Other Activities FUN STUFF TO DO ON AND OFF THE RANCH 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. Jan lives in Bozeman, but if there are at least 3 of you, we can give her a call to see if she is available on a Tuesday or Wednesday. LIFE COACHING Do you have something in your life you’ve been questioning or would like to change? Or maybe just searching for deeper meaning in your life? Come and see how a horse can give you answers. June, who partners with the horse, has a deep love of people and horses and is a certified equine gestalt coach. A private hour session which includes a follow up call is $200 and is an investment in yourself. If possible, book ahead of time, or check with June while you are here. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself”. 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 of time in town or online. HIKING If you are a runner, there are dirt roads that can lead you on a scenic morning run. 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. We are at an altitude of 5800 feet and a steep climb up into the mountains where the air is thinner making it harder to catch your breath. 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. Explore the art museum, stroll the grounds, tour the Bair family home, and enjoy the Bair Barn’s display of historic photographs and ranching memorabilia. Find your own treasures in the Gift Shop featuring books by Montana authors and books about the American West and its history, as well as baskets, jewelry, and pottery. http://www.bairfamilymuseum.org/ UPPER MUSSELSHELL MUSEUM Located just 45 miles east, it is worth the drive to see. It feels like prowling around in someone’s attic or barn. You may run into a full-size replica of a dinosaur skeleton found nearby or a horse drawn hearse with a special passenger. There are several collections of fossils and bones, a new Plains Indian exhibit, and a 2000-year-old buffalo skull. The sandstone buildings constructed prior to 1909 are filled with treasures that belonged to the people who lived, worked, and developed the Upper Musselshell River country. https://www.harlowtonmuseum.org/ THE CASTLE AND CARRIAGE HOUSE ‘The Castle’ is an imposing mansion built in 1989 and is now a museum. The mansion has 12 rooms with hardwood floors and covered with Belgian and Oriental rugs. It is complete with period furniture, mineral samples, clothing and artifacts from the area, including some from the local Voldseth and Grande ranches. A carriage house was added in 1989 to house buggies, wagons, a stage coach, 2 horse drawn fire engines as well as saddles, chaps and other western memorabilia. It is located in White Sulphur Springs which is full of western flavor and a small town appeal. NATIVE AMERICAN PICTOGRAPHS Reachable by horseback or all-terrain vehicles, they are located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. These pictograph paintings were probably deeds of prehistoric hunters and their historic American Indian counterparts. Are they 10,000 year old graffiti or a sacred magical symbolic code, a treasure map, or a historian’s guide book in storied stone? RODEOS Local rodeos are scheduled for the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. They are a fun part of the cowboy’s life with great stock and fun western street dances. There are also rodeos throughout the summer within an hour or two drive. Just Google for more information. Events include the beautiful grand entry, thrilling bull riding, cowgirl barrel racing and breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, roping and team roping.