Gaynor Ranch and Resort
1992 KM Ranch Road | 6544 Farm to Market Road
Whitefish, MT, 59937, USA
406-862-3802 | 866-862-6202

What Our Guests Say About Us

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Best Hospitality and Family Accommodations in Montana! By Diane Lincoln
I have been coming to Gaynor Ranch for over 10 years. I started bringing my family to Gaynor Ranch for vacations to Glacier National Park with a secondary emphasis on horseback riding. Over the years we have built great family memories at the Gaynor Ranch. We have had immediate family times and big family reunions there, with aunts=uncles, grandparents and lots of kids. There is something there for everyone. Horseback riding, tubing down the river, swimming, hiking, great picnic location, campfire at night, s'mores for the kids, teepees to hangout in. Plus good restaurants with 15-20 minutes. I always try to schedule our stay so we are lucky enough to be there for one of the Gaynor's Famous BBQ's.
Summer has been our primary time to visit Gaynor's Ranch but we have been lucky enough to also come during winter season! The ranch has horse-drawn hay rides served with hot beverages and hot cinnamon rolls.
Also, the ranch is 29 minutes from great skiing, 30 minutes from unforgettable dog-sledding and cross country skiing
As far as I am concerned this is a Montana Paradise. Last summer was a very special event we attended at Gaynor Ranch. A beautiful wedding overlooking the river. The ranch was the perfect location for a grand wedding.
Lastly I will tell you that Don & Nancy Gaynor are two of the most generous and honorable people you'll ever meet. It's been an honor to have our family share their vacation with such wonderful people.

Thanks Diane Lincoln We love having you here!

"I can honestly say the best place we ever stayed. . ."
Phil Ackerman NYC

And Phil, I can say we are so grateful for some many nice guests.  Don and I are so appreciative every day!!!

Don and Nancy:  We stayed at the cabins in the woods! It felt very secluded and very quiet. The management was extremely friendly as well. For the price of the cabin it was well worth the stay. We liked it so much that we stayed an extra night. The cabin was well kept up and very clean. It was nice to have a laundry and a full kitchen. Also there was a jacuzzi in the center of the cabins. Plenty of space to walk around and take all the hikes you want. I wouldnt mind coming back to this little piece of heaven ~April

"Don & Nancy,  Thank you so much for the pleasant stay on your ranch.  We loved the cabin and spending time with the horses too!  Whitefish has been so memorable and we're thankful our stay here was part of it!Adrienne andStephen Bousquet

What a beautiful place.It was very relaxing.Although we live in very similar surrounding it was still nice to get away.We will recomend a stay there to all our friends. The cabin was most comfortable.Thank you Dawn Wyld and company

Hi Nancy and Don, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful weekend we spent at your ranch! You are wonderful hosts; seeing the smiles on Emma and Brent’s faces was heartwarming. We felt sad to be leaving so soon but we look forward to our next visit with you  Sincerely, Jen Thibodeau

Thank you all for a wonderful stay in your darling cabin. Thank you especially for loaning my Mom the neck roll, heating blanket and for the game and movies. You were all so nice and we hope to come back again in the future. We stopped by to say good bye but missed you. Thank you again!!! Trudy Walker

"Don and Nancy. Thank you so much! We loved it! God Bless you guys for giving our family the best gift!"
Stacy and the rest of the Mabne-Miller Family

I stayed at one of your “in the woods’ cabins this past week-end. I am totally impressed with my visit. Your cabins are so cozy and comfortable. The soft towels and cute quilts added to my comfy stay.
The refrigerator was a good size…..we brought a lot of food. We went on a walk and looked at the party room by the hot tub. Nature is beautiful. We did not see the bear but heard of him.
Just wanted you to know that we will be back. Thank you for your hospitality.  ~ Sue Wohl

"Thank you so much for your hospitality this past weekend. The cabin in the woods was even more
wonderful than your web site said it would be and the trail ride you took Ashley and I on was wonderful! The whole experience was to short and you made us feel so welcome and part of the family.
We can't wait to come back! Thanks again."
Kate S.

"Dear Nancy, Don and Joel; We just wanted to thank you for making our vacation the best we've ever had. You all made us feel like old friends. The ranch is so beautiful and peaceful and you are so kind.
We most definitely will be back. What you have created at the ranch is so rare, the warmth and
comfort is so genuine. We hope all goes well for you in the coming months and years and that the
Gaynor's keep the ranch for many generations to come. Thanks for everything, your new friends,"
Jennie & Alex

"Don and Nancy, our feeling about our recent stay at Gaynors Ranch!!! Your hospitality made us feel like we were at home and your venue is world class!!! Our 2 1/2 hour "lunch trail ride" up the mountain was spectacular:):):) Our only regret is we had to leave...but we will be back and will bring our family and friends from Calgary, AB with us!!!! See you soon and thank you for a wonderful vacation!"
Kim and Norm

"Good Afternoon Gaynors!

Wow, I don't believe I have any concerns, all that I have is compliments. Your cabins in the woods are beautiful, comfortable and have everything that you need. My husband and I enjoyed relaxing at the cabin, walks around the perimeter of the property, visiting Whitefish (I could not believe it was so close but, felt so far away) and visiting Glacier National Park (also, so very close).

I do know that we will return and have already been telling our friends about your cabins. We are hoping that at some time in the near future our friends and our families can all get together and stay at the cabins.

Okay, so two minor things - The reservation confirmation email did not really outline that we could go directly to "The Cabins in the Woods" so we showed up at the Ranch (although, I did get to see your beautiful ranch) and the coffee pot in cabin 1 takes about an hour to brew. Thank you for your hospitality and Marv & Laurie are great and friendly!"
Brad & Holly Bruner

"We enjoyed our stay! The accommodations are 5 Star. (AWESOME). We will be back! Thank you."
The Bielesch Family

"An absolutely unique, wonderful birthday vaction for J & S. We made a lot of memories during our stay here and Gaynor Ranch is certainly on our list of places to stay again ~ and refer to anyone seeing a vacation spot that most people just dream about! A special thanks to "Red" and "The Gang" for providing security. . . Here is some money for treats!"
John and Shari McEwan, MN

"Thank you so much for your kindness and wonderful experience. I send many well wishes your way!"

"Hi Nancy,
Our stay was wonderful. The cabins were fantastic, roomy and well equipped.
We had planned this trip to recoup, relax and get away from the everyday “busy” way of life.
It wasn’t hard to do. We saw several deer walk through the property and enjoyed a chilly, yet peaceful coffee on the deck in the morning!
You have a wonderful property and we will be back as soon as we can."

"FROM THE CARTIERS! My wife and I had a great time staying at the Cabins in the Woods! It was the last time we were able to get away before our first baby is born, and the cabin was perfect. Very quiet and relaxing, and everything we needed you guys had in the cabins. We will definitely be coming back at some point, next time it will be with our newborn. The resident care keepers were awesome as well, very polite and helpful! We will definitely be recommending the resort to our friends! Thank you again!
The Cartiers

"Still thinking about the great time we spent at your cabins. I know that all my New York relatives
loved it. Here are a couple of pictures for you to see and use. I hope my brother and sisters will send you some also."
Skip & JoAnn, Saint Marie MT

"Don & Nancy
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had such an awesome time. Sorry we missed you at the rodeo. We left early because we decided to enjoy our last night in solitude on your ranch. It is such a relaxing atmosphere as our San Diego home. Stanley had a great time too. Thanks for being so dog friendly. We hope all your future endeavors are as successful as what you have created here. We love
your lifestyle."
Vicki & Ken