Skagway and the Chilkoot Trail: Alaska

Check out historic Skagway! The town created by the gold rush to the Klondike in the 1890s remains one of the best-preserved living tributes to that era. The town is small and good for walking.

Skagway Sightseeing Highlights

* Trail of ’98 Museum: Newly re-opened in City Hall, the museum displays fascinating gold rush memorabilia. Small entrance fee.

* Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park: The whole downtown Broadway stretch, seven blocks, is a national park. A free walking tour of the town is offered by the National Park Service Visitors Center, located in the old rail depot. Tours leave at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. There are also free films and slide shows at the Center.

* Pullen Creek Park: Out by the boat harbor, this is a nice spot for picnicking or fishing for pike and silver salmon.

* Molly Walsh Park: On 7th Avenue, this small play park is great for kids.

* Skagway Overlook: At Mile 1 on the narrow, winding Dyea Road, a turnoff with a wooden bench to sit on affords a wonderful view of Skagway below, on a clear day.

Skagway, Alaska

* Hiking trails abound near town: The trail to lower Dewey Lakes takes one hour round trip. The gold rush cemetery, 1-1/2 miles from town, has fascinating old tombstones and makes a nice walk. Stop by the old train depot National Park Office for more suggestions on trails to hike.

* Skagway in the Days of ’98: The best of the gold rush shows, professionally done and great entertainment, plays nightly at 8:00 pm, as well as matinees, in the Eagle Dance Hall.

* White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad: Built in the gold rush of 1898-1900, this antique narrow gauge railroad still offers spectacular trips each day in the summer.


Skagway has more than its fair share of excellent and entertaining restaurants. Starting from the top:

The Bonanza Restaurant and Bar has a sports theme and good hamburgers.

The Corner Cafe is open year round. 421 State Street PO Box #144. 907- 983-2155.

The Fish Company has great halibut burgers on the boat harbor.

The Sweet Tooth Cafe (907)983-2405 serves cafe fare in a turn-of-the-century soda shop environment. Excellent sandwiches. Open year round.

The Kone Kompany, right on Broadway, serves ice cream cones in many flavors, homemade chocolates and fudge and candy.

The Stowaway Cafe is a lovely little romantic restaurant near the small boat harbor. Fine cuisine, friendly atmosphere.

The Red Onion Bar, on lower Broadway near the docks, was a famous gold miner’s saloon. It is still the most popular bar in town. There are often impromptu jam sessions as musicians come off the ship. A good stop for a sandwich and a beer.

The lounge at the Hotel is a nice place to have a quiet drink. Floor shows in the Gold Rush style are featured on some weeknights. Another favorite local bar is Moe’s Frontier Bar, a great spot for catching the feel of real Alaskan nightlife.

Itinerary Options

Chilkoot Trail: If you can spend some extra time in the Skagway area, hike at least part of the Chilkoot trail for a real taste of the gold rush. Through a 33-mile outdoor museum littered with relics of the past, the full trip is a 3-day hike.

The Chilkoot Trail is an historic backcountry trail, overseen by the National Park Service. There is a ranger station near the trailhead above Dyea, eight miles from Skagway.

You will need a good tent, able to withstand heavy winds, as well as hiking boots, rain gear, a backpack stove and warm clothes. Information and maps are available from the National Park Service at the old train depot in Skagway. Be sure to check in with the Park Service. For information and maps before you go, write to the Superintendent.

This is a fabulous, though arduous, hike. Due to often severe and unpredictable weather conditions, it is not one to be undertaken lightly. On a 3-day hike , the first night’s stop should be at Sheep Camp, just before the steep grade, so that you can start fresh in the morning. On the second night, camp either at Deep Lake or Lindeman City. (In the spring of ’98, it was a tent town with 10,000 inhabitants!)


