Guest Comments

Sue - Odessa, TX

Spring 2010

The hospitality of the staff.  They went above and beyond our expectations.

Michael & Paula - Longview, TX

Spring 2010

Meeting a bunch of strangers on Sunday – by Wednesday they are friends – by Friday they are family! Thank you for making our stay a part of our marriage commitment by helping to arrange our vow renewal ceremony.  See you next year!

Charlene - Gordonsville, VA

Spring 2010

The overall feelings of home.  Do what you want etc.  The staff are very accommodating.  A great vacation as always!

Betty, Julie & Katie - Scotland

Summer 2010

How friendly and obliging staff were.  When Katie came on her own without siblings she was accepted and shared in all the fun with the other kids. (she grew!)  Thank you for a wonderful holiday.  Lots of memories and happy times to share in the future.

The Vita Family - Naperville, IL

Summer 2010

The staff was great.  We felt very comfortable leaving our kids with the children wranglers.  They were great.  The food was delicious too.  Overall, we were very pleased with the Dude Ranch experience and we would definitely do it again.  Thanks for everything.

The DeScenza Family - Westford, MA

Summer 2010

We liked the slow pace and casualness particularly around the horses.  I think Dave was terrific with the kids.

Wanna - Canton, OH

Summer 2010

From reservations to departure, your staff and operations of the ranch have been excellent.  Montana has great ambassadors in your ranch.  The staff make the experience, including your family. I thank you for the opportunity and hope to return soon.  I don't take the experience lightly! Thanks sincerely.

Lisa - Orange, CA

Fall 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and especially the interaction w/staff.  Love their company.  They are all a very friendly and likeable lot, hard--working, accomodating & always anxious to please the guests!  Thanks for a wonderful time.  It's always hard to go back home.  Love you all!

Julie - Cathlamet, WA

Fall 2010

Riding and visiting with the closing week girls and staff.  Ann & Dave took us on some great trails!!  Jan'es superb food just keeps getting better - Yum!! .. It's the fine staff that makes this place special ... They work hard to make our stay memorable.

Susie - Fayetteville, GA

Fall 2010

The staff is wonderul to all of us.  We diet all year to fully enjoy Jane's excellent food!  I have loved every horse I have ridden at LWR!  Just keep on doing what you do so well!

Kay - Cathlamet, WA

Fall 2010

Horseback rides, wonderful meals, the wranglers took us on wonderful rides.  Jane's deserts as yummy as always.  Also meeting up with friends made at the ranch. I had a great time as always.  Everything went smooth thanks to the great staff.  Everyone went out of their way to see that we had everything we needed.  Thanks all.

Anna - Mission Viejo, CA

Enjoyed the riding, camping, eating, napping, but its the whole experience together.  I like the cabins and having the bed made & fresh towels everyday!  I thought Jane out did herself this year.  Or maybe I anticipated her food for a while year!  I will make sure to come back for her fried chicken! The vrew was willing to make sure whatever was needed was done for us guests.  Thanks again to Stacy for making sure all is taken care of behind the scenes.  She takes care of every detail for us.  I appreciate it. 

Lynette – Seattle, WA

Spring 2009

The great staff. They are a wonderful bunch of people. In the Navy they have a saying the ship is only as good as the Capt. I loved the experience. It was what I had hoped and wanted.

Ronda – Richland, WA

Spring 2009

It’s like coming home to see family, but better! Had a blast as always.

Kay – Walled Lake, MI

Spring 2009

I enjoyed everything, the horseback riding, the food, the cattle drive. I liked my stay the way it was – just enough activity to keep it interesting and time to relax.

The Langer Family – Bethesda, MD

Summer 2009

It was an amazing vacation. The kids and the adults in our group had a blast. We appreciated the warmth of the staff; you were all so accommodating. Thanks for a great vacation.

The Hanneken Family- Orinda, CA

Summer 2009

It’s leisurely & stress free. The kids are well taken care of so the grown-ups can relax & enjoy themselves.

