Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Cowboys & Indians
Montana’s Paradise Valley was surely named in October. Beneath a moody sky, paper-white aspen trunks are crowned in a gold shimmer. At the foot of snow-dusted Emigrant Peak, the Yellowstone River runs inky-black. Within this quiet expanse of pine forest and cattle pastures, Arthur Blank finds himself at his Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. From the main highway, a dirt road winds 4½ miles along tumbling Big Creek, leading to a main guest complex, cozily tucked beneath towering pines.
Blank purchased the ranch, where he and his family had often visited as guests, in 2002. Nearly 15 years later, it’s still a sacred spot for him and his wife, Angie, who together have nine children, five grandchildren, and four dogs. And it’s also a special place for their guests. Family defines the core of the Mountain Sky experience.