Carribean: Atlantis, Paradise Island, the Bahamas

Spectacular Bahamas Resort Offers Kids Totally Different Experience

Start with a living, million-gallon saltwater habitat (the world’s largest outdoor, open water aquarium, complete with an underwater walk through a shark lagoon, giant sea turtles and thousands of tropical fish), and combine it with five swimming pools (* including one just for youngsters *), a magical tropical river ride, the Goombay Baths & Slides and miles of glorious sandy beach. Add restaurants and CAMP ATLANTIS offering supervised children’s activities throughout the day and evening (during peak season), and throw in a convenient assortment of money-saving meal plans.

What you have is Atlantis, Paradise Island, a resort experience that may redefine family vacations.
The focal point of the resort is the 14-acre Atlantis Waterscape. There are six marine life exhibit lagoons including a Predator Lagoon with huge sharks, rays and barracuda, more than 40 waterfalls, five swimming pools, two underground grottos for underwater wildlife observation, an underwater clear pedestrian tube for up-close and personal views of sharks, a suspension bridge, and artificial coral reefs. Atlantis even has its own fish curator for the 35,000 pounds of tropical fish guests, representing more than 100 species.

The Bahamas

More than three million gallons of water are recycled four times a day to keep them all happy. Six full-time aquarium employees are also certified divers and are continually involved in catching marine life of all varieties for the resort’s displays.
Kids will also enjoy taking part in the resort’s sea turtle relocation and recovery project. In order to help preserve endangered species, the aquarium staff supervises a breeding program which provides wild turtles with a nesting area called Turtle Beach and then hatchlings are released back to the ocean under licensed, controlled conditions.
But there’s more to do than observe sea creatures at Atlantis. In addition to the supervised children’s pool there is the Goombay Baths & Slides, a series of pools connected by a walkway that becomes an adventure due to computer-controlled geysers, fountains and other surprises. One of the pools is beneath a waterfall, another has mushroom fountains. They all combine to be a delightful family water experience.
If that’s not enough, there’s a delightful Atlantis River Ride that meanders through the lagoons, providing a relaxing ride on a gentle current through the tropical landscape. The Cascades Lagoon is a series of saltwater pools where kids and tumble from one to another. And Paradise Lagoon, a natural 10-acre quiet body of salt water is the ideal place to try snorkeling and swimming.




Smoky Mountain Travel Primer

As a native of the Smoky Mountains and a frequent guest, I am continually awed by the timeless beauty of the mountains. As my own personal life took its share of bumps and bruises, my appreciation of the stability and constancy of the mountains grew stronger. Having grown up in a family that can trace its roots to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville area, the Smoky Mountains will always be home. Over the past 43 years, I have made countless trips to the Smokies, Gatlinburg, and the surrounding area and have enjoyed every minute. While some would say that the commercialism has become excessive, I personally find the wide variety of things to do, places to stay, and excellent mountain food to be welcome relief to the homogenized, pasteurized environments of Disney World and the like.

My nearly 13-year-old daughter finds trips to the area stimulating and filled with all kinds of interesting things. I assembled this directory as a means to promote the Smoky Mountain area and to handle the many inquiries I receive about what’s there to do, where to stay, etc. You may call or write the various businesses listed below for more specific information and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce can also provide additional information. Enjoy the Smokies and the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville-Cherokee (NC) area!

Smokey Mountains

Crossed by four mountain-fed streams, the town contains a wide variety of accommodations at more than 130 motels and hotels, lodges, cabins and hundreds of rental chalets peppering the surrounding mountains. In addition to more than 300 shops, many featuring native crafts, Gatlinburg has more than a dozen family-oriented attractions, from museums to one of the South’s finest ski resorts. A Tennessee “premier resort city,” Gatlinburg is at the main entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers many special events and year-round vacation and recreational opportunities. Gatlinburg is named for a man so unpopular he was actually run out of town. Radford Gatlin first arrived in the area in 1855 from North Carolina and opened a store.

