The Cheff Ranch is situated in a picture-perfect mountainside setting, overlooking the breathtaking Mission Valley, where we run cattle and raise our Tennessee Walker studs and 150 head of horses on 15,000 stunning acres. Guests can choose to take part in the daily routine of our ranch, or embark on an adventure to explore the beautiful surroundings either on horseback or by foot, or go for a dip or a canoe ride in our lake.
Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy accommodations in one of our guest cabins and you’ll experience the first-rate hospitality that the Cheff Ranch has to offer. We do our best to make you feel at home.
And for those days when taking it easy is the goal, you can breathe in some fresh mountain air and the scent of fresh pine and fir trees as you relax on the ranch lawn. Or take a good book out to the beautiful waterfall located just beyond the guest rooms. If you fancy yourself a budding angler and have your pole, you are welcome to catch and release some of the cutthroat trout in our lake. The Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge is just below us in the valley, where you can enjoy ample opportunities for fishing and bird-watching.
We are a nature and history lover’s paradise. Minutes away we have Flathead Lake (the largest freshwater lake in the Western United States), the National Bison Range, Ninepipe Museum of Early Montana and the Jesuit Mission in St. Ignatius. Just a short, two-hour drive away are Glacier National Park and Hungry Horse Dam, both of which are well worth the trip.
Queen Bed, Full Bath, Full Kitchen with cookware, Dining Table and Chairs, Picnic Table, Barbeque, Futon, Flat Screen TV, Satellite, Wireless Internet (in the lodge), Propane stove
2 hour, 4 hour, and all day guided horseback rides (extra charge), miles of private trails, easy access to many more miles of public trails, private lake stocked with Native Montana Cutthroat trout, Canoes for guest use, bonfire pit.
Within 10-30 minutes:
McDonald Lake, Ninepipes Reservoir and Wildlife Refuge, Kicking Horse Wildlife Refuge, National Bison Range, Museum of Early Montana History
Within 30 minutes:
Flathead Lake (largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi), Flathead River (with whitewater rafting available), Miracle of America museum, Kerr Dam scenic trail
Within 90 minutes:
Glacier National Park
Hungry Horse Reservoir
Natural Hot Springs