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Click on the tabs above to plan your Dunrovin Ranch visit and experience the best of Western Montana. Dunrovin offers exceptional horseback riding adventures, horsemanship lessons, children’s programs of all kinds, a special place for your wedding or family reunion, gracious lodging, and unique educational programs.

DaysAtDunrovin is our online community where people gather to enjoy ranch life and wildlife from afar through the magic of the internet. By joining DaysAtDunrovin as an annual member you receive Dunrovin Ranch discounts on children’s programs, visits, parties, rides and more!

Plus you become a member of the community and stay connected with us year round. The Dunrovin Ranch fun need not stop when you go home. You can enjoy our animals and activities in your own home via our live webcams , chat, blogs, and special live events. Please join us and help us create a meaningful on-line community of people dedicated to animals, nature, education, science, and the arts.

See Montana from the Back of a Horse 

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Dunrovin offers a variety of riding opportunities with our smooth gaited Tennessee Walking Horses – both on the ranch and in the surrounding Lolo National Forest. Weather may influence where we ride, but rarely does it hinder riding. Fog and rain lend mystery and enchantment to the experience as easily as late afternoon sun illuminating bear grass blooms; while a little dusting of late spring or early autumn snow can create an enchanting forest that gives both horse and rider energy and delight.

Our riding opportunities include short corral sessions for groups, riding lessons, ranch rides along the Bitterroot River, part day and full day scheduled rides deep into the mountains, personalized rides for your group only, pony sessions for the kids, and special rides for very special occasions (an anniversary ride to a secret dining spot in the mountains, an engagement ride with a hidden diamond ring, etc.). With superb, athletic and responsive horses, expert instruction and guidance, hundreds of miles of trail to explore, and a creative staff ready to put together just the right ride for you, there simply is no better place for horseback riding than Dunrovin Ranch!

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All Dunrovin rides start with a short lesson in our riding arena to provide the rider with the information and confidence to really enjoy their time with their equine partner. It also gives us a chance to carefully match the right horse with each rider, adjust the saddle to ensure a comfortable ride, and answer any questions.

Riders are provided with a safety helmet, water bottles, and a “comfort kit” with some essentials that they might need along the trail – sunscreen, energy bar, bug repellent, sanitary hand wash, tissues, and lip balm. These items all fit in the “horn bag,” a bag that drapes over the saddle horn and is easily accessible to the rider throughout the ride. These bags have plenty of extra room for personal items such as cameras and cell phones.

Riders should be sure to wear long pants and shoes with a smooth, sturdy sole and small heel. We do have a selection of cowboy boots that clients can borrow if they lack appropriate footwear. Long sleeve shirts are also advised. Layer clothing is always best when going out in Montana’s back country – thunder storms can come out of nowhere! Dunrovin provides riding rain slickers that cover your entire body.

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Day Trail Rides

Ranch and River Rides

River and Ranch Rides are our most popular rides, offering approximately one to two hours in the saddle. Both rides start in our arena with individual instruction to ensure that horse and rider are working together. River rides ford the Bitterroot River and continue onto adjacent public land, traveling upstream along the riparian area, through the forest, and across some open meadows. The ride culminates with a short up-hill to an overlook, offering views of the Heavenly Twins down the Bitterroot, Ch-paa-qn Peak west of Missoula, the Rattlesnake Wilderness and even part of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Ranch Rides meander along the Bitterroot river and through a beautiful wetland meadow. Both rides conclude back at the ranch.

Ranch Ride 1 hour $80/person
River Ride 2 hours; available July 1st $110/person

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Part and Full Day Trail Rides

Part day rides are four hours in length and full day rides can be up to nine hours. Make your ride private.  Private rides are just that – private and personalized to your particular groups needs and limited to your private group.  Personalized rides have a three-person minimum and can accommodate groups up to eight people in size. Rides can vary in duration and speed, depending on your preference and comfort level. There are always options to stop for hiking, drawing, photography, or swimming in a cold mountain lake. Consider starting early in the morning for the best wildlife viewing, or ending late in the evening to capture a sunset. If you’re a history buff, make sure to ask about our Lewis & Clark ride – and ride in the hoof prints of history. Hearty snacks are provided on part day rides while full day rides include a picnic lunch. Simply give us a call and we’ll help you design your own unforgettable ride. All rides must be scheduled in advance.