The kitchen has a range, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and paper goods. Bedrooms have king-sized beds. These chalets are equipped with large fireplaces (gas or wood-burning)–not small wood stoves. Firewood is provided. Each chalet is also furnished with cable television, VCR’s, and telephones but the luxury doesn’t stop there. Each chalet is furnished with a large Jacuzzi inside and a hot tub outside for your enjoyment. A washer and dryer are also available for your convenience. An outdoor grill is provided on the large deck.


Vista Verde Guest Ranch & Ski Touring

The Vista Verde is a dude and guest ranch and by definition provides an inclusive package price for all meals, accommodations and activities. However, it sets itself apart in that while the experience and setting are authentically “western,” its feel is more upscale in terms of its horse program (for all ages), an opportunity to participate with (or without) children and have the ability to tailor a vacation to individual needs.

There is a great deal to do a Vista Verde. Here’s just a sample.
Cattle Drives are your chance to experience an authentic cattle drive. Challenge yourself during one of two special weeks at the ranch, when we ask you to ride herd on our cattle. Enjoy the excitement of a cattle drive without all the hardships. Guest Ranch

Explore the natural wonders surrounding Vista Verde on spectacular all-day and half-day hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Ranch guides are available during your stay to lead numerous hikes matched to your abilities and interests – photography, history, wildlife, fishing.

Every trip offers stunning panoramas, informative guides, clear, fresh air and the possibility of finding deer, elk, fox, coyote, beaver, ermine and multiple species of birds in their native habitat.

Learn or polish your fly fishing technique under the complimentary tutelage of our experienced (and patient) guides and instructors. Rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout will provide the competition in nearby rivers and streams, as well as our stocked ponds. First-class rental equipment and access to prized private waters are available as an option.
Really get away from it all on an overnight pack trip guided by the legendary Junior Bedell. You’ll rough it while experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness up close and in person.

Hit golf balls like John Daly in the rarified air of Steamboat Springs. Tee times can be reserved at the challenging Robert Trent Jones-designed course in town with transportation provided by the ranch. Equipment can be rented at their pro shop.

When the last of the aspens have lost their leaves and the snows of Steamboat turn the ranch into “Vista Blanca,” the ranch becomes a ski touring and Nordic center. With about 30 km of groomed trails, including double-tracks and skating lanes, plus the limitless trails in the surrounding back country, it’s a skier’s fantasy. There are plenty of alternatives, too, with sleigh rides, some horseback riding, snow shoeing, dog sledding and plain old fun in the snow. And don’t forget that famous Vista Verde food and the nearby Steamboat Ski Area for exciting downhill action.
Led by our capable kids’ wranglers, our children’s program has lots to do for children of all ages -panning for gold, feeding the animals, riding in our fire engine, fishing, archery, treasure hunts, hiking, swimming in the Ol’ Swimming Hole, sleeping out in the tipi, and more. Fort Smiles offers plenty of outdoor exercise and the Hole-in-the-Wall hangout has indoor games for those occasional rainy afternoons. That’s not to mention the activities shared with Mom and Dad, like riding, rafting, rock climbing and the rodeo.

Your home on the ranch is an authentic log cabin, hewn from native pine. Accommodations are quiet, secluded and genuinely Western. Rustic on the outside, the cabins are hardly so on the inside. Each is fully carpeted and freshly decorated with antiques, comfortable chairs, and thick down comforters. The cabins contain one to 3 bedrooms, living rooms, full baths and a snack bar. There is plenty of reading on hand for quiet relaxation beside the fire or on the big front porch.

While you’ll enjoy the privacy of your cabin, you’ll feel like a part of our family when you are in the lodge. For the family-style meals, the evening entertainment or just plain meeting folks, you’ll find the Vista Verde lodge a warm and inviting place.


Florence Lets You Travel Through Time

The capital city of Tuscany, Florence, is one among the wonderful urban communities that draws traveler continually. Florence has assumed a crucial part in History particularly during the renaissance and medieval times and its commitment to craftsmanship and design.

As renowned to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, let’s discover the must-sees and do’s in Florence.

