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Cheff Guest Ranch & Outfitters Inc.

Horseback riding, Montana fishing, Montana wilderness pack trips, Montana camping trips, Montana guest ranch vacations and quality montana hunting trips. Hunting for Elk, Black Bear, Mountain Lion and more! 

Welcome to the Cheff Guest Ranch. A place where dreams come true.  Come watch as the horses graze in the meadow at sunset, fish in clear mountain lakes, wander through wilderness on horseback, relish in the taste of fresh blackberry pie, and sit by the fire and listen to old stories from Bud Cheff’s pioneer life.  Come join us for a taste of the American west and old fashioned hospitality or simply to relax, put your boots up and enjoy the peace of a true ranch vacation. 

We are one of Montana’s oldest outfitting families. We’ve been serving guests for 76 years and take great pride in our family’s legacy. In 1924, when Bud Cheff Sr. was nine years old, he was invited to go on his first pack trip into what is now the Mission Mountains Wilderness and Bob Marshall Wilderness with Eneas Conko’s family and several other Salish Indian families.  From that first trip, Bud learned to love and respect the mountain wilderness and what it could inspire in those who traveled through it.  Bud and his wife Adelle became wilderness outfitters and started the Cheff Guest Ranch in 1933. Cheff Sr. passed on his love of outfitting and wilderness pack trips to his son Mick and daughter-in-law Karen who now own and run the Guest Ranch with their family.   Their business has grown and given several generations of guests many memorable and exciting experiences in the Montana wilderness. 

Horseback riding, fishing, wilderness pack trips, camping, Guest Ranch vacations and hunting—we have it all!  Our Montana ranch provides the outdoorsy family a wealth of opportunity to spend some quality time together doing something everyone will enjoy.  The Cheff Ranch offers Guest Ranch vacation packages, Summer Wilderness Pack Trips into the Mission Mountain Wilderness and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Big Game Hunting Trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the fall.  We also host Weddings, Reunions and Corporate retreats.  We offer horseback riding trips all summer.

Our goal is to give you the Montana vacation that you’ve always dreamed about.

 Call Mick & Karen Cheff (406) 644-2557

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Fishing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Fishing trips to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, over one million acres of untouched natural beauty, are available. Several trails lead into the Bob Marshall, where awesome scenery and world-class fishing await you.

On our Holland Lake Trail, for example, we can take you several directions, either to high alpine camps, beautiful mountain lakes, or to the South Fork of the Flathead River. When we reach the campsite you'll want to toss your line in where native cutthroat trout challenge you. The lakes also beckon invitingly to swimmers. Photographers will delight in the memorable scenery that surrounds them in this natural paradise. On the South Fork of the Flathead River we camp at several different camps and layover a day or two and take side trips to Charlotte Peak, Pilot Peak, Big Salmon Lake, or just fish the great South Fork of the Flathead River. Another day trip or overnight trip to the world known Chinese wall, one of our favorites, as it is the ultimate of awesome beauty. We usually take a different route back out to the Holland Lake corrals. These trips are usually between seven and eight days long.

Along the trails you are likely to encounter many species of wildlife including mountain goat, bear, deek, elk, martin, rock chuck, badger, chipmunk, and many ruffed and blue grouse. Look through the clear mountain air and you may hear a wolf howling. Three to five day trips into the beautiful Mission Mountain Wilderness can also be arranged.

Our trips are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family, casino yet many people take these trips repeatedly because there is so much to see and do.


Bob Marshall Wilderness
Full Service - All-Inclusive Trips
Trip Dates Days/Nights Availability Rate/Person
Springtime in the Bob June 27-July 3 7/6 Open $2520
Scenic Wilderness July 5-9 5/4 Full $1800
Chinese Wall/Fishing Trip July 14-21 8/7 6 $2880
Fisherman’s Paradise July 26- Aug 3 9/8 5 $3240
High Mountain Adventure August 6-13 8/7 Full $2880
Alpine Memories August 15-22 8/7 5 $2880
High Adventure Trip August 24-26 3/2 5 $1080
Anglers Adventure August 26-Sept 1 7/6 Open $2520
Autumn in the Bob

Sept. 5-10

6/5 Open


*10% Discount for families with children (4 or more from immediate family), Return Guests with Groups of 8 -10 people.

*Rafts are available for our Full Service Bob Marshall Wilderness Guests for $200 per person extra for the trip


Mission Mountain Wilderness
Full Service - All-Inclusive Trips
Trip Dates Days/Nights Availability Rate/Person
Alpine Lakes & High Adventure

July 15 - Aug  31

3/2 - 5/4 Open $360/day

*10% Discount for families with children (4 or more from immediate family), Return Guests with Groups of 8 -10 people.


Bob Marshall & Mission Mountain Wilderness Drop Camps
Item Description Rate Cargo
Packer Packer Staff Charge (Up to 8 Animals) $365 n/a
Pack Animal One Pack Animal & Each Additional Animal $265 150#
Riding Horse Charge One Riding Horse $265 1 Person
*Additional Packer Charge Additional Packer Charge for over 8 head of stock $365 n/a
*Alternate Trailhead Charge $20 per Packer, Pack Animal, & Riding Horse $20 n/a
*Raft Charge Additional Per-Raft Charge for large rafts/frames $100 n/a


***Non-Refundable: 50% DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO HOLD A DATE***


**Holland Lake Owl Creek Packer Camp to mouth of Gordon Creek ** Lodge Pole Trailhead to Headwaters

Or any other trailhead other then Owl Creek to mouth

Of the Gordon Creek

3 RIDERS X $265=              $795                                                   3RIDERS X $285=     $855

5 PACK STOCK X $265 =$1325                                           5 PACKSTOCK X $285=   $1425

1 PACKERS X $365=          $365 1 PACKER X $385 =   $385

TOTAL                             $2485                                                                 TOTAL          $2665

( UNLESS IT TAKES MORE THEN 8 HEAD OF STOCK  then you would pay for an additional packer for any amount over the 8 head and up to 16 head then if over that you would have to pay for another packer and so forth.



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