Get In Contact With Us

This contact form will help you with contacting the ranch owner Ted about Leasing or Purchasing the Ranch.  He is not running the current operation. 


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The Country

Mountains, mountains everywhere. Mountains that crown the continent and divide the oceans. Mountains that provide wild sanctuary for grizzly and elk, bald eagles and bighorn sheep. Laughing Water Ranch is located in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana's northern Rockies at an elevation of 3,200'. The peaks of the Whitefish Range tower to elevations of 7,500' above the ranch. The area remains as pristine and beautiful since the days of the Kootenai and Salish Indian tribes who coined the name Laughing Water Creek. LW Ranch is located just 50 miles north of Kalispell, 20 miles directly west of Glacier Park , about a 65 mile drive through Whitefish and Columbia Falls to Glacier Park from the ranch. We are 20 miles south of the Canadian Border.

Getting Here

Laughing Water Ranch is located 3 miles east of Fortine on Deep Creek Road off U.S. Highway 93. Glacier International Airport in Kalispell is served by Delta, Northwest, Horizon and Alaska Airlines. For airline websites and other "getting here" information click here. We recommend a car rental upon your arrival

Airport pick up not included in rates. We encourage you to consider driving the whole way for additional opportunities to save $$, discover America the old fashioned way, and once you're here, to see some of the awesome off-ranch sights in conjunction with your Montana vacation!

If you must fly, please compare flights and rental cars at the many airports that serve the region.

Airport pick up or drop off is $100/person on Sunday, $150/person if on any other day at Kalispell (FCA or Glacier International Airport). A special rate for 2010 of $35/person is available for pickup on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (however it departs the airport precisely at 3:00 pm, and can't be held for delayed inbounds). A special rate of $35/person is available for drop off to the airport departing at 5:00 a.m. This is a special accommodation and can't be rescheduled. Group rate is $225 per pickup or drop off for up to 7 persons.

Nearest Airport

Glacier International Airport is 50 miles from the ranch, about a 1 hour 20 minute drive. Missoula Airport is 175 miles, or a 3 1/2 hour drive. OTHER TRANSPORTATION: Amtrak (1-800-USA-RAIL) stops in Whitefish, which is just 40 miles (45 minutes) from the ranch. When looking for airline travel bargains, don't forget to check flights to Missoula (3 1/2 hr drive), Spokane (4 1/2 hr drive) and Great Falls (4 1/2 hr drive).

As a service to our guests, we are now referring them to Flathead Travel Service for savings on airline rates to Glacier International Airport, Kalispell, Montana. FTS purchases tickets in blocks and is able to pass the savings on to our guests. They will gladly give you all the details. We have two contact people; Joanne Ferrell at or Gail Metcalf at or you can call them at (800) 388-0989. Let them know that you were referred by Laughing Water Ranch to get the best deal!