Religious Attractions and Palaces

FLorence Religious Spot

Churches add to the general society of the city. In Florence, there are multiple houses of worship and these are established in various structural periods.

A portion of the best architectures in Florence are the royal residences that was based on mid 1400s like the Plazzo Davanzati, Plazzo Strozzi and Palazzo Borghese which is a champion amongst the greatest and fundamental Neoclassical palaces in the city. On the present time, Plazzo Davanzati holds the display of the Old Florentine House. The Plazzo Strozzi is used for all inclusive works, style shows up and other social and innovative events.

Museums and Art Galleries

Renaissance, Italy

We’ve continued saying this – Florence has a decent taste for workmanship and artworks making it the art capital of the nation. That is the reason when going to the city, you shouldn’t miss setting off to its prestigious historical centers and displays. Two of greatest displays in Florence are the Pitti Palace and the Uffizi. Both of these displays is opening to broad workmanship collections.There additionally lies the astonishing historical centers like the Silver Museum which houses the wonderful accumulations of silver, cameos and specialties made of gemstones furthermore antiques from wayback.

Manors and Parks

Florence is encompassed by various manors, parks and gardens. These attractions make the trip to Florence more worthwhile.

Florence is a delightful spot with its various attractions and rich history. Essentially ensure you arrange enough time to really find the opportunity to see every last bit of it.

Damnoen Saduak Floating


Bangkok is the capital city of the delightful nation of Thailand. Bangkok is likewise one of those extremely swarmed urban communities. It is a differing qualities of society and identities. Statistics have demonstrated that Bangkok is a standout amongst the most gone to cities in Asia. So on the off chance that you are wanting to have an outing to this heavenly city, here are the spots you ought to visit!

Temple tour in Bangkok

Buddhism assumes a critical part in each Thais life, additionally to Bangkok. The general population of Bangkok constantly offer prayers to the Buddha to guarantee great wellbeing and good fortunes. At the point when flying out to Bangkok, you ought to never miss to visit the diverse lovely spiritual places they have. Bangkok has numerous wonderful sanctuaries or what they call temples to go to. You can visit around these temples, to be specific Wat Pho, Wat Tramit, and Wat Benchamabophit.

Temple Thailand

The Siam Niramit Show

The Siam Niramit Show is the acclaimed stage show in Bangkok that depicts Thailand’s rich social and profound foundation and custom. This world-class show accompanies a delightful Thai supper buffet. The stage where they perform is noted to be the world’s biggest stage. This show has more than 150 entertainers and artists. The main part portrays on how Siam turned into an instrument to have human progress met and the second is to show how karma ties the Thai individuals.

The Beauty of the River Kwai

This exceptionally serene waterway is by all accounts extremely magnificent and enchanted. Appreciate quiet vibe in this excellent site in Bangkok through this one of a kind floating hotel cruise. There are drifting flatboats that has spaces for settlement inside it. You can appreciate candle-light dinner while having a visit on the enchanting waterway. You can enjoy the excellent landscapes and find more about Thailand through this grandiose excursion.

River Kwai

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the prevalent skimming market in Thailand. This floating market sector got to be one of Bangkok’s symbols. This has been one of the most visited tourist attraction in the city. This business sector demonstrates how the merchants of Bangkok live there daily lives. Going by this spot will give you more look at the Thai life.

Beautiful transvestites show in Calypso Cabarat

Transgenders are winning in Thailand. A significant number of the transsexuals are living in Bangkok. This show in Calypso Cabarat showcases the excellent transvestites in Bangkok. They are nimbly moving and singing in vivid and sexy ensembles! You will be stunned with the entertainers’ incredible beauty. Who will ever say that they are really transsexuals?

Enjoy dinner at the Grand Pearl Cruise

Enjoy one unforgettable and extravagant night in this comfortable journey experience. Have a rich dinner at the Grand Pear Cruise in Bangkok. Unwind and loosen up with your accomplice this sentimental and lavish vessel. It is the most favor pontoon eatery in Bangkok. You can then afterwards sip a mixed drink with these fine individuals in light of the fact that the cruise is elite. The upscale atmosphere is joined by great music.


