Runamuk is for those who want a true ranch experience: a ranch getaway with good horses to ride on 18,000 acres of private, beautiful country(mountains, sandstone rimrock, open meadows and pine tree forests), to focus on your riding and the opportunity to move and work cattle.
Guest Ranch, Ranch B & B, Working Ranch
733 Goulding Creek Rd,
FULL DESCRIPTION OF LISTING
We are an actual working cattle ranch that offers a variety of activities. The most common is horseback riding. We offer unlimited horseback riding; ride when you want for how long you want. Our rides are specifically tailored to abilities and requests. Within horseback riding, there's cattle work, trail riding(no nose to tail) to beautiful vistas, through pine tree forests and open meadows, and along breathtaking rimrock, riding to historical areas on the ranch, and arena work(where we gather yearling calves and bring them into the arena for more hands-on cattle work horseback). We will team pen, sort, and cut.
This getaway is a "build-your-own" ranch experience. Devise the schedule and activities you'd like for your stay.
We also offer four wheeling, evening sunset rides, sunrise rides, dinner rides, overnight stays in our homestead cabin, massage, hiking, western music upon request, hot tubbing, and mountain biking. Another enjoyable activity to pass the day is to visit our nearby Musselshell River and float a portion of this on innertubes. We offer free airport transportation to and from Billings, Montana's Logan International Airport.
"[Runamuk] is unspoiled and unpretentious. It doesn't try to be anything, it just is," supervising producer from The Food Network's Secret Life of Cowboy Food.
Airport Transportation is included in your package stay.
Runamuk spreads over 18,000 private acres of beautiful sandstone rimrocks, pine tree forests, meadows and valleys with breathtaking views and picturesque scenery. Each accommodation allows you to enjoy striking scenery, open skies, peacefulness and fresh mountain air.
The guest lodge, decorated with family heirlooms from the 1920s and 30s, is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home with a large kitchen, laundry facilities, and living area. Step right out the back door into nature-timbered slopes and the smell of pine trees. Sleeps 12 comfortably.
Our 3 bedroom guest lodge consists of two bathrooms(one in master bedroom), 3 bedrooms, screened in porch, large kitchen, laundry, satellite television, and central air. This sits 13 miles from the main ranch.
Our retreat cabin, utilized by most guests as a place to just get away, sits six miles from the main ranch and offers absolute privacy. Enjoy the uniqueness of an outdoor shower nestled against rimrock on a hot summer day. This cabin takes guests back to the more simplistic life without cell phones(although most cell phones have service), computers or television. Guests have woke up to deer, elk or turkey feeding below. Sleeps up to six guests comfortably.
TV, internet access and phone are available at the main ranch house.
"I have traveled to some of the finest resorts and restaurants in the world, and Jody's skill in the kitchen rivals some of the best-trained chefs," Kerry, supervising producer of The Food Network's Secret Life of show.
Trust me when I say, your bellies will not go without. Three very good ranch meals are served daily, family style. We believe that good food is one of the greater pleasures in life and therefore serve mostly ranch-raised beef, fresh ingredients from our ranch garden when available, and fresh baked breads and desserts!
Dinners range from roast lamb with homemade mint sauce to spaghetti to a beef rib-eye that fills your plate to an elk roast cooked over an open fire.
Breakfasts range from our homemade recipe for stuffed french toast, yogurt and homemade granola to eggs, bacon(ranch fattened), and biscuits and gravy.
Vegetarian cuisine served on request. Special dietary needs or requests, please let us know in advance.
We do ask guests to let us know what type of beverage they prefer so that we can make sure to have it on hand. Guests bring their own liquor or beer. This can be picked up on the way to the ranch or we'd be happy to pick this up for you prior to your arrival.
If you have a favorite entree or it's someone's birthday and they have a favorite, we want to know! We want to make each aspect of your trip memorable...right down to your meals.
Days at Runamuk are spent with guests participating in a myriad of activities at whatever level they wish. Partaking in everyday ranch activities, unlimited horseback riding, cattle work, just enjoying the peace and quiet, relaxing to a good book, taking an after-dinner ride, partaking in a horsemanship clinic, learning to throw a rope from the ground, arena activities, an occasional campfire with the open sky above and western music(Mike, our local musician who moved to Roundup in the past few years from Nashville is a big hit. He used to open for various musicians.) are just some of your options here.
Everyone is welcome to take an active part in ranch life. May-August we offer arena time with yearling cattle. Throughout the summer we move cattle as needed(and when you’re dealing with yearlings, this is nearly daily), check herd health, and move cattle as grass dictates.
Hiking in the Bull Mountains is an activity that guests do on their own and can head to some breath-taking views. Both hiking and riding offer terrific photography opportunities. Guests often see deer, coyotes, Merriam turkey and eagles on rides, and catch an occasional glimpse of an elk herd. There are many lovely wild flowers and a wide variety of birds. We take any interested guests to local rodeos if they are close enough; other rodeo trips and site seeing trips can be arranged. Past guests have enjoyed trips to Yellowstone National Park(3 hrs), Billings rodeos(1 hour), fishing on the Big Horn River(3 hrs), local rodeos and more! The Fourth of July is a fun time to visit Runamuk as our nearby town, Roundup, offers an array of activities, concerts, and parades for you to take part.
As many guests like to just relax by themselves, we recommend that you bring a good book; however you can choose from our array of historical readings, westerns and more.
10 to 20
Billings Logan International Airport is 50 minutes away.
AirStrip at Ranch:
On Site Medical:
First Aid Personnel Present, Hospital Nearby
May, June, July, August, September
Exception to Months Open:
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(Prices in US dollars - use currency converter below to see the price in a different currency)
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
Activities and Services:
All Terrain Vehicles, Barbecues, Birding, Bring your own horse, Cattle Drives, Computer/Email services, Corporate Groups, Meetings, Cowboy Cookouts, Cross Country Skiing, Golf on Premises or Nearby, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Horseback Riding Lessons, Hot Tub, Laundry Service, Loping permitted, Mountain Biking, Natural Horsemanship, Nature Trails, Overnight Horse Trips, Programs for Children, Riding arena, Saddle Your Own Horse, Sporting Clays, Wildlife Viewing, Wireless Internet access, Working Ranch, Yoga, MOUNTAIN SETTING, RURAL SETTING
We also offer massage and western music upon request.
Spring Roundup and Branding, June 21-26
Come join us and get in on the excitement of Runamuk's ranch branding. This is the real thing. This is our real ranch branding that we're inviting you to experience. We'll ride each day to gather and sort cow-calf pairs,move them to the holding corrals, brand and vaccinate them. We'll then drive cattle to their summer pasture. This is best-suited for the serious rider. There will be a clinician on-hand at all times to answer and help with riding and horsemanship questions.
Runamuk Benefit Trail Ride, June 27-28
Shine up yer spurs and dust off yer chaps, it's that time again! join us for the Runamuk Benefit Trail Ride, wine social, barn dance and and more. On Saturday, *starting at 10am*, enjoy an afternoon sitting on the back of a horse or comfortably in a horse-drawn wagon seeing the sites of the Bull Mountains in Roundup, Montana. Back at the ranch, relax before dinner with our popular wine social and live music. Top off your night with our ol’ fashioned barn dance.