This beautiful ranch sits in the heart of cowboy country in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. Today, the Dillabough’s are breathing new life into this wonderful ranch. Alan and Elaine Dillabough moved to the South Cariboo from Vancouver Island in September of 2016.

Since moving to the ranch, they’ve converted the property into a working cattle ranch. Over the winter they’ve been busy finding the perfect horses. They searched out and acquired well-trained horses for their ranch-geldings only. Both Alan and Elaine have had a fondness for horses from an early age. AI grew up on a small farm just south of Ottawa Ontario.

Elaine and Alan have passionately thought about designing Montana Hill so it’s affordable and cost-effective and still offers all the comforts and luxuries you would expect in much pricier guest ranches. Montana Hill Guest Ranch has expansive acreage and is nestled in gentle hills with pine trees. It is surrounded by public lands with lakes and scenic trails. The fresh air, panoramic views, and quiet surroundings contribute to an environment that will charge your batteries and relieve the stress of busy lives. Prepare for an unforgettable vacation. Montana Hill is one of the few ranches where you can bring your own horse. There are four log cabins nestled amongst the cottonwoods. They are tastefully decorated with antiques and western collectibles. Al even built log-canopy beds for each cabin and Elaine gave them her feminine decorating touches. Each cabin has a Vermont cast iron gas fireplace, en suite, and kitchenette. On the decks, there are private hot tubs, barbeques and comfy chairs for relaxing. In the main ranch house, you can enjoy a game of billiards, read a book in front of the river rock fireplace decorated with trophy caribou, moose, cougar, and antlers, or take one of the many movies back to your cabin. A full gourmet breakfast is included each morning. You can cook your other meals in the privacy of your own cabin or visit one of the local restaurants in the area. There’s also a ranch store, with lots of specialty items. Montana Hill staff will make you a picnic basket if you want to go exploring. There’s plenty for everyone to do here.

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Judges’ Feedback

  • Picture perfect rural location ideal for a private getaway and outdoor pursuits
  • Unique rustic accommodation in the form a privately set log cabins. Each cabin comes with lovely bonus amenities such as hot tub, fireplace, optional meal packages and is pet friendly.
  • Great range of activities on offer, depending on season guests can enjoy, archery, hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and best of all horseback riding. Guest are welcome to bring their own horse.
  • Superb customer feedback, reviews frequently praise staff dedication, the main hosts, the gourmet breakfast, on-site activities and private cabins
Montana hillAddress: 7915 Machete Lake Rd, Bridge Lake, BC V0K 1E0, Canada
Phone: +1 250-593-9807