Rio de Janeiro’s Highlights

They say a day or 24 hours isn’t sufficient to meander around all the must-sees when you’re going by another city, as for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The city needn’t bother with much presentation as it’s one of the urban communities around the globe that draws numerous guests. Be that as it may, it is really conceivable to visit the city’s highlights inside of a day and handle and experience their way of life.

We recommend you go on an outing to Rio amid summer so you could appreciate being out on their stunning shorelines and the most went to spots in the city.
Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain

Christ the Redeemer and Corcovado Mountain is arranged at Corcovado, Parque Nacional da Tijuca. It’s a religious site where you can go touring of the city’s superb incredible perspectives. As it is a religious site, it is all around prescribed to be your first stop particularly in the morning as the spot is not yet that swarmed and the Christ Statue itself is formally one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. This spot is truly decent to go to particularly on a sunny day.

Chris the Redeemer

Copacabana Beach

Continue then to Copacabana Beach. It’s one of the staggering shorelines of Rio. You’ll most likely go gaga for the superb perspective and quiet blue water as you take a walk around the two-tone cleared beachfront. You can in like manner chill and get yourself a bottle of icy lager or any beverage in the relaxing seats accessible in one of the shoreline bars. If you are in need for a meal, a pizza maybe however we propose you ought to try the customary Brazilian fish stew, there are additionally a few shoddy or high class feasting places in the territory.
Ipanema Beaches

You might have the Ipanema Beaches as your next stop from the Copacabana shoreline. One of the well known beaches here is the Arpoador. You might spruce up by having some great chilly drink or have a snappy plunge in this radiant shoreline.

Ipanema Beach

From that point, you might then have a short stop at Urca, where you can witness the unfathomable dusk at the popular Sugar Loaf Mountain. There are mountain up bars where you can sit while tasting a caipirinha mixed drink.

Your trip to Rio, obviously, wouldn’t be a finished affair if you somehow managed to miss the city’s nightlife. Following a day of walking and fascination jumping, spruce up, get yourself a pleasant supper at Santa Teresa and afterward move the night away at clamoring and vivacious Lapa range. There are various bars and foundations to browse for a night out.

Great Ranches

Great Ranches in British Columbia

An easy four-hour drive north of Vancouver. Family owned Sundance offers high mountain meadows, deep canyons and rolling hills-spectacular riding country. The ranch dates back to 1864. Riding is what we are all about. Our rides are guided by friendly wranglers who will show you how to improve your skills. There may be some tall tales thrown in! Mounts are selected to match your ability. We offer rooms with private baths, air-conditioned in summer, maid service, plus games room, tennis court, heated outdoor pool, adults’ and kids’ lounges, licensed dining room-great meals! Saturday night dances in the adult lounge. All-inclusive package. Open year-round. Sundance-dedicated to the old west tradition of hospitality.

The Wells Gray Ranch is located at the entrance to Wells Gray Park, British Columbia’s third largest provincial park. This working ranch is running 300 head of cattle and 70 horses on 250 hectares of land. Comfortable log cabin rooms with private shower, kitchenettes and a campground are available for our guests’ comfort. Hearty ranch-style meals are served at the ranch house. The “Old West” comes alive in our “Blackhorse Saloon”. Activities in summer are riding, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, sightseeing and carriage rides. In winter we offer dog sledding, cross-country skiing, alpine nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.Great Ranches

Ride the rangeland to the edge of the Fraser Canyon. Drop down to the river banks where gold seekers and homesteaders still reside. Turn another direction and gentle forest slopes lead to alpine meadows on the Marble Mountains. Our guest house offers a level of comfort unknown in earlier days. All rooms have private baths. Meals are served family-style in a licensed dining room. Overlooking Big Bar Creek and our lake are our rustic log cottages with kitchen, bath and wood fire offering a special privacy and warmth. Enjoy happy hour on our veranda, an old-fashioned western-style barbecue and a good soak in the outdoor hot tub. The fireside lounge and billiard room in our log lodge will remind you of another era.

