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  • Established

    1929
  • Owner

    Gia Combs-Ramirez and Victor Ramirez
  • Manager

    Gia Combs-Ramirez and Victor Ramirez
  • Tel

    406-682-4867
  • Nightly Rates (exclusive use)*

    $350 - $595
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $350 - $595
  • Minimum Stay

    4 days
  • Maximum Guests

    35
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Diamond J Guest Ranch is nestled in a canyon alongside scenic Jack Creek. A short distance to Yellowstone National Park, world-class fly fishing and Bozeman International Airport, Diamond J offers a true Montana experience.

Guest accommodations on the property include nine different options, ranging from one-bedroom cabins to larger four-bedroom cottages. Diamond J ranch offers horseback rides that follow along Jack Creek and high into the mountains for stunning panoramic views. A private pond stocked with trout is the perfect place to fish, for both novice fly fishermen and more experienced anglers.

Good time to go

The best time to stay at the ranch is July and August.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 8 and over

Diamond J Ranch is very family oriented. While we do not offer programs just for children, the ranch is solely based on getting the family together to do activites such as fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking and more.

Minimum age children can ride

8 and over

Activities

hiking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts

Games

board games, horseshoes, ping pong

Ranch History

Hi, We’re Victor and Gia, owners of the Diamond J Ranch. We’re passionate about where we live and sharing it with kindred spirits!

We bring four generations of ranch hospitality to the Diamond J. For over 50 years, Gia has lived and worked on the ranch beginning when her parents bought it in 1959. She brings her love of horses, healing and the Montana outdoors to anyone who will join her at the ranch.

Victor’s been on the ranch since 1988 and loves meeting people from all over the world. He’s often on the horseback rides and overseeing the immaculate grounds of the Diamond J. Their grown-up children and grandchildren are often at the ranch enjoying the special magic of the place.

We also have assorted animals such as dogs, cats and horses who are our extended family. At times we just let them wander around the ranch – they may like to visit you at your cabin. Shoo them away if they pester you!

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  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    buffet style, everyone eats together
  • Alcohol

    BYOB
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    locally grown produce, fresh daily bread
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

Diamond J Ranch offers breakfast to those staying at the Rent-A-Ranch. Breakfast in the main lodge is included each day. On any given day we serve a variety of choices from fresh eggs, salsa, bacon, sausage, waffles, toast, oatmeal or home-made granola, fresh fruit, juice and yogurt.

Please let us know in advance if you have special dietary needs. Packed lunches may be ordered in the morning, dinners can be do-it-yourself at the BBQ. Want a private chef? We can order that, too!

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  • Address

    773 Jack Creek Road
    Ennis
    Montana
    59729
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    6,300 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    250-1000 acres

Nearest Town - Ennis, MT

Ennis, MT has a population of 1,000 (approx), and is situated 13 miles / 30 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Ennis, MT include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station.

For shopping Ennis, MT offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Nearest Airports

Bozeman International Airport , Bozeman, MT

Distance

65.8 miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride
  • Max riders per ride

    6
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk
  • Guest Horses

    20
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Paints, Arabians, Fox Trotters, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 4 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Public Land (250-1000 acres)


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Morning Ride: 2 hours

Good for beginner riders, bad knees and youngsters of 8 years old and up. Get comfortable with a jaunt around the rodeo arena first, if desired.

Lunch Ride: 3-4 Hours

A spectacular ride following Jack Creek up into the meadows with eagle cliffs and rushing water. Not recommended for beginners. Lunch included.

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight


Why our riding stands out

  • We offer trail rides to those who are on or off the ranch. Our horses are highly responsive to our riders. They are excellent trail horses who will take you safely into the mountains for some incredible rides. We offer a variety of different rides for different abilities and we like to pair you up with the right horse. We cater to groups of 3-5 riders, but iff you are a single rider we will accommodate you on rides with other groups, if available. Age limit is 8.
  • Morning Ride: 2 hours Good for beginner riders, bad knees and youngsters of eight years old and up. Get comfortable with a jaunt around the rodeo arena first, if desired.
  • Lunch Ride: 3-4 Hours A spectacular ride following Jack Creek up into the meadows with eagle cliffs and rushing water. Not recommended for beginners. Lunch included.

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  • Nightly Rates (exclusive use)*

    $350 - $595
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $350 - $595
  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $350 - $595
  • Minimum Stay

    4 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Tues
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Sun
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Diamond J Ranch can cater for up to 35 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Moose Cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$595
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

4 nights

Description

Moose Cabins sleeps 8 people. It has 2 bedrooms and a bunkhouse. Equiped with a full size kitchen with a gas stovetop and oven for cooking. Separate dining room. Living room has a wood stove that comfortably heats the whole house. Electric baseboard heat is also available. Beautifully tiled bathroom upstairs has tub and shower. Bathroom downstairs has a shower. Gas BBQ’s on the porch and phone/wifi. Moose offers a washer and dryer for those longer stays. For an additional fee, you may have up to 2 dogs in this cabin.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom, Shared bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area, wood fireplace, washer / dryer

Cabin | Trout Cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$350
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

4 nights

Description

An ample sized cabin, Trout sleeps 4 with 1 king bed and 1 queen sofa bed. One bedroom, with a kitchen and dining/sitting room. Beautifully Tiled Bathroom with shower and walk-in closet. Near swimming pool complex that has pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and claw foot tub. Equiped with Gas BBQ and phone & wifi.No pets allowed. 
 