Part Day 4-6 hours $150/person
Private Part Day 4-6 hours $200/person
Full Day 6-9 hours $250/person
Private Full Day 6-9 hours $300/person

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Weekly Riding Passes

For the avid horseback rider, Dunrovin Ranch offers a weekly riding pass that covers daily riding activities for a full seven day. Activities vary from day to day and may include riding lessons, ranch rides, part and full day trail rides, corral sessions, and horseback games.

Weekly Riding Pass 7 Days $800/person
Weekly Riding Pass (Dunrovin Guests) 7 Days $720/person

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Special Rides for that Special Occasion

Dunrovin loves nothing better than creating totally unique rides for special occasions; propose to your sweetheart on a mountain top with a diamond hidden in you saddle bags; ride with your spouse to a Lolo Peak overlook for an unexpected formal dinner with table linens, music, and champagne to celebrate your anniversary; take your 12 year old daughter and her friends on a birthday ride to find a cake and presents waiting under a tree; or invite your girl friends for a horseback tea party! We are limited only by our imaginations!

Prices for special rides depend on the length of the ride, special arrangements, additional materials, and staff labor required to plan and conduct the ride. Call Dunrovin to get started on building a very memorable ride to impress that special person in your life!

Specialty Rides 1 day $250-$350/person

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Riding Lessons

If you’re not sure that you’re ready to hit the trail, a riding lesson might be a good idea. Lessons are all- encompassing and include time for brushing and tacking up your horse—to give you a more personal connection to your equine partner. Spend time in the arena focusing on your particular interests or needs with one of Dunrovin’s several instructors. Lessons usually last up to one hour, but can be arranged for longer. Please call us to determine which instructor best compliments your goals. Cost is dependent on instructor.

Riding Lessons 1 hour $50-$100/lesson

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Pony Sessions

Pony sessions give youngsters a chance to ride our one of our three ponies. Cool Dude, a moderately sized Pony of America, is perfect for older children while Bonnie & Clyde, our two miniature Shetlands, are sized for even the youngest buckaroos. Pony sessions can be 30 minutes to an hour in length.

Pony session 1/2 hour $30/child
Pony session 1 hour $40/child

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Corral Sessions

Corral sessions offer a safe opportunity to experience horses within the confines of the ranch’s corral. This is perfect for family outings with younger children (children must be at least eight years old to head out on the trail) or groups with varying age levels, interests and abilities. Corral sessions vary from one to two hours in length and often include games, gaiting and general horsemanship.

Coral Sessions

Five Riders 1 hour $200
Additional Riders 1 hour $50/rider
Additional Hours Per hour $20/rider

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Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

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The Place to Be for Kids 3-17!

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With special age appropriate programs, Dunrovin connects kids with horses, fishing, arts and crafts, and outdoor recreation of all kinds.

Registering for Kids’ Programs Is Easy

Pre-registration is available to Days at Dunrovin Annual Members. Once you’ve purchased your annual membership, call to schedule your programs. You’ll be able to register for any of kids’ camps for a discount!

Pony Sessions

Pony sessions give youngsters a chance to ride our one of our three ponies. Cool Dude, a moderately sized Pony of America, is perfect for older children while Bonnie & Clyde, our two miniature Shetlands, are sized for even the youngest buckaroos. Pony sessions can be 30 minutes to an hour in length.