At the Cariboo Rose, travel back to the bygone era of the early West when the hospitality of the rancher was enjoyed by pioneers, travellers and adventurers who were drawn to the unspoiled wilderness, wide open spaces, mountains, meadows and lakes of the Cariboo country. The Cariboo Rose is a small ranch (max. 6 guests). Put on your cowboy boots and hat and get involved in our lifestyle. Join us on trail rides, show off your riding skills in a gymkhana, practice throwing a lariat, watch horse shoeing and horse training, sit around the campfire or just simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. On occasion we ride to a neighboring cattle ranch and participate in their activities. Ride with us and capture the spirit of the West.

Circle H is located in the Marble Mountains just west of Clinton. Approximately a mile high, it is known for lovely scenery and invigorating fresh air. The main lodge has five guest rooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. There are four log sleeping cabins. Delicious home-cooked meals are baked in a huge wood stove and served in the main dining room off the kitchen. Riding is usually four hours a day, all guided. Two day rides each week, with lunch provided on the trail, take you into the alpine up to 7,000 feet in elevation. Horses are trail-wise and will be suited to the ability of the rider. We can accommodate up to 18 riders. Other activities include a swimming pool, creek fishing and hiking or just sit back and relax.


Mountain States: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming

Introduction & Brief History

Perched atop the Continental Divide and sloping down east and west toward the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Additionally, high plateau covers the western section and the eastern section begins the Great Plains.

Colorado Family Fun

Historically, much of the area that is now Colorado was long peopled by agriculturally based Native Americans whose cliff dwellings can be admired today. Following the arrival of Europeans, the discovery of first gold then silver dramatically opened the state to settlers, hunters, and scalawags. The health advantages of clean clear mountain air and water drew thousands of early settles for “the sure”. Colorado became a state in 1876.

Colorado has natural wonders galore for anyone interested in snow sports, water sports, outdoor adventure and ranches. There is also an abundance of more domestic sporting available, such as golf and tennis. Cultural past-times and the arts abound in some of the most beautiful scenery the lower-48 has to offer.Mountain States

Intriguing Iowa Family Travel

Idaho incorporates all of the beauty and the excitement of high mountains. Still sparsely settled, the pioneer spirit is still alive among those living in town or country. There is white water and snow-capped peaks for the adventurous, abundant wildlife for the photographer and hunter, and peace and quiet in most concerns.

If your family wants a taste of the old Wild West but doesn’t really want to rough it, try taking U.S. Highway 30 between Yellowstone and Boise, following the route through the Snake River Plain. We do recommend, however, that you don’t take this trip in the wintertime.

But if you are looking for adventure, this is a super spot for wild water ride, skiing, backpacking, trekking and horse packing. You might like to incorporate this adventure with a thorough visit to neighboring Yellowstone National Park.

Wonderful Wyoming

And that Yellowstone Park trip took you to Wyoming, a remarkable and striking state to please both the cowboy and the mountain man in everyone. Cheyenne sits in the flat cattle country that slopes down to the Missouri River, while Jackson Hole sits high in the Rocky Mountains. Probably one of the best-known views of the Rockies is the Maroon Bells in Grand Teton National Park. Make it a point to visit Jackson Hole!

When you are in the Rocky Mountains, monitor the behavior and health of each member of the family. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a real thing, which occur when you go above an 8,000-foot elevation. While this can be painful, it is easily avoided and recovery can be quick if handled correctly.

Much To See In Montana! – Family Adventure & Fun!

