Schedule Information

McGinnis Meadows Cattle & Guest Ranch
Working Cattle & Guest Ranch in Northwest Montana
Schedule Information

Our Season Schedule with Rates

Winter Horsemanship Program

Starting Oct 29, 2017 thru April 21, 2018

Looking to escape the winter blues? Come to McGinnis this winter! Take advantage of low guest counts, great rates and best of all - lots of personalized one-on-one instruction from the ground up!

We will take an average of five guests per week.
There are no housekeeping services during the week.

A continental breakfast will be available each morning.

A dinner like meal will be provided at lunch time.

The kitchen is stocked for dinners and the cookie jar is always full!

Each day guests work on horsemanship from the ground up in our indoor heated arena. The teaching is very focused and each session builds on the last. We might even have you roping by week's end!
Beginners to experienced riders are encouraged to come. Whether learning something new or refining something old, our horsemanship weeks offer plenty for everyone!

*We do require that our winter guests speak fluent English as there is a lot of instruction.

Experience a deeper understanding of Buck Brannaman style horsemanship and leave with the tools that will help strengthen your horsemanship in the months and years to follow.

Rates:
Lodge rate: $1500 per person
Cabin rate: $1600 per person

Additional fees:
Montana Tax: $25.20 per person
Transportation fee: $100 per person

We reserve the right to switch cabins based on accommodation needs.

Spring Program I

Horsemanship Weeks

April 22 - 28th, 2018

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks

Buck Brannaman Horsemanship from the ground up using our horses or you can bring your own - All levels of riders are welcome. Clinic style instruction daily. A great time for fine tuning your riding skills with our experienced horsemen & women.

**There are no daily housekeeping services during the week. 

NEW! For 2018 we will be offering up a fun change to our breakfast meal. This season our guests will be able to experience all of our normal fare, and then some, in a new Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar. It will have all of the favorites that you are accustomed to, while adding an "at-home” feel to your breakfast by letting you choose what you‘d like to start your day off with on your regular morning schedule.

Sandwich fixins, chips and snacks are available for a sack lunch and a dinner meal will be served at 6:00pm.

Spring Program II

Horsemanship and Cattle Weeks

April 29 to May 5, 2018

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks

Early May is still great for spring-tune ups! Buck Brannaman Horsemanship will continue to be the focus along with additional options of roping and branding, which will still be going on at this time. Guests are welcome to participate if they’d like! There will be lots of work weighing branded cattle and moving them to new pastures, so you don’t have to be ropey to join in! Clinic style instruction daily.

These weeks are perfect for those who want to bring their own horse and get it ready for the summer!   Expose your horse to as much or as little as you prefer and we’ll work with you every step of the way to make both of you a success!  Can’t bring your own horse?  Ride one of ours and take all of your knowledge home with you!

May 13 - June 2, 2018

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks Intensive Buck Brannaman style horsemanship from the ground up using our horses or you can bring your own—all levels of riders are welcome. Clinic style instruction daily. We will also be putting all of our horsemanship to use in working cattle each week. There may be some more branding to finish up at this time as well. In addition, we will begin turning out our herd on our new grazing allotment surrounding the ranch.

The meal plan will be the same as Spring Program I

**There are no daily housekeeping services during the week. 

NEW! For 2018 we will be offering up a fun change to our breakfast meal. This season our guests will be able to experience all of our normal fare, and then some, in a new Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar. It will have all of the favorites that you are accustomed to, while adding an "at-home” feel to your breakfast by letting you choose what you‘d like to start your day off with on your regular morning schedule.

Sandwich fixins, chips and snacks are available for a sack lunch and a dinner meal will be served at 6:00pm.

We reserve the right to switch cabins based on accommodation needs.

Peak Season at the Ranch

June 3rd to October 6, 2018

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks

Along with Buck Brannaman clinic style horsemanship, cattle working and exploring country join us in our season long cattle work and cattle drives! Enjoy riding in and exploring NEW COUNTRY in our new 40 square miles of timbered country and meadow land. Those who are looking to cover lots of country will not be disappointed! Move and drive cattle in the timbered mountains surrounding the ranch and learn how to track and find cattle.

McGinnis Meadows Ranch is very conscientious about proper land management and you'll take a big part in it. There's a part for all levels of riders to participate in. Ride the drag to push cattle, ride the flanks to keep those boys in line

The meal plan for Peak Season includes a full breakfast, Sandwich fixins, chips, snacks and drinks to make your sack lunch, Family style sit down dinner with salad bar, beer and wine, and daily housekeeping service.

NEW! For 2018 we will be offering up a fun change to our breakfast meal. This season our guests will be able to experience all of our normal fare, and then some, in a new Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar. It will have all of the favorites that you are accustomed to, while adding an "at-home” feel to your breakfast by letting you choose what you‘d like to start your day off with on your regular morning schedule.

Sandwich fixins, chips and snacks are available for a sack lunch and a dinner meal will be served at 6:00pm.

We reserve the right to switch cabins based on accommodation needs.


Fall Round Up is September 16th - October 6th

Our main agenda at this time is gathering cattle off their summer pastures as well as weighing and shipping cattle. Our Fall Gather runs from mid-September through early October. In the brilliance of the fall colors, we'll cover a lot of country. You'll learn about tracking cattle, and there will be some waspy ones that don't want to come in too badly! You are welcome to ride and participate as much as you wish. Each evening we come home to the heartiest of meals, and 1st class lodging so you'll experience the best of both worlds!