The Cordero Family – Miami, FL.

Summer 2009

Kids loved the program. They said they had more fun here than other ranches they went to. The cooking is 5-star (and always plenty). I feel I received more than my money’s worth and will recommend to friends. Thank you to all for making our vacation a family treasure.

Tammy – Wilson, WI

Fall 2009

What did I like the most? Everything! But especially each of the LW team players. I felt so welcomed & you were all so friendly. Sorting clinic & Cattle Drive was excellent. The wranglers are great & so experienced.

Paul & Sue – Shrewsbury, England

Fall 2009

Plenty of horse riding. Peace & quit. Lovely food. Lots of variety. Thank you all very much for allowing us to join you at your ranch. The square dance was a Hoot!

Frank & Claudia- Bielefield, Germany

Fall 2009

Thank you all! Friendliness and warmth of all the staff, Jane’s cooking (The Cookies!), the gentle way the horses are treated. We really felt at home. If Montana was a bit closer to Germany, we would come back next month!!

Kristy & Graham – Shropshire, England

Spring 2008

One of the best holidays we’ve been on. We’ve met some great people (staff included!) and will recommend it to anyone. Thank you very much!!

Susie – Fayetteville, GA

Spring 2008

The friendliness & cheerfulness of the staff! Everyone goes out of their way to make us feel at home whether we are 1st time guests or have returned over and over again.

Cassy & Kirk – Kingston, WA

Spring 2008

Cattle camp and the cattle drive were the highlight of our trip. It was such a unique and fun experience I would do it over and over and over. Really hated to see it end. It was a wonderful vacation and we can’t wait to do it again and again!

The Gibson Family – Swanee, GA

Summer 2008

We had great fun. The folks that work here were very hospitable and nice. Jane is an awesome cook.

The Smith Family- La Canada, CA

Summer 2008

The staff was like family. Amazing people!

The Hadley Family- Chicago, IL

Summer 2008

Great staff! They really made us feel like family. Thanks to everybody for a wonderful vacation.

The Tejada Family – East Meadow, NY

Summer 2008

The western hospitality and absolute priority of the LW staff to provide the best vacation has been achieved. I can’t tell you all enough of the degree of comfort & friendliness that we have experienced this week. The entire staff of LW ranch is the best we have ever experienced.

Gordon & Joy – Dixon, IL

Fall 2008

Awesome, friendly staff that make you feel at home and as if we’d known you for years! Thanks for everthing!!

Nora & Peter – Tucson, AZ

Fall 2008

The sincerity and realness of any & all the staff. We cannot begin to express our pleasure in spending time with you. Our every desire was not only met but exceeded. It is quite refreshing to experience people who love their job and do it so well.

Steven – Minneapolis, MN

Fall 2008

Staff was wonderful & always smiling and helpful. We all felt right at home and welcome. Thank you for an incredible week!

Sarah- Wenatchee, WA

Fall 2008

This week was awesome! All the staff were always very helpful and would go out of their way to make sure we were having a good time and had everything we needed. Can’t wait to return next year.

Lynn- Bettendorf, IA

Fall 2008

Each year I have been here it gets better & better. Thanks to all of the staff at LWR for a WONDERFUL VACATION!! See you next year.

Larry & Val – Port Ludlow, WA

Spring 2007

Had a fantastic vacation. Most beautiful place I have ever been. The variety of rides, loved the cabins and the staff was excellent.

Terry & Joanne – Vernon Hills, IL

Spring 2007

The staff was incredible! The cattle drive was great. The food was outstanding – always varied & tasty. Everyone was very concerned for our safety.

Cyndi & Sarah – Tampa, FL

Summer 2007

You covered all the bases! Entire staff was very accommodating, friendly & helpful. My girls have already asked me if they can come back next year! We will tell our friends! LW ranch is a piece of heaven in Montana.