Pony session 1/2 hour $30/child
Pony session 1 hour $40/child

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Corral Sessions

Corral sessions offer a safe opportunity to experience horses within the confines of the ranch’s corral. This is perfect for family outings with younger children (children must be at least eight years old to head out on the trail) or groups with varying age levels, interests and abilities. Corral sessions vary from one to two hours in length and often include games, gaiting and general horsemanship.

Coral Sessions

Five Riders 1 hour $200
Additional Riders 1 hour $50/rider
Additional Hours Per hour $20/rider

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Spring and Fall Pony Club 

There’s no separating kids and ponies! During the school year in both the spring and autumn, Dunrovin offers a six week pony club for kids who really want to learn about how to ride and care for a pony or a horse. The program stresses safety, responsibility, and independence. Each weekly session is for one hour and one half hours (1.5hours). Kids are grouped by age: preschool 3 to 6 year olds; early grade school 7 to 10 year olds; upper grade school 11 to 13 year olds; and high school 14 to 17 year olds. Our Shetland Ponies partner with the preschoolers; and our Pony of America or one of our gentle Tennessee Walking Horses are matched with the grade scholars. All activities are conducted out of doors. Enrollment is limited.

Spring Session (6 weeks)

Week of April 20, 2015 – Week of May 25, 2015

Monday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm or 5:30pm to 7:00pm
or
Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm or 5:30pm to 7:00pm
or
Thursday, 3:30pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6:30pm

 Spring D@D annual member non-members
Pony Club $198/child $220/child
Pony Club $180/extra sibling $200/extra sibling

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Autumn Session (6 weeks)

Week of September 14, 2015 – Week of October 19, 2015

Monday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm or 5:30pm to 7:00pm
or
Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm or 5:30pm to 7:00pm
or
Thursday, 3:30pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6:30pm

 Autumn D@D annual member non-members
Pony Club $198/child $220/child
Pony Club $180/extra sibling $200/extra sibling

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Spring and Fall Youth Program

Dunrovin is excited to offer a youth program for ages 13 to 17 years old.  The program emphasizes, safety around horses, more advanced riding skills and horse care.  Each weekly session is for 2 hours.  The time will be split between learning how to halter, groom and saddle a horse, riding skills varying from opening and closing gates to cantering, as well as helping with the feeding the horses are the responsibilities that accompany horse care.  This program is for older kids who are more serious about learning how to ride and learning the responsibilities of horse ownership.  All activities are conducted out of doors and in a group setting.  Enrollment is limited.

Spring Session (6 weeks)

April 24, 2015 to May 29, 2015

Friday, 4pm to 6pm

Spring D@D annual members non-members
Youth Program $252/child $280/child

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Autumn Session (6 weeks)

September 18, 2015 to October 23, 2015

Friday, 4pm to 6pm

Autumn D@D annual members non-members
Youth Program $252/child $280/child

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Summer Horse Camps at Dunrovin

Summer day camps combine horsemanship training with lots of other fun outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, dancing, swimming, fishing, and canoeing. Camps start at 9AM and run until 5PM each day of the week. Before and after camp childcare is also available. Each camp is divided into two groups dependent on age: grade scholars 8 – 11 years old; and middle scholars 12 – 14 years old. Safety, responsibility, respect, education, and FUN are emphasized.

All activities are conducted out of doors. Campers bring their own lunch, snacks, water bottles, and appropriate clothing for each day’s activities. Enrollment is limited.

June 15, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

July 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Aug. 3, 2015 – Aug. 7, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Aug. 17, 2015 – Aug. 21, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Horse Camp Per Camp $378/child for D@D members
Horse Camp Per Camp $420/child for non members
Before or After Camp Care Per hour $5/child

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Lewis & Clark Adventure Camp

Summer time is a lot of fun for kids here at Dunrovin! And we manage to sneak some learning in too! Our Lewis and Clark Adventure camp does just that. Kids learn through experience the adventures of Captain Meriwether Lewis, Captain William Clark, their crew and the tribes that guided them along their journey.

