Normally we’d steer clear of a deal called “Red Neck Bailout,” but this one is too good to pass up: This summer, Lazy E-L Ranch, in Roscoe, Montana, is offering wrangler-wannabes a 50-percent discount on weeklong stays, knocking the starting price per person from $1,895 to about $950 (covers six nights and all meals). The 108-year-old cattle ranch sits on 12,000 acres of rolling terrain beneath the Beartooth Mountains and sleeps guests in three old-but-plush cabins (past visitors include Roy Rogers and Robert Redford). Spend your mornings herding cattle on horseback—Lazy E-L has some 2,300 yearlings to tend—and afternoons however you please. You can hike the Beartooths, raft the nearby Stillwater, or cast to trout on the ranch’s West Rosebud River. Yellowstone’s East Gate Entrance is also less than two hours away….
THE CATCH: Cabins are booking up fast and only certain weeks remain from now through the end of September—your best bet is to call the ranch directly and ask about what’s left. Also, the discount applies to the maximum price for each cabin. So if, for example, you book the three-person cabin, which typically costs $5,685 ($1,895 x 3), expect to pay half of that ($2,842.50), even if you only have two people in your party.
I’M IN: Visit lazyel.com or contact 406-328-6858
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