Into the Wild:
Yellowstone & Montana Dude Ranch
September 5-12, 2019

Tour Rates & Dates:

There are no Departure Dates available for this Package.
*Please note that all rates displayed are based on standard room double occupancy.
Upgraded room categories may be available to book later in the booking process.
If Land & Air price is displayed, the air portion includes tax and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Dude ranch cabins are clean and comfortable, yet rustic and communal by nature.  Cabins offer a variety of different configurations ranging from 1-4 bedrooms under one roof (up to 6 to 8 people).  Double occupancy rooms are two beds shared in one bedroom.  Single occupancy will offer a private bedroom in a multi-bedroom cabin sharing 1-3 bathrooms.  (Yeehaw - it's a dude ranch!).

Flights are not included and should be booked into Bozeman Airport (BZN) OR West Yellowstone Airport (WYS).
We suggest flying on American Airlines to Chicago O'hare (ORD) to connect with flight AA660 departing at 10:08am and arriving in Bozeman at 12:26pm.
For assistance with flights, please contact Anjie at 800-237-1517 x340. 

Group transfers (additional cost) will be made available in accordance with this flight itinerary.  Cost will be based on total number of people.  Details will be provided after final payment.

Tour Overview:


3 nights Three Bear Lodge, West Yellowstone, MT
4 nights Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Gallatin Gateway, MT
Breakfast daily
2 dinners in Yellowstone
4 dinners at the dude ranch
2 lunches in Yellowstone
4 lunches at the dude ranch/bag lunches on tours
Old Faithful Lower Loop Yellowstone tour
Grand Teton & Jackson Hole tour
Group icebreakers, happy hours and other activities
Horseback riding, fly fishing and more!
Entrance fees per itinerary


3 nights Three Bear Lodge, West Yellowstone, MT
Breakfast daily
2 dinners
2 lunches
Old Faithful/Lower Loop Yellowstone tour
Grand Teton & Jackson Hole tour
Group icebreakers, happy hours and other activities
Entrance fees per itinerary


4 nights Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Gallatin Gateway, MT
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Horseback riding, fly fishing and more!
Group icebreakers, happy hours and other activities


Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges (contact Ayelet Tours for assistance)
Transfers upon arrival and departure (options to be provided)
Meals not listed
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Tour Itinerary:

For nature lovers and city slickers, this adventure into America's rugged backcountry will stimulate a kindred spirit amid landscapes formed over the millenia that remain as pure as Mother Nature intended. Lets get away together and encounter the rhythms of the land.

Join us for either our 3-night Yellowstone Adventure or our 4-night Dude Ranch experience. Or, make it a full week of fun and exploration by doing it all!

About our accommodations:
The Three Bear Lodge is as unique as Yellowstone National Park itself, ecofriendly and with all of the amenities you would expect from a AAA rated property. Ideally located just two blocks from the West Entrance of Yellowstone Park and within walking distance of the town's restaurants, shopping, and amenities, Three Bear Lodge offers the best accommodation option in West Yellowstone. More about Three Bear Lodge:

The Nine Quarter Circle Ranch is far away in the sense of both place and time. It's a family run Montana Dude Ranch that looks and operates just as it did 100 years ago, amid landscapes too spectacular to describe. Montana's wide-open spaces, breathtaking vistas and wildlife are all right here on the ranch amid thousands of acres in the mountains of the Gallatin National Forest. Cabins are rustic and cozy and spread out from the main lodge in a camp-like setting. For an authentic Montana Dude Ranch experience, this is the place where the stars shine bright at night, wildlife abounds and serenity takes the place of hustle and bustle. More about Nine Quarter Circle Ranch:

Day 1: Thursday, September 5, 2019: WELCOME TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK!

Visit Yellowstone and experience the United States' first national park. Marvel at a volcano's hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold. Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

• Arrive into Bozeman, MT or West Yellowstone Airport and transfer to the Three Bear Lodge in West Yellowstone to check in (transfers are not included, however options will be made available).
• Mid-day meet, greet and exploration of the beautiful surroundings.
• This evening, we enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Yellowstone (Three Bear Lodge) (D)


• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We depart this morning and follow Yellowstone's west entrance road along the Madison River for fourteen miles where wildlife abounds - herds of elk and bison, bald eagles nesting and water fowl are seen in all areas. Over the next 16 miles we will view five different geyser basins and take a nature walk along the board walks in the Fountain Paint Pot thermal area. Hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles (steam vents), and geysers are right at our finger tips, taking our breath away.
• We continue to the Old Faithful Geyser basin area to view this world-famous geyser erupt (approximately every 93 minutes) and visit the Old Faithful Inn, a national historic landmark and the world largest log structure.
• Our tour continues in a southerly direction crossing the continental divide two times, stopping at the Lake region of Yellowstone at the West Thumb Geyser basin along the shoreline of Lake Yellowstone. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as we view the world's largest alpine lake at over 7,000 feet in elevation.
• We take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the majestic scenery and endless landscape.
• Continuing northward, we follow the Yellowstone River into Hayden Valley, home of the grizzly bear and large herds of bison. Wildlife is abundant and the meadows and forests are carpeted in wild flowers. At the north end of Hayden Valley sits the spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with two large waterfalls. We visit Artist Point and view the 309-foot-tall Lower Falls and follow that up with a visit to the Upper Falls which is 109 feet tall. The multi colored canyon and majestic waterfalls are truly one of the most awe-inspiring views that North America has to offer.
• Our tour now turns westward and crosses the central plateau of Yellowstone and enters the Gibbon River area. Numerous thermal features are visible along the road as our guide offers insights and narrative expertise.
• We return to our lodge with time to refresh.
• We gather for a short and sweet Shabbat kiddush, then head to dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Yellowstone (Three Bear Lodge) (B, L, D)

Day 3: Saturday, September 7, 2019: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK AND JACKSON HOLE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Yellowstone's sister park to the south is Grand Teton National Park, a range of mountains considered by many to be the most spectacular mountain range in North America. Our tour traverses the roads of Yellowstone, through the primary Geyser basin areas, dropping 2,000 feet of elevation into the area of the Grand Tetons.
• The Grand Teton mountain range is approximately 65 miles long from north to south with the Grand Teton as the main attraction. Beautiful Jackson Lake sits on the east side of the mountain range with the Snake River meandering along its base. We make numerous photo stops from various scenic points and travel right up to the base of the range at beautiful Jenny Lake.
• We break for a picnic lunch in the wake of all the beauty of the mountain range.
• We head south past the National Elk Refuge and visit the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We spend time in Jackson Hole to walk the streets and shop a little and maybe grab a drink at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
• The views are stunning as we travel up and over Teton Pass and then enter the state of Idaho. Our drive along the western flanks of the Grand Tetons will surprise you as they look totally different from the west side. Now it is home to the seed potatoes capital of the world.
• We continue along the Teton scenic by-way and head back up into the Targhee National Forest to visit two stunningly beautiful waterfalls, the Upper and Lower Mesa Falls.
• After a glorious day, the tour returns to our hotel for a much-needed relaxing evening at leisure.
• Dinner tonight is not included but a “follow-the-leader” option will be made available.

Overnight in Yellowstone (Three Bear Lodge) (B, L)

Day 4: Sunday, September 8, 2019: DEPART HOME

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• Those going home will transfer to the airport.
• Those continuing on, we will load our luggage and board our transportation for Nine Quarter Circle Ranch for even more adventure.


Day 4: Sunday, September 8, 2019: CONTINUE TO MONTANA DUDE RANCH

Being a city slicker on a dude ranch means slowing down and just enjoying what is. It's not what you have to do next, but how you can enjoy what is just all around you. Nature, horses, wildlife, the open plains, the remote terrain and all the enjoyment of taking things slower. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and come to the dude ranch to enjoy Mother Nature's creation.

Nine Quarter Circle Ranch may be rustic but it's certainly not roughing it. Original log structures are where you'll eat and stay, right on the east slope of the Continental Divide. The cabins are snug and cozy and spread out from the main lodge in a camplike setting. An age-old dinner bell calls you to family-style hearty meals.

There are so many things to do! Even off-site options are available (extra fee may apply). Whether you choose to stay busy or just relax in all the glory of the backcountry, this is an experience you'll treasure forever.

• Early afternoon arrival at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch. For those flying in today; a transfer option will be provided (additional cost).
• Lunch is available for those who arrive by 1:00pm.
• We check in and get oriented to our wild(erness) surroundings for the next 4 days and nights.
• Daytime and evening activities will follow a dude ranch schedule of doing what you want, when you want and how you want. Group activity options will be announced, but can include hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing (some supplies may require extra cost), hayride, a softball game, volleyball, axe throwing, horseshoes, barn dancing and much more.
• Offsite excursion options (extra fee may apply) may include: rafting, ziplining, skeet shooting and mountain biking.
• Tonight, we enjoy dinner together in the dining hall or a cowboy/cowgirl cookout.
Overnight at the Ranch (B, L, D)

Days 5 - 7: Monday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019: MONTANA DUDE RANCH

• Breakfast each morning in the dining hall.
Daytime and evening activities will follow a dude ranch schedule. There is no schedule!
• Group activity options will be announced, as noted above.
• Each night, we enjoy dinner together in the dining hall or a cowboy/cowgirl cookout.

Overnight at the Ranch (B, L, D)

Day 8: Thursday, September 12, 2019: DEPART FOR HOME

• After breakfast, we say goodbye to the ranch and head to the airport.

The Memories Last Forever!!
*Itinerary subject to change