We will raft the Bitterroot River, learn about the animals that Lewis and Clark may have hunted, shoot bows and arrows as well as BB guns, visit Traveler Rest State Park, hike a portion of the Lewis and Clark Trail, and enjoy the refreshing waters of Lolo Hot Springs.  Enrollment is limited.

July 20, 2015 – July 24, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Lewis & Clark Camp Per Camp $270/child for D@D members
Lewis & Clark Camp Per Camp $300/child for non members
Before or After Camp Care Per Hour $5/child

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Wet & Wild River Adventures

Is there a better way to spend your summer than playing in the rivers around Missoula? Dunrovin Ranch is hosting 2 exciting weeks of river fun with our Wet & Wild River Adventures camp, showcasing some of Missoulian’s favorite river activities.

Campers will start the week off exploring rivers, learning about aquatic insects with the Watershed Education Network, and fishing with “The Fish Guy”.  ZooTown Surfers with bring the thrills with river rafting on the Alberton Gorge and a day spent getting our feet wet learning how to kayak. We will wrap up the week floating down the beautiful Bitterroot river riding on stand up paddle (SUP) boards.  Enrollment is limited.

July 13, 2015 – July 17, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM

July 27, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM

Wet & Wild River Adventures Per Camp $378/child for D@D members
Wet & Wild River Adventures Per Camp $420/child for non members
Before or After Camp Care Per hour $5/child

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Theatre and Horses

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Dunrovin Ranch and theatre artist, Rebecca Schaffer, are collaborating in this year’s first Theater and Horse Camp! Combine your love of horses and your love of theatre in one week. Campers will have the opportunity to create their own performance, design their own set and costumes, and work with Dunrovin’s horses, donkeys, or ponies to create a once in a lifetime, unforgettable theatrical presentation! Parents, grandparents, guardians, and other loved ones can join us for an end of the week performance, Friday 2PM.  Enrollment is limited.

August 10, 2015 – August 14, 2015

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Theatre Camp Per Camp $252/child for D@D members
Theartre Camp Per Camp $280/child for non members
Before or After Camp Care Per Hour $5/child

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Children's Parties

Bring your own food and create your own activities. Use our space, dance hall and music system, river access, lawn games, fire pits, BBQ and picnic tables. Rent the Ranch Dance Hall (small groups of less than 20 – other compatible ranch activities continue away from party site).

3 hour minimum

Parties 3 hours $99/D@D annual members
Parties 3 hours $110/Non-members

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Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

Name: 

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A Gracious Family Atmosphere

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Dunrovin Ranch guest accommodations are open year-round and offer a private setting, ideal for vacationing families, business travelers, parents visiting their University of Montana students, or area locals seeking a weekend retreat. With only three guest units, Dunrovin Ranch feels more like visiting a favorite aunt and uncle than staying at a commercial lodging.

The Miller family has long been interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Dunrovin Ranch was mistakenly identified as the sight of Travelers Rest where Lewis and Clark camped in route to and from the Pacific Ocean in 1805 and 1806. Hence, the guest accommodations at Dunrovin have been named in honor of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Co-captain William Clark. In Dunrovin’s guest accommodations, you will find pictures of these two famous men along with plenty of reading material about their epic expedition across the Louisiana Purchase that transferred much of the west from French to United States ownership.

Accomodations_collageAccommodations are available on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. Rates vary with season. Additional fees include the 7% Montana Bed Tax. All units have satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet connection. All guests have access to the laundry facilities, barbeque grills, and fire pits.

Dogs are welcome upon approval and with restrictions to ensure the safety and comfort of all other guests and animals at Dunrovin. There is a $20/night fee for dogs and a $50 cleaning refundable deposit is required.

Guest Discounts of 10% are offered during your stay on many Dunrovin Ranch activities, including horseback riding and river recreation.

The Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Suite collageThe Louisiana Purchase guest unit has a French cottage flair. On the second story and overlooking the garden, the scenic Bitterroot River, and the riparian corridor, this studio apartment includes one queen bed, two twin beds, a full bath, full kitchen, sitting area, dining area, air conditioning, and a private patio deck.

