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McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch

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Address: 6223 McGinnis Meadows Rd, Libby, MT 59923
Phone Number: +1 406-293-5000
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
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Fantastic working cattle ranch!

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The most incredible time in the most incredible place on Earth!! Great horses, great people!!

This was totally a dream holiday. The staff and horses are really what makes McGinnis as amazing as it is!! They catered to every need possible with a heart felt warmth and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was totally a dream holiday. The staff and horses are really what makes McGinnis as amazing as it is!! They catered to every need possible with a heart felt warmth and a hearty smile. The staff were genuine, skillful, knowledgeable and very patient - it didn't matter if you were a seasoned rider or a complete beginner....it just didn't... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time to write about your visit to McGinnis Meadows. We are glad that you found the staff, meals, riding and overall ranch to be a great experience. And thank you for recognizing that our staff works very hard to make sure our guests have everything they need. The owner is very enthusiastic and passionate about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I run a training and rehabilitation centre in the UK and spent a week on the Winter Horsemanship Program at McGinnis Meadows, we were already following the methods of Buck Brannaman when we arrived but our knowledge and ability was taken to a whole new level during our stay. The most fantastic place on the planet to... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Clive, Thank you for your note about McGinnis Meadows Ranch! Here at the ranch we are never satisfied with the status quo- We are continually studying Buck's methods ourselves and always wanting to share this knowledge with everyone who comes to the ranch! Glad to hear the entire experience was what you were hoping for. We are looking forward... More 

Warrenton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit this year in October 2016 was my third time out! It was by far the best trip yet!! It was the last week of the season and only 10 guests there. I loved that because we got to know each other very well and had a wonderful time learning more horsemanship, rounding up the cattle, riding up the... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking time to write about your experience at McGinnis Meadows. One thing we hear frequently from guests is how they develop lifelong friendships during their stay here. We love that!! Once you visit McGinnis you truly are family. We are looking forward to seeing you back here. The Staff at McGinnis Meadows More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We spent a full week at the McGinis ranch for the first time, and everything was perfect, from the welcoming of the staff to the food, the teaching and advice from the wranglers, the horses, the rides, working with the cattle and the accomodation. Highly recommended.

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Sven, Thank you for writing about your McGinnis Meadows Ranch experience! It was a pleasure having you here and we are thrilled that the ranch met your expectations for your vacation. Please come back and visit us again :-) The staff at McGinnis Meadows Ranch. More 

Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is my third year at McGinnis Ranch and it just gets better every year. Everyone at the ranch is so friendly and helpful. Within a day it feels like you are with family. There is so much to learn but the wranglers are so patient and kind and make the learning process a positive experience. The countryside is so... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking time to write about McGinnis Meadows. We are so glad you found your experience "amazing"- We strive for that in every aspect of the ranch! One of the things we hear most is the lifelong friendships that develop from our guests time at the ranch...we have several groups that come back every year and all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I prepared almost two years physically and financially to come to McGinnis, the ranch with horses in the mist in Buck's documentary. I was still incompetent and overwhelmed! You can watch the DVDs until you can quote them by heart but the experience of executing moves the way Buck and Ray Hunt do in the videos is a whole new... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking time to write about your ranch experience. Our philosophy here is to follow Buck Brannaman's style of horsemanship, and all of our horses and staff are educated this way, so there is potentially a learning curve when you arrive! For those who find it, it becomes a way of life and we love offering... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This review is long overdue (we were there in September 2015) but we had such a great time I felt I had to write. First and foremost, staff were friendly and accommodating and nothing was a bother. The food was plentiful and delicious...I'm still thinking about the biscuits and sausage gravy. I had an illness in my family during our... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write about McGinnis Meadows! We love to hear that you were made to feel comfortable here- we are all about the continuing study of the horses/horsemanship, so we totally understand about gaining experience! We do hope you come back for another visit :-) The Staff at McGinnis Meadows Ranch More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am an average rider of 53 years, having hunted and competed in endurance for 25+ years. For a couple of years I have studied and had lessons with Parelli instructors (paid into Pat's Pension Pot - that's 4 'P's) but lately classical dressage has been my love. I have 'followed' Buck Brannaman for a couple of years and was... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Erica, Thank you so much for taking time to write about your experience at McGinnis Meadows this summer. We loved having you here! You are right that it is Shayne's passion for the horses and the horsemanship that help us to all improve our riding. Pushing us to better ourselves definitely gets improvement! We're glad to hear that the... More 

Tallahassee, Fl.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Spent a week there last year, going back in about a week! The ranch is gorgeous, the scenery amazing, the horses are the best and the staff treats you like family! An amazing riding experience unlike anything I've done and have ridden all my life. So many choices, whether locating, driving and working cattle, fine-tuning your horsemanship or just taking... More 

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking time to write about your stay at McGinnis Meadows! We are excited to see you returning again and look forward to riding with you. The horsemanship, cattle and trail riding options are still in full swing so you'll have lots of choices :-) The staff at McGinnis Meadows Ranch More 

Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

From the clean and cozy cabins to the wonderfully prepared meals to the outstanding knowledge and patience of the wranglers, this was among the most pleasant and memorable experiences of our lives. These folks know their stuff and are there to work with you and stretch your abilities. We'd recommend McGinnis Meadows without hesitation! Alan and Kirsten S.

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McGinnisMeadowsRanch, Guest Relations Manager at McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Alan and Kirsten, it was a pleasure riding and kayaking with you! Thank you for taking time to write about McGinnis Meadows. We try hard to excel in every aspect of the guest experience, from housekeeping, to wranglers, to meals and of course the horses! We hope you come back for a visit soon. The McGinnis Meadows Staff More 

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