Welcome to Iron Wheel Guest Ranch!


Iron Wheel Guest Ranch LLC is owned and operated by Scott and Jody Cargill, who are Montana natives raised in the Jefferson valley. In 2019, we purchased IWGR from Scott’s parents who opened the business in the 80’s.  We are thrilled to continue with the family business and add our own touch.

IWGR offers a variety of hunting and fishing excursions and other outdoor recreation opportunities. During the summer we offer float fishing trips on the Big Hole, Jefferson, and Madison rivers. Fishing on multiple local lakes, including alpine lakes, and ponds can also be arranged.

Our Bed and Breakfast, now operated as a vacation rental, gives the feeling of a modern farmhouse. Sit on the porch with coffee and watch the sunrise, play all day, then gather on the porch with a drink to watch the sunset. We have 7 well-appointed guest rooms that can suit a variety of needs.  Some rooms have a shared bath and others have a private bath.  The B&B is a year around operation that is great for groups, retreats, and meetings.

The outfitting operation at IWGR is first class. We have had excellent success rates on our elk, deer, mountain lion, and bear hunts over the years. We offer both archery and rifle trips, and all hunting trips are a 7-day trip with 5 hunting days. The 30,000 acre private ranch we operate our bear, deer and elk hunts out of has two cabins with generator electricity and primitive camp showers available. Our operation no longer uses horses, instead we have use a fleet of Polaris Rangers to get into the field. If you want comfort, class, and high-quality game IWGR is the place for you!