Summer Season (May through September)

Price Per Night $175
Price Per Week $1,100
Price per Month $4,000

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Off Summer Season (October through April)

Price Per Night $125
Price Per Week $780
Price per Month $2,500

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The Lewis Studio

The Lewis Studio is located on the ground floor and includes one queen bed, one twin fold out bed, a full kitchen, dining and sitting area, and a full bath.

Summer Season (May through September)

Price Per Night $135
Price Per Week $850
Price per Month $3,000

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Off Summer Season (October through April)

Price Per Night $100
Price Per Week $625
Price per Month $2,000

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The Clark Suite

The Clark Suite adjoins the Lewis Studio and can be rented separately or together with the Lewis Studio to form a one bedroom, two bathroom apartment that sleeps up to 5 people. The Clark Suite opens to the garden patio, is handicap accessible, and includes one queen bed, and a full bathroom.

Summer Season (May through September)

Price Per Night $100
Price Per Week $600
Price per Month $2,200

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Off Summer Season (October through April)

Price Per Night $70
Price Per Week $420
Price per Month $1,500

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The Lewis and Clark Apartment

Lewis and Clark collageThe Lewis and Clark Apartment is a one bedroom, two bathroom apartment that is handicap accessible. It includes one bedroom with one queen bed and one twin bed and adjoining full bath, and a studio with one queen bed, one foldout twin bed, full bath, a full kitchen, and dining and sitting areas.

Summer Season (May through September)

Price Per Night $210
Price Per Week $1,200
Price per Month $4,200

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Off Summer Season (October through April)

Price Per Night $150
Price Per Week $900
Price per Month $2,800

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All Accommodations

 

All accommodations are available for family reunions or other groups:

Price Per Night $350
Price Per Week $2,100

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Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

Name: 

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The Perfect Place for Your Perfect Day

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Dunrovin’s lovely landscaped grounds, beautiful mountain views, private setting, and easy access make it an ideal site for your special outdoor wedding. Just minutes from downtown Missoula, nestled against the Bitterroot River and the Sapphire Mountains, Dunrovin offers everything you need for a picture perfect Montana wedding.

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Wedding Package

Consider the following options on your special day:

  • Present the bride and groom atop a pair of beautifully groomed Tennessee Walking Horses
  • Have your guests met at the road by a mounted parking lot attendant
  • Let your special day linger long into the night with music and festivities around a fire pit

Work with our staff to design a wedding tailored to your wishes. Dunrovin can treat your rehearsal guests to a real down-home ranch experience on Friday evening – only to dress up the next day for a formal wedding complete with white linens and rose petals!

The wedding package includes two nights lodging and exclusive use of Dunrovin Ranch for two days (noon on Friday until noon on Sunday).

The Wedding Package $5,000
Paying with Check or Cash No additional Fee
Paying with Credit Card 3% additional surcharge
Refundable Damage/Cleaning Deposit $500

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Package Amenities Include:

  • 12 picnic tables (seats 88), 4 buffet tables, 7 café tables, 30 patio chairs; seating for over 100 people 20×40
  • Covered Dance Pavilion with Electricity, Lighting, and iPod sound system
  • Wildflower landscaping and potted and hanging flower arrangements available for decorating (June – September)
  • (2) apartments with full service kitchens – perfect for staging and preparation
  • Catering available or bring your own One built-in fire pit on the patio facing the Bitterroot River and three portable fire pits
  • Volleyball, horseshoes, and other lawn games
  • On-site day of event attendant to ensure all the details of your big day!
  • Lodging for up to 9 persons
  • Off road parking
  • Lives video of your wedding streaming over the internet!

