HARBAUGH RANCH CO

HOME OF THE SANDCREEK CLYDESDALES

 


 ENJOY THE WEST WITH 
Sand Creek Clydesdales
RANCH VACATIONS & WAGON TRAINS
Wade & Bev Harbaugh 
Box 330 
Jordan, MT 59337 

Phone (406) 557-2865 
Fax (406) 557-2865 
bevh@midrivers.com

 

 

 

Welcome

Ranch Vacation

Overnight Lodging

Horse Stabling

HORSEBACK RIDING

Wagon Trains

Eastern Montana Sights

Guest Needs

Our Location

RANCH  PHOTOS

 

Welcome from the Boys on Sand Creek


Welcome to the home page for Harbaugh Ranch Co.  We raise commercial Angus cattle, Quarter horses, Clydesdale horses and Mules (of both the Quarter horse and Clydesdale breeding).  Our home raised equines are used in all our daily work on the ranch.  We use the Clydesdales and mules for pulling feed wagons and bobsleds around the ranch as well as covered wagons on the many summer wagon trains.  They also pull in parades throughout the year.


 

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RANCH VACATION


A Ranch vacation is an experience where you, the vacationer, get a taste of ranch life.  You spend your nights staying in a home built during the early days of Harbaugh Ranch and eat your meals with us.  You join in the ranch work starting with the morning chores, then moving on to a variety of activities including herding cattle horseback or ride on a wagon pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses or mules some days.  Other days, might find us checking livestock water and fences.  Evening brings chore time again.   Each day is a new experience of ranch life as well as wildlife viewing.  Guests are allowed to actually get in on the action! The vacation can be booked anytime between April and October. The cost for the experience is $150 per day, with a minimum three-day stay. Special thanks to R & T Services for fixing our broken A/C unit- come enjoy the great atmosphere. Check out their website to learn more about their Billings HVAC services!

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OVERNIGHT LODGING


Our guesthouse for overnight lodging on the Harbaugh ranch was the home of our grandparents as they built up the ranch.  It is the model of a pioneer country home, now fully modernized, with a full kitchen so you can do your own cooking, bathroom, sitting room and sleeping quarters with a total of 7 beds, which makes it great for small groups such as families or hunters. It is all blended with country charm.    

� $65 for two persons per night
� $15 for each additional person

 

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HORSE STABLING

 


 

TRAVELING THROUGH OUR AREA WITH HORSES?  Maybe you are traveling through Montana with horses and need a place to spend the night. We offer horse stabling at the rate of $10 per night per horse.  Feed is available at current market value.    We have 3 indoor stalls, as well as turn out pens.  You can let your horses have some exercise while you rest up nearby. 

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HORSEBACK RIDING


Do you enjoy riding hour after hour?  We offer many acres to ride through some of Montana's most beautiful country.  This is no “nose to tail” trail ride.  Landmarks on the horizon will keep you headed in the right direction. Bring your horse or rent one of ours.  Rides can be as long as the riders want them to be. 

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Wagon Trains


Sand Creek Clydesdales host numerous wagon trains throughout the summer and fall. The wagon train follows trails of the pioneers who helped settle the Wild West. From pioneer homesteads to buffalo jumps to the wide-open spaces, the sights to be seen are unforgettable.  Many local residents come out for this event to provide entertainment, tell stories of how it used to be, and mostly just for a good time.  A wagon train, held in May each year, travels across neighboring ranches helping to brand the calves as we go.  All cooking is done out of doors.  Participants sleep under the stars or in a tent, whichever they prefer.


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Eastern Montana Sights

In 1805, Lewis & Clark described
our Big Sky Country so well...
"The country opens suddenly to extensive
& beautiful plains & meadows which appear
to be surrounded in every direction
with distance & lofty mountains."


The Big Sky Country of Eastern Montana is very beautiful.  We don’t have mountains near us but the rugged Missouri River Breaks hold a beauty all their own.  Lewis and Clark traveled through the heart of our area, along the Missouri River. This is a great place to come for an exciting but relaxing vacation.  While here you might see many forms of wildlife including deer, antelope, numerous birds, and much more. You will also be amazed at the unusual rock formations that Mother Nature has left for your pleasure. Marvel at the buffalo jump, the remnants of homesteads and dream about growing up going to a pioneer school.  Other interesting sites in Garfield County include the Fort Peck Reservoir with all its many arms for recreation of fishing, camping and boating, as well as the excavation sites of many dinosaurs.  All of this is mixed in with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  Garfield County has a wonderful museum filled with artifacts of our past.  It’s a definite “must see”.

 

 

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Guest Needs


WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR RANCH VACATION AND/OR WAGON TRAIN ADVENTURE:
They say, “If you don’t like the current weather conditions in Montana, wait an hour!” With that being said, layered clothing is optimal. If you plan to come during the summer, you will need to be prepared for both warm and cold temperatures, as well as rain. We don’t get a lot of rain but you need to be prepared.  Your basic items should include a comfortable riding boot (tennis shoes are great around camp but are not a good idea for riding, so please come prepared accordingly), an insulated jacket, lightweight rain slicker, hat or baseball cap, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle and camera.  If fall, winter or spring is when you choose to come, you also need to bring winter-type clothing.  Often fall and spring gives us more “winter weather” than winter does.  As you decide when you wish to come, we can give you more information on the necessary clothing. 

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OUR LOCATION


We are east of Jordan, MT on Highway 200.  Look for Mile Marker 220 then turn south onto a dirt road for 3.5 miles.  Cross two creek crossings and you will have arrived.

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RANCH PHOTOS


 

 

 

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LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

 

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Sand Creek Clydesdales Visitor Counter

The Harbaugh’s 
Thank you for visiting us.

HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

 

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