Our famous cookouts and campfires

It wouldn’t be an Averill’s dude ranch vacation if we didn’t take you and your family out, via horse or vintage fire engine, to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner around a blazing campfire in the wooded foothills surrounding our ranch.

Breakfast Ride

A Family-Oriented Morning Ride

A leisurely, early morning outing, our breakfast ride takes guests on horseback up a forested ridge where you’re greeted with the smell of woodsmoke, bacon and coffee in the woods.

Lunch Ride

A Longer, 4-5 Hour Ride With Lunch for Intermediate and Advanced Riders

Perfect for guests looking for a longer trek, our lunch ride starts at the lodge and makes its way to a rustic hillside cabin, complete with gorgeous views of Swan Lake.

Mountain Steak Fry

A Family Tradition on Wednesday Nights

Every Wednesday night, we put on our classic steak fry in the woods above our ranch with a bonfire and live entertainment. Ride your horse up to the site or take a seat in our vintage fire engine and enjoy a real Montana cookout with campfire, cowboy songs, cold beer and wine.