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Additional Amenities Available Include:

Mounted Parking Lot Attendant $100
Use of Horse, Pony, or Donkey in Ceremony $300/animal
Additional Staff to Run Errands, Decorate, etc $25/hour
Birds eye video of your wedding $600

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Cost Savings at Dunrovin

Dunrovin weddings can save the bride and groom considerable money over other venues:

  • Our extensive landscaping and many flower barrels, baskets, and table pots limits the need for expensive flower arrangements
  • We do not require that you use a special caterer: you are welcome to use your own – or, as some brides have done, host a potluck wedding dinner
  • You do not need to hire a band or DJ – you are welcome to use our iPod music system
  • You do not need to rent a dance floor or electrical system – it’s already here!

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Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

Name: 

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For Parties & Conferences Large & Small

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Dunrovin Ranch’s unusual setting nestled along the Bitterroot River at the feet of the Sapphire Mountains with beautiful views of Lolo Peak, spacious lawns with mature landscaping, shade trees, organic garden and orchard, expansive decking with garden swing and café tables, green pastures, adjacent public land, and handsome, friendly animals offer an authentic ranch experience right in Missoula’s backyard! We may be minutes from the city, but we are miles away from city life! This quiet, country setting is the perfect site for that special outdoor event – family reunion, anniversary celebration, company party, workshop, clinic, retreat, or performance. Dunrovin’s creative staff is ready to use the ranch’s many resources as well as those of our business partners and larger community to help you host a truly unique event.

Collage_EventsConsider a few examples:

  • Surprise your family with a Bitterroot River float that brings them to Dunrovin for a gourmet dinner beneath the stars or a barbeque around a fire on the beach
  • Host a family reunion with all the kissing cousins – stay at Dunrovin or host the relatives yourself and bring everyone out for a Day at Dunrovin full of ranch activities
  • Invite your employee to a company party complete with horseback riding, swimming, and line dancing lessons after a hearty Montana steak dinner cooked to perfection on the grill!
  • Hire a band, fire up the barbecue, and celebrate that special birthday or anniversary
  • Belong to a singing group? Stage a performance and invite your friends and relatives to an evening concert
  • Gather up those hard to please teenagers for a picnic complete with horseback riding lessons and swimming in the river
  • Make a special outing for the seniors in your life with a picnic where they can connect with farm animals – our donkey, ponies, and dogs love an audience!
  • The staff at Dunrovin has years of experience in the world of parties and events – and we love using our imaginations to cook up new twists on an old event (pin the Velcro tail on the real donkey!)

Children's Parties

Bring your own food and create your own activities. Use our space, dance hall and music system, river access, lawn games, fire pits, BBQ and picnic tables. Rent the Ranch Dance Hall (small groups of less than 20 – other compatible ranch activities continue away from party site).

3 hour minimum

Parties 3 hours $99/D@D annual members
Parties 3 hours $110/Non-members

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A Taste of Montana

A Taste of Montana is the perfect way to entertain visiting relatives, wedding parties, conference attendees, company socials, or special birthday parties. Options for your event include: horseback riding, fly-casting lessons/contests, horseshoe or volleyball games, barbequed meals and fire pit fondue, music and dancing. Have your choice of fare, provided by Dunrovin, a caterer or yourselves.

Dunrovin Ranch’s staff is available to work with you and provide other special activities like pin the tail on the real donkey, the crazy cowboy hat contest, etc. The sky is the limit and we live under a big sky.

Package prices depend on the type of meal served and the kinds of supervised or guided activities included. There is a 10 person minimum. Student and nonprofit groups receive a 10% discount.

Taste of Montana packages include 6 – 8 hours of renting the ranch and activities!

Want a catered Taste of Montana experience?  We will work with you and local vendors to satisfy your Montana taste buds.

