Gear List

  • Riding boots (slip on preferred)
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes
  • Socks, over the calf work best
  • Long johns/tights for cold weather/evenings
  • Sport bras
  • Long sleeved shirts 
  • T-Shirts
  • Lined Jacket
  • Sweatshirts/sweatpants
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Hat with brim and stampede string
  • Slip on shoes for cabins and lodge
  • Sleepwear
  • Bathing suit (towels provided)
  • Gloves (wool gloves work best for the cold)
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket preferred)
  • Sunglasses/RX glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Watch
  • Books (lots here in our library)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Laundry bag

Provided at the ranch:

  • Robes
  • Hair dryers
  • Water bottles for use or purchase
  • Complimentary slippers
  • Saddle bags/water bottle holder
  • Laundry facilities and ironing board

Allergic to bees? Bring you Epi-pen

Gift Shop & Town Shopping

We have many name brand clothing items in our gift shop with our logo and “The Backward Z”, books, tack, ropes, and fun gift items. Gift shop items can be added to your account and paid at the end of your stay.

If you plan on shopping in Kalispell before or after your trip, Murdoch’s and Western Outdoor are great stores for western clothing. Mention that you’ll be a guest at the ranch and they’ll even give you a discount! 

To receive the ranch discount just let them know you are a guest at the ranch


Regarding Gratuities- We are often asked about ranch policy regarding gratuities, which are greatly appreciated. Each of our staff members operate on the premise that giving their best to each guest is a priority, including those working behind the scenes to keep the ranch running smoothly. This ensures you have the best experience possible. Should you wish to provide a gratuity, we have a tip pool that includes all staff and any tips are split evenly among them. Most guests tip between 10%-20% of their total for their guest stay. You can tip cash or have your tip added to your account at the end of your stay.