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area

Cabin | Mountain Goat Cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$575
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

4 nights

Description

Mt. Goat sleeps 5-6 and overlooks the entire ranch and surrounding mountains. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (tub and shower). It comes with a fully equipped kitchenette and dining-sitting room with 2 fireplaces. Beds are 1 king, 1 king or 2 singles, 1 queen sofa. Please inform us ahead of time how you want the beds set up. Heated with gas furnace. Beautifully tiled bathrooms. Equiped with gas BBQs and phone/wifi. No pets.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Rent-A-Ranch 8

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$1,000
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

5 nights

Description

We encourage longer stays at the Diamond J. Our tailored Rent A Ranch packages are for 8, 12, or 20 people and are 5 nights, 6 days long. Arrival is on Tuesday and departure on Sunday. Our classic log cabins built in the late 1920’s are exceptionally roomy. They feature authentic Ozark hickory furniture, Pendleton wool blankets, claw foot tubs along with showers, front porches for ranch relaxing and viewing, mini-fridge, and coffee and tea stations. Breakfast in the main lodge is included each day.

Rooms

4

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, wood fireplace

Cabin | Rent-A-Ranch 12

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$1,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

5 nights

Description

We encourage longer stays at the Diamond J. Our tailored Rent A Ranch packages are for 8, 12, or 20 people and are 5 nights, 6 days long. Arrival is on Tuesday and departure on Sunday. Our classic log cabins built in the late 1920’s are exceptionally roomy. They feature authentic Ozark hickory furniture, Pendleton wool blankets, claw foot tubs along with showers, front porches for ranch relaxing and viewing, mini-fridge, and coffee and tea stations. Breakfast in the main lodge is included each day.

Rooms

6

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Rent-A-Ranch 20

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$2,500
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

5 nights

Description

We encourage longer stays at the Diamond J. Our tailored Rent A Ranch packages are for 8, 12, or 20 people and are 5 nights, 6 days long. Arrival is on Tuesday and departure on Sunday. Our classic log cabins built in the late 1920’s are exceptionally roomy. They feature authentic Ozark hickory furniture, Pendleton wool blankets, claw foot tubs along with showers, front porches for ranch relaxing and viewing, mini-fridge, and coffee and tea stations. Breakfast in the main lodge is included each day.

Rooms

6

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

microwave, seating area, wood fireplace


Booking Policy

Deposit: 50% of your reservation is due at the time of booking and the remainder is due 30 days before your arrival date. We have already charged your deposit with the card you provided. We will charge the card you used for your reservation 30 days prior to your arrival date, unless you set up a different payment option with us.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel within 24 hours of making your reservation to receive a full refund. Cancel 30 days or more prior to your reservation to receive full refund. Cancellations that occur within 30 days of your reservation will be charged in full unless we can rebook your cabin. If we are unable to re-book your reservation, or you choose to shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take full responsibility for your entire reservation.

Check-in Time: Check-in is between 3:00pm and 10:00pm.

Arrival Time: We are a large ranch and do not have a dedicated ‘check-in’ desk. We ask that you let us know by e-mail or phone your approximate arrival time, so that we can look for you. When you arrive, please park in our 5-6 car parking lot that is signed, just inside the first entrance to the ranch. Someone will be out to greet you and show you to your cabin. If your arrival time changes for any reason, please let us know! As a reminder, check-in time is between 3:00pm and 10:00pm.

Check-out Time: Check-out is at 11am.

Included in your stay

lodging

Extras

Tax

There is an additional eight percent added on to each night for Lodging Tax.

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  • You can borrow

    Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Cell Networks

    verizon.

Onsite

Shopping

We have the Diamond J Retail Shop available in the lodge for purchasing memorabilia, such as water bottles, hat, shirts, coffee mugs, cookbooks and much more! 

Outdoor Activities

tennis, sporting clays, Shooting - trap / clays

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments


Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing on offer

fly, stocked pond, stream, equipment available, unguided

Wildlife

While on property, you will have the chance to see white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, foxes, coyotes and more of Montana's native animals. 


Local Attractions

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It's also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.

Distance

70 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

4x4 recommended


Madison River

We’ve got the most famous fly fishing ever with the Madison River. Rainbows, browns and more! The Madison River is a headwater tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 183 miles long, in Wyoming and Montana.

Distance

12 miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Highs

  • If it's an abundance of activities you and your family are after, then you won't be disappointed! If they don't have something available on the ranch, you're sure to find it somewhere nearby.
  • They offer self-catering vacation rentals, so you and your group can enjoy different sized cabins according to your needs and be truly independent – it's like having a home from home!
  • There's a nice saltwater pool, so you can relax and cool down on your downtime in the summer.
  • The ranch is lovely and remote, right in the Rocky Mountains, however it's also only a short drive to places of interest, like Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and Virginia City.

Lows

  • The ranch only offers bed and breakfast, so if you're looking to be fully catered for, with all meals provided this might not be the ranch for you