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Gunslinger Gulch Ghost Town

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· Anaconda, Montana
52 acres
25 sites
5 Lodging
20 RV/Tent
This 1880s mining & ghost town converted Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to live out your cowboy/cowgirl dreams and experience the Old West.  We offer all the modern amenities we have come accustomed to, yet maintain the original appearance of being transported back in time.  Available for film production rental, weddings, retreats, reunions or any special event.  Dry camping and horse camping available in addition to our amazing units. 
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Anaconda, Montana, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Karen B.Joined in July 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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49 ratings · 43 reviews
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Jennifer S.doesn't recommend
September 4, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Not at all the experience described
This place was nothing like it’s advertised. It’s not an old montana ghost town, it’s a bunch of old buildings purchased by an individual and placed on their land to resemble a ghost town. Most buildings were filled with old rubbish or being used for animals. Upon arrival we were told we couldn’t use any of the amenities because they were filming for a show? In the morning we walked around and were finally able to find a bathroom to use in the saloon. (They weren’t filming on the weekends so it was okay for us to come into the “old town”) We had booked (and paid for) 2 nights but ended up leaving early in the morning as we didn’t feel welcomed or comfortable staying there another night.
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Stephanie J.
August 21, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Needs more work, not worth $50.
The historic camp was kinda neat to see. Although the overall experience was okay. Our campsite was in an open field with a lot of knap-weed. There wasn’t a fire pit, although, there appeared to be an open fire pit further in the historic area. Basically was told to “park here and there’s the bathroom and shower.” Would give this experience a 2.
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Elaine M.doesn't recommend
August 16, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
This campsite was not what we expected so we actually did not stay. Our party included 3 adults and 2 kids ages 7 and 11. The camping area was just a small, open grassy patch adjacent to the town. It was a very hot day and there is no shade to be had in the camping area, there were also no firepits or picnic tables. I had emailed the host days before requesting information about cooking over a fire and I did not receive a response. To their credit, the host did offer their charcoal grill once we arrived and had asked again about cooking our own food, which was a nice offer. The town is very small and that is about all there is to do there. This may work for other parties but it does not work for us so we found camping elsewhere.
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William T.recommends
August 14, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Historic town with spacious camping
Private land with tons of space for camping. The wash house is huge with a hot shower and sink for hand washing. I had my car camping rig there for a few nights and enjoyed the scenic historic town and animals. The hosts and staff were so friendly and answered all of my questions about the history of the buildings and things to do in the area! Hope to come back for one of the many events they host on weekend. 👻
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Carissa S.recommends
August 13, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
We enjoyed our stay at the old ghost town. When we originally booked I wasn't aware there was actually a show about the ghosts that have been seen there, but I guess that is quite a draw for many people. It was neat hearing about the history of each old building and the kids thought it was all very cool. Very quiet location with beautiful surroundings and plenty of room to park that's fairly level. Ideally this would have been a one night stay for us driving through the area but there is a 2 night minimum. We checked out a local park with swimming pool and went to Smelter City Brewery downtown with great outdoor seating and yummy tacos!
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Paul F.recommends
July 22, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Pop up - perfect!!
We camped in a pop up with two dogs, right by town. What a great place! Cool buildings, working farm, amazing views, and super friendly hosts. We will make a special trip to return!!
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John B.recommends
July 19, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Very cool location; close to town and services but with a very remote feel. Excellent, level camping space close to a running-water bathroom with a shower(!) The Ghost Town element was pretty adorable, but was not the primary draw for us. The hosts were nice, and gave a charming walkthrough of the “historic” site.
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Errin R.recommends
June 27, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
We had a fun stay in the unique ghost town in Montana on our way to Yellowstone. When we arrived we found out we got a tour of the town; which included a "spirited" paranormal twist! We stayed in a nice level field with breathtaking views. It was perfect. The only words of advice...please fill the potholes as it is tough for a RV to get there without lots of rockin and rollin. Would recommend to anyone.
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Ryan R.recommends
June 19, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Ghost Town-Literally
This place is awesome! Scary but awesome. We stayed in a tent do didn't experience anything too crazy while there but we did see some supernatural experiences occur while touting the town and later that evening during the ghost hunt--super scary. Overall, we had a blast there and are so thankful for Michael; he was our go to guy for everything.
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Melody N.recommends
June 14, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Old buildings AND farm animals!
Loved touring the old buildings and playing soccer in the big field next to our site. Kids loved helping herd the ducks and chicken into the coops. Perfect family get away!
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Zachary S.recommends
June 9, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
The stay was amazing. Very friendly staff, checked in on us and told us about the history of the buildings. I will definitely be coming back a 2nd time. Views are amazing and i cant wait to come back! Thank you!
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Dustin L.recommends
June 7, 2022
Gunslinger Gulch Cordwood
Friendly community, fun photos
The site is conveniently located near Anaconda, small hiking trails, and can accommodate different forms of camping, including RV stays, cabin visits, or, with permission, some outdoor barbecues. More than a campsite or photoshoot set, Gunslinger Gulch is for meeting friends, sharing stories, and ghost tours with the staff.
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Melissa L.recommends
May 31, 2022
1800s Old West Camping
Fun, interesting location, kids loved the animals and exploring the buildings.
