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Other Activities at Bonanza Creek Ranch

While horseback riding is the main activity at Bonanza Creek, it certainly isn’t the only thing to do. Below you’ll find a great selection of fun area activities. Fit them in in between riding or take a morning or afternoon off and try something new.

MASSAGES

Massage Therapist Jan Diekman has over twenty five years experience in a range of different types of therapy including Deep-Tissue Therapy, Sports Massage, Foot Massage, Reiki(energy healing), Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy and Essential Oils.

But the great news is you don’t really need to know the difference in all of this, she has the wonderful ability to tune in to you and know what your body needs. Her preference is to blend many styles for the best treatment possible.

The biggest benefit of course is how wonderful and relaxed you feel when the stress is soothed away. Many guests, even ones in great shape, find relief from a treatment to help them recover from jet lag, high altitude, and achy, sore bodies after long days in the saddle.

HOT SPRINGS IN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS

Ahhhh…. Nothing feels better after a few days in the saddle. Two pools are fed by natural hot mineral water springs. The outdoor pool water is 95 degree Fahrenheit and the indoor pool is 105 degrees.  White Sulphur Springs is about a 45 minute drive from the ranch. The pools are drained and refilled every night and very clean. 

 

 

FISHING

Enjoy the beauty and privacy of our own stocked lakes. Test your skill against feisty rainbow, cutthroat, or brook trout.  A little equipment is provided, but if you are a serious fisherman, by all means bring your own.  A Montana fishing license is required for fishing on and off the ranch (please purchase ahead).

 

 

HIKING

Take your camera along as you venture out on wild game trails for a little wildlife watching and soak in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world! Local wildlife includes golden eagles, whitetail and mule deer, elk, antelope, bear, coyotes, fox and cougars as well as smaller chipmunks, squirrels, gophers, badgers and jack rabbits.

 

 

WAGON RIDE

In July and August a wagon ride in the Crazy Mountains up to hunting camp for dinner with Mike and Sandy.  Through the sagebrush, mountains and streams for a time of laughter and fun.  Larry, the wagon master, will even let you help drive those magnificent big horses.

 

 

BAIR MUSEUM

The Bair Museum is just up the road and features western history, English antiques, Indian artifacts,antique gun collection, original Russell paintings, as well as the fiesty attitudes of the rich Bair sisters.

 

 

GHOST TOWN

Castle Town was a boom and bust town.  It’s a beautiful drive through the Castle Mountains to a step back in mining history.

 

 

 

RODEOS

Local rodeos are scheduled for the Fourth of July and on Labor Day. They are a fun part of the cowboy’s life with great stock and fun western dances. There are also rodeos throughout the summer within an hour or two drive. Just Google for more information.

 

 

NATIVE AMERICAN POINTS OF INTEREST

Visit nearby buffalo herds, Native American ceremonial sites. See prehistoric pictographs on one of the all day rides.

 

 

 

RAY’S SPORTS & WESTERN WEAR

If you’re looking for some good western wear and gear, check out Ray’s in Harlowton, a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Many a Bonanza guest has come back with full shopping bags from Ray’s. You can also get a Montana fishing license at Ray’s.

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