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Ranch Vacation, Horseback Rides, Saddle/Paddle, Fishing/Fly Fishing, Pack Trips, Drop Camps, Guided Day Hikes, Wilderness Vacations | Absarokee, MT

PaintBrush Adventures | By paintbrush
86 N. Stillwater Rd, Absarokee, MT 59001
2.3k 712

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Saddle up! Paintbrush Adventures and the famous Barron Ranch offer a picture perfect setting, great hosts, authentic hands on cowboy life, horseback riding in Montana, and Montana fishing on a 5th generation working horse, sheep and cattle ranch. It is high energy, fast paced, and very informal year round unlike any dude ranch. Don't look for set schedules and planned activities.

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We are a hard working western family who enjoys sharing our love of the ranching way of life and the sheer beauty of Montana's Beartooth Wilderness. We provide customized three to five day vacation packages.

' Ranch Vacations
(Including daily Horseback riding, non riders also welcome, ranch activites such moving cattle, learning roping basics and more.)
' Guided Horseback Rides
(1hr, 2hr, and full day with lunch)
' Outdoor Adventures - Saddle Paddle
(Combination of horseback riding and white water rafting.)
' Fishing/Fly Fishing
(Stillwater River runs conveniently through ranch.)
' Custom Mountain Pack Trips
(Including horseback trail riding, fishing, and camping.)
' Drop Camps
(Includes packing your supplies in and return a few days later to pack them out.)
' Guided Day Hikes
(Tailored to you.)
' Wilderness Vacations
(Tailored to you.)

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You choose... whether it is staying on the ranch and participating in ranch/cattle work, going on scenic rides, or roughing it in comfort and style on one of our mountain pack trips or any combination of activities and excursions. You pick how you want to spend your Montana vacation!

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Wanda & Tini ' To E-mail us Click Here Our e-mail adress is: wanda@paintbrushadventures.com

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We are your Premier Montana Outdoor Adventure location in the United States, providing Montana Ranch & Horseback Riding Vactions and featuring Day Hikes, Wilderness Drop Camps, Fly Fishing, Horseback Riding, Custom Mountain Pack Trips, Saddle Paddle, White Water Rafting, Rodeos, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats as well as Western Working Ranch Vacations/Dude Ranch Vacations all in the highly popular areas of the Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness ' Billings, MT ' Cody, WY ' Bozeman, MT ' Livingston, MT and Yellowstone Park!

Licensed and Permitted in the Custer National Forest in the Beartooth Ranger District

Operating Under Montana Outfitters License #8880

Our Rates

We are open year around. All of our activities can be scheduled anytime, however, the best fishing will be in the spring, summer or fall. Float fishing on the Stillwater, Yellowstone and Bighorn River is available with Montana Fly Fishing and guides from Bighorn Country Outfitters. (Lic#8880)

Whitewater Rafting Trips can be combined with our Trail Rides for a day of family fun! We welcome birthday parties, family reunions, corporate retreats, etc. Advanced reservations are required for Pack Trips and Drop Camps. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the dates of these vacations.

Cabin Accommodations

Up to 8 people .. $225 per night

$50 for each additional person

Weekly and monthly rates are available at a discounted price.

Rates negotiable.

50% deposit required to secure dates. Refundable if cancellation is within 30 days.
Balance due at check-in.

$100 cleaning fee

Food and Catering available for additional fee.

(Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.)

Pack Trips

Rates are per person with 2 or more people.

2 Days/1 Night . . . $550.00
3 Days/2 Nights . . $825.00
5 Days/4 Nights . . $1375.00
7 Days/6 Nights . . $1925.00

(Rates for one person--add $75 per day.)

Working Ranch Vacation

Rates are per person.
Per Day . . . $275.00

Drop Camps

$200 per horse per day, 2 horse minimum, 150 lbs. per pack horse.

Trail Rides

1 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
2 Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00
Full Day (includes lunch) . $165.00

Day Hikes

$75 (includes lunch)

Saddle & Paddle

Combination Horseback Riding and Whitewater Rafting Trip.

$80 per adult, $50 per child.