Packaged Vacation Options
A family vacation can be tricky to plan if you are trying to accommodate a variety of different tastes in outdoor activities. Fortunately Swan Mountain Outfitters, along with our business partners, have teamed up to offer a wide range of guided Montana trips that the whole family will enjoy.
Vacation packages are a great way to get it all done while saving yourself some money and the hassle of having to call multiple different providers to set up all the activities your family wants to do:
Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Swan Mountain Outfitters is pleased to offer a few great ways to save money while enjoying Glacier and tipping our hats to the wonderful work the National Park Service has done over the last 100 years:
Centennial Ride, Wine & Dine
This unique package gives you a taste of everything. Enjoy a leisurely one hour horseback ride from our West Glacier Corral, followed by a hot meal at our Crown of the Continent Discovery Center and a glass of Huckleberry Wine. (Don’t worry beer lovers! You can substitute a pint of locally brewed beer for the wine.)
Glacier Triple Crown Discount
Get 10% off your total reservation when you book a ride at all three of our in-Park corrals: Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier. See three unique areas of the Park from the back of a horse, while saving money at the same time!
5 Day Best of Glacier Tour
We are honored to be a part of this one of a kind package, organized by Glacier Guides, that provides an opportunity to experience many of Glacier National Park’s bucket list adventures. Highlights of the trip include an open air Red Bus Tour, hiking on the Continental Divide, horseback riding in the Many Glacier Valley, a scenic boat tour on Two Medicine Lake, a night on the Blackfeet Nation in a teepee, and whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Each day offers a chance to explore a different valley in Glacier, and the hikes range from 3 to 5 miles in length.
In the evenings, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history, wildlife and people of the park from expert naturalist guides and park rangers.
This is a vehicle assisted camping trip, and all the camping gear you need will be provided. After each day’s adventures, you’ll come back to hot showers (except the first night), a warm campfire, and a mouthwatering gourmet meal. After dinner you can watch the stars come out, then retire to a comfy tent tucked away in the aspens. Meals are cooked with delicious organic ingredients and fresh local produce, and Glacier Guides prides themselves on their amazing campfire culinary skills.
Dates: 7/25/16 – 8/9/16
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Cost: $1750 per person, does not include $15 entrance fee or guide gratuities.
Special: $200 of the trip cost will be donated to the National Park Service.
For more information, read through the detailed itinerary. To book this trip, please call Glacier Guides at (406) 387-5555.
Saddle Paddle Trips
Horseback rides in and around Glacier National Park are one of the best ways to explore the area’s hidden treasures. But, on a hot summer day, what could be better than a horseback ride in the morning followed by a whitewater rafting trip in the afternoon? Swan Mountain Outfitters is pleased to offer saddle paddle vacation packages with all four Glacier rafting companies:
Though our standard saddle paddle trip consists of a two hour horseback ride combined with a three to four hour rafting trip on the Flathead River, we are more than happy to customize the trip to ensure that your dream family adventure vacation becomes a reality. Check out our Saddle Paddle Packages page for more details.
Overnight Saddle and Fish Package
This three day package allows guests to enjoy a day and a half of horseback riding along with a day and a half of fly fishing! You’ll begin your adventure by checking into the West Glacier Corral at 12000 Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936 at 9:00 in the morning. While we go over important safety information with you, our experienced guides will be packing up your gear in preparation for our overnight excursion. We will spend the day exploring the forest, enjoying a hearty lunch on the trail and taking in the beauty of the West side skyline of Glacier. In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive at our Outfitter Camp, complete with wall tents and a fire pit. You’ll have time to get settled before indulging in a traditional cowboy dinner with all the trimmings. You’ll cap off the night , fireside, gazing at more stars than you ever knew existed. The next morning, we’ll have our fill of a hearty Montana breakfast before hitting the trail for an easy morning ride back to the Corral.
At noon, your fly fishing guide will pick you up at the Corral and bring you to Great Northern Resort for a light lunch before you depart on your exciting fly fishing trip. This custom fishing trip enables Great Northern Guides to offer a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each angler. Their experienced fishing guides know the river intimately and look forward to sharing that knowledge with you. Truly unspoiled, the region teems with fish and wildlife of all kinds. The Great Northern chef has her own organic garden from which she sources her vegetables, and the meat comes from local, responsible farms. Her delicious gourmet food is healthy, but hearty at the same time and there is no better way to enjoy your meals than in the peaceful environment that is the wilderness in Northwest Montana! All camping and fishing gear is included, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Cost: all inclusive package price is $1,150 per person, with a 2 person minimum. Prices do not include a 7% River Access Fee or guide gratuities. A Montana fishing license is required for each angler and can be purchased online or at nearby gas stations. The cost is $25 per person for a two day license. Call (800) 735-7897 to book now!
Glacier Gateway Ride and Massage Package
Saddle up for a two hour trail ride out of West Glacier Corral. As you ride through the lush lodgepole and aspen forest, you will enjoy views of Strawberry and Desert Mountain as well as brief vistas into the West side of Glacier National Park. After your two hour horseback adventure, you’ll head back to the Belton Chalet, where you will check into a historic lodge room. Once checked in you will relax and rejuvenate tired muscles with a one hour massage (one person), or two half hour massages (for two people). This unique package is available from June 20th through September 20th. This is a special online promotion. Call the Belton today at (406) 888-5000 for your reservations and let the adventure begin!
Cost: $399; double occupancy, tax included
Fishing Northwest Montana
The Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River make a great day of fishing for many Glacier visitors. Why not combine it with a fishing float trip with Swan Mountain Outfitters down the Swan River? The Swan River is also wild and scenic, and presents a very different fishing experience than the Flathead. You will fish one day on the Flathead River and one on the Swan River.
Overnight Saddle and Lodging Package
This package allows you to experience the ruggedness and true Montana character of an Outfitter Camp and the luxury of a beautiful Glacier Park Resort by combining an overnight horseback trip with a two night stay in Great Northern Resorts lovely log cabins.
Your overnight horseback trip will run exactly as described above in the Overnight Saddle and Fish Package. Once your return from your camping adventure, you’ll check in to your handsome, log chalet accommodations complete with a full kitchen, dishes, cookware and linens. There you can clean up, relax and begin planning the next phase of your vacation because Great Northern Resort serves as a perfect base for exploring beautiful Glacier National Park. It’s a great feeling to know that after a full day of Glacier Country adventure you have first class logding to come home to. There is only a 2 night minimum stay instead of the standard 3 night minimum if you book this package!
Cost: Horseback trip is $300 per person. $520 for two nights (one bedroom chalet); $590 for two nights (two bedroom chalet). Prices do not include 7% Montana Lodging Tax.
The Ultimate Adventurer’s Vacation
For those looking for the finest of Montana Adventure vacations, look no further. Lucky vacationers selecting this trip will first go on a three day, two night float trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with one of our rafting company partners. We will then pick you up and bring you to Swan Mountain Outfitters’ base camp in the Swan Valley for a three day two night horseback pack trip into the Bob Marshall. This combines the very best features of a float and horseback vacation into one vacation package. Availability of these one-of-a-kind trips is very limited.
The beauty of packaged vacation options is that the sky is the limit in terms of the possibilities. From unique lodging options in the backcountry chalets or old historic hotels to guided trips to the best Montana fly fishing holes, we can combine our Glacier National Park horseback rides with nearly any activity to make your family vacation truly unique and memorable.