Pitch a tent or pull your camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains. Camp at the Aspen grove or in the meadow. Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15. Seasonally, a preset up tent with queen size mattress is available. (Check for availability when you message me so c
Pitch a tent or pull your camper to a valley with views of the Elkhorn Mountains. Camp at the Aspen grove or in the meadow. Cow Dog Camp is almost exactly half way between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, located at the cross roads of Hwy 69 and I15. Seasonally, a preset up tent with queen size mattress is available. (Check for availability when you message me so can get clean sheets on for you if available. Use your own sleeping bags/blankets). Day trips from Cow Dog Camp include Ringing Rocks, Bannack, Virginia City, Old Prison Museum in Deer lodge, Lewis and Clark Caverns. Several Hot Springs are within a days trip: Boulder Hot Springs, (5 minutes away), Fairmont outside of Butte, Broadwater in Helena, and Jackson. There are many trailheads, old railroads/tunnels, and boundless opportunities in the national forests surrounding Boulder, MT. Let's not forget the breweries! Several breweries make for several different day trip loops one can make going in any different, stopping every 1-2 hours at a new brewhouse. Enjoy prominent views of Crow peak, Bull Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain. Land is undeveloped at this point, except around the main house. A Seasonal stream, accessible by maintained flat trail, flows through the north side of the property with Aspen. Active ranch land borders the north, east, and south sides of the property with views of cattle year round. An irrigation canal borders the east side of the property. Elk, fox, Bald Eagle, and variety of birds are often seen. If you have a special or general request, just ask us! We may be able to accommodate and are looking for ways to make your stay enjoyable! Our land is situated at the end of town. To the west you will see the town of Boulder, but turn any other direction and it feels like open land! We are accessible year round. Porta potties are available seasonally in the two city parks within walking distance of the property: Baseball diamonds directly across from land and East Side Park, (head north west on Sherman to access both, East Side Park is intersection of East 2nd and Parsons), with maintained lawn, playground, and the developing forest garden. You can refresh yourself at The Boulder Hot Springs just a 5 minute drive to the south. Enjoy the rich history of that building: indoor and outdoor pools. Borrow one of our bikes and enjoy a ride to The Boulder Hot Springs through beautiful ranch land, take a cruise and play tennis at the free seasonal tennis courts, (ask & we will lend racquets and balls, we will also lend a croquet set for use!), cruise to Downtown Boulder, bike along the Boulder River or around the beautiful country roads all accessible from Cow Dog Camp. Two ghost towns within an easy drive of location: Comet, (10 miles) and Elkhorn, (18 miles), that offer history and photographic opportunity. Both open year round and not the touristy type. You often will be the only one soaking up the space, the quiet, and the moment. Boulder is also home to the Free Enterprise Radon Health mine and several more just 8 miles down the road in Basin. Basin is another interesting town with an amazing pizza joint, The Silver Saddle: local bar/restaurant, and health opportunities. Situated between Butte and Helena, lots of opportunity to drive to the "city" and explore the rich historical heritages of each, enjoy food, and shopping. Architecture in both are amazing, especially "uptown" Butte. Plenty of birding opportunities in the lower valley, (Sandhill cranes, magpie, Western Tanagers, Eagles and other raptors, etc). During the winter free cross country trails and snow mobile access abound. Hunting in the Boulder Valley and Elkhorn area is considered some of the best in Southwest Montana as is the fishing. Fishing is also very popular. Get lost in the quiet on your own little stretch of the Boulder River or among the many quiet roads and national forest. Boulder has a diverse population of approx. 1200 that has an active community of volunteers, a developing forest garden, amazing library, grocery store, heritage center, a few restaurants, two bars, and gas station all walkable from Cow Dog Camp. To the south, an active fairground with old fashioned carousel that comes alive for events, free Tai-Chi classes at the library, free seasonal tennis courts, several city parks, skate park, and nothing beats a Windsor steak! Boulder is a quiet town with great night sky views and a very welcoming population of locals. We will gladly provide a gas or charcoal grill upon request, tables, and camp chairs. Bicycles, tennis racquets, and croquet set also available upon request. Safe drinkable water is provided and you will be shown where and how to access. Your pets are welcome, including horses! The entire property is fenced. Depending on time of year/fire danger some fires may be permitted. Please ask first. Think of any thing else we can do for you? Just ask!
- Check in: After 8AM
- Check out: Before 8PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Near by lakes in the Helena Area: Canyon Ferry, the overflow reservoir, Holter lake, etc. Approx. 40 miles away to Canyon Ferry.
Great Free groomed cross country trails in Elkhorn, MT (37 miles), great trails in surrounding national forest, not groomed, b...Read more
The lower valley offers ample opportunities especially for birding: Checkout Quaintance lane, a short loop with beautiful view...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Cow Dog Camp, Boulder MT in Montana.
A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. We have three cattle dogs, whom are good dogs but occasiona...Read more
A large portion of the property is surrounded by active ranch land. Additionally, we have chickens which are contained but are...Read more
One can pull a trailer in a complete circle through property.
The vibe at Cow Dog Camp, Boulder MT
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Cow Dog Camp exceeded our expectations! Crystal met us on arrival even though we got in late in the evening and showed us everything we needed to know about the site. It was such a welcome surprise to sleep in a big tent on a super comfy mattress Crystal had already set up after weeks of sleeping in our tiny two-person with our dog. Crystal and her husband were so hospitable, and we would love to stay there again!
Great hosts, beautiful place!
Crystal was absolutely wonderful! Because of a traffic jam, we didn't get there until much later than expected. She was communicative and patient with us and was there to greet us and show us around despite the late hour. The property is BEAUTIFUL and immaculately maintained. We truly had a wonderful stay- 10/10 would reccomend.
Beautiful, dog-friendly spot!
We had a perfect overnight here on our road trip to Colorado. We came in later than expected and didn't get to explore much, but Crystal was very welcoming and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. We went to the hot springs, which was nice on a cold/windy night. Outhouse was nice (it's not fully-equipped yet, but you can pee in it for now!), and my dog had the time of her life running around. :)