If Wyoming wasn’t extreme enough for you, head north for Montana. Big Ski Country deserves its name. Like Wyoming, there are plains, mountains, and long stretches of empty road. But Montana is being discovered; golfers and skiers, canoers and horse packers are all finding this rugged state just to their liking. Chances are you won’t hit heavy traffic, but you surely hear the coyotes, and maybe a few ghosts left over from the Little Bighorn. Whenever you go to Montana, be prepared for the cold. Summer days get very warm, but the evening temperature can dip quickly at this elevation and latitude.

Dining In The Mountain States

The food grown in Colorado is ample, fresh and full of flavor. Anything the family craves is available to them in Colorado, fresh and delicious! Colorado takes pride in their local and homegrown foods. Melons, peaches, corn, grapes, berries, squash, fresh tacos, burgers and salads are all Colorado hometown favorites. For dessert, Peaches and Cream Pie is what you are looking for! Montana is known for their excellent bbq and the “fry bread”. The family will also love Montana’s fresh sandwiches-and for the coffee lover’s, a cup of Montana brew will knock your socks off it is so delicious! Idaho potatoes are world famous. Do not miss out on this states specialty! Believe it or not, Utah is known for their Green Jell-O. Yes, that’s right, Green Jell-O! The kids will love this unique state favorite treat. Utah honey, scones, and Greek pastrami burgers are also Utah staples. While in Wyoming, the family must feast on beans (great northern, pinto, navy), jerky, Shoshone lamb & Army bread.

The mountain states offer the family non-stop adventure and excitement. These states are perfect destinations to keep every member of the family content and entertained!

Lone Mountain Ranch

Lone Mountain Ranch – Big Sky, MT United States

Award winning Lone Mountain Ranch of Montana offers Yellowstone country vacations for every season.The Ranch is situated just 10 miles from Big Sky Ski Resort and Moonlight Basin.

Ski and ranch adventure vacations are our specialty. Summertime means family ranch vacations, Spring and Fall vacations in Montana offer plentiful wildlife viewing, fly fishing & Yellowstone Park tours. In Winter, the Ranch provides the very best in Nordic and Downhill ski vacations. Voted #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America. Endless recreational possibilities. Close proximity to Yellowstone Park, comfortable log cabins with wood stoves or fireplaces, on site massage and exceptional cuisine. Airport shuttle included.

Le Lone Mountain Ranch à Big Sky.
Property Location:
Ranch elevation is 6,700 feet. Lone Mountain’s elevation is 11,120 feet. The Ranch is located next to the Spanish Peaks, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area. The NW corner of Yellowstone National Park is 20 miles south of the Ranch.

Each cabin has a private bath, wood burning stove or fireplace and electric heat. Guest computer, fax machine, and courtesy phones available. Massage or yoga sessions & an Outdoor Speciality Shop.

Kid Programs:
Some activities include: Archery, pony rides (kids ages 4-6), Horseback rides ( kids ages 6-18), animal tracking, scavenger hunt, kids’ rodeo, nature hikes, science and nature projects, campouts, teen adventures, Confidence Course and Climbing Wall.

Area Attractions:
Yellowstone National Park. A wide variety of activities around the Big Sky Area, from golfing, tennis, rock climbing, mountain biking and rafting in the summer or snowmobiling, dog-sledding, downhill skiing on the Lone Peak Tram in the winter season. Alpine & Nordic Cross-country Skiing. Sleigh ride dinners, Snowshoeing, fly fishing, Women’s Ski Camps, Horseback riding. As well as Naturalist Activities: canoe trips / sea kayaking, guest naturalists, nature hikes, nature trail map, photo tours & workshops, wildlife viewing, & Yellowstone tours & hikes.
Seasonal Activities Include: Skiing. Sleigh rides, Snowshoeing, backcountry ski tours, fly-fishing, Horseback riding, canoe trips, sea kayaking,mountain biking, nature hikes, photo tours & workshops, wildlife viewing, & Yellowstone tours & hikes.

Children (under 2) stay without additional cost if in the same room as adults. Children under four are unable to participate in the Youth Program. We encourage you to bring your own nanny.