Taste of Montana Ranch Activities

Unsupervised Activities-at no charge

  • horseshoe throw
  • swimming, inner tubing in the river
  • volleyball
  • Frisbee
  • ipod music & dancing

Supervised Activities

Guided Ranch Ride (1 hr/person) $80/person
Horseback Riding in Corral (.5 hr/person) $30/person
Fly casting, trick roping, pin the tail on donkey $150/person
Crazy cowboy/cowgirl hat decorating contest $25/person

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Taste of Montana Ranch Extras

Dinner music prices vary
Line Dancing Instruction $100/person
Dunrovin Staff to Plan/Conduct Special Activities $25/hour

Bring your own food and create your own activities. Use our space, dance hall and music system, river access, horse shoe throw, fire pits, and picnic tables.


Rent the Ranch!

Rent the Ranch Facilities

(small groups of less than 50 - other compatible ranch activities continue away from party site)

Per Hour (after 2PM, 4 hour minimum) $125/hour
Per Day (10AM – 10PM) $800/day

Rent the Ranch Facilities

(large groups of 50 or more – exclusive use – no other ranch activities)

Per Hour (after 2PM, 4 hour minimum) $200/hour
Per Day (10AM – 10PM) $1,500/day

While winter weather in Montana can be unpredictable and downright nasty for outdoor events – it can also be a magical time. Dunrovin Ranch has hosted a number of winter parties, picnics, and even performances. Our dance pavilion can be totally enclosed and comfortably heated when outside temperatures are above 20 degrees – which is frequently. Winter picnics have a very special charm with guests gathered around a fire pit to roast a s’more and drink a hot chocolate. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season – and the public land adjacent to Dunrovin has a terrific sledding hill. Our horses love to dress up for the holidays and participate in the fun – so if you believe like we do that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes” give us a call for a truly different winter outing.

Jump start your employees’ enthusiasm and creativity by holding a professional meeting or retreat at Dunrovin Ranch. Our outdoor ranch atmosphere is conducive to lowering office tensions, thinking outside the box, and team building. Gathering professionals in a setting that is relaxed, close to nature, and nothing like their everyday work world can open new avenues of communication and creative thinking. The ranch’s many outdoor amenities can be incorporated into the day’s program: meeting participants can gather around a fire pit for lunch, pick some raspberries or strawberries from the garden, or take a short river side walk during meeting breaks. Just being surrounded by the sights, smells, and sounds of the river, the many birds that call Dunrovin home, the horses playing in the pastures, and the landscaped gardens and orchard serve to encourage participants to step outside their usual thinking and to communicate with each other on a different level.

Dunrovin’s dance pavilion is a unique, but very adequate venue for meetings, seminars, and roundtable discussions for groups up to 40 people. Breakout groups can gather on individual picnic tables for small group discussions; and the entire front deck can be used as a stage for presentations to up to 300. Dunrovin can take care of all of your meeting needs for audio visual equipment, flip charts, refreshments, and meals.

Rent Dunrovin’s Meeting Facilities

(other compatible ranch activities continue away from meeting site)

Per Half Day (after 2PM, 4 hour minimum) $150
Per Full Day (10AM – 10PM) $250

Dunrovin Food Service

Dunrovin works with local food vendors or caterers to provide meeting food service or clients may use Dunrovin’s kitchen and equipment to provide their own food service.

Couple Dunrovin’s atypical setting with professional meeting planning and management and innovative outdoor opportunities to build esprit de corp and you can really see an impact on office productivity and moral.


Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

Name: 

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“The emancipation of women may have begun not with the vote, nor in the cities where women marched and carried signs and protested, but rather when they mounted a good cow horse and realized how different and fine the view. From the back of a horse, the world looks wider.”
                              Joyce Gibson Roach, Western author

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The Dunrovin Ranch Equestrian Club is an adult recreation, social, and service club centered on Dunrovin Ranch’s animal and nature based recreational, educational, and community outreach programs. Equestrian Club members receive significant discounts for use of the ranch, recreational equipment, horses, educational programs, and participate in adventures open only to club members.

