Ranch Rider Introduces Pop-Up Experience To Help Preserve Montana’s First-Ever Dude Ranch

Ride close to Yellowstone; Montana's Historic O.T.O. Ranch is just over 10 miles from the north gates of the national park (c) Scott T Baxter​

Ride close to Yellowstone; Montana’s Historic O.T.O. Ranch is just over 10 miles from the north gates of the national park (c) Scott T Baxter​


Kent, UK, 2023-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider is introducing its first ever pop-up dude ranch experience. Montana’s historic O.T.O. Ranch is being leased by the True Ranch Collection, with bookings available from June 25 to August 12, 2023. In a prime location, the property, which lies in a mountain valley along Cedar Creek, is just over 10 miles from the north gates of Yellowstone National Park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the O.T.O. Ranch originally opened for city slickers in around 1910, making it the first ever dude ranch in Big Sky Country. And, worthy of note, Theodore Roosevelt is listed as a former guest. In a bid to help restore the property, the True Ranch Collection is working in partnership with the Custer Gallatin National Forest. A donation is included in the cost of the holiday, and 100% of the proceeds from this special pop-up event will go toward efforts being made to restore and preserve the O.T.O. Ranch.

Montana’s O.T.O. Ranch is the state’s very first dude ranch (c) Scott T Baxter

Sandra Potter, Marketing Director at Ranch Rider, comments, “This is a fabulous opportunity, not only to enjoy an authentic dude ranch holiday, but also to be part of preserving the history and culture of America’s West. The proximity of the O.T.O. Ranch to Yellowstone is an added bonus, and for guests booking a six-night stay at the property, a tour of the national park is included in the price.”

Classic dude ranch adventures await, including horseback riding in the Montana wilderness, sport shooting, archery and hiking; plus special events and evening entertainment. A hiking and horse riding paradise, the trails are home to plentiful wildlife including buffalo and bighorn sheep, and the O.T.O. Ranch is set in the heart of the migration corridor for elk. Off-ranch activities include white water rafting and visits to the Yellowstone hot springs.

Fat tire biking is just one of the many pursuits offered at Montana’s O.T.O. Ranch (c) Scott T Baxter

Accommodations will be based in the properties original log cabins with modern glamping-style bathhouses provided for each one. When it comes to dining, guests can expect a mixture of cowboy cookouts on the front lawn; cocktails and dinners enjoyed in the original lodge; and sack lunches out on the trail.

Cabin 2 at Montana’s Historic O.T.O Ranch

Six nights at the O.T.O. Ranch pop up with Ranch Rider from £2,995pp (two sharing) including a £388pp donation to the ranch, accommodation, all meals, horseback riding, ranch activities, special events and evening entertainment, taxes and gratuities. Excludes transfers and return flights.


For more information on Ranch Rider please contact (020 8776 8709; ranchrider@frontier-travel.co.uk; ranchrider.com). ATOL PROTECTED No 5405 ABTA W3207.

Notes to Editors
Ranch Rider offers riding holidays in the USA, Canada, Jordan, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya and Eswatini. The specialist tour operator is part of the award-winning Frontier Travel Group, which also includes Frontier Canada, Frontier Ski, Frontier America, American Round-Up and Independent Traveller’s Africa program. The company offers tailor-made skiing holidays, bespoke itineraries, including fly-drives and escorted holidays, and ranch holidays.