, welcoming, and incredibly generous. Dusty and Indy are a fun and welcoming couple, and spending time with their St. Bernard pups, Diesel and Dixie, was an added bonus! I enjoyed my time so much that I'm already planning to go back next year. Montana is truly a sight to see, and experiencing it from here is highly recommended. I even had the opportunity to spend time with members of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, which was a wonderful bonus! John, who has worked on the ranch for decades, shared fascinating historical information and wisdom about the riding landscape and the Blackfeet reservation. And if you're looking to explore Glacier National Park, it's less than a half-hour from the ranch—truly the perfect location. I can't recommend this place highly enough. I went alone and left with a group of eight new friends—fun, friendly people who I now consider my friends. Don't hesitate—just go!
    17 Jul, 2023
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 3 995
    7 – 13 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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