Welcome to Smoky Bear Ranch
Named for a legendary grizzly bear that roamed the Smoky Range of the Flathead National Forest, lodging at the ranch was established over 20 years ago. Near the Glacier National Park entrance at West Glacier and the “Going to the Sun Road” (about 10-15 minutes), but far from the crowds, trains & traffic of the Highway 2 corridor, the ranch is not in any town but is closest to the town of West Glacier.activities available in our area. We can help you book white water rafting trips, guided fishing trips, horseback & pack trips, wilderness hiking trips, alpine skiing at Whitefish Mountain, Nordic skiing in Glacier National Park, and many other activities. In addition, we have river fishing, mountain biking, hiking, Nordic skiing, sledding, and other activities around the property.
No matter what the season – bring your camera. You can snap wolves on a fresh kill or grizzlies on the prowl. Bighorn sheep and mountain goats are always good at posing. Panoramas of Glacier National Park or the Whitefish Range are unequaled. Bald eagles, falcons, and other raptors are a common sight on the North Fork River.
You have certainly picked a magnificent, spectacular, and unspoiled area for your vacation. When we moved here over 20 years ago, we thought it was such a special place we were inspired to share it. Once you see it, you’ll be inspired too!