Elkhorn Ranch

Dinner for All at Elkhorn!
View from Lunch
Turnout Complete
Kids - The Heart of Elkhorn
Play time!
Now That's a Day Off!

A Montana Ranch Experience this Summer!

Just a mile outside of Yellowstone Park and surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and Wilderness, the Elkhorn has been a dude ranch since 1922 . We are now in third generation management, and in some cases, fourth generation dudes. Continuity has created our tradition!

About Elkhorn Ranch

As you would guess, life here is oriented around the outdoors. Almost all of our guests, around forty a week, come to ride, although there are a few avid fishermen and some hikers.

There are twenty-four crew during the summer months; all of us live on the ranch and are encouraged to take part in all activities when schedules allow. The heavy interaction between guests and crew is one of the things that all seem to enjoy most about the ranch.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for people that want to be part of the Elkhorn family.  For both of us to have a great summer you must enjoy both other crew and the weekly guests, be conscientious with a strong work ethic and be a flexible person willing to help throughout the ranch.

Room and Board

Everyone is provided room and board. There are an assortment of bunkhouses and shared cabins; some with bath and some with baths nearby. Laundry facilities are also available on the ranch.

Employee Perks

The ranch provides room and board, wages, and a share in the tip pool.  Crew is encouraged to take advantage of ranch activities when schedules allow. Besides amazing horseback riding, there are unlimited hiking trails and great fly-fishing.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The Elkhorn Ranch can be reached by flying into Bozeman or West Yellowstone. If you drive, we are on Highway 191, 33 miles north of West Yellowstone and 55 miles south of the Bozeman airport.

For Fun

When not working, crew is welcome to ride. This is a beautiful area to take advantage of hiking, fishing and exploring Yellowstone Park.

Our Jobs

Lodging/Housekeeping, Waitstaff/Kitchen Help, Maintenance/Choreperson, Kids Wranglers, Guides/Wranglers

How to Apply

Please apply by using the application you will find on the employment page of our website. Feel free to email or call with questions or for more information.

We will begin opening the ranch in early May and all crew will need to arrive by June 15th and stay at least until the beginning of September. If you send in the application, please be sure to be accurate on the dates you would like to come, and when you would have to leave.