Swan Mountain Outfitters is authorized within Glacier National Park to provide guided horseback trail rides at Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier.
A family vacation can be tricky to plan if you are trying to accommodate a variety of different tastes in outdoor activities. Fortunately Swan Mountain Outfitters, along with our business partners, have teamed up to offer a wide range of guided Montana trips that the whole family will enjoy.
Vacation packages are a great way to get it all done while saving yourself some money and the hassle of having to call multiple different providers to set up all the activities your family wants to do:
Fly and Ride Discount
Fly Alaska Airlines to Great Falls, Kalispell/Glacier Park or Missoula and save 20% on their lowest fares from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Hawaii, Mexico and Prudhoe Bay)! Simply click here and travel between May 1, 2013 and June 20, 2013. Hurry, Book by May 6, 2013. The discount is automatically applied. Or, manually enter EC6086 in the discount code box at alaskaair.com. Blackout dates, Day of Week, and other restrictions apply. See site for details.
There's more! If you present a valid Alaska Airlines boarding pass during the dates of travel listed above, you will receive an additional 10% off your horseback ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters in Glacier National Park!
Saddle Paddle Trips
Horseback rides in and around Glacier National Park are one of the best ways to explore the area's hidden treasures. But, on a hot summer day, what could be better than a horseback ride in the morning followed by a whitewater rafting trip in the afternoon? Swan Mountain Outfitters is pleased to offer saddle paddle vacation packages with all four Glacier rafting companies:
Overnight Saddle and Fish Package
This three day package allows guests to enjoy a day and a half of horseback riding along with a day and a half of fly fishing! You'll begin your adventure by checking into the West Glacier Corral behind the Rawhide Trading Post at 9:00 in the morning. While we go over important safety information with you, our experienced guides will be packing up your gear in preparation for our overnight excursion. We will spend the day exploring the forest, enjoying a hearty lunch on the trail and taking in the beauty of the West side skyline of Glacier. In the late afternoon, we'll arrive at our Outfitter Camp, complete with wall tents and a fire pit. You'll have time to get settled before indulging in a traditional cowboy dinner with all the trimmings. You'll cap off the night , fireside, gazing at more stars than you ever knew existed. The next morning, we'll have our fill of a hearty Montana breakfast before hitting the trail for an easy morning ride back to the Corral.
At noon, your fly fishing guide will pick you up at the Corral and bring you to Great Northern Resort for a light lunch before you depart on your exciting fly fishing trip. This custom fishing trip enables Great Northern Guides to offer a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each angler. Their experienced fishing guides know the river intimately and look forward to sharing that knowledge with you. Truly unspoiled, the region teems with fish and wildlife of all kinds. The Great Northern chef has her own organic garden from which she sources her vegetables, and the meat comes from local, responsible farms. Her delicious gourmet food is healthy, but hearty at the same time and there is no better way to enjoy your meals than in the peaceful environment that is the wilderness in Northwest Montana! All camping and fishing gear is included, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Cost: all inclusive package price is $1,150 per person, with a 2 person minimum. Prices do not include a 7% River Access Fee or guide gratuities. A Montana fishing license is required for each angler and can be purchased online or at nearby gas stations. The cost is $25 per person for a two day license. Call (800) 735-7897 to book now!
Glacier Gateway Massage and Ride Package
Saddle up for a two hour trail ride out of our West Glacier Corral. As you ride through the lush lodgepole and aspen forest, you will enjoy views of Strawberry and Desert Mountain as well as brief vistas into the West side of Glacier National Park. After your two hour horseback adventure, you'll head back to the
Belton Chalet, where you'll enjoy historic accommodations and rejuvenate tired muscles with either a one hour massage (for one person) or two half hour massages (for two people). This special, online-only package is available June 20th through September 20th. Call the Belton today at (406) 888-5000 and let the adventure begin!
Cost: $380; double occupancy, tax included
Fishing Northwest Montana
The Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River make a great day of fishing for many Glacier visitors. Why not combine it with a fishing float trip with Swan Mountain Outfitters down the Swan River? The Swan River is also wild and scenic, and presents a very different fishing experience than the Flathead. You will fish one day on the Flathead River and one on the Swan River.
Overnight Saddle and Lodging Package
This package allows you to experience the ruggedness and true Montana character of an Outfitter Camp and the luxury of a beautiful Glacier Park Resort by combining an overnight horseback trip with a two night stay in Great Northern Resorts lovely log cabins.
Your overnight horseback trip will run exactly as described above in the Overnight Saddle and Fish Package. Once your return from your camping adventure, you'll check in to your handsome, log chalet accommodations complete with a full kitchen, dishes, cookware and linens. There you can clean up, relax and begin planning the next phase of your vacation because Great Northern Resort serves as a perfect base for exploring beautiful Glacier National Park. It's a great feeling to know that after a full day of Glacier Country adventure you have first class logding to come home to. There is only a 2 night minimum stay instead of the standard 3 night minimum if you book this package!
Cost: Horseback trip is $300 per person. $520 for two nights (one bedroom chalet); $590 for two nights (two bedroom chalet). Prices do not include 7% Montana Lodging Tax.
The Ultimate Adventurer's Vacation
For those looking for the finest of Montana Adventure vacations, look no further. Lucky vacationers selecting this trip will first go on a three day, two night float trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with one of our rafting company partners. We will then pick you up and bring you to Swan Mountain Outfitters' base camp in the Swan Valley for a three day two night horseback pack trip into the Bob Marshall. This combines the very best features of a float and horseback vacation into one vacation package. Availability of these one-of-a-kind trips is very limited.
The beauty of packaged vacation options is that the sky is the limit in terms of the possibilities. From unique lodging options in the backcountry chalets or old historic hotels to guided trips to the best Montana fly fishing holes, we can combine our Glacier National Park horseback rides with nearly any activity to make your family vacation truly unique and memorable