Welcome to the Padlock Ranch

Since 1943, we have focused on building a successful and sustainable cattle ranch. Today, we offer some of the West's finest cattle to both generic and natural markets, bred and raised on 475,000 magnificent acres straddling the Montana and Wyoming state line.

Now in addition to managing our thriving cattle business, we are offering adult guests the opportunity to share our authentic Western lifestyle through Working Ranch, Hunting and Fishing and Photography vacations.

Our location between the Big Horn Mountains and the mixed prairies of eastern Montana and Wyoming enables visitors to experience an unparalleled range of plants, animals and landscapes-stunning backdrops in an exciting adventure, wherever your interests lie.

Working Ranch Vacations

You can live a week in the life of a working cattle ranch through our Working Ranch Vacations. As a ranch hand, you will ride our top-notch ranch horses and assist with cattle drives - gathering and sorting cattle, checking for health issues and doctoring as needed.

Hunting and Fishing

Exclusive hunting and fishing experiences are available on the Padlock. We offer you options including catch and release fly-fishing on the Tongue River and upland game bird hunts. Expert hunting guides will give you the best possible experience during your stay with us. Deer hunting is also available.

Photography Vacations

Capture the breathtaking beauty of our Western landscape, lifestyle and wildlife on camera. Our surroundings offer an array of photographic opportunities, from scenic splendor to unique characters and settings. Your individual creativity and abilities, combined with our natural resources, will enable you to take wonderful and memorable photographs. We plan on offering photography vacations that meet our guests' desires and objectives. So please call Emily or Wayne at 800-655-2848 or 307-655-2264 for more information or to make a reservation.