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Why Join an Adventure Club

Benefits Include:

Social— Developing friendships with a group of like-minded people; always having someone ready to share an adventure

Financial— Access to resources you need not own yourself — horses, canoes, trucks, trailers, small ranch along the Bitterroot River with swimming hole, riding arena, obstacle course, dance hall, garden, and orchard; group discounts on travel and accommodations

Time and Convenience — Letting someone else do all the planning, scout all the routes, and make all the arrangements

Knowledge — Connecting with experts, artists, scientists, authors, trainers, teachers, and local characters of all sorts across Montana.

Equestrian Club Organization and Activities

The Equestrian Club members work with Dunrovin Ranch staff to organize and conduct all types of activities, adventures, outings, and educational opportunities. Communication among club members and with the ranch staff is facilitated by regularly monthly news letter, group e-mails and social gatherings.

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Typical club activities may include:

  Day trips and tours for wildlife viewing, cultural festivals and events,  trail horseback rides, canoe trips, and fishing.

 Multiple day adventures with and without horses across Montana to  explore via new territory, meet local experts to enrich our experience,  and enjoy the many cultural and natural wonders of our great state!

Mountain Trail Rides

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Workshops, clinics, and retreats on a wide range of topics such as fly  fishing, canoeing, wild flower identification, creative writing,  horsemanship skills, back country first aid, organic gardening, yoga for  horseback riding, and cultural and natural history.

collage 03Horsemanship Training - Lessons, Drill Team. Clinics, Games

Club Benefits

Club members have unlimited access to Dunrovin Ranch on a scheduled basis for their personal use such as fishing, swimming or floating the Bitterroot River, picnics, and visiting and grooming Dunrovin horses. Members may also rent Dunrovin Ranch facilities and river recreation equipment at greatly reduced prices.

Club members may also participate in the horsemanship program and lease Dunrovin Horses for their personal use. The horsemanship program emphasizes safety, natural horsemanship training, developing a meaningful relationship with Dunrovin horses, and trail riding. Program members progress through four levels of horsemanship: beginners, novices, intermediate, and advance riders. As a member’s ability to safely ride Dunrovin horses increases, service fees decrease and lease privileges increase.

Horse lease fees are on a graduated scale: the cost per lease hour decreases as the number of lease hours pre purchased increases. Members are encouraged to participate in horsemanship training activities with reduced lease costs for using a horse during for horsemanship lessons and clinics.

collage 04Helping with Dunrovin’s Community Outreach

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Members are also eligible to participate in the “work to ride” program by earning horse lease hours through assisting Dunrovin Ranch on a variety of work projects – from routine physical ranch work to representing Dunrovin Ranch at marketing events.  Members receive a 15% discount on overnight stays, facility rentals, children’s programs, and guided rides or lessons for family and friends.

Members are encouraged to work with Dunrovin Ranch to bring the many emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits of outdoor recreation, contact with nature, and working with animals to the Missoula Community and beyond. Dunrovin Ranch, in cooperation with DaysAtDunrovin.com, sponsor many community outreach programs, educational opportunities and opportunities for creative expression.

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More Than Riding – Bonding with Your Horse!

Fees and Member Prices

Activity  Member Not a Member
Membership Fee $100/month Not Available
Grooming/Saddling Free $50/hour
Arena Lesson $17/hour $50/hour
1/2 Day Trail Ride $68/person $150/person
Overnight Trips Variable Cost Not Available

Call (406) 273-7745 or e-mail dunrovin@gmail.com for more details.



Make a payment

D@D Annual Members receive a 10% discount!

Up to $100 per reservation.

Make a reservation BEFORE you pay!

Please call for details: (406) 273-7745

 

Make a Deposit/Payment for a Reservation or Service:

NOTE: We process our online payments through PayPal, because of its security, however you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.

Name: 

Date of Reservation/Service: 

Description of Reservation/Service: 

 

Deposit Amount: $.00     (a new window will open)
















ArchP.O. Box 822 • Lolo, MT • 59847
(406) 273-7745
info@dunrovinranchmontana.com


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