Glamping tents at Norwegian wood ranch Helena, MT. Queen size beds, beautiful creek side setting, golf, bar and grill on site! I/2 mile from canyon ferry lake!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Glamping Tents on 80 Acre Ranch in Montana.
River, stream, or creek
Creek that runs through our entire property with a swimming hole for swimming and fishing!
The vibe at Glamping Tents on 80 Acre Ranch
Places to see near Rene R.’s Land
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I've driven through Helena a number of times, but never once have I stopped for more than coffee or gas until visiting Norwegian Wood...and I'm so glad I did. Once out of the center of town, the countryside scenery unfolds and takes you along the winding perimeter of Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana's third largest body of water.
As I pulled into Norwegian Wood, I was warmly greeted by Rene and his 6 month old labradoodle, Willow. Rene directed me to my tent and encouraged me to explore the property, telling me where I could find the golf course, the small fishing pond and all the different animals that call the ranch home. The tent was clean and cozy, and you could hear the creek trickling by steps away from the front deck. A trail follows the creek up to a small dam & fishing pond, and my pup Dylan and I enjoyed splashing in the water on the hotter-than-normal afternoon.
Wild turkeys wandered the property, and Dylan and I made frequent visits to the resident mascot, Bacon the pig. Rene was also kind enough to give us a ride on his atv so we could find his Scottish Highland cows (moments after meeting him, I excitedly told him how it was one of my goals to own a mini Scottish Highland one day). As we drove around, I noted how many great camp spots there were with panoramic views of the mountains.
The four glamping tents share an outhouse and a propane-run shower, however you can also use the restroom at the restaurant on-site when it's open. As much as I love a good camp meal, the Highland Bar & Grill is steps away from the tents and serves dinner Wednesdays through Sundays; wine, mussels and steak sure do complement a glamping experience.
With tons of hiking in the Helena National Forest, boating and fishing in nearby Canyon Ferry Lake, golfing on the ranch, the bar & grill, and the center of town not far away, you could really make your experience there as relaxed or active as you wanted it to be. It felt like the perfect place for a little romantic getaway (either with your partner or just solo...cause sometimes you gotta treat yo'self).
I can't wait to go back in the springtime and see the ranch all green and lush...and hopefully with a couple more baby Scottish Highland cows.
Worth the price ??
The property was surrounded by a beautiful landscape full of wildflowers & mountains! Our tent was clean, functional & unique. However, we never met our host during our entire stay (even though there was supposed to be a meet & greet) which really hindered our experience. Rene communicated well that we were allowed to roam his entire property which would have been nice if we knew what was his property, so we only got to see about one mile of it. We also wanted to swim at the swimming hole on the property because the beach areas were packed full of people or charged to be at the beach, but when we asked the host where it was he communicated that the closest spot was the local Jo Bonner campground down the road. The host owns a wonderful piece of land that offers a lot to do, we just wish our stay would have allowed us to have that experience.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Norwegian Wood Ranch Glamping sites- our canvas tent was very clean and well put together with everything we needed. There was fresh water, good lighting, trash, and the bed was great. We really enjoyed hanging out at the on site bar/restaurant the night we arrived, as well as exploring the farm during the day (and meeting the Scottish Highland Cows)- Rene the host is really great and a pleasure to chat with.
Rene's place was super cool and very unique. The tent was lovely and comfortable, and the land was beautiful. We were able to grab a beer at the on-site bar when we showed up, and chatted with Rene for a while. He's a great host and they've got an awesome spot!
I LOVED my stay here! I really enjoyed roaming the beautiful land with my dog and a cup of coffee in the morning- the pond and waterfall were my favorite spots. The bed was very comfy and I slept like a rock. Rene has really thought of everything is super friendly, which I appreciated. After doing a lot of camping and driving it was really nice to treat myself to a 'glamping' experience and sleep 'indoors' in a real bed. Would definitely reocomend. :)
Awesome camping getaway
We loved Rene and his place! It was the perfect stop for us to stop and spend the night. Upon arriving we met Rene and helped get us all set up. 10/10 would recommend.
Everything was as expected. Rene could not have been nicer and more helpful. The shower was a bit rough at first but it worked fine for both my wife and I. We would return if ever in the area again.