5 nights/6 days priced at $1450 double occupancy shared room only. A $300 deposit secures your spot. This amazing 6 day trip takes place in Gateway, Montana which is located 12 miles outside of Big Sky. The ranch is a short one hour drive from Bozeman (BZN) airport. Your log cabin is surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Gallatin River which was the location of the famous fishing scenes in the movie "A River Runs Through It". This western themed Happy trip is loaded with adventure, but we also have left plenty of time for you to explore on your own. On your arrival day we have a very special river front meet and greet chuckwagon dinner. Campfires, games, and plenty of food will be served cowboy style! Your trip includes a 3 hour whitewater rafting trip, horseback rides, a pig roast and hiking to the Beehive Basin. This trek was named one of the 10 best hikes in North America! We will also have nightly campfires and sing alongs too! (Campfires are subject to restrictions by the county) The ranch is located 35 miles away from West Yellowstone so on your free day you are welcome to spend the day at the National Park. The Gallatin River and Yellowstone River are famous for trout fishing so we highly recommend this optional excursion on your free day. There simply is no shortage of activities on this soon to be epic Happy in Montana week! Check out the itinerary section below for the all the trip details.
Friday Day 1) Arrival Day at the 320 Guest Ranch. https://320ranch.com
Check in is at 4pm.
Each room has 2 queen size beds. It's possible to add a 3rd person to the room as long as they can share a queen size bed with the other guest. The cabins are a duplex so you share the front porch with your neighbor. Since we have secured 12 cabins we will most likely have all of our guests in the same location.
At 5:30pm we will meet in front of the office and walk to our riverside meet and greet location. A western style BBQ will be served. A detailed menu will be included in your printed itinerary.
At 5:30pm we will meet in front of the office and walk to our riverside meet and greet location. A western style BBQ will be served. A detailed menu will be included in you printed itinerary.
Saturday Day 2)Enjoy complimentary breakfast. Today we will depart for a half day rafting trip. The rapids are mostly class 2 and 3 allowing you to enjoy the scenic trip down the Gallatin River.
Breakfast included. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Sunday Day 3) Enjoy complimentary breakfast. This is your free day. You can drive to West Yellowstone which is 35 miles away or hire a fishing guide. I will email a complete list of optional activities based on your interests. Be back at 6pm for the ranches pig roast dinner and music.
Monday Day 4) Enjoy complimentary breakfast. Today we will go on an afternoon horseback ride. This 2-3 hour ride is absolutely incredible, and its a good chance to see wildlife. a
Breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Tuesday Day 5) Enjoy complimentary breakfast. We will depart after breakfast and drive to the Beehive Basin trail. Bring your own packed lunch in your backpack for the 7 mile trek. If 7 miles seems to much we can recommend another hike that is only 1.5 miles to Ousell Falls.
Info about the hike
Breakfast included Pig Roast Dinner Included.
Wednesday Day 6) Enjoy complimentary breakfast. Today is your departure day so they're no planned activities. Check out time is 10am.
The ranch has an onsite restaurant that is open for breakfast and dinner. You should definitely plan on dining here on one of your evenings. There are also several restaurants located nearby at Big Sky. You should also consider dining at the Riverhouse Grill which is known for its BBQ and beer selection. The restaurant is extremely popular so it's better to arrive at 5pm.
5 nights at the 320 Ranch https://320ranch.com
4 breakfast, and 2 dinners
Half day whitewater rafting
Half day hiking
Two hour Horseback riding
What's Not Included
Airfare to Bozeman
R/T transfers to the ranch. You will need to rent a vehicle in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, or Jackson Hole to get to our hotel. Those of you who know each other on the trip can rent a SUV or Minivan together to share expenses.
Tips for your guides
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Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT - $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 60 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 60 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 60 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
Final payments for our Croatia Cruise are due 90 days before departure.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 60 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.