Jim, Linda and family– Randolph, NJ

Summer 2007

I can’t say enough fabulous things about everyone there. The trail rides were unbelievable, the views breathtaking & the amount we learned within 1 week was incredible. This was by far the most spectacular family vacation reunion we have ever had.

Bill, Carol and family – Plymouth, MA

Summer 2007

Best family vacation we’ve ever taken. If you asked our kids if they would rather go here or Disney, they would pick here every time. Thank you for all our new memories and the hundreds of pictures!

Barrett, Beth and family – San Diego, CA

Summer 2007

The bar is now set very high for me. This vacation will be hard to beat. It was, by far, hands down, our best family vacation yet.

Jerome, Michelle and family – Franklin, MI

Summer 2007

Overall, this was a first-rate ranch experience. The staff is very accommodating & involved. This vacation is great for families. Would do this trip again without hesitation.

Jenny – Saranac, MI

Fall 2007

The cattle drive was awesome! This was such a great time. I can’t wait to come back again. I thought this would be a once in a lifetime type of trip. I was wrong! I’ll see you next September!

Nicky – Hopkinsville, KY

Fall 2007

The horse was picked perfectly for me and the wranglers were awesome, along with all the staff! All the staff was super helpful and absolutely courteous and fantastic! Will very highly recommend it to friends & family.

Georjeana - Leicester, NC

Spring 2006

This is my second visit to LW Ranch. Again, this has been my favorite vacation! The staff at LW Ranch is just so wonderful. They make you feel as “family.” Just exactly what I expect from the “ole” West days.

Robin - Maryville, TN

Spring 2006

Had lots of laughter. This was the experience of a lifetime. Awesome – best wranglers ever! Best staff I’ve ever been around. Thank you!

Emily – Powell, OH

Spring 2006

I had such an incredible time. There really is not a way for it to be much better. I haven’t laughed this much in a long time. The friendly staff is one of LW’s strongest attributes. I had a fantastic time.

Stacey – Woodville, WI

Summer 2006

You outdid yourselves. The stay was beyond all our expectations. They were great on details. You covered all the bases. Relaxes and friendly. I am very sad to leave.

Barbara – Cincinnati, OH

Summer 2006

Beautiful rides into the forest, great food, wonderful children’s program and friendly staff. We could not have hoped for any more fun and relaxation for our kids, grandkids, and us.

Andrea – Roslindale, MA

Summer 2006

I have just had the most incredible week here in Montana. Thank you for the wonderful meals, keeping a clean cozy room and most of all for treating me like family, I hope sometime soon to return and share this with others.

Laura – Columbus, OH

Fall 2006

It was a week of a lifetime! A real dream comes true! We loved every moment of this very special time. The ranch will always be sacred ground for us! Thank You.

Pat - Fairview, NC

The riding & Jane's cooking!  Awesome.  Rooms were really nice.  Love it all!  Wish I could have stayed longer.  The week goes by to fast.

Colleen - Valrico, FL

Peace & quiet.  Staff extremely accomodating.  It would be hard to top it!  There is not much else to make this a better experience, I'm not sure if it gets any better than this.  I had a wonderful time.

Rick & Georjeana – Leicester, NC

Spring 2005

I really appreciated the organization of the schedule and how involved the staff and owners are in the activities. I also thoroughly enjoyed spending as much time with the horses as possible, they have wonderful horses. My dream was fulfilled at LWR.

Todd & Kelli – Spokane, WA

Summer 2005

The children’s program is incredible. My kids had the best time and my 4 year old was thrilled to get to ride a horse. We could not have asked for better counselors. Thanks for making our dreams come true.

Steve & Sally – Laguna Niguel, CA

Summer 2005

Where do I start? The staff was really great-friendly, energetic, accommodating, helpful. The kid’s program was fabulous. The wranglers knowledgeable, the horses wonderful and the bountiful meals so yummy. Our vacation was reasonably priced and you made it so easy. This was the best!

