Welcome to Iron Wheel Guest Ranch!
Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Montana wilderness, Iron Wheel Guest Ranch is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience. In 2019, owners Scott and Jody Cargill, Montana natives raised in the Jefferson valley, took over from Scott’s parents who started Iron Wheel Guest Ranch in the 1980s. With a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, IWGR offers a unique retreat where guests can immerse themselves in nature while enjoying thrilling hunting and fishing trips.
Accommodations – Our guest ranch offers a variety of comfortable and well-appointed accommodations to suit your preferences. We have something for everyone. Each room is designed to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring a relaxing stay after your exciting outdoor activities. 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.
Fishing – Montana is renowned for its pristine rivers, lakes, and streams, making it a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. At our ranch, we provide access to some of the best fishing spots in Montana. From fly fishing in to casting your line into tranquil mountain lakes, you’ll have ample opportunities to reel in trout, salmon, and more. Our experienced guides are passionate about fishing and will ensure you have the necessary equipment and knowledge to make the most of your angling adventure. We currently operate on the Jefferson, Big Hole, and Madison rivers.
Hunting – For those seeking an authentic hunting experience, our ranch offers exclusive hunting trips in the rugged Montana wilderness. With vast expanses of untouched land, our private hunting grounds are home to abundant wildlife. We have had excellent success rates on our elk, deer, mountain lion, and bear hunts over the years. Our outfitting operation is first class. 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. We have a fleet of Polaris Rangers to get into the field. So whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a beginner, our expert guides will lead you through the wilderness, sharing their knowledge and helping you hone your skills. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the chase and create lasting memories in the great outdoors.
Activities and Amenities – While hunting and fishing are the highlights of our ranch, we understand the importance of offering a wide range of activities and amenities for our guests. When you’re not on the water or in the field, you can enjoy floating on the Big Hole, Jefferson, and Madison rivers, embark on hikes to explore the stunning natural surroundings, relax by the campfire under a starlit sky.
For adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and those looking for an escape, our Montana guest ranch offers a unique opportunity to experience the rugged beauty of the American West. Whether you’re an avid angler, a passionate hunter, or simply someone who appreciates the serenity of the great outdoors, our ranch is the perfect destination. Come join us and embark on a journey that combines fishing or hunting trips with the tranquility and beauty of Montana’s wilderness. Embark on an unforgettable journey filled with adventure.