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Lake Upsata Guest Ranch in Montana

Lake Upsata Guest Ranch in Montana

© Angela M. Brown (2007)
Sometimes, in order to relax and get away from it all, you really have to get away from it all. A Montana guest ranch, where you’re surrounded by clean air and majestic scenery, is one awesome way to escape the hectic pace of every day city life. Lake Upsata Guest Ranch, located an hour east of Missoula, fulfills that dream of a Montana getaway. Set on a picture-perfect lake, surrounded by rolling forested hills, this family-owned and -operated ranch provides you with a wide range of outdoor activities, bountiful meals, and comfortable cabins. It’s a place where kids can be kids, and adults can be kids too. Whether you’re looking for a memorable family vacation, a couple’s adventure weekend, or an active girls' getaway, Lake Upsata Guest Ranch sets the stage.

Horseback riding is, of course, the highlight activity of any Montana guest ranch experience. Lake Upsata Guest Ranch knows how to make sure your trail ride is comfortable and fun, whether you’re an experienced rider or a complete novice. As you ride, you'll enjoy the chance to view Western Montana scenery from a completely different point of view. You can add activities other than riding to your daily schedule -- or even choose not to ride at all. Follow a morning spent on a wilderness hike with an afternoon kayaking around the lake. The next day, you can try fly fishing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, or visiting a local ghost town. You can even decide to take it easy and relax on your cabin's porch, taking in the gorgeous Montana view. You are in control of how you spend your time.

Hunting and Pack Trips
Lake Upsata Guest Ranch also offers wilderness elk hunting and backcountry fly fishing trips.

Lake Upsata Guest Ranch puts you up in studio-style cabins. Each cabin comes equipped with a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, and a front porch looking out at a fabulous view. There are no telephones, televisions, or radios to intrude upon your Montana escape. There are also no hair dryers.

The meals at Lake Upsata Guest Ranch are wholesome, filling, and varied. Breakfast and dinner are served in the lodge; picnic lunches are packed to your order each day. Breakfast might be pancakes, quiche, or breakfast burritos. Lunches are sandwiches, chips, a beverage, and a dessert. Dinner is always preceded by appetizers. The nightly offering might be salmon, chicken, steak, or ribs, accompanied by a salad, fresh bread, veggies, and dessert. Wine and local microbrews are available at the lodge bar. The staff at Lake Upsata Guest Ranch is happy to accommodate special dietary needs.

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Lake Upsata Guest Ranch
P.O. Box 6
Ovando, Montana 59854

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