Buck Brannaman Ranch Clinics

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks Jul 15-21st and 22nd - 28th, (tentative dates) Buck will be returning to the ranch to teach his horsemanship & Cattle working clinics. Space is limited!

Each week for 3 full days, Buck will cover Horsemanship 1 in the mornings, and Cattle Working in the afternoons. Two full days are with us either working on horsemanship, trail rides, cattle working, or moving cattle on summer range.

Ride one of our horses or bring your own-we’ll provide space for you horse at no extra cost if you bring your own hay, or for a small additional cost if we provide hay.

Full week only Sunday through Saturday
Ranch lodging only.
For more information about Buck Brannaman clinics, visit brannaman.com.

We reserve the right to switch cabins based on accommodation needs.

Buck Brannaman Majestic Valley Clinics

Buck Brannaman enthusiasts take note! Buck will be returning to the Majestic Arena in Kalispell, Montana July 27-29th, 2018!

If you have questions/ need more information, please go to our clinic website, buckbrannamankalispell.com.

Contact Janice at info@mmgranch.net to reserve your spot, or call (406) 293-5000.

Off Peak Fall Season

October 7th to 13th, 2018

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks

The fall colors are brilliant at this time and the air is crisp. We will be spending a lot of time re-riding for stray cattle in the mountains, as well as shipping out cattle at home. In addition, we’ll be checking on and moving cattle on the mountains around the ranch. Of course we still offer horsemanship and leisurely rides too at this time. 

**There are no housekeeping services during the week. 

**Continental breakfast will be served each morning.  Sandwich fixins, chips and snacks are available for a sack lunch and a dinner meal will be served at 6:00pm.

We reserve the right to switch cabins based on accommodation needs.

Winter Horsemanship Program

Oct 14, 2018 thru April 20, 2019

Click for 2018 Rates & Weeks

Looking to escape the winter blues? Come to McGinnis this winter! Take advantage of low guest counts, great rates and best of all - lots of personalized one-on-one instruction from the ground up!

We will take an average of five guests per week.
There are no housekeeping services during the week.

A continental breakfast will be available each morning.

A dinner like meal will be provided at lunch time.

The kitchen is stocked for dinners and the cookie jar is always full!

Each day guests work on horsemanship from the ground up in our indoor heated arena. The teaching is very focused and each session builds on the last. We might even have you roping by week's end!
Beginners to experienced riders are encouraged to come. Whether learning something new or refining something old, our horsemanship weeks offer plenty for everyone!

*We do require that our winter guests speak fluent English as there is a lot of instruction.

Experience a deeper understanding of Buck Brannaman style horsemanship and leave with the tools that will help strengthen your horsemanship in the months and years to follow.

WEIGHT LIMIT FOR RIDERS is 200lbs. This is for the safety and comfort of guests and horses. Contact us for potential exceptions.

RESERVATIONS: To confirm your stay, we require a $500.00 per person deposit payable by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY:

Winter horsemanship season:

  • $500 deposit to secure your spot, per person. 60% of balance due February 1st. Deposit payable by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. All deposits and payments are non refundable and non transferable.
  • Reservations made after February 1st require a 60% initial deposit.
  • Balance in full due no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Normally this must be purchased 24- 48 hours after booking- please check with your provider.

Peak season:

  • $500 deposit to secure your spot, per person. 60% of balance due February 1st. Deposit payable by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. All deposits and payments are non refundable and non transferable. No exceptions, so please don’t ask.
  • Reservations made after February 1st require a 60% initial deposit
  • Balance in full due no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Normally this must be purchased 24- 48 hours after booking- please check with your provider.

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE DURING PEAK SEASON:

Breakfast is served daily at 8:00 am, lunch whenever we stop, hors d' oeuvres at 5:30 pm, and dinner at 6:00 pm.

Sunday: Check in is at 3 pm. Settle in, get acquainted and meet the crew. Orientation is at 5:00 pm on the week's activities and to learn your expectations too.

Monday: We’ll see you at 8:00 am for breakfast. At 8:45 am we’ll meet you out by the horses and you’ll meet your assigned horse. We work with you individually to adjust your saddle, and to learn this style of riding. We take all the time necessary to ensure you are comfortable with your horse, and you learn all the skills for a great week of working cattle, improving your riding skills, and enjoying the country.

Tuesday - Friday: We are flexible. There may be CATTLE DRIVES on Summer Range, cattle working here at the ranch, Buck Brannaman CLINIC style horsemanship from the ground up, rides out exploring new country, and roping lessons starting from the ground.

Saturday: Leisurely breakfast at 8:00 am, group photos, and we never say good-bye! It's "Till next time!" Shuttle to Kalispell takes off between 9:00 and 9:30 am. Please try to schedule your flight home any time after 11:00 am.



Travel Guard Travel Insurance
If there is any chance that your travel plans might be interrupted, we highly recommend travel insurance! Travel insurance offers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to even a serious illness. Normally this must be purchased 24- 48 hours after booking- please check with Travelguard for specifics.
Phone: 800-826-1300 - Website: www.travelguard.com


For those bringing horses to the ranch for training or for a week’s stay at the Ranch

Owners will be required to show proof of a coggins and well as documentation that shows the horse has been vaccinated for Influenza and Rhino within the previous 2 months. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
 
Top 50 Ranches
Top 50 Ranches

Top 50 Ranches
2013 Best Ranch
We use all Frecker Saddles
at McGinnis Meadows
We use all Frecker Saddles at McGinnis Meadows
www.freckerssaddlery.com
Let them know we sent you!
Copyright 2007 - 2018 McGinnis Meadows Ranch, All Rights Reserved
Website Design by: NW Montana Web Designs