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Thirty Years

Nancy & Scott 30 years ago with Sylvester the cat, Buc the Norwegian Elkhound, and Bear the 175 lb Newfoundland.

Breakfast Bar Full

We converted the old kitchen into a coffee/tea bar open to our guests 24 hours a day.

Thirty-one years ago when we purchased this beautiful, wooded property on the western border of Glacier National Park, Scott had a vision to share it.

After exploring some options, we began converting the 2 bedroom home into a Bed & Breakfast.  We started by taking one of the bedrooms and added an ensuite bathroom making it a queen bed and twin bed room – Beryl’s Room.  We developed our own basic website, and, hence, Smoky Bear Ranch Bed & Breakfast was born.

Each year thereafter, we did our own remodeling and added additional rooms.  We converted the master bedroom into a 2 queen bed suite – the Apgar Suite – which already had it’s own ensuite bathroom.

The office was then converted into our economy room – the Cedar Room – with a full size bed and no bathroom.  We learned from this people preferred an ensuite bathroom.  So the following year we partitioned off part of the living room to make 2 bathrooms and converted the rest of the living room into a queen bed room – the Pine Room.  One of these bathrooms became an ensuite bathroom for the Cedar Room and the other one an ensuite bathroom for the Pine Room.

After a couple of years, with Beryl’s Room behind the kitchen, we decided it wasn’t functional to have guests walking through the kitchen to access their room and so we stopped renting out Beryl’s Room and we moved into it.

Talking with people looking for lodging options, we learned many folks were looking for a self contained cabin.  We explored options of being the agent and renting cabins others owned and did that for a couple of years before we decided to build our own cabins.

There were a few smaller cabins for rent in the area but no larger cabins at that time.  So in 2002 we embarked on building our Grizzly Cabin – a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, full kitchen, 1500 square foot cabin.  This was a very popular cabin but there were families looking for smaller self contained cabins.

In 2006, we built the Little Bear Cabin – a 500 square foot cabin with kitchenette and loft bedroom containing a queen bed and 2 twin beds.  The following year, 2007, we added a second small cabin, the Little Griz Cabin with the same amenities as the Little Bear Cabin.

After sleeping wherever there was a place to put a queen bed and sharing living space with Scott’s wood shop for the last 29 years, we decided in 2022 to add private living quarters – a master bedroom, master bathroom, and living room – plus do some remodeling converting Beryl’s Room into a larger, more functional kitchen for the Bed & Breakfast and making a more functional common area for our guests.

Having a dedicated space for the coffee/tea bar opened up space for the dining area and sitting area.

Today, we still operate the 3 room Bed & Breakfast Lodge, the Grizzly Cabin, and both the smaller cabins – the Little Bear Cabin and the Little Griz Cabin.  Being of retirement age, we get asked frequently when we are going to retire.  At the moment, we have no plans to retire.  We love operating Smoky Bear Ranch, meeting all the different people from around the US and the world, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

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Rooms Apgar Suite

Apgar Suite

Sleeps Four – From $158 per night

Our premiere accommodation occupies the second floor of the lodge. This is an extra-large room with two queen beds and a private bathroom that comfortably sleeps 4 adults. Enjoy plenty of natural light and a great view.

Rooms Pine Room

Pine Room

Sleeps Two – From $140 per night

A ground level spacious room with a queen bed and private bath comfortably accommodates 2 adults. The large picture windows highlight the knotty pine tongue and groove walls creating a rustic and cozy atmosphere you’re sure to love.

Rooms Cedar Room

Cedar Room

Sleeps Two – From $119 per night

Also a ground level room, complete with a full size double bed and private bath. With a picture window overlooking the pond, it’s a favorite among many of our guests. This room comfortably sleeps 2 adults.

Cabins (Grizzly Cabin)

Grizzly Cabin

Sleeps up to Fourteen – From $333 per night

The Grizzly Cabin can accommodate up to 12 guests. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, over 500 sq. ft. of porches and plenty of room to roam. The Great Room boasts a fully equipped kitchen and living area, plus full-size laundry.

Cabins (Little Bear)

Little Bear Cabin

Sleeps Six – From $165 per night

This cozy cabin includes all the amenities in a remote rustic setting for up to 6 guests. With a fully equipped kitchenette, it makes for a great family vacation accommodation, with a front porch overlooking a pond frequented by a variety wildlife.


Little Griz Cabin

Sleeps Six – From $165 per night

This cozy cabin includes all the amenities in a remote rustic setting for up to 6 guests. With a fully equipped kitchenette, it makes for a great family vacation accommodation, with a front porch boasting a view of the picturesque Apgar Mountain Range.