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Josephine H.recommends
September 20, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to 1800’s Old West Camping. The buildings of the town were so interesting to see and we loved the friendly farm animals. All around it was such a unique experience and I only wish we would have talked to Karen more about the history of the buildings and her animals.
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Jenny J.recommends
September 13, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
I had a great stay at 1800 Old West Camping. There was more than enough space to set up my tent. The bathroom is charming. I was able to wander around the area and like the old western feel to the place. Karen is such a friendly and wonderful host. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and migjt go back in the future.
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Dylan L.recommends
August 27, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Karen was super welcoming and accommodating to our last minute arrival. The site is beautiful and full of interesting history! Would definitely stay again if we’re in the area or passing through.
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Jan D.recommends
August 22, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Intriguing place.
Very unique and interesting place. Feels like a ghost town as there weren’t very many people around. We had fun petting the goats and going in some of the buildings that weren’t occupied with visitors. Would like to have learned more about the history of the individual buildings.
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Christian D.recommends
August 20, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Great stay!
Great place for me and the fam to stay! Karen and her family are very accommodating and heard some fun ghost stories. Clean restrooms and they also offer a tasty breakfast which was great. I would go back and rent out one of the building structures instead of camping next time because it looked fun to stay in the those.
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Scott L.
August 17, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Clean campground near Anaconda
Cute place, clean bathroom with a shower. The site that we had was large and it was relatively quiet. We never really met the camp host, but she seemed nice. There isn't really anything "to do", per se, at the Gunslinger Gulch. Nothing stood out as outstanding, but it was a good site and experience. There are lakes and hiking in the area. Philipsburg is a nice place to go for a beer. Interesting part of Montana.
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Brooke N.recommends
August 15, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Unique spot with great hiking
Really unique spot, fascinating to see the historic buildings, the owners are very kind and will tour you around the property. Great for kids to bike around and explore. The hills behind camp look like fantastic backcountry hiking. Full bathroom available, but no shade in the campsites. Super sweet livestock to get friendly with!
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Elizabeth H.recommends
August 10, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Unique beautiful camping experience
Very cool camping experience. Breakfast in the saloon was great! We camped in a tent outside and it was lovely - amazing night sky views. Fairly quiet except for a few other campers yelling throughout the night (sound really carries in this valley!). We saw a deer in the morning. Highly recommend, it was such a unique experience.
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Chantelle B.recommends
August 7, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
If you’re looking here, stay here!
Such an imaginative and wonderful place! The hosts are kind and welcoming. Took us on a tour. Just a fun and unique place to stay! They have VRBO rooms too! This place is fun now and has so much more to offer in the future.
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Ellen V.recommends
August 6, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Great place to camp! Quiet, friendly and lots of animals.
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Kirsten O.recommends
July 29, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Super cool place and hoat
My husband an I camped in our little travel trailer for 2 nights. No hookups, but there is a fully plumbed bathroom. This is a very cool rustic place. The old west buildings are incredible. There are lots of friendly farm animals. We recommend this place.
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Genevieve M.recommends
July 23, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Great spot. We would stay again dry camping with our travel trailer if passing through. Our kids loved exploring the property before we left town on our next leg of our road trip. The property owners were super friendly and communication was great. We would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a different kind of RV stay from the norm, off the beaten path. Glad we checked it out, and wished we had spent a little more time there.
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Mike L.recommends
July 22, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Relaxing and spacious a hidded valley safely tucked away. You have a feeling that you have traveled back in time. Will not hesitate to stop by again.....
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Todd G.recommends
July 19, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
A very cool ghost town in a beautiful valley! Tremendous hospitality.
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Cheryl B.recommends
July 19, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Old West without the outhouse!
Our family of seven had a great time spending the weekend here! We tent camped and were appreciative of the full bath house with claw foot tub and shower, toilet and sink. No icky outhouses at this Old West camp. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. They took the time to show us some unoccupied guest houses, let our kids feed the chickens and pet the goats and horses. The goats are so friendly, I wanted one for a pet! We enjoyed walking the grounds and snapping photos of all the buildings and I was really impressed with the rental units. Those we walked into had nice large beds, fireplaces, mini fridges and full, nicely done bathrooms. If not a tent camper I would totally recommend checking out their guest cabins. Our kids did puzzles in what we called “the saloon” and enjoyed talking with host Karen about the area and wild life. We recommend and would definitely go back again.
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Lisa S.recommends
July 18, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
What a treat!
What an amazing treat! 1800s Old West Camping offers a unique take on the camping experience. Where else can you find a saloon/dining room that used to house a midwife and her eleven children? Or wake up to three goats, the biggest thinking he’s a dog and loves being petted? And explore the site, sharing it with chickens, turkeys, horses, a pony, and a donkey? Karen has a story about each animal - and which and how they were rescued.
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Brooks H.recommends
July 18, 2021
1800s Old West Camping
Unique Experience
Neat little town, lots of eclectic old buildings on a little animal farm. We loved looking through the old buildings redone inside for guests to stay in with claw foot tubs and lots of old town charm. Would definitely recommend for a couple on a weekend retreat.
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