Dinner is served early to the children while Mom and Pop are relaxing and enjoying Happy Hour in the rustic lounge on the lower level. We furnish only ice and mixes (BYOB). You will enjoy the easy, informal atmosphere at the Nine Quarter Circle. The ranch is five miles off the main highway snuggled in a beautiful valley where the only sounds at night are the cascading waters of the Taylor Fork - and perhaps the howl of a coyote. Here are all the comforts of home with adventure, new experiences, and a completely new way of life, with all the beauty of nature. Good healthy restful relaxation, with unforgettable days and nights. A grand entrance.
With over fifty years of Kelsey family dude ranching, the M13458 overlooks Yellowstone Park from a secluded valley and is adjacent to the Taylor Hilgard Wilderness area in southwestern Montana. We offer a family oriented authentic dude ranch vacation. This is an ideal place to hold your family reunion so no one is saddled with the cooking and cleaning and Lots of deer to be seen. There is plenty for all to do. In September, the ranch is also available for meetings or conferences. With the recreational interests at hand, your attendance and success will be assured.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
The Nine Quarter Circle was started in 1912 and has been in operation ever since! In 2012, we’ll be celebrating our 100th year with giveaways and celebrations. The Kelsey’s have owned the ranch since 1948.
2. What is your company's mission?
To provide an historic, authentic and traditional dude ranch experience.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Dude Ranch Vacations.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
It was founded 100 years ago, but Howard Kelsey purchased the ranch in 1948 and it is still run by his son, Kim. So, the family has an long and valuable history with the ranch and the experience necessary to provide the best available vacation.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular package is our traditional 7-day vacation, which includes all the activities (horseback riding, square dance, cookouts, campfire, hayride, etc.).
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We strive to ensure that if a person was here many years ago as a child, they can bring their own child and find that it is exactly as they remember and that they can be assured their child is building the same life-long memories. So, our best compliment was when someone told us that the ranch is “Where time stands still”.