What to Bring

Here’s a list of items to consider bringing to make your trip to McGinnis Meadows Ranch as comfortable as possible.

MCGINNIS  MEADOWS GEAR LIST

PEAK SEASON

  • Riding boots (slip on preferred)
  • Hiking boots (tennis shoes)
  • Socks, over the calf work best
  • Long johns/tights for cold weather/evenings
  • Sport bras
  • Long sleeved shirts (avail. in our gift shop)
  • T-Shirts (avail. in our gift shop)
  • 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:
    • Toothbrush, paste, brush, comb, chapstick, lotion, powder, deodorant, razor blades, smelly stuff, dental floss, hair elastics, shampoo, rinse, etc)
  • Watch
  • Books (lots here in our library)
  • Binoculars
  • Pen/paper/stamps
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Medications
  • Laundry bag
  • Favorite beverage (alcohol)

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!

Cash or check for the masseuse!  Gratuities are not included.

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.

We have many name brand clothing items in our gift shop with our logo and “The Backward Z”, silk scarves, Backward Z jewelry, a wide variety of gift ideas, and custom tack.

Receive discount in Kalispell, just let them know you are a guest at McGinnis Meadows: Corral West, Murdochs, and Western Outdoor.

WINTER GEAR LIST

  • Watch
  • Books (lots here in library)
  • Binoculars
  • Riding boots (slip-on please!)
  • Muck boots (we do have extra pairs here)
  • Wool socks (over the calf works best)
  • Long Johns for cold weather
  • Wool gloves
  • Scarf
  • Sports Bras
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Jeans
  • Sweaters (wool or polyester is best)
  • Lined or down jacket
  • Beanie or cowboy hat (avail in gift shop)
  • Slip on shoes for cabins & lodge
  • Sleepwear
  • Books (lots here in our library)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Medications
  • Laundry bag
  • Favorite beverage (alcohol)
  • Toiletries:(toothbrush, paste, brush, comb, chapstick, lotion, deodorant, razor, dental floss, hair elastics, etc.)
  • Laptop, Smart phone or iPad (we have Wifi in the lodge)

Provided at the Ranch:

  • Robes
  • Hair dryers
  • Water bottles for use
  • Complimentary slippers
  • Laundry facilities and ironing board
  • Yak-Traks to slip onto your winter boots

We have many name brand clothing items in our gift shop with our logo and “The Backward Z” including short and long sleeved shirts, sweaters, jackets—even gloves! We also sell silk scarves, Backward Z jewelry, and a wide variety of gift ideas and custom tack.

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!

Keep up on all the ranch happenings on The Highline, our weekly online newsletter www.mmgranch.net/thehighline.  Call toll free 866-764-5569 or email info@mmgranch.net if you have any questions. See you soon!