Shermaine – Silverspring, MD

Summer 2005

This was my first time to ride. I received excellent riding instruction and my wrangler continued to assist me throughout the week. He did a fantastic job and I felt confident in the saddle. All of the staff is very warm and friendly. My daughter enjoyed every moment of the kids program.

Matt & Laura – Dayton, OH

Summer 2005

Our kids had so much fun and your staff is so friendly. The white water rafting and getting to see Glacier Park was great. We had an excellent time. This was definetly the best vacation we have ever taken.

Alex & Claudia – Frankfurt, Germany

Fall 2005

The staff, the horses, and that the ranch is located in such a beautiful peaceful place is only the beginning of what makes Laughing Water Ranch special. I enjoy that it is small and only accommodates 38 people. 2005 was my third trip to the ranch and it just keeps getting better if that is possible.

Rusty – Livonia, MI

Fall 2005

I can’t thank everyone enough for making me feel so welcome. Every staff member provides such great customer service and the great thing is that it comes from the heart.

Gary & MaryAnne – Pittsburgh, PA

Fall 2005

The service by the staff is better than excellent. You have an outstanding operation that is organized and professionally run. As a beginner rider I was timid on my horse but with the excellent riding instruction I was able to gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to ride on the cattle drive.

Joe and Yvonne - Vancouver, WA

September 2003

Our entire experience at LWR was great. We especially enjoyed the shooting program. As an experienced rider the truly great trail rides and the wonderful staff will definitely have us coming back for another visit. We look forward to returning to the ranch and bringing friends and family with us. The food was outstanding. Being retired and on a fixed income we appreciated the reasonable rates.

Lori - Tampa, FL

September 2003

Horseback riding in the mountains was unbelievable. The food was incredible. My room was clean and comfortable and the great staff made me feel right at home. My vacation was just too short, I will be back next year and I will stay the full week. Thank you Ted and Lacretia, you have a beautiful ranch.

The Arnovitz Family - Jerusalem, Israel

August 2003

We felt so welcome and we were so well taken care of. The staff attended to every single request, whatever issue came up, it was solved with a smile. Your thoughtfulness about all of our "kosher" needs floored us. All of you were so respectful, conscientious, and graceful about all the "rules and regulations" of our diet. Our kids loved the ranch and the kids programs. This by far was the best family vacation we have ever taken. We cannot thank you enough for making it possible for us with all of our dietary and other special needs. All of you are amazing to us.

Jim and Lori - San Diego, CA

August 2003

The extra activities were great; Trapper Joe, hayride, BBQ, roasting marshmallows at the campfire, shooting, picnics, square dance. All the trails and the views were incredible.

Laurie and Jim - Norwalk, CT

July 2003

Our kids loved the children's program, they stayed busy and entertained the entire week. The entire staff was great and the horses were wonderful.

Karen - Bristow, VA

July 2003

The variety of activities was a lot of fun and my kids were never bored. There was something for them to do all the time. We enjoyed the friendliness of the staff.

Ruth and Karl - Cleveland, OH

July 2003

The food was great. We really enjoyed the camaraderie with the staff and the other guests. Did we mention the food? It was great!

Jay and Cathy - Palm Harbor, FL

July 2003

The best part of the vacation was the willing attitude of the staff to make it a great vacation. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. The food was top notch.

Bob and Jan - Tucson, AZ

June 2003

This was the best vacation ever. There was something for every member of the family. The facilities and activities were great. The family atmosphere and fantastic staff made it special. We look forward to a return visit.

Kevin and Flo - S. W. Ranches, FL

June 2003

We love the ranch it is beautiful. The kids program was great and very age appropriate. The staff was very accommodating. The night ride with the kids was awesome.

Rob and Sheryl - S. W. Ranches, FL

June 2003

We had a great vacation. We enjoyed the variety of activities, the food, the family atmosphere and the staff is the best.

Rob and Sheryl - S. W. Ranches, FL

June 2003

We had a great vacation. We enjoyed the variety of activities, the food, the family atmosphere and the staff is the best.