Lovely Ranch Recreation
Lovely Ranch Recreation
Lovely Ranch Recreation
Lovely Ranch Recreation
Lovely Ranch Recreation

Lovely Ranch Recreation

Nearest Town, Wilsall, Montana
790 acres
Lodging Available

The Lovely Ranch is a five-generation family operation situated between Wilsall and Park County's Crazy Mountains. Our family has a rich history of ranching: raising cattle, dairy cows, and chickens; farming: growing wheat: and enjoying the land: hunting, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. 

Our Big Game and Bear hunting packages are a flat rate of $1,000 per day for up to 5 guests. That $1,000 per day is the rate we request you pay regardless of your party size up to 5 hunters/non-hunting guests. If you're a single hunter, that's $1,000 per day. If you're 2 hunters, that's $500 per person per day, and so on up to 5 guests. $200 for each additional guest up to 8. 

The Cabin

Not only is our cabin FREE with every booking 3 or more days, but it is also the perfect place to bring your hunting party or family! We have some neat amenities, like our wood-fire stovetop and spring house cooler, which are big favorites for the guests we've hosted so far! The cooler is spring-fed from freezing cold mountain water. The cabin is included with all hunting bookings that are 3 or more days. We can accommodate single day bookings; however, lodging will not be available. It's also available during the summer with our outdoor rec package! Take a look at our pictures and let us know if you have any questions about the accommodations.

Our History

My great-grandfather, Charles "Moab" Lovely, came to Montana from Kansas in the late 1800s and homesteaded here in the Shields Valley, building the ranch and passing it down from generation to generation in our family.

The ranch is 134 years old, as evidenced by the original ranch deed, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, which is still in our possession.

The Property

Our beautiful 790 acres are located nine miles east of Wilsall, right at the base of the Crazies, in the shadow of Iddings Peak (10,938 ft) and Crazy Peak (11,178 ft). On the ranch Basin Creek joins the South Fork Horse Creek as it winds into the valley to eventually feed into the Shields River.

Access to the Gallatin National Forest and amazing hunting opportunities are available nearby.

Ranching is in our blood, and from our family to yours, we are excited to share our way of life with you!

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Larry L

Hosted by

Larry L

5.0(4 reviews)
Questions about activities, lodging or amenities?

Available Packages

Hunting
5 Guests
3 Days
Lodging
Bear Hunt with Lodging
Starting Price $600 / Guest
5 Guests
3 Days
Lodging
1 Guest
1 Day
Upland Bird Hunt
Starting Price $200 / Guest
1 Guest
1 Day
Outdoor Recreation
1 Guest
1 Day
1 Guest
1 Day
Property Visited

This spot is located on the southwest corner of the Crazy Mountains with top notch accomodations. Wildlife transits through the property often. I'd recommend the Lovely Ranch for bowhunters seeking Montana archery opportunities!

kris-poirier
Property Visit on 2/17/2023

Kris Poirier

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LandTrust Field Rep

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be other hunters on the property for the days I book?
How is the population this year?
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Property Access & Ground Rules

  • Check In: After 5:00 AM
  • Check Out: Before 8:00 PM
  • Nearby Interstate: 20+ miles
  • Nearby Highway: 0-10 miles
  • Nearby Airport: 20+ miles
  • Campfires: Not allowed
  • Pets: Not allowed on property
  • ATV's: Not allowed
  • Parking: Yes
  • Vehicles: 2 Allowed
  • Drive-in Access: Yes
  • Walk-in Access: Yes
  • Guests: 6 Allowed
Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only available within 48 hours of the landowner accepting your booking request. View Policy

Reviews (4)

5.0
  • WM
    Walter M

    Larry has a beautiful property and I enjoyed hunting it. Larry took the time to show me his three parcels and lovely cabin. It was a fine trip.

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
    LL
    Larry L

    Walter M was a great guest and good hunter,welcome any time on my ranch!

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2023
  • RN
    Ryan N

    We enjoyed our time here and Larry was an awesome host. Everything was much better than expected Thank you!

    Reviewed by Guest on September 2023
    LL
    Larry L

    Ryan is a nice young man, he would be welcome back! Hope he enjoyed his hunt.

    Reviewed by Landowner on September 2023
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    Another amazing stay at Larry's with my family! Such a beautiful place and perfect to let the kids play, grill some amazing food, and enjoy some peace & quiet. We'll be back again soon, Larry!

    Reviewed by Guest on June 2023
    LL
    Larry L

    Nic, is wonderful to have on our property, a very welcome guest!

    Reviewed by Landowner on June 2023
  • Nic D
    Nic D

    What a beautiful ranch and such an amazing cabin! I brought my nephew and my two daughters (3.5yrs old & 2yrs old) up for a fun outdoor weekend and they all had so much fun. We had campfires, smores, cooked steaks on the grill and, after the kids retired, cracked into some of Larry's Spring House beers that he graciously stocked for us. The Spring House is nature's fridge, a big trough that's filled constantly by spring water that keeps things cold. On the wildlife side, we saw elk on the ridge in the evening and morning, Hungarian partridge, and grouse. Of course, with the young kids, I didn't really get to 'hunt' but I will be back for a real hunt. Thank you, Larry!

    Reviewed by Guest on May 2023
    LL
    Larry L

    Nic and guests were wonderful to have on my property! They cared for land and lodging just as I would, great to make new freinds!

    Reviewed by Landowner on May 2023

Landowner

Larry L

Hosted by

Larry L

5.0(4 reviews)
Response rate: 87%

As a caretaker to land homesteaded by my great grandfather, I take preservation of the land very serious. We use all resources on the land including grazing, production, timber, recreation and wildlife. This property is stunning and productive. You have the opportunity to share its beauty and resources. 

As a caretaker to land homesteaded by my great grandfather, I take preservation of the land very serious. We use all resources on the land including grazing, production, timber, recreation and wildlife. This property is stunning and productive. You have the opportunity to share its beauty and resources. 

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Larry L

Hosted by

Larry L

5.0(4 reviews)