The White Tail Guest Ranch is your
Montana vacation headquarters

For almost 70 years the White Tail Guest Ranch has been attracting guests to experience Montana's amazing scenery and wildlife. Our pristine location in the Blackfoot River Valley, adjacent to the Lolo and Helena National Forests and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area, makes it an ideal place to visit if you really want to see Montana at its best.

We are a small resort and we like it that way. We are small enough to afford you individual attention while offering you exciting ranch activities. We want you to feel right at home and well taken care of. We can customize the right vacation for you and your family. We call it a vacation with just the right personal touch.
A ranch vacation includes 3 home cooked meals a day, a private cabin, horseback riding, and other ranch amenities. Get up in the morning to another great adventure or just relax creek side right outside your cabin door.
In 2006, your hosts, Bob and Carol Blanchard, are looking forward to greeting our return guests, and making friends with our new guests. We are waiting for you in one of Montana's last best places. You'll want to come back again and again.


Tom Edwards established the White Tail Ranch in 1937 and began leading trips into the adjacent mountains. These mountains later became known as the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Known to locals as "The Bob," this wilderness area encompasses 1.5 million acres of protected forest accessible only by trail.
For 30 years Tom, later known as "Hobnail Tom", led many hundreds of people into the Bob. It was his passion. The beauty, mystery and power of the Montana wilderness was his gift to others. The North Fork trailhead still bears his name and we carry on his passion and commitment to share this wonderful place with our guests.
In 2004, Joel and Sandy Jewett purchased the White Tail Ranch. Joel grew up in Great Falls, Montana. His grandparents owned a cabin in Lincoln, Montana and he spent many summers exploring and fishing near the White Tail Ranch. Joel met his wife Sandy while going to college in Missoula. They have looked all over Montana for the perfect place and they believe they found it. It's the White Tail Guest Ranch. For Joel, it was like coming home.

Come as our guest and you will leave feeling like part of our family.

White Tail Guest Ranch 897 White Tail Ranch Road Ovando, Montana 59854
888-WT Ranch (987-2